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  1. AAFP Offers Senate Suggestions for Improved Primary CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    In recent written testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the AAFP outlined four interwoven pathways to improving primary care. touted advanced primary care models, stressed the importance of social determinants of health initiatives, and expressed continued support for direct primary care practices and the Independence at Home program.

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  2. Academy Objects to Harmful 'Public Charge' Rule ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    U.S. public health -- particularly that of children -- is jeopardized by the administration's proposed Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds rule, the AAFP told the Department of Homeland Security in a Dec. 3 letter. As written, the regulation "not only threatens our patients' health but will also significantly increase uncompensated costs to the health care system and U.S. taxpayers as deferred care leads to more complex medical and public health challenges," the Academy told HHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the letter, which was signed by Board Chair Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan.

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  3. Pennsylvania Moves to Cut Administrative Burden on MATRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Pennsylvania is clearing a path for patients ready to ask primary care physicians for help treating opioid-use disorder. And those doctors will reclaim potentially life-saving time previously spent on administrative burden.

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  4. Academy Warns of Danger in Proposed SAFE Vehicles RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    A proposed revision to federal vehicle emission standards may go by the acronym SAFE -- for Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient -- but it would be a dangerous and costly weakening of good regulation. That's the sharp message in a letter the AAFP sent to Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency's acting administrator.

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  5. AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their PracticesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Family physicians must have the flexibility to collaborate with other physicians and health care professionals to provide team-based, patient-centered care that incorporates new technologies and focuses on reducing the total cost of care. Not so obvious that the Academy didn't spell out that imperative -- verbatim -- to HHS' Office of Inspector General in a recent letter.

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  6. AAFP Urges Modifications to CMS' Proposed ACO RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    In the letter, signed by AAFP Board Chair Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan., the AAFP was particularly adamant about two specific changes and strongly urged CMS to The AAFP pointed out that family physicians participate in both the Medicare Shared Savings Program and accountable care organizations , and provide the lion's share of preventive care and wellness services to millions of Medicare patients around the country. "We are committed to working with CMS to further develop and implement physician-led, primary care focused models that increase participation in value-based care and payment models," said the AAFP.

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  7. Guidance Updated on Transition of Youth to Adult Health CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    To address this gap, the AAFP joined the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians in updating a joint clinical report, "Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home," which calls on clinicians to establish a structured process to ensure a planned transition from pediatric to adult health care as part of routine care for adolescents and young adults. Published online Oct. 22 in Pediatrics, this clinical report updates the three medical organizations' 2011 clinical report of the same name and provides new practice-based quality improvement guidance on key elements of transition: planning, transfer and integration into adult care.

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  8. AAFP Nudges ONC Toward EHR InteroperabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Someday you might see it: a 13-letter crossword fill, clued as "What health IT systems should be but still are not." The real-life puzzle of interoperability remains unsolved, but the Academy has once again filled in some blanks for a questioning federal agency.

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  9. COD Addresses Medical Aid in Dying, Institutional RacismRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates here addressed a number of issues related to direct patient care and other clinical topics, including medical aid in dying and institutional racism in health care. General registrant Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., of Tucson, Ariz., gives emotional testimony about one of four resolutions on medical aid in dying brought before the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science during the 2018 Congress of Delegates, saying his mother had just passed away.

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  10. Payment Tops FPs' Agenda at Town HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The United States spends twice as much on health care as other developed countries but gets worse outcomes. During a Town Hall meeting here Oct. 7 before the Congress of Delegates opened, AAFP leaders said they are working to increase primary care's share of this investment, which would reduce overall costs and improve outcomes.

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  11. AAFP Joins Opposition to Sweeping 'Public Charge' ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    22 would put a "governmental barrier" between physicians and their patients, the AAFP and four other physician organizations warned. The change would allow the government to deny permanent residency to immigrants who use Medicare Part D, Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and certain other benefits.

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  12. AAFP Supports 'ACT for Better Diagnosis' InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    13 and aims to improve the diagnostic process by calling on organizations to identify and spread practical steps to better ensure diagnoses are accurate, communicated and timely. "Quality patient care is at the core of family medicine," AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan., said of the Academy's work in this area.

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  13. AAFP, Rhode Island Medical Board Pioneer New CME BenefitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    That's because the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has begun excluding AAFP members from its biennial CME audit for license renewals. "Commencing with this year's audit, AAFP members holding a Rhode Island medical license will not be audited," wrote AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan., and Rhode Island AFP President Philip Salko, M.D., in a Sept.

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  14. Title X Change Would Threaten Evidence-based Care, AAFP WarnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    A change to Title X regulations that the administration is proposing would "force family physicians to omit important and accurate medical information necessary for our patients to make timely, fully informed decisions," the AAFP is warning. "This encroaches on physicians' codes of ethics and responsibilities to our patients," AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan., said in a July 26 statement.

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  15. Authors See Crucial Role for Primary Care in Opioid EpidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Three articles published in the July 5 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine suggest a common-sense weapon against opioid-use disorder and the stigma of addiction: well-mobilized family physicians. by Sarah Wakeman, M.D., and Michael Barnett, M.D., establishes the urgency of the problem.

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  16. 99213 or 99214? Tips for Navigating the Coding ConundrumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Perhaps one of the most confounding aspects of evaluation and management coding is the distinction between a 99213 and a 99214 visit. Some may view this as a distinction without a difference, but medical practices that confuse the two codes either forfeit revenue earned or risk penalties for upcoding.

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  17. AAFP, Other Groups Issue Joint Principles on Opioid CrisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The AAFP this week teamed up with five other medical organizations to release guidance titled "Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Joint Principles," The other organizations that adopted these principles are the American Academy of Pediatrics , American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists , American College of Physicians , American Osteopathic Association , and American Psychiatric Association . Together, the groups represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students.

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  18. Legislators Named First Congressional Primary Care ChampionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    In October 2015, a Connecticut physician named Ramindra Walia, M.D., went to Washington, D.C., and told a roomful of his peers and a handful of lawmakers a story about a young woman who worked at a gas station. At 21, the woman had already endured five years of pain and inconclusive consultations with subspecialists.

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  19. AAFP Urges Swift Passage of Primary Care Patient Protection ActRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The AAFP this week called on Congress to pass the recently introduced Primary Care Patient Protection Act, which would make it easier for patients with high-deductible health plans to see their primary care physicians. on May 17. It would require HDHPs to cover two primary-care office visits each plan year.

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  20. Share Your Feedback on Continuing Board CertificationRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    If you'd like to offer your insight on the current state of continuing board certification and how it can best evolve to truly serve the needs of physicians and their patients, here's your chance. You have until May 11 to take advantage of a survey opportunity "It's no secret that many family physicians have strongly held beliefs about the current process of continuing board certification," said AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan.

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