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

    Wednesday Oct 10 | 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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  2. Payment Tops FPs' Agenda at Town HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 8 | 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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  3. AAFP Joins Opposition to Sweeping 'Public Charge' ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Budget Bill Addresses Important Primary Care PrioritiesRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The budget bill that Congress passed and President Trump signed March 23 as the clock ran down on federal funding supports important primary care initiatives, but leaves one important patient need unsettled. The Consolidated Appropriations Act "moves in the right direction on addressing violence involving a gun and the opioid misuse crisis," AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan., said in a statement issued the same day.

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  14. FDA Proposes Reducing Nicotine in Combustible CigarettesRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Cigarette smoking kills about 480,000 Americans every year, according to 2014 estimates from the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. Pointing to the known dangers of these tobacco products, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., noted in the current statement that cigarettes are the only legal consumer product that, when used as intended, will kill half of all long-term users.

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  15. Family Medicine Reaches New High in 2018 NRMP MatchRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The results are in for the 2018 National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match, and this year's numbers highlight some significant accomplishments for family medicine. The Schwab family is all smiles today at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City after learning that dad, Tyson, matched to the Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency in Provo; Schwab's wife, Danielle, daughter Ila and son Koen join in the celebration.

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  16. HIPAA: Answers to Your Frequently Asked QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has seemed to elicit more questions than answers. When HIPAA's privacy rule was initially proposed in 1999, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services received more than 52,000 public comments and questions about it, and there was “substantial confusion and misunderstanding” about how the rule would operate and “great concern” over its complexity.

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  17. Federal Budget Deal Brings Wins for Family MedicineRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The Bipartisan Budget Act that was signed into law on Feb. 9 didn't just carry the federal government past a series of stopgap funding measures, it enacted support for many AAFP priorities that will help family physicians and the nearly 200 million patients they care for. AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan., praised specific elements of the budget that support essential primary care initiatives.

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  18. Key Health Programs Need Funding Now, AAFP Tells CongressRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2018 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The AAFP is turning up the heat on Congress to give four essential health programs the long-term funding they require, reminding legislators that each one depends on the other three to avoid destabilizing the nation's health care system. Although a new effort would extend Children's Health Insurance Program funding for six years, the other programs have been left out.

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  19. Word Ban Harms CDC Work to Protect Public Health, AAFP WarnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2017 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Precise communication is absolutely essential to physicians and scientists, and any attempt to restrict the terms they use for political purposes will make it far more difficult for them to fulfill their mission of protecting the public health, the AAFP warned today. The administration has ordered the CDC not to use the terms "evidence-based," "science-based," "transgender," "fetus," "vulnerable," "diversity" or "entitlement" in documents for next year's budget, according to The Washington Post.

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