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Case Study Demonstrates Benefits of a Primary Care-based Accountable Care Organization

Jan 6, 2011 - A San Antonio accountable care organization with a network of patient-centered medical home clinics but no hospital is providing comprehensive, high quality and efficient health care services that improve patient care and outcomes. That’s a conclusion to be drawn from Case Study of a ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/pcmh-acho-study.html

Policy Brief Looks at FPs' Working Relationships with NPs, PAs

Jun 18, 2013 - Nearly 60 percent of family physicians work with nurse practitioners (NPs) physician assistants (PAs) or certified nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide a team-based model of care, which will be increasingly important as millions more people in the United States receive health insurance ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130618rgcteampolicy.html

Bipartisan Teaching Health Center Bill Is Vital to Workforce

Jul 26, 2017 - Without congressional action, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program will expire Sept. 30. A newly introduced bill to extend funding has support from both sides of the aisle.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170725thcgmebill.html

Resolution No. 301 (Kentucky A) - Impact of Price Transparency on Quality of Care of ...

May 7, 2015 - This resolution encourages the Robert Graham Center to develop a study protocol to evaluate the Impact of Price Transparency on Quality of Care of Rural Citizens, and use the results of a study protocol to evaluate the impact of price transparency on quality of care of rural citizens ...

About AAFP : Governance

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2014/resolutions/kentucky-a.mem.html

Geographic Distribution of Primary Care Physicians Affects Health Care, Says Policy Brief

Jun 20, 2013 - Although the United States suffers from a well-known shortage of primary care physicians, an even greater challenge facing U.S. health care is the uneven geographic distribution of primary care physicians. These distribution problems underscore the need for policies to increase both the...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20130620geodistpolicy.html

Press Center -- News Releases and Statements

Jul 8, 2015 - The Press Center includes news releases, statements, and media kits from the AAFP Public Relations division.

Press Center

https://www.aafp.org/media-center.html

Robert Graham Center 2014-2015 Annual Report

...ROBERT GRAHAM CENTER | 1 | ANNUAL REPORT Letter from the Director RGC Turns 15 Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up - TOM STOPPARD When Larry Green, Lisa Klein, and Ed Fryer opened the Robert Graham Center in the basement of a Massachusetts Avenue rowhouse in the...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/about/annual-reports/RGCAnnualReport2014-2015.pdf

Robert Graham Center 2015 Telehealth Report

...Robert Graham Center | Family Physicians and Telehealth Final Project Report | page 2 Funded by Anthem, Inc. October 30, 2015 Health care delivery in the United States is experiencing a convulsive transformation during the early decades of the 21st century with the...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/reports/RGC%202015%20Telehealth%20Report.pdf

Panelists Say ACOs Show Positive Influence on Cost, Care

Dec 6, 2016 - Speakers at a forum hosted by the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care said accountable care organizations offer a glimpse into the future of value-based payment.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20161206grahamacos.html

Robert Graham Center Health Policy Fellowship

...policy and/or health services research ♦ U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Application 1. Please submit a personal statement describing your interests and goals for this fellowship in less than 500 words. 2. Current Curriculum Vitae. 3. Two letters of support, including...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/scholars-fellows/fellowship-brochure.pdf

Four Days of Family Medicine Advocacy

May 15, 2018 - Hundreds of family physicians and medical students will be in Washington, D.C., next week for the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks ahead at the popular event.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180515itt_fmas.html

Resolution No. 604 (Utah A) - CMS Funding for Graduate Medical Education -- Congress of...

Oct 26, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians dedicate resources to engage the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in requiring that a specified proportion of Graduate Medical Education funding be dedicated to the training of family medicine physicians, and ...

About AAFP : Governance

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/utah-a.mem.html

Solo, Small Practices Need Help Achieving PCMH Certification

Apr 13, 2015 - According to new research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, fewer solo and small family medicine practices seek patient-centered medical home certification than do larger practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150413pcmhcert.html

Robert Graham, MD, Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 14, 2011 - ORLANDO, Fla. - Robert Graham, MD, director of the Aligning Forces for Quality Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and professor of family medicine at the University of Cincinnati, today was awarded the 2011 John G. Walsh Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/robertgraham-johngwalshaward.html

News in Brief: Week of March 30-April 3

Apr 3, 2015 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: FDA Warns of Risks Tied to Homeopathic Asthma Products, USPSTF Says Evidence Insufficient for Thyroid Dysfunction Screening, Check Out New National Clinician Scholars Program, Take Part in Open Payments National Provider Call, and Graham ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20150403wklynwsbrfs.html

Policy Analysis: Healthy People, Healthy Communities Require Strong Primary Care

May 4, 2010 - Successful health care reform relies on building up primary care infrastructure, particularly in moving to more comprehensive models such as the patient-centered medical home.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/grahamcenter.html

Workforce Reform

Mar 6, 2017 - Read AAFP's recommendations of the reforms needed to address the family physician workforce.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/workforce-reform.html

Advancing Health Equity: Principles to Address the Social Determinants of Health in ...

May 2, 2018 - Read the AAFP's policy on principles to address the social determinants of health in alternative payment models.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/socialdeterminants-paymentmodels.html

New Online Mapper Highlights Physician Shortage Areas

Nov 7, 2014 - A new interactive online mapping tool provides detail about physician shortage areas throughout the United States, including information regarding where physicians and nonphysician health care professionals are located. The Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141107amamapper.html

Telemedicine Can Build Bridge to Expanded Health Care, Say Panelists

Feb 5, 2014 - As more individuals obtain health insurance, the debate about how to provide greater access to care at a reasonable cost becomes ever more relevant. Now, telemedicine is emerging as a crucial building block in the delivery of care, according to panelists at a recent forum in Washington ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140205rgctelemedicineforum.html

State Workforce Projections Document Future Demand for Primary Care Physicians

Oct 7, 2013 - The AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care recently issued primary care physician workforce projections for each state for the next 25 years, thus putting important informational and advocacy tools in the hands of policymakers, advocates and ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20131007wrkforceproject.html

New Family Physicians Tend to Settle Close to Training Sites

Nov 20, 2013 - Although it's long been thought that family medicine residency program graduates settle close to their residency training sites, new research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care confirms that claim.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20131120rgcfmgrads.html

Study: One in 15 FPs Spends Considerable Time in ER, Urgent Care

Sep 10, 2014 - Overall, about one out of every 15 family physicians devotes at least 80 percent of his or her time to emergency or urgent care, according to researchers at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, with those in remote areas taking on a higher ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140910rgc-eranalysis.html

Using Maps to Strengthen Your Case: A Robert Graham Center Deep Dive

...The Robert Graham Center  The American Academy of Family Physician’s Center for Policy Research  Editorial Independence  Primary Care Workforce and Maldistribution Studies Cost of Practice Transformation  State level analysis for assessing health care shortages  Emphasis on...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/presentations/Finnegan-CCNC-Esri-Presentation%20(2).pdf

Barriers Hindering Use of Telemedicine

Dec 8, 2015 - Family physicians see promise in telemedicine, but numerous barriers -- including payment issues -- impede the technology's adoption. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/barriers_hindering_use_of_telemedicine.html

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