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Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=55

Proposed Changes to QPP: What You Need to Know

Aug 13, 2018 - Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, MACRA, Quality Payment Programs QPP, MIPS, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, physician payment, Medicare, CMS, Alternative Payment Models

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180814itt_feeschedule2.html

High Demand, Low Supply: Health Centers and the Recruitment of Family Physicians - ...

Aug 1, 2018 - Expansion of the Health Centers Program has been associated with persistent workforce challenges for this critical component of the primary care safety net. In a national survey, 69% of health centers had a family physician (FP) vacancy. Those with FP vacancies reported spending an ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/p146.html

Obesity - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance. This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=19

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity. This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=64

Early Thoughts on the 2019 Fee Schedule

Jul 30, 2018 - AAFP staff members are reviewing the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares some initial reactions based on the Academy's early evaluation of the proposal.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180731itt_feeschedule.html

It's Still the Prices, Stupid

Jul 17, 2018 - High drug prices are driving dramatic increases in health care costs. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at how HHS and the AAFP are responding.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180717itt_drugs.html

Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2018 - ...10/01/2016 Rural Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Depends on Family Physicians [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers] 02/01/2015 Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Methadone Maintenance or Placebo for Opioid Use Disorder [Cochrane for Clinicians] 09/15/2012 Opioid Dependence [Clinical...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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AAFP News - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0715/p78.html

Resolution No. *** (New York State G) - Pharmacy Chain Investors Should Not Set ...

Jul 13, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians request the Robert Graham Center to study the issue of proposed mergers between major health care insurance corporations and large pharmacy retailers as regards to the health of the public and our members’ ability to ...

About AAFP : Governance

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/newyork-g.mem.html

Robert Graham Center Is Vital Tool for Family Medicine

Jul 3, 2018 - The Robert Graham Center recently published a report that offers a treasure trove of facts about family medicine. As the center marks its 19th year, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at how it works to advance primary care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180703itt-rgc.html

AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

Jun 19, 2018 - As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180619ITT_DPC.html

Study: High-deductible Plans May Impede Preventive Care

Jun 12, 2018 - A recent study found that individuals with high-deductible health plans but no health savings accounts are less likely to see primary care physicians, receive preventive care or seek subspecialty services.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180612hdhpstudy.html

AAFP NRN Staff and Committees -- National Research Network

Jun 12, 2018 - Read the biographies and find contact information for NRN staff and advisory group members.

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/staff.html

Key Issues Face Congress Before Summer Recess

Jun 5, 2018 - Congress has a lot of work to do before its summer recess and the mid-term election. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at some key health care issues legislators must address this summer.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180605ITT_recess.html

Follow Day of Action With Year-round Effort

Jun 4, 2018 - Hundreds of family physicians and medical students were on Capitol Hill on May 22. Although lobbying days are important, Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices blog that advocacy requires year-round effort.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180604lv-advocacy.html

Graduate Medical Education

May 30, 2018 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/gme.html

Bill Would Help Patients With High Deductible Plans

May 29, 2018 - Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., have introduced the Primary Care Patient Protection Act of 2018 (H.R. 5858). In the latest In The Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines why the proposed...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180529ITT_PCAct.html

HealthLandscape Introduces Population Health Profiler

May 29, 2018 - HealthLandscape, an innovation the AAFP acquired in 2014, has released its new Community Vital Signs Population Health Profiler, a free tool that could be incredibly helpful for family physicians.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180529pophealthprofiler.html

Webcast: Primary Care Spend

May 25, 2018 - In this webcast, the AAFP leads a discussion around primary care spend and advocacy resources available to chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-primary-care-spend.mem.html

AAFP Urges Swift Passage of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

May 23, 2018 - The AAFP called on Congress to pass the Primary Care Patient Protection Act, which would make it easier for patients with high-deductible health plans to see their primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180523pcppa.html

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

AAFP News - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p630.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

EHR Market Needs Competition, Innovation

May 1, 2018 - Back in 2004, the Bush Administration predicted that electronic health records would help clinicians avoid medical mistakes, reduce costs and improve care within 10 years. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180501ITT_ehrs.html

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