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Mar
2

Immunizations Take Top Billing in Meeting With Surgeon General

Two top federal officials met with AAFP Board members to discuss public health and expanding access to medical care.

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Mar
2

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Renamed and Redefined

The Institute of Medicine released a Feb. 10 report proposing new diagnostic criteria for the condition commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as renaming it systemic exertion intolerance disease.

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Mar
2

House Members Offer Support for Primary Care Issues

AAFP leaders last week met with two House lawmakers about major issues affecting primary care.

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Feb
27

Primary Care, Family Medicine Shine in 2015 Osteopathic Match

Primary care and family medicine were big winners in the 2015 osteopathic match results announced recently by the American Osteopathic Association.

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Feb
25

Proposed Dietary Guidance Draws Scrutiny

Findings from the recently released 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report offer no real surprises and shed light on the causes of the current obesity epidemic, says one FP expert.

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Feb
25

CMS Pushes MU Attestation, PQRS Reporting Deadlines to March 20

CMS has pushed the meaningful use attestation deadline for the Medicare EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program to March 20.

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Feb
25

Cigarettes Linked to More Deaths Than Previously Thought

A study published online Feb. 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that about 17 percent of excess deaths in smokers were caused by diseases not previously linked to smoking cigarettes.

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Feb
25

VA Payments for Physicians in New Program Fall Short of Expectations

According to an interim final rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs, payments to physicians who participate in the Veterans Choice Program are set below Medicare rates.

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Feb
24

News in Brief: Week of Feb. 23-27

This roundup includes the following news briefs: Duodenoscopes Linked to Bacterial Infections, FDA Warns; Help CMS Test Innovations in Advanced Primary Care; and Conference on Practice Improvement Seeks Presentation Ideas.

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Feb
23

AAFP Joins Unified Effort on Gun Violence, Physician Free Speech

The AAFP and seven other health professional organizations joined the American Bar Association in calling for policies to reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths and to protect physicians' free speech rights.

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Feb
23

AAMC Releases Inaugural Report on Residents

The Association of American Medical Colleges recently released the inaugural issue of a comprehensive report on U.S. medical students and residents.

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Feb
20

AAFP's Work With NCQA Is Seeing Results

With input from the AAFP, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is planning big changes to its patient-centered medical home recognition process.

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Feb
18

AAFP to CMS: Guard Against Narrow Networks in Medicare Advantage

The AAFP is asking CMS to take stronger action against insurance companies that decide to limit their Medicare Advantage plans' provider networks.

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Feb
18

Reports Highlight Importance of Residency Training in Underserved Areas

Two recently published research reports show why it's important to support family medicine residency training where primary care physicians are needed most.

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Feb
18

Proposed CMS Rule on ACOs Draws Sharp Response From AAFP

The AAFP asked CMS to revise a proposed rule for accountable care organizations to encourage more physicians to join and continue to participate.

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Feb
17

Wanted: FPs Schooled in Vaccine Science, Policy

The AAFP is seeking applicants for its 2015 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship program. Two openings are available, and the deadline to apply is March 16.

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Feb
16

AAFP Joins White House Summit on Responding to Medical Emergencies

At a Feb. 10 physicians roundtable hosted by the White House, government officials and health care leaders met to discuss how to best arm bystanders to help during a medical emergency, particularly by stopping life-threatening bleeding.

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Feb
14

People in the News/Awards -- February

A number of AAFP members have received various honors or recognition in the past several months.

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Feb
12

Survey: Most Americans Plan to Change Nutrition, Fitness Habits

Results from a recent survey by Family Medicine for America's Health found that more than 80 percent of Americans plan to change their diet or exercise regimen this year.

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Feb
12

ONC Maps Out Plan to Improve Nation's Health IT

The federal government recently issued a draft document intended to serve as the nation's health IT road map to interoperability.

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