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Feb
10

New Initiative Supports Compassionate, Collaborative Care

A new initiative launched by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation stresses compassionate, collaborative and team-based care.

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Feb
10

AAFP Endorses Updated OME Guideline From AAO-HNSF

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has updated its clinical practice guideline on otitis media with effusion.

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Feb
10

Senate Committee OKs Bill to Make Health IT More Useful

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has approved a bill meant to address some of the headaches caused by clumsy health IT systems.

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Feb
9

CMS Releases Medicaid Home Health Services Final Rule

A final rule on Medicaid home health services includes a mandatory physician/patient face-to-face encounter.

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Feb
9

FDA Devises Action Plan to Fight Opioid Abuse

The FDA announced it will rethink its approach to opioid medications, focusing on reversing the epidemic while still allowing patients with pain to access effective care.

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Feb
8

Diverse Panel Discusses Past, Present, Future of Health IT

Panelists at a recent event discussed challenges linked to achieving health care connectivity, including primary care physicians' frustration with electronic health records.

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Feb
5

Medical Homes Show Steady Progress Nationally, Report Finds

A recent report shows that the patient-centered medical home model is making headway on reducing costs and improving patient care.

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Feb
5

Suspected Flu in a High-risk Patient? Don't Delay Antiviral Therapy

The CDC is urging physicians to be more proactive in prescribing antiviral medications for severely ill or high-risk patients in whom flu is suspected or confirmed.

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Feb
3

CDC Releases 2016 Immunization Schedules

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the AAFP and others have released the 2016 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

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Feb
3

What Students Want to Know About Family Medicine

American Family Physician recently published an open-access article answering students' most frequently asked questions about family medicine.

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Feb
3

AAFP Urges Senate Group to Change Chronic Care Policy

Before taking action on new policy, a Senate working group sought input from the AAFP and other medical organizations on how to improve chronic care management.

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Feb
3

WHO Declares Public Health Emergency Likely Tied to Zika Virus

The World Health Organization has declared the "recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders" likely linked to the Zika virus a "public health emergency of international concern."

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Feb
2

AAFP NRN Study Sheds Light on Asthma Treatment in Black Adults

A recent study examined treatment options for black adults with asthma, finding no difference between adding tiotropium or a long-acting beta agonist to inhaled corticosteroids.

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Feb
1

Robert Lee, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

The Iowa AFP announces the candidacy of Robert Lee, M.D., of Johnston, for AAFP president-elect.

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Jan
29

AAFP Throws Support Behind Smoke-free Public Housing Proposal

The AAFP is applauding a recent proposal from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that all government-owned housing be declared smoke-free.

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Jan
28

AAFP Invites FPs to Upcoming PQRS Webcast

The AAFP will host a live webcast on Feb. 11 designed to help physicians meet their Physician Quality Reporting System requirements.

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Jan
28

The Uncertain Future of Meaningful Use

AAFP Alliance for eHealth Innovation Director Steven Waldren, M.D., says that although CMS plans to end meaningful use, the program's requirements remain in place.

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Jan
27

Screen All Adults for Depression, Say USPSTF, AAFP

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that all adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, be screened for depression in the primary care setting.

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Jan
27

AAFP Joins White House Conversation on Opioid Abuse

The AAFP brought the family physician perspective to a meeting on opioid abuse that the White House hosted recently.

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Jan
26

MU Hardship Exception Application Process, Round Two

CMS recently announced approval of a simplified application process for physicians to apply for meaningful use hardship exemptions.

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