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Updated: 58 min 16 sec ago
A new initiative launched by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation stresses compassionate, collaborative and team-based care.
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.
A final rule on Medicaid home health services includes a mandatory physician/patient face-to-face encounter.
Panelists at a recent event discussed challenges linked to achieving health care connectivity, including primary care physicians' frustration with electronic health records.
A recent report shows that the patient-centered medical home model is making headway on reducing costs and improving patient care.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
The AAFP brought the family physician perspective to a meeting on opioid abuse that the White House hosted recently.
CMS recently announced approval of a simplified application process for physicians to apply for meaningful use hardship exemptions.