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For the first time in 12 years, true Medicare reform became feasible when the House of Representatives voted March 26 for a full repeal of the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula.
About twice as many military veterans will be eligible to see a physician who is not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under a new standard for measuring the distance from a veteran's home to the nearest VA facility.
HHS has announced its Hypertension Control Challenge Champions for 2014, and family physicians accounted for 60 percent of those chosen.
Physicians and health analysts discussed the importance and challenges of greater integration between primary care and subspecialist physicians at a recent panel hosted by the Brookings Institution.
HHS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released two proposed rules aimed at supporting interoperable health IT nationwide.
The Health is Primary city tour from Family Medicine for America's Health kicked off in Seattle March 19 with family physicians discussing how they are revolutionizing health care in Washington State.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission gave Congress a report that advocates increasing Medicare payments and greater equity for primary care.
The National Resident Matching Program announced the results of the 2015 Match, which showed that 3,060 graduating medical students chose a career in family medicine.
AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., testified this week before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee about electronic health records.
The AAFP is helping members urge Congress to repeal the unpopular Medicare sustainable growth rate formula before March 31 to prevent a looming 21 percent payment cut.
Membership in Iowa's Heartland Rural Physician Alliance has given small independent family physicians the key to accountable care organization opportunities.
A study published March 3 in Annals of Internal Medicine found that low- and high-intensity exercise resulted in similar reductions in abdominal obesity. However, only high-intensity workouts reduced blood glucose.
During a recent forum, a group of health policymakers discussed ways to improve delivery of care and payment for chronic care patients.
The Association of American Medical Colleges recently released a five-year plan -- or road map -- aimed at strengthening the U.S. graduate medical education system.
The AAFP, along with a coalition of stakeholder organizations, released a consensus document on March 12 that highlights the challenges and "red flags" associated with prescribing and dispensing controlled substances.
CMS is creating a new accountable care organization model that will let participants assume more financial risk for more potential rewards.
New research on electronic health record (EHR) adoption rates shows that nonadopters tend to be older than their EHR-savvy colleagues and work in independent solo or two-physician practices.