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Two top federal officials met with AAFP Board members to discuss public health and expanding access to medical care.
AAFP leaders last week met with two House lawmakers about major issues affecting primary care.
Primary care and family medicine were big winners in the 2015 osteopathic match results announced recently by the American Osteopathic Association.
CMS has pushed the meaningful use attestation deadline for the Medicare EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program to March 20.
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.
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.
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.
The AAFP is asking CMS to take stronger action against insurance companies that decide to limit their Medicare Advantage plans' provider networks.
Two recently published research reports show why it's important to support family medicine residency training where primary care physicians are needed most.
The AAFP asked CMS to revise a proposed rule for accountable care organizations to encourage more physicians to join and continue to participate.
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.
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.