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May
3

AAFP Joins Push to Include PCMH as Alternative Payment Model

The AAFP recently asked CMS to consider the patient-centered medical home an Alternative Payment Model.

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Apr
29

USPSTF: Evidence Shows Interventions Encourage Breastfeeding

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its draft recommendation statement April 26 on primary care interventions to support breastfeeding.

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Apr
28

AAFP Welcomes HHS Release of Proposed Rule for New Payment Models

On April 27, HHS released a long-awaited proposed rule that will guide implementation of new payment models under Medicare.

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Apr
27

AAFP Presses CMS on Contraception, Medicare Advantage Plans

The AAFP recently made requests of CMS that were related to two resolutions adopted by the 2015 Congress of Delegates.

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Apr
27

AAFP Gives CDC's Opioid Guideline 'Affirmation of Value'

The AAFP has reviewed the final version of the CDC's guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain and given it a designation of "affirmation of value."

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Apr
27

AAFP Backs Proposal for Substance Abuse Program Record Sharing

The AAFP supports a proposal by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to modernize rules to share patient information from treatment programs.

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Apr
27

FPs Storm Capitol Hill Armed With AAFP Advocacy Issues

Family physicians recently flocked to Washington, D.C., to learn more about critical issues and then advocate on behalf of the specialty in legislative offices.

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Apr
26

Vaccine Science Fellows Offer FAQ on Meningococcal B Vaccines

The 2015-2016 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellows created a frequently asked questions resource for family physicians about the two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines.

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Apr
25

AAFP Urges More Federal Funding for Key Primary Care Programs

With the 2017 budget season approaching, the AAFP is urging legislators to support federal programs that are essential to primary care.

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Apr
22

AAFP Joins With Other Organizations to Make MACRA Recommendations

The AAFP and 40 other medical organizations recently told CMS how MACRA could be implemented in a way that benefits their members.

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Apr
20

AAFP Takes Seat at MACRA Table on Capitol Hill

AAFP Board Chair Robert Wergin, M.D., testified before a congressional subcommittee about physician preparedness for payment reform.

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Apr
20

Prescriber Restrictions Hurt Hepatitis C Patients, AAFP Argues

The AAFP is pressing CMS to help end restrictions that prevent primary care physicians from exercising their clinical expertise with hepatitis C.

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Apr
20

CDC Finds Causal Relationship Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

On April 13, the CDC published a special report that found a causal relationship between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies.

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Apr
19

AAFP Seizes Momentum, Articulates MACRA Vision for Family Medicine

The AAFP conveyed to CMS key recommendations for implementation of MACRA that would help ensure success.

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Apr
19

AAFP Joins Push for Obama to Expand FDA Tobacco Regulation

The AAFP signed a letter urging President Obama to provide the leadership necessary to ensure the FDA has authority over all tobacco products.

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Apr
18

Diabetic Testing Supplies Rules, Efficacy Draw AAFP Concern

The AAFP wrote to HHS about concerns with Medicare's burdensome requirements for prescribing diabetic supplies and with the efficacy of unbranded diabetic testing supplies.

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Apr
15

Rising Part D Drug Prices Adversely Affect Physicians, Patients

The AAFP recently appealed to CMS to review and revise certain requirements associated with Medicare Part D plans.

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Apr
13

Evidence Backs Low-dose Aspirin for Ages 50-59, Say USPSTF, AAFP

On April 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued its final recommendation statement on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer.

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Apr
13

AAFP Embraces Largest Initiative to Test Physician Payment Model

CMS just announced the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative that will test a new physician payment model.

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Apr
13

Vaccine Science Fellow Glad She Gave it a Shot

Melissa Martinez, M.D., discusses her past year as an AAFP Vaccine Science Fellow.

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