AAFP News Now
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The AAFP recently asked CMS to consider the patient-centered medical home an Alternative Payment Model.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its draft recommendation statement April 26 on primary care interventions to support breastfeeding.
On April 27, HHS released a long-awaited proposed rule that will guide implementation of new payment models under Medicare.
The AAFP recently made requests of CMS that were related to two resolutions adopted by the 2015 Congress of Delegates.
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."
The AAFP supports a proposal by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to modernize rules to share patient information from treatment programs.
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.
The 2015-2016 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellows created a frequently asked questions resource for family physicians about the two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines.
With the 2017 budget season approaching, the AAFP is urging legislators to support federal programs that are essential to primary care.
The AAFP and 40 other medical organizations recently told CMS how MACRA could be implemented in a way that benefits their members.
The AAFP is pressing CMS to help end restrictions that prevent primary care physicians from exercising their clinical expertise with hepatitis C.
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.
The AAFP conveyed to CMS key recommendations for implementation of MACRA that would help ensure success.
The AAFP signed a letter urging President Obama to provide the leadership necessary to ensure the FDA has authority over all tobacco products.
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.
The AAFP recently appealed to CMS to review and revise certain requirements associated with Medicare Part D plans.
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.
CMS just announced the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative that will test a new physician payment model.