The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about efforts to avert Medicare payment cuts and streamline prior authorization processes; recommendations on cybersecurity policies in health care; work to increase vaccine uptake; and more.Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Update, December 2022
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about Medicare payment cuts, Medicaid and CHIP coverage, telehealth flexibilities, scope of practice legislation, integrated behavioral health and investment in primary care.Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Update, November 2022
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about prior authorization reform, preventive care coverage, Medicare payment cuts, COVID-19 federal funding, physician loan forgiveness programs and behavioral health integration.Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Update, September 2022
Family physician and former State Representative Alice Mann, MD, MPH, is running for a seat in the Minnesota Senate. We asked her about her time in the Minnesota House, why she’s now campaigning for the Minnesota Senate and why she believes it’s more important than ever for practicing physicians to get involved in politics and advocacy.Read More Alice Mann, MD, MPH: A Call (Back) to Act
Primary care physicians are well equipped to address and treat mental health concerns. Yet, many barriers exist to addressing these conditions adequately in a busy primary care clinic.
Enter: Integrated behavioral health models—a means to support physicians, address patient concerns and reduce barriers to the provision of mental health treatment.
Where do you get started? What steps can health care organizations and clinics take to improve mental and behavioral health care for their patients?Read More BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION & PRIMARY CARE: WHY CARE IN TODAY’S WORLD REQUIRES A TEAM