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
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) lobbyist Dave Renner, CAE, shares a preview of the 2023 Minnesota legislative session and highlights the MAFP’s legislative priorities and engagement opportunities.Read More Minnesota Legislative Session: 2023 Preview
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about improving access to primary care, the call for further legislative action on the youth mental health crisis, the need to pass the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act, the latest data on the role of family physicians in maternity care deserts and more.Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Update, October 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
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