Bad timing? AAFP desire to boost payment may face opposition

Robeznieks, Andis
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/12/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 37, p7
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The article reports on the potential opposition to the effort of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to boost payment for primary care following a study blaming physician fees for the high cost of U.S. healthcare. One of the steps taken by the AAFP to review primary care services is the launch of the Primary Care Valuation Task Force. Several changes to the American Medical Association's Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee are recommended by the AAFP.


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