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Health care for Montana's citizens, families and communities.

As the representative of Family Medicine and Family Physicians in Montana, the Montana Academy of Family Physicians:

Promotes Family Medicine

Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families, and communities across Montana and the United States.

Provides Education for Family Physicians

Through excellence in teaching and research, we will be leaders in the discovery, development and dissemination of new knowledge and innovation.

Represents the personal and professional interests of Family Physicians.

Promotes family medicine and develops and advocates the family medicine primary care strategy.

Is the guiding force for quality primary care in Montana.

To improve the health and well-being of patients, families and communities we serve.

2015 Physician of the Year WINNER!

Dr. Marks has a long history with Montana, both personal and professional. He was not content to just practice medicine; he wanted to make it better which has been a common theme in his medical career. Read More – More Winners…
R. D. Marks, M.D. – Ennis, MT

May 2016

AAFP Advises Lawmakers on Bills Intended to Curb Opioid Abuse

By | May 4th, 2016|

Two House committees recently approved bills targeting prescription opioid abuse, and the AAFP has now weighed in on several of those measures.

Medicare 60-Day Overpayment Rule Requires Vigilance, Says Author

By | May 4th, 2016|

Medicare's 60-day overpayment rule took effect on March 14, and an article in Family Practice Management tells physicians exactly what they need to know.

Panelists Say Payment Must Support Team-Based Care

By | May 4th, 2016|

Speakers at a recent forum said new payment models must address the need for greater spending on primary care and put a sharper focus on team-based care.

Winners of 2016 Tar Wars FMIG Challenge Spark Enthusiasm

By | May 4th, 2016|

The Academy recently recognized three family medicine interest groups (FMIGs) as part of the 2016 Tar Wars Challenge for FMIGs.

AAFP Joins Push to Include PCMH as Alternative Payment Model

By | May 3rd, 2016|

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

April 2016

USPSTF: Evidence Shows Interventions Encourage Breastfeeding

By | April 29th, 2016|

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

AAFP Welcomes HHS Release of Proposed Rule for New Payment Models

By | April 28th, 2016|

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

AAFP Presses CMS on Contraception, Medicare Advantage Plans

By | April 27th, 2016|

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

AAFP Gives CDC’s Opioid Guideline ‘Affirmation of Value’

By | April 27th, 2016|

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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