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

CPC + -What it is and why it is important.
Great News for Montana!  We have been chosen to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, a new initiative from CMS that rewards practices for providing comprehensive services – many that you are already doing.
This program

  • significantly increases reimbursement
  • makes generous up-front payments available
  • pays for many activities that you perform today for free
  • PLUS, perhaps the best news, this qualifies as an Advanced Payment Model and exempts you from MACRA participation!

Resources are available from CMS and the AAFP .

Link to an annotated application with helpful hints.

The AAFP is collaborating with Caravan Health to provide Caravan Health’s CPC+ boot camp to AAFP members and their practices.

The boot camp:

  • Prepares your practice staff for CPC+ and other value-based payment programs.
  • Provides your practice with the resources you need to successfully qualify for the CPC+ program.
  • Is grant-funded and has no cost to participants.

AAFP staff will work with you to assess your eligibility for the free boot camp and to assure that this opportunity would be beneficial for your practice.

Call 1 (800) 274-2237 or email cpcplus@aafp.org today to sign up. Availability for grant-funded participation is limited.

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Navigating Quality Payment Models: MACRA, MI PS, & AAPMS Presented by Travis Broome MPH Policy Lead at Aledade, Inc. (former CMS Team Lead for Policy and Oversight)

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HHS to award grants to help physicians train for MACRA

The HHS has allocated $20 million in annual grant money over the next five years to fund training and education programs that help solo physicians and small group practices in rural or underserved areas implement the Quality Payment Program, which is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. Physicians or practice groups must show they can provide customized training on the value-based reimbursement program to clinicians to qualify for a grant
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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. Fahrenwald has been a physician, mentor, educator and friend to Montanans and their family physicians for almost twenty years since she became the Director of the Montana Family Medicine Residency in Billings in 1998. Read More – More Winners…
Dr. Roxanne Fahrenwald – Billings, MT

September 2016

FMX Keynote Speaker — a Surgeon — Sings Family Medicine’s Praises

By | September 26th, 2016|

Family Medicine Experience keynoter and surgeon Atul Gawande, M.D., applauded family physicians' ability to work collaboratively with patients to tackle complex medical problems.

Family Physicians Intent on Fixing Issues That Impede Patient Care

By | September 26th, 2016|

During the AAFP's 2016 Congress of Delegates, family physicians discussed issues such as prior authorizations, Medicare's annual wellness visit and telehealth.

Delegates Address Discrimination, Diversity and Gun Violence

By | September 26th, 2016|

Delegates to the 2016 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of health policy issues, including discrimination, social determinants of health and gun violence.

Compassion, Imagination and Belief Inspired 2017 FPOY

By | September 23rd, 2016|

Karen Smith, M.D., has been named the 2017 Family Physician of the Year. A longtime rural practitioner, Smith says she is driven by the power of touch -- physical, emotional and spiritual.

Family Physicians Focus on Tough Patient Care Issues

By | September 22nd, 2016|

The AAFP's Reference Committee on Advocacy focused on a variety of patient care issues during the 2016 Congress of Delegates.

Battling Burnout, Seeking Debt Relief Draw Delegates’ Focus

By | September 22nd, 2016|

AAFP delegates adopted measures that addressed -- among other things -- professional burnout, student loan repayment and the family medicine certification process.

AAFP President Pledges ‘Honest, Best Effort’ Toward Better Future for FPs

By | September 22nd, 2016|

Newly installed AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., addressed his colleagues during the 2016 Family Medicine Experience opening ceremony.

Delegates Consider COD Quality Improvement, Update to Fellowship Oath

By | September 21st, 2016|

Delegates to the 2016 Congress of Delegates addressed several issues, including evaluating the Congress for possible improvement and updating the oath of AAFP Fellowship.

New AAFP President Touts Rural Roots, Relishes Problem-solving

By | September 21st, 2016|

AAFP News recently traveled to Centreville, Ala., to talk with AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., about his life and his work.

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