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


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

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

July 2016

Use Fluoroquinolones Only as Drug of Last Resort for Some Infections

By | July 27th, 2016|

The FDA has upped the stakes when it comes to cautioning prescribers and patients about the possibility of serious adverse effects of systemic fluoroquinolones, strengthening the drugs' boxed warning to severely limit their use.

Michigan Family Physician Wins Procedures Payment Battle

By | July 27th, 2016|

It's not a given that family physicians will be paid for certain procedures; sometimes they have to fight insurers for payment. A Michigan FP recently did just that and won.

$149 Million in HRSA Grants Highlight Primary Care Workforce Needs

By | July 27th, 2016|

Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling $149 million are intended to shore up primary care training and address key workforce needs.

CMS Announces Million Hearts CVD Risk Reduction Model Participants

By | July 26th, 2016|

On July 21, CMS announced the names of 516 practices -- including scores of family medicine offices -- that will participate in its Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model

ABFM Simplifies, Streamlines Family Medicine Certification

By | July 26th, 2016|

The American Board of Family Medicine has made changes to its certification program that include no longer requiring completion of a clinical simulation as a self-assessment activity.

AAFP Joins Push Against Greater Authority for APRNs in VA Facilities

By | July 26th, 2016|

Dozens of medical organizations, including the AAFP, are pushing back against a proposal by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that would allow nurses to practice independently inside VA facilities.

Free Webinar Covers Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

By | July 25th, 2016|

Sign up soon for a free CMS webinar on Aug. 9 to learn more about the proposed expansion of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program.

How Utah Zika Infection Was Transmitted Remains Mystery

By | July 20th, 2016|

This past week marked a couple of Zika firsts: the first case of Zika virus infection transmitted via an unknown route and the first case of confirmed female-to-male transmission.

Patient Panel Size Uncertainty Complicates Workforce Projections

By | July 20th, 2016|

As physicians are increasingly being asked to monitor and report on their entire patient population, accurately determining panel size is more important than ever before.

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