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

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.

Iora Primary Care Gets Creative in Tackling Chronic Disease

By | July 19th, 2016|

Iora Health and its Seattle-based primary care practices have found success using creative approaches to treating patients with chronic diseases.

FPM Supplement Helps FPs Digest MACRA Implementation Details

By | July 19th, 2016|

A free five-page supplement to the July/August Family Practice Management aims to help AAFP members prepare for implementation of new Medicare payment models.

Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Emphasizes Primary Care’s Value

By | July 18th, 2016|

The AAFP has summarized for family physicians key points of the recently released 2017 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule.

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sails Through Senate

By | July 15th, 2016|

The Senate has joined the House in adopting the conference report on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 by an overwhelming margin; the measure now heads to the president's desk.

AAFP Decries VA Plan to Expand Nurses’ Scope of Practice

By | July 15th, 2016|

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking to expand the scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses in VA facilities by granting them independent practice authority.

AAFP Streamlines CME Requirements

By | July 14th, 2016|

To simplify CME requirements for members, the AAFP Board of Directors has approved condensing about half of informal CME activities into one category for scholarly activities.

CMS Opens Door to Possible Delay of MACRA Implementation

By | July 13th, 2016|

The acting administrator of CMS told senators that the agency is open to delaying the planned Jan. 1 launch of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

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