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  Research: Report: Many Americans Wait Too Long for Health Care June 30, 2015
Many Americans face delayed care from provider-centered scheduling, financial barriers, and other obstacles, according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). HealthDay reports the IOM recommends steps like providing alternatives to office visits and focusing on patient scheduling preference to improve access.
 
 
  Quality Improvement: PAFP Acknowledges PCMH Practices in Pa. June 29, 2015
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and Primary Healthcare Consultants are proud to announce practices we have worked with which have received patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Please click here for details.

 
  Affordable Care Act: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies June 26, 2015
The United States Supreme Court has kept the Affordable Care Act intact. In a 6-3 decision in the King v. Burwell case, the court has ruled that enrollees in states which did not set up their own individual insurance exchanges can keep federal subsidies. More than 6 million will continue to be covered by the law.
 
 
  Education: Final Day for Summer CME Early Bird Savings June 25, 2015
If you're planning on joining the PAFP for its Chesapeake Summer Escape CME Conference, today is your final day to register and receive the early bird discount of $30 off the registration fee! You won't want to miss the more-than 16 CME hours, hands-on workshops, and exciting activities like a crab feast!
 
 
  Featured News: Speak Out for Patient Safety in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners is again seeking to end collaborative agreements - vital to patient safety - through legislation known as the Modernization of the Professional Nursing Law. Oppose the House Bill here and the Senate Bill here through the AAFP's Speak Out tool to protect patient safety!

 
 
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