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RICHARD MCLANDRESS NAMED 2017 IDAHO FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR

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IAFP POSITION STATEMENT ON IDAHO MEDICAL EDUCATION

The Idaho Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Board of Directors supports deliberate and collaborative efforts to increase the training pipeline of quality physicians for Idaho. We feel it is imperative to prioritize the growth of graduate medical education, particularly in primary care specialties like family medicine.  Read the full statement...

WHAT IS IDAHO'S COVERAGE GAP?

Visit the "Close the Gap Idaho" Web page to view information about the gap population, Idaho's solutions, and resources to help you understand the issue that faces Idaho. You can help! http://closethegapidaho.org/   UNDERSTANDING THE COVERAGE GAP - Data on why closing the gap makes sense.

STATEWIDE HEALTHCARE INNOVATION PLAN

The SHIP is a comprehensive statewide initiative to improve the health of all Idahoans by reforming our healthcare delivery system to one that values improved health outcomes though a patient-centered focus. Idaho's SHIP will affect you, your family and community by improving healthcare at an affordable cost. Learn more....

RUSS BARRON NAMED TO SUCCEED DIRECTOR DICK ARMSTRONG AT THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE

Governor Otter announced the appointment of Russ Barron, deputy director and a longtime administrator at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, to become director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare upon the June 30 retirement of Director Richard Armstrong.  Read more about Barron...

RETIRING HEALTH AND WELFARE DIRECTOR TO LEAD HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY ADVISORY PANEL

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter appointed retiring Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dick Armstrong today to lead an advisory panel of industry professionals that will review any new federal or State health-care initiatives.

Supported by Health and Welfare’s Office of Healthcare Policy Initiatives, the Governor’s Health Care Advisory Panel (HCAP) will include members representing all major public- and private-sector participants in Idaho’s health-care delivery and financial systems. HCAP, created last week by Executive Order 2017-07, also will include members with expertise in health information technology, clinical quality and patient safety. Read more...

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MACRA FINAL RULE

MACRA - Carousel Graphic On October 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that implements the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) called for in the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Click here and you will find an executive summary of the QPP program as well as a side-by-side summary of the proposed versus final rule.

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