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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....

IAFP POSITION STATEMENT ON PROPOSED ICOM

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. As it is currently proposed, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) does not do this.  To read the entire 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.

Early Highlights of CMS’s Final Managed Care Rule for Medicaid and CHIP

Meet MACRA­—the future of health care. Find out what MACRA means for you and your practice.MACRA - Carousel Graphic In April 2015, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The law:
  •   Repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for determining updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule.
  •   Establishes annual positive or flat fee updates for 10 years and institutes a two-track fee update beginning in 2019.
  •   Establishes the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that consolidates existing Medicare quality programs.
  •   Establishes a pathway for physicians to participate in an Alternative Payment Model (APM).

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DR. HALEY MINNEHAN, COTTONWOOD, BECOMES IAFP PRESIDENT

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Dr. Haley Minnehan from Cottonwood was installed as the president of the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) at the 68th Annual Conference of the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

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2016 IDAHO FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR

The Idaho AcaVetter and McFarlanddemy of Family Physicians (IAFP) named Dr. Robert McFarland from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho as the 2016 Idaho Family Physician of the Year on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the 68th Annual Conference of the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians in Boise, Idaho.  A tribute was made to Dr. McFarland for his generous contributions to his profession, to medical education and his service and dedication to his community and his state at the meeting.

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Thank you to everyone who donated to the IAFP Foundation to support Family Medicine and medical students. You've donated more than $1700 to support medical students attending the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. THANK YOU for supporting medical education and our aspiring family physicians.

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