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2014 AAFP Congress of Delegates (CoD) Report

Preparing for the 2014 AAFP CoD in Washington, DC, your FAFP delegation vetted over 50 resolutions and dozens of board and commission reports that are the Academy’s policy building blocks for the future. Florida was well represented by delegates Drs. Alma Littles and Bob Raspa; alternate delegates, Drs. Dennis Saver and Ajoy Kumar, FAFP President Dr. Ed Prevatte and EVP, Mr. Jay Millson. Read more here. #cod

Narrowing Networks

The AAFP has been working with states to address the issue of insurance companies narrowing physician networks in order to achieve "network optimization." The AAFP and FAFP are very interested to hear from members who may have been negatively impacted by narrowing networks and the disruption it has created for both physicians' offices and their patients alike. A good example of this was UnitedHealthcare's network optimization in 2013 for their Medicare Advantage plan. Please contact Jay Millson at jmillson@fafp.org if you have experienced any such difficulties in your practice. #narrowingnetworks

Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combos

FAFP members are strongly encouraged to read the latest advisory from the AAFP regarding the rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HPCs) ARTICLE HERE. Beginning October 6, 2014, HPCs will be moved from schedule III to a more restrictive classification as a schedule II. The FAFP is attempting to determine how Florida laws will impact the change, particularly if electronic prescribing of these HPCs on a monthly basis will be allowed under the new regulations. FAFP members are strongly encouraged to discuss the new regulations with pharmacies to determine how this may impact prescribing patterns for patients under a HPC protocol. More information will be provided as it becomes avail

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