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May 01, 2023

MAT/MATE Acts & Expanding Access to Buprenorphine

Effective December 29, 2022, the DATA 2000 waiver is no longer required to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.
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May 01, 2023

CDC Simplifies COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

The CDC has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at higher risk who want the option of added protection from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.

March 31, 2023

COVID-19: Booster Dose for Children 6 months – 4 years

On March 14, 2023, the FDA amended the emergency use authorization of the updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include a single booster dose of the vaccine in children 6 months – 4 years old.

March 20, 2023

Maryland holds Medicaid evaluation and management reimbursement rates steady, providing health equity opportunity

The state's decision to match the Medicaid reimbursement rate for important services, such as routine health examinations, empowers doctors to take on more Medicaid recipients.

March 16, 2023

Inflation Reduction Act Tamps Down on Prescription Drug Price Increases Above Inflation

On March 15, HHS, through CMS, announced 27 prescription drugs for which Part B beneficiary coinsurances may be lower from April 1 – June 30, 2023.

March 07, 2023

Call for Resolutions to AAFP COD

Deadline: July 1, 2023

February 15, 2023

THRIVE Fitness Program Aims to help Kids get Healthy

MDAFP's very own Dr. Casey Scott, MDAFP Board member partners with THRIVE fitness program to fight childhood obesity that increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 06, 2022

ABFM Announces Certification Fee Reductions

ABFM recently announced several changes approved by its Board of Directors.

December 06, 2022

End of Year ABFM Deadlines Approaching

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December 01, 2022

A Message from the Maryland Department of Health

The Maryland WIC Program thanks you for your continued support of breastfeeding, which is Maryland WIC’s first recommendation for infant feeding.

November 02, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine: Novavax Booster Authorized

On October 19, the FDA amended the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted emergency use authorization to authorize the use of a first booster dose for patients 18 years and older:

November 01, 2022

Press release Biden-Harris Administration Strengthens Medicare with Finalized Policies to Simplify Enrollment and Expand Access to Coverage

Final rule creates Special Enrollment Periods and reduces gaps in Medicare coverage, and improves administration of the Medicare Savings Programs.

October 31, 2022

COVID-19 Updated Booster Vaccines Covered Without Cost-Sharing for Eligible Children Ages 5–11

The CDC recently expanded the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 through 11 years.
Help Detect Breast Cancer Early

October 12, 2022

Help Detect Breast Cancer Early

Almost 99% of women diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest stage live for 5 years or more.
A New Exam Option for Board Certification

October 10, 2022

A New Exam Option for Board Certification

Family physicians now have a new pathway to renew their board certification — a “longitudinal” assessment versus the high-stakes, one-day exam.
What the SCOTUS Decision Means for Maryland

August 01, 2022

What the SCOTUS Decision Means for Maryland

You likely know that the US Supreme Court made the decision to strike down longstanding abortion protections afforded by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. This does not change Maryland laws.
Family Medicine Pathways To Leadership And Career

October 08, 2021

Family Medicine Pathways To Leadership And Career

Virtual discussion for MDAFP students, led by Kisha Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP.
Dr. Amar Duggirala AAFP’s Boundary Breaker

October 08, 2021

Dr. Amar Duggirala Featured as AAFP’s Boundary Breaker

Dr. Amar Duggirala is a vaccine distribution champion and an advocate for patients and the practice of family medicine.
Vaccinations Are Essential To Protect Young Lives

July 26, 2021

Vaccinations Are Essential To Protect Young Lives

Vaccination if they are eligible, and is part of how the whole community stays protected.
How to Fight Imposter Syndrome Physician Wellbeing CME

July 22, 2021

How to Fight Imposter Syndrome Physician Wellbeing CME

What is imposter syndrome, and what can family physicians do to overcome it?