How physicians can prepare for the new ICD-10 codes New ICD-10 procedure and diagnosis codes—added as a result of the thawing of a partial code freeze in effect since 2011—are coming October 1. Letter: Some still choose family medicine January 09, 2015 A reader explains why his children decided to follow his footsteps into medical practice. ACA demands may deter family docs from treating children October 24, 2014 By Donna Marbury The availability of primary care services for children is changing, as fewer family physicians are seeing children, according to a recent Annals of Family Medicine study. Family medicine's revival: Managing escalating costs and reinventing primary care delivery January 23, 2014 By Daniel R. Verdon How one physician and his team reinvented care delivery to bend the cost curve and improve efficiency. Patients prefer primary care, family medicine when facing complex chronic conditions January 07, 2014 By Donna Marbury One study suggests that when it comes to managing hypertension, nearly 69% of patients visited a primary care physician compared to 24% who visited a specialist. University of North Carolina ousts the University of Washington as top medical school for primary care The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) was the top ranked medical school for primary care in 2013, unseating the University of Washington from last year’s ranking, according to U.S. News & World Report . Family practices are No. 1 target for hospital acquisitions March 14, 2013 By Brandon Glenn Family practices top all other specialties as the most in-demand acquisition targets in the eyes of hospital executives, according to a recent survey by a healthcare staffing firm. 20 family doctors to follow on Twitter February 25, 2013 By Brandon Glenn Here is Medical Economics’ completely subjective list of 20 insightful, interesting, and active family doctors on Twitter, in no particular order. 10 treatments or procedures to avoid, according to AAFP February 21, 2013 By Rachael Zimlich RN The American Academy of Family Physicians has released five new things to avoid as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, adding to the existing list of five tests, medical procedures, or treatments that have been deemed to possibly do more harm than good.