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Signs of Overtreatment: How to Avoid Unnecessary Care

Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media August 21, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Read the full article by Michael Schroeder, Health Editor, in US News Based on various estimates, the national health bill for unnecessary care – or medical waste – is between nearly $500 billion and almost $1 trillion. According to the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 30 percent of Medicare spending goes to […]

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Happy Anniversary to Medicare and Medicaid!

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Posted by Jeff Huebner, MD July 30, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Take a moment to celebrate! Today marks the 50th anniversary of the signing into law of Medicare and Medicaid by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The National Physicians Alliance believes health care is a right, and that all Americans deserve access to high quality, affordable health care. The enactment of Medicare and Medicaid were the first […]

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AllTrials Campaign Launches in US

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media July 29, 2015 at 10:56 AM

Clinical trial results are bedrock to sound treatment decisions. Physicians and patients need to know what they yield. Trial secrecy betrays the trust not only of those who expect their participation to help future patients, but of the broader scientific community dedicated to curing disease. The National Physicians Alliance joins the AllTrials campaign in calling […]

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From Medical Student to Resident: What You Need to Know for the Transition

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media July 28, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Written by Rebekah Apple, Senior Manager of Physician Services and Support at the American College of Physician Executives and co-editor of LeadDoc. This post was originally published on the NPA Blog on June 28, 2013. “You are entering a phase of your life in which many different things will occur . . . bad things […]

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Share Our History….

Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director July 20, 2015 at 3:44 PM

What an honor to have the NPA’s history showcased in the summer issue of The Permanente Journal: New Kid on the Block Turns Ten! The Brief, Remarkable History of  the National Physicians Alliance. Help celebrate the NPA’s 10th birthday by sharing this story with your colleagues, family, and friends!  It’s a turn-key way to show […]

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Applications Open: 2015 NPA Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship

Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media July 15, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Are you a medical resident, fellow, or new faculty member concerned about examples of routine over-treatment, under-treatment, or low value care at your institution? Are you interested in deepening your advocacy skill set, building your local professional network, and fostering change in your workplace? If so, apply for the NPA’s 2015 Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship. […]

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Right Care Action Week

Posted by William Jordan, MD, MPH, NPA President-Elect July 13, 2015 at 7:19 PM

NPA is happy to endorse and support Right Care Action Week — a project of the RightCare Alliance. The week of October 18-24, clinicians around the country will take action to highlight what great healthcare looks like. We encourage NPA members to submit original ideas for an ACTION during Right Care Action Week and to […]

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NPA Webinar: Interference in the Patient-Provider Relationship and Access to Abortion

Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media July 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM

NPA Webinar Interference in the Patient-Provider Relationship and Access to Abortion Recorded Monday, July 27, 2015 from 9:00 – 10:00 PM EST Video – Podcast – Slides   State legislatures that are hostile to abortion rights are increasingly using regulation of medical practice as a way to limit access to abortion, a trend that should […]

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Addressing Access to Lethal Means as Suicide Prevention

Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media June 29, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Written by Marc W. Manseau, M.D., M.P.H. On June 17, 2015 – more than halfway through Gun Violence Awareness Month – the United States was once again thrust into an excruciating abyss of soul searching, in the aftermath of the act of mass shooting terrorism at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media June 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court has just issued its 6-3 ruling on King v. Burwell, upholding the subsidies established in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The issue in this case was whether the ACA’s tax credits should be available in States that have a Federal Exchange rather than a State Exchange. Chief Justice Roberts explained Court’s […]

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