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Family Medicine Advocacy Day

2015 Save the Date - Mass

April 6, 2016
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A New Vaccine Information Statement for HPV Gardasil-9 is Now Available

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new vaccine information statement (VIS) for HPV Gardasil-9, for immediate use.

Note that the VIS for standard Gardasil should not be used for Gardasil-9.  The new HPV Gardasil-9 VIS should be used instead.


Medicare SGR has been Repealed

A victory for family medicine! The flawed Medicare SGR has been repealed.

The AAFP has worked tirelessly on this issue, and with your help, the House and the Senate finally repealed the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. The Senate passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (HR 2) on Tuesday. This may have taken more than a decade, but all of our efforts on Capitol Hill have resulted in a resounding triumph for our specialty.


Massachusetts Match Day Results

The National Residency Matching Program conducted the Main Residency Match on March 20. We are happy to announce that all six family medicine residency programs in Massachusetts filled their slots. Congratulations!

Listed below are the match results for each Residency Program and from each Medical School:


Massachusetts Physician License Renewal Reminders

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has issued a reminder of certain requirements for physician license renewal effective April 1, 2015. If you have any questions on these requirements, call the MA Board of Registration in Medicine at (781) 876-8200.


State-Supplied Influenza Vaccine for the Pediatric Population

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) is pleased to announce that influenza vaccines (in multiple formulations) will be universally available for all children (<19 years of age) regardless of insurance status beginning in the 2015-16 influenza season. Find more info here.

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