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VA Proposed Rule Looks to Expand Telehealth Services

AAFP Wants to Ensure Vets' Access to Primary Care

11/06/2017 — In a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the AAFP gave qualified support to a limited exemption of telehealth services from state licensure and noted that veterans need better access to civilian physicians.

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National Coalition on Health Care Forum

Congress Must Fund Prevention Campaigns, Say Panelists

11/02/2017 — Prevention improves health, reduces costs and deserves more support from legislators, said speakers at a recent panel hosted by the National Coalition on Health Care.

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AAFP Gives Guidance for HHS Strategic Plan Through 2022

Letter Urges Focus on Fixing Administrative Burden

10/30/2017 — The AAFP told HHS that the agency's 2018-2022 strategic plan must emphasize the importance of easing the administrative burdens that get in the way of patient care.

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10/20/2017 — The AAFP joined in praising a bipartisan proposal to improve the nation's health care law that included important recommendations from physicians.

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