Government & Medicine

AAFP Hails Supreme Court Decision in King vs. Burwell

Ruling Preserves Americans' Health Security

June 25, 2015 09:46 am — In a decision announced June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ruling that millions of individuals who purchased health insurance through an exchange run by the federal government should be able to keep their policies and premium subsidies.

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AAFP Touts FPs' Key Role in Chronic Care Management

Recommendations to Congressional Working Group Cover Payment, Access, GME

06/23/2015 — The AAFP recently provided leaders of the powerful Senate Finance Committee an array of recommendations to address chronic disease in the United States. In a letter to the committee's chronic care reform working group, the Academy recommended improving aspects of the Medicare Advantage program, as well as paying primary care physicians for the work they do every day.

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06/22/2015 — The AAFP recently fired off letters to HHS and CMS highlighting concerns about unintended consequences linked to the Oct. 1 implementation of ICD-10. The changeover occurs right in the middle of the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System period, and the steep learning curve could cause problems with Medicare's overpayment recouping processes.

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Speak Out on Draft Bill That Would Gut Critical Training Programs

House Appropriations Measure Zeroes Out NHSC Funding, Eliminates AHRQ

06/20/2015 — The AAFP moved swiftly to rebuke House leaders for proposing drastic funding cuts in a draft appropriations bill released this week by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies.

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Brookings Institution Forum

Medicare at 50 Faces Its Own Health Concerns

06/12/2015 — Medicare is widely praised for improving the health of a vulnerable population that needs greater medical attention, but the program faces challenges as it approaches its 50th anniversary.

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