Congress must act now to replace stopgap health-extender funding with long-term solutions, the Academy told House and Senate leaders in a Feb. 10 letter. Securing the THCGME program and other critical primary care access points is vital to preventing a serious disruption of U.S. care, warned the AAFP and, in a separate letter(2 page PDF), each of its state chapters.
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The Family Medicine Advocacy Summit is a great opportunity for family physicians to get practical, hands-on experience advocating within the legislative process. Share the story of your patients and your practice while speaking alongside other passionate family physicians. You can join the fight for family medicine in Washington, DC, May 18-19, 2020.
The Academy this month reiterated its objection to a recent executive order. The administration’s proposed expansion of scope of practice for nonphysicians "would fundamentally diminish the standard of care for patients and dismantle the physician-led team-based care model in Medicare and Medicaid," said the AAFP's Jan. 14 letter.