The AAFP has joined four other physician organizations to warn the administration that a proposed change to the public charge regulation jeopardizes public health by putting the government between doctors and their patients.
The AAFP emphasized four points to CMS in its response to the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule: pay FPs properly and slash their administrative burden, APMs are the best way to support family medicine, FPs must be free to give patients the best care, and solo and small practices need better support.
The Academy is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to guard a vital weapon in the fight against cancer. A proposed repeal of the indoor tanning tax would likely add to the nation's 400,000 yearly cases of skin cancer while shrinking health care funds, warns a Sept. 12 letter signed by the AAFP and 46 other organizations. Members can use the AAFP's tool to speak out against this tax repeal.