Fighting for Family Medicine
Fighting For Family Medicine

The Academy is reviewing CMS’s proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule, which includes a slightly increased conversion factor, new codes for add-on payments to primary care physicians and changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

The AAFP communicated the importance of direct primary care to the House Ways and Means Committee as they begin considering legislation that could reduce health care costs. “H.R. 6317 is a proposal that advances the DPC issue and we look forward to working with them and the committee to further improve this legislation,” wrote Board Chair John Meigs, M.D.

The Academy and five other physician organizations this week warned that the suspension of $10.4 billion in risk-adjustment payments to insurers that CMS announced this month will put patients at risk of losing health care coverage.

Help Fight for Family Medicine

Family medicine is a worthy fight. Lend your voice to the issues most important to you as a family physician with the AAFP’s Speak Out tool, and access toolkits to help you affect change in your area.

Get involved in advocacy with the AAFP Grassroots Toolkit >>
Unite with your fellow family physicians in the Family Medicine Action Network >>
Reach out to Congress using our Speak Out tool >>

Advocacy By Topic

Stay informed on both state and federal issues using our topic-focused repository. Learn how the AAFP is advancing family medicine via letters and statements on the issues facing family physicians.

Support the Cause


Get involved in the FamMedPAC to help elect candidates who will impact the ongoing fight for family medicine.

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Start with State Advocacy

It all starts with the states: use state-level advocacy tools in both state and federal advocacy efforts. Learn where your state stands related to emerging issues using our interactive map, and get access to toolkits and resources related to state advocacy.  Get involved >>

Track Ongoing Efforts

Keep up with federal and state legislation as developments occur. Learn about the AAFP’s principles of health care reform.

In The Trenches

Subscribe to the In the Trenches blog, where AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin weighs in on the importance of advocacy and practice enhancement efforts. More >>