In three recent letters the AAFP, alongside other medical groups and scores of primary care practices, called on CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to improve alternative payment models. With the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model ending this year, the AAFP urged enhancements to the Primary Care First model.
The Doctors of Community Act would permanently authorize and expand the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program, fulfilling a key Academy advocacy goal. The legislation addresses a workforce shortage in communities that most need primary care, the AAFP said in a June 2 letter.
Following talks with the Academy and direct advocacy from members this month, the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act of 2021 has been reintroduced in the Senate. The AAFP urges swift passage of the legislation, which would match Medicaid primary care payment rates to at least those of Medicare.
We've got wins to share! Examining the Academy's critical advocacy campaigns as the battle to sustain, support and strengthen family medicine moves forward. Check out the latest in the fight for the specialty.
The Academy is working with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on priorities that promote the interests of family physicians and the importance of primary care. Follow the AAFP’s advocacy work with the new White House.
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.
The bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus educates members of Congress and their staffs on critical primary care issues affecting their districts and advocates for policies that strengthen U.S. primary care.