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    Advocacy: Fighting for Family Medicine

    Find out what the AAFP is doing to protect and promote the specialty of family medicine.

    The AAFP’s Latest Advocacy Work

    Look back on major advocacy wins the AAFP accomplished in 2023.

    Decoding Medicare Add-on Code G2211 and Modifier 25 Activities

    The AAFP is meeting with CMS leaders to discuss G2211 and how eliminating the modifier 25 policy is critical to achieving the goals of G2211 payment — advocacy that will continue until there is a solution.  

    Telehealth OUD Treatment Win Sets Stage for Next Push

    In a win for the AAFP's advocacy, SAMHSA made flexibilities established during the pandemic to treat opioid use disorder by telehealth in opioid treatment programs permanent.

    Advocacy in Action: Dr. Alex McDonald's Path to Public Service

    From an initial all-member advocacy meeting to his successful school board election, Dr. McDonald has found ways to advocate for family physicians and the patients they serve.

      

    Search Advocacy by Topic

    Stay informed on both state and federal issues. Learn how the AAFP is advancing family medicine via letters and statements on the issues facing family physicians.


    Lend Your Voice

    Amplify 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

    Learn how you can join the Academy's efforts to transform the practice environment through advocacy.

    Primary Care Caucus

    This bipartisan caucus educates members of Congress and their staffs on critical primary care issues affecting their districts and advocates for policies that strengthen primary care.

    Family Medicine PAC

    Help us achieve a long-term solution in Medicare physician payment, address the administrative burdens you and your patients face daily, and back the next generation of family physicians.  

    Key Contacts Program

    This network pairs AAFP members with congressional leaders and elected officials supportive of priorities of family physicians to champion legislation and public policy.

    State
    Advocacy

    Learn where your state stands on important, emerging issues related to primary care. Access toolkits, browse resources related to state advocacy, and connect with your state chapter.