In its detailed response to the 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule, the Academy said CMS has the power to improve the value of several foundational primary care services and urged the agency to wield that authority to ensure stability for family medicine practices affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter to the White House, the Academy expressed strong support for the administration’s latest efforts to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 while urging several strategies to fully leverage — and better support — family physicians in the fight.
Academy members say HRSA’s mandatory portal for reporting provider relief fund activity is frustrating and takes time away from caring for patients when family physicians are overwhelmed by the latest COVID-19 surge. In an Aug. 18 letter, the AAFP called for clarification and remedies.
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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.
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.