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AAFP Guides Agencies Away From Alternative Payment Roadblocks

Letters on Proposed Rules Center on Easing Practice Transformation

01/09/2020 — In letters to CMS and HHS' Office of the Inspector General, the Academy counseled regulators to make sure self-referral rules do not hinder practice transformation through new payment models.

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Heralded Vape Flavor Ban Too Diluted in Final Form, AAFP Says

Narrow Rule Fails to Meet Challenge of Youth Nicotine Addiction

01/03/2020 — New restrictions on flavored e-cigarette products fall short, the AAFP said in a statement calling for a ban on menthol flavors and all forms of mixing fruit flavors.

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AAFP Says Court's ACA Ruling 'Prolongs Uncertainty'

Academy Condemns Failure to Resolve Crucial Questions

12/23/2019 — The AAFP said a federal appeals court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act leaves family physicians and their patients in an unacceptable void.

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12/20/2019 — Family physicians have an opportunity to help shape the foundational document for federal nutrition policy and education programs in writing or in person at a January meeting.

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