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AAFP to CMS: Cut Prior Authorization to Preserve Programs

Academy's RFI Responses Call on Agency to Align Rules With Reality

12/03/2019 — In two recent letters, the Academy advised CMS to protect the integrity of health care programs by reducing physicians' administrative burden and financial risk.

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Trump 'Absolutely Heard Us' on Vaping, Says AAFP President

Gary LeRoy, M.D., Joins Call for Follow-through on Flavor Ban at White House Meeting

11/22/2019 — AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., joined a coalition of physician and health groups at the White House on Nov. 22 to call on President Trump to finalize a promised ban on nontobacco-flavored e-cigarette products.

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AAFP Asks Senate to Prioritize Patient-centered Research

PCORI Funding Vital to Studies Benefiting Primary Care, Says Academy

11/13/2019 — The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute needs renewed funding so it can keep studying issues that family physicians face every day, the AAFP told senators.

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Fee Schedule Summary: AAFP Advice Visible in CMS Final Rule

Outpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule Also Released

11/12/2019 — The 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule includes higher payment for family physicians in 2021 that the AAFP has been pressing CMS to implement.

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