Government & Medicine

Recent Government & Medicine Stories

Proposed Rule: 2018 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment

AAFP Pushes for Revisions, Easing of Regulatory Burden

06/16/2017 — The AAFP's response to CMS' 2018 inpatient payment proposal covered a variety of topics important to family physicians.

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CBO Projects Rising Demand for Primary Care Physicians

Report Suggests Higher Payments, Greater Support for Students, Residents

06/12/2017 — A report from the Congressional Budget Office says legislators should consider ways to increase the number of primary care physicians to meet growing demand.

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AAFP Pleased With CMS Progress on Medicare ID Card Initiative

Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers to Replace Social Security Numbers

06/01/2017 — CMS recently announced that it is on schedule to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare beneficiary ID cards by April 2019.

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2017 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

Family Physicians Make Their Case in Capitol Hill Visits

05/30/2017 — Family physicians visited with numerous members of Congress during a full day of advocacy as part of the 2017 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit.

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Talk With Leaders

Read the AAFP Leader Voices blog for two-way discussion on issues important to family medicine.

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