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Proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Digs In, Gives CMS Comprehensive Comments on MPFS

09/06/2018 — The AAFP sent a 92-page letter to CMS with recommendations on how to improve the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule so it better supports family medicine.

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AAFP Pushes CMS to Clear 'Safe Harbors' in Stark Law

Self-referral Regulations Should Not Hinder Value-based Models, Academy Advises

09/05/2018 — The AAFP told CMS in a recent letter how the agency could change self-referral rules that unduly burden physicians who adopt innovative payment models.

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Petition Demands Stop to Big Tobacco's Social Media Deception

Offshore Social-media Campaigns by Cigarette Makers Target U.S. Teens, Investigation Finds

08/27/2018 — Teens use social media heavily -- and so do tobacco companies that want to reach U.S. kids, says a petition that the AAFP joined to ask the Federal Trade Commission to take action.

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How Have Cuts in Lab Payments Affected You?

FPs Urged to Participate in Survey to Prompt Legislative Fix

08/15/2018 — The AAFP is asking family physicians to participate in a short survey that asks them to describe how cuts in point-of-care lab fees have impacted their practices.

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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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