Government & Medicine

Recent Government & Medicine Stories

04/04/2017 — The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a new final rule that simplifies the sharing of negative test results for HIV and sickle cell anemia among health care professionals.

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AAFP, AMA Lead Call for Rollback of Outdated Program Penalties

87 Groups Unite on Regulatory Relief Request to CMS

04/03/2017 — The AAFP signed on to a letter with nearly 90 other organizations asking CMS for relief from penalties related to programs enacted prior to passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

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Need Help Implementing Chronic Care Management Services?

New CMS, HRSA Initiative Offers Physicians Free Resources

03/24/2017 — A new initiative from CMS and the Health Resources and Services Administration aims to raise awareness of the benefits chronic care management services offer patients and help physicians implement these services in their practices.

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03/22/2017 — The AAFP is urging lawmakers to vote "No" on the American Health Care Act because it falls far short of what is needed to improve the health care system.

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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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