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Medicare Physicians' COVID-19 Payment Relief Is Underway

Accelerated and Advance Payments Announced in Wake of AAFP Advocacy

03/30/2020 — Family physicians racing to quell the COVID-19 pandemic can expect a significant payment boost from CMS, thanks to the Academy's advocacy.

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COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Must Include Physicians, AAFP Says

Academy, Others Call for Strong Financial Support From Congress

03/23/2020 — Stimulus legislation intended to ease burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic "should support and sustain physicians and their practices during this unprecedented national emergency," said the Academy and four other groups in a March 20 letter to congressional leaders.

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AAFP Tells Insurers to Meet Demand for Telehealth Payment

COVID-19 Pandemic Response Requires Expanded Coverage, Says Academy

03/20/2020 — To allow family physicians maximum flexibility to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP this week asked Congress and insurers to require that all health insurance plans expand coverage for virtual care.

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Academy Pushes for Strong Federal Response to COVID-19

AAFP Launches Speak Out to Help Members Add Voices

03/16/2020 — In a series of recent letters, the AAFP pressed lawmakers and administration officials to speed the flow of materials and data to family physicians and to reinforce the primary care safety net.

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