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Joint Letter to Congress Supporting the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of...

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Remote Cardiac Services Provider Group Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 September 9, 2019 Page 2 of 10 Renal Physicians Association Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation RetireSafe Sjogren's Syndrome...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-Congress-HR3107SignOn-090919.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Small Business Committee on Prior Authorization- September 11, ...

...inexpensive first line medication used to treat hypertension. We ended up going back and forth with the insurance companies about what first line agents we had tried. Other thiazide diuretics like Chlorthalidone were unavailable, because he was already on an ACE inhibitor...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TS-HouseSmallBusinessCommittee-PriorAuth-091119.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership on Sustaining Primary Care During the COVID-19 ...

...be treated in the primary care setting. The underlying conditions that cause worse outcomes for COVID-19 infections such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease are the same ones that family physicians treat and control in an outpatient setting. Any loss of the family physician...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PrimaryCare-050720.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress from CDC Coalition on FY2020 - March 4, 2019

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Rhode Island Public Health Association Safe States Alliance Scleroderma Foundation Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-Congress-CDCCoalitionFY2020-030419.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS Urging CDC Support Amid COVID-19 - July 1, 2020

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness GWU Research!America Residential Eating Disorders Consortium Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies Respiratory Health Association Rhode Island Department of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HHS-CDCSupportCOVID-070120.pdf

Joint Letter to House on PCORI Reauthorization - May 13, 2019

...Powerful Patient Inc. Prisma Health Project Sleep Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Pulmonary Hypertension Association PXE International Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society (SRS) Society of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-Senate-PCORIReauthorization-051319.pdf

Joint Letter from Physician Groups Opposing Medicare Mental Health Access Act - ...

...underlying illnesses. Moreover, these patients often have chronic comorbidities ranging from severe depression to diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Psychologists are not trained to treat acute mental illness requiring medication management or co-occurring physical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-Congress-OpposingMedicareMentalHealthAccessAct-092220.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Financial Relief Need for Medicaid Physicians During COVID-19 - ...

...of maternal deaths, accounting for 34% of deaths between 2011-2015.vii Identifying and treating risk factors such as cardiac conditions, hypertension, and preeclampsia are essential to preventing maternal mortality and severe morbidity. Women with these comorbidities are also at a...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HHS-COVIDReliefFunds-042820.pdf

AAFP Letter with Comments to HHS on the Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

...primary care specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with hypertension, adults with depression, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Draft2018-2022Framework-101917.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on the 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule with Comment Period -...

...specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with depression, adults with hypertension, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination, they treat...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018FinalQPP-121917.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Race and Ethnicity Data Collection During COVID-19 Pandemic - ...

...hypertension, and asthma, compared to non-Hispanic White communities.1 These health conditions 1 Thorpe, K.E. et al. 2017. The United States Can Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities by Focusing on Chronic Diseases. Health Affairs Blog. Available at,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-RaceEthnicityDataCollection-040320.pdf

Group of Six Joint Principles on Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers - December 8, 2017

...with increased rates of uncontrolled hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and reduced treatment for children with asthma. Additionally, research shows that cost sharing increases financial burdens for families, causing some to cut back on necessities or incur debt to pay...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Group6-PrinciplesMedicaidWaivers-120817.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...Two or more self- limited or minor problems One stable chronic illness, eg, well controlled hypertension, non- insulin dependent diabetes, cataract, BPH Acute uncomplicated illness or injury, eg, cystitis, allergic rhinitis, simple sprain Physiologic tests not under stress, eg,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

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