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AAFP Advises CMS on Making Value-based Model Work for FPs

The AAFP responded to a CMS request for information with suggestions on refining one of the five new payment models the agency announced this spring.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190605geopbp.html

AAFP Advises CMS on Prior Authorizations, Opioid Epidemic

The AAFP recently made recommendations to CMS on how to address specific issues with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D programs.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180307medicareadv.html

AAFP Advises HHS on Boosting HPV Vaccination Rates

HPV vaccination rates have improved in recent years, but the AAFP says physicians and other health care professionals in rural areas, especially, need more education about the vaccine and its benefits

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180618hhs-hpvltr.html

AAFP Advises Lawmakers on Funding to Improve Primary Care

In written testimony to Congress, the AAFP recommended robust funding for a number of federal programs that are crucial to enhancing primary care's role in protecting health and preventing chronic illness nationwide.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190403budgettestimony.html

AAFP Advises ONC, Continues Fight for Interoperability

The AAFP recently offered suggestions to the federal government on a draft document that lays out a plan to prioritize nationwide health IT

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180223oncletter.html

AAFP Advises VA on Proposed Rules to Expand Patient Access

The AAFP recently gave the Department of Veterans Affairs feedback on a proposed rule that could affect physician payment, prior authorization and scope of practice.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180320vapayment.html

AAFP Advocacy Conferences

The AAFP hosts annual advocacy-centered events to empower its members with the most up-to-date information on our most important issues.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fight/advocacy-conferences.html

AAFP Advocacy Visible in Value-based Payment Legislation

In a July 24 letter, the AAFP lauded the Value in Health Care Act's support of value-based care models and accountable care organizations.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200730vhcact.html

AAFP Advocacy Wins With CMS Telehealth Payment Boost

CMS announced retroactive increased payment for audio-only telemedicine that covers more services, a change the AAFP has been urging since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200505telehealthboost.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Coverage

Learn about the AAFP's advocacy work around changes in health care coverage systems and processes, including changes to the ACA, CHIP, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Delivery

The AAFP supports access to basic health care services for all people that improves health outcomes via patient-centered, cost-effective care.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health IT

The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it.html

AAFP Advocacy: Legal Issues

The AAFP advocates on behalf of family physicians in an increasingly complex legal environment, such as simplifying administrative burden and HIPAA.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal.html

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Payment

Stay current on Medicare payment policies, APMs, and the AAFP's work to advocate for physician payment that does not add to administrative complexity.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment.html

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Workforce

The AAFP believes primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation, so we work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support it.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce.html

AAFP Advocacy: Public Health

The AAFP advocates for primary care-centered public health and preventive medicine policies.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health.html

AAFP Advocacy: Recent Family Medicine Wins

The Academy's Government Relations team is constantly fighting for family medicine and AAFP members on the Hill. Learn more about recent efforts.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/wins.html

AAFP Advocacy: Research

The AAFP supports emerging research initiatives in family medicine as well as primary care training and education through organizations such as AHRQ.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/primary-care-research.html

AAFP Advocates for State Primary Care Spending Bills

The AAFP and state chapters are championing bills that would recognize the crucial role of primary care in ensuring patients' health.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190424statespending.html

AAFP Affirms Value of New Cholesterol Management Guideline

The AAFP recently gave its "affirmation of value" designation to a cholesterol management guideline jointly developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190320acc-ahacholguidln.html

AAFP and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is an advanced primary care model built on learnings from the original CPC initiative.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/cpc-plus.html

AAFP Announces New Innovation Lab Collaboration

The AAFP Innovation Lab is seeking a dozen or so Academy members to evaluate a novel AI-driven point-of-care platform for primary care dubbed Navina.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200925navina.html

AAFP Applauds ACOG Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

AAFP Applauds ACOG Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/acog-maternal-mortality.html

AAFP Applauds Background Check Bill That Wins Swift Passage

The Academy voiced support for a House bill strengthening background checks for firearm sales, which the AAFP called "common-sense legislation."

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190301bkgrndchecks.html

AAFP Applauds FDA Move on E-cigarette Flavors, Menthol

The AAFP recently hailed an FDA move toward restricting the sale of most flavored e-cigarette products and banning menthol in combustible cigarettes.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181119fdamenthol.html

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