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AAFP Comments to DHS on Proposal to Eliminate the H-1B Visa Lottery - December 1, 2020

...December 1, 2020 Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-DHS-H1BLotteryProposedRule-120120.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on Notice of Benefit Payment Parameters Plan Year 2022 Proposed ...

The AAFP is committed to building on the successes of the ACA and ensuring that all individuals have access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage. The AAFP strongly opposes finalizing this regulation as proposed.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-Comments2022NBPP-122320.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on Proposed Rule to Automate Prior Authorizations - December 23, 2020

The AAFP is in favor of requirements for payers to automate and respond to prior authorization requests in a timely manner, so we are concerned that this proposal will not have a meaningful impact on reducing administrative burden, since it does not include Medicare Advantage plans or ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-PriorAuthProposedRule-122320.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on SUNSET Proposal - December 2, 2020

...December 2, 2020 Alex M. Azar II Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents more than 136,700 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-CommentsSUNSETProposal-120220.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS Responding to RFI on Artificial Intelligence in Health Care - ...

• The AAFP is supportive of advancing the use of AI/ML solutions in health care as long as they are used in partnership with the user and are implemented in an equitable manner.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HHS-TechnologyChronicDiseaseManagementAgingUnderservedPopulations-121820.pdf

AAFP Committed to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health, Striving for Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health Media Kit.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/social-determinants-of-health.html

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-all-forms-of-racism.html

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-rise-in-violence-against-asian-americans-and-pacific-islanders.html

AAFP Congressional Testimony on Territory Medicaid Funding - March 17, 2021

The AAFP submits testimony to the House Energy and Commerce hearing regarding funding for Medicaid in the U.S. territories. The AAFP strongly urges Congress to adopt a long-term plan for funding Medicaid in the territories.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/TS-EC-TerritoryMedicaidFunding-031721.pdf

AAFP Continues Telehealth Push With Senate Testimony

As senators consider how to solidify telehealth policy flexibilities beyond the pandemic, a family physician advised them on action to ensure that virtual care improves comprehensive, continuous primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210526telehealthsenate.html

AAFP Continues Working for Racial Equity

AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science Chair Scott Hartman, M.D., outlines the work the commission has undertaken regarding racial equity at the direction of the Academy's Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200922guested-equality.html

AAFP COVID-19 Advocacy Toolkit

...COVID-19 Toolkit Congress approved an emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) spending bill and is both working on another proposal to address additional health and economic issues and planning a third package. The AAFP supported the supplemental funding bill and issued recommendations for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/COVID19-AdvocacyToolkit.pdf

AAFP COVID-19 CME Opportunities

View all AAFP CME activities on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/covid-19.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand

Watch AAFP’s CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/webinar-series-on-demand.html

AAFP COVID-19 Related Loss Calculator

...Instructions Projected Revenue Inputs Projected Revenue Inputs Step 1: Enter the top 3 payers into "Payer Mix" table (includes commercial and Medicare Advantage) - light blue cells Step 2: Enter the percentage of patients covered by each payer listed in the "Payer...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/AAFP-COVID-19-Related-LossCalculator.xlsx

AAFP COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Requirements and Preliminary Payment Guidance

In this document, the AAFP outlnes the COVID-19 vaccine coverage requirements and provides preliminary payment guidance.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/ES-COVIDVaccineCoveragePayment-5621.pdf

AAFP Creates COVID-19 Member Community, Preparation Checklist

The AAFP continues to work with the CDC and state/local health departments to disseminate the latest coronavirus disease 2019 guidance to Academy members through one resource.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200311coronavirus4.html

AAFP Creates New MIG for Employed Physicians

Employed family physicians have a new member interest group where they can network, communicate ideas and share common interests.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191015employedmig.html

AAFP Credit Activity Types

The AAFP grants CME credit for many different activities. Learn more here.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/activity-types.html

AAFP Credit Application Fees

View AAFP CME Credit System application fees for AAFP certification.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/fees.html

AAFP Credit Eligibility Requirements

Learn whether your CME activity is eligible for AAFP credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/eligibility-requirements.html

AAFP Credit System

You organized a CME activity. Make your activity more valuable with AAFP certification. Boost your attendance or usage, and ensure the content is relevant and valid for family physicians.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system.html

AAFP Credit System Reconsiders Functional Medicine Topics

Effective immediately, the AAFP Credit System will begin approving functional medicine topics in accordance with its eligibility requirements and topic-specific guidance from the Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180328functionalmed.html

AAFP Credit System Unveils New Seal

The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190826creditsystemseal.html

AAFP Decries 50 Percent Cut for E/M Codes with Modifier 25

The AAFP has asked a major private payer in Rhode Island to reconsider a proposed 50 percent cut for certain evaluation and management services.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180821bcbsri.html

AAFP Definition: Certification/Maintenance of Certification

Read AAFP's definition of the terms certification and maintenance of certification when used in reference to physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-definition-certification-maintenance.html

AAFP Definitions for Policy Statement, Position Paper and Discussion Paper

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians articulates its policies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-policy-statement-position-paper-discussion-paper.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2018-19

On Oct. 10, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year and beyond. Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010codelects.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2019-20

On Sept. 25, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, S.C., was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190925codelections.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2020-21

On Oct. 13, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Sterling Ransone, M.D., of Deltaville, Va., was elected the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201013codelections.html

AAFP Delegates to the AMA

Information about becoming an AAFP delegate to the American Medical Association.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/ama-delegates.html

AAFP Delegation Gives Family Medicine Voice at AMA Meeting

The AMA House of Delegates met last week in Chicago to discuss and debate policies aimed at improving our health care system. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update from the perspective of the Academy's delegation.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_delegation_gives_family_medicine.html

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190619ama-educ.html

AAFP Delivering on Maternity Care Training, Resources

In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. The AAFP provides training and support members need to play this vital role.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_delivering_on_maternity_care.html

AAFP Delivers Pointed Congressional Briefing on COVID-19

A recent virtual briefing that included the founders of the Primary Care Caucus laid out sobering new data on threatened primary care practices and advocated for legislative solutions.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200507congressbriefing.html

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

The AAFP recently sent a detailed response to a Senate Finance Committee request for information on how to improve the nation's maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200420maternalrfi.html

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

AAFP News : Member Resources and Tools for 2018

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180103yir-clinical.html

AAFP Demands Fair Physician Pay, Patient Protection

In a Dec. 16 letter, the AAFP responded to an interim final rule on coverage and payment requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, including Medicaid provisions.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201217covidvaccrule.html

AAFP Digs In, Gives CMS Comprehensive Comments on MPFS

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180906mpfscomments.html

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: DPC Overview

Direct primary care (DPC) is a payment model that has grown, in large part, from the discipline of family medicine. The model is an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing. This activity provides an overview of the direct primary care model and key characteristics of the model.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-overview.html

AAFP Eases CME, Dues Deadlines so FPs Can Focus on Pandemic

To make sure nothing pulls FPs' attention away from the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP is easing CME requirements for membership and extending the deadline for payment of dues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200331membershipcovid.html

AAFP Endorsement of Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by External ...

Read about how the AAFP develops Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/endorsed.html

AAFP Endorses AAO-HNS Tonsillectomy in Children Guideline

The AAFP has endorsed an updated guideline on tonsillectomy in children that was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was published Feb. 5 in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190227aao-hnstonsillectomygdln.html

AAFP Endorses Bill Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities

In a May 28 letter, the Academy voiced support for legislation that would create a task force to address racial and ethnic health disparities associated with COVID-19.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200601coviddisparities.html

AAFP Endorses Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism Dx

The AAFP recently endorsed guidelines on the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) that were developed by the American Society of Hematology. The guidelines evaluated diagnostic strategies for pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis of the lower and upper extremities, and recurrent...

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190424vtegdline.html

AAFP EVP and CEO Douglas E. Henley to Step Down Next Year

The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced that Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP, executive vice president and chief executive officer for the AAFP since 2000, has notified the board of directors of his intention to leave his role with the organization next year. Dr. Henley’s...

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/aafp-evp-ceo-douglas-henley-to-step-down-next-year.html

AAFP Executive Management Team

Meet the AAFP Executive Management Team.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/aafp-emt.html

AAFP Executive Summary of Alternative Payment Models - March 14, 2017

...Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment January 2017 The U.S. health care system is undergoing an intense period of transformation...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/ES-AdvancedPrimaryCare-121316.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 18, 2018

...Initial Summary of the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put on display the 2019 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B. In conjunction...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2019ProposedMPFS-071818.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the CMS Final Rule: QPP Year 2 - November 8, 2017

...Executive Summary of the CMS Final Rule- Quality Payment Program Year 2 On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interim final rule with comment period regarding the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP). Further comments on certain sections...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2018FinalQPP-11817.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary: 2020 Year End Funding Bill and COVID-19 Emergency Funding Key ...

On Dec. 22, President Trump signed legislation into law which funds the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2021 and provides about $900 billion in COVID-19 emergency funding. The bipartisan agreement is the fourth legislative package passed in response to the COVID-19 ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/ES-2020YearEndBillHighlights-122220.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act -...

...The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act -Key Provisions Affecting Family Physicians On March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act into law. The bipartisan CARES Act is the third legislative package passed in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/ES-CARESAct-033020.pdf

AAFP Exhibitor Opportunities

Find out all of the opportunities that the AAFP has for exhibiting at national events. National Conference and Family Medicine Experience (FMX) have many ways for organizations to have the opportunity to get in front of AAFP members.

Events : AAFP Exhibitor Opportunities

https://www.aafp.org/events/exhibitor-opportunities.html

AAFP Fact Sheet on the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Program

...Since inception, the THCGME program has trained over 1,000 new primary care physicians and dentists across the country. THCGME Graduates 64 percent are practicing in a primary care setting - nearly double the national average for all physicians. 58 percent are practicing in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/FS-THCGME.pdf

AAFP FAQ Aims to Educate FPs About Using Claims Data

The AAFP has created a document to help family physicians understand all-payer claims databases so they can advocate for greater state investment in primary care.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190906claimsdatabasefaq.html

AAFP Fellow Aims for Major Impact on Health Equity

Christen Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., created a health equity leadership concentration for her residency. Now she hopes to address the issue on a broader scale as an AAFP Health Equity Fellow.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210215fdf-johnson.html

AAFP Fields New Resource on Coding, Documentation Changes

Members are invited to review the latest addition to the AAFP’s collection of information, resources and tools regarding new office visit evaluation and management coding and documentation guidance that took effect on Jan. 1: the 2021 Office Visit E/M Guidelines Module.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210127e-mcodeguidelines.html

AAFP Fights for Patient Access to Covered Medicaid Services

The AAFP stands against a proposed rule that would amend the state documentation process on Medicaid fee-for-service payments and their effect on patient access.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180521medicaidaccess.html

AAFP Fine-tunes Proposed Rule on GME, Rural Workforce

A proposed CMS rule that could boost the primary care workforce without creating additional administrative burden needs refinement, the Academy told the agency in a recent letter.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190626proposedippsrule.html

AAFP FMX CME

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education for FMX and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/fmx.html

AAFP Foundation Annual Report

...AAFP Foundation Board of Directors 2021 Annual Report AAFP Foundation Board of Directors Student Ashten Duncan, MD, MPH, CPH OU-TU School of Community Medicine Tulsa, OK Class of 2021 Student Reflection The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/annual-reports/aafp-foundation.pdf

AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report

...AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Resident Student Kristina Laguerre, MD, MPH, MBS Ian Coker, DO Sunrise FGME Consortium at Midwestern University - Southern Hills Hospital FMR Arizona College...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/2020/nc20-foundation-4.pdf

AAFP Foundation Corporate Roundtable

AAFP Foundation Corporate Roundtable

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/engage-with-aafp/events/corp-roundtable.html

AAFP Gives Administration Formula for Saving Primary Care

In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200511sustainpractices.html

AAFP Gives HHS Guidance on Pain Management, Opioid Crisis

The Academy responded to an HHS request for information with advice for ensuring that family physicians are able to address patient needs regarding chronic pain and opioid misuse.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190911painmgmtltr.html

AAFP Gives Proposed Transparency Rules Cautious Thumbs-up

Regulations on transparency of prices and cost-sharing and rules on medical loss ratios must focus on patients, the AAFP said in response to a CMS proposed rule on value-based payment models.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200211hhstransparency.html

AAFP Goals Support Award-winning Primary Care From FPs

Gary LeRoy, M.D., outlines in this Leader Voices Blog post the Academy's strategic priorities to support primary care's award-winning formula of first contact, coordination, comprehensiveness and continuity.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200309lv-egot.html

AAFP Goverment Relations Summary of President's Budget Request for FY 2019 - February ...

...GR Summary: President’s Budget Request for FY2019 On February 12, 2018, President Donald Trump transmitted his 2019 budget request to the Congress. Overall, the cuts proposed in this year’s request are less severe than last year’s, but the budget still calls for a $3.6 trillion...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-GRSummaryPresidentBudgetRequestFY2019-021318.pdf

AAFP Government Relations Summary - Families First Coronavirus Response Act - March 18,...

...GR Summary: Families First Coronavirus Response Act The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) on March 14, 363-40-1. The measure offers relief in the form of paid emergency leave, free coronavirus testing, strengthened...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/ES-FamiliesFirstCoronavirusResponseAct-031820.pdf

AAFP Government Relations Summary of the Balanced Budget Act of 2018 - February 12, 2018

...Government Relations Summary: Balanced Budget Act of 2018 After a brief government shutdown, on February 9, 2018, the Senate and House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA18, Public Law 115-123), funding the government through March 23, 2018. The spending package was strongly...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-GRBillSummaryBBA2018-021218.pdf

AAFP Guides Agencies Away From Alternative Payment Roadblocks

In letters to CMS and HHS' Office of the Inspector General, the Academy counseled regulators to make sure self-referral rules do not hinder practice transformation through new payment models.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200109selfreferralltrs.html

AAFP Guides CMS on Administrative Simplification Efforts

The AAFP has offered recommendations to CMS on how the agency can improve its efforts to reduce time physicians spend on tasks not directly related to patient care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190813adminsimpletter.html

AAFP Hails White House Bid to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The Academy has praised a recent announcement from the Trump administration that it will "take decisive action by severely curtailing access to flavored e-cigarette products." The FDA is expected to finalize guidance to pull the products from the U.S. market within weeks.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190927whecigban.html

AAFP Health Equity Fellowship

The AAFP Health Equity Fellowship is designed to develop family physicians into leaders who have subject matter expertise in the social, institutional, and cultural influences that impact health.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/social-determinants/aafp-health-equity-fellowship.html

AAFP Helped Spur CMS’ Final Rule in Favor

...AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News December 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1315 AAFP Helped Spur CMS’ Final Rule in Favor of Primary Care Bonus Program The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed its...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/afp20101201p1315.pdf

AAFP Helps Improve Physician Well-Being, Fight Administrative Burden

well-being

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/well-being.html

AAFP Highlights Primary Care in Rescue Package Needs

The AAFP called on Congress to bolster primary care as legislators write the bills for the American Rescue Plan.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210215arpletter.html

AAFP Home | American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Family Physicians represents 134,600 family physicians, residents, and students, providing advocacy, education, patient and practice resources.

AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/home.html

AAFP Honors All FPs as Family Physician of the Year

After valiantly facing the trials of COVID-19 for months, every AAFP member is being honored with the Family Physician of the Year award.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201019fpoy.html

AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/aafp-honors-two-with-congressional-primary-care-champion-award.html

AAFP Hosts Film, Town Hall Highlighting Equity, Advocacy

Academy members have exclusive access to watch the award-winning documentary Power to Heal, which will be the subject of a Virtual Town Hall on health equity on March 10.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210222powertoheal.html

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180905twentyfiveby2030.html

AAFP Hosts Webinar on Teen, Young Adult Preventive Care

On July 12, the AAFP will host a webinar from 11:30 a.m. to noon CDT that addresses clinical preventive service recommendations for adolescents and young adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180703teenwebinar.html

AAFP Immunization Materials Help Keep FPs Informed

The Academy recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the 2020 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the ACIP to all active members.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200501immschedules.html

AAFP Immunization Resources Keep FPs Informed

The AAFP is mailing all active and resident family physician members full-color laminated copies of the 2019 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190429immschedsmailed.html

AAFP Information Blocking Rule FAQ

Find answers to Information Blocking Rule frequently asked questions, as the rule goes into effect April 5, 2021.

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/Information-Blocking-Rule-FAQ-032421.pdf

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 1, 2019

...AAFP Summary of the 2020 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule and interim final rule on the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This regulation also impacts the Quality Payment...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2020FinalMPFS-110219.pdf

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 30, 2019

...Initial AAFP Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This regulation also impacts the Quality Payment Program (QPP). CMS...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2020MPFS-073019.pdf

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - August 24, 2020

...Initial AAFP summary of the 2021 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This regulation also impacts the Quality Payment Program (QPP). CMS...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2021MPFS-082420.pdf

AAFP Insurance Program

Discover the services available through AAFP Insurance Program.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/resources/insurance.html

AAFP International Membership Application

...You can also apply for membership online at www.aafp.org/intlapp. for office use only personal information are you a previous member of the aafp? o yes o no if yes, previous aafp member id (if known) _________________________________ name (first)...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/membership_applications/international-application.pdf

AAFP Intro Letter to Director of Medicare Dr. Meena Seshamani - July 7, 2021

The AAFP congratulates Dr. Seshamani on her appointment and looks forward to working with her to properly value primary care, reduce physicians administrative burdens, build a robust workforce, ensure permanent coverage of telehealth services, and transition to a value-based health care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-DirectorMeenaSeshamaniIntro-070721.pdf

AAFP Introductory Letter to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure - June 3, 2021

The AAFP congratulates the Administrator on being confirmed and looks forward to working with her to advance health equity by investing in primary care access and health care coverage.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-IntroChiquitaBrooksLaSure-060321.pdf

AAFP Introductory Letter to Medicaid Director Daniel Tsai - July 7, 2021

The AAFP congratulates Mr. Tsai on his appointment and looks forward to working with him on Medicaid payment parity for primary care, managed care oversight, expanding eligibility and coverage, transitioning to value-based health care system, and extending postpartum coverage.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-CMS-DirectorDanielTsaiIntro-070721.pdf

AAFP is Encouraged by Initial Actions to Address Gun Violence

AAFP is Encouraged by Initial Actions to Address Gun Violence

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-is-encouraged-by-initial-actions-to-address-gun-violence.html

AAFP Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Breastfeeding, Medications

To help guide family physicians in providing optimal patient care, the AAFP recently issued a policy on prescribing medications for COVID-19, as well as a statement on breastfeeding and COVID-19.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200421covidguidance.html

AAFP Issues Summary of Proposed 2019 Medicare Fee Schedule

The AAFP has created a two-page summary of CMS' proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. The summary is a precursor to a much lengthier and detailed formal comment letter the AAFP will submit by the agency's Sept. 10 deadline.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180724mpfssumm.html

AAFP Joins Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative

The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative, a group of eight physician organizations that includes the AAFP, has published a compendium of resources on the topic for clinicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210107bhic.html

AAFP Joins Boycott of Facebook, Instagram Ads

The AAFP is joining hundreds of other companies and organizations in a monthlong advertising boycott to urge Facebook to address "hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence."

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200702stophate.html

AAFP Joins Call for Congress to Reduce Health Care Costs

Congress needs to act soon to reduce health care costs for those who buy their own insurance, the AAFP and several other organizations told legislators recently.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180314stabilizationltr.html

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