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AAFP Letter to HHS on Proposed HIPAA Modifications - May 6, 2021

The AAFP supports regulatory changes to lessen the burden of disclosing patient data while also protecting patient privacy. We offer a variety of suggestions to improve upon the proposals from HHS to ensure that modifications to HIPAA do not increase administrative burdens on physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/hipaa/LT-OCR-HIPAA-NPRM-050621.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Proposed Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Rule - July 15, 2015

AAFP response to CMS on the Medicaid Managed Care and Children’s Health Insurance Program Programs proposed rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-CMS-MedicaidCHIP-071515.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Supporting Primary Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic - May 4, 2020

...May 2, 2020 The Honorable Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-PrimaryCareSustainability-050420.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on the 2020 National Vaccine Plan - October 24, 2019

...October 24, 2019 Director Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/ AIDS Policy U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 330 C St. SW, Rm L001 Washington, D.C. 20024 Dear Director Beckham: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-2020NationalVacPlan-102419.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule - June 3, 2019

...June 3, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HHS-Interoperability-060319.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on the Title X Proposed Rule - July 25, 2018

...July 25, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Office of Population Affairs Attention: Family Planning U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 716G 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HHS-TitleX-072518.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Title X Proposed Rule - May 13, 2021

The AAFP strongly supports efforts to restore and strengthen the Title X program, the only federal grant program dedicated to improving access to preventive care for low-income patients.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HHS-TitleXProposedRule-051321.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Vaccine Distribution - December 23, 2020

The AAFP and its members are concerned that these essential community physicians and their practices have not been incorporated in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans. We call on the federal and state governments to take appropriate actions to prioritize community primary care ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-VaccineDistribution-122320.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS Regarding Proposed Rules on Contraceptives - November 29, 2017

...November 30, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9940-IFC and CMS-9925-IFC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-MoralReligiousExemptionsContraceptives-112917.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS Repsonding to the Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health ...

...March 20, 2018 Alex Azar, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HHS-ProtectingStatutoryConscienceRights-032018.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS Requesting Information on Drug Prices - July 16, 2018

...July 16, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 600E Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-HHS-DrugPrices-071618.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership Calling for Greater Coordination on COVID-19...

...March 11, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-CongressLeadership-COVID19Comms-031120.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership on COVID-19 Legislative Priorities - March ...

...March 19, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HouseSenateLeadership-COVID19LegPriorities-031920.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate leadership on Reauthorizing and CHC, THC, and NHSC ...

...February 10, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseSenLeadership-CHC-THC-NHSCFunding-021020.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership Supporting the Know the Lowest Price Act (S....

...September 25, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/LT-CongressLeadership-KnowLowestPriceAct-092518.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on COVID-19 Vaccines - January ...

AAFP strongly believes that incorporating primary care physicians and practices into vaccination plans, as well as enhancing coordination and communication with physicians, will advance the goal of ensuring equitable access to vaccines for all.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HECS-COVIDVaccines-012921.pdf

AAFP Letter to House in Support of Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments ...

...May 20, 2020 The Honorable Brad Schneider The Honorable Ron Kind United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives 1432 Longworth House Office Building 1502 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C.20515 Dear Representatives...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-House-MAAPIActSupport-052020.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Supporting Small Business PPE Tax Credit Act - October 28, 2020

...October 28, 2020 The Honorable Brenda Lawrence U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Troy Balderson U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mike Quigley U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable John Joyce...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-House-SupportSmallBusinessPPETaxCreditAct-102820.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Supporting the Protecting Access to Care Act - March 23, 2017

...March 23, 2017 The Honorable Steve King United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representative King: On behalf of the 124,900 physicians and medical students nationwide who are members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, I am writing you to express...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/LT-House-HR1215-032317.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on COVID-19 and Health Disparities - June...

...June 10, 2020 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chair Ranking Member House Committee on Ways and Means House Committee on Ways and Means Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairperson Neal and Ranking Member Brady: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HouseWaysMeans-HealthDisparities-061020.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Medicare Site-neutral Payments - ...

...September 19, 2019 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Neal and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HouseWM-SiteNeutralPayments-091919.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Primary Care Enhancement Act (H.R. ...

...October 23, 2019 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Washington, DC Dear Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-WM-DPCMarkup-102319.pdf

AAFP Letter to HRSA on CHC Insulin Epinephrine Final Rule Delay - March 11, 2021

The AAFP supports proposals to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, but we are concerned that this final rule will not meaningfully reduce these costs.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HRSA-LifeSavingMedicationsProposedDelay-031121.pdf

AAFP Letter to HRSA on HHS Proposal to Increase Eligibility for Rural Health Grants - ...

...October 21, 2020 Thomas J. Engels Administrator Health Resources and Services Administration 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Dear Administrator Engels: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HRSA-RFIRuralDefinition-102120.pdf

AAFP Letter to HRSA on Rural Health Care Access - October 9, 2019

...October 9, 2019 Thomas J. Engels, Acting Administrator Health Resources and Services Administration 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Dear Acting Administrator Engels: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HRSA-RuralHealthCare-100919.pdf

AAFP Letter to Humana on Telehealth - October 30, 2020

...October 30, 2020 William Shrank, MD Chief Medical Officer Humana 500 West Main Street Louisville, KY Dear Dr. Shrank: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians, residents, and medical students across the nation, I...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/HumanaTelehealth-103020.pdf

AAFP Letter to OCR Regarding Burdens Associated with HIPAA Privacy and Security ...

...February 12, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: RFI, RIN 0945-AA00 Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-OCR-HIPAA-RFI-021219.pdf

AAFP Letter to OMB - June 19, 2019

AAFP letter in response to the Office of Management and Budget request for comment on the Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-OMB-FedPovStandards-061919.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on EHR Administrative Burdens - January 28, 2019

...January 28, 2019 Donald Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health IT Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Rucker: On behalf...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-RegRelief-012819.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on Information Blocking - June 3, 2019

...June 3, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlocking060319.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC Welcome and Info Blocking Extension - March 31, 2021

The AAFP urges ONC to delay the information blocking compliance date until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency to ensure family physicians can focus on providing essential primary care to their patients.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlockingExtension-033121.pdf

AAFP Letter to President Biden on Health Care For All Regulatory Recommendations - ...

The AAFP commends and offers additional recommendations to the Biden administration for protecting public health and ensuring affordable health care coverage for all Americans. Recommendations cover private insurance, Medicaid, non-discrimination practices, and strengthening federal ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/administration/LT-WhiteHouse-HealthCareForAllRegulatoryRecommendations-012221.pdf

AAFP Letter to President-elect Biden - November 20, 2020

AAFP letter to President-elect Biden outlining priorities important to the future of family medicine.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-PresidentElectBiden-AAFPPriorities-112020.pdf

AAFP Letter to Rep. Maloney Supporting the Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline ...

The bill would forgive the outstanding federal and private student loan debt of front-line health care workers who are treating patients with coronavirus. The loan forgiveness will be tax-free, and defines frontline health care workers as including doctors, medical residents, medical ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-RepMaloney-StudentLoanForgivenessFrontlineHealthWorkersAct-050621.pdf

AAFP Letter to Rep. Thompson Supporting Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (HR ...

...February 26, 2019 The Honorable Mike Thompson United States House of Representatives 231 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Thompson: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Thompson-BackgroundChecksHR8-022619.pdf

AAFP Letter to Secretary Azar Requesting Support for Testing the APC-APM - March 19, 2018

...March 19, 2018 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the 129,900 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I write to request your support for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SecretaryAzar-APCAPM-031918.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer Supporting S 430 - June 5, 2015

AAFP supports Sen. Boxer's bill to give the Federal Trade Commission explicit authority to regulate the advertising of e-cigarettes to prevent the marketing of e-cigarettes to children.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Boxer-S430-060515.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Brown Supporting the HAPI Act - November 18, 2020

...November 18, 2020 The Honorable Sherrod Brown U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Brown: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write to share our support for the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Brown-HAPIAct-111820.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Harris and Rep. Kelly Supporting the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic ...

...May 28, 2020 The Honorable Kamala Harris The Honorable Robin Kelly U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 25015 Dear Senator Harris and Representative Kelly: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Congress-SupportingCOVID19RacialEthnicHealthDisparitiesAct-052820.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Murkowski and Rep. Ruiz Supporting the Safe Step Act - May 19, 2021

AAFP support the bill because it would implement transparency guidelines to prevent inappropriate use of step therapy in employer-sponsored health plans and create a clear process for patients and physicians to seek reasonable exceptions to step therapy.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-SupportingSafeStepAct-051921.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Murray and Rep. Pallone Endorsing the DOC Act - June 2, 2021

AAFP supports the DOC Act because it would permanently extend and expand the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, which has played a vital role in training the next generation of primary care physicians and addressing the physician shortage.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SenMurrayRepPallone-EndorsingDOCAct-060221.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Schumer Supporting the Protect Our Heroes Act - November 20, 2020

...November 20, 2020 The Honorable Charles Schumer United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Leader Schumer, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 136,700 family physicians, residents and medical students we represent, I write to offer our support for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Schumer-ProtectOurHeroes-112020.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate in Support of Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments ...

...May 20, 2020 The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen The Honorable Michael Bennet United States Senate United States Senate 506 Hart Senate Office Building 261 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Shaheen and Bennet: On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-MAAPIActSupport-052020.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Leadership on HR 6: The Opioid Crisis Response Act - August 23, 2018

...August 23, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Senate-OpioidCrisisResponseAct-082318.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Supporting the GET CARE Act - November 18, 2020

...November 18, 2020 The Honorable Mark Warner U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20015 The Honorable Tim Scott U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20015 Dear Senators Warner and Scott: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 136,700 family physicians, residents and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Senate-GETCAREAct-111820.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Supporting the Strengthening America’s Health Care Readiness Act ...

AAFP supports this bill since it addresses the health workforce shortages and disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic through funding for the National Health Service Corps, as well as the establishment of a NHSC Emergency Service demonstration project.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-Senate-SupportingStrengtheningAmericasHealthCareReadinessAct-012821.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Gardner on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - February ...

...February 4, 2019 The Honorable Cory Gardner United States Senate 345 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Gardner: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SenatorGardner-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Hyde-Smith on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - ...

...February 4, 2019 The Honorable Cindy Hyde-Smith United States Senate 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Hyde-Smith: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SenatorHyde-Smith-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Tester on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - February 4,...

...February 4, 2019 The Honorable Jon Tester United States Senate 311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Tester: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the country, I...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senator-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Brown and Murray in Support of the Ensuring Access to Primary ...

...June 25, 2020 The Honorable Sherrod Brown The Honorable Patty Murray United States Senate United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Brown and Murray: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, who together represent more than 500,000 physicians,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-Senate-EnsuringAccessPrimaryCareWomenChildrenAct-062520.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson on the GCHJ Proposal - ...

...September 20, 2017 The Honorable Lindsey Graham The Honorable Bill Cassidy United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Dean Heller The Honorable Ron Johnson United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsGrahamCassidyHeller%20ohnson-GCHJProposal-092017.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators McConnell and Schumer Senate Final Vote to Reject Repeal - July...

...July 27, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: As the Senate nears a vote on health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsMcConnellSchumer-SenateFinalVoteWhip%20Letter-072717.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Tester and Barrasso in Support of the Rural Physician Workforce...

AAFP supports the bill because it would provide invaluable new federal support for rural residency training, which will help alleviate physician shortages in rural communities.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-060221.pdf

AAFP Letter to Speak Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi on CHIP Reauthorization - November...

...November 2, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Democratic Leader Pelosi: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-SpeakerRyanMinorityLeaderPelosi-CHIPReauthorization-110217.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: House Representatives Introducing the AAFP - January...

...January 23, 2019 U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), congratulations on your election to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 116th Congress. The AAFP is the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-House-116Congress-AAFPIntro-012319.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 117th Congress Outlining AAFP Priorities - January 8, 2021

AAFP's President, Dr. Ada Stewart, welcomes the 117th Congress and introduces priorities important to the future of family medicine.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-Congress-117CongressAAFPPriorities-010821.pdf

AAFP Letter to the CDC on Tobacco - February 6, 2019

...February 6, 2019 Randi Frank Office on Smoking and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4770 Buford Hwy Mail Stop S107-7 Atlanta, GA 30341 Dear Ms. Frank: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CDC-Tobacco-020619.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Committe on Finance in Support for Andrea Palm - April 14, 2021

AAFP supports President Biden’s nomination for HHS Deputy Secretary, Andrea Palm.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/administration/LT-Finance-AndreaPalmSupport-041421.pdf

AAFP Letter to the EBSA on Association Health Plan Proposed Rule - March 5, 2018

...March 5, 2018 Jeanne Klinefelter Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary Employee Benefits Security Administration Office of Regulations and Interpretations Room N-5655 U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20210 Attention: Definition of Employer-Small Business...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-EBSA-AssociationPlans-030518.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FCC on a Proposed Pilot for Telehealth - August 28, 2019

...August 28, 2019 Marlene Dortch, Secretary FCC Headquarters 445 12th St. SW Room TW-A325 Washington, DC 20554 Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-FCC-TelehealthPilot-082819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FCC on Telehealth in Rural America - January 31, 2018

...January 31, 2018 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch FCC Reference Center, Room CY-A257 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Promoting Telehealth in Rural America, WC Docket No. 17-310 Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-FCC-RuralTelehealth-013118.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA and HHS Supporting Proposed Rule on Graphical Warnings - October...

...October 1, 2019 Norman E. Sharpless, Acting Commissioner Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary Department of Health and Human Services. Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-HHS-GraphicalWarnings-100119.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Eliminating Youth Electronic Cigarette and Other Tobacco ...

...December 22, 2018 Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Dr. Gottlieb: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-YouthENDS-122218.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Establishing a Nicotine Standard - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Certain Tobacco Products (FDA-2017-N-6189) Dear Commissioner...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineStandards-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Levels - May 8, 2019

...May 8, 2019 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Certain Tobacco Products Dear Associate Commissioner Kux: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-CODResolutionNicotineStandards-05819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) - February 7, 2018

...February 7, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Approach to Evaluating Nicotine Replacement Therapies Dear Associate Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NRT-020718.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Premium Cigars - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Regulation of Premium Cigars (FDA-2017-N-6107) Dear Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-Cigars-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on the Nicotine Product Standard - May 21, 2018

...May 21, 2018 Dr. Scott Gottlieb Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 Re: Nicotine product standard Dear Dr. Gottlieb: The undersigned public health and medical organizations write in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductStandard-052118.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Tobacco Products Proposed Rule

AAFP letter supporting the FDA to deem authority in the regulation of currently unregulated nicotine delivery devices.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-TobaccoProductsProposedRule-060414.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House on Visa Extensions During COVID-19 Pandemic - May 13, 2020

...May 13, 2020 The Honorable Brad Schneider The Honorable Abby Finkenauer United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives 1432 Longworth House Office Building 124 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 Washington DC 20515 The Honorable Tom Cole The...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-House-VisaExtension-051320.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House Supporting the SPIKE Act of 2019 - April 8, 2019

...April 8, 2019 The Honorable Steven Horsford 1330 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Tom Reed 2263 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Horsford and Neal: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-House-SPIKESupport-040819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the NAIC Urging Continuation of Telehealth Flexibility - July 9, 2020

...July 9, 2020 Commissioner Farmer President National Association of Insurance Commissioners 444 North Capitol Street NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20001 Dear Commissioner Farmer, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-NAIC-TelehealthFlexibility-070920.pdf

AAFP Letter to the President on e-Cigarettes - September 20, 2019

...September 20, 2019 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-POTUS-e-cigsflavors-092019.pdf

AAFP Letter to the President on the "Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation's...

...October 11, 2019 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President, United States of America The White House Washington, DC Dear Mr. President: I write on behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 134,600 physicians and medical students we represent to share our views on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-POTUS-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniors-101119.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate HELP Committee for its Pandemic Planning RFI - July 8, 2020

...July 8, 2020 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chair Ranking Member Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Pensions Committee Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairperson Alexander and Ranking...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-SenateHELP-PandemicPreparedness-070820.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate in Support of the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act - April...

The bill would recapture 15,000 unused immigrant visas for doctors that Congress has previously authorized and allocate those visas to doctors to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-WorkforceResilienceAct-042121.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate on Visa Extensions During COVID-19 Pandemic - May 13, 2020

...May 13, 2020 The Honorable David Perdue The Honorable Todd Young United States Senate United States Senate 455 Russell Senate Office Building 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Washington DC 20510 The Honorable John Cornyn The Honorable Dick Durbin United States...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-VisaExtension-051320.pdf

AAFP Letter to the White House on the Coronavirus Task Force - March 10, 2020

...March 10, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pence Vice President of the United States Chair, White House Coronavirus Task Force The White House Washington, DC Mr. Vice President: As the SARS-Cov-2 virus spreads and more Americans face COVID-19, the nation’s family physicians and other primary...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-WhiteHouse-CoronavirusTaskForce-031020.pdf

AAFP Letter to TN House Health Committee on Doctor of Medical Science Legislation - ...

...March 13, 2018 The Honorable Cameron Sexton The Honorable Sabi Kumar Chairman Vice Chairman Tennessee House Health Committee Tennessee House Health Committee 425 5th Avenue North 425 5th Avenue North Suite 646, Cordell Hull Building Suite 654, Cordell Hull Building Nashville, TN 37243...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-TNLeg-DoctorMedScienceDegree-031318.pdf

AAFP Letter to UnitedHealth Group on COVID-19 - March 11, 2020

...March 11, 2020 Lewis Sandy, MD Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement UnitedHealth Group PO Box 1459 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1459 Dear Dr. Sandy: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-UHC-COVID19-031120.pdf

AAFP Letter to UnitedHealthcare on Telehealth - November 3, 2020

...November 3, 2020 Ashley Bieck Vice President, National Provider Advocacy UnitedHealthcare 12300 Perry Street Overland Park, KS 66213 Dear Ms. Bieck: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians, residents, and...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/UHCTelehealth-103020.pdf

AAFP Letter to White House ONDCP and Opioids Commission - October 19, 2017

...October 19, 2017 The Honorable Chris Christie, Chair Richard Baum, Acting Director President’s Commission on Combatting Office of National Drug Control Policy Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis The White House Washington, DC 20500 Washington, DC 20500 commission@ondcp.eop.gov Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-WhiteHouseONDCP-OpioidCommission-101917.pdf

AAFP Letter Urging the White House to Distribute Vaccines to Primary Care Practices - ...

The AAFP urged the White House to incorporate primary care practices in COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans and begin immediately sending vaccines to them. Primary care physicians are well equipped to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to their patients safely and efficiently.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-WH-RecommendationsImproveCOVIDVaccination-012921.pdf

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

...October 19, 2017 John R. Graham, Acting Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Strategic Planning Team Attn: Strategic Plan Comments 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 415F Washington, DC 20201...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter with Reaction to Preliminary CLFS Data

...October 19, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CLIAData-101917.pdf

AAFP Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study | FMCLA Companion

With practice questions and Board-style content, make the AAFP’s Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study Package your all-in-one FMCLA companion.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/longitudinal-assessment.html

AAFP Mailing List Policy

Find out the policies surrounding the distribution and use of the AAFP mailing list.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-mailing-list-policy.html

AAFP Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program FAQs

...Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program FAQs The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been authorized to expand accelerated/advance payments to physicians. These payments are designed to help physicians and their practices remain financially viable during the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/AAFP-Medicare-Accelerated-Advance-Payment-Program-FAQ.pdf

AAFP Member Advantage

The AAFP's Member Advantage program offers discounts on various products and services for AAFP members.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/advantage.html

AAFP Member Census: Five Minutes to Help the Academy Help Us

AAFP Member Census: Five Minutes to Help the Academy Help Us

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

AAFP Member Constituencies and Member Forums

Learn more about AAFP Member Constituencies and discussion groups, which address issues of importance to specific groups.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/connect/constituencies-forums.html

AAFP Member Pocket Guide Access

AAFP Member Pocket Guide Access

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/pocket-guides/a-fib/members.html

AAFP Member Profile

...MEMBER PROFILE The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) represents 129,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. Within AAFP membership, 70,400 family physicians are active members, 34,000 are students, and 12,000 are residents. The total number of members, as well as...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/common/2018-member-profile.pdf

AAFP Member Survey Provides Valuable Perspective

The AAFP's annual Practice Profile Survey provides tremendous insight that drives improvements in the Academy's advocacy, education and member services.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20170801ITT_Survey.html

AAFP Member Welcome Center

Check out the AAFP Member Welcome Center to learn more about how to update your member profile, earn and report CME, and deepen your involvement with the AAFP.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center.html

AAFP Members Set Academy's Course at Congress of Delegates

AAFP Members Set Academy's Course at Congress of Delegates

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

AAFP Membership Application Restricted content. Login required.

...Apply For Membership If you are a practicing physician, the following information may be necessary to complete your application. Medical license information (license number, issuance date, and expiration date) Credit card information (Membership dues and/or selected...

My Account

https://www.aafp.org/membership-application/application/home

AAFP Membership FAQ

Learn more about AAFP membership with FAQs.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/faq.html

AAFP METRIC with PEF Quality Improvement Program Evaluation

Read a description of the AAFP METRIC and PEF quality improvement programs study and view objectives, timeline, status and contact information.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/metric.html

AAFP Mission Statement

Read the mission statement for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-mission-statement.html

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