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AAFP Letter to CMS on the 2020 Proposed OPPS Rule - September 19, 2019

...September 19, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1717-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2020OPPS-091919.pdf

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

...December 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-2018FinalQPP-121917.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on the Provider Rellief Fund - June 25, 2020

...1 June 25, 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-ProviderReliefFund-062520.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

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

...April 3, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Data Collection and Public Release by HHS Agencies of COVID-19 Testing, Hospitalization, and Mortality by Race...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...September 18, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1715-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

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

...May 7, 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-Congress-PrimaryCare-050720.pdf

AAFP letter to EPA on the Clean Power Plan - April 25, 2018

...April 25, 2018 Scott Pruitt, Administrator EPA Docket Center Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code: 2822T Attention: Air Docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator Pruitt: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-EPA-CleanPowerPlan-042518.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate on CDC GVP Research Funding - February 21, 2019

...February 21, 2019 Chairman Richard Shelby Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Chairman Roy Blunt Ranking Member Patty Murray Subcommittee on Labor,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Senate-CDC-GVPResearchFunding-0221019.pdf

AAFP Letter to Domestic Policy Council Director Opposing Systemic Racism - June 10, 2020

...June 10, 2020 Ms. Brooke Rollins Director Domestic Policy Council Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 464 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20504 Dear Ms. Rollins: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), an organization representing...

Advocacy

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

Organizational Letter to Congress Recommending Policies to Increase Immunizations - ...

...Dear Members of Congress, As organizations representing medical professionals, the public health community and individuals who are immunocompromised, we have been encouraged by Congress’ interest in doing more to stop current vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and prevent more from...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Congress-ImmunizationCommunitPolicyRecs-042119.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

Joint Letter to House on CDC GVP Research Funding - February 21, 2019

...February 21, 2019 Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey Ranking Member Kay Granger U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Committee on Appropriations Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro Ranking...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-House-CDC-GVPResearchFunding-022119.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on its Healthy Communities Hearing - ...

...Statement for the Record to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Hearing Encouraging Healthy Communities: Perspective from the U.S. Surgeon General November 15, 2017 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) thank you for the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-SenateHELP-HealthyCommunitiesHearing-111517.pdf

Group of Six Letter to Senate Supporting Immunization Infrastructure - September 10, 2020

...September 10, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles 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 of the House Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-G6-Senate-ImmunizationInfrastructureCOVID-19VaccineDevelopment-091020.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of...

...January 30, 2019 The Honorable Susan Collins The Honorable Jon Tester U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 25010 The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito The Honorable Doug Jones U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Collins,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-SupportTrainingNextGenPCDoctorsAct-013019.pdf

AAFP Testimony House EandC Subcommittee on CHIP, THCGME Reauthorization

...Statement of American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health Programs June 14, 2017 June 14, 2017 Page 2 of 5 On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/TS-House-ExpandSNHealthPrograms-061417.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors ...

...October 29, 2019 The Honorable Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: The undersigned organizations represent the hundreds of thousands of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-HHS-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniorsEO-102919.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership Opposing Missouri HB 710, Expansion of the ...

...May 6, 2019 The Honorable Elijah Haahr Speaker of the House 201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 308 Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 The Honorable Dave Schatz Senate President Pro Tem 201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 326 Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 Dear Speaker Haahr and Senator Schatz: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-CongressLeaders-OpposingExpandingAsstPhysician-050619.pdf

AAFP Letter on the Senates HELP Committee’s Lower Health Care Costs Draft Bill - June ...

...June 5, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chair, Senate Health, Education, Labor Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and Pensions Committee Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Senate-HELPLowerHCCostsAct060519.pdf

Prepared Comments from AAFP President for the CMS Administrator Roundtable on ...

...Prepared Comments | Michael Munger, MD - President, AAFP CMS Administrator Roundtable on Administrative Burden Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 11:00 am Good morning. My name is Michael Munger. I am a practicing family physician in Overland Park, Kansas and the President of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TP-CMSAdminRoundTable-AdminReform-102317.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 in Support of the Primary Care Enhancement Act - January 13, 2016

...January 13, 2017 Hon. Erik Paulsen Hon. Earl Blumenauer U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 RE: Primary Care Enhancement Act Dear Rep. Paulsen and Rep. Blumenauer: On behalf of the 124,900 physician and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-PC_Enhancements_011617.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

Joint Letter to the US Trade Representative Urging Public Health Measures in US/UK ...

...January 15, 2019 Re: Docket No. USTR-2018-0036 Mr. Edward Gresser Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20508 Dear Mr. Gresser: We are pleased to submit...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-USTradeRep-UrgingPublicHealthMeasures-USUKTradeAgreements-011519.pdf

Joint Support Letter for the Tobacco-Free Youth Act Provisions - June 25, 2019

...June 25, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Health, Education, Labor Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Pensions U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SupportTobacco21Provisions-062519.pdf

Joint Letter to Deputy Director Homan Regarding ICE Procedures for Pregnant Women - ...

...March 30, 2018 The Honorable Thomas Homan Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th St, SW Washington, DC 20536 Dear Acting Director Homan: On behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-DeputyDirectorHoman-033018.PDF

Joint Letter on Application Programming Interfaces - September 11, 2019

...September 11, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 428 Senate Dirksen Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Frank Pallone Jr. Chair Committee on Energy and Commerce 2125 Rayburn...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-House-ApplicationProgrammingInterfaces-091119.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS and ONC with Administrative Simplification Requests - February 7, 2018

...February 7, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. Washington, DC, 20201 Don Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Office of the National Coordinator for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-ONC-AdminSimplification-020718.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 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

Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Innovation - November 28, 2018

...November 28, 2018 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-SenateHELP-HealthCareInnovationHearing-112818.pdf

AAFP/AMA Backgrounder: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

...Patients need access to care now. Evidence shows medication-assisted treatment (MAT) works. More people are dying from heroin and illicit fentanyl, despite a decrease in opioid prescriptions. The AMA and AAFP Urge Removing All Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-AMA-AAFP-MAT.pdf

AAFP Letter Calling for ICD-10-CM Codes - October 31, 2018

...October 31, 2018 Ms. Donna Pickett Co-Chair, ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee National Center for Health Statistics 3311 Toledo Road Hyattsville, MD20782 Re: Proposal to create ICD-10-CM codes for e-cigarette use Dear Ms. Pickett: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-NCHS-ICD10eCig-103118.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 on the USDA SNAP and Work Requirements Rule - April 10, 2019

...April 10, 2019 Brandon Lipps, Administrator U.S. Department of Agriculture Certification Policy Branch SNAP Program Development Division 3101 Park Center Drive Alexandria, Virginia 22302 RE: Proposed Rule: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Requirements for Able-Bodied...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-USDA-SNAPWorkRule-04102019.pdf

AAFP Statement to the EandC Committee’s Hearing on Investing in America’s Health Care -...

...Statement for the Record to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health Hearing, Investing in America’s Health Care June 4, 2019 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) thank you for the opportunity to submit this Statement for the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-EC-InvestingAmericanHealthCare-060419.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 and ACP Letter to HHS on Relief to Primary Care Practices - May 22, 2020

...May 22, 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 and the American College of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-HHS-PrimaryCarePracticeRelief-052220.pdf

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

Joint Letter to Acting HHS Secretary on CDC Language - December 19, 2017

...December 19, 2017 The Honorable Eric D. Hargan Acting Secretary US Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Mr. Hargan, On behalf of the more than 450,000 physicians and medical students represented by the combined memberships of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-ActingSecretary-CDCLanguage-121917.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations on FY 2021 - May 20, 2020

...Outside Witness Testimony to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies - Fiscal Year 2021 Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP President, American Academy of Family Physicians May 20, 2020 On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/TS-SenateAppropriations-FY2021-052020.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 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

Joint Letter Opposing Efforts to Repeal the Individual Mandate - November 14, 2017

...America’s Frontline Physicians Oppose Efforts to Eliminate the Individual Mandate Our organizations, which represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students, strongly support policies that ensure every American has access to affordable health coverage. We are concerned that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-IndividualMandateRepeal-SenateTaxReform-111417.pdf

Letter to House Leaders re Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Student Loan Interest Provision - ...

...November 10, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi H-232 U.S. Capitol H-204, U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 RE: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - Elimination of the Student Loan Interest Deduction Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-HouseLeadership-TaxCutsJobsActStudentLoanInterestProvision-11102017.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Quality Payment Program Regulation

...August 18, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Room 445-G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue SW. Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018ProposedQPP-081817.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Strengthen Primary Care

...Strengthen Primary Care: Ensure Appropriate Payment In January 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to increase payments for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. E/M codes are a category of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/action_week/BKG-StrengthenPrimaryCare.pdf

Stabilize Primary Care - Talking Point

...Stabilize: Near-Term Efforts Needed to Sustain Primary Care After COVID-19 Talking Points • The U.S. primary care system is facing unprecedented challenges and, in many parts of the country, is on the verge of collapse due to a variety of factors but amplified by the COVID-19...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/action_week/Stabilize-TalkingPoints.pdf

State Fact Sheets: The Importance of Family Medicine (All States)

...ALABAMA 1,912 AAFP members Alabama 8 family medicine residency programs 2 teaching health center programs Alabama 23% increase (612 physicians) needed by 2030 99 medically underserved areas39.4% of residents live in a health professional shortage area $2.2...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/state_fact_sheets/All-States-Importance-Family-Medicine.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers

...SECTION 1332 WAIVERS What is a Section 1332 Waiver? Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to submit State Innovation Waivers for federal approval to waive certain parts of the law to improve access to high quality, affordable health insurance. Under the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/BKG-Section1332StateInnovationWaivers.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers

...SECTION 1115 DEMONSTRATION WAIVERS What is a Section 1115 Waiver? Section 1115 of the Social Security Act provides the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services with authority to approve experimental, pilot, or demonstration projects that promote the objectives of the Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-Section1115Waivers.pdf

State Speak Out Template

...STATE GRASSROOTS CAPABILITIES SPEAKOUT Chapters may use the AAFP SpeakOut tool to create letter templates on specific advocacy issues that allow constituent members to submit letters to their state officials. If interested in creating a state SpeakOut, please send the following...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/grassroots/State-SO-Template.pdf

Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act of 2019 - Senate

...July 3, 2019 Senator John Barrasso Senator Tina Smith United States Senate United States Senate 307 Dirksen Senate Office Building 720 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Barrasso and Smith, On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/rural/LT-Senate-RHCModernization-070319.pdf

Joint Letter to Military Committees on FY 2020 NDAA - July 19, 2019

...July 19, 2019 The Honorable James Inhofe, Chairman The Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member Senate Armed Services Committee Senate Armed Services Committee 228 Russell Senate Office Building 228 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-DoD-SupportingHouseNDAASection716-071919.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Pharmacists

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - PHARMACISTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the evolving complexity and proliferation of pharmaceutical agents and the important role pharmacists play in the delivery of high- quality health care. The pharmacy professional...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-Pharmacists.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Education and Training - Family Physicians vs Nurse Practitioners

...Education and Training: Family Physicians versus Nurse Practitioners Most Nurse Practitioners (NP)-also known as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)-receive their education typically through a one-and-an-half to three-year degree program...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/FPvsNP.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS Opposing Expansion of Scope of Practice for NPPs in IRF Settings - ...

...June 11, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445-G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: File Code CMS-1729-P Medicare Program; Inpatient...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-CMS-NPsIRFSetting-061120.pdf

Joint Letter on Expanding Scope of Practice for Non-professional Health Care Providers ...

...June 24, 2020 The Honorable Robert Wilkie Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Room 1063B Washington, DC 20420 Dear Secretary Wilkie: The undersigned medical associations and medical specialty societies are writing to register serious concerns...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-VA-ExpandedScopeNonProHealthCareProviders-062420.pdf

Amicus Brief: State of California v. Azar - July 8, 2019

...No. 19-15974(L) IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT STATE OF CALIFORNIA, by and through Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALEX M. AZAR II, in his Official Capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-CaliforniaVAzar-070819.pdf

AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

...No. 19-35386(L) IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT STATE OF OREGON, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. ALEX M. AZAR II, in his Official Capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al.,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

Statement on Texas v. Azar - December 15, 2018

...AAFP Public Relations • Page 1 AAFP Public Relations Court Ruling Threatens Health Coverage for Millions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, December 15, 2018 Statement attributable to: John Cullen, MD President American Academy of Family Physicians ―Friday’s ruling in the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-TexasvAzar-12.15.18.pdf

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...

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

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...

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

Backgrounder: Primary Care Hill Briefing from the AAFP, AAP, and ACP - October 6, 2020

...Our three organizations represent the nation’s frontline physicians who furnish the overwhelming majority of primary care to our nation’s children, adults, and elderly for a full-range of physical conditions including diagnosing and treating millions of patients and their families for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/BKG-PrimaryCareHillBriefing-100620.pdf

Example of the AAFP COVID-19 Related Loss Calcuator

...Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Note: Step 4: Step 5: [Payer 1] [Payer 2] [Payer 3] [Payer 4] Medicaid Fee-for-Service Medicare Self-Pay Total 30% 30% 0% 0% 0% 30% 10% 100% Code Description [Payer 1] [Payer 2] [Payer 3] [Payer 4] Medicaid 2020 National Medicare Non-facility...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/Example-AAFP-COVID-Calculator.pdf

LT-HHS-CARESActEmergencyFund-040720.pdf

...April 7, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: The undersigned organizations represent the hundreds of thousands of physicians...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-CARESActEmergencyFund-040720.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of 6 Opposing Public Charge Proposal - September 22, 2018

...Joint Statement of America’s Frontline Physicians Opposing Public Charge Proposal The Trump Administration has issued a proposed regulation that changes long-standing rules governing how and whether immigrants can be determined to be a public charge; widens the scope of programs...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-GroupSix-Public%20Charge-092218.pdf

Joint Principles from the Group of 6 on Reducing Administrative Burden - June 11, 2018

...Joint Principles on Reducing Administrative Burden in Healthcare American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ST-Group6-AdministrativeBurden-061118.pdf

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...

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Physician Preceptor Tax Credits

...PHYSICIAN PRECEPTOR TAX CREDITS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports training for students that emphasizes high-quality, continuous, compassionate, and coordinated care through robust family medicine preceptorship programs. Evidence shows that...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-PreceptorTaxCredit.pdf

AAFP Statement on Regulatory and Adminstraive Reforms - January 30, 2017

...AAFP’s Agenda for Regulatory and Administrative Reforms Primary care - and particularly family medicine - is foundational to continued progress in reforming our nation’s health care system. Family medicine and primary care are delivered by dedicated individual family physicians and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/ST-Reg-Admin-Reform-013117.pdf

Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-based Health System in the United States

...Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States 2 Contents Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/AAFP-Heath-Care-Reform-Primer.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of 6 on Administration's Position on Texas v. United ...

...JOINT STATEMENT ON ADMINISTRATION’S POSITION ON TEXAS V UNITED STATES American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-Group6-AdminPolicyTexasvUS-032719.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...

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

Wall Street Journal Letter from AAFP and Others: Science-- Not Politics-- Will Lead Us ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-WSJ-ScienceNotPolitics-092290.pdf

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