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AAFP Letter of Support for the Reserving the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act

...April 19, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Donna Shalala Chairman, House Committee on Member Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Pallone and Representative Shalala: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-House-ReversingYouthTobaccoEpidemic-041919.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 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

Joint Letter to Senate Supporting the Quit Because of COVID-19 Act- August 13, 2020

...August 13, 2020 The Honorable Tom Carper United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Carper: We write in strong support of S. 4524, the Quit Because of COVID-19 Act, legislation that will ensure that all Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Senate-QuitBecauseCOVID19Act-081320.pdf

Joint Letter to the President on e-Cigarettes - September 24, 2019

...September 24, 2019 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: Our organizations commend and fully support your plan to remove all non-tobacco flavored e- cigarettes from the market,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-POTUS-SupportPlanRemoveFlavoredeCigs-092419.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for the Tobacco to 21 Act - May 29, 2019

...May 29, 2019 The Honorable Brian Schatz The Honorable Todd Young U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Diana DeGette The Honorable Chris Stewart U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SchatzYoungDeGetteStewart-Tobacco21Act-052919.pdf

Joint Letter Supporting the McConnell-Kaine Tobacco 21 Bill - May 21, 2019

...May 21, 2019 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Tim Kaine Majority Leader U.S. Senator United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators McConnell and Kaine: Our organizations write to you today to express our support for your...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SenMcConnellKaine-TobaccoFreeYouthAct-052119.pdf

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

...November 26, 2018 Re: Docket No. USTR-2018-0034 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-PublicHealthGroupCommentsUS-JapanFTA-112618.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

AAFP Backgrounder: Immunizations

...IMMUNIZATIONS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports immunizations for infants, children, adolescents, and adults as defined by recommendations set forth in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/BKG-Immunizations.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

Joint Letter to FDA on COVID-19 Vaccine Approval Process - September 17, 2020

...September 17, 2020 Stephen M. Hahn, M.D. Peter Marks, M.D, Ph.D. Commissioner Director United States Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research 10903 New Hampshire Avenue 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 Silver Spring, MD 20993...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-FDA-COVID-19VaccineApproval-091720.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution - October 22, 2020

...October 22, 2020 Alex M. Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Robert R. Redfield, MD Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Stephen M. Hahn...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-EquitableVaccineDistribution-102220.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Supporting the SAVE for Seniors Act - November 18, 2020

...November 18, 2020 The Honorable Abigail Spanberger U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Dusty Johnson U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representatives Spanberger and Johnson: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

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

Joint Letter to Operation Warp Speed - November 17, 2020

...November 17, 2020 Alex Azar, JD Chris Miller Secretary Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Defense Moncef Slaoui, MD General Gustave F. Perna Chief Advisor Chief Operating Officer Operation Warp Speed Operation...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-OWS-VaccineDeployment-111720.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

AAFP Letter in Support for the Community Immunity During COVID-19 Act - August 19, 2020

...August 19, 2020 The Honorable Lauren Underwood U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Underwood: 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Underwood-CommunityImmunityCOVIDAct-081920.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of 6 Supporting the Vaccines Act - May 22, 2019

...Media contacts: Jamie Poslosky, American Academy of Pediatrics (202-724-3301; jposlosky@aap.org) Devin Miller, American Academy of Pediatrics (202-724-3308; dmiller@aap.org) JOINT STATEMENT SUPPORTING THE VACCINES ACT American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/ST-G6-VaccinesAct-052219.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Maternal Health and Mortality

...MATERNAL HEALTH AND MORTALITY AAFP Position Primary care doctors are essential to the maternal health workforce and our ability to meet women’s health care needs. Family physicians are well-trained, qualified, and an intricate part of providing comprehensive care for women...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/BKG-MaternalHealth.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on COVID-19 and Reducing Maternal Health Disparities - June 9,...

...Equitable Maternal Health Coalition c/o March of Dimes | 1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 1300 | Arlington, VA 22202 June 9, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-Congress-ReducingMaternalHealthDisparities-060920.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 to Congressional Leaders Urging Passage of the Preventing Maternal Deaths ...

...Page 1 of 3 November 14, 2018 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CongressLeaders-PreventingMaternalDeathsAct-111418.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 of Support for HR 4995, for the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act - ...

...November 20, 2019 The Honorable Eliot Engel The Honorable Larry Bucshon U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Engel and Bucshon: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-EngelBuchson-SupportMHQualityImprovementAct-112019.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate Committee of Appropirations on FY20 Title X - July 3, 2019

...July 3, 2019 Senator Richard Shelby Chairman Senate Committee of Appropriations Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Roy Blunt Chairman Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Patrick Leahy Vice Chairman Senate...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenAppropriationsSub-FY20TitleX-070319.pdf

Joint Letter Supporting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 1975) - October 21, 2019

...October 21, 2019 Subcommittee Chairwoman Bonamici and Ranking Member Comer Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee House Education and Labor Committee 2176 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 RE: Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694) Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HouseEdLaborCommittee-PWFA-102219.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act (HR 4996) - ...

...November 22, 2019 The Honorable Robin Kelly The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Kelly and Burgess: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-KellyBurgess-SupportHR4996MedicaidMH-112219.pdf

AAFP Letter for the Senate Finance Committee RFI on Maternal Health - April 3, 2020

...April 3, 2020 The Honorable Charles Grassley The Honorable Ron Wyden Chair, U.S. Senate Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Committee on Finance Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Wyden: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenateFinance-MaternalHealth-040320.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for the Success for Mothers and Newborns Act - July 30, 2020

...July 30, 2020 The Honorable Tim Kaine The Honorable Lisa Murkowski U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Kaine and Murkowski: 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/women/LT-KaineMurkowski-MotherNewbornSuccessAct-073020.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Rural MOMS Act - August 26, 2019

...August 26, 2019 The Honorable Tina Smith The Honorable Lisa Murkowski U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Smith and Murkowski: 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/prevention/women/LT-SmithMurkowski-RuralMOMSAct-082619.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on AHRQ Primary Care Research Center Request - April 2, 2019

...April 2, 2019 The Honorable Roy Blunt The Honorable Patty Murray Committee on Appropriations Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Services, Education and Related Agencies...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Congress-AHRQPrimaryCareResearchCenterRequest-040219.pdf

AAFP Letter on Senate PCORI Reauthorization - October 28, 2019

...October 28, 2019 The Honorable Mark Warner The Honorable Bill Cassidy, MD United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Chris Van Hollen The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-Senate-PCORIReauthorization-102819.pdf

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

...May 13, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone Chairman House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2125 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Greg Walden Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2322-A Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515...

Advocacy

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

Center for State Policy Backgrounder on Student Loan Repayment Programs

...STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS AAFP Recommendation The AAFP promotes the expansion of the workforce needed to ensure that all Americans have access to a primary care patient-centered medical home. Currently, debt incurred by pursuing medical training (including leading up to, during...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/BKG-StudentLoanRepaymentPrograms-103017.pdf

Joint Physician Dentist letter to Rep. Babin on Resident Education Deferred Interest ...

...July 31, 2018 The Honorable Brian Babin, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 316 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Dr. Babin: On behalf of our organizations, we thank you for introducing the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (HR 5734) that, if passed, will...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-Babin-ResidentEdDeferredInterestAct-073118.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

Joint Physician Dentist Letter to Rep. Babin on Resident Education Deferred Interest ...

...March 19, 2019 The Honorable Brian Babin, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 2236 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Paul Gosar, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 2057 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Andy Harris, MD U.S....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-RepBabin-ResidentEdDeferredInterestAct-03192019.pdf

AAFP Statement to House Small Business Committee on Student Debt and Practice - June ...

...Statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business Hearing: The Doctor is Out. Rising Student Loan Debt and the Decline of the Small Medical Practice June 12, 2019 American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/TS-HouseSmBusinessComm-StudentDebtPractice-061219.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: AAFP Backgrounder: Graduate Medical Education Legislation in the ...

...Graduate Medical Education Background The federal government annually spends billions, according to the Government Accountability Office, to fund graduate medical education (GME) residency training for physicians to ensure physician supply and access to care. Medicare GME funding is...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-GME116thCongress.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Graduate Medical Education

...GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AAFP Position To increase the number of family medicine graduates in the United States, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to removing significant barriers stifling the growth in family medicine specialty choice among U.S....

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to CMS on GME Sections of the 2020 Proposed IPPS Regulation - June 19, 2019

...June 19, 2019 Administrator Seema Verma Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1716-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/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-IPPSGMEChanges-061919.pdf

AAFP Letter to ABMS Vision Committee on Continuing Board Certification - January 14, 2019

...January 14, 2019 Christopher Colenda, MD, MPH, Co-Chair William J. Scanlon, PhD, Co-Chair Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission c/o Kathleen C. Ruff, MBA American Board of Medical Specialties 353 North Clark Street Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60654 Re: Continuing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-ABMSVisionComm-ContBoardCert-011419.pdf

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 Letter to CMS on the GME Cap - January 16, 2019

...January 16, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. 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/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-GMECap-011619.pdf

Joint Letter Supporting Preserving Funding for the Military Medical Workforce in the ...

...August 14, 2020 The Honorable James Inhofe, Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee 228 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Adam Smith, Chairman House Armed Services Committee 2216 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Thom...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-FY21NDAAProvisions-081420.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Immediate Action on the ...

...September 12, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader, United States Senate Washington, DC Washington, DC The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader, U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMEReauthorization-091219.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congresional Leadership on THCGME Reauthorization and Recruitment - ...

...October 17, 2019 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/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMEReauthRecruit-101719.pdf

Group of Six Letter to DHS Raising Concerns with Proposed Changes to Visa Status- ...

...October 26, 2020 The Honorable Chad Wolf Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf, As organizations that together represent over 590,000 frontline physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-DHS-G6-J1Visa-102620.pdf

AAFP letter on the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act ...

...July 17, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Greg Walden Chairman Ranking Member House Energy and Commerce Committee House Energy and Commerce Committee Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Pallone and Ranking Member Walden: On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-E&C-PrimaryCareExtensionsREACH-071719.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 Chapter Letter in Support of THCGME Reauthorization - February 11, 2020

...February 11, 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-HouseSenLeaderships-ChapterSupportLetterTHCGME-021120.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to House Ways and Means Committee Rural and Underserved ...

...November 26, 2019 The Honorable Danny Davis The Honorable Brad Wenstrup Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Washington, DC The Honorable Terri Sewell The Honorable Jodey Arrington Committee on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseWM-TaskforceRFIResponse-112619.pdf

AAFP Letter on the Alexander-Murray HELP Lower Health Care Costs Act (S. 1895) - June ...

...June 25, 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/workforce/gme/LT-LowerHealthCareCostsAct-062519.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 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 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 Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Naturopaths

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - NATUROPATHIC PROVIDERS AAFP Position The AAFP believes that naturopathic theory and practice are not based upon knowledge widely accepted by the scientific community. Naturopathic education does not prepare practitioners to properly and accurately diagnose or...

Advocacy

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

Memo from AAFP on White House's "Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation's ...

...Memo on White House Executive Order On October 3, the White House issued an Executive Order (EO) on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors. The EO, which was signed by the President at an event in Florida, is being positioned as the Republican alternative to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/ES-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniors-100919.pdf

AAFP and AzAFP Joint Letter Opposing Arizona HB 2419 - February 12, 2020

...February 12, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Barto Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 The Honorable Jay Lawrence Vice-Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 Dear Members of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-AZLeg-OpposingHB2419-021220.pdf

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

...September 22, 2020 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Greg Walden Chairman Ranking Member House Energy and Commerce Committee House Energy and Commerce Committee Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Richie Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Ranking Member...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to CMS on Section 5 of EO #13890 Regarding Supervision Requirements of ...

...January 14, 2020 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...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-CMS-SupervisionReqsNonPhysicians-011420.pdf

Joint Letter to National Council on State Boards of Nursing regarding APRN Compact - ...

...May 10, 2018 Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN President National Council of State Boards of Nursing 111 East Wacker Drive Suite 2900 Chicago, IL 60601 Dear Ms. Thomas: The undersigned organizations, representing national specialty and state medical societies, are writing to request that...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-NCSBN-APRNCompact-051018.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...

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

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

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

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

Joint letter to Congress on the Kid’s Access to Primary Care Act of 2020 - March 9, 2020

...1 March 9, 2020 The Honorable Kim Schrier U.S. House of Representatives 1123 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Brian Fitzpatrick U.S. House of Representatives 1722 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kathy Castor...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Congress-KidsAccessPrimaryCareAct-030920.pdf

AAFP Letter on Short-term Insurance - April 18, 2018

...April 18, 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 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000 family physicians and medical students...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-ShortDurationPlans-041818.pdf

Joint Letter Calling for Permanent Telehealth Changes - June 29, 2020

...1 of 9 June 29, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-Congress-PostCOVIDTelehealthPriorities-062920.pdf

Letter to CMS on Continuing Telehealth Flexibilities - July 13, 2020

...July 13, 2020 The Honorable 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-CMS-TelehealthFlexibilities-071320.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...

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

Joint Letter to Congress on Telehealth Principles - July 1, 2020

...Page 1 July 1, 2020 The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-Congress-TelehealthHELP-070120.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 CMS on MSSP/ACO Proposed Rule - October 15, 2018

...October 15, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1701-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-ACO-MSSP-101518.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

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on FMAP Policy - June 2, 2020

...The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-Congress-FMAPPolicy-060220.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 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 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

Joint Letter to Congress on Medicare E/M Payments and Budget Neutrality - November 20, ...

...November 20, 2020 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Greg Walden Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee on Energy and Commerce United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-Congress-MedicareEMPayments-112020.pdf

Joint Letter to Reps. Bera and Buschon Opposing the Holding Providers Harmless from ...

...October 30, 2020 The Honorable Ami Bera, M.D. The Honorable Larry Bucshon, M.D. U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Reps. Bera and Bucshon, On behalf of the undersigned organizations...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-Congress-OpposingHR8702-103020.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

Letter to Reps. Burgess and Rush Supporting Legislation to Provide Temporary Waiver of ...

...November 3, 2020 The Honorable Michael Burgess, M.D. 2161 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Bobby Rush 2188 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Burgess and Rush: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-Congress-SupportingHR8505-110320.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership on Importance of E/M Changes - November 30, 2020

...November 30, 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/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CongressionalLeadership-ImportanceEMChanges-113020.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on E/M Documentation Requirements - April 23, 2018

...April 23, 2018 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 129,000...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-EMSuggestions-042318.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

AAFP Comments on 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 28, 2020

...September 28, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1734-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-Response2021MPFSProposedRule-092820.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 Letter to CMS with MIPS Recommendations Due to COVID-19 Outbreak - March 18, 2020

...March 18, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, NW Washington, DC Dear Administrator Verma, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-CMS-MIPSCovid-031820.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 Ways and Means Committee RFI on Misuse of Race in Clinical Care - ...

...October 16, 2020 The Honorable Richard Neal Chair, Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Dear Chairman Neal: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 136,700 family physicians and medical students we represent, I write in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/LT-WaysMeans-RFIMisuseRaceClinicalCare-101620.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 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

Joint Letter to Congress on Medicare QP Thresholds - November 19, 2020

...November 19, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate United States Capitol Building S-230 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives United States Capitol Building H-232 Washington, DC 20515 The...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-MedicareQPThresholds-111920.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 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 Backgrounder - Tobacco

...TOBACCO AAFP Position Despite significant research outlining the dangers of tobacco and a significant decrease in the number of United States adults who smoke, tobacco, and in particular cigarettes, remains the leading cause of death and preventable disease in the U.S. The AAFP...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-Tobacco.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 Response to CMS Maternal Health RFI - May 31, 2020

...May 31, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, NW Washington, DC Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CMS-RuralMaternalHealth-053120.pdf

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