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AAFP Statement Calling on HHS to Rescind Title X Rule - February 25, 2019

...AAFP CALLS ON HHS TO RESCIND TITLE X RULE: STAY OUT OF PATIENT-PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIP AND PROTECT WOMEN’S HEALTH Monday, February 25, 2019 Statement attributable to: John Cullen, MD President American Academy of Family Physicians The American Academy of Family Physicians is...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/ST-TitleX-022519.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress Advocating for DACA Health Professionals - May 4, 2020

...1 May 4, 2020 The Honorable Michael Pence Vice President United States of America Old Executive Office Building Washington, DC 20501 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate S-226, United States Capitol Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles Schumer...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-DACAHealthProfessions-050420.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Reauthorizing Primary Care Programs - September 11, 2020

...Page | 1 September 11, 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 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-ReauthPCPrograms-09112020.pdf

AAFP Letter to Department of Homeland Security on J-1 Visa Proposal - October 21, 2020

...October 21, 2020 Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write in response to the notice of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-DHS-VisaProposal-102120.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Assistant Physicians

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - ASSISTANT PHYSICIAN Background In 2014, Missouri became the first state in the nation to enact legislation creating the new professional designation of assistant physician. The Missouri law allows assistant physicians to provide primary care services to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-AssistantPhysicians.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 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 Comments to DHS on Proposal to Eliminate the H-1B Visa Lottery - December 1, 2020

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

Advocacy

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

Group of Six Letter to Senate in Support of Physician Well-being - September 17, 2020

...September 17, 2020 The Honorable Tim Kaine The Honorable Todd Young United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Jack Reed The Honorable Bill Cassidy United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/pwb/LT-G6-Senate-PhysicianWell-being-091720.pdf

Group of Six Tobacco Principles

...POLICIES TO REDUCE DEATH AND DISEASE RELATED TO THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND ADDRESS THE E-CIGARETTE EPIDEMIC Joint principles of the following organizations representing frontline physicians: American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/ST-G6-TobaccoPrinciples-101819.pdf

Group of Six Letter Supporting DoD GME Training - August 3, 2020

...1 August 3, 2020 The Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper Secretary United States Department of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1000 Via email: osd.pentagon.oasd-la.mbx.coordinations@mail.mil Dear Secretary Esper: On behalf of the almost 600,000 physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-G6-DoD-GMETraining-080320.pdf

Group of Six Letter to Department of Labor with Concerns about H-1B Prevailing Wage ...

...November 9, 2020 The Honorable John P. Pallasch Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Employment and Training Administration U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20210 Dear Assistant Secretary Pallasch: As organizations that together represent over...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-G6-DOL-H1BInterimRule-110920.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 Response to HHS on Section 1557 - August 7, 2019

...August 7, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: Section 1557 NPRM, RIN 0945-AA11 Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-1557-080719.pdf

AAFP to DHS Expressing Concern on the Public Charge Proposed Rule - December 3, 2018

...December 3, 2018 Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary Department of Homeland Security 20 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20529-2140 Dear Secretary Nielsen: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-DHS-PublicCharge-120318.pdf

AAFP Response to the CMS Medicaid/CHIP managed care Proposed Rule - January 14, 2019

...January 14, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-2408-P P.O. Box 8016, Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-CMS-MedicaidCHIPManagedCare-011419.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 Comments to CMS on the 2018 Inpatient Proposed Rule

...June 8, 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/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-IPPSProposedRule-060817.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 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 CMS in Response to MyHealthEData Initiative - March 14, 2018

...March 14, 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/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-MyHealthEData-031418.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 Testimony to House Small Business Committee on Prior Authorization- September 11, ...

...Statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians By John S. Cullen, MD, FAAFP President American Academy of Family Physicians To U.S. House Small Business Committee Hearing - Utilization Management: Barriers to Care and Burdens on Small Medical Practices...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TS-HouseSmallBusinessCommittee-PriorAuth-091119.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 CMS on the RFI Regarding the Physician Self-referral Law - August 22, 2018

...August 22, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1720-NC P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-PhysSelfRef-082218.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress on 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Updates - October 18, 2019

...October 31, 2019 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member, Ways and Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Charles Grassley The...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-Congress-2020MPFSPrimaryCareUpdates-103119.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 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

Letter to Congress in Support of Primary Care in COVID-19 Response and Recovery - June ...

...1 June 8, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PrimaryCareSignOn-060820.pdf

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

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

Advocacy

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

Joint Letter to Congress Requesting Technical Fix to the Paycheck Protection Program - ...

...December 3, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker, House of Representatives Majority Leader United States Capitol United States Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PPPDeductibility-120320.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 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

Joint Letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee Supporting FY 2021 CDC ...

...APHA • 800 I Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001-3710 • 202-777-2514 • www.cdccoalition.org CDC Coalition November 24, 2020 The Honorable Nita Lowey The Honorable Kay Granger Chairwoman Ranking Member House Appropriations Committee House Appropriations Committee...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HouseSenAppropriations-FY2021CDCCoaltion-112420.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 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 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

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on COVID Vaccine Funding - June 1, 2020

...June 1, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Congress-COVIDVaccineInfrastructure-060120.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 ACIP Outlining Concerns and Principles for a Future COVID-19 Vaccine - ...

...October 30, 2020 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases 1600 Clifton Road NE MS-H24-8 Atlanta, GA 30329 Re: October Meeting, Docket Number CDC-2020-0100 Dear Members of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-ACIP-COVID19Vaccine-103020.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

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

Joint Letter Supporting the Helping MOMS Act (HR 4996) for the COVID-19 Package- July ...

...1 July 23, 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-Congress-HelpingMOMSAct-072320.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

Joint Principles from the Group of Six on Maternal Mortality - September 16, 2019

...Helping Ensure Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies: Eliminating Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Joint principles of the following organizations representing frontline physicians: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/ST-G6-MaternalMortality-091619.pdf

AAFP Statement Supporting Continued Access to Reproductive Health Services During the ...

...April 2, 2020 The American Academy of Family Physicians Support of Continued Access to Reproductive Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 members, supports continuous access to timely, necessary...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/ST-RHHealthDuringCOVID-040220.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

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 Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on Health Care Access and Underserved ...

...Statement for the Record to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing Access to Care: Health Centers and Providers in Underserved Communities January 29, 2019 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) thank you for the opportunity...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-SFRHELP-AccessUnderservedHearing-012919.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

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 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

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

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

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Advocacy

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

Advocacy

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

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...

Advocacy

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

Advocacy

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

Template for CHIP Governor Letter

...Template Letter to Governors on CHIP Dear Governor [NAME], On behalf of the [STATE] Academy of Family Physicians, which represents over [NUMBER] family physicians and medical students across the state, we ask that you call on Congress to immediately pass legislation to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/Template-CHIPLetter.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

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...

Advocacy

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

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...

Advocacy

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...

Advocacy

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...

Advocacy

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

Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act of 2019 - House

...July 3, 2019 Representative Dave Loebsack Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives 1211 Longworth House Office Building 1035 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515...

Advocacy

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

State Chapter Grant and Resource Opportunities

...The Center for State Policy works to ensure that chapters have the resources necessary to effectively understand the impact of health policy issues on family medicine and advocate to their legislators by offering several resources, events, and grant opportunities. Resources...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/state/FS-StateChapterGrantResourceOpportunities.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

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

AAFP Letter to CVS - February 17, 2020

...February 17, 2020 Troyen A. Brennan, MD EVP and Chief Medical Officer CVSHealth One CVS Drive Woonsocket, RI 02895 Dear Dr. Brennan: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) appreciates the longstanding, collaborative relationships we have had with CVS and now CVSHealth. We have...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-CVS-021720.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

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

Amicus Brief - Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University fo ...

...Nos. 18-587, 18-588, and 18-589 IN THE Supreme Court of the United States _________ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, ET AL., Petitioners, v. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL., Respondents. _________ On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-AAMC-DACA.pdf

State SpeakOut 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...

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

Advocacy

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

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...

Advocacy

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

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Physician Assistants

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the physician assistant (PA) profession and believes that physician assistants should function in an integrated practice arrangement with...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-PhysicianAssistants.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 Principles from the Group of 6 on rX Pricing - February 6, 2019

...Joint Recommendations of the 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 Association on Rising Costs and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/ST-Group6-RXPricing-020619.pdf

Joint Principles from the Group of 6 Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship - ...

...Joint Principles for Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship Washington, DC (May 23, 2018) - Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and American College of Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/ST-Group6-LegislativeInterference-052318.pdf

Statement from the Group of 6 on FY 2019 Funding Priorities - February 6, 2019

...Joint Recommendations of the 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 Association on Federal Funding for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/ST-Group6-FY2019FundingPriorities-020619.pdf

Group of Six Statement on Gun Violence - April 21, 2021

...Media contacts: American Academy of Family Physicians: Jennifer Schuler | (800) 274-2237, Ext. 6255 | jschuler@aafp.org American Academy of Pediatrics: Jamie Poslosky | 202-724-3301 | jposlosky@aap.org American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Kate Connors |...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/ST-G6-GunViolence-042121.pdf

ST-TexasVUnitedStates-060818.pdf

...JOINT STATEMENT 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 Psychiatric Association June 9,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-TexasVUnitedStates-060818.pdf

Statement from the Group of Six on Priorities for Coverage - February 6, 2019

...Joint Recommendations of the 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 Association on Priorities for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ST-Group6-Coverage-020619.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...

Advocacy

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

The Importance of Family Medicine - Alabama

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/state_fact_sheets/Alabama.pdf

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

Advocacy

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

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