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AAFP Backgrounder: Pharmacy Gag Clauses

...PHARMACY GAG CLAUSES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports a variety of measures to increase transparency and promote affordability of critical medications. The AAFP recognizes the potential of affordable generic medications as a cost-effective...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/BKG-PharmacyGagClauses.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

AAFP Backgrounder: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

...PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAMS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports the implementation and use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and greater physician input into pain management regulation and legislation. The AAFP will work...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Prior Authorization and Step Therapy

...PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND STEP THERAPY AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) calls on prior authorizations to be standardized and universally electronic to promote efficiency and reduce physician administrative complexity. The manual, time-consuming processes...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-PriorAuthorization.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Safe Driving and Good Samaritan Reporting

Background information from the AAFP on safe driving and good samaritan reporting..

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/BKG-SafeDriving.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Scope of Practice of Midwives and Doulas

Scope of Practice of Midwives and Doulas

Advocacy

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

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: Sex for Money and Goods

...EXCHANGE OF SEX FOR MONEY OR GOODS The Issue The World Health Organization (WHO) defines commercial sex, otherwise known as sex work or prostitution, as the exchange of money or goods for sexual services. Sex work may involve consensual and non-consensual sexual encounters. Buyers...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-SexWork.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Stealthing

...STEALTHING AAFP Position The AAFP believes that sexual assault is a serious public health issue. The AAFP supports the rights of survivors of sexual assault, including the right to protection from their offender and from re-victimization in the legal and criminal justice systems....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-Stealthing.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Student Loan Repayment Programs

Background information from the AAFP on student loan repayment programs.

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Supervised Injection Sites

...SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, as well as combatting opioid dependence and other substance use disorders. The AAFP supports syringe exchange programs, the...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Sustain Primary Care

...Sustaining a Viable Primary Care System The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the fact that the fee-for-service (FFS) payment environment has left primary care system ill-equipped to fulfill its role maintaining the health and well-being of patients. As the public health emergency began,...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Teaching Health Centers

Background information from the AAFP on Teaching Health Centers..

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Telehealth

AAFP Backgrounder on Telehealth

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/BGK-Telehealth-General.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Telehealth

The AAFP believes Congress should pass legislation to permanently expand access to telehealth while protecting the physician-patient relationship and promoting high-quality, comprehensive, continuous care.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/BKG-Telehealth.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AAFP Backgrounder on Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/BKG-Telehealth-COVID.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: The Importance of Primary Care

Background information from the AAFP on the importance of primary care.

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backs Breastfeeding, Lactation for Medical Trainees

The AAFP has updated its policy supporting breastfeeding and lactation accommodations for medical trainees, which other medical organizations plan to use as model policy for their members.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190626breastfeedpolicy.html

AAFP Blogs

The AAFP offers several different blogs showcasing voices representing the specialty of family medicine.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

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

AAFP Board of Directors: Resident Member

Bring a resident perspective to the business of the AAFP Board of Directors and benefit from relationships with established leaders in family medicine.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/elected-national-leaders/aafp-board-resident.html

AAFP Board of Directors: Student Member

Bring a student perspective to the business of the AAFP Board of Directors and benefit from relationships with established leaders in family medicine.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/elected-national-aafp-leaders/aafp-board-student.html

AAFP BOD-RS Annual Report

...AAFP Board of Directors Resident and Student 2021 Annual Report AAFP BOARD OF DIRECTORS Resident Anna Askari, MD, MSBS Eisenhower Health Family Medicine Residency Class of 2021 Student Cynthia Ciccotelli, MD, MPH, MHA Geisinger Commonwealth School of...

Events

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

AAFP Breaks Down 2021 MPFS Final Rule for Members

The Academy has released its summary of the 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule for members, including details of evaluation and management coding improvements.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201210mpfssummary.html

AAFP Bylaws

Bylaws adopted by the AAFP Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Congress of Delegates

https://www.aafp.org/about/congress-delegates/bylaws.html

AAFP Calls for FDA Discretion in Compounding Guidance

The AAFP and other medical organizations warned FDA officials that proposed guidance on compounded drug products could limit patient access to necessary and timely treatments.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190821fdacompounding.html

AAFP Calls for Lasting Fix to Territorial Medicaid Funding

In a recent letter, the AAFP again urged Congress to adopt a long-term plan for funding Medicaid in the U.S. territories.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210401medicaidterritories.html

AAFP Calls for Wide-ranging Approach to Lowering Drug Prices

The AAFP offered multiple suggestions, as well as some cautionary advice, in response to an HHS request for information on ways to lower drug prices.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

AAFP Calls on CMS to Act to Stabilize Primary Care Practices

The Academy’s detailed comments on CMS’ 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule pressed for policy improvements on a number of fronts.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210916mpfscomments.html

AAFP Calls on HHS to Halt Proposed SUNSET Rule

In a Dec. 2 letter, the Academy called on HHS to rescind its proposed SUNSET rule, warning that it would hamper ongoing federal response to COVID-19.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201203sunsetrule.html

AAFP Cautions Against Mandatory Opioid Prescriber Training

In a recent letter, the AAFP urged the FDA to prioritize accessible training on opioid prescribing without making the training mandatory.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211216opioidtraining.html

AAFP Celebrates Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15

AAFP Celebrates Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-celebrates-authorization-of-covid-19-vaccine-for-children-ages-12-to-15.html

AAFP Center for Diversity and Health Equity

Learn about the AAFP's Center for Diversity and Health Equity, and the impact of social determinants on health outcomes.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/aafp-center-for-diversity-and-health-equity.html

AAFP Chapter Health Equity Planning Grants

This project will support health equity planning by six AAFP chapters. The recipients will receive a $5,000 grant to support planning activities starting June 1, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020. Recipients will also receive technical assistance from the AAFP’s Population Health Department ...

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

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 Childhood Immunization Update - Special Medical Reports - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1998 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 1998 Issue Special Medical Reports AAFP Childhood Immunization Update From the AAFP Commission on Clinical Policies and Research Am Fam Physician. 1998 Jan 1;57(1):158. This revised statement provides information from the...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p158.html

AAFP Chronic Care Management Toolkit

Have you been hesitant to implement chronic care management (CCM) within your practice? This CCM toolkit—designed with you mind—includes easy-to-use customizable templates, resources and a step-by-step implementation process to integrate into your practice.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/chronic-care-management/toolkit.html

AAFP Chronic Pain Management Toolkit

Access exclusive tools and resources to help your patients manage pain and combat opioid abuse.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/pain-management/aafp-chronic-pain-management-toolkit.html

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS7 OVERVIEW In addition to pain itself, a comprehensive assessment of chronic pain should cover other domains, including function, impact on daily activities, quality of life, mental health, and comorbidities and conditions that may require...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-functional.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS38 OVERVIEW Nearly 70% of drug overdose deaths in 2018 involved opioids, with two-thirds of overdose deaths involving a synthetic opioid (excluding methadone).1 In addition to the risk of overdose, patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain are...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-oud-prevent.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS19 OVERVIEW Pain management is determined primarily by whether pain is acute or chronic. Management of chronic pain should be individualized, patient-centered, and based on shared decision making and goals of treatment. Considerations for...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-pain-mgmt.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...PAIN ASSESSMENT | Section 1 AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit OVERVIEW Assessment of chronic pain should be multidimensional. Consideration should be given to several domains, including the physiological features of pain and its contributing factors, with physicians and other clinicians...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-pain-assessment.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS25 OVERVIEW While opioids are not recommended for first-line treatment of chronic pain, there are instances when opioids should be considered based on patient preferences. These include effects of pain on function and quality of life, tolerance of...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-prescribing.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit HOP20012003 * External tools or resources included in this toolkit do not constitute or imply an endorsement by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Views and opinions expressed in external websites or documents do not necessarily reflect...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit.pdf

AAFP Clerkship Directory

Use the AAFP's clerkship directory to find rotations and electives in your state.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/rotations-and-electives/clerkships.html

AAFP Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

Access information on the AAFP's review of Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations developed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

AAFP CME by Format

Browse AAFP CME activities by format including livestream, audio, subscription, print, and online.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/formats.html

AAFP CME by Location

View AAFP CME activities by location.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-locations.html

AAFP CME by Month

View all AAFP CME activities by month.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/by-month.html

AAFP CME by Topic

Search for AAFP CME activities by topic.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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

AAFP CME Credit System Eligibility Requirements

Learn more about AAFP's policy on AAFP CME credit system eligibility requirements.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

AAFP CME Faculty

Share your passion for family medicine with others -- learn how to get involved as an AAFP CME faculty member.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty.html

AAFP CME in Print + Media

View all AAFP CME activities with a physical option including, syllabus, audio CDs, flash drive, and online access to educational content.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/physical.html

AAFP CME Livestream Events

View all AAFP CME livestream courses.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/livestream.html

AAFP CME Livestream Events

View all AAFP CME livestream courses.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-locations/livestream.html

AAFP CME on Adult Medicine

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Adult Medicine and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/adult-medicine.html

AAFP CME on Emergency and Urgent Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Emergency and Urgent Care plus earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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

AAFP CME on Endocrinology

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on endocrinology and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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

AAFP CME on Flash Drive

View all AAFP CME activities on flash drive.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/flash-drive.html

AAFP CME on Hospice and Palliative Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Hospice and Palliative Care and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/hospice-palliative-care.html

AAFP CME on Infectious Diseases

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on infectious diseases and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/infectious-diseases.html

AAFP CME on Maternity and ALSO Program

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on maternity and ALSO plus earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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

AAFP CME on Mental Health and Behavior

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on mental health and behavior plus earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/mental-health-and-behavior.html

AAFP CME on Neurologic Disorders

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on neurologic disorders and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/neurologic-disorders.html

AAFP CME on Pain Management

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on pain management and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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

AAFP CME on Physician Well-being

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on physician well-being and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/physician-well-being.html

AAFP CME on Procedural Skills

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on procedural skills and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/procedural-skills.html

AAFP CME on Skin/Dermatology Conditions

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on skin conditions and diseases plus earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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

AAFP CME on Sports Medicine.

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on sports medicine and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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

AAFP CME on Wellness/Preventive Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on wellness and preventive care plus earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/wellness-preventive-care.html

AAFP CME on Women's Health

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on women's health and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/womens-health.html

AAFP_CME_Overview.pdf

...Reach primary care physicians in the #1 journals for CME1 There is no better place to connect with primary care physicians who are interested in earning CME than in the pages of American Family Physician and FPM, the journals of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AAFP_CME_Overview.pdf

AAFP_CME_Rate_Card.pdf

...Summary The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offers a dedicated CME advertising section in both American Family Physician and FPM medical journals where readers turn for more information on upcoming courses and programs. The AAFP CME is designed to help physicians meet the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AAFP_CME_Rate_Card.pdf

AAFP Commences Search for Next CEO/EVP

The AAFP is actively engaged in the process of finding a successor to outgoing CEO/EVP Douglas Henley, M.D., who officially steps down in August 2020.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190823ceosearch.html

AAFP Comment Letter on 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 28, 2018

...December 28, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1693-IFC P.O. Box 8010 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/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2019FinalMPFS-122818.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 Comments on HHS Draft Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026 - Nov. 7, 2021

The draft strategic plan process presents an opportunity for the AAFP to inform HHS' goals and strategic objectives for the next four years. Our comments focus on how HHS should further integrate primary care into the strategic plan in order to meet our shared goals.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/administration/LT-HHS-Draft2022-2026Framework-110721.pdf

AAFP Comments on Interim Final Rule Implementing COVID Vaccine Coverage and Other ...

AAFP comments on the 4th COVID Interim Final Rule, including supporting the coverage of COVID-19 vaccines without cost sharing, ensuring equitable vaccine access via increasing immunization Medicare payment rates, and opposing policies that result in loss of benefits, allow for prior ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHSDoTDoL-4thCOVIDIFRComments-121620.pdf

AAFP Comments on IRS Proposed Rule on Direct Primary Care Arrangements - August 10, 2020

...August 10, 2020 The Honorable Charles P. Rettig Commissioner Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20224 RE: REG-109755-19 (RIN: 1545-BP31) Dear Commissioner Rettig: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-IRS-ProposedDPCRule-081020.pdf

AAFP Comments ONC Regulation Delaying Information Blocking Provisions - December 17, 2020

• The AAFP strongly supports delaying the effective date for information blocking requirements - we urge ONC to extend this delay until July 31, 2021 or the end of the PHE, whichever is later. • Improving interoperability is essential for reducing family physicians’ administrative ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-IFRInfoBlockingCOCDelay-121720.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS and HSS on Payment Parameters and Market Modernization Proposed ...

The AAFP supports proposals to roll back previously finalized regulations that undermine the individual market and jeopardize access to comprehensive health coverage. We support the proposal to create a new monthly special enrollment period for low-income consumers.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMSHHS-PaymentParametersMarketModernizationProposedRule-072721.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Interim Final Rules - ...

AAFP comment to CMS on priorities to consider for the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Interim Final Rule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-CommentsCY2021MPFSInterim-012921.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...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Comments to CMS on Proposed Coverage Memo for Oxygen at Home - July 20, 2021

The AAFP supports CMS’s proposal to expand Medicare coverage of oxygen use in beneficiaries’ home when medically necessary for both acute and chronic conditions. This proposal would improve patients’ access to oxygen and reduce administrative burden for prescribing physicians.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-MedicareCoverageHomeOxygen-072021.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 Comments to CMS on the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - ...

The AAFP submitted detailed comments in response to the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. Key issues include: fair valuation and payment for primary care services, facilitating the transition to value-based care, reducing administrative ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MedicarePhysicianFeeScheduleProposedRule-091021.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the FY 2022 IPPS Proposed Rule - June 7, 2021

The AAFP commends CMS for prioritizing health equity in these proposals. To more comprehensively address physician shortages and maldistribution, we strongly recommend that CMS also prioritize applications for new GME slots from hospitals that train a high proportion of physicians who ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-FY2022IPPSProposedRule-060721.pdf

AAFP Comments to DEA on MAT Interim Final Rule - December 23, 2020

AAFP comments on the DEA Medication-Assisted treatment interim final rule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-DEA-MATFinalRule-122320.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

AAFP Comments to FDA on Mandatory Opioid Prescriber Education - December 2, 2021

The AAFP urged the FDA to prioritize accessible training on opioid prescribing without making the training mandatory.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-FDA-MandatoryOpioidPrescriberEducation-120221.pdf

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

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

Advocacy

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

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

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

Advocacy

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

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

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

Advocacy

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

AAFP Comments to HRSA on Maternal Health Professional Shortage Scoring Areas - November...

The AAFP submitted comments to HRSA regarding scoring for maternal health professional shortage areas, also called MCTAs. Comments emphasized the important role of family physicians in providing maternity care services, especially in rural areas, and recommended a self-reporting option ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HRSA-MCTAScoring-111821.pdf

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

Social Determinants of Health Media Kit.

AAFP News : Media Center

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

AAFP Concerned with Direction to Change Physician Assistants’ Professional Title

AAFP Concerned with Direction to Change Physician Assistants’ Professional Title

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-statement-physician-assistants.html

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism.

AAFP News : Media Center

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

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP News : Media Center

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

AAFP Congress of Delegates Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report

...AAFP Congress of Delegates Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report AAFP CONGRESS OF DELEGATES (COD) Residents Students Derek Baughman, MD Sydney Doe, MD WellSpan FMR at Northwestern University Good Samaritan Hospital Feinberg School of Medicine Lebanon, PA Chicago, IL Class of...

Events

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

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

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

Advocacy

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

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