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APC-APM for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Proposal to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee regarding the Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APC-APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/PR-PTAC-APC-APM-41417.pdf

2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to the CMS 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2104ProposedMPFS-082913.pdf

AAPF Letter to Ways and Means on Stark Law and MACRA

AAFP response to a request for information from the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, on the topic of what modifications to the Stark Law are needed for MACRA implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WaysandMeans-StarkLaw-020516.pdf

General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/CMSGeneralTelemedicineToolkit.pdf

Joint Statement on Indoor Tanning Tax - June 10, 2015

Joint statement signed by AAFP on efforts to repeal the tax on indoor tanning.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/ST-TanningTax-061015.pdf

Joint Letter to DoT on Federal Diabetes Exemption Program - December 7, 2015

Letter to the Department of Transportation urging they allow primary care physicians the ability to complete exemption forms for commercial drivers with diabetes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-DoT-Diabetes-120715.pdf

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

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

Advocacy

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

Joint Letter to Congress Opposing FDA Cigar Exemption - February 25, 2015

Joint letter to the U.S. House of Representatives expressing strong opposition to H.R. 662, legislation that would exempt many cigars from regulation under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA). The letter calls for the FDA to retain oversight authority over all ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Con-Cigars-022515.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Opposing HR 2058 - December 2, 2015

Joint letter to Congress opposing HR 2058, a bill that would exempt e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from FDA Review.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Congress-FDADeeming-120215.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Zika Readiness Funding - April 5, 2016

The AAFP joins 67 organizations in a letter urging emergency Zika virus readiness funding.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-CON-Zika-040516.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model - May 9, 2019

AAFP letter to CMS proposed rule titled, Medicare Program; Part B Drug Payment Model; Proposed Rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MedicareB-050916.pdf

AAFP Letter Opposing the 2015 Proposed Part C and D Rule

AAFP letter to CMS opposing provisions of 2015 proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-PartCD-022614.pdf

AAFP letter supporting HR 3107

AAFP letter of support for the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (HR 3107).

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-Kelly-Marshall-Access-Care-Act-090619.pdf

Join%20the%20Bipartisan%20Primary%20Care%20Caucus%20-%20final%2010.5.2015.pdf

Dear Colleague letter from the office of Joe Courtney urging fellow Congressmen to join the Primary Care Caucus

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/Join%20the%20Bipartisan%20Primary%20Care%20Caucus%20-%20final%2010.5.2015.pdf

Amicus Brief: Texas v United States - April 1, 2019

In defense of significant coverage gains and key patient protection provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and other leading physician organizations today filed an amicus brief in the case of Texas v. United States.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-TexasVUS-040119.pdf

AAFP Letter to DoT on the Diabetes Exemption Program - July 15, 2015

AAFP letter to the Department of Transportation urging they change guidance that does not allow board-certified family physicians to examine applicants and complete the evaluation checklist they need for the Federal Diabetes Exemption Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-DoT-Diabetes-071515.pdf

Letter to Congress Regarding Medicaid Payment Increase

The AAFP signed a joint letter expressing strong support for extending the Medicaid primary care payment increase.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-Congress-Medicaid-Payment-Increase-Extenders-120513.pdf

Joint Letter Calling for End to Ban on Gun Violence Research - April 6, 2016

The AAFP, along with 141 medical and public health groups, urged Appropriators to end the 1996 ban on CDC gun violence prevention research.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-CON-GunResearch-040616.pdf

AAFP Letter on the Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021 - March ...

...March 2, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Attention: CMS-9916-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: 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/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-NoticeBenefitPaymentParameters-030220.pdf

AAFP Letter to OMB - June 19, 2019

...June 19, 2019 Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician Office of Management and Budget New Executive Office Building 725 17th St. NW Washington, DC 20006 RE: Directive No. 14, OMB-2019-0002 Dear Dr. Potok: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to HHS in Response to the Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule - January ...

...January 29, 2020 Sunita Lough, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20224 Preston Rutledge, Assistant Secretary Employee Benefits Security Administration Department of Labor 200 Constitution Ave NW Washington,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-TransparencyCoverage-012920.pdf

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

...November 20, 2020 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. President-elect Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President-elect Biden, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents more than 136,700 family physicians and medical students across the United States, we...

Advocacy

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

Joint Letter to Rep. Schrier for the Helping Families Access Pediatric Care Act - ...

...October 15, 2020 The Honorable Kim Schrier U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congresswoman Schrier: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), on behalf of the physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-RepSchrier-HelpingFamiliesAccessPediatricCareAct-101520.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting Senator King on the Primary Care Patient Protection Act of 2019 ...

...November 6, 2019 The Honorable Angus King U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator King: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 134,600 members we represent, I write to offer our support for the Primary Care Patient Protection Act of 2019. Your...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenKing-PCPPA-110619.pdf

Statement from the Group of 6 on Protecting Transgender Patients and Women's ...

...May 28, 2019 Media contacts American Academy of Family Physicians: Leslie Champlin (lchampli@aafp.org, 800-274-2237, Ext. 6252) American Academy of Pediatrics: Jamie Poslosky (jposlosky@aap.org, 202-724-3301) Devin Miller (dmiller@aap.org, 202-724-3308) American College of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-Group6-TransgenderSection1557-052819.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Leadership Urging CHIP Refunding - January 10, 2018

...January 10, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Chuck Schumer United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi United States House of Representatives United States...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-CongressLeadership-CHIP-011018.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Health Insurance Marketplaces

...HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced a number of reforms to ensure greater access to health insurance for all Americans. The ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplaces provide a comprehensive one- stop resource for consumers to research insurance plans,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/BKG-Exchanges.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Work Requirements

...MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has long advocated for preserving and strengthening Medicaid, a program upon which many vulnerable Americans rely. Recent efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries conflict...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Expansion

...MEDICAID EXPANSION AAFP Position As a result of its longstanding support of policies associated with expanding coverage to all Americans, the AAFP supports expanding Medicaid eligibility as a path to make health care available to all by increasing access to care and enabling...

Advocacy

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

Joint Letter to Congress in Support of an Increased Medicaid FMAP and Suspension of ...

...July 10, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader, United States Senate U.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority Leader, United States Senate U.S. Capitol Building, Room S-224 Washington, DC 20510...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Congress-IncreasedMedicaidFMAP-071020.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2021 and 2022 Part C and Part D Proposed Rule - April 6, 2020

...April 6, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4190-P 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/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2021PartCD-040620.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1135 Waivers

...SECTION 1135 WAIVERS What is a Section 1135 Waiver? Section 1135 of the Social Security Act allows the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to temporarily waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Health Insurance...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/BKG-Section1135Waivers.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Medicare Sequestration - November 12, 2020

...November 12, 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-Congress-MedicareSequester-112220.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations Labor HHS on FY 2020 Priorities - April 12, 2019

...John Cullen, MD, FAAFP-President, American Academy of Family Physicians Outside Witness Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2020 - April 12, 2019 The American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/TS-SenateAppLaborHHS-FY2020Priorities-041219.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on AUC Program - November 7, 2020

...November 7, 2020 The Honorable Charles Grassley The Honorable Ron Wyden Chairman Ranking Member Finance Committee Finance Committee US Senate US Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Ranking Member Committee...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-Congress-AUCProgram-110720.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on ACO Provisions in Two IFCs - May 14, 2020

...1 May 14, 2020 Ms. Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Re: Supporting ACOs in Response to COVID-19 (CMS-1744-IFC and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-CMS-COVIDIFCs-051420.pdf

Joint Letter to Senators Cortez Masto and Roberts on the Rural ACO Improvement Act ...

...October 22, 2019 The Honorable Catherine Cortez Masto United States Senate 516 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Pat Roberts United States Senate 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Cortez Masto and Roberts, On behalf...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-SensCortezMastoRoberts-RuralGlitch-10222019.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS Urging Accelerated CPC+ Payments During COVID-19 Pandemic - March ...

...March 29, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services US Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 The Honorable Brad Smith Deputy Administrator and Director...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/medhome/LT-CMS-CPCPlusAdvancement-032920.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS Asking for More Timely Discharge Summaries - July 13, 2020

...July 1, 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: I am writing on behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/medhome/LT-CMS-PetitionTimelyDischargeSummaries-071320.pdf

Joint Letter on Application Programming Interfaces - September 11, 2019

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

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Telemedicine

...TELEMEDICINE Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports expanded use of telemedicine as an appropriate and efficient means of improving health, when conducted within the context of appropriate standards of care. Payment models should support patient...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to SAMHSA on Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder in Patient Records -...

...October 21, 2019 Elinore F. McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Department of Health and Human Services Attention: SAMHSA-Deepa Avula 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17E41 Rockville, MD 20857. Dear Assistant Secretary McCance-Katz: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-SAMHSA-ConfidentialitySubstanceUseDisorderPatientRecords-102119.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 CMS Asking for Telehealth Codes to be Added to Medicare Program - March ...

...March 26, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to spread and more Americans become infected with the COVID-19 virus, it is imperative that our...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-CMS-TelephoneVisitCodes-032520.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

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...

Advocacy

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

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

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

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to the 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 supporting Telehealth Expansion Act - July 22, 2020

...July 22, 2020 The Honorable Ron Wyden U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Wyden: 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 organization’s support for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-Wyden-TelehealthExpansionAct-072220.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prior Authorization and Step Therapy

...PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND STEP THERAPY AAFP Recommendation 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...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Statement - Health Insurance Companies Need to Expand Coverage and Payment of ...

...AAFP Calls on Health Insurance Companies to Expand Coverage and Payment of Telehealth, Virtual Check-ins and E-visits The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) calls on Congress to require that all health insurance plans, including employer-sponsored plans regulated by the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/ST-TelemedicineVirtualCareCoveragePayment-031720.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Maintenance of Certification

...MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION Background Board certification is a voluntary process administered by specialty boards under the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and acts as an indicator of physician quality and safety in a specialty medical field. Previously, many board...

Advocacy

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

Joint Letter to the House Ways and Means Leadership on Surprise Billing - February 7, 2019

...February 7, 2019 The Honorable Richard E. Neal Chairman Committee on Ways and Means 1102 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin P. Brady Ranking Member Committee on Ways and Means 1139E Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-WaysMeans-SurpriseBilling-020719.pdf

AAFP Letter to FDA on REMS Flexibility for Telehealth Care - March 25, 2020

...March 25, 2020 Stephen M. Hahn, M.D. Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue NW Silver Spring, MD 20993 Re: Docket Number: FDA-2008-D-1106 Dear Commissioner Hahn: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-FDA-REMSFlexibility-032520.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 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: Medical Liability

...MEDICAL LIABILITY REFORM Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the trust that patients invest into their relationships with their family physicians. Medical liability laws exist to allow patients to seek recompense when physicians or other...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/BKG-MedicalLiability.pdf

Joint Federation Letter in Support of COVID Liability Reforms - June 9, 2020

...June 9, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker of the House of Representatives Senate Majority Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 U.S. Capitol Building, S-230 Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/LT-Congress-COVIDLiabilityProtections-060920.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Drug Pricing and Transparency

...DRUG PRICING AND TRANSPARENCY AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocates for legislation ensuring the availability of effective, safe and affordable medications through policies that provide governmental authority to promote competition and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/transparency/BKG-PharmaceuticalPricingTransparency.pdf

AAFP Summary of the 2020 final Outpatient Perspective Payment System - November 6, 2019

...AAFP Summary of key provisions in the 2020 Final Outpatient Prospective Payment System On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule with comment period titled Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/transparency/ES-2020FinalOPPS-110619.pdf

AAFP Congressional Primary Care Caucus

...Congressional Primary Care Caucus Background The AAFP believes that this bipartisan caucus will make great strides in educating legislators, staff, and the public on primary care issues, experiences, and concerns such as: • Information Congress needs to know about what...

Advocacy

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

AAFP FAQ on All-Payer Claims Database (APCD)

...What is an All-Payer Claims Database (APCD)? APCDs are statewide health insurance claims data repositories. They are used to collect health insurance claims information from the vast majority of health care payers in a state. Once collected, the data may be released to organizations for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/APCD-FAQ.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Primary Care Spend

...PRIMARY CARE SPEND What is Primary Care? Primary care is the essential foundation of a successful, sustainable health care system and is provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/BKG-PrimaryCareSpend.pdf

AAFP Letter in Response to CMS on Physician Self-Referral Regulations - December 27, 2019

...December 27, 2019 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/apms/LT-CMS-PhysicianSelfReferralRegulations-122719.pdf

AAFP Letter to PTAC on Review of Alternative Payment Models - July 21, 2020

...July 21, 2020 Jeffrey Bailet, MD Committee Chair Physician-focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Room 415F U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Dr....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-PTAC-APMReview-072120.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Washington SB 6413 - January 27, 2020

...January 27, 2020 The Honorable Annette Cleveland Chair Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee 220 John A. Cherberg Building Olympia, WA 98504 The Honorable Steve O’Ban Ranking Member Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee 102 Irv Newhouse Building Olympia, WA 98504 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-WAFP-PrimaryCareCollaborative-012720.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Payment Reform

...PHYSICIAN PAYMENT REFORM AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports efforts to create and maintain a reliable and effective payment system for physicians, particularly a system that recognizes the value of primary care-centered reform initiatives....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/BKG-PaymentReform.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AAFP Position American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. The DPC model is consistent...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/BKG-DPC.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 Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Primary Care Enhancement Act (H.R. ...

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

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Block Grant Financing and Per Capita Caps

...MEDICAID BLOCK GRANT FINANCING AND PER CAPITA CAPS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes that health is a basic right for every person and that the right to health includes access to timely, affordable, and quality health care, including for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/BKG-BlockGrants.pdf

AAFP’s Response to COVID-19 Policy Changes - May 31, 2020

...May 31, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1744-IFC and CMS-5531-IFC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Re: AAFP’s Response to COVID-19 Policy Changes (CMS-1744-IFC and CMS-5531-IFC) Dear...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-CMS-IFC1andIFC2-053120.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...

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

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2021MPFS-082420.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...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-Response2021MPFSProposedRule-092820.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...

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

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...

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

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

Joint Letter of Support for Budget Neutrality Waiver - November 16, 2020

...November 16, 2020 Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. 50 Independence Avenue, SW 2107 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-3006 Ranking Member Gregory Walden 50 Independence Avenue, SW 2185 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-3702 Chairman Richard Edward Neal 50...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-House-HR8505Support-111620.pdf

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

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

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

Joint E/M Coalition Statement on Implementation of 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule...

...A Statement from America’s Primary and Comprehensive Care Physicians: Congress Should Support Medicare’s Plan to Pay More for Office Visits and Other Essential Services October 20, 2020 Our organizations represent hundreds of thousands of physicians who furnish the vast...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-JointEMCoalition-MPFS2021Implementation-102020.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Primary Care Payment Parity

...MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE PAYMENT RECOMMENDATION American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician. Background Low Medicaid...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/BKG-MedicaidPrimaryCarePaymentParity.pdf

AAFP State Advocacy on COVID-19

...State Advocacy on COVID-19 As the federal government leads the national response to COVID-19, state and local health departments stand on the front lines. Several states are taking legislative action to mitigate the effects of an outbreak. At least eighteen states have introduced...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/FS-StateAdvocacyCOVID19.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...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-CMS-MIPSCovid-031820.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Calling on Legislation that Supports and Sustains Physicians ...

...March 20, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House of Representatives House Republican Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 U.S. Capitol Building, H-204 Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-COVID19Priorities-032020.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership on Potential Phase 4 Coronavrius Relief Bill -...

...April 15, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-230 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-FinalCOVID4-041520.pdf

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

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

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

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

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

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Environmental Health and Climate Change

...ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE AAFP Position In recognition of the serious adverse health consequences resulting from pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and ozone layer depletion, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends strong action on all...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/BKG-EnvironmentalHealthClimateChange.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress from CDC Coalition on FY2020 - March 4, 2019

...APHA • 800 I Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001-3710 • 202-777-2514 • www.cdccoalition.org CDC Coalition March 4, 2019 The Honorable Rosa DeLauro The Honorable Tom Cole Chair Ranking Member House Appropriations Subcommittee House Appropriations Subcommittee on...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-Congress-CDCCoalitionFY2020-030419.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Health Literacy Definition - August 1, 2019

...August 1, 2019 Stephanie Santana, Public Health Analyst U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1101 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Ms. Santana: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-HHS-HealthLiteracy-080119.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

...MARIJUANA The AAFP is dedicated to helping physicians provide quality and individualized care through a variety of treatments that satisfy the needs of their patients. Despite the limited body of research supporting the medical properties of marijuana, a growing number of patients...

Advocacy

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

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

AAFP Letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Policy Recommendations - March...

...March 17, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pence Vice President of the United States Chair, Coronavirus Task Force The White House Washington, DC 20500 Mr. Vice President: I write on behalf of the 134,600 family physicians and medical students represented by the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-WhiteHouseCoronavirusTaskForce-031720.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...

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Obesity and Overweight

...OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT AAFP Position To combat the health risks associated with obesity and being overweight, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) encourages family physicians to participate in local, state, and national efforts to improve nutrition and encourage physical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/BKG-Obesity.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...

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

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

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