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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...

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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

...medical care arrangements including direct primary care arrangements, as published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the June 10, 2020 Federal Register. The IRS proposed rule would treat expenses related to direct primary care (DPC) arrangements as eligible medical expenses...

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

AAFP Letter Supporting the Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 3708) - August ...

...supports direct primary care (DPC) and sees it as a model of care that provides a pathway to continuous, comprehensive and coordinated primary care for patients. However, there are identified barriers that may prevent some patients from realizing the full potential of the DPC model....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-RepsBumenauerSmith-PrimaryCareEnhancementAct-081219.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of the Primary Care Enhancement Act - January 13, 2016

...a Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. As such, the AAFP appreciates your leadership on this important issue and I am pleased to inform you that the AAFP supports the bill. Under existing interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code, patients with HSAs are prohibited from engaging in DPC...

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

AAFP Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Primary Care Enhancement Act (H.R. ...

...a family physician can be achieved in many ways. One of the approaches supported by the AAFP is the direct primary care (DPC) model. The AAFP has been a strong supporter of the DPC model for more than a decade and views it as a practice model that is consistent with our goals of...

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

AAFP Letter Responsing to CMS RFI on Direct Provider Contracting - May 25, 2018

...Care (CPC) classic, CPC+, Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (MSSP ACOs) as well as those participating in direct primary care to implement the APC-APM and its features. Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-DirectProviderContracting-052518.pdf

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

...to highlight primary care innovations including Advanced Primary Care, broader systems to address Social Determinants of Health, Direct Primary Care, and Independence at Home. The benefits of primary care access are well-understood. U.S. states with higher ratios of primary care...

Advocacy

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

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

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

AAFP Letter to Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson on the GCHJ Proposal - ...

...in primary care. Provisions in your bill would support the expansion of a delivery model commonly known as direct primary care (DPC). The AAFP strongly supports DPC, but we do not see this delivery model as an alternative to comprehensive health care coverage. The elimination of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsGrahamCassidyHeller%20ohnson-GCHJProposal-092017.pdf

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

...ability of patients and physicians to voluntarily enter into direct contracts for a defined or negotiated set of services (e.g., direct primary care [DPC]) will be preserved. Additionally, individuals will always be allowed to purchase additional or supplemental private health...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: House Representatives Introducing the AAFP - January...

...ability of patients and physicians to voluntarily enter into direct contracts for a defined or negotiated set of services (e.g., direct primary care [DPC]) will be preserved. Additionally, individuals will always be allowed to purchase additional or supplemental private health...

Advocacy

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

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

...advocated for other global/prospective value-based APMs, such as direct contracting, physician-led accountable care organizations, and direct primary care arrangements. Although it is easy to focus on what makes these models different, it is more important to focus on what makes...

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

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

AAFP Executive Summary of Alternative Payment Models - March 14, 2017

...this tool represents the best approach to assess complexity that is not captured through a review of disease burden, and it can better direct care teams in patient management. Therefore, the AAFP recommends the use of the Minnesota Complexity Assessment Method to risk stratify the...

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

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

...Association for Community Affiliated Plans Better Medicare Alliance Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Caregiver Action Network Direct Primary Care Coalition Families USA Mental Health America National Coalition on Health Care National Hispanic Medical Association National Minority...

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

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

Advocacy

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

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