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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: 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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

Joint Letter to CMS on AUC Program - November 27, 2020

...November 27, 2020 Submitted electronically: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRA/icrPublicCommentRequest?ref_nbr=202010-0938-012 Ms. Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Re: Agency...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-AUCProgram-112720.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

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

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...

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

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

...November 28, 2018 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman...

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

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

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 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 to DEA on Special Telehealth Regulations - October 26, 2020

...October 26, 2020 The Honorable Timothy Shea Acting Administrator Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Lincoln Place-West, 700 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 22202 Dear Administrator Shea: The undersigned organizations write to encourage the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-DEA-SpecialTelemedicineRegistration-102620.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 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

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