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End-of-Life Care

Learn how the AAFP is supporting federal efforts to cover voluntary discussions between physicians and patients about end-of-life care plans.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/end-of-life.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/acos.html

Medical Home

The AAFP believes the Medical Home model provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/medical-home.html

Antitrust/Collective Negotiation

The AAFP advocates updating antitrust laws impacting family physicians and for the inclusion of health insurance companies within the antitrust scope.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/antitrust-collective-negotiation.html

Patient Privacy (HIPAA)

Information on HIPAA from the AAFP, including regulations around patient privacy and how the AAFP is monitoring the impact on primary care.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/hipaa.html

Medical Liability

The AAFP supports medical liability reform of regulation that continue to have a negative impact on the cost of health care for patients and physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/medical-liability.html

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Follow the AAFP's work on developing payment policies that support the exchange of medical info from one site to another through electronic communications.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it/telehealth-telemedicine.html

Transparency

The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/transparency.html

Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

The AAFP recommends the study of APMs to inform regulatory changes on payment, including the merit-based incentive program and the primary care spend model.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/apms.html

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS)

The AAFP summarizes details of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including regulatory requirements.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/fee-schedule.html

Medicare Physician Payment

With the repeal of the SGR, family physicians can focus more on caring for their Medicare patients without worrying about interruptions in payment.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/medicare.html

Scope of Practice

The AAFP believes family physicians are uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing care for patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce/scope.html

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Workforce

The AAFP believes primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation, so we work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support it.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce.html

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Investment in the primary care workforce is vital, so the AAFP seeks to preserve funding for GME residency programs in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce/gme.html

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

The AAFP calls on Congress to protect and increase funding for the Title VII program, as it is a key component in building the family physician workforce.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce/title-vii.html

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

The AAFP serves as both a resource and an advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients regarding environmental risks and existing hazards.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/environmental.html

Injury Prevention and Violence

Primary care providers play a crucial role in responding to safety and violence concerns. The AAFP shares policies relevant to the care of these situations.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/injury-violence.html

Health Equity

The AAFP fights for efforts to promote health equity and health equality.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/health-equity.html

Obesity Prevention and Treatment

The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address and aim to treat the significant health impact of obesity.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/obesity.html

Preventive Health

The AAFP supports efforts to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/preventive.html

Tobacco and Nicotine Use

The AAFP advocates for the prevention and treatment of tobacco and nicotine addiction, including the use of e-cigarettes.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/tobacco-nicotine.html

Vaccines and Immunizations

The AAFP supports affordable access to vaccinations and immunizations, which are invaluable for keeping patients healthy across the lifespan.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/vaccines-immunizations.html

Women’s Health

The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/women.html

Cancellations

Information about cancelling your registration for an AAFP advocacy conference.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fight/advocacy-conferences/cancellations.html

AAFP Advocacy Conferences

The AAFP hosts annual advocacy-centered events to empower its members with the most up-to-date information on our most important issues.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fight/advocacy-conferences.html

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