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AAFP Letter to CMS on the RFI Regarding the Physician Self-referral Law - August 22, 2018

...August 22, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1720-NC P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 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/apms/LT-CMS-PhysSelfRef-082218.pdf

AAFP Response to OIG on Anti-kickback Request for Information - October 25, 2018

...October 25, 2018 Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General Office of Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services Attention: OIG-0803-N Room 5513, Cohen Building 330 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Inspector General Levinson: On behalf of the American Academy...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-OIG-Antikickback-102518.pdf

AAFP Letter in Response to OIG on Anti-Kickback Issues - December 27, 2019

...December 27, 2019 Joanne M. Chiedi, Acting Inspector General Office of Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services Attention: OIG-0936-AA10-P Room 5521, Cohen Building 330 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201 Dear Acting Inspector General Chiedi: On behalf of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-OIG-SafeHarborsAntiKickback-122719.pdf

AAFP Letter to Secretary Azar Requesting Support for Testing the APC-APM - March 19, 2018

...March 19, 2018 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the 129,900 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I write to request your support for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SecretaryAzar-APCAPM-031918.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Oregon SB 765 - March 4, 2019

...March 4, 2019 Senate Committee on Health Care 90 Court St NE Salem OR, 97301 Dear Chair Monnes Anderson and Members of the Committee, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the country, I...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SenateHCComm-OregonSB765-030419.pdf

Press Release on PEPC: New Coalition Launches to Support Independent Physician ...

...1 For more information, contact: nick@crosscutstrategies.com (202) 792-7200 New Coalition Launches to Support Independent Physician Practices in Leading Value-Based Care Movement Medical Associations of Texas, Florida and California join American Academy of Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/PR-PartnershipEmpowerPhysicianLedCare-051018.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Missouri SB 417, the Primary Care Spend Transparency Act - ...

...April 18, 2019 The Honorable Bob Paul Wieland Chair Senate Insurance and Banking Committee 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 319 Jefferson City, MO 65101 The Honorable Mike Cunningham Vice Chair Senate Insurance and Banking Committee 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 320 Jefferson City, MO...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SenInsBank-MissouriSB417-041819.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....

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

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

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

...January 13, 2017 Hon. Erik Paulsen Hon. Earl Blumenauer U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 RE: Primary Care Enhancement Act Dear Rep. Paulsen and Rep. Blumenauer: On behalf of the 124,900 physician and...

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

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

...August 12, 2019 The Honorable Earl Blumenauer The Honorable Jason Smith U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Rep. Blumenauer and Smith: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-RepsBumenauerSmith-PrimaryCareEnhancementAct-081219.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 HHS on Medicaid Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic - May 19, 2020

...May 19, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: Community-based, primary care is the foundation for ensuring our health care system delivers accessible, high-quality, affordable care. Primary care...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-HHS-PrimaryCareFundingPriority-051920.pdf

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 30, 2019

...Initial AAFP Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2020 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-2020MPFS-073019.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 18, 2018

...Initial Summary of the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put on display the 2019 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B. In conjunction...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2019ProposedMPFS-071818.pdf

AAFP Summary of the 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 8, 2018

...AAFP summary of the 2019 final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule with comment period titled, Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2019FinalMPFS-110818.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress on 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Updates - October 18, 2019

...October 31, 2019 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member, Ways and Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Charles Grassley The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-Congress-2020MPFSPrimaryCareUpdates-103119.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on the 2018 MIPS Reporting Period - April 16, 2018

...April 16, 2018 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the undersigned...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018MIPSReportingPeriod-041618.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Quality Payment Program Regulation

...August 18, 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...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018ProposedQPP-081817.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...September 5, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1693-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/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on the 2020 Proposed OPPS Rule - September 19, 2019

...September 19, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1717-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 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/LT-CMS-2020OPPS-091919.pdf

AAFP Response to the CLIA Proficiency Testing Proposed Rule - April 2, 2019

...April 2, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-3355-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016. Robert Redfield, MD, Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Attention: CMS-3355-P 1600...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CDC-Labs-040219.pdf

AAFP Letter with Reaction to Preliminary CLFS Data

...October 19, 2017 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...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CLIAData-101917.pdf

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