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Amicus Brief: State of California v. Azar - July 8, 2019

...No. 19-15974(L) IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT STATE OF CALIFORNIA, by and through Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALEX M. AZAR II, in his Official Capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-CaliforniaVAzar-070819.pdf

AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

...No. 19-35386(L) IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT STATE OF OREGON, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. ALEX M. AZAR II, in his Official Capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al.,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

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

...Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States 2 Contents Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder - Strengthen Primary Care

...Strengthen Primary Care: Ensure Appropriate Payment In January 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to increase payments for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. E/M codes are a category of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/action_week/BKG-StrengthenPrimaryCare.pdf

AAFP Statement on Regulatory and Adminstraive Reforms - January 30, 2017

...AAFP’s Agenda for Regulatory and Administrative Reforms Primary care - and particularly family medicine - is foundational to continued progress in reforming our nation’s health care system. Family medicine and primary care are delivered by dedicated individual family physicians and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/ST-Reg-Admin-Reform-013117.pdf

State Fact Sheets: The Importance of Family Medicine (All States)

...ALABAMA 1,912 AAFP members Alabama 8 family medicine residency programs 2 teaching health center programs Alabama 23% increase (612 physicians) needed by 2030 99 medically underserved areas39.4% of residents live in a health professional shortage area $2.2...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/state_fact_sheets/All-States-Importance-Family-Medicine.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: High-Deductible Health Plans

...Protecting Access to Primary Care for High Deductible Health Plan Enrollees During COVID-19 Contact Erica Cischke at: ecischke@aafp.org The AAFP urges Congress to pass legislation that allows high-deductible health plans to waive the deductible for critical primary care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/BKG-StandardPrimaryCareBenefitHDHP.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of 6 on Administration's Position on Texas v. United ...

...JOINT STATEMENT ON ADMINISTRATION’S POSITION ON TEXAS V UNITED STATES American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-Group6-AdminPolicyTexasvUS-032719.pdf

Statement on Texas v. Azar - December 15, 2018

...AAFP Public Relations • Page 1 AAFP Public Relations Court Ruling Threatens Health Coverage for Millions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, December 15, 2018 Statement attributable to: John Cullen, MD President American Academy of Family Physicians ―Friday’s ruling in the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-TexasvAzar-12.15.18.pdf

ST-TexasVUnitedStates-060818.pdf

...JOINT STATEMENT ON TEXAS V UNITED STATES American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association June 9,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-TexasVUnitedStates-060818.pdf

Template for CHIP Governor Letter

...Template Letter to Governors on CHIP Dear Governor [NAME], On behalf of the [STATE] Academy of Family Physicians, which represents over [NUMBER] family physicians and medical students across the state, we ask that you call on Congress to immediately pass legislation to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/Template-CHIPLetter.pdf

Joint Principles from the Group of 6 on Reducing Administrative Burden - June 11, 2018

...Joint Principles on Reducing Administrative Burden in Healthcare American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ST-Group6-AdministrativeBurden-061118.pdf

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

...January 23, 2019 U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), congratulations on your election to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 116th Congress. The AAFP is the...

Advocacy

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

AAFP COVID-19 Related Loss Calculator

...Instructions Projected Revenue Inputs Projected Revenue Inputs Step 1: Enter the top 3 payers into "Payer Mix" table (includes commercial and Medicare Advantage) - light blue cells Step 2: Enter the percentage of patients covered by each payer listed in the "Payer...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/AAFP-COVID-19-Related-LossCalculator.xlsx

Example of the AAFP COVID-19 Related Loss Calcuator

...Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Note: Step 4: Step 5: [Payer 1] [Payer 2] [Payer 3] [Payer 4] Medicaid Fee-for-Service Medicare Self-Pay Total 30% 30% 0% 0% 0% 30% 10% 100% Code Description [Payer 1] [Payer 2] [Payer 3] [Payer 4] Medicaid 2020 National Medicare Non-facility...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/Example-AAFP-COVID-Calculator.pdf

LT-HHS-CARESActEmergencyFund-040720.pdf

...April 7, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: The undersigned organizations represent the hundreds of thousands of physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-CARESActEmergencyFund-040720.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of 6 Opposing Public Charge Proposal - September 22, 2018

...Joint Statement of America’s Frontline Physicians Opposing Public Charge Proposal The Trump Administration has issued a proposed regulation that changes long-standing rules governing how and whether immigrants can be determined to be a public charge; widens the scope of programs...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-GroupSix-Public%20Charge-092218.pdf

Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act of 2019 - House

...July 3, 2019 Representative Dave Loebsack Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives 1211 Longworth House Office Building 1035 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/rural/LT-House-RHCModernization-070319.pdf

Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act of 2019 - Senate

...July 3, 2019 Senator John Barrasso Senator Tina Smith United States Senate United States Senate 307 Dirksen Senate Office Building 720 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Barrasso and Smith, On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/rural/LT-Senate-RHCModernization-070319.pdf

State Chapter Grant and Resource Opportunities

...The Center for State Policy works to ensure that chapters have the resources necessary to effectively understand the impact of health policy issues on family medicine and advocate to their legislators by offering several resources, events, and grant opportunities. Resources...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/state/FS-StateChapterGrantResourceOpportunities.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Physician Preceptor Tax Credits

...PHYSICIAN PRECEPTOR TAX CREDITS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports training for students that emphasizes high-quality, continuous, compassionate, and coordinated care through robust family medicine preceptorship programs. Evidence shows that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-PreceptorTaxCredit.pdf

Joint Letter to Military Committees on FY 2020 NDAA - July 19, 2019

...July 19, 2019 The Honorable James Inhofe, Chairman The Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member Senate Armed Services Committee Senate Armed Services Committee 228 Russell Senate Office Building 228 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-DoD-SupportingHouseNDAASection716-071919.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS Opposing Expansion of Scope of Practice for NPPs in IRF Settings - ...

...June 11, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445-G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: File Code CMS-1729-P Medicare Program; Inpatient...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-CMS-NPsIRFSetting-061120.pdf

Joint Letter on Expanding Scope of Practice for Non-professional Health Care Providers ...

...June 24, 2020 The Honorable Robert Wilkie Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Room 1063B Washington, DC 20420 Dear Secretary Wilkie: The undersigned medical associations and medical specialty societies are writing to register serious concerns...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-VA-ExpandedScopeNonProHealthCareProviders-062420.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers

...SECTION 1332 WAIVERS What is a Section 1332 Waiver? Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to submit State Innovation Waivers for federal approval to waive certain parts of the law to improve access to high quality, affordable health insurance. Under the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/BKG-Section1332StateInnovationWaivers.pdf

Amicus Brief - Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University fo ...

...Nos. 18-587, 18-588, and 18-589 IN THE Supreme Court of the United States _________ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, ET AL., Petitioners, v. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL., Respondents. _________ On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-AAMC-DACA.pdf

State SpeakOut Template

...STATE GRASSROOTS CAPABILITIES SPEAKOUT Chapters may use the AAFP SpeakOut tool to create letter templates on specific advocacy issues that allow constituent members to submit letters to their state officials. If interested in creating a state SpeakOut, please send the following...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/grassroots/State-SO-Template.pdf

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

...Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment January 2017 The U.S. health care system is undergoing an intense period of transformation...

Advocacy

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

Backgrounder: Primary Care Hill Briefing from the AAFP, AAP, and ACP - October 6, 2020

...Our three organizations represent the nation’s frontline physicians who furnish the overwhelming majority of primary care to our nation’s children, adults, and elderly for a full-range of physical conditions including diagnosing and treating millions of patients and their families for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/BKG-PrimaryCareHillBriefing-100620.pdf

AAFP COVID-19 Advocacy Toolkit

...COVID-19 Toolkit Congress approved an emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) spending bill and is both working on another proposal to address additional health and economic issues and planning a third package. The AAFP supported the supplemental funding bill and issued recommendations for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/COVID19-AdvocacyToolkit.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Physician Assistants

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the physician assistant (PA) profession and believes that physician assistants should function in an integrated practice arrangement with...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-PhysicianAssistants.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Education and Training - Family Physicians vs Nurse Practitioners

...Education and Training: Family Physicians versus Nurse Practitioners Most Nurse Practitioners (NP)-also known as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)-receive their education typically through a one-and-an-half to three-year degree program...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/FPvsNP.pdf

Joint Principles from the Group of 6 Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship - ...

...Joint Principles for Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship Washington, DC (May 23, 2018) - Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and American College of Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/ST-Group6-LegislativeInterference-052318.pdf

Joint Principles from the Group of 6 on rX Pricing - February 6, 2019

...Joint Recommendations of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association on Rising Costs and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/ST-Group6-RXPricing-020619.pdf

Joint Principles from the Group of 6 on Addressing the Opioid Epidemic - June 11, 2018

...ADDRESSING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC Joint principles of the following organizations representing front-line physicians American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American College of Physicians American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/ST-Group6-AddressingOpioidEpidemic-061118.pdf

Group of Six Statement on Gun Violence - April 21, 2021

...Media contacts: American Academy of Family Physicians: Jennifer Schuler | (800) 274-2237, Ext. 6255 | jschuler@aafp.org American Academy of Pediatrics: Jamie Poslosky | 202-724-3301 | jposlosky@aap.org American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Kate Connors |...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/ST-G6-GunViolence-042121.pdf

Statement from the Group of Six on Priorities for Coverage - February 6, 2019

...Joint Recommendations of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association on Priorities for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ST-Group6-Coverage-020619.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of Six Urging Passing of Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 -...

...America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Our organizations, which represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students nationwide, are pleased that a bipartisan budget agreement has been reached. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, once...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-Group6-BipartisanBudgetAgreement-020818.pdf

The Importance of Family Medicine - Alabama

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/state_fact_sheets/Alabama.pdf

Wall Street Journal Letter from AAFP and Others: Science-- Not Politics-- Will Lead Us ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-WSJ-ScienceNotPolitics-092290.pdf

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