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AAFP Comments to CMS on Proposed Coverage Memo for Oxygen at Home - July 20, 2021

The AAFP supports CMS’s proposal to expand Medicare coverage of oxygen use in beneficiaries’ home when medically necessary for both acute and chronic conditions. This proposal would improve patients’ access to oxygen and reduce administrative burden for prescribing physicians.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-MedicareCoverageHomeOxygen-072021.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2018 Inpatient Proposed Rule

...June 8, 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-IPPSProposedRule-060817.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - ...

The AAFP submitted detailed comments in response to the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. Key issues include: fair valuation and payment for primary care services, facilitating the transition to value-based care, reducing administrative ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MedicarePhysicianFeeScheduleProposedRule-091021.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the FY 2022 IPPS Proposed Rule - June 7, 2021

The AAFP commends CMS for prioritizing health equity in these proposals. To more comprehensively address physician shortages and maldistribution, we strongly recommend that CMS also prioritize applications for new GME slots from hospitals that train a high proportion of physicians who ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-FY2022IPPSProposedRule-060721.pdf

AAFP Comments to DEA on MAT Interim Final Rule - December 23, 2020

AAFP comments on the DEA Medication-Assisted treatment interim final rule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-DEA-MATFinalRule-122320.pdf

AAFP Comments to DHS on Proposal to Eliminate the H-1B Visa Lottery - December 1, 2020

...December 1, 2020 Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-DHS-H1BLotteryProposedRule-120120.pdf

AAFP Comments to FDA on Mandatory Opioid Prescriber Education - December 2, 2021

The AAFP urged the FDA to prioritize accessible training on opioid prescribing without making the training mandatory.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-FDA-MandatoryOpioidPrescriberEducation-120221.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on Notice of Benefit Payment Parameters Plan Year 2022 Proposed ...

The AAFP is committed to building on the successes of the ACA and ensuring that all individuals have access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage. The AAFP strongly opposes finalizing this regulation as proposed.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-Comments2022NBPP-122320.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on Proposed Rule to Automate Prior Authorizations - December 23, 2020

The AAFP is in favor of requirements for payers to automate and respond to prior authorization requests in a timely manner, so we are concerned that this proposal will not have a meaningful impact on reducing administrative burden, since it does not include Medicare Advantage plans or ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-PriorAuthProposedRule-122320.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on SUNSET Proposal - December 2, 2020

...December 2, 2020 Alex M. Azar II Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents more than 136,700 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-CommentsSUNSETProposal-120220.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS Responding to RFI on Artificial Intelligence in Health Care - ...

• The AAFP is supportive of advancing the use of AI/ML solutions in health care as long as they are used in partnership with the user and are implemented in an equitable manner.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HHS-TechnologyChronicDiseaseManagementAgingUnderservedPopulations-121820.pdf

AAFP Comments to HRSA on Maternal Health Professional Shortage Scoring Areas - November...

The AAFP submitted comments to HRSA regarding scoring for maternal health professional shortage areas, also called MCTAs. Comments emphasized the important role of family physicians in providing maternity care services, especially in rural areas, and recommended a self-reporting option ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HRSA-MCTAScoring-111821.pdf

AAFP Comments to ONC and HHS on Electronic Prior Authorization - March 22, 2022

The AAFP's comments on ONC's request for information on electronic prior authorization standards highlight the negative effects of prior authorization on patients and physicians and urge HHS to implement more comprehensive prior authorization reform.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/ehr/LT-HHS-ONC-ElectronicPriorAuthorization-032222.pdf

AAFP Comments to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Community ...

The AAFP provided feedback on telehealth and electronic health records; discussed barriers to use, trends from the pandemic, and how these technologies have affected health equity; and made policy recommendations.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/ehr/LT-WhiteHouse-CommunityHealthTechnology-032822.pdf

AAFP Committed to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health, Striving for Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health Media Kit.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/social-determinants-of-health.html

AAFP Concerned with Direction to Change Physician Assistants’ Professional Title

AAFP Concerned with Direction to Change Physician Assistants’ Professional Title

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-statement-physician-assistants.html

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-all-forms-of-racism.html

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-rise-in-violence-against-asian-americans-and-pacific-islanders.html

AAFP Congress of Delegates

Learn more about Congress of Delegates, the AAFP's policy-making body, and access important governance documents such as AAFP Bylaws and Governance Structure.

About AAFP : AAFP Congress of Delegates

https://www.aafp.org/about/congress-delegates.html

AAFP Congress of Delegates Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report

...AAFP Congress of Delegates Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report AAFP CONGRESS OF DELEGATES (COD) Residents Students Derek Baughman, MD Sydney Doe, MD WellSpan FMR at Northwestern University Good Samaritan Hospital Feinberg School of Medicine Lebanon, PA Chicago, IL Class of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/2020/nc20-cod-4.pdf

AAFP Congressional Testimony on Territory Medicaid Funding - March 17, 2021

The AAFP submits testimony to the House Energy and Commerce hearing regarding funding for Medicaid in the U.S. territories. The AAFP strongly urges Congress to adopt a long-term plan for funding Medicaid in the territories.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/TS-EC-TerritoryMedicaidFunding-031721.pdf

AAFP Continues Telehealth Push With Senate Testimony

As senators consider how to solidify telehealth policy flexibilities beyond the pandemic, a family physician advised them on action to ensure that virtual care improves comprehensive, continuous primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210526telehealthsenate.html

AAFP Continues Working for Racial Equity

AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science Chair Scott Hartman, M.D., outlines the work the commission has undertaken regarding racial equity at the direction of the Academy's Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200922guested-equality.html

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 COVID-19 CME Opportunities

View all AAFP CME activities on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/covid-19.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand

Watch AAFP’s CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/webinar-series-on-demand.html

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

AAFP COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Requirements and Preliminary Payment Guidance

In this document, the AAFP outlnes the COVID-19 vaccine coverage requirements and provides preliminary payment guidance.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/ES-COVIDVaccineCoveragePayment-5621.pdf

AAFP Creates COVID-19 Member Community, Preparation Checklist

The AAFP continues to work with the CDC and state/local health departments to disseminate the latest coronavirus disease 2019 guidance to Academy members through one resource.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200311coronavirus4.html

AAFP Creates New MIG for Employed Physicians

Employed family physicians have a new member interest group where they can network, communicate ideas and share common interests.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191015employedmig.html

AAFP Credit Activity Types

The AAFP grants CME credit for many different activities. Learn more here.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/activity-types.html

AAFP Credit Application Fees

View AAFP CME Credit System application fees for AAFP certification.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/fees.html

AAFP Credit Eligibility Requirements

Learn whether your CME activity is eligible for AAFP credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/eligibility-requirements.html

AAFP Credit System

You organized a CME activity. Make your activity more valuable with AAFP certification. Boost your attendance or usage, and ensure the content is relevant and valid for family physicians.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system.html

AAFP Credit System Policies

View the AAFP Credit System's policies for applying for AAFP credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/policies.html

AAFP Credit System Reconsiders Functional Medicine Topics

Effective immediately, the AAFP Credit System will begin approving functional medicine topics in accordance with its eligibility requirements and topic-specific guidance from the Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180328functionalmed.html

AAFP Credit System Unveils New Seal

The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190826creditsystemseal.html

AAFP Decries 50 Percent Cut for E/M Codes with Modifier 25

The AAFP has asked a major private payer in Rhode Island to reconsider a proposed 50 percent cut for certain evaluation and management services.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180821bcbsri.html

AAFP Definitions for Policy Statement, Position Paper and Discussion Paper

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians articulates its policies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-policy-statement-position-paper-discussion-paper.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2018-19

On Oct. 10, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year and beyond. Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010codelects.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2019-20

On Sept. 25, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, S.C., was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190925codelections.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2020-21

On Oct. 13, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Sterling Ransone, M.D., of Deltaville, Va., was elected the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201013codelections.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2021-22

On Sept. 28, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., of Islip, N.Y., was elected the AAFP’s president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210928codelections.html

AAFP Delegates to the AMA

Information about becoming an AAFP delegate to the American Medical Association.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/ama-delegates.html

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190619ama-educ.html

AAFP Delivers Pointed Congressional Briefing on COVID-19

A recent virtual briefing that included the founders of the Primary Care Caucus laid out sobering new data on threatened primary care practices and advocated for legislative solutions.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200507congressbriefing.html

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

The AAFP recently sent a detailed response to a Senate Finance Committee request for information on how to improve the nation's maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200420maternalrfi.html

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

AAFP News : Member Resources and Tools for 2018

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180103yir-clinical.html

AAFP Demands Fair Physician Pay, Patient Protection

In a Dec. 16 letter, the AAFP responded to an interim final rule on coverage and payment requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, including Medicaid provisions.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201217covidvaccrule.html

AAFP Digs In, Gives CMS Comprehensive Comments on MPFS

The AAFP sent a 92-page letter to CMS with recommendations on how to improve the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule so it better supports family medicine.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180906mpfscomments.html

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