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AAFP Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program FAQs

...Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program FAQs The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been authorized to expand accelerated/advance payments to physicians. These payments are designed to help physicians and their practices remain financially viable during the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/AAFP-Medicare-Accelerated-Advance-Payment-Program-FAQ.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act -...

...The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act -Key Provisions Affecting Family Physicians On March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act into law. The bipartisan CARES Act is the third legislative package passed in...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/ES-CARESAct-033020.pdf

Joint Letter from AAFP and ACP to Congress on COVID Priorities - August 12, 2020

...August 12, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Majority Leader Speaker U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Chuck Schumer The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. Senate...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PrimaryCarePriorities-081220.pdf

Joint Letter to DHS Supporting the Release of Children, Parents, and Caregivers from ...

...July 16, 2020 The Honorable Chad Wolf Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 The Honorable Matthew Albence Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director U.S. Immigration and Customs...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-DHS-FRCRelease-071620.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS and CMS Calling for a Prospective Payment Model for Physicians - ...

...March 26, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services US Department of Health and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-CMS-PeriodicInterimPayments-032620.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Supporting Primary Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic - May 4, 2020

...May 2, 2020 The Honorable Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-PrimaryCareSustainability-050420.pdf

Joint Letter to Vice President Expressing Concern on Recent COVID-19 Testing Guidance ...

...September 3, 2020 Mike Pence, Vice President White House Coronavirus Task Force Office of the Vice President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Vice President Pence, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to express our...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-WhiteHouse-COVID19TestingGuidelinesConcerns-090320.pdf

AAFP Letter to UnitedHealth Group on COVID-19 - March 11, 2020

...March 11, 2020 Lewis Sandy, MD Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement UnitedHealth Group PO Box 1459 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1459 Dear Dr. Sandy: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-UHC-COVID19-031120.pdf

AAFP Statement on DHS Child-Adult Separation Policy - June 16, 2018

...American Academy of Family Physicians Statement Regarding the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Policy to Separate Children from Adult Caregivers The American Academy of Family Physicians opposes the forced separation of children from their families or caregivers during...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-DHSPolicyChild-AdultSeparation-061618.pdf

AAFP Statement on the Trump Administration Executive Order on Child-Adult Separation - ...

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS STATEMENT ON EXECUTIVE ORDER ADDRESSING FAMILY SEPARATION AT BORDER CROSSINGS The American Academy of Family Physicians continues to place high priority on the mental and physical health and safety of families separated during border crossings....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-TrumpAdminExecOrder-ChildAdultSeparation-062118.pdf

AAFP Letter to the White House on the Coronavirus Task Force - March 10, 2020

...March 10, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pence Vice President of the United States Chair, White House Coronavirus Task Force The White House Washington, DC Mr. Vice President: As the SARS-Cov-2 virus spreads and more Americans face COVID-19, the nation’s family physicians and other primary...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-WhiteHouse-CoronavirusTaskForce-031020.pdf

AAFP Letter to ASPE on Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement - August 28, 2019

...August 28, 2019 Brenda Destro, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of Science and Data Policy Attn: EPAEDEA Report Feedback 200 Independence Avenue SW,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-ASPE-PatientAccessDrugs-082819.pdf

AAFP Letter to FMCSA on Diabetic Commercial Drivers - Oxtober 19, 2016

...October 19, 2016 Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration U.S. Department of Transportation West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE. Washington, DC Dear Associate Administrator Minor: On behalf of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-FMCSA-DiabeticDrivers-101916.pdf

AAFP Response to the HHS Draft Report on Pain Management - April 1, 2019

...April 1, 2019 Vanila M. Singh, Chief Medical Officer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 736E Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Singh: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HHS-PainManagement-040119.pdf

AAFP Letter on the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (HR 6) - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Minority Leader US House of Representatives US House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HouseLeadership-HR6-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Leadership on HR 6: The Opioid Crisis Response Act - August 23, 2018

...August 23, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Senate-OpioidCrisisResponseAct-082318.pdf

AAFP Letter to White House ONDCP and Opioids Commission - October 19, 2017

...October 19, 2017 The Honorable Chris Christie, Chair Richard Baum, Acting Director President’s Commission on Combatting Office of National Drug Control Policy Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis The White House Washington, DC 20500 Washington, DC 20500 commission@ondcp.eop.gov Dear...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-WhiteHouseONDCP-OpioidCommission-101917.pdf

Joint Principles: 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...

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

Joint Letter to House and Senate Leadership on Gun Reform - September 5, 2019

...September 5, 2019 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...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Congress-GunReform-090519.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for the Recognizing Gun Violence As a Public Health Emergency Act -...

...February 8, 2019 The Honorable Robin Kelly U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Kelly: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write to...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-SenKelly-PHEmergency-020819.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Harris and Rep. Kelly Supporting the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic ...

...May 28, 2020 The Honorable Kamala Harris The Honorable Robin Kelly U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 25015 Dear Senator Harris and Representative Kelly: 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/prevention/strategy/LT-Congress-SupportingCOVID19RacialEthnicHealthDisparitiesAct-052820.pdf

AAFP Letter to the CDC on Tobacco - February 6, 2019

...February 6, 2019 Randi Frank Office on Smoking and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4770 Buford Hwy Mail Stop S107-7 Atlanta, GA 30341 Dear Ms. Frank: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CDC-Tobacco-020619.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Flavors - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductFlavors-062018.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on a Potential Illicit Trade - July 16, 2018

...1 July 16, 2018 Dockets Management Staff [HFA-305] Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Docket No. FDA-2018-N-0529, Draft Concept Paper: Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products After Implementation of a Food and Drug...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-IllicitTrade-071618.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on the Nicotine Product Standard - May 21, 2018

...May 21, 2018 Dr. Scott Gottlieb Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 Re: Nicotine product standard Dear Dr. Gottlieb: The undersigned public health and medical organizations write in...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductStandard-052118.pdf

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