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AAFP Response to HHS and DOT Guidance on Section 1332 Waivers - December 19, 2018

...December 19, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 David J. Kautter, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Department of Treasury 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20224 Dear Secretary Azar...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-CMS-1332Waivers-121918.pdf

AAFP Letter on Short-term Insurance - April 18, 2018

...April 18, 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 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000 family physicians and medical students...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-ShortDurationPlans-041818.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...

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

Group of Six Joint Principles on Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers - December 8, 2017

...1 Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers and Other Proposals to Change Medicaid Benefits, Financing and Cost-sharing: Ensuring Access and Affordability Must be Paramount Joint principles of the following organizations representing front-line physicians: American...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Group6-PrinciplesMedicaidWaivers-120817.pdf

AAFP Letter with Comments to HHS on the Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

...October 19, 2017 John R. Graham, Acting Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Strategic Planning Team Attn: Strategic Plan Comments 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 415F Washington, DC 20201...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Draft2018-2022Framework-101917.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership Supporting the Know the Lowest Price Act (S....

...September 25, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/LT-CongressLeadership-KnowLowestPriceAct-092518.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on Information Blocking - June 3, 2019

...June 3, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlocking060319.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the CMS Final Rule: QPP Year 2 - November 8, 2017

...Executive Summary of the CMS Final Rule- Quality Payment Program Year 2 On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interim final rule with comment period regarding the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP). Further comments on certain sections...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2018FinalQPP-11817.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 Letter to CMS on the 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule with Comment Period -...

...December 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-2018FinalQPP-121917.pdf

AAFP Letter to HRSA on Rural Health Care Access - October 9, 2019

...October 9, 2019 Thomas J. Engels, Acting Administrator Health Resources and Services Administration 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Dear Acting Administrator Engels: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HRSA-RuralHealthCare-100919.pdf

Joint E/M Coalition Statement on Implementation of 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule...

...A Statement from America’s Primary and Comprehensive Care Physicians: Congress Should Support Medicare’s Plan to Pay More for Office Visits and Other Essential Services October 20, 2020 Our organizations represent hundreds of thousands of physicians who furnish the vast...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-JointEMCoalition-MPFS2021Implementation-102020.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

AAFP Letter to CMS with MIPS Recommendations Due to COVID-19 Outbreak - March 18, 2020

...March 18, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, NW Washington, DC Dear Administrator Verma, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-CMS-MIPSCovid-031820.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...September 18, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1715-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/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership on Sustaining Primary Care During the COVID-19 ...

...May 7, 2020 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 Chuck Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PrimaryCare-050720.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Race and Ethnicity Data Collection During COVID-19 Pandemic - ...

...April 3, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Data Collection and Public Release by HHS Agencies of COVID-19 Testing, Hospitalization, and Mortality by Race...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-RaceEthnicityDataCollection-040320.pdf

AAFP letter to EPA on the Clean Power Plan - April 25, 2018

...April 25, 2018 Scott Pruitt, Administrator EPA Docket Center Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code: 2822T Attention: Air Docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator Pruitt: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-EPA-CleanPowerPlan-042518.pdf

Joint Letter to House on CDC GVP Research Funding - February 21, 2019

...February 21, 2019 Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey Ranking Member Kay Granger U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Committee on Appropriations Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro Ranking...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-House-CDC-GVPResearchFunding-022119.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate on CDC GVP Research Funding - February 21, 2019

...February 21, 2019 Chairman Richard Shelby Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Chairman Roy Blunt Ranking Member Patty Murray Subcommittee on Labor,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Senate-CDC-GVPResearchFunding-0221019.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS Repsonding to the Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health ...

...March 20, 2018 Alex Azar, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HHS-ProtectingStatutoryConscienceRights-032018.pdf

AAFP Letter on the Senates HELP Committee’s Lower Health Care Costs Draft Bill - June ...

...June 5, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chair, Senate Health, Education, Labor Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and Pensions Committee Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Senate-HELPLowerHCCostsAct060519.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on its Healthy Communities Hearing - ...

...Statement for the Record to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Hearing Encouraging Healthy Communities: Perspective from the U.S. Surgeon General November 15, 2017 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) thank you for the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-SenateHELP-HealthyCommunitiesHearing-111517.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of...

...January 30, 2019 The Honorable Susan Collins The Honorable Jon Tester U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 25010 The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito The Honorable Doug Jones U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Collins,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-SupportTrainingNextGenPCDoctorsAct-013019.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Reauthorizing Primary Care Programs - September 11, 2020

...Page | 1 September 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-ReauthPCPrograms-09112020.pdf

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