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AAFP Letter to the Senate on Visa Extensions During COVID-19 Pandemic - May 13, 2020

...May 13, 2020 The Honorable David Perdue The Honorable Todd Young United States Senate United States Senate 455 Russell Senate Office Building 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Washington DC 20510 The Honorable John Cornyn The Honorable Dick Durbin United States...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-VisaExtension-051320.pdf

AAFP Testimony House EandC Subcommittee on CHIP, THCGME Reauthorization

...Statement of American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health Programs June 14, 2017 June 14, 2017 Page 2 of 5 On behalf of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/TS-House-ExpandSNHealthPrograms-061417.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership Opposing Missouri HB 710, Expansion of the ...

...May 6, 2019 The Honorable Elijah Haahr Speaker of the House 201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 308 Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 The Honorable Dave Schatz Senate President Pro Tem 201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 326 Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 Dear Speaker Haahr and Senator Schatz: On...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-CongressLeaders-OpposingExpandingAsstPhysician-050619.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Telemedicine

...TELEMEDICINE Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports expanded use of telemedicine as an appropriate and efficient means of improving health, when conducted within the context of appropriate standards of care. Payment models should support patient...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/BKG-Telemedicine.pdf

Prepared Comments from AAFP President for the CMS Administrator Roundtable on ...

...Prepared Comments | Michael Munger, MD - President, AAFP CMS Administrator Roundtable on Administrative Burden Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 11:00 am Good morning. My name is Michael Munger. I am a practicing family physician in Overland Park, Kansas and the President of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TP-CMSAdminRoundTable-AdminReform-102317.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Supporting the Protecting Access to Care Act - March 23, 2017

...March 23, 2017 The Honorable Steve King United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representative King: On behalf of the 124,900 physicians and medical students nationwide who are members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, I am writing you to express...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/LT-House-HR1215-032317.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 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

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

Joint Letter to Congress Requesting Technical Fix to the Paycheck Protection Program - ...

...December 3, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker, House of Representatives Majority Leader United States Capitol United States Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PPPDeductibility-120320.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 Support Letter for the Tobacco-Free Youth Act Provisions - June 25, 2019

...June 25, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Health, Education, Labor Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Pensions U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SupportTobacco21Provisions-062519.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Levels - May 8, 2019

...May 8, 2019 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Certain Tobacco Products Dear Associate Commissioner Kux: On...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-CODResolutionNicotineStandards-05819.pdf

Joint Letter to the US Trade Representative Urging Public Health Measures in US/UK ...

...January 15, 2019 Re: Docket No. USTR-2018-0036 Mr. Edward Gresser Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20508 Dear Mr. Gresser: We are pleased to submit...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-USTradeRep-UrgingPublicHealthMeasures-USUKTradeAgreements-011519.pdf

AVAC Community Immunity During COVID-19 Act Letter - September 23, 2020

...September 23, 2020 Senator Tina Smith 720 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Smith, As the Congress and our nation continue to respond to the public health emergency that is overtaking our country, members of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Smith-AVAC-CommunityImmunityAct-092320.pdf

Joint Letter to Deputy Director Homan Regarding ICE Procedures for Pregnant Women - ...

...March 30, 2018 The Honorable Thomas Homan Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th St, SW Washington, DC 20536 Dear Acting Director Homan: On behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-DeputyDirectorHoman-033018.PDF

Joint Letter Urging THCGME Extension within the COVID-19 Package - July 23, 2020

...1 July 23, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Majority Leader Democratic Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Republican Leader U.S. House of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMECOVID19Reauthorization-072320.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS and ONC with Administrative Simplification Requests - February 7, 2018

...February 7, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. Washington, DC, 20201 Don Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Office of the National Coordinator for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-ONC-AdminSimplification-020718.pdf

AAFP Letter to the EBSA on Association Health Plan Proposed Rule - March 5, 2018

...March 5, 2018 Jeanne Klinefelter Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary Employee Benefits Security Administration Office of Regulations and Interpretations Room N-5655 U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20210 Attention: Definition of Employer-Small Business...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-EBSA-AssociationPlans-030518.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

Organizational Letter to Congress Recommending Policies to Increase Immunizations - ...

...Dear Members of Congress, As organizations representing medical professionals, the public health community and individuals who are immunocompromised, we have been encouraged by Congress’ interest in doing more to stop current vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and prevent more from...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Congress-ImmunizationCommunitPolicyRecs-042119.pdf

AAFP Statement to the EandC Committee’s Hearing on Investing in America’s Health Care -...

...Statement for the Record to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health Hearing, Investing in America’s Health Care June 4, 2019 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) thank you for the opportunity to submit this Statement for the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-EC-InvestingAmericanHealthCare-060419.pdf

AAFP Letter on the USDA SNAP and Work Requirements Rule - April 10, 2019

...April 10, 2019 Brandon Lipps, Administrator U.S. Department of Agriculture Certification Policy Branch SNAP Program Development Division 3101 Park Center Drive Alexandria, Virginia 22302 RE: Proposed Rule: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Requirements for Able-Bodied...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-USDA-SNAPWorkRule-04102019.pdf

Joint Letter to Acting HHS Secretary on CDC Language - December 19, 2017

...December 19, 2017 The Honorable Eric D. Hargan Acting Secretary US Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Mr. Hargan, On behalf of the more than 450,000 physicians and medical students represented by the combined memberships of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-ActingSecretary-CDCLanguage-121917.pdf

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