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Joint Letter to Reps. Bera and Buschon Opposing the Holding Providers Harmless from ...

...October 30, 2020 The Honorable Ami Bera, M.D. The Honorable Larry Bucshon, M.D. U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Reps. Bera and Bucshon, On behalf of the undersigned organizations...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-Congress-OpposingHR8702-103020.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Medicare E/M Payments and Budget Neutrality - November 20, ...

...November 20, 2020 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Greg Walden Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee on Energy and Commerce United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-Congress-MedicareEMPayments-112020.pdf

Letter to Reps. Burgess and Rush Supporting Legislation to Provide Temporary Waiver of ...

...November 3, 2020 The Honorable Michael Burgess, M.D. 2161 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Bobby Rush 2188 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Burgess and Rush: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-Congress-SupportingHR8505-110320.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Medicare QP Thresholds - November 19, 2020

...November 19, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate United States Capitol Building S-230 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives United States Capitol Building H-232 Washington, DC 20515 The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-MedicareQPThresholds-111920.pdf

Joint Letter of Support for Budget Neutrality Waiver - November 16, 2020

...November 16, 2020 Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. 50 Independence Avenue, SW 2107 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-3006 Ranking Member Gregory Walden 50 Independence Avenue, SW 2185 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-3702 Chairman Richard Edward Neal 50...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-House-HR8505Support-111620.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate in Support of Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments ...

...May 20, 2020 The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen The Honorable Michael Bennet United States Senate United States Senate 506 Hart Senate Office Building 261 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Shaheen and Bennet: On behalf of the American...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-MAAPIActSupport-052020.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 Backgrounder: Medicaid Primary Care Payment Parity

...MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE PAYMENT RECOMMENDATION American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician. Background Low Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/BKG-MedicaidPrimaryCarePaymentParity.pdf

AAFP State Advocacy on COVID-19

...State Advocacy on COVID-19 As the federal government leads the national response to COVID-19, state and local health departments stand on the front lines. Several states are taking legislative action to mitigate the effects of an outbreak. At least eighteen states have introduced...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/FS-StateAdvocacyCOVID19.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

Joint Letter to Congress Calling on Legislation that Supports and Sustains Physicians ...

...March 20, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House of Representatives House Republican Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 U.S. Capitol Building, H-204 Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-COVID19Priorities-032020.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership on Potential Phase 4 Coronavrius Relief Bill -...

...April 15, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-230 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-FinalCOVID4-041520.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Supporting Small Business PPE Tax Credit Act - October 28, 2020

...October 28, 2020 The Honorable Brenda Lawrence U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Troy Balderson U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mike Quigley U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable John Joyce...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-House-SupportSmallBusinessPPETaxCreditAct-102820.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership on COVID-19 Legislative Priorities - March ...

...March 19, 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HouseSenateLeadership-COVID19LegPriorities-031920.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Environmental Health and Climate Change

...ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE AAFP Position In recognition of the serious adverse health consequences resulting from pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and ozone layer depletion, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends strong action on all...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/BKG-EnvironmentalHealthClimateChange.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress from CDC Coalition on FY2020 - March 4, 2019

...APHA • 800 I Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001-3710 • 202-777-2514 • www.cdccoalition.org CDC Coalition March 4, 2019 The Honorable Rosa DeLauro The Honorable Tom Cole Chair Ranking Member House Appropriations Subcommittee House Appropriations Subcommittee on...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-Congress-CDCCoalitionFY2020-030419.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Health Literacy Definition - August 1, 2019

...August 1, 2019 Stephanie Santana, Public Health Analyst U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1101 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Ms. Santana: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-HHS-HealthLiteracy-080119.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

...MARIJUANA The AAFP is dedicated to helping physicians provide quality and individualized care through a variety of treatments that satisfy the needs of their patients. Despite the limited body of research supporting the medical properties of marijuana, a growing number of patients...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-Marijuana.pdf

AAFP Response to Ways and Means Committee RFI on Misuse of Race in Clinical Care - ...

...October 16, 2020 The Honorable Richard Neal Chair, Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Dear Chairman Neal: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 136,700 family physicians and medical students we represent, I write in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/LT-WaysMeans-RFIMisuseRaceClinicalCare-101620.pdf

AAFP Letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Policy Recommendations - March...

...March 17, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pence Vice President of the United States Chair, Coronavirus Task Force The White House Washington, DC 20500 Mr. Vice President: I write on behalf of the 134,600 family physicians and medical students represented by the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-WhiteHouseCoronavirusTaskForce-031720.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Sex for Money and Goods

...EXCHANGE OF SEX FOR MONEY OR GOODS The Issue The World Health Organization (WHO) defines commercial sex, otherwise known as sex work or prostitution, as the exchange of money or goods for sexual services. Sex work may involve consensual and non-consensual sexual encounters. Buyers...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-SexWork.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Obesity and Overweight

...OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT AAFP Position To combat the health risks associated with obesity and being overweight, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) encourages family physicians to participate in local, state, and national efforts to improve nutrition and encourage physical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/BKG-Obesity.pdf

AAFP/AMA Backgrounder: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

...Patients need access to care now. Evidence shows medication-assisted treatment (MAT) works. More people are dying from heroin and illicit fentanyl, despite a decrease in opioid prescriptions. The AMA and AAFP Urge Removing All Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-AMA-AAFP-MAT.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

...PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAMS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports the implementation and use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and greater physician input into pain management regulation and legislation. The AAFP will work...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-PDMPs.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Supervised Injection Sites

...SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, as well as combatting opioid dependence and other substance use disorders. The AAFP supports syringe exchange programs, the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-SupervisedInjectionSites.pdf

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