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Center for State Policy Backgrounder on Student Loan Repayment Programs

...STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS AAFP Recommendation The AAFP promotes the expansion of the workforce needed to ensure that all Americans have access to a primary care patient-centered medical home. Currently, debt incurred by pursuing medical training (including leading up to, during...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/BKG-StudentLoanRepaymentPrograms-103017.pdf

Joint Physician Dentist Letter to Rep. Babin on Resident Education Deferred Interest ...

...March 19, 2019 The Honorable Brian Babin, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 2236 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Paul Gosar, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 2057 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Andy Harris, MD U.S....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-RepBabin-ResidentEdDeferredInterestAct-03192019.pdf

AAFP Statement to House Small Business Committee on Student Debt and Practice - June ...

...Statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business Hearing: The Doctor is Out. Rising Student Loan Debt and the Decline of the Small Medical Practice June 12, 2019 American Academy of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/TS-HouseSmBusinessComm-StudentDebtPractice-061219.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Graduate Medical Education

...GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AAFP Position To increase the number of family medicine graduates in the United States, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to removing significant barriers stifling the growth in family medicine specialty choice among U.S....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-GME.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: AAFP Backgrounder: Graduate Medical Education Legislation in the ...

...Graduate Medical Education Background The federal government annually spends billions, according to the Government Accountability Office, to fund graduate medical education (GME) residency training for physicians to ensure physician supply and access to care. Medicare GME funding is...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-GME116thCongress.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Teaching Health Centers

...Teaching Health Centers Background The THCGME program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides funding to increase the number of primary care medical and dental residents training in community-based settings across the country. Since most...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-TeachingHealthCenters.pdf

AAFP Fact Sheet on the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Program

...Since inception, the THCGME program has trained over 1,000 new primary care physicians and dentists across the country. THCGME Graduates 64 percent are practicing in a primary care setting - nearly double the national average for all physicians. 58 percent are practicing in...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/FS-THCGME.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress Advocating for DACA Health Professionals - May 4, 2020

...1 May 4, 2020 The Honorable Michael Pence Vice President United States of America Old Executive Office Building Washington, DC 20501 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate S-226, United States Capitol Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles Schumer...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-DACAHealthProfessions-050420.pdf

Joint Letter Supporting Preserving Funding for the Military Medical Workforce in the ...

...August 14, 2020 The Honorable James Inhofe, Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee 228 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Adam Smith, Chairman House Armed Services Committee 2216 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Thom...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-FY21NDAAProvisions-081420.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

Group of Six Letter Supporting DoD GME Training - August 3, 2020

...1 August 3, 2020 The Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper Secretary United States Department of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1000 Via email: osd.pentagon.oasd-la.mbx.coordinations@mail.mil Dear Secretary Esper: On behalf of the almost 600,000 physicians and medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-G6-DoD-GMETraining-080320.pdf

AAFP Chapter Letter in Support of THCGME Reauthorization - February 11, 2020

...February 11, 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 Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseSenLeaderships-ChapterSupportLetterTHCGME-021120.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to House Ways and Means Committee Rural and Underserved ...

...November 26, 2019 The Honorable Danny Davis The Honorable Brad Wenstrup Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Washington, DC The Honorable Terri Sewell The Honorable Jodey Arrington Committee on...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseWM-TaskforceRFIResponse-112619.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Assistant Physicians

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - ASSISTANT PHYSICIAN Background In 2014, Missouri became the first state in the nation to enact legislation creating the new professional designation of assistant physician. The Missouri law allows assistant physicians to provide primary care services to...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-AssistantPhysicians.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate leadership on Reauthorizing and CHC, THC, and NHSC ...

...February 10, 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 Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseSenLeadership-CHC-THC-NHSCFunding-021020.pdf

AAFP Letter on the Alexander-Murray HELP Lower Health Care Costs Act (S. 1895) - June ...

...June 25, 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/workforce/gme/LT-LowerHealthCareCostsAct-062519.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Nurse Practitioners

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - NURSE PRACTITIONERS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the nursing profession and believes that nurse practitioners should function as part of an integrated practice arrangement under the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-NursePractitioners.pdf

AAFP and AzAFP Joint Letter Opposing Arizona HB 2419 - February 12, 2020

...February 12, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Barto Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 The Honorable Jay Lawrence Vice-Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 Dear Members of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-AZLeg-OpposingHB2419-021220.pdf

Joint Letter from Physician Groups Opposing Medicare Mental Health Access Act - ...

...September 22, 2020 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Greg Walden Chairman Ranking Member House Energy and Commerce Committee House Energy and Commerce Committee Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Richie Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Ranking Member...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-Congress-OpposingMedicareMentalHealthAccessAct-092220.pdf

Joint HPNEC Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees on FY 2020 Spending ...

...November 26, 2019 The Honorable Richard Shelby The Honorable Patrick Leahy Chair Vice Chair Appropriations Committee Appropriations Committee United States Senate United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nita Lowey The Honorable Kay Granger Chair...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HouseSenApp-HPNECFY2020-112619.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Brown and Murray in Support of the Ensuring Access to Primary ...

...June 25, 2020 The Honorable Sherrod Brown The Honorable Patty Murray United States Senate United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Brown and Murray: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, who together represent more than 500,000 physicians,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-Senate-EnsuringAccessPrimaryCareWomenChildrenAct-062520.pdf

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 1, 2019

...AAFP Summary of the 2020 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule and interim final rule on the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This regulation also impacts the Quality Payment...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2020FinalMPFS-110219.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on COVID-19 and Health Disparities - June...

...June 10, 2020 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chair Ranking Member House Committee on Ways and Means House Committee on Ways and Means Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairperson Neal and Ranking Member Brady: On behalf of the American Academy of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HouseWaysMeans-HealthDisparities-061020.pdf

AAFP Letter for the Senate Finance Committee RFI on Maternal Health - April 3, 2020

...April 3, 2020 The Honorable Charles Grassley The Honorable Ron Wyden Chair, U.S. Senate Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Committee on Finance Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Wyden: On behalf of the American Academy of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenateFinance-MaternalHealth-040320.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Sustain Primary Care

...Sustaining a Viable Primary Care System The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the fact that the fee-for-service (FFS) payment environment has left primary care system ill-equipped to fulfill its role maintaining the health and well-being of patients. As the public health emergency began,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/action_week/BKG-SustainPrimaryCare.pdf

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