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AAFP Testimony to House Appropriations Labor HHS on FY 2020 Priorities - March 28, 2019

...John Cullen, MD, FAAFP-President, American Academy of Family Physicians Written Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies - Fiscal Year 2020 The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/TS-HouseAppLabor-FY2020Priorities-032819.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on the MSSP Application Date - January 18, 2018

...January 18, 2019 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445-G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Extending the Medicare Shared Savings Program...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-CMS-MSSPAppDeadline-011819.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on ACO Provisions in Two IFCs - May 14, 2020

...1 May 14, 2020 Ms. Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Re: Supporting ACOs in Response to COVID-19 (CMS-1744-IFC and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-CMS-COVIDIFCs-051420.pdf

Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Innovation - November 28, 2018

...November 28, 2018 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-SenateHELP-HealthCareInnovationHearing-112818.pdf

Joint Letter to Senators Cortez Masto and Roberts on the Rural ACO Improvement Act ...

...October 22, 2019 The Honorable Catherine Cortez Masto United States Senate 516 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Pat Roberts United States Senate 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Cortez Masto and Roberts, On behalf...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-SensCortezMastoRoberts-RuralGlitch-10222019.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS Urging Accelerated CPC+ Payments During COVID-19 Pandemic - March ...

...March 29, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services US Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 The Honorable Brad Smith Deputy Administrator and Director...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/medhome/LT-CMS-CPCPlusAdvancement-032920.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS Asking for More Timely Discharge Summaries - July 13, 2020

...July 1, 2020 The Honorable 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: I am writing on behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/medhome/LT-CMS-PetitionTimelyDischargeSummaries-071320.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on Using Advanced Technology in Program Integrity - November 20, 2019

...November 20, 2019 Alec Alexander, Deputy Administrator and Director Center for Program Integrity Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Deputy Administrator Alexander: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-UsingAdvTechProgramIntegriy-112019.pdf

Joint Letter on Application Programming Interfaces - September 11, 2019

...September 11, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 428 Senate Dirksen Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Frank Pallone Jr. Chair Committee on Energy and Commerce 2125 Rayburn...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-House-ApplicationProgrammingInterfaces-091119.pdf

AAFP Letter to OCR Regarding Burdens Associated with HIPAA Privacy and Security ...

...February 12, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: RFI, RIN 0945-AA00 Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-OCR-HIPAA-RFI-021219.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule - 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HHS-Interoperability-060319.pdf

Joint Letter to ONC on Information Blocking - August 6, 2018

...August 6, 2018 Donald Rucker, MD National Coordinator Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services 330 C St SW, Floor 7 Washington, DC 20201 Daniel R. Levinson Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlocking-080618.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on EHR Administrative Burdens - January 28, 2019

...January 28, 2019 Donald Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health IT 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 Dr. Rucker: On behalf...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-RegRelief-012819.pdf

AAFP Letter on Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) -...

...June 3, 2019 Donald W. Rucker, MD National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Rucker, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-TEFCAComments-060319.pdf

AAFP to ONC on the EHR Reporting Program - October 17, 2018

...October 17, 2018 Donald Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health IT Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Attention: EHR Reporting Program Request for Information Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-RFI-101718.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on Payment Concerns Regarding Telephone Calls During COVID-19 ...

...April 8, 2020 Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: The undersigned organizations applaud the actions taken by CMS to date to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-CMS-PaymentConcernsRegardingTelephoneCalls-040820.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS Asking for Telehealth Codes to be Added to Medicare Program - March ...

...March 26, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to spread and more Americans become infected with the COVID-19 virus, it is imperative that our...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-CMS-TelephoneVisitCodes-032520.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FCC on Telehealth in Rural America - January 31, 2018

...January 31, 2018 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch FCC Reference Center, Room CY-A257 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Promoting Telehealth in Rural America, WC Docket No. 17-310 Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-FCC-RuralTelehealth-013118.pdf

AAFP Letter supporting Telehealth Expansion Act - July 22, 2020

...July 22, 2020 The Honorable Ron Wyden U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Wyden: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write to share our organization’s support for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-Wyden-TelehealthExpansionAct-072220.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FCC on a Proposed Pilot for Telehealth - August 28, 2019

...August 28, 2019 Marlene Dortch, Secretary FCC Headquarters 445 12th St. SW Room TW-A325 Washington, DC 20554 Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-FCC-TelehealthPilot-082819.pdf

AAFP Statement - Health Insurance Companies Need to Expand Coverage and Payment of ...

...AAFP Calls on Health Insurance Companies to Expand Coverage and Payment of Telehealth, Virtual Check-ins and E-visits The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) calls on Congress to require that all health insurance plans, including employer-sponsored plans regulated by the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/ST-TelemedicineVirtualCareCoveragePayment-031720.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Maintenance of Certification

...MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION Background Board certification is a voluntary process administered by specialty boards under the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and acts as an indicator of physician quality and safety in a specialty medical field. Previously, many board...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-MOC.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prior Authorization and Step Therapy

...PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND STEP THERAPY AAFP Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) calls on prior authorizations to be standardized and universally electronic to promote efficiency and reduce physician administrative complexity. The manual, time-consuming...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-PriorAuthorization.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on Administrative Burdens - August 7, 2019

...August 7, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-6082-NC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-AdminSimp-080719.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS in Response to MyHealthEData Initiative - March 14, 2018

...March 14, 2018 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 129,000...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-MyHealthEData-031418.pdf

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