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Key Components of 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Highlighted in AAFP Summary

Nov 14, 2012 - The final 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule rule has more than 1,300 pages, and some of the information contained in the rule is vital for AAFP members. To help busy family physicians, the AAFP has put together a summary that explains how various components of the 2013 fee schedule ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20121114feeschedulesummary.html

AAFP Dissects, Responds to CMS' Proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Sep 4, 2013 - After careful review of CMS' proposed 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule in the July 19 Federal Register, the AAFP has provided a thorough response to pieces of the proposal that most strongly affect family physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20130904aafprespmpfs.html

AAFP Urges Congress to End Government Shutdown

Oct 7, 2013 - The AAFP is urging Congress to pass a continuing resolution to end a federal government shutdown that has put the health of the public at risk and threatens to derail health care access for millions of Americans.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20131007govtshutdown.html

Three-Month Payment Patch Should Give Congress Time to Repeal SGR

Dec 18, 2013 - As the year winds its way to a close, family physicians are once again asking themselves what they can expect in terms of payment from Medicare in 2014. This year, however, a permanent fix for the dysfunctional sustainable growth rate formula is on the horizon, even if it doesn't happen...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20131218sgrrepeal.html

ONC Lays Out Vision, 10-Year Plan for Nation's Health IT Future

Jun 16, 2014 - HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released a 10-year work plan designed to ensure that the United States will enjoy the benefits of an interoperable health information technology infrastructure by the end of the next decade.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140616onc10yrplan.html

ONC Final Rule Seeks to Simplify Health IT Certification

Sep 15, 2014 - The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a final rule that the agency said will improve and simplify the process for certification of electronic health records. It seems clear from changes made to the rule since it first was proposed that the agency took AAFP ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140915finalehrcertrule.html

Physician Payment, Teaching Health Centers Funding Focus of AAFP Advocacy Efforts

Nov 26, 2014 - AAFP leaders went to Capitol Hill last week to discuss major issues affecting primary care such as the sustainable growth rate, Medicaid payment parity and support for teaching health centers.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20141126caphillvisits.html

House Members Offer Support for Primary Care Issues

Mar 2, 2015 - AAFP leaders last week met with two House lawmakers about major issues affecting primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150302hillvisits.html

Immunizations Get Top Billing in Meeting With Surgeon General

Mar 2, 2015 - Two top federal officials met with AAFP Board members to discuss public health and expanding access to medical care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150302surg-genboard.html

AAFP Fires Off Recommended Changes to 2016 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Sep 2, 2015 - After scouring the proposed 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule for items that affect family physicians, the AAFP fired off a letter to CMS calling for a number of improvements.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150902feeschedule.html

No Pay Raise in 2016, but Shift to Value-based Pay Continues

Nov 11, 2015 - The final 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule has been released, and an expected 0.5 percent pay increase was effectively reduced to zero.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151111mpfs.html

SGR Victory Tops Year of Success on Capitol Hill

Jan 4, 2016 - Family physicians celebrated substantial success on Capitol Hill in 2015, achieving big gains in payment, access to care and reducing administrative burdens.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160104advocacyear.html

Senate Committee OKs Bill to Make Health IT More Useful

Feb 10, 2016 - The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has approved a bill meant to address some of the headaches caused by clumsy health IT systems.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160210hitbill.html

Final Rule Focuses on Limited English Proficiency Accommodations

Oct 19, 2016 - HHS overruled AAFP objections to a final rule that toughens requirements for physicians to accommodate patients with limited English proficiency.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161019translation.html

AAFP Savors Successes Achieved in Final OPPS Rule

Nov 28, 2016 - CMS addressed some key AAFP concerns in the recently released final rule covering the 2017 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161128oppsfinalrule.html

Federal Budget Deal Brings Wins for Family Medicine

Feb 13, 2018 - The Bipartisan Budget Act brings needed support for many AAFP priorities that will help family physicians and the nearly 200 million patients they care for.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180213federalbudget.html

Better EHRs Vital to Value-based Care, AAFP Tells ONC

Feb 4, 2019 - The AAFP's latest feedback to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT about electronic health record interoperability addressed real-world clinical challenges.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190204oncletter.html

Academy Gives Senate Strong Prescription to Improve MACRA

May 15, 2019 - In recent Senate testimony, the Academy recommended key fixes for the framework of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, including reducing complexity.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190515macrasenate.html

AAFP Sends Administration Detailed Advice on Interoperability

Jun 19, 2019 - In three letters sent this month, the AAFP provided feedback on proposed health IT rules meant to promote exchange of information in EHRs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190619HITletters.html

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