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Obesity Treatment

Mar 5, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address the significant health impact of obesity.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/obesity.html

Model State Sensible Advertising and Family Education

...birth defects, motor vehicle accidents, fatal intentional injuries, homicides, drownings, boating accidents, chronic liver disease, hypertension, and certain types of cancer. • Recognizes the substantial impact of alcohol adver- tising. • Recognizes the findings of a number of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Model%20State%20Sensible%20Advertising%20and%20Family%20Education%20Act.pdf

Model Healthy Beverage Vending Agreement

...to hypertension, Dr. Maureen Storey, senior vice president of science policy for the American Beverage Association, stated, This cross-sectional epidemiological study does not and cannot establish that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages in any way causes hypertension.25 One...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Sugar-Sweetened%20Beverage%20Tax%20Legislation.pdf

Standards for the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Executive Summary: State Qualification/Certification Standards for the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-QualificationsStandardsforPatientCenteredMedHome-110510.pdf

Adoption of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Letter to CMS regarding the Proposed Rule to Adopt the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ST-Rule-Adopt-101408.pdf

Adoption of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Letter to CMS regarding Proposed Rule to Adopt ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/ST-ICD-102108.pdf

Health Funding

Joint Letter from the Coalition on Health Funding to House and Senate Committees in Support of Health Funding

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-BudgetCommittees-FY14Funding-031413.pdf

FY2012 Health and Education Appropriations

Joint Letter to Congress on FY2012 Health and Education Appropriations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-Appropriations-090211.pdf

FY2013 Budget

Joint Letter to Congress on FY2013 Budget

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-Budget-031612.pdf

FY2014 L-HHS-ED 302(b)

Joint Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees on FY2014 L-HHS-ED 302(b)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-FY14Appropriations-041613.pdf

FY2012 Health F 550 Spending

Joint Letter on FY2012 Health F 550 Spending

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HealthSpending-032411.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on QPP Episode-Based Cost Measurment - April 24, 2017

...a patient with diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease to be assigned to only one of those diagnoses, to all of them in proportion, or should we develop a chronic condition episode specific to the management of patients with diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-Episode-Payment-042417.pdf

Establishment of Separate Primary Care Codes

Letter to CMS Regarding the Establishment of Separate Primary Care Codes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-PrimaryCareCodes-032713.pdf

Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Chronic Care Working Group - June 22, 2015

The AAFP submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group in response to their call for stakeholder proposals.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-ChronicCare-062215.pdf

What%20is%20the%20AAFP.pdf

...primary care specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with hypertension, adults with depression, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/What%20is%20the%20AAFP.pdf

Healthcare Views

Letter to HELP Committee Regarding Healthcare Views

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Senator-HELPCommitteeRegardingHealthcareViews-052909.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...have a family physician as their usual source of care (Health Affairs 28, no. 2 (2009)). For example, if the 21 million people with hypertension had a family physician or general internist as their usual source of care, it could save as much as $14.5 billion per year in health care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-ChallengeForSmallMedicalPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...have a family physician as their usual source of care (Health Affairs 28, no. 2 (2009)). For example, if the 21 million people with hypertension had a family physician or general internist as their usual source of care, it could save as much as $14.5 billion per year in health care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-CommittSmallBusiness-ChallengeForSmallMedicalPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP Statement to Senate Finance Committee on EHB Bulletin -- July 11, 2011

Comments to the Senate Committee on Finance Regarding EHB Bulletin

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-SenateFinanceCommittee-RegardingEHBBulletin-071112.pdf

Disease Management Programs

Medicaid: Disease Management Programs

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-MedicaidDiseaseManagementPrograms-121305.pdf

AAFP Statement on Medicaid the EandC and Health Subcommittee - January 31, 2017

...to treating the whole person, providing a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with hypertension, adults with depression and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. And because of their focus on prevention, primary care and overall...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-House-Medicaid-013117.pdf

Joint Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees in Support of FY 2020 - ...

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association PWN-GREATER Houston Rebuild America's Schools Refuge Ministries of Tampa Bay International Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation Restore Education RESULTS DC Results for America RESULTS Raleigh Ritenour...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-HouseSenateApp-SupportFY2020-040119.pdf

Payment Reform

Statement to the Senate Finance Committee Regarding Payment Reform

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/TS-SenateFinanceCommittee-RegardingPaymentReform-071112.pdf

Model Healthy Beverage Vending Agreement

...respondents knew that obesity is related to diabetes, heart disease, asthma, hypertension, and cancer.75 Another survey found that knowledge about the connection between SSB consumption and weight gain varies significantly by race/ethnicity, education, and income; the survey...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Model%20Legislation%20Requiring%20a%20Safety%20Warning%20for%20Sugar-Sweetened%20Beverages.pdf

page22.pdf

... 0018- Controlling HTN. This measure is listed as a MIPS cross-cutting measure which is appropriate. It is also a CQMC Primary Care set measure and should be included in the MIPS Family Medicine measure set. This is the only one that is on the PQRS and Core Quality Measure...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MACRAComments-062416.pdf/subassets/page22.pdf

page4.pdf

...which is an acute, time-limited illness. While the patient is present, the family physician also manages the patient's diabetes and hypertension, which represent chronic conditions that the family physician is managing on a continuing basis. Thus, the family physician in this...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MACRAPatCodes-081216.pdf/subassets/page4.pdf

TS-FinanceCommitee-Payment-071112.pdf

...Better care for hypertension  8% improvement in 2005-2006 BCBS Industry Report 12 blood pressure control Ohio: Humana Queen City Physicians (2012)xix  34% decrease in ER visits  22% decrease in patients with uncontrolled blood pressure 2008-2010 Industry...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/TS-FinanceCommitee-Payment-071112.pdf

Joint CDC Coalition Letter to Congress on FY 2019 Request - April 9, 2018

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Safe States Alliance Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine South Dakota Public Health Association Spina Bifida Association Suicide Awareness Voices of Education...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-CDCCoalition-Congress-FY2019Request-040918.pdf

AAFP Letter to FDA Opioid Policy Steering Committee - January 16, 2018

...are trained to deliver comprehensive primary care. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with depression, adults with hypertension, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination, they treat illnesses...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-FDA-OpioidPolicySteeringCommittee-011618.pdf

Joint CDC Coalition Letter to Congress on FY2018 Spending - March 30, 2017

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Sabin Vaccine Institute Safe States Alliance Scleroderma Foundation Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) Short Bowel Syndrome Foundation for Children of New England, Inc. Simmons...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-CDC-Congress-FY2018-03312017.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on FY2018 302b Allocation - May 8, 2017

...with Disabilities Public Health Association of Nebraska Public Health Association of New York City Public Health Institute Pulmonary Hypertension Association Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition Randolph Field Independent School District Reach Out and Read Region 9 Head...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-CON-302B-050817.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of HR 1318: The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act - April 19, 2018

...because family physicians play an important role in providing pre- and postnatal care for women. Research indicates that preeclampsia and hypertension are leading causes of maternal mortality and contribute to infant mortality. Despite advances in medicine and public health, America...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-SupportHR1318-PreventingMaternalDeaths-041918.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on Tobacco Packaging - September 29, 2015

Joint letter to the FDA on Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing E-Liquid(s), and Other Tobacco Products

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-ANPRM-FDA-Packaging-092915.PDF

AAFP Letter to the FDA on the MRTPAs for IQOS System - December 20, 2017

...specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with depression, adults with hypertension, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination, they treat...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-Tobacco-122017.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House Supporting HR 1662 - May 11, 2017

...or nearly 1.5 million, had hypertension; and 7.7 percent, or nearly 439,000, had coronary artery disease. These former service members will benefit more than most as a result of your bill. Our organizations are pleased that your bill’s definition of ‘smoke’ includes the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-House-HR1662.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) - April ...

...adult intimate partner violence (IPV) finds that victims of domestic violence are at increased risk for heart disease, obesity, stroke, hypertension, cervical cancer, chronic pain including arthritis, neck and back pain, and asthma. IPV also contributes to mental health conditions...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-RepsBassFitzpatrick-VAWAReAuth-040219.pdf

Joint Letter urging Congress to pass sequestration relief and restore funding for AHRQ ...

On October 22, the AAFP was one of 195 organizations to sign the Friends of AHRQ letter to House and Senate appropriators asking members of Congress to work together to enact sequestration relief and restore the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s budget authority to ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-CON-AHRQ-102215.pdf

Joint Letter to US House on AHRQ FY17 Appropriations - March 14, 2016

On March 14, AAFP joined over 170 other organizations on a letter urging House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee leadership to reverse the cut sustained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (PL 114-113) and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-House-AHRQ-031016.pdf

Joint Letter to House on AHRQ FY2019 Appropriations Conference - September 7, 2018

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society of General Internal Medicine Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Page 5 of 5 Society of Hospital...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-House-AHRQFY2019AppropriationsConf-090718.pdf

Joint Letter to House on AHRQ Funding - October 12, 2016

...Penn State University Physician Assistant Education Association Population Association of America Public Health Institute Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Society for Medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-HOUSE-ARQ-101216.pdf

Joint Letter from Friends of AHRQ to House Appropriations on FY 2019 Spending - March ...

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation RTI International Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Society for Medical Decision Making Society for Participatory Medicine...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-HouseApp-AHRQ-FY2019-032718.pdf

Joint Letter from Friends of AHRQ to House Appropriations on FY 2020 Spending - March ...

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation RTI International Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Society for Pediatric Research Society for Public Health Education...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-HouseAppropriations-FY2020Spending-030719.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate Opposing AHRQ Funding Cut - July 13, 2105

On July 13, the AAFP was one of 185 organizations which signed the Friends of AHRQ letter to the Senate expressing disappointment in the Senate Appropriations Committee’s 35 percent reduction in funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in its fiscal year 2016 ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-SEN-AHRQ-071315.pdf

Joint Letter to Senante Appropriations on FY17 AHRQ Funding - October 12, 2016

...Penn State University Physician Assistant Education Association Population Association of America Public Health Institute Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Society for Medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-SEN-AHRQ-101216.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate on AHRQ FY2019 Appropriations Conference - September 7, 2018

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society of General Internal Medicine Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Page 5 of 5 Society of Hospital...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Senate-AHRQFY2019AppropriationsConf-090718.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate on AHRQ FY17 Appropriations - March 14, 2016

On March 14, AAFP joined over 170 other organizations on a letter urging House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee leadership to reverse the cut sustained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (PL 114-113) and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Senate-AHRQ-031416.pdf

Joint Letter from Friends of AHRQ to Senate Appropriations on FY 2019 Spending - March ...

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation RTI International Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Society for Medical Decision Making Society for Participatory Medicine...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-SenateApp-AHRQ-FY2019-032718.pdf

National Priorities for Research

Joint Letter to PCORI on National Priorities for Research

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-Selby-NationalPrioritiesforResearch-031412%20.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...disease. The visit must be furnished in settings such as physicians’ offices. During these visits, providers may screen for hypertension and promote a healthy diet as part of an overall initiative to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in the United States. This coverage...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-November-11.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2012

...On February 22, CMS announced the agency identified an error related to the submission of Measure #235 ―Hypertension: Plan of Care‖ for the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System. This measure was associated with G-codes that were inadvertently inactive due to an error found on the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2012/GR-Weekly-March-2.pdf

Government Affairs Weekly - May 17, 2013

...or by socioeconomic class - through activities focused on engaging beneficiaries, and prevention (for example, prevention of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity), wellness, and comprehensive care that extend beyond the clinical service delivery setting. Letters of intent to apply...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2013/GR-Weekly-May-17.pdf

Challenge for Small Medical Practices

Testimony to House Regarding the Challenge for Small Medical Practices

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/TS-House-Challenges-070809.pdf

The Coalition for Health Funding

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders Regarding The Coalition for Health Funding

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Coalition-HealthFunding-102809.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Urging for Investment in NDD Programs - February 18, 2015

The AAFP joined more than 2,100 national, state and local organizations in sending a letter dated February 18, 2015 to Congress and the President urging them to work together to replace sequestration with a balanced approach to deficit reduction. The letter emphasizes the importance of ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Con-NDD-021815.pdf

FY2010 Budget

Joint Letter To Congress regarding FY2010 Budget

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-Budget-032509.pdf

Joint NDD United Letter to Congress on Deficit Reduction - September 10, 2015

The AAFP was one of more than 2,500 organizations writing to Congress on September 10, 2015 to urge relief from the arbitrary across-the-board budget sequester cuts to non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-Deficit-091015.pdf

Letter to Congress Regarding FY 2014 Budget Sequestration

The AAFP signed a joint letter sent to Congress urging them to replace sequestration with a bipartisan, balanced approach to deficit reduction.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-FY14Sequester-120513.pdf

LT-Congress-HealthandEducationSpending-031314.pdf

The AAFP and more than 1,000 other groups contacted House and Senate appropriators to restore fiscal 2010 spending levels for the bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education at $163.6 billion.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-HealthandEducationSpending-031314.pdf

Health Education Spending

Coalition Letter to the Senate on Health Education Spending

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Education-Spending-051410.pdf

Joint letter to Congress Urging Investment in NDD Programs - February 22, 2016

The AAFP joined more than 660 national, state, and local organizations, in sending a letter dated February 22, 2016 to the bipartisan House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to allocate as high a funding level as possible to support the programs and agencies within the ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-NDD-022216.pdf

FY2011 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

Joint Letter to HHS Regarding FY2011 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HHS-AppropriationsBill-102910.pdf

Non-Defense Discretionary Spending

Joint Letter to Congress on Non-Defense Discretionary Spending

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-Spending-071212.pdf

Friends of HRSA FY2010: House Letter

Joint Letter to House Regarding Friends of HRSA FY2010

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-House-HRSAFriends-041309.pdf

HRSA Funding

Joint Letter to Congress Regarding HRSA Funding

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HRSAFunding-031710.pdf

Friends of HRSA FY2010: Senate Letter

Joint Letter to Senate Regarding Friends of HRSA FY2010

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Senate-HRSAFriends-041309.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...have a family physician as their usual source of care (Health Affairs 28, no. 2 (2009)). For example, if the 21 million people with hypertension had a family physician or general internist as their usual source of care, it could save as much as $14.5 billion per year in health care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-House-SmallPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to the 2019 Marketplace Proposed Rule - November 21, 2017

...specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with depression, adults with hypertension, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination, they treat...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-2019MarketplaceProposedRuleEHBs-112117.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS Regarding Proposed Rules on Contraceptives - November 29, 2017

...physicians provide clinical care across the lifespan and treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with depression, adults with hypertension, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination, they treat...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-MoralReligiousExemptionsContraceptives-112917.pdf

Detailed coalition letter to CMS on the second proposed ACO regulation

Detailed coalition letter in response to CMS on the proposed rule titled Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-Detailed-CMS-ACOS-0206215.pdf

Group of Six Joint Principles on Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers - December 8, 2017

...with increased rates of uncontrolled hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and reduced treatment for children with asthma. Additionally, research shows that cost sharing increases financial burdens for families, causing some to cut back on necessities or incur debt to pay...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Group6-PrinciplesMedicaidWaivers-120817.pdf

AAFP Letter to the VA on the Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth ...

...primary care specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with hypertension, adults with depression, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-VA-Telehealth-103117.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Supporting the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of...

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Remote Cardiac Services Provider Group Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 September 9, 2019 Page 2 of 10 Renal Physicians Association Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation RetireSafe Sjogren's Syndrome...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-Congress-HR3107SignOn-090919.pdf

AAFP Letter to FDA on Regulatory Requirements - December 6, 2017

...specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with depression, adults with hypertension, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination, they treat...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-FDA-Regulations-120617.pdf

AAFP Letter with Comments to HHS on the Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

...primary care specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with hypertension, adults with depression, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Draft2018-2022Framework-101917.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Small Business Committee on Prior Authorization- September 11, ...

...inexpensive first line medication used to treat hypertension. We ended up going back and forth with the insurance companies about what first line agents we had tried. Other thiazide diuretics like Chlorthalidone were unavailable, because he was already on an ACE inhibitor...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TS-HouseSmallBusinessCommittee-PriorAuth-091119.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on the 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule with Comment Period -...

...specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with depression, adults with hypertension, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination, they treat...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018FinalQPP-121917.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to the 2019 Part C and Part D Proposed Rule - January 16, 2018

...primary care provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with depression, adults with hypertension, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination, they treat...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019MAPDP-011618.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...Two or more self- limited or minor problems One stable chronic illness, eg, well controlled hypertension, non- insulin dependent diabetes, cataract, BPH Acute uncomplicated illness or injury, eg, cystitis, allergic rhinitis, simple sprain Physiologic tests not under stress, eg,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

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

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Rhode Island Public Health Association Safe States Alliance Scleroderma Foundation Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to the CDC on Opioid Gudeline - January 13, 2016

AAFP letter to the CDC regarding Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-CDC-OpioidGuideline011516.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress in Support of Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act ...

The AAFP opposes policies that may compromise Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and other protections relevant to work place wellness programs.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Con-GINA-042115.pdf

Joint Letter from Friends of AHRQ to Senate Appropriations on FY 2020 Spending - March ...

...Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation RTI International Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Society for Pediatric Research Society for Public Health Education...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-SenateAppropriations-FY2020Spending-030719.pdf

Joint Letter to House on PCORI Reauthorization - May 13, 2019

...Powerful Patient Inc. Prisma Health Project Sleep Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Pulmonary Hypertension Association PXE International Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society Society of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-House-PCORIReauthorization-051319.pdf

Joint Letter to House on PCORI Reauthorization - May 13, 2019

...Powerful Patient Inc. Prisma Health Project Sleep Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Pulmonary Hypertension Association PXE International Research!America Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation Scleroderma Foundation Sleep Research Society (SRS) Society of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-Senate-PCORIReauthorization-051319.pdf

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