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Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Oct 15, 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

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