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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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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

Advocacy

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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