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America's Healthy Future Act

Legislative Summary of America's Healthy Future Act, Chairman's Mark-up

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-HealthyFutureAct-092209.pdf

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Legislative Summary regarding the Senate's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-LegislativeSummaryPPACA-113009.pdf

PPACA Implementation

Executive Summary regarding Timeline for PPACA Implementation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-PPACAImplementation-032210.pdf

America's Healthy Future Act Legislative Summary

Legislative Summary of the Senate Finance Committee's Bill, America's Healthy Future Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-LegislativeSummaryHealthyFutureAct-092209.pdf

Primary Care in the Affordable Care Act

Executive Summary regarding Primary Care in the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-PrimaryCareACA-061311.pdf

Medical Loss Ratio

Letter to HHS Regarding Medical Loss Ratio

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Angoff-MedicalLossRatio-011911.pdf

Physician Quality Reporting System

Letter to CMS Regarding the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Berwick-2012PhysicianQualityReportingSystem-011911.pdf

FY2012 Budget

Letter to Budget Committees Regarding FY2012 Budget

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CommitteeMember-BudgetCommitteeFY2012-032911.pdf

Joint Letter to EBSA Responding to Changes in SBC Coverage - March 2, 2015

Joint letter to the Employee Benefits Security Administration in response to the proposed changes to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Uniform Glossary for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the individual and group markets.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-EBSA-SBC-030215.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Opposing ACA Repeal - February 3, 2015

On February 3, 2015, the AAFP wrote to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge them not to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HS-ACA-Repeal-020315.pdf

FY2012 Budget

AFMAC Letter to President Obama Regarding FY2012 Budget

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Obama-AFMACRegardingFY12Budget-030711.pdf

House Health Reform Bills

Letter to the Speaker of the House Regarding H.R. 3962 and 3961 (House Health Reform Bills)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Pelosi-RegardingHR3962and3961ReformBills-110309.pdf

Immigration Reform

Letter to the U.S. Senate on Immigration Reform

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-ReidMcConnellIimmigrationReform-062113.pdf

Patient Access to Primary Care Act

Letter to House Regarding Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Schwartz-RegardingPreservingPatientAccesstoPrimaryCareAct-051309.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

Key Programs Authorized by the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to the OMB Regarding Key Programs Authorized by the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Zients-KeyProgramsACA-091610.pdf

Value Based Insurance Design and Preventive Care

Letter to EBSA, HHS and IRS Regarding Value-Based Insurance Design in Connection with Preventive Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-Borzi-VBIDinConnectionwithPreventiveCare-021611.pdf

Medicare Shared Savings Program: ACO

Joint Comments to CMS Regarding Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-Berwick-JointCommentsRegardingMedicareSharedSavings-060611.pdf

Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary

Letter to CMS, IRS and EBSA in Response to the Proposed Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-Berwick-ResponsetoProposedSummaryofBenefitsandCoverage-102111.pdf

Accountable Care Organizations

2011 State Legislation: Accountable Care Organizations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/ES-2011StateLegislationAccountableCareOrganizations-032612.pdf

Accountable Care Organizations and Health Care Spending

Accountable Care Organizations: Can They Rein In Health Care Spending for States?

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/ES-ACOsReinInHealthCareSpendingforStates-011011.pdf

Accountable Care Organizations Proposed Rule

Summary of the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations Proposed Rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/ES-SummaryMedicareSharedSavingsProgramACOProposedRule-040711.pdf

ACOs and the Medicare Shared Savings Model

Letter to CMS on Potential Regulations for ACOs and the Medicare Shared Savings Model

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-Berwick-PotentialRegulationsforACOsMedicareSharedSavingsModel-120310.pdf

Medicare ACOs

Comments to FTC and DOJ Regarding Medicare ACOs

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/ST-Leibowitz-FTCandDOJRegardingMedicareACOs-052511.pdf

CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program

Letter to AHRQ on the CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-Clancy-CHIPRAPediatricQualityMeasuresProgram-011211.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on CHIP Funding - February 26, 2015

Organizational Sign-On letter to Congressional Leadership urging a four year funding extension for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) before federal funding for the program expires on September 30, 2015.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-Con-CHIP-022615.pdf

AAFP Comment to MACPAC on CIP

AAFP comment letter to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) per MACPAC's request for stakeholder comments

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-MACPAC-CHIP-121914.pdf

Personalize Your Care Act

AAFP Letter to Rep. Blumenauer Supporting the Personalize Your Care Act (HR 1173)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/end-of-life/LT-Blumenauer-PersonalizeYourCare-071013.pdf

Health Cooperatives

2011-2012 State Legislation: Health Cooperatives

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-20112012StateLegislationHealthCooperatives-032612.pdf

Health Cooperatives: State Legislation

2011 State Legislation: Health Cooperatives

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-2011StateLegislationHealthCooperatives-031611.pdf

Alternative Health Care Plans

Executive Summary: Alternative Health Care Plans

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-AlternativeHealthCarePlans-072412.pdf

Health Care Cooperatives

Health Care Cooperatives: Definitions and State Examples

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-HealthCareCooperativesDefinitionsandStateExamples-032311.pdf

Health Insurance Consolidation

Health Insurance Consolidation 2010

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-HealthInsuranceConsolidation2010-010312.pdf

List of Alternative Health Plans

Executive Summary: Brief List of Alternative Health Plans

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-BriefListofAlternativeHealthPlans-072412.pdf

Health Insurance Consolidation

Executive Summary: Health Insurance Consolidation 2011

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-HealthInsuranceConsolidation2011-122211.pdf

Health Insurance Marketplace Brief

Health Insurance Marketplace Brief

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-healthinsuranceexchanges-051513.pdf

Health Insurance Exchanges

2011 State Legislation: Health Insurance Exchanges

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-2011StateLegislationHealthInsuranceExchanges-032612.pdf

Health Insurance Exchanges: State Efforts

Health Insurance Exchanges: Variation in State Efforts

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-HealthInsuranceExchangesVariationStateEfforts-032311.pdf

Health Insurance Marketplace

Health Insurance Marketplace FAQ for Patients

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-HealthInsuranceMarketplaceFAQ-051513.pdf

Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans

Executive Summary: Proposed Establishment of Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-ProposedEstablishmentofConsumerOperatedOrientedPlans-081211.pdf

Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans: CMS

Letter to CMS on Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/LT-Berwick-EstablishmentofExchangesandQualifiedHealthPlans-092811.pdf

Navigator Proposed Rule

Letter to CMS on Navigator Proposed Rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/LT-Tavenner-Navigator-051513.pdf

Administrative Costs

Medicaid: Administrative Costs

Advocacy

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

Cost Sharing

Medicaid: Cost Sharing

Advocacy

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

Disease Management Programs

Medicaid: Disease Management Programs

Advocacy

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

Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid: Eligibility Trends for Women and Children

Advocacy

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

Intergovernmental Transfers and Special Financing Mechanisms

Medicaid Financing: Intergovernmental Transfers and Other Special Financing Mechanisms

Advocacy

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

Graduate Medical Education Funding

Medicaid: Funding of Graduate Medical Education

Advocacy

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

Medicaid Dual Eligibles

Medicaid: Impact of Dual Eligibles

Advocacy

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

Care Management

Medicaid: Care Management

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-MedicaidCareManagement-022806.pdf

Medicaid

Medicaid: Overview and Policy Issues

Advocacy

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

Medicaid Waivers

Medicaid: Medicaid Waivers

Advocacy

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

Medicaid FAQs

Medicaid FAQ for Patients

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-medicaidpatientfaq-051513.pdf

Partnership for Medicaid

Medicaid Policy Options Summary, Partnership for Medicaid

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-MedicaidPolicyOptionsSummaryPartnership-092512.pdf

State Expenditures and Fiscal Conditions

Medicaid: State Expenditures and Fiscal Conditions

Advocacy

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

Medicaid Enrollment

Medicaid: Trends in Enrollment

Advocacy

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

Partnership for Medicaid: Principles

Executive Summary: Partnership for Medicaid Guiding Principles

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-PartnershipforMedicaidGuidingPrinciples-011305.pdf

Fiscal Medicaid Talking Points

Fiscal Medicaid Talking Points for States

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-StateFiscalMedicaidTalkingPoints-030413.pdf

Medicaid Talking Points

General Medicaid Talking Points for States

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-StateMedicaidTalkingPoints-030413.pdf

Provider-Preventable Conditions

Letter to CMS Regarding Medicaid Payment Adjustment for Provider-Preventable Conditions

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Berwick-MedicaidPaymentAdjustmentforProviderPreventableConditions-031611.pdf

Medicaid Communications

Partnership for Medicaid Letter to HHS on Medicaid Communications

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Sebelius-MedicaidCommunications-072313.pdf

Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services

Comments to CMS Regarding Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-Berwick-CommentsonMethodsforAssuringAccesstoCoveredMedicaidServices-070511.pdf

State Medical Home Legislation

Executive Summary: 2009 - 2010 State Medical Home Legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-MedicalHomeStateLegislation20092010-011011.pdf

Patient-Centered Medical Home

Executive Summary: The Patient-Centered Medical Home, A Better Approach to Healthcare

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-PatientCenteredMedicalHomeBetterApproachtoHealthcare-022712.pdf

Medical Homes

Executive Summary: 2011 State Legislation regarding Medical Homes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-2011StateLegislationMedicalHomes-032712.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

Medical Loss Ratio: NAIC Letter

Letter to National Association of Insurance Commissioners on Medical Loss Ratio

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Cline-MedicalLossRatio-080310.pdf

Patient Access to Clinical Lab Results

Letter to CMS Supporting Patient Access to Clinical Lab Results

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Berwick-SupportPatientAccesstoClinicalLabResults-110911.pdf

Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act

Letter to House Regarding Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Schwartz-PreservingPatientAccesstoPrimaryCareAct-051309.pdf

FY13 House Mark

Letter to Chairman Rehberg on FY13 House Mark

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Rehberg-FY13HouseMark-071812.pdf

AAFP Letter to the VA on Copayments for Mental Health Services - January 15, 2015

AAFP response to the Veteran Affairs proposed rule that would exempt mental health peer support services from having any required copayment

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-VA-MentalCoPay-011515.pdf

Medicare Physician Payment System

Letter to Ways and Means Committee Regarding the Medicare Physician Payment System

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-WaysandMeansCommittee-MedicarePhysicianPaymentSystem-052512.pdf

Chronic Care

Comments to HHS Regarding Chronic Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ST-Parekh-RegardingChronicCare-061610.pdf

FamMedPAC Report - March 2016

FamMedPAC Report - March 2016

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/fammedpac/FamMedPAC%20Report%20-%20March2016.pdf

FamMedPAC contribution form

FamMedPAC contribution form

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/fammedpac/restricted/FamMedPAC%20contribution%20form_12.9.15.pdf

Health Care Research, Quality and HIT 2011

Executive Summary regarding Health Care Research, Quality and HIT 2011

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/ES-HCRQRegulatory-122211.pdf

Health Care Research, Quality and HIT 2010

Executive Summary regarding Health Care Research, Quality and HIT 2010

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/ES-HCRQRegulatory-123110.pdf

Clinical Quality Measures

Letter to CMS Regarding Proposed Use of Clinical Quality Measures

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-ClinicalQualityMeasures-040513.pdf

Expectations of Meaningful Use Stage 2

Letter to CMS and ONC on Increasing Concerns with Expectations of Meaningful Use Stage 2

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-MU2-080713.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Quality Measures - January 29, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS in response to the Certification Frequency and Requirements for the Reporting of Quality Measures Under CMS Programs request for information

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-QualityMeasures-012915.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on IT Certification - April 27, 2016

AAFP response to the Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability proposed rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-ITCert-042716.pdf

Letter to Senate Finance COmmittee on Health Information Technology - August 7, 2014

The AAFP responded to a request for information from Senate Finance on how health data can be better harnessed to improve quality.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-SEN-HIT080714.pdf

Exceptions for Electronic Health Records Arrangements

AAFP Letter to CMS and OIG Regarding Exceptions for Certain Electronic Health Records Arrangements

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-TavennerLevinson-ExceptionEHR-060513.pdf

Quality Measurement Enabled by HIT

Letter to the AHRQ regarding Quality Measurement Enabled by HIT

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/ST-Clancy-AHRQonHIT-082012.pdf

Health Plan Eligibility and Claim Status Transactions

Letter to CMS on Proposed of Operating Rules for Eligibility for a Health Plan and Health Care Claim Status Transactions

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-Berwick-OperatingRulesforEligibility-083111.pdf

AAFP Letter on 2015 HHS EHR Certification Criteria and Modifications - May 28, 2015

AAFP response to the proposed rule titled, 2015 Edition Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-HHS-EHRCertification-052815.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on Interoperability and Compliance with Use Criteria - March 19, 2015

AAFP letter to ONC that expresses deep concerns with the lack of interoperability as it relates to compliance in 2017 with appropriate use criteria

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-ONC-AUC-031915.pdf

Nationwide Health Information Network

Letter to ONC on Nationwide Health Information Network: Conditions for Trusted Exchange

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-Mostashari-ONCHealthInfoNetwork-062812.pdf

Metadata Standards

Letter to ONC in Response to the Proposed Metadata Standards

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-Mostashari-ProposedMetadataStandards-092111.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC Responding to HIT Interoperability Roadmap - April 1, 2015

AAFP response to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's proposed Connecting Health and Care for the National, A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-ONC-HITRoadmap-040115.pdf

Letter to Rep. Mike Thompson Regarding the Telehealth Draft

Rep. Mike Thompson asked the AAFP to comment on a draft bill on telehealth. The draft bill would expand access to telehealth services in Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and FEHBP.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-Thompson_TelehealthDraft-050914.pdf

Administrative Simplification

Executive Summary regarding 2011 Academy Actions on Administrative Simplification

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ES-Simplification2011-122211.pdf

Electronic Funds Transfer and Remittance Advice Transactions

Letter to CMS regarding Adoption of Operating Rules for Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers and Remittance Advice Transactions

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-Adoption-120412.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Discharge Planning Requirements - December 22, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS in response to the proposed rule titled Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-Dis-Plan-122215.pdf

Proposed EFT Regulation

Letter to CMS Supporting Proposed EFT Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-EFTRegulation-030112.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on PQRS Feedback and Informal Review Process - February 9, 2016

Joint letter to CMS expressing pressing concern that physicians and group practices will be incorrectly penalized under the PQRS Program as a result of the inadequate feedback and informal review request processes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-PQRS-020915.pdf

Regulatory Burden Reduction

Letter to CMS Responding to Proposed Regulatory Burden Reduction

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-Reduction-120711.pdf

Medicare Incentive Reward Program and Provider Enrollment

Letter to CMS on Proposed Changes to the Medicare Incentive Reward Program and Provider Enrollment

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-Tavenner-IncentiveRewardProgram-061813.pdf

Health Insurance Consolidations

Executive Summary regarding Health Care Consolidations Undermining Competition

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/ES-AntitrustConsolidation-090408.pdf

Antitrust Issues In Health Care

Executive Summary on Antitrust Issues in Health Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/ES-AntitrustHealth-071210.pdf

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