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AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report - June 6, 2014

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly Report - June 6, 2014

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-June-6.pdf

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Update - April 17, 2015

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report - Week ending April 17, 2015

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-apr-17.pdf

AAFP GR Weekly - April 11, 2014

AAFP GR Weekly - April 11

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-April%2011.pdf

AAFP GR Weekly - Febrauary 27

...2/27/2015 Page 1 of 5 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 February 27, 2015 IN THIS REPORT… 1. AAFP Comments on Veterans’ Choice Program 2. HHS Secretary Testifies on FY 2016 Budget 3. AAFP...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-feb-27.pdf

AAFP GR Weekly - May 23, 2014

AAFP GR Weekly - May 23, 2014

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-May-23.pdf

AAFP GR Weekly -January 9, 2015

AAFP GR Weekly - January 9, 2015

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/GR-Weekly-Jan-9.pdf

AAFP GR Weekly Report - July 11, 2014

...7/11/2014 Page 1 of 5 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 July 11, 2014 IN THIS REPORT… 1. CMS Releases 2015 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2. Changes to the Open Payment Program Are...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-July-11.pdf

AAFP GR Weekly Report - November 21

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report - November 21

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-Nov-21.pdf

AAFP Grassroots Toolkit

Aug 8, 2016 - Use the AAFP Grassroots Toolkit to decide how you can take the meaningful step of lending your voice in advocating for family medicine.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/toolkit.html

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 30, 2019

...Initial AAFP Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This regulation also impacts the Quality Payment Program (QPP). CMS...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2020MPFS-073019.pdf

AAFP Introductory Letter to President-elect Trump - November 11, 2016

...November 9, 2016 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President-elect Washington, DC 20500 Dear President-elect Trump: The American Academy of Family Physicians looks forward to working closely with your new Administration and the 115th Congress to ensure that all Americans have access to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/LT-Potus45-110916.pdf

AAFP Letter Calling for ICD-10-CM Codes - October 31, 2018

...October 31, 2018 Ms. Donna Pickett Co-Chair, ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee National Center for Health Statistics 3311 Toledo Road Hyattsville, MD20782 Re: Proposal to create ICD-10-CM codes for e-cigarette use Dear Ms. Pickett: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-NCHS-ICD10eCig-103118.pdf

AAFP Letter Concerning Mississippi Opioid Prescribing Rules - October 11, 2017

...October 11, 2017 Charles D. Miles, M.D., President Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure 1867 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite 200B Jackson MS 39216 Dear Dr. Miles: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-MS-RxAbuse-101117.pdf

AAFP Letter Expressing Concerns Over Insurance Consolidations - July 27, 2015

AAFP Letter to Senators McConnell and Reid, and Representatives Boehner and Pelosi expressing concerns over the lack of competition and consumer choice that would result from pending insurance mergers and acquisitions

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/LT-CON-Consolidation-072715.pdf

AAFP Letter for EandC Subcommittee on Health on ACA and Drug Pricing Bills Markup - ...

...March 27, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chairperson House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-E&C-ACADrugPricing-03272019.pdf

AAFP Letter for the EandC Committtee’s MACRA/MIPS Hearing - July 26, 2018

...July 26, 2018 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Chair, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Gene Green Ranking Member, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-ECCommittee-MACRAHearing072618.pdf

AAFP Letter in Response to the HHS Draft National Adult Immunization Plan

AAFP response to the draft National Adult Immunization Plan published by the National Vaccine Program Office

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-AdultImmunization-030415.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Conrad 30 Visa Waiver Program - June 19, 2019

...June 19, 2019 The Honorable Brad Schneider The Honorable Don Bacon 1432 Longworth House Office Building 1024 Longworth House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Abby Finkenauer 124 Cannon...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseReps-Conrad30HR2895-061919.pdf

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

...April 19, 2018 The Honorable Jamie Butler Herrera U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Ryan Costello U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Diana DeGette U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter in Support of Missouri HB 879, the Primary Care Spend Transparency Act - ...

...March 11, 2019 The Honorable Mike Stephens Chair House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 306-B Jefferson City, MO 65101 The Honorable Cora Faith Walker Ranking Minority Member House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee 201 West Capitol Avenue...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-HouseHealthMentalHealthPolicy-MissouriHB879-031119.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Missouri SB 417, the Primary Care Spend Transparency Act - ...

...April 18, 2019 The Honorable Bob Paul Wieland Chair Senate Insurance and Banking Committee 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 319 Jefferson City, MO 65101 The Honorable Mike Cunningham Vice Chair Senate Insurance and Banking Committee 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 320 Jefferson City, MO...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SenInsBank-MissouriSB417-041819.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Oregon SB 765 - March 4, 2019

...March 4, 2019 Senate Committee on Health Care 90 Court St NE Salem OR, 97301 Dear Chair Monnes Anderson and Members of the Committee, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the country, I...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SenateHCComm-OregonSB765-030419.pdf

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

...April 2, 2019 The Honorable Karen Bass The Honorable Brian Fitzpatrick 2059 Rayburn House Office Building 514 Cannon House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Bass and Fitzpatrick: On...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter in Support of the Primary Care Enhancement Act - January 13, 2016

...January 13, 2017 Hon. Erik Paulsen Hon. Earl Blumenauer U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 RE: Primary Care Enhancement Act Dear Rep. Paulsen and Rep. Blumenauer: On behalf of the 124,900 physician and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-PC_Enhancements_011617.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of the Primary Care Physician Reentry Act - October 29, 2015

On October 29, the AAFP wrote a letter to Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) in support of his legislation, the Primary Care Physician Reentry Act, to establish a demonstration program to facilitate a physician’s reentry into clinical practice. Rep. Sarbanes’ bill recognizes that primary care ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-%20Sarbanes-ReEntry-102915.pdf

AAFP Letter of Intent to Submit Physician-Focused Payment Model for PTAC Review - ...

...February 16, 2017 Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) c/o U.S. DHHS Asst. Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of Health Policy 200 Independence Avenue S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Letter of Intent - American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-PTAC-APC-APM-021617.pdf

AAFP Letter of Petition to FDA Over eCigarettes

AAFP member petition supporting FDA's assertion of authority over all nicotine delivery devices

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-EcigPetition-080414.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for the Reserving the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act

...April 19, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Donna Shalala Chairman, House Committee on Member Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Pallone and Representative Shalala: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-House-ReversingYouthTobaccoEpidemic-041919.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 on Advancing Medical Resident Training in Community Hospitals Act - April ...

...April 19, 2019 The Honorable Ron Kind United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20510 Dear Representative Kind: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-AdvancingMedicalResTrainingCommunityHospitalsAct-041919.pdf

AAFP Letter on Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) -...

...June 3, 2019 Donald W. Rucker, MD National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Rucker, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-TEFCAComments-060319.pdf

AAFP Letter on HR 3394, the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of...

...July 26, 2017 The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rogers U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Niki Tsongas U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives McMorris Rodgers and Tsongas: On behalf of the 129,000 members of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HR3394-AAFPSupport-072617.pdf

AAFP Letter on Medicare Drug Pricing - January 11, 2017

...January 11, 2017 The Honorable Amy Klobuchar Member of Congress U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Klobuchar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 124,900 family physicians and medical student members we represent, I write to thank you for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-MedicareDrugPricing-20170111.pdf

AAFP Letter on Prior Authorization in Part D - August 7, 2019

...August 7, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4189-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore MD 21244-8013 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-ePAPartD-080719.pdf

AAFP Letter on Short-term Insurance - April 18, 2018

...April 18, 2018 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-ShortDurationPlans-041818.pdf

AAFP Letter on the Alexander-Murray HELP Lower Health Care Costs Act (S. 1895) - June ...

...June 25, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chair, Senate Health, Education, Labor Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and Pensions Committee Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-LowerHealthCareCostsAct-062519.pdf

AAFP Letter on the HR Conference Report - September 28, 2018

...September 28, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HouseSenateLeadership-HR6ConferenceReport-092818.pdf

AAFP letter on the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act ...

...July 17, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Greg Walden Chairman Ranking Member House Energy and Commerce Committee House Energy and Commerce Committee Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Pallone and Ranking Member Walden: On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-E&C-PrimaryCareExtensionsREACH-071719.pdf

AAFP Letter on the Senates HELP Committee’s Lower Health Care Costs Draft Bill - June ...

...June 5, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chair, Senate Health, Education, Labor Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and Pensions Committee Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Senate-HELPLowerHCCostsAct060519.pdf

AAFP Letter on the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (HR 6) - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Minority Leader US House of Representatives US House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HouseLeadership-HR6-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter on the THCGME, CHC, NHSC, PCORI, and Medicaid Extensions Markup - July 11, ...

...July 11, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Chair Ranking Member House Energy and Commerce Committee House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairperson Eshoo and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-ECHealthSub-CHIME-071119.pdf

AAFP Letter on the USDA SNAP and Work Requirements Rule - April 10, 2019

...April 10, 2019 Brandon Lipps, Administrator U.S. Department of Agriculture Certification Policy Branch SNAP Program Development Division 3101 Park Center Drive Alexandria, Virginia 22302 RE: Proposed Rule: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Requirements for Able-Bodied...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-USDA-SNAPWorkRule-04102019.pdf

AAFP Letter Opposing KY APRN Scope Expansion - September 28, 2017

...September 28, 2017 The Honorable John Schickel The Honorable Adam Koenig Senate Chairman House Chairman Joint Committee on Licensing, Occupations, Joint Committee on Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations and Administrative Regulations Kentucky State Senate Kentucky...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-OpposingKYLegislationAPRNScopeExpansion-092817.pdf

AAFP Letter Opposing Massachusetts Legislation on APRN Scope of Practice Expansion

...July 24, 2017 The Honorable James Welch The Honorable Peter Kocot Senate Chairman House Chairman Joint Committee on Health Care Financing Joint Committee on Health Care Financing Massachusetts State Senate Massachusetts State House 24 Beacon St. 24 Beacon St. Room 413-B Room 236 Boston,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-OpposingMALegislationAPRNScopeExpansion-072417.pdf

AAFP Letter Opposing PA APRN Scope Expansion - October 18, 2017

...October 18, 2017 The Honorable Mark Mustio The Honorable Harry Readshaw Majority Chairman Minority Chairman Professional Licensure Committee Professional Licensure Committee Pennsylvania State House Pennsylvania State House 416 Irvis Office Building 221 Irvis Office Building Harrisburg,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-ProfessionalLicensure-OpposingPAAPRNScopeExpansion-101817.pdf

AAFP Letter Opposing the 2015 Proposed Part C and D Rule

AAFP letter to CMS opposing provisions of 2015 proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-PartCD-022614.pdf

AAFP Letter Proposing Establishing a Standard Primary Care Benefit - April 26, 2017

...A Proposal to Establish a Standard Primary Care Benefit for Individuals with High-Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) In an effort to maximize the proven benefits of health care coverage and a continuous relationship with a primary care physician, the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-StandardPrimaryCareBenefit-042617.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to CMMI New Direction RFI - November 15, 2017

...November 15, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Submitted by email: CMMI_NewDirection@cms.hhs.gov Dear Administrator Verma:...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMMI-NewDirectionRFI-111517.pdf

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

...November 21, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9930-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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

...January 16, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4182-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter Responding to the FDA on Prescribing Opioids

...July 10, 2017 Anna K. Abram Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning Legislation, and Analysis Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Docket No. FDA- 2017-N-1094 and Docket No. FDA- 2017-D-2497 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-FDA-OpiodTraining-071017.pdf

AAFP Letter Responsing to CMS RFI on Direct Provider Contracting - May 25, 2018

...May 25, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-DirectProviderContracting-052518.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting Bill that Removes Medicare Beneficiary Cost-sharing ...

...June 25, 2019 Richard Neal, Chair (D-MA) Kevin Brady, Ranking Member (R-TX) Ways and Means Committee Ways and Means Committee 1102 Longworth House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington D.C. 20515 Washington D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Neil and Ranking Member Brady: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WM-CCMCodes-062519.pdf

AAFP letter supporting HR 3107

AAFP letter of support for the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (HR 3107).

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-Kelly-Marshall-Access-Care-Act-090619.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting National Clinical Care Commission Act - February 15, 2017

...February 15, 2017 The Honorable Pete Olson U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Dave Loebsack U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Olson and Loebsack: On behalf of the 124,900 members of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-NCCC-021517.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting Representative Schneider on the Primary Care Patient Protection ...

...May 21, 2018 The Honorable Brad Schneider U.S. House of Representatives 1432 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman Schneider: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the 131,400 family physicians and medical students we represent, thank...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-PrimaryCarePatientProtectionAct%202018-RepSchneider-052118.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting Representative Stefanik on the Primary Care Patient Protection ...

...May 21, 2018 The Honorable Elise Stefanik U.S. House of Representatives 318 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congresswoman Stefanik: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the 131,400 family physicians and medical students we represent,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-PrimaryCarePatientProtectionAct%202018-RepStefanik-052118.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the CMS Coverage Analysis for Cervical Cancer Screening with HPV...

AAFP letter supporting the CMS national coverage analysis for screening for cervical cancer with human papillomavirus testing

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CMS-CervicalCancer-121714.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Keep Physicians Serving Patients Act of 2019 - June 3, 2019

...June 3, 2019 Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) 124 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 RE: Family Physicians Support the Keep Physicians Serving Patients Act of 2019 Dear Congresswoman Finkenauer: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-RepFinkenauer-SupportingGPCI-060319.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 3708) - August ...

...August 12, 2019 The Honorable Earl Blumenauer The Honorable Jason Smith U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Rep. Blumenauer and Smith: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-RepsBumenauerSmith-PrimaryCareEnhancementAct-081219.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Primary Care Patient Protection Act of 2019 - May 14, 2019

...May 14, 2019 The Honorable Brad Schneider The Honorable Elise Stefanik U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman Schneider and Congresswoman Stefanik: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-RepsSchneiderStefanik-PCProtectionAct-051419.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Rural MOMS Act - August 26, 2019

...August 26, 2019 The Honorable Tina Smith The Honorable Lisa Murkowski U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Smith and Murkowski: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SmithMurkowski-RuralMOMSAct-082619.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017

...January 11, 2017 The Honorable Brett Guthrie Member of Congress U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Cedric Richmond Member of Congress U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Guthrie and Richmond, On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/LT-Con-HR302-011117.pdf

AAFP Letter to ABMS Vision Committee on Continuing Board Certification - January 14, 2019

...January 14, 2019 Christopher Colenda, MD, MPH, Co-Chair William J. Scanlon, PhD, Co-Chair Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission c/o Kathleen C. Ruff, MBA American Board of Medical Specialties 353 North Clark Street Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60654 Re: Continuing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-ABMSVisionComm-ContBoardCert-011419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Agriculture Cmt Chairs on Farm Bill Conference Priorities - December 6, ...

...December 6, 2018 The Honorable Pat Roberts Chairman, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Debbie Stabenow Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Mike Conaway Chairman, U.S. House Agriculture Committee...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-AgCommittee-FarmBillPriorities-120618.pdf

AAFP Letter to All Members on Priorities

...President John Meigs, Jr., MD Brent, AL Speaker Javette C. Orgain, MD Chicago, IL Directors Mott Blair, IV, MD, Wallace, NC John Cullen, MD, Valdez, AK Lynne Lillie, MD, Rochester, MN John Bender, MD, Fort Collins, CO Gary LeRoy, MD, Dayton, OH Carl Olden, MD, Yakima, WA Robert...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-Members-Priorities.pdf

AAFP Letter to ASPE on Opioids - Septemeber 2, 2016

...September 2, 2016 Kathryn E. Martin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: 1557 RFI (RIN 0945- AA02) Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-ASPE-Opioids-090216.pdf

AAFP Letter to ASPE on Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement - August 28, 2019

...August 28, 2019 Brenda Destro, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of Science and Data Policy Attn: EPAEDEA Report Feedback 200 Independence Avenue SW,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-ASPE-PatientAccessDrugs-082819.pdf

AAFP Letter to ASPE on the PTAC Process - September 5, 2018

...September 5, 2018 Angela Tejeda Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Ms. Tejeda: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-ASPE-PTACProcess-090518.pdf

AAFP Letter to ASPE’s RFI on Promoting Health Care Choice and Competition - January 25,...

...January 25, 2018 John R. Graham, Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 415F Washington, DC 20201 Submitted by email to: CompetitionRFI@hhs.gov Re: Request for Information - Promoting...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-ASPE-RFI-012518.pdf

AAFP Letter to CDC on Gardasil Vaccine - December 16, 2015

AAFP response to CDC regarding vaccine information materials for Human Papillomavirus Gardasil-9 Vaccine

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CDC-Gardasil-121615.pdf

AAFP Letter to CDC Responding to Pediatric Vaccine Plan - March 4, 2015

AAFP response letter to the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and their Proposed Revised Vaccine Information Materials for Multiple Pediatric Vaccines

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-CDC-PediatricImmunization-030415.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS

AAFP letter supporting a national coverage analysis AAFP support for Screening for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection for high-risk individuals

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-CMS-HepatisScreening-021516.pdf

AAFP letter to CMS About ICD-10 and PQRS - June 16, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS expressing concern about the possible negative consequences of ICD-10 implementation as it relates to claims-based reporting for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-ICD10PQRS-061615.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS and FDA on OTC Oral Contraceptives

...August 9, 2017 Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CMS-FDA-OTCcontraceptives-08917.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS and ONC with Administrative Simplification Requests - February 7, 2018

...February 7, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. Washington, DC, 20201 Don Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Office of the National Coordinator for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-ONC-AdminSimplification-020718.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS Applauding Final Mental Parity Rule

...January 8, 2014 Marilyn Tavenner Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 Dear Ms. Tavenner: As organizations dedicated to promoting the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents, we write to applaud the release...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-MentalHealthParity_FinalRule011013.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS Commending the Final Rule on Federally Qualified Health Centers

AAFP letter commenting on FQHC PPS rates for multiple visits on the same day, the Medicare claims payment amount, waiving coinsurance for preventive services

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-FQHCFinalRule-061714.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS Convering Meaningful Use Attestation - September 23, 2014

AAFP letter to CMS expressing concerns over the Meaningful Use attestation portal

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-MU-Attestation-092314.pdf

AAFP letter to CMS in response to CME changes in the 2015 proposed MPFS

AAFP letter urging CMS to not remove the CME exemption policy as proposed in the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CMEChanges-080114.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS in Response to MyHealthEData Initiative - March 14, 2018

...March 14, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-MyHealthEData-031418.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS in Response to Part II of the 2019 Part C/D Call Letter - February ...

...February 27, 2018 Demetrios Kouzoukas Principal Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. Washington, DC, 20201 Dear Principal Deputy Administrator and Director...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-PartII2019MA-PDP-022718.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on "Expanding Uses of Medicare Data by Qualified Entries" - March ...

AAFP response to a CMS proposed rule titled, Expanding Uses of Medicare Data by Qualified Entities

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/hipaa/LT-CMS-MedicareData-032316.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on 2017 Marketplaces - January 11, 2016

AAFP response to CMS guidance titled Draft 2017 Letter to Issuers in the Federally facilitated Marketplaces

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/LT-CMS-Marketplace-011116.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 22, 2016

...December 22, 2016 Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1654-F 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Acting Administrator Slavitt: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MPFS-122216.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on 90-Day Meaningful Use Reporting - March 15, 2016

The AAFP and 33 Organizations Urge CMS to Allow a 90-Day MU Reporting Period for 2016.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-MUReporting-031516.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on ACA Regulatory Reduction to Empower Patients

...July 12, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9928-NC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-ACAEmpowersPatients-071217.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on ACP in Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 23, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS in full support for establishing in the 2016 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule policies that recognize advance care planning (ACP) services.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/end-of-life/LT-CMS-ACP-MSPF-072315.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Acupuncture for Low-back Pain - August 7, 2019

...August 7, 2019 Tamara Syrek Jensen, JD, Director, Coverage and Analysis Group Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 7500 Security Blvd., Mail Stop S3-02-01 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Dear Director Jensen: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-Acupuncture-080719.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Adequate Formularies - March 30, 2016

AAFP letter to CMS on adequate formularies and decreasing physician administrative burden when prescribing

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-Formularies-033016.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Advisory Board on Outreach and Education - April 20, 2016

AAFP letter requesting the CMS Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) collaborate with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in educating beneficiaries.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MedicareOutreach-042016.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

AAFP Letter to CMS on Draft 2015 Letter to Marketplace Issuers

AAFP letter to CMS in response to the draft 2015 letter to issuers in the federally facilitated marketplaces

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-Marketplace-Issuers-022414.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Drug Pricing Transparency - December 12, 2018

...December 12, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4187-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-DrugTransparency-121218.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on E/M Documentation Requirements - April 23, 2018

...April 23, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-EMSuggestions-042318.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Evaluation and Management Guidelines - May 20, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS requesting changes to 1995 and 1997 CMS Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services as well as the Medicare Program Integrity Manual

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-EMGuidelines-052015.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Final 2016 MPFS - December 24, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS on the final rule with comment period titled, Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MPFS16-122415.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Final MACRA Rule - December 15, 2016

...December 15, 2016 Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-5517-FC 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Acting Administrator Slavitt: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MACRA_Final-121516.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP response letter to Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule final rule with comment period

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-FinalMedicarePhysicianFeeSchedule-012314.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 9, 2014

AAFP comment letter in response to limited portions open for comment within the final 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-CommentsFinalMPFS-120914.pdf

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