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AAFP Letter to HHS on Access to Medicaid Services - December 24, 2015

AAFP response to HHS and CMS regarding the final rule with comment period titled, Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services and the related request for information titled Data Metrics and Alternative Processes for Access to Care in the Medicaid Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-HHS-Medicaid-Access-12242015.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria - June 22, 2016

...June 22, 2016 Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Gellin: On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HHS-Antibiotic-062216.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Draft HPV Report - June 13, 2018

...June 13, 2018 Captain Angela Shen, Designated Federal Officer National Vaccine Program Office U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 715H 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Captain Shen: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-HPV-061318.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Draft Vaccine Confidence Report - May 6, 2014

AAFP response to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s draft report for addressing the state of vaccine confidence in

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-VaccineConfidence-050615.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Health Literacy Definition - August 1, 2019

...August 1, 2019 Stephanie Santana, Public Health Analyst U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1101 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Ms. Santana: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-HHS-HealthLiteracy-080119.pdf

AAFP letter to HHS on Healthy People 2030 Draft Framework

...September 27, 2017 Ayanna Johnson, Public Health Advisor U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Ms. Johnson: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-HHS-2030Objectives-092717.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on ICD-10 and Recovery Audit Contractors - June 17, 2015

AAFP letter to HHS conveying growing apprehension with the upcoming transition to ICD-10 as it relates to Recovery Audit Contractors

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-ICD10-Audit-061715.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Kansas Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver Application - January 24, 2018

...January 24, 2018 The Honorable Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: KanCare 2.0, Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Renewal Application Dear Secretary Hargan: On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-HHS-KansasSection1115Waiver-012418.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Next Generation ACO Expansion - May 30, 2019

...May 30, 2019 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary US Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Permanence for the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-HHS-NextGenACOExpansion-053019.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on NVAC - December 21, 2016

...December 21, 2016 Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH Executive Secretary, National Vaccine Advisory Committee Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health National Vaccine Program Office (NVAC) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 733G.3B Washington, DC 20201 Attn:...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HHS-NVAC-122116.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on OCR Proposed Rule - November 6, 2015

AAFP response to HHS proposed rule on nondiscrimination in health programs and activities and limited English proficiency concerns

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-OCR-110615.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Ohio Section 1115 Waiver Amendment Application - June 7, 2018

...June 7, 2018 The Honorable Alex M. Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Ohio Section 1115 Waiver Amendment Request: Draft Proposal to Establish Work and Community Engagement Requirements Dear Secretary Azar: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-HHS-OhioSection1115WaiverAmendmentApp-060718.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Proposed Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Rule - July 15, 2015

AAFP response to CMS on the Medicaid Managed Care and Children’s Health Insurance Program Programs proposed rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-CMS-MedicaidCHIP-071515.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule - June 3, 2019

...June 3, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to HHS on the Title X Proposed Rule - July 25, 2018

...July 25, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Office of Population Affairs Attention: Family Planning U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 716G 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HHS-TitleX-072518.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Tobacco Cessation FAQ - December 21, 2016

...December 21, 2016 The Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20201 The Honorable Thomas E. Perez Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20210 The Honorable...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-.HHS-TobaccoFAQ-122116.pdf

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

...November 30, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9940-IFC and CMS-9925-IFC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to HHS Repsonding to the Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health ...

...March 20, 2018 Alex Azar, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HHS-ProtectingStatutoryConscienceRights-032018.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS Requesting Information on Drug Prices - July 16, 2018

...July 16, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 600E Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-HHS-DrugPrices-071618.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership on Health Care Reform Priorities

...December 28, 2016 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC Washington, DC The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HouseSenateLeadership-HealthCareReformPriorities-122816.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership Supporting the Know the Lowest Price Act (S....

...September 25, 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/legal/antitrust/LT-CongressLeadership-KnowLowestPriceAct-092518.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Immediate Action on Reauthorization ...

...September 12, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader, United States Senate Washington, DC Washington, DC The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader, U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMEReauthorization-091219.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Budget Committee with AHCA Recommendations - March 13, 2017

...March 14, 2017 The Honorable Diane Black The Honorable John Yarmuth Chairwoman Ranking Member House Budget Committee House Budget Committee Washington, DC Washington, DC Dear Chairwoman Black and Ranking Member Yarmuth: In advance of the House Budget Committee’s consideration of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-Budget-AHCA-031317.pdf

AAFP Letter to House EandC Committee on the ACA’s Texas v US Hearing - February 6, 2019

...February 6, 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-HouseEC-ACAHearingTexasVUS-020619.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Leaders on the 2018 Farm Bill - May 16, 2018

...May 16, 2018 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi: On behalf of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HouseLeadership-FarmBill-051618.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Leadership on 21st Century Cures - November 30, 2016

...November 30, 2016 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Democratic Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Washington, DC The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Steny Hoyer Majority Leader Democratic Whip U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HOUSE-21stCentury-112916.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Leadership on Health Care Reform

...December 28, 2016 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC Washington, DC The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-Reform-010316.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Leadership on Title X - February 14, 2017

...February 14, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Washington, DC Dear Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi: This week, the House of Representatives will consider...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-House-TitleX-021417.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Leadership Opposing AHCA - Marh 20, 2017

...The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC March 20, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Dear Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi: On December 28, 2016, the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-HOUSE-AHCA-032017.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Leadership Opposing Modified AHCA - May 1, 2017

...May 1, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi: It is our understanding that the U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-House-AHCA2-050117.pdf

AAFP Letter to House of Representatives on Primary Care Patient Protection Act of 2018 ...

...July 25, 2018 U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 RE: HR 5858, the Primary Care Patient Protection Act of 2018 Dear Representatives: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-House-HR5858-072518.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

AAFP Letter to House Opposing Modified Version of AHCA - April 4, 2017

...April 6, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi: It is our understanding that the U.S....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-House-AHCAv2-040417.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Supporting the Protecting Access to Care Act - March 23, 2017

...March 23, 2017 The Honorable Steve King United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representative King: On behalf of the 124,900 physicians and medical students nationwide who are members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, I am writing you to express...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/LT-House-HR1215-032317.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Opioid Epidemic Relief - March 14, 2018

...March 14, 2018 The Honorable Kevin Brady The Honorable Richard E. Neal Chairman Ranking Member House Ways and Means Committee House Ways and Means Committee Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Peter J. Roskam The Honorable Sander Levin Chairman, Ways and Means...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-WaysMeansCommittee-OpioidEpidemicRelief-031418.pdf

AAFP Letter to HSS on HIT Issues - February 16, 2017

...February 16, 2017 The Honorable Tom Price Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Price: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and specifically our Alliance for eHealth Innovation, looks forward to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-HHS-HIT-021617.pdf

AAFP Letter to HUD on Smoke-Free Housing - January 13, 2016

AAFP letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in support of the proposed rule titled, Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HUD-SmokeFree-011316.pdf

AAFP Letter to Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health in Support of MA ...

...May 15, 2019 The Honorable Joanne M. Comerford Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health 24 Beacon St., Room 70-C Boston, Massachusetts 02133 The Honorable John J. Mahoney Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health 24 Beacon St., Room 130 Boston, Massachusetts 02133 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-MAJTCmtPubHealth-SupportH1914andS1282-051519.pdf

AAFP Letter to NAAG on Coerced Medical Treatment - April 24, 2018

...April 24, 2018 The Honorable Derek Schmidt President National Association of Attorneys General 1850 M Street NW, 12th floor Washington DC 20036 Dear Attorney General Schmidt: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000 physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/LT-NAAG-CoercedMedicalTreatment-042418.pdf

AAFP Letter to Nebraska DHHS in Opposition of the NAPA Application for Scope of ...

...June 5, 2019 Ron Briel, Program Manager Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services P.O. Box 95026 Lincoln, NE 68509 Dear Mr. Briel: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), representing over 134,600 family physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-NebraskaCHHS-NAPAApplication-060519.pdf

AAFP Letter to OCR Regarding Burdens Associated with HIPAA Privacy and Security ...

...February 12, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: RFI, RIN 0945-AA00 Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-OCR-HIPAA-RFI-021219.pdf

AAFP Letter to OMB - June 19, 2019

...June 19, 2019 Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician Office of Management and Budget New Executive Office Building 725 17th St. NW Washington, DC 20006 RE: Directive No. 14, OMB-2019-0002 Dear Dr. Potok: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-OMB-FedPovStandards-061919.pdf

AAFP letter to ONC in response to proposed voluntary 2015 EHR Certification Criteria

...April 24, 2014 Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record (EHR)...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-ONC-EHRcertification-0424.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on "Assessing Interoperability for MACRA" - June 3, 2016

...June 3, 2016 Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc Acting Assistant Secretary for Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Attention, RFI Regarding Assessing Interoperability for MACRA 330 C Street SW., Room 7025A...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-ONC-MACRAInteroperability-060316.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on EHR Administrative Burdens - January 28, 2019

...January 28, 2019 Donald Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health IT Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Rucker: On behalf...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-RegRelief-012819.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on Information Blocking - June 3, 2019

...June 3, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlocking060319.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

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

AAFP Letter to ONC on Revised Interopoerability Plan - October 5, 2015

AAFP letter to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology regarding the Revised Interoperability Roadmap

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-ONC-INterOp-100515.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Draft - February ...

...February 14, 2018 Don Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 330 C St SW, Floor 7 Washington, DC 20201 Submitted by email:...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-021418.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

AAFP Letter to President Trump on Immigration and Health Care - January 31, 2017

...January 31, 2017 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC Dear Mr. President: As President of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) I am reaching out to you on behalf of our 124,900 members and with respect to recent...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-Trump-Immigration-013117.pdf

AAFP Letter to President Trump on Regulatory Burden for Family Medicine - January 31, 2017

...January 31, 2017 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC Dear President Trump: Throughout your successful campaign you spoke about the negative impact excessive regulation has on businesses. While many industries face...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-Trump-RegulatoryBurden-013117.pdf

AAFP Letter to PTAC on Payment Models - October 12, 2016

...October 12, 2016 Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) c/o Scott R. Smith, Director, Division of Healthcare Qualities and Outcomes Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. SW...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to PTAC on Project Sonar - January 18, 2017

...January 18, 2017 Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) c/o Angela Tejeda Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation 200 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear PTAC committee members and Ms. Tejada: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-PTAC-Sonar-011817.pdf

AAFP Letter to Rep. Pascrell on REDUCE Act - February 11, 2016

AAFP letter of support for the REDUCE Act which establishes a federal framework for the identification and execution of a national strategy to reduce health disparities based on race, gender, and other socioeconomic lines.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Pascrell-REDUCE-021116.pdf

AAFP Letter to Rep. Price Applauding Meaningful Use 2 Legislation - November 10, 2015

AAFP letter to Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) expresses AAFP support for the Meaningful Use Hardship Relief Act (HR 3940), which would give CMS authority to issue blanket exemptions, rather than just case-by-case exceptions, to practices that cannot meet the requirements of Meaningful Use, Stage...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-AAFP-Price-MU2-111015.pdf

AAFP Letter to Rep. Sarbanes Applauding Introduction of Primary Care Physician Re-Entry...

AAFP letter in response to the introduction of Primary Care Physician Reentry Act (HR 5498)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-Sarbanes-HR5498-092514.pdf

AAFP Letter to Rep. Thompson Supporting Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (HR ...

...February 26, 2019 The Honorable Mike Thompson United States House of Representatives 231 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Thompson: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Thompson-BackgroundChecksHR8-022619.pdf

AAFP Letter to Representative Smith Concerning HR 7 - January 3, 2017

...January 23, 2017 The Honorable Christopher Smith U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman Smith: On behalf of the 124,900 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I wish to raise concerns with provisions included in the No Taxpayer Funding...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Smith-HR7-012317.pdf

AAFP Letter to Representatives with Continued Concerns over AHCA - May 3, 2017

...May 3, 2017 Representative United States House of Representatives Washington DC, 20515 Dear Representative: Despite recent activities and amendments, the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) remains a highly flawed proposal that will destabilize our health care system, cause significant...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-Reps-AHCA-050317.pdf

AAFP Letter to SAMHSA on Opioid Use and Patient Caps - May 26, 2016

...May 26, 2016 Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Department of Health and Human Services Attn: SAMHSA-0930-AA22 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13E21C Rockville, Maryland 20857 Dear Acting Administrator Enomoto: On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-SAMHSA-Opioid-052616.pdf

AAFP Letter to SAMHSA on Privacy of Substance Abuse Patients - April 8, 2016

...April 8, 2016 Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Department of Health and Human Services Attn: SAMHSA-4162-20 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13N02B Rockville, Maryland 20857 Dear Acting Administrator Enomoto: On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/hipaa/LT-SAMHSA-SubstanceUse-040816.pdf

AAFP Letter to SAMHSA on SNPR MAT Limit Increase - August 5, 2016.pdf

...August 5, 2016 Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Department of Health and Human Services Attn: SAMHSA-0930-AA22 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13E21C Rockville, Maryland 20857 Re: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-SAMHSA-SNPRMAT-080516.pdf

AAFP Letter to Secretary Azar Requesting Support for Testing the APC-APM - March 19, 2018

...March 19, 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 129,900 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I write to request your support for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SecretaryAzar-APCAPM-031918.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer Supporting S 430 - June 5, 2015

AAFP supports Sen. Boxer's bill to give the Federal Trade Commission explicit authority to regulate the advertising of e-cigarettes to prevent the marketing of e-cigarettes to children.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Boxer-S430-060515.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Heitkamp Supporting S 1446 - June 5, 2015

AAFP supports Sen. Heitkamp's bill to establish in HRSA a program to develop training programs for health care professionals to recognize victims of human trafficking.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Heitkamp-SOARWellness-060515.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Opioid Epidemic Relief - February 14, 2018

...February 14, 2018 The Honorable Orrin Hatch The Honorable Ron Wyden Chairman Ranking Member Senate Committee on Finance Senate Committee on Finance Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20515 Sent to opioids@finance.senate.gov Dear Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-SenateFinance-OpioidEpidemicRelief-02142018.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Finance Supporting Andy Slavitt CMS Nomination - October 13, 2015

AAFP letter to Senate Finance Committee fully supporting President Obama's nomination of Andy Slavitt to serve as CMS administrator.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-SenateFinance-SlavittNom-101315.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate HELP Committee Chairman on the 21st Century Cures Act ...

...November 08, 2017 The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander, 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/health_it/emr/LT-HELPCommChair-CuresActImplHearing-110817.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate HELP Committee in Support of President Obama's Nominee for ...

AAFP Letter in Support of President Obama's Nominee for Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Senate-Supporting%20MurthyforSurgeonGeneral-012314.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Health IT Draft Bill

The AAFP provided recommendations for the HELP Committee's bipartisan health IT draft bill.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HELP-DraftIT-012916.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate HELP on Mental Health Priorities - March 16, 2016

The AAFP comments on key primary care priorities for mental health reform.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HELP-MentalHealth-031616.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Leaders Urging Passage of SGR Repeal - March 25, 2014

AAFP urges the Senate leaders to bring legislation to the floor that would repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and replace it with a payment approach that focuses on quality improvement and alternative systems of health care delivery, The AAFP calls for action ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-SGRRepeal-032514.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Leadership on HR 6: The Opioid Crisis Response Act - August 23, 2018

...August 23, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Senate-OpioidCrisisResponseAct-082318.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Leadership on the Trade Adjustment Authorization Act - May 21, 2015

This letter is to object to using an extension of the Medicare budget reductions as a way to pay for trade adjustment assistance in the trade bill being considered by the Senate.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-TAA-052115.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate on Mis-valued Code Policy - December 18, 2017

...December 18, 2017 The Honorable Orrin Hatch The Honorable Ron Wyden Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Finance Committee on Finance United States Senate United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin Brady The...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-Senate-MVC-121817.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Supporting the Energy Policy Modernization Act - February 3, 2016

The AAFP supported an amendment to help address the Flint, Michigan lead poisoning/safe drinking water crisis.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-SEN-S2012-020316.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Supporting the Opioid Crisis Response Act - September 12, 2018

...September 12, 2018 Dear Senator: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I am writing to support the Opioid Crisis Response Act. The legislation includes key AAFP priorities: improved opioid-related and pain management research; prescription...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Senate-OpioidCrisisResponseActSupport-091218.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Brown Regarding Medicaid Parity Amendment

AAFP's letter to Senator Brown in support of the Medicaid Parity Amendment to the SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2013 that would extend the current Medicaid primary care payment policy through 2015.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-Brown-MedicaidParityAmendment-121113.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Cassidy Applauding Direct Primary Care Legislation - September ...

Letter to Sen. Cassidy in support of his bill to allow family physicians greater access to both Medicare and commercially insured patients in a DPC practice model.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Cass-DPC-091615.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Gardner on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - February ...

...February 4, 2019 The Honorable Cory Gardner United States Senate 345 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Gardner: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SenatorGardner-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Hyde-Smith on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - ...

...February 4, 2019 The Honorable Cindy Hyde-Smith United States Senate 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Hyde-Smith: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SenatorHyde-Smith-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Sasse Opposing the Born Alive Protections Act - February 22, 2019

...February 22, 2019 The Honorable Ben Sasse U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Sasse: 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 voice our opposition to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-Sasse-S311BornAliveProtectionsAct-022219.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Tester on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - February 4,...

...February 4, 2019 The Honorable Jon Tester United States Senate 311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Tester: 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/workforce/gme/LT-Senator-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Alexander and Murray on the Market Stabilization Bill

...October 19, 2017 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chairman, HELP Committee Ranking Member, HELP Committee United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: The American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsAlexanderMurray-MarketStabilizationBill-101917.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson on the GCHJ Proposal - ...

...September 20, 2017 The Honorable Lindsey Graham The Honorable Bill Cassidy United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Dean Heller The Honorable Ron Johnson United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsGrahamCassidyHellerJohnson-GCHJProposal-092017.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson on the GCHJ Proposal - ...

...September 20, 2017 The Honorable Lindsey Graham The Honorable Bill Cassidy United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Dean Heller The Honorable Ron Johnson United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsGrahamCassidyHeller%20ohnson-GCHJProposal-092017.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators McConnell and Schumer Opposing ACA Repeal - July 18, 2017

...July 25, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: This week, the United States Senate...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsMcConnellSchumer-ACARepeal-071817.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators McConnell and Schumer Senate Final Vote to Reject Repeal - July...

...July 27, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: As the Senate nears a vote on health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsMcConnellSchumer-SenateFinalVoteWhip%20Letter-072717.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Schatz and Durbin and Rep DeGette on Tobacco 21 Act - November ...

...November 3, 2017 The Honorable Brian Schatz United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard Durbin United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Diana DeGette United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Sens. Schatz and Durbin and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SenatorsSchatzDurbinRepDeGette-Tobacco21Act-110317.pdf

AAFP Letter to SFC on Chronic Care WG Policy Options - January 27, 2016

The AAFP Response to the initial policy options proposed by the Senate Finance Committee's Isakson-Warner Working Group on Chronic Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-SFC-ChronicCare-012715.pdf

AAFP Letter to Speak Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi on CHIP Reauthorization - November...

...November 2, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Democratic Leader Pelosi: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-SpeakerRyanMinorityLeaderPelosi-CHIPReauthorization-110217.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sponsors of the Independence at Home Act - September 7, 2016

...September 7, 2016 The Honorable Ed Markey The Honorable John Cornyn U.S. Senate U.S. Senate 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building 517 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Michael Bennet The Honorable Rob Portman U.S. Senate U.S. Senate 261...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-SEN-IndependenceHome-090716.pdf

AAFP Letter to SSA on Rules for Evaluation of Medicine - October 19, 2016

...October 19, 2016 Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance Social Security Administration 3100 West High Rise Building 6401 Security Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401 Dear Acting Commissioner Colvin: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/AAFP%20to%20SSA%20Oct%2019%202016.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: House Representatives Introducing the AAFP - January...

...January 23, 2019 U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), congratulations on your election to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 116th Congress. The AAFP is the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-House-116Congress-AAFPIntro-012319.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: Senate Introducing the AAFP - January 23, 2019

...January 23, 2019 United States Senate Washington, DC 20515 Dear Senator: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), congratulations on your election to the U.S. Senate for the 116th Congress. The AAFP is the nation’s largest primary care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-Senate-116Congress-AAFPIntro-012319.pdf

AAFP Letter to the APM Framework and Progress Tracking Group - November 18, 2015

AAFP comments about the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Framework and the associated white paper created by the Alternative Payment Model Framework and Progress Tracking Work Group

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-APM-Framework-111815.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement on Oil and Gas Safety ...

...January 29, 2018 Katharine S. MacGregor Deputy Assistant Secretary Department of the Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Attention: Regulations Development Branch 45600 Woodland Road VAE-ORP Sterling, VA 20166 Re: Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems-Revisions,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-BSEE-OilGasSafety-012918.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

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