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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

AAFP Letter to the CDC on Tobacco - February 6, 2019

...February 6, 2019 Randi Frank Office on Smoking and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4770 Buford Hwy Mail Stop S107-7 Atlanta, GA 30341 Dear Ms. Frank: 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/tobacco/LT-CDC-Tobacco-020619.pdf

AAFP Letter to the DEA on ePrecribing of Controlled Substances - June 3, 2015

AAFP letter urging the Drug Enforcement Administration to promptly change the rules for electronic prescribing of controlled substances

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/prescribing/LT-DEA-EPrescribe-060315.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Department of Defense Urging Age 21 Tobacco Sales Restrictions at ...

...August 31, 2018 The Honorable James Mattis Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense 1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301 Dear Secretary Mattis: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I write to urge your support to raise the minimum...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-DoD-Tobacco21-083118.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Department of Veterens Affairs CHAMPVA Proposed Rule - March 7, 2018

...March 7, 2018 David J. Shulkin, MD Secretary of Veterans Affairs Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Room 1068 Washington, DC 20420 Dear Secretary Shulkin: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000 family physicians and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-VA-CivilianHealthMedicalProgram-030718.pdf

AAFP Letter to the EBSA on Association Health Plan Proposed Rule - March 5, 2018

...March 5, 2018 Jeanne Klinefelter Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary Employee Benefits Security Administration Office of Regulations and Interpretations Room N-5655 U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20210 Attention: Definition of Employer-Small Business...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-EBSA-AssociationPlans-030518.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FCC on a Proposed Pilot for Telehealth - August 28, 2019

...August 28, 2019 Marlene Dortch, Secretary FCC Headquarters 445 12th St. SW Room TW-A325 Washington, DC 20554 Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-FCC-TelehealthPilot-082819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FCC on Telehealth in Rural America - January 31, 2018

...January 31, 2018 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch FCC Reference Center, Room CY-A257 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Promoting Telehealth in Rural America, WC Docket No. 17-310 Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-FCC-RuralTelehealth-013118.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA

Behind-the-counter Drugs Proposal

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/ST-Eschenbach-FDARegardingBehindtheCounterMedications-113807.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/ST-FDA-Medications-112807.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA in Response to FDASIA Health IT Report

AAFP letter to FDA on proposed Risk-Based Regulatory Framework and Strategy for HIT report

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-FDA-FDASIA-HIT-070214.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on eCigarette Batteries - May 17, 2017

...May 17, 2017 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Associate Commissioner Kux: 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/tobacco/LT-FDA-eCig_Batts-051717.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Eliminating Youth Electronic Cigarette and Other Tobacco ...

...December 22, 2018 Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Dr. Gottlieb: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-YouthENDS-122218.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Establishing a Nicotine Standard - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Certain Tobacco Products (FDA-2017-N-6189) Dear Commissioner...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineStandards-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Food Labeling

...June 28, 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: FDA-2011-F-0172 for ‘‘Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling of Standard...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-FDA-FoodLabeling-062817.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Flavors - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductFlavors-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Levels - May 8, 2019

...May 8, 2019 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Certain Tobacco Products Dear Associate Commissioner Kux: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-CODResolutionNicotineStandards-05819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) - February 7, 2018

...February 7, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Approach to Evaluating Nicotine Replacement Therapies Dear Associate Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NRT-020718.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Premium Cigars - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Regulation of Premium Cigars (FDA-2017-N-6107) Dear Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-Cigars-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on the MRTPAs for IQOS System - December 20, 2017

...December 20, 2017 Mr. Mitchell Zeller Director, Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Re: Docket No. FDA-2017-D-3001 Dear Director Zeller: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-Tobacco-122017.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on the Nicotine Product Standard - May 21, 2018

...May 21, 2018 Dr. Scott Gottlieb Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 Re: Nicotine product standard Dear Dr. Gottlieb: The undersigned public health and medical organizations write in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductStandard-052118.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Tobacco Products Proposed Rule

AAFP letter supporting the FDA to deem authority in the regulation of currently unregulated nicotine delivery devices.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-TobaccoProductsProposedRule-060414.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals - October 26, 2016

...October 26, 2016 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Associate Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 124,900 family physicians and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-FDA-Sodium-102616.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Food and Nutrition Service Agency Regarding Food Crediting in Child ...

...February 7, 2018 Angela Kline, Director Policy and Program Development Child Nutrition Programs Food and Nutrition Service U.S. Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 66740 Saint Louis, MO 63166-6740 Re: Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs Dear Director Kline: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-FNS-FoodCreditingChildNutritionPrograms-020718.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FTC Opposing the Merger of National Insurers - June 4, 2015

AAFP letter to the Federal Trade Commission discussing potential mergers among national health insurance companies

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/LT-FTC-InsuranceMergers-060415.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House in Support of the Equality Act of 2017

...July 24, 2017 The Honorable David Cicilline United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representative Cicilline: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I am writing to express our Academy’s support for H.R. 2282, the Equality Act. AAFP,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/LT-House-SupportEqualityAct2017-072417.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House OandI Subcommittee on Title X Family Planning - June 18, 2019

...June 18, 2019 The Honorable Diana DeGette The Honorable Brett Guthrie Chair, House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member, House Energy and Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and Investigations Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-OISubcmt-HearingTitleX-061819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House on CDC Research Funding - April 27, 2018

...April 27, 2018 Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen Ranking Member Nita M. Lowey U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Committee on Appropriations Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Chairman Tom Cole Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-CDC-House-FSResearchFunding-042718.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House Supporting HR 1662 - May 11, 2017

...May 11, 2017 The Honorable Brad Wenstrup Chairman Subcommittee on Health Committee on Veterans’ Affairs 337 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Wenstrup: We write in support of H.R. 1662, which would make facilities of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-House-HR1662.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House Supporting the FLEX-IT 2 Act - July 30, 2015

The AAFP supports the FLEX-IT 2 Act, a bill to increase MU flexibility and interoperability

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-House-FLEXIT-073015.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House Supporting the SPIKE Act of 2019 - April 8, 2019

...April 8, 2019 The Honorable Steven Horsford 1330 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Tom Reed 2263 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Horsford and Neal: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-House-SPIKESupport-040819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House Urging Passage of SGR Repeal Bill, HR 1470 - March 20, 2015

The letter from the AAFP Board Chair to the Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader notes support for HR 1470 which would repeal the SGR and replace it with payments that promote alternative payment models, like the patient centered medical home.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-House-HR1470-032015.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate in Support of OTC Contraceptives - July 17, 2015

AAFP letter to Senator Murray supporting S. 1532, the Affordability is Access Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-Senate-OTCBirthControl-071715.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate in Support of the Equality Act of 2017

...July 24, 2017 The Honorable Jeff Merkley United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Merkley: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I am writing to express our Academy’s support for S. 1006, the Equality Act. AAFP, which represents 129,000...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/LT-Senate-SupportEqualityAct2017-072417.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate on CDC Research Funding - April 27, 2018

...April 27, 2018 Chairman Richard Shelby Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Chairman Roy Blunt Ranking Member Patty Murray Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-CDC-Senate-FSResearchFunding-042718.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate on Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act - March 1, 2016

As the Senate began consideration of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act on March 1, 2016, the AAFP wrote to the bipartisan leadership to comment on the legislation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-SEN-AddictionRecovery-030116.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate Opposing Tobacco Riders - June 22, 2016

...June 22, 2016 Senator Jerry Moran Senator Jeff Merkley Chairman, Agriculture, Rural Development, Ranking Member, Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies Subcommittee FDA and Related Agencies Subcommittee Senate Committee on Appropriations Senate Committee on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SEN-TobaccoRiders-062216.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate Urging Action on Medicaid Primary Care Bill - September 29, 2014

AAFP Letter to Senators Reid and McConnel requesting the support of the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act (S. 2694)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-SEN-MedicaidPaymentsPrimaryCare-092914.pdf

AAFP Letter to the VA on Co-Payments for Medication - December 9, 2014

AAFP response to the VA's interim final rule titled, Copayments for Medications in 2015

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-VA-CoPayments-Meds-120914.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

AAFP Letter to the VA on HIV Patient Data - September 28, 2015

...September 28, 2016 Janet J. Coleman Office of Regulation Policy and Management Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Room 1068 Washington, DC 20420 Dear Ms. Coleman: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 124,900 family physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/hipaa/LT-VA-HIV-092816.pdf

AAFP Letter to the VA on PDMPs - May 5, 2016

AAFP letter urging that all Veterans Administration prescribers participate in their state prescription drug monitoring programs regardless of whether the program qualifies as a law enforcement entity.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-VA-PDMPs-050516.pdf

AAFP Letter to the VA on the Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth ...

...October 31, 2017 Kevin Galpin, MD, Executive Director Telehealth Services Veterans Health Administration Office of Connected Care 810 Vermont Avenue NW. Washington, DC 20420 Dear Dr. Galpin: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000 family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-VA-Telehealth-103117.pdf

AAFP Letter to the VA on the Veterans Choice Program - February 24, 2015

AAFP letter in response to the interim final rule with comment period titled Expanded Access to Non-VA Care through the Veterans Choice Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-VA-ChoiceProgram-022415.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Ways and Means Committee on HDHP and HSA Bills - July 11, 2017

...July 11, 2018 The Honorable Kevin Brady The Honorable Richard Neal Chairman, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member, Ways and Means Committee Longworth House Office Building Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Brady and Ranking Member...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/LT-WaysMeansCommittee-HDHP-HSABills-071118.pdf

AAFP Letter to TN House Health Committee on Doctor of Medical Science Legislation - ...

...March 13, 2018 The Honorable Cameron Sexton The Honorable Sabi Kumar Chairman Vice Chairman Tennessee House Health Committee Tennessee House Health Committee 425 5th Avenue North 425 5th Avenue North Suite 646, Cordell Hull Building Suite 654, Cordell Hull Building Nashville, TN 37243...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-TNLeg-DoctorMedScienceDegree-031318.pdf

AAFP Letter to Tom Price on His Confimration as HHS Secretary - February 10, 2016

...February 10, 2017 The Honorable Tom Price, MD Secretary, Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC Dear Secretary Price: With your confirmation by the United States Senate to serve as the 23rd Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, you will...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-PriceConfirmation-021017.pdf

AAFP Letter to VA on Driving Distance Eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program - May...

AAFP response to Veteran Affair on the Driving Distance Eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/LT-VA-DrivingDistance-052015.pdf

AAFP Letter to Vetersns Administration on APRN - July 13, 2016

...July 13, 2016 David J. Shulkin, MD Undersecretary for Health Department of Veteran Affairs 810 Vermont Ave NW Washington, DC 20420 Dear Dr. Shulkin: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 124,900 family physicians and medical students across the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-VHA-APRN-071316.pdf

AAFP Letter to Ways and Means on GME Reform

The AAFP submitted written feedback to the Subcommittee on a hospital payment discussion draft. The AAFP used the opportunity to push forward its GME reform agenda.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-WaysMeans-GME-0119115.pdf

AAFP Letter to Ways and Means on the American Health Care Act - March 7, 2017

...March 7, 2017 The Honorable Kevin Brady The Honorable Richard Neal Chairman Ranking Member Ways and Means Committee Ways and Means Committee Washington, DC Washington, DC Dear Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal: As Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/LT-WaysMeansAHCA-030717.pdf

AAFP Letter to White House ONDCP and Opioids Commission - October 19, 2017

...October 19, 2017 The Honorable Chris Christie, Chair Richard Baum, Acting Director President’s Commission on Combatting Office of National Drug Control Policy Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis The White House Washington, DC 20500 Washington, DC 20500 commission@ondcp.eop.gov Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-WhiteHouseONDCP-OpioidCommission-101917.pdf

AAFP Letter with Comments to HHS on the Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

...October 19, 2017 John R. Graham, Acting Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Strategic Planning Team Attn: Strategic Plan Comments 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 415F Washington, DC 20201...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Draft2018-2022Framework-101917.pdf

AAFP Letter with Reaction to Preliminary CLFS Data

...October 19, 2017 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CLIAData-101917.pdf

AAFP nomination letter to PCORI Methodology Committee

AAFP nominated four family physicians to fill vacancies on the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee which develops and updates methodological standards and guidance for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-PCORI-MethodologyNominations-041014.pdf

AAFP nomination to vacant physician seat on the Board of Governors for PCORI - November...

...November 7, 2013 Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller Government Accountability Office (Health Care) Attention: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute 441 G Street NW. Washington, DC 20548 Sent via electronic mail Dear Mr. Dadaro: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-Dodaro-PCORI-110713.pdf

AAFP Press Statement - Joint Letter on Health Care Reform

...For Immediate Release: January 2, 2017 Media contacts: American Academy of Family Physicians: Leslie Champlin | (800) 274-2237, Ext. 5224 | lchampli@aafp.org American Academy of Pediatrics: Jamie Poslosky | 202-724-3301 | jposlosky@aap.org American College of...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Priorities

Letter to the House Leadership on AAFP Priorities for the End of the Year

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Leadership-YearEnd-121112.pdf

AAFP Response Letter to the FDA on Food Menu Labeling Requirements

...October 16, 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 Nos. FDA-2012-N-1210 and FDA-2004-N-0258 for ‘‘Food...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-FDA-FoodMenuDelay-101617.pdf

AAFP Response on the 2019 Proposed OPPS Regulation - September 19, 2018

...September 19, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1695-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 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-2019ProposedOPPS-091918.pdf

AAFP Response to ASPE Study on Social Risk Factors - November 14, 2018

...November 14, 2018 John O’Brien, Deputy Assistant Secretary Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 415F Washington, DC 20201 Dear Deputy Assistant Secretary O’Brien: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-ASPE-SDOH-111418.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on Administrative Burdens - August 7, 2019

...August 7, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-6082-NC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-AdminSimp-080719.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Quality Payment Program Regulation

...August 18, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Room 445-G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue SW. Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018ProposedQPP-081817.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the Part C and D Proposed Rule - January 25, 2019

...January 25, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4180-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/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-CDOutPocketCost-012519.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS Regarding Patient Relationship Categories and Codes

AAFP letter to CMS regarding MACRA's patient relationship categories and codes.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MACRAPatCodes-081216.pdf

AAFP Response to Draft Federal HIT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 - January 15, 2015

AAFP comment letter to the Office of the National Coordinator in response to the draft Federal HIT Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-ONC-HITPlan-011515.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS and DOT Guidance on Section 1332 Waivers - December 19, 2018

...December 19, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 David J. Kautter, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Department of Treasury 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20224 Dear Secretary Azar...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-CMS-1332Waivers-121918.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS on Section 1557 - August 7, 2019

...August 7, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: Section 1557 NPRM, RIN 0945-AA11 Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-1557-080719.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS on the Draft Benefit and Payment Perimeters for 2020 - February ...

...February 19, 2019 Alex M. Azar II Secretary Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9926-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-NoticeBenefitPaymentParameters2020-021919.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS RFI on Insurance Coverage Across State Lines - May 1, 2019

...May 1, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9921-NC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-InsuranceAcrossStateLines050119.pdf

AAFP Response to OIG on Anti-kickback Request for Information - October 25, 2018

...October 25, 2018 Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General Office of Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services Attention: OIG-0803-N Room 5513, Cohen Building 330 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Inspector General Levinson: On behalf of the American Academy...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-OIG-Antikickback-102518.pdf

AAFP Response to RFI on Grandfathered Plans - March 22, 2019

...March 22, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9923-NC P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 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/aca/LT-HHS-GrandfatheredPRFI-032219.pdf

AAFP response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP regulatory comment letter sent to CMS in response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MPFS2017-081916.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...September 18, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1715-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

AAFP Response to the CLIA Proficiency Testing Proposed Rule - April 2, 2019

...April 2, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-3355-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016. Robert Redfield, MD, Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Attention: CMS-3355-P 1600...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CDC-Labs-040219.pdf

AAFP Response to the CMS Medicaid/CHIP managed care Proposed Rule - January 14, 2019

...January 14, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-2408-P P.O. Box 8016, 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/coverage/medicaid/LT-CMS-MedicaidCHIPManagedCare-011419.pdf

AAFP Response to the CMS Proposed Rule on 2020 Part C/D - December 20, 2018

...December 20, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4185-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2020PartCDProposedRule-122018.pdf

AAFP Response to the Direct Contracting Geographic PBP Request for Information - May ...

...May 20, 2019 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 134,600...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMMI-DirectContracting-052019.pdf

AAFP Response to the EPA’s Proposed Rule on SAFE Vehicles Rules - October 24, 2018

...October 24, 2018 Andrew Wheeler, Administrator EPA Docket Center Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code 28221T Air and Radiation Docket Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0283 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator Wheeler, On behalf of the American...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-EPA-CleanCars-102418.pdf

AAFP Response to the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network - May 9, 2016

AAFP response to the draft white paper titled. Accelerating and Aligning Population-Based Payment Models: Performance Measurement

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-LAN-PerformanceMeasurement-050916.pdf

AAFP Response to the HHS Draft Report on Pain Management - April 1, 2019

...April 1, 2019 Vanila M. Singh, Chief Medical Officer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 736E Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Singh: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HHS-PainManagement-040119.pdf

AAFP response to the VA proposed rule on the Veterans Community Care Program - March ...

...March 22, 2019 The Honorable Robert Wilkie Office of Regulation Policy and Management (00REG) Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Room 1063B Washington, DC 20420 RE: RIN 2900-AQ46, Veterans Community Care Program Dear Secretary Wilkie: On behalf of the American Academy...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-VA-ProposedRuleVCCP-032219.pdf

AAFP Statement Calling on HHS to Rescind Title X Rule - February 25, 2019

...AAFP CALLS ON HHS TO RESCIND TITLE X RULE: STAY OUT OF PATIENT-PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIP AND PROTECT WOMEN’S HEALTH Monday, February 25, 2019 Statement attributable to: John Cullen, MD President American Academy of Family Physicians The American Academy of Family Physicians is...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/ST-TitleX-022519.pdf

AAFP Statement for the Record -- Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the Children’s ...

...Statement of American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record U.S. Senate Committee on Finance The Children’s Health Insurance Program: The Path Forward September 7, 2017 September 7, 2017 Page 2 of 4 On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/ST-SenateFinanceCHIPHearing-090717.pdf

AAFP Statement on Conscience Objection - January 21, 2018

...January 21, 2018 Michael Munger, M.D. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took actions last week that we at the AAFP are closely monitoring. HHS announced the creation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, followed by the release of a new rule that seeks to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/ST-ConscienceObjection-012118.pdf

AAFP Statement on DHS Child-Adult Separation Policy - June 16, 2018

...American Academy of Family Physicians Statement Regarding the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Policy to Separate Children from Adult Caregivers The American Academy of Family Physicians opposes the forced separation of children from their families or caregivers during...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-DHSPolicyChild-AdultSeparation-061618.pdf

AAFP Statement on Medicaid the EandC and Health Subcommittee - January 31, 2017

...Statement of American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health Hearing Strengthening Medicaid and Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable January 31, 2017 January 31, 2017 Page 2...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-House-Medicaid-013117.pdf

AAFP Statement on Regulatory and Adminstraive Reforms - January 30, 2017

...AAFP’s Agenda for Regulatory and Administrative Reforms Primary care - and particularly family medicine - is foundational to continued progress in reforming our nation’s health care system. Family medicine and primary care are delivered by dedicated individual family physicians and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/ST-Reg-Admin-Reform-013117.pdf

AAFP Statement on Senate Finance Markup of Chronic Care Act - May 18, 2017

...Statement of American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Chairman’s Mark of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 May 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 Page 2 of 5...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-SenateFinanceCHRONIC-051717.pdf

AAFP Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - December 1, 2017

...AAFP Increasingly Alarmed at Impact of Tax Reform Bill The AAFP appreciates the need to reform our nation’s tax code. However, we are growing increasingly alarmed that the tax legislation under consideration in the United States Senate, if passed, would trigger automatic spending cuts...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-TaxCutsJobsAct-120117.pdf

AAFP Statement on the Trump Administration Executive Order on Child-Adult Separation - ...

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS STATEMENT ON EXECUTIVE ORDER ADDRESSING FAMILY SEPARATION AT BORDER CROSSINGS The American Academy of Family Physicians continues to place high priority on the mental and physical health and safety of families separated during border crossings....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-TrumpAdminExecOrder-ChildAdultSeparation-062118.pdf

AAFP Statement to EandC Committee on THCGME, NHSC, and Title VII Reauthorization

...Statement for the record to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee hearing Supporting Tomorrow’s Health Providers: Examining Workforce Programs Under the Public Health Service Act September 14, 2017 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-ECHealthSub-WorkforceSFR-091417.pdf

AAFP Statement to Energy and Commerce on Site-Neutral Payment

Chairman Joe Pitts of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee entered this statement for the record of the AAFP during a May 21, 2014 hearing on Medicare site-neutral payment, and Medicare payment for post-acute care.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-EC-SiteNeutralPayment-052114.pdf

AAFP Statement to House Small Business Committee on Student Debt and Practice - June ...

...Statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business Hearing: The Doctor is Out. Rising Student Loan Debt and the Decline of the Small Medical Practice June 12, 2019 American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/TS-HouseSmBusinessComm-StudentDebtPractice-061219.pdf

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