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Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders Advocating for Repeal of the SGR during the Final...

AAFP signed on to a joint letter from the National Healthcare Leadership Council urging for the repeal of SGR before Congress adjourns

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CON-SGR-Adjourn-111314.pdf

SGR Proposal, Second Iteration

Response to the House regarding the SGR Proposal, Second Iteration

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-SGRProposal-041513.pdf

Shutdown, Debt limit and SGR

Letter to Congress on Shutdown, Debt limit and SGR

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-Shutdown-101113.pdf

SGR Repeal

AAFP Letter to Finance and WandM Committees on SGR Repeal

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-FinanceWMCommittees-SGRRepeal-111213.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 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

Improved Health Care at Lower Cost Act

AAFP Letter to Rep. McDermott Supporting the Improved Health Care at Lower Cost Act, HR 1487

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-McDermott-HR1487-071013.pdf

Payment Innovation and Liability Reform

Policy Brief: Payment Innovation and Liability Reform

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Payment-LiabilityReform-080812.pdf

Accuracy in Medicare Physician Payment Act

AAFP Letter Supporting the Accuracy in Medicare Physician Payment Act, HR 2545

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-McDermott-HR2545-071013.pdf

Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Chronic Care Working Group - June 22, 2015

The AAFP submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group in response to their call for stakeholder proposals.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-ChronicCare-062215.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate Leadership Urging the Passage of H.R. 2 - March 26, 2015

This is a letter from the Presidents of four major physician organizations (AAFP, AOA, ACP and ACS) to leaders of the Senate expressing support for House passed legislation to repeal the SGR and urging the Senate to approve the bill quickly.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-HR2-SGR-032615.pdf

Tavenner Confirmation

Letter to Senate Finance Committee Supporting Tavenner Confirmation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-SenateFinance-TavennerConfirmation-040413.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

Prescribing Diabetic Supplies

AAFP Letter to CMS Seeking Relief from Burdensome Requirements Associated with Prescribing Diabetic Supplies

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Tavenner-RequirementsPrescribingDiabeticSupplies-050813.pdf

Draft SGR Bil

AAFP Response to Energy and Commerce Committee Discussion on Draft SGR Bill

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Upton-ResponseSGRbill-061013.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

AAPF Letter to Ways and Means on Stark Law and MACRA

AAFP response to a request for information from the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, on the topic of what modifications to the Stark Law are needed for MACRA implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WaysandMeans-StarkLaw-020516.pdf

AAFP 2015 Statement on SGR Policies - January 21, 2015

The American Academy of Family Physicians submitted a statement for the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health SGR repeal hearing. The document urges policymakers to support primary care and appropriation physician payment within any long-term SGR Repeal legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-2015SGR-012015.pdf

Physician Payment Innovations and Medical Liability Reform

AAFP Policy Brief to Senate Finance Committee on Physician Payment Innovations and Medical Liability Reform

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-SenateFinanceCommittee-Payment-080812.pdf

Vaccine Administration

Medicaid Payments for Primary Care Services in Parity with Medicare and Charges for Vaccine Administration

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/ES-VaccinePayments-110812.pdf

Primary Care Payment Increase

Joint Letter to CMS Requesting Key State-level Information to Help Communicate about the Primary Care Payment Increase

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-Mann-MedicarePaymentIncrease-050813.pdf

Letter to the Senate Supporting New Medicaid Parity Legislation - July 30, 2014

Letter in support of legislation that would extend for two years a payment enhancement for family physicians in Medicaid. The program began under the Affordable Care Act and expires at the end of 2014.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-SN-SupportMedicaidLeg-073014.pdf

Medicaid Parity Attestation Checklist

Medicaid Parity Attestation Checklist

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/Medicare-Parity-Checklist.pdf

Sunlamps

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Sunlamps

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-FDA-Sunlamps-071713.pdf

Joint Statement on Indoor Tanning Tax - June 10, 2015

Joint statement signed by AAFP on efforts to repeal the tax on indoor tanning.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/ST-TanningTax-061015.pdf

Joint Letter to DoT on Federal Diabetes Exemption Program - December 7, 2015

Letter to the Department of Transportation urging they allow primary care physicians the ability to complete exemption forms for commercial drivers with diabetes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-DoT-Diabetes-120715.pdf

AAP Letter to HHS on Diabetes Test Strip Presciption Burdens - April 13, 2016

AAFP letter to HHS outlining concerns with prescribing diabetic testing supplies and their efficacy

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-HHS-DiabetesStrips-041316.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

Joint Letter to Congress on Opioid Funding - November 28, 2016

On November 28, 2016, the AAFP joined 87 provider organizations signing a letter to Congress urging significant funding to address the opioid epidemic.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-CON-Opioid-112816.pdf

HSA and FSA Funds for OTC Drugs without a Prescription

Joint Letter to Congress Supporting Legislation to Allow HSA and FSA Funds for OTC Drugs without a Prescription

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Congress-OTCDrugs-041613.pdf

Suboxone

Letter to the DEA on Suboxone

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-DEA-Suboxone-070513.pdf

AAFP Letter to Energy and Commerce on Opiod Bill - April 22, 2016

On April 22, 2016, the AAFP wrote a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee leadership to comment on several bills approved by the Subcommittee on Health on April 20 to help address the opioid and drug abuse crisis facing our nation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-EC-Opioid-042216.pdf

Long-Acting/Extended-Release Opioid Class-Wide REMS

Letter to FDA Regarding Draft Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Long-Acting/Extended-Release Opioid Class-Wide Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Hamburg-BlueprintforPrescriberEducationforMitigationStrategy-120711.pdf

Prescription Drug Abuse

Letter in Reply to Senator Rockefeller on Prescription Drug Abuse

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Rockefeller-PrescriptionDrugAbuse-103112.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 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

Joint Letter to Congress in Support of Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act ...

The AAFP opposes policies that may compromise Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and other protections relevant to work place wellness programs.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Con-GINA-042115.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Zika Readiness Funding - April 5, 2016

The AAFP joins 67 organizations in a letter urging emergency Zika virus readiness funding.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-CON-Zika-040516.pdf

Joint Letter to Energey and Commerce on Vaccines Provisions - April 17, 2015

The AAFP joined an organizational letter expressing concerns about vaccine provisions within the 21st Century Cures medical innovation proposal.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-EC-VaccinesProvisions-041715.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

Joint Letter to Congress Opposing FDA Cigar Exemption - February 25, 2015

Joint letter to the U.S. House of Representatives expressing strong opposition to H.R. 662, legislation that would exempt many cigars from regulation under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA). The letter calls for the FDA to retain oversight authority over all ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Con-Cigars-022515.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Opposing HR 2058 - December 2, 2015

Joint letter to Congress opposing HR 2058, a bill that would exempt e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from FDA Review.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Congress-FDADeeming-120215.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

Menthol in Cigarettes and Tobacco Products

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Menthol in Cigarettes and Tobacco Products

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-Menthol-080713.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on the Premarket Review Process - February 26, 2016

Joint letter to the FDA expressing concern that tobacco companies are introducing new tobacco products without FDA review

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-PremarketReview-022616.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on Tobacco Marketing

The AAFP signed on to a letter to the FDA urging for stricter enforcement of tobacco marketing standards to prevent brands from claiming their products are less harmful than others

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-TobaccoMarketing-082515.pdf

Letter to the FDA on Tobacco Warnings and Packaging - August 28, 2015

AAFP letter to FDA on Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing ELiquid(s), and other Tobacco Products

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-TobaccoWarnings-082815.pdf

Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements

Letter to FDA on Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Hamburg-RequiredWarningsforCigarettePackagesandAds-122210.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

Joint Letter to HUD on Smoke-Free Public Housing - January 21, 2015

Joint comment letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on smoke-free public housing

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HUD-SmokeFree012115.pdf

Joint Letter to HUD Supporting Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing - March 30, 2015

Joint letter to express strong support for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to require all government subsidized housing be made smokefree

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HUD-SmokeFreeHousing-032715.pdf

Joint Letter to the President Urging Release of the Final FDA Deeming Rule - April 13, ...

Joint letter to the President urging the Administration to finalize the FDA deeming rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Obama-TobaccoDeeming-041316.pdf

FDA oversight over all tobacco products

Joint letter to President Obama urging FDA oversight over all tobacco products including e-cigarettes and cigars

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Obama-TobaccoProducts-091913.pdf

Joint Letter to the White House Requesting Final FDA Deeming Regulations - April 28, 2015

Joint letter to President Obama requesting the final FDA deeming regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Obama-FDADeeming-042815.pdf

Joint Letter to the Senate Committee on Armed Services Regarding Tobacco Use in the ...

Joint letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 and concern over policy that would prohibit the military from limiting, restricting, or banning the sale of any legal consumer product currently sold at commissaries or exchanges.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SEN-MilitaryTobacco-10-24-14.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Medicare Part B Coverage of the Shingles Vaccine - May 28, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS urging coverage under Medicare Part B for the cost of the shingles vaccine and the recommended one-time dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) plus their administration in family physicians’ offices

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-CMS-Shingles-052815.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 Congress on Medicare Part B Coverage of the Shingles Vaccine - May 28, 2015

AAFP letter to Congress urging coverage under Medicare Part B for the cost of the shingles vaccine and the recommended one-time dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) plus their administration in family physicians’ offices

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Congress-Shingles-052815.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 to CMS to Cover Cervical Cancer Screenings and HPV Testing - April 24, 2014

AAFP letter to CMS advocating for Medicare coverage of screening for cervical cancer with a combination of cytology and human papillomavirus testing

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CMS-CervicalCancer-042414.pdf

FY2013 Priorities

Testimony to House Appropriations on FY2013 Priorities

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/commission/TS-House-Priorities-032912.pdf

Student Loan Interest Rates: House Letter

AAFP Letter to House Leaders on Student Loan Interest Rates

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-BoehnerPelosi-StudentLoanInterestRates-061813.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress Supporting the POST GRAD Act - April 1, 2016

On April 1, 2016, the AAFP sent a letter to Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) in support of the Protecting Our Students by Terminating Graduate Rates that Add to Debt Act or POST GRAD Act (HR 4223) to restore graduate and professional students to the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan program. This ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-Chu-PostGrad-040116.pdf

Graduate Medical Education Summary

Summary on Graduate Medical Education

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ES-GME-011013.pdf

Graduate Medical Education

Transforming Graduate Medical Education

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ES-Transforming-GME-100309.pdf

Joint Letter to CME on GME Provisions - June 26, 2014

Council of Academic Family Medicine letter to CMS on the graduate medical education sections within the 2015 proposed inpatient prospective payment system

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-GMEProvisions-062614.pdf

Joint Letter to House and Senate Leaders on Primary Care Cliff - October 28, 2014

The AAFP was one of over 100 national groups signing a letter calling on Congress to fix the primary care cliff during the lame duck session to prevent cuts to the National Health Service Corps, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program, and community health centers.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Con-PCCliff-102814.pdf

Joint Letter to Energy and Commerce on GME Reform - January 15, 2015

This is a letter from AAFP and CAFM responding to 7 questions regarding GME reform provided by leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. The response outlines many of the problems with the current GME payment system that does not make the ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-EC-GME-011515.pdf

Repeal of Mandatory THC Funding

Letter to House Opposing Repeal of Mandatory THC Funding

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-House-THCfunding-052411.pdf

Proposed 2013 IPPS/GME Regulation

Family Medicine Letter to CMS in Response to the Proposed 2013 IPPS/GME Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-CMS-2013Regulation-062512.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS to Ensure Physician Access to Hepatitis C Patients - April 8, 2016

Joint letter to CMS to ensure that Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, and Marketplace patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have access to all physicians that have the expertise to treat them

Advocacy

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

Letter to President Obama on VA Primary Care Services - June 03, 2014

This letter was sent to President Obama urging for action that would allow civilian family physicians to deliver primary care services within the VA health care system in order to mitigate the barriers to health care access and lengthy delays in primary care services to veterans.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-Obama-VAPrimaryCare-060314.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

Expansion of APRN License

Letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs Expressing Concern Regarding Expansion of APRN License Without Rule-making

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/lt-shinseki-aprnlicensing-062013.pdf

LT-VAConfCommittee-062314

AAFP Letter to the Committee of Veterans Affairs applauding the passage of Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-VAConfCom-062314.pdf

Concern Over Draft VHA Handbook

Joint Letter to the Veteran Affairs Expressing Strong Concern Regarding the Draft VHA Handbook that designates APRNs as Independent Providers Regardless of State Practice Acts

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-VHA-Handbook-102813.pdf

Letter to the House on HHS Appropriations for FY2016 - June 17, 2015

On June 17, the AAFP sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education to express our serious concerns about the level of investment in our nation’s primary care physician workforce, the National Health Service Corps and the Centers for Medicare and ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-House-LaborApprop-061715.pdf

Testimony to House Appropriations on AAFP FY2016 Spending Priorities - April 27, 2015

On April 27, the AAFP submitted a written statement to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to invest in our nation’s primary care physician workforce in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill to promote the efficient, effective delivery of patient-centered care by providing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-House-Appropriations-042715.pdf

AAFP FY2017 House LHHSE Appropriations Testimony - April 15, 2016

On April 15, the AAFP submitted a written statement to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to invest in our nation’s primary care physician workforce in the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill to promote the efficient, effective delivery of patient-centered care by providing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-FY2017-House-041516.pdf

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Letter to HHS Regarding Insurance Claims, Appeals, and External Review under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Angoff-PPACAClaimAppeal-091710.pdf

America's Healthy Future Act

Letter to Senator Baucus Regarding America's Healthy Future Act (Senate Finance Committee Bill)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Baucus-HealthyFutureActSenateCommittee-092209.pdf

Physician Face-to-Face Encounter Rule

Joint Letter to CMS Regarding Physician Face-to-Face Encounter Rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Blum-PhysicianF2FEncounterRule-031211.pdf

V6 Guidelines

Letter to USP on V6 Guidelines

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Braden-V6Guidelines-102413.pdf

Nutrition Standards for School Programs

Letter to the Food and Nutrition Service Supporting Proposed Nutrition Standards for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Brewer-SchoolLunch-032813.pdf

OTC Drugs Paid for with Tax-Free HSA or FSA

Joint Letter to Ways and Means Oversight Committee on Prescription Requirement for OTC Drugs Paid for with Tax-Free HSA or FSA

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Boustany-PrescriptionRequirementforOTC%20Drugs-042512.pdf

Medical Loss Ratio Policy in Medicare Parts C and D

Letter to CMS on Medical Loss Ratio Policy in Medicare Parts C and D

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-MedicalLossRatio-040413.pdf

Letter to CMS

AAFP letter supporting the CMS proposed rule that revises definitions and patients’ rights provisions to ensure that same-sex spouses in legally valid marriages are recognized and afforded equal rights in Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities, such as ambulatory surgical ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-PatientRights-012615.pdf

CER Provisions in The Affordable Health Choices Act

Letter to HELP Committee Regarding Comparative Effectiveness Research Provisions in The Affordable Health Choices Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Kennedy-HELPCommitRegardingEffectivenessResearchProvisionsHealthChoices%20Act-061209.pdf

Medical Loss Ratio Calculation

Joint Letter to National Association of Insurance Commissioners on Medical Loss Ratio Calculation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-McCarty-MedicalLossRatioCalculation-062811.pdf

CER Provisions in House Health Care Reform Legislation

Joint Letter in Support of Comparative Effectiveness Research Provisions in House Health Care Reform Legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Miller-SupportOfCERProvisionsInHealthCareReform-071309.pdf

Access to Quality and Cost Effective Health Care

PPCW Letter to the President Regarding Access to Quality and Cost Effective Health Care for All Americans

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Obama-AccessQualityCostEffectiveHealthCare-071211.pdf

Medicaid Glitch Legislation

Letter to Congressional Leaders on Medicaid Family Glitch Legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Obama-FamilyGlitchSignOnLettertoNationalLeaders-030712.pdf

Comparative Effectiveness Research House Letter

Alliance for Better Health Care House Conference Letter on Comparative Effectiveness Research

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Pelosi-ABHCHouseConferenceLetteronCER-021109.pdf

Comparative Effectiveness Provisions To H.R. 3200

Joint Letter To Congress Regarding Comparative Effectiveness Provisions To H.R. 3200

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Pelosi-RegardingCEProvisionsToHR3200-081309.pdf

Comparative Effectiveness Research Senate Letter

Alliance for Better Health Care Senate Conference Letter on Comparative Effectiveness Research

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Reid-ABHCSenateConferenceLetteronCER-021109.pdf

Research in Health Care Reform Legislation

Letter to Senate Regarding Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Care Reform Legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Reid-CERSupportLetter-120309.pdf

Comparative Effectiveness Research Provisions

Joint Letter to the Senate Regarding Support of Comparative Effectiveness Research Provisions in the Senate Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Reid-JointCERSupportLetter-120309.pdf

Health Reform

Joint Primary Care Letter to House and Senate regarding Health Reform

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Reid-JointPrimaryCareLettertoHouseSenate-120809.pdf

Health Reform Legislation

AAFP and CAFM Joint Letter to Senate Leadership Regarding Health Reform Legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Reid-LeadershipRegardingHealthReformLegis-011210.pdf

Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Letter to Senate Majority Leader Regarding the Senate Manager's Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Reid-ManagersAmendmentPPACA-122209.pdf

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