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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...

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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...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Statement to NAIC on Network Adequacy Legislation - January 2015

AAFP Statement to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' draft Model Network Adequacy Legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ST-NAIC-NetworkAdequacy-011415.pdf

AAFP Statement to Senate Finance Committee on EHB Bulletin -- July 11, 2011

Comments to the Senate Committee on Finance Regarding EHB Bulletin

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-SenateFinanceCommittee-RegardingEHBBulletin-071112.pdf

AAFP Statement to Senate Finance Committee on MACRA - May 8, 2019

...Statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians By John S. Cullen, MD, FAAFP President American Academy of Family Physicians To Senate Finance Committee On Medicare Physician Payment Reform After Two Years: Examining MACRA Implementation and the Road...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-FinanceCommittee-MACRA-050819.pdf

AAFP Statement to the EandC Committee’s Hearing on Investing in America’s Health Care -...

...Statement for the Record to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health Hearing, Investing in America’s Health Care June 4, 2019 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) thank you for the opportunity to submit this Statement for the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-EC-InvestingAmericanHealthCare-060419.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Energy and Commerce Comittee on MACRA and APMs - November, 8, 2017

...AAFP Statement for the Record to the Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: Developing Options for Value-based Care November 9, 2017 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), representing 129,000 family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-ECComm-MACRA-APMS-110817.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on Health Care Access and Underserved ...

...Statement for the Record to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing Access to Care: Health Centers and Providers in Underserved Communities January 29, 2019 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) thank you for the opportunity...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-SFRHELP-AccessUnderservedHearing-012919.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on its Healthy Communities Hearing - ...

...Statement for the Record to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Hearing Encouraging Healthy Communities: Perspective from the U.S. Surgeon General November 15, 2017 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) thank you for the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-SenateHELP-HealthyCommunitiesHearing-111517.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Ways and Means Committee on the MACRA Implementation Hearing - ...

...Statement of American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Hearing on Implementation of MACRA’s Physician Payment Policies March 21, 2018 March 21, 2018 Page 2 of 5...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-WaysMeansCommittee-MACRAImplementationHearing-032118.pdf

AAFP Submission to House Ways and Means Medicare Red Tape Relief Project

...Medicare Red Tape Relief Project Submissions accepted by the Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Date: August 24, 2017 Name of Submitting Organization: American Academy of Family Physicians Address for Submitting Organization: 1133 Connecticut Av., N.W. Suite 1100...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ST-WaysMeans-RedTapeRelief-082417.pdf

AAFP Summary of new prospective payment system for Federally Qualified Health Centers

AAFP summary of the Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Federally Qualified Health Centers; Changes to Contracting Policies for Rural Health Clinics; and Changes to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 Enforcement Actions for Proficiency Testing Referral final...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-FQHCPayment-051214.pdf

AAFP Summary of Principles to Support Patient-Centered Alternative Payment Models - ...

...AAFP Principles to Support Patient-Centered Alternative Payment Models The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) strongly supports moving a larger percentage of payments from traditional fee-for-service (FFS) towards alternative payment models (APMs). The AAFP believes APMs...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/ES-PatientCenteredAPM-121310.pdf

AAFP Summary of the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - 110916

...Summary of the 2017 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Table of Contents: Executive Summary ………………………………………...…………………………………….…………. 1-2 Conversion Factor for 2017 ……………………………........................…………………….……………… 2 Primary Care, Care Management, and Patient-Centered Services...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-ES-PhysicianFee2017-111016.pdf

AAFP Summary of the 2018 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 9, 2017

...Summary of the 2018 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that changes the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) and other Medicare Part B payment policies for calendar year 2018. The...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2018FinalMPFS-110917.pdf

AAFP Summary of the 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 8, 2018

...AAFP summary of the 2019 final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule with comment period titled, Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2019FinalMPFS-110818.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for EandC Committee Hearing on ACA Protection Bills - February 13, ...

...February 13, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chairperson House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-E&C-ACAProtectionBills-021319.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for HR 986, Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act - ...

...May 8, 2019 The Honorable Ann M. Kuster U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Kuster: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians, residents, and medical students, I write to share...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-RepKuster-HR986ProtectingPreexistingConditions-050819.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for the Recognizing Gun Violence As a Public Health Emergency Act -...

...February 8, 2019 The Honorable Robin Kelly U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Kelly: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-SenKelly-PHEmergency-020819.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for the Tobacco to 21 Act - May 29, 2019

...May 29, 2019 The Honorable Brian Schatz The Honorable Todd Young U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Diana DeGette The Honorable Chris Stewart U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SchatzYoungDeGetteStewart-Tobacco21Act-052919.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of...

...January 30, 2019 The Honorable Susan Collins The Honorable Jon Tester U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 25010 The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito The Honorable Doug Jones U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Collins,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-SupportTrainingNextGenPCDoctorsAct-013019.pdf

AAFP Support Letter to House Leadership for HR 987, Strengthening Health Care and ...

...May 15, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HR987Support-05152019.pdf

AAFP Testimony House EandC Subcommittee on CHIP, THCGME Reauthorization

...Statement of American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health Programs June 14, 2017 June 14, 2017 Page 2 of 5 On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/TS-House-ExpandSNHealthPrograms-061417.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Energy and Commerce on MACRA Implementation - April 19, 2016

AAFP Board Chair Robert Wergin testified before the House EandC Committee regarding MACRA Implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/TS-EC_MACRA-041916.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Appropriations Labor HHS on FY 2020 Priorities - March 28, 2019

...John Cullen, MD, FAAFP-President, American Academy of Family Physicians Written Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies - Fiscal Year 2020 The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/TS-HouseAppLabor-FY2020Priorities-032819.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Appropriations on FY 2018 Priorities - March 8, 2017

...John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP - President, American Academy of Family Physicians Written Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies - Fiscal Year 2018 March 8, 2017 On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-Appropriations-FY2018-030817.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Appropriations on FY 2019 Priorities - April 26, 2018

...Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP-President, American Academy of Family Physicians Written Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies - Fiscal Year 2019 April 26, 2018 Family physicians conduct approximately...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-HouseAppropriations-FY2019Priorities-042618.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House EandC on USPSTF - November 30, 2016

...Testimony of John S. Meigs, Jr, MD, FAAFP President American Academy of Family Physicians Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health Examining the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force November 30, 2016 November 30, 2016...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/TES-Meigs-USPSTF-113016.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Education and Labor Committee on Surprise Billing - April 2, 2019

...Statement for the Record to the House Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Hearing Examining Surprise Billing: Protecting Patients from Financial Pain" April 2, 2019 On behalf of the AAFP, representing 131,400...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TS-HouseEdLaborCommittee-SurpriseBilling-040219.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Small Business Committee on Prior Authorization- September 11, ...

...Statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians By John S. Cullen, MD, FAAFP President American Academy of Family Physicians To U.S. House Small Business Committee Hearing - Utilization Management: Barriers to Care and Burdens on Small Medical Practices...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TS-HouseSmallBusinessCommittee-PriorAuth-091119.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Ways and Means Committee on President's FY 2018 Budget Request

...Statement of American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget June 8, 2017 June 8, 2017 Page 2 of 6 On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-HouseWaysMeans-PresidentFY2018BudgetRequest-060817.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations Committee on FY 2018 Priorities - May 31, 2017

...John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP - President, American Academy of Family Physicians Written Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies - Fiscal Year 2018 May 31, 2017 On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-Senate-FY2018Priorities-053117.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations for FY2016 -April 3, 2015

On April 3, the AAFP submitted a written statement to the Senate 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-Senate-FY2016--040315.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations Labor HHS on FY 2020 Priorities - April 12, 2019

...John Cullen, MD, FAAFP-President, American Academy of Family Physicians Outside Witness Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2020 - April 12, 2019 The American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/TS-SenateAppLaborHHS-FY2020Priorities-041219.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations on FY 2019 Priorities - June 1, 2018

...Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP - President, American Academy of Family Physicians Written Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies - Fiscal Year 2019 June 1, 2018 On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-SenateAppCommittee-FY19Priorities-060118.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Finance Committee on President's FY 2018 Budget Request

...Statement of American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record U.S. Senate Committee on Finance The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget June 8, 2017 June 8, 2017 Page 2 of 8 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-SenateFinance-PresidentFY2018BudgetRequest-060817.pdf

AAFP to DHS Expressing Concern on the Public Charge Proposed Rule - December 3, 2018

...December 3, 2018 Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary Department of Homeland Security 20 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20529-2140 Dear Secretary Nielsen: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-DHS-PublicCharge-120318.pdf

AAFP to HHS on Meaningful Use Audit Concerns - April 6, 2015

AAFP letter to ONC and CMS that expresses increasing concerns with Meaningful Use audits.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-MeaningfulUseAudits-040615.pdf

AAFP to Judiciary on Steroids - November 4, 2014

AAFP Letter to the Judiciary Committee on the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (H.R. 4771/S. 2012)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-JUD-Steroids-110414.pdf

AAFP to ONC on the EHR Reporting Program - October 17, 2018

...October 17, 2018 Donald Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health IT Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Attention: EHR Reporting Program Request for Information Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-RFI-101718.pdf

AAFP to Presidential Advisory Council on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria - September 14, ...

...September 14, 2016 Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, Designated Federal Officer Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Submitted via email Dear Dr. Gellin, On behalf of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-PAC-Bacteria-092016.pdf

AAFP to Representatives Reed and Sewell on Medicare Coverage for Diabetic Retinopathy ...

...October 18, 2018 The Honorable Tom Reed The Honorable Terri Sewell U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Reed and Sewell: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-RepsReedSewell-HR6639-DiabeticRetinopathyScreening-101818.pdf

AAFP To Senator Murray on GME Reform - July 30, 2014

On July 30, 2014, the AAFP wrote to Senate Budget Committee Chair, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) in support of her GME reform legislation which seeks to authorize direct GME payments to Community-Based Medical Education programs from Medicare IME. The draft bill would extend the ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SEN-GME-073014.pdf

AAFP to the Ways and Means Committee on Surprise Billing - October 10, 2019

...October 10, 2019 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Washington, DC Dear Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-WM-SurpriseBilling-101019.pdf

AAFP Washingotn Update - November 9, 2015

AAFP Washington Update - November 9, 2015

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-nov-9.pdf

AAFP Washington Update

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report - October 30, 2013

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-oct-30.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - April 13, 2018

...4/13/2018 Page 1 of 3 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 April 13, 2018 On the Horizon … * On April 17 the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health Committee will hold a hearing on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-apr-13.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - April 20, 2018

...4/20/2018 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 April 20, 2018 On the Horizon … * On April 24, The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will mark up a consolidated...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-apr-20.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - December 1, 2017

...12/1/2017 Page 1 of 3 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 December 1, 2017 On the Horizon … * On December 5, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-dec-1.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - December 15, 2017

...12/15/2017 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 December 15, 2017 On the Horizon … * December 22, the government will shut down unless funding for general operations is continued *...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-dec-15.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - December 22, 2017

...12/22/2017 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 December 22, 2017 On the Horizon … * The AAFP will be closed for the annual holiday break next week and reopen on January 2, 2018....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-dec-22.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - December 8, 2017

...12/8/2017 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 December 8, 2017 On the Horizon … * On Dec. 12, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on addiction treatment...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-dec-8.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - February 16, 2018

...2/16/2018 Page 1 of 3 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 February 16, 2018 On the Horizon … * Congress is in recess the week of February 19 and plans to return February 26. TAKE ACTION...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-feb-16.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - February 2, 2018

...2/2/2018 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 February 2, 2018 On the Horizon … * Congress is expected to pass another stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown before...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-feb-2.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - February 9, 2018

...2/9/2018 Page 1 of 4 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 February 9, 2018 On the Horizon … * On February 12, President Trump is expected to release his budget request for FY 2019. * On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-feb-9.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - January 12, 2018

...1/12/2018 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 January 12, 2018 On the Horizon … * On January 17, the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the CMS opioid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-jan-12.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - January 19, 2018

...1/19/2018 Page 1 of 3 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 January 19, 2018 On the Horizon … * On January 23, the Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing on disaster preparedness. * On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-jan-19.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - January 26, 2018

...1/26/2018 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 January 26, 2018 On the Horizon … * On Tuesday, January 30, President Trump will give the State of the Union Address. * Also on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-jan-26.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - January 30, 3015

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly Report for week ending January 30, 2015

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-jan-30.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - July 17, 2015

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report - July 17, 2015

Advocacy

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

AAFP Washington Update - March 16, 2018

...3/16/2018 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 March 16, 2018 On the Horizon … * On March 21 and 22, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health will hold...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-mar-16.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - March 2, 2018

...3/2/2018 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 March 2, 2018 On the Horizon … * March 8, House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on public health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-mar-2.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - March 23, 2018

...3/23/2018 Page 1 of 3 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 March 23, 2018 On the Horizon … * Upon passage of the final FY2018 spending bill, Congress began a two-week recess. TAKE ACTION FY...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-mar-23.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - March 9, 2018

...3/9/2018 Page 1 of 3 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 March 9, 2018 On the Horizon … * On March 15, the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2018/gr-weekly-mar-9.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - May 8, 2015

AAFP Government Relations weekly report - May 8, 2015

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-may-8.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - November 17, 2017

...11/17/2017 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 November 17, 2017 On the Horizon … * Both Chambers of Congress will be in recess next week. * On November 29, the Senate Health,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-nov-17.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - November 7

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly Update - November 7, 2014

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-Nov-7.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - October 23, 2015

Washington Update - October 23,2015

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-oct-23.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - October 6, 2017

...10/6/2017 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 October 6, 2017 On the Horizon … * October 9 is a federal holiday, and the Senate is in recess all week. * On October 11, the House...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-oct-6.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - September 15, 2017

...9/15/2017 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 September 15, 2017 On the Horizon … * The Cassidy-Graham ACA repeal bill is being readied for Senate consideration * The House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-sept-15.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - September 29, 2017

...9/29/2017 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 September 29, 2017 On the Horizon … * On October 5, Senate HELP Committee has a hearing on federal response to the opioid crisis. * On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-sept-29.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - September 8, 2017

...9/8/2017 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 September 8, 2017 On the Horizon … * 9/12 - Senate Finance: health care cost and coverage hearing. * 9/12 and 14 - Senate HELP:...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-sept-8.pdf

AAFP Washington Update for June 9, 2017

...6/9/2017 Page 1 of 5 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 On the Horizon … * A proposed rule by CMS on the 2018 Quality Payment Program is anticipated to be released in June. * June 13, Senate Health,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-june-9.pdf

AAFP Washington Update- November 10, 2017

...11/10/2017 Page 1 of 2 WASHINGTON UPDATE AAFP Government Relations - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 November 10, 2017 On the Horizon … * November 15, Senate Health, Education, Labor, Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on healthy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2017/gr-weekly-nov-10.pdf

AAFP-LtrPresElectPrimaryCare2.pdf

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Obama-LettertoPresidentElectRegardingPrimaryCare-122308.pdf

AAFP-LtrPresElectPrimaryCare2.pdf

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Obama-RegardingPrimaryCare-122308.pdf

AAFP/AMA Backgrounder: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

...Patients need access to care now. Evidence shows medication-assisted treatment (MAT) works. More people are dying from heroin and illicit fentanyl, despite a decrease in opioid prescriptions. The AMA and AAFP Urge Removing All Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-AMA-AAFP-MAT.pdf

AAP Letter to CMS in Response to RFI on Pediatric APMs - March 27, 2017

...March 27, 2017 Seema Verma, MPH, CMS Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-Ped-APMs-032717.pdf

AAP Letter to CMS on Proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System - August 24, 2016

...August 24, 2016 Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS- 1656-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Dear Acting Administrator Slavitt: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-OPPS-082416.pdf

AAP Letter to Congress on National Defense Authorization Act - September 1, 2015

...September 1, 2016 The Honorable John McCain The Honorable Mac Thornberry Chairman Chairman Senate Committee on Armed Services House Committee on Armed Services 228 Russell Senate Office Building 2216 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20515 The...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-CON-Defense-090216.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

AAP Letter to the House EandC Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee ...

...April 9, 2019 The Honorable Diane DeGette Chair House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Brett Guthrie Ranking Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HouseECOversight-InsulinPrices040919.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

AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

...No. 19-35386(L) IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT STATE OF OREGON, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. ALEX M. AZAR II, in his Official Capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al.,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

ABHC

...ABHC Alliance for Better Health Care July 26, 2007 The Honorable John D. Dingell Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce United States House of Representatives 2125 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Joe L. Barton Ranking Member Committee on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Dingell-ProgramatAHRQonComparativeDrugEffectivenessResearch-072607.pdf

About FamMedPAC

Mar 29, 2019 - Learn how FamMedPAC seeks to secure a place at the table for family physicians when legislative decisions are made.

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/about.mem.html

Access to Care

Letter to TRICARE on Access to Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Elder-AccesstoCare-111108%20.pdf

Access to Covered Medicaid Services

Letter to CMS regarding Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services, CMS-2328-P

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/sunshine/LT-CMS-Services-070511.pdf

Access to Immunizations

Letter to NCCI Regarding Edit Negatively Impacting Access to Immunizations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Rosen-NCCIVaccineCoding-022013.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/workforce/title-vii/LT-President-HealthCare-030711.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

Accountable Care Organizations

2011 State Legislation: Accountable Care Organizations

Advocacy

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

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the development of this primary care model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/acos.html

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