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Advanced SGR Draft Bill

AAFP Response to Energy and Commerce Committee Advanced SGR Draft Bill

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Upton-SGRrepeal-071613.pdf

Advancing Intraoperability

Letter to ONC regarding Advancing Interoperability

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-ONC-InteroperabilityHealthInfoExchange-041813.pdf

Advancing Primary Care Research

Jan 11, 2013 - The AAFP supports emerging research initiatives in family medicine as well as primary care training and education through organizations such as AHRQ and PCORI.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/research.html

Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education Nomination

AAFP Letter to CMS Nominating Roanne Osborne-Gaskin MD, MBA, to the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-OsborneGaskinNomination-062413.pdf

Affordable Care Act

Letter to Committee on Energy and Commerce Regarding the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Pitts-CommitteeLetterACA-121212.pdf

Affordable Health Choices Act

Summary: The Affordable Health Choices Act (Senate HELP Committee Bill)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/commission/ES-070809.pdf

Affordable Health Choices Act

Letter in Response to Senate HELP Committee Regarding the Affordable Health Choices Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-ChoicesAct-062209.pdf

Affordable Health Choices Act Response Letter

Letter in Response to Senate HELP Committee Regarding the Affordable Health Choices Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Senator-ResponseToHELPCommitteeHealthChoicesAct-062209.pdf

AFMAC Letter to Congress on FY14 Spending Priorities - December 20, 2013

Letter to Congress from the AAFP and the Council of Academic Family Medicine to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies in support of our FY 2014 spending priorities.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-FY14SpendingPriorities-122013.pdf

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

May 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the AHRQ and its vital function in the development of quality patient care and healthcare system insight.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/research/ahrq.html

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Funding

Joint Letter to Congress Regarding AHRQ Funding

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Obey-JointLettertoCongressRegardingAHRQFunding-031510.pdf

AHRQ Funding in House FY13

Joint Letter on AHRQ Funding in House FY13

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-CongressMember-AHRQFundinginHouseFY13-073012.pdf

AHRQ Funding: Congressional Letter

Letter to Congress Supporting AHRQ Funding

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Obey-LettertoCongressSupportingAHRQFunding-031507.pdf

Alcohol-and Drug-Free Colleges and Universities

...Model Alcohol- and Drug-Free Colleges and Universities Act K-175 Policy Statement K-177 Highlights Section One K-179 Short Title Section Two K-179 Legislative Findings Section Three K-180 Purpose Section Four K-180 Definitions Section Five K-180 Formulation of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Alcohol-and%20Drug-Free%20Colleges%20and%20Universities%20Act.pdf

Aligning Resources

...ALIGNING RESOURCES Limit direct graduate medical education (DGME) and indirect medical education (IME) payments to the training for first-certificate residency programs. Today, there are more than 114,000 resident physicians training in more than 150 specialties and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/GME-Aligning-Resources-090914.pdf

Alternative Health Care Plans

Executive Summary: Alternative Health Care Plans

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ES-AlternativeHealthCarePlans-072412.pdf

Alternative Payment Models -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jul 31, 2019 - The AAFP refutes the SGR as an accurate indicator of physician cost in providing patient care and recommends study of the PCMH model or other alternative payment models to inform regulatory changes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/apms.html

AMA Joint Letter to CMS on ICD-10 Plans - March 4, 2015

AMA joint letter writing CMS with concerns over the implementation plans for moving to ICD-10, that will be required for use by physicians and others starting October 1, 2015.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-ICD10-030415.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

Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Letter to the Senate 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-Senators-PublicFundAffordableHealthCare-122209.pdf

America's Affordable Health Choices Act

Letter Regarding America's Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3200)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Waxman-RegardingAffordableHealthChoicesActHR3200-071609.pdf

America's Healthy Future Act

Legislative Summary of America's Healthy Future Act, Chairman's Mark-up

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-HealthyFutureAct-092209.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

America's Healthy Future Act Legislative Summary

Legislative Summary of the Senate Finance Committee's Bill, America's Healthy Future Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-LegislativeSummaryHealthyFutureAct-092209.pdf

American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act

Joint Letter to Senate in Support of the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (HR 4213)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-TaxLoopholes-061010.pdf

Amicus Brief: Jane Doe V. Trump Re: Transgender Military Ban - October 4, 2017

...UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JANE DOE 1, et al., Plaintiffs, v. DONALD J. TRUMP, in his official capacity as President of the United States, et al., Defendants. Civil Action No. 17-cv-1597 (CKK) BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE MEDICAL,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-JaneDoeVTrump-TransgenderMilitaryBan-100417.pdf

Amicus Brief: State of California v. Azar - July 8, 2019

...No. 19-15974(L) IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT STATE OF CALIFORNIA, by and through Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALEX M. AZAR II, in his Official Capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-CaliforniaVAzar-070819.pdf

Amicus Brief: Stockman V. Trump Re: Transgender Military Ban - November 8, 2017

...1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 AMICUS BRIEF OF MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS, ET AL. CASE NO. 5:17-CV-01799-JGB-KK JENNER and BLOCK LLP Scott B....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-StockmanVTrump-TransgenderMilitaryBan-110817.pdf

Amicus Brief: Texas v United States - April 1, 2019

In defense of significant coverage gains and key patient protection provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and other leading physician organizations today filed an amicus brief in the case of Texas v. United States.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-TexasVUS-040119.pdf

Analyzing AAFP Advocacy During the 115th Congress

Sep 11, 2019 - The Academy's Government Relations team went to the Hill more than 1,000 times to fight for family medicine in 2018, and spoke out 66 times on federal regulations affecting AAFP members. Examining these critical campaigns - and crucial wins - points the way forward as the battle goes on...

Advocacy : Family Medicine Advocacy Wins

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fm-wins.html

Anatomical Pathology Billing

Issue Brief: Direct Billing of Anatomical Pathology

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/TS-Anatomical-Billing-0206.pdf

Annual Screening For Depression

Letter to Support CMS Proposal to Cover Annual Screening For Depression in Primary Care Settings That Have Staff-assisted Depression Care Supports

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-DepressionScreening-081811.pdf

Antitrust / Collective Negotiation -- Legal Issues

Jun 26, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for the update of antitrust laws impacting family physicians and for the inclusion of health insurance companies within the scope of these regulations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/antitrust.html

Antitrust Issues In Health Care

Executive Summary on Antitrust Issues in Health Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/ES-AntitrustHealth-071210.pdf

Antitrust Issues in Health Care 2010

2010 Executive Summary on Antitrust Issues in Health Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/ES-AntitrustIssues-042710.pdf

APC-APM for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Proposal to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee regarding the Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APC-APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/PR-PTAC-APC-APM-41417.pdf

Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services

Comments to CMS Regarding Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-Berwick-CommentsonMethodsforAssuringAccesstoCoveredMedicaidServices-070511.pdf

Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services

Joint Comment Letter with Physician Organizations Regarding Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Berwick-MethodsforAssuringAccesstoCoveredMedicaidServices-070511.pdf

Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services: Joint Comments

Joint Comments to HHS Regarding Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-Sebelius-JointCommentsMethodsforAssuringAccesstoCoveredMedicaidServices-062011.pdf

Attend an AAFP Advocacy Conference

Aug 14, 2017 - The AAFP hosts annual advocacy-centered events with the intent of empowering its members with the most up-to-date information on our most important issues.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/toolkit/advocacy-resources/attend.html

Avoiding Cuts to Physician Payment

Joint Letter to Congress on Avoiding Cuts to Physician Payment

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-PaymentCuts-091212.pdf

Backgrounder: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

...PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAMS RECOMMENDATION: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports implementation and use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and greater physician input into pain management regulation and legislation. The AAFP will work...

Advocacy

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

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On November 14, HRSA announced that the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program will reduce from $150,000 to $70,000 the per-resident FTE payment for Academic Year 2015-2016. The AAFP wrote to express our regret at the cut.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HRSA-THCGME-111914.pdf

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The American Academy of Family Physicians submitted its national research priorities to the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI).

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-PCORI-NationalResearchPriorities-110314.pdf

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AAFP letter to HHS and USDA in response to the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-HHS-2015Dietary-042715.pdf

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...Statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians Senate Committee on Finance Hearing on Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs July 15, 2014 The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), representing 115,900 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ST-Finance-ChronicIllness-072514.pdf

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...July 18, 2012 The Honorable Denny Rehberg Chairman, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Rehberg: Thank you for releasing your draft of the House...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Rehberg-HouseMark-071812.pdf

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...July 18, 2012 The Honorable Denny Rehberg Chairman, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Rehberg: Thank you for releasing your draft of the House...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Rehberg-FY13HouseMark-071812.pdf

Building the Family Physician Workforce

Jan 11, 2013 - The AAFP believes that primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation. We work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support this vocation.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce.html

Burdensome Regulations

AAFP Response to HHS on Burdensome Regulations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Regulations-101013.pdf

Burdensome Signature Requirements

Letter to CMS Regarding Reducing Burdensome Signature Requirements

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ST-CMS-Signature-062311.pdf

Bureau of Health Professionals Performance Data Collection

Joint Letter to HRSA Regarding Bureau of Health Professionals Performance Data Collection

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HRSA-DataCollection-071211.pdf

Burr-Hagan Bill (S.579)

Letter to Senate Regarding Opposition of the Burr-Hagan Bill (S. 579)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Senator-OppositionofBurrHaganBillS579-042909.pdf

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...1 Members of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) also provided input and suggestions to the drafters of the Model Act. The language and content of this draft Model State Emergency Health Powers Act do not represent the official policy, endorsement, or views of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/State%20Emergency%20Health%20Powers%20Act.pdf

California Health in All Policies Executive Order

...EXECUTIVE ORDER S-04-10 WHEREAS the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) was established to enhance collaboration between state agencies in their work to improve air and water quality, protect natural resources and agricultural lands, increase the availability of affordable housing,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/CaliforniaHealthAllPoliciesExecutiveOrder%20.pdf

Cancellations and Registration Refunds

Oct 15, 2016 - Need to cancel your registration for an Advocacy conference? Here you can learn the policy on cancellations and refunds.

Advocacy : Cancellations and Registration Refunds

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/cancellations.html

Care Management

Medicaid: Care Management

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-MedicaidCareManagement-022806.pdf

Carrier Contracts; Required Provisions Regarding Prior Authorization

...2015 SESSION ENROLLED 1 VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER 2 An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 38.2-3407.15:2, relating to health 3 insurance; carrier business practices; prior authorization provisions. 4 [H 1942] 5 Approved 6 Be it...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/hit/CarrierContractsRequiredProvisionsRegardingPriorAuthorization.pdf

CCC and TCM Codes

Joint Letter to CMS Regarding CCC and TCM Codes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMSonCCCandTCM-120312.pdf

Cell Phone Lobbying

...Cell Phone Lobbying When your legislator’s office needs information on an issue, nothing can replace a simple conversation. A personal phone call can not only help you get information directly to an elected official, but allows them to ask question as well. Follow these guidelines to...

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/fman/impact/phone-lobbying.mem.html

Center for State Policy Backgrounder on Graduate Medical Education

...GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION What is Graduate Medical Education? Graduate medical education (GME) is the training that medical school residents receive in more than 1,000 of the nation’s teaching hospitals and teaching health centers. These teaching facilities vary in size and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-GraduateMedicalEducation-103017.pdf

Center for State Policy Backgrounder on Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

...PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAMS RECOMMENDATION: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports implementation and use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and greater physician input into pain management regulation and legislation. The AAFP will work...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-PDMPs-103017.pdf

Center for State Policy Backgrounder on Student Loan Repayment Programs

...STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS AAFP Recommendation The AAFP promotes the expansion of the workforce needed to ensure that all Americans have access to a primary care patient-centered medical home. Currently, debt incurred by pursuing medical training (including leading up to, during...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/BKG-StudentLoanRepaymentPrograms-103017.pdf

Center for State Policy Backgrounder on the Children’s Health Insurance Program

...CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (CHIP) What is CHIP? The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is administered by the states and is jointly funded by federal and state government. States are permitted to use funds to create a separate CHIP program, expand their Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/BKG-CHIP-103017.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

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

CGS Health Benefit Exchange

...104 The Council of State Governments Health Benefit Exchange This Act establishes the governance, structure, and funding of the Health Benefit Exchange, a public corporation and independent unit of government created to (1) reduce the number of uninsured; (2) facilitate the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/coverage/CSGHealth%20Benefit%20Exchange.pdf

CGS Heath System Transformation

...76th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2011 Regular Session Enrolled House Bill 3650 Sponsored by JOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION CHAPTER ................................................. AN ACT Relating to health; creating new provisions; amending ORS...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/coverage/CSGHealth%20System%20Transformation.pdf

Challenge for Small Medical Practices

Testimony to House Regarding the Challenge for Small Medical Practices

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/TS-House-Challenges-070809.pdf

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Scope of Practice for Pharmacists

Jul 18, 2019 - In this webcast, the representatives from the AAFP, AMA, and Idaho AFP lead a discussion about state efforts to expand pharmacists’ scope of practice and best practices to address this legislative trend.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-scope-pharmacists.mem.html

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Section 1332 Waivers

Feb 21, 2019 - In this webcast, hear from experts on 1332 waivers, recent changes, and implications on insurance markets.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-section-1332-waivers.mem.html

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Vaccine Exemptions

Apr 22, 2019 - During this webcast, hear from experts on vaccine exemption trends and chapter experiences while advocating for strong vaccine laws.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-vaccine-exemptions.mem.html

Childhood Obesity Initiative

Letter to Michelle Obama Regarding Support of the Childhood Obesity Initiative

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-Obama-SupportofChildhoodObesityInitiative-020410.pdf

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Jun 20, 2019 - Caring for uninsured children through Medicaid is a vital part of the current primary care system. The AAFP supports the continuing development and improvement of the CHIP initiative.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca/chip.html

CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program

Letter to AHRQ on the CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-Clancy-CHIPRAPediatricQualityMeasuresProgram-011211.pdf

Chronic Care

Comments to HHS Regarding Chronic Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ST-Parekh-RegardingChronicCare-061610.pdf

Clinical Quality Measures

Letter to CMS Regarding Proposed Use of Clinical Quality Measures

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-ClinicalQualityMeasures-040513.pdf

CME and Proposed Transparency Reports

Joint Letter to CMS Focusing on CME in regards to the Proposed Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/sunshine/LT-CMS-CME-021611.pdf

CMS Response Latter to AAFP on Provider Directories

CMS letter to the AAFP regarding the frequency of updates to health plan issuer's provider directories for Medicare Advantage and Marketplace plans

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMSResponse-Networks-130315.pdf

CMS Response Letter to AAFP on Physician Payment Transpaency - April 12, 2016

CMS response to the AAFP regarding transparency in physician payments

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS2AAFP-Transparency-041216.pdf

CMS Response on Medical Records in TCM Code - June 20, 2015

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/CMS-LT-TCM-062016.pdf

CMS Response to AAFP on Diabetic Testing Supplies - July 20, 2016

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-CMS-AAFP-DiabetesSupplies-072516.pdf

CMS Response to AAFP on MACRA - December 1, 2016

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMSResponse-MACRA-121016.pdf

CMS Response to AAFP on Part B Coverage of Vaccines - July 9, 2015

On July 9, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services replied to the AAFP's letter dated May 28, 2015 concerning Medicare Part B Coverage for ACIP recommended vaccines.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-CMStoAAFP-PartB-070915.pdf

CMS Response to AAFP Request to Revise COverage and Payment Policies - Octovber 20, 2015

CMS response to AAFP's September 16 letter requesting CMS review and revise its coverage and payment policies to recognize ambulatory primary care physicians as specialists for the purposes of consulting on their hospitalized patients and to allow for payment when a consultation is ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/CMS-LT-Coverage-102015.pdf

CMS to AAFP on Prescription Drug Affordability - April 21, 2016

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-AAFP-RxAffordability-042116.pdf

CMS-2328-P

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

Advocacy

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

CO Model for Direct Primary Care

...HOUSE BILL 17-1115 BY REPRESENTATIVE(S) Buck and Ginal, McKean, Arndt, Becker K., Beckman, Bridges, Buckner, Carver, Coleman, Danielson, Esgar, Exum, Garnett, Gray, Hamner, Herod, Hooton, Humphrey, Jackson, Kennedy, Kraft-Tharp, Landgraf, Lawrence, Lebsock, Lee, Leonard, Lontine,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/workforce/CODPC.pdf

Coalition letter supporting FDA jurisdiction over nicotine delivery devices.

A detailed coalition letter of 24 health groups expressing support for the FDA to have full jurisdiction over all nicotine delivery devices.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-JT-FDA-ECigs-080814.pdf

Coalition Letter to CEC on Regulation of Medical Apps

...April 16, 2014 The Honorable Fred Upton Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives 2125 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Upton: In response to your request for feedback on the Sensible Oversight for Technology Which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-CEC-MedicalApps-041614.pdf

Coalition Letter to CMS on 90-Day Marketplace Grace Period

...March 5, 2014 Marilyn Tavenner Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445-G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Concerns regarding 90-day grace period in ACA-subsidized...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/LT-CMS-90DayMarketplaceGracePeriod-030514.pdf

Coalition Letter to Congressional Leaders Supporting Insurance Market Stabilization, ...

...April 13, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/Joint%20Letter%20to%20Congress%20on%20Insurance%20Market%20Stabilization%20and%20CHIP%20Reauthorization%20-%20April%2013,%202017.pdf

Coalition Letter to NAIC on Prescription Drug Benefit Management Model Act - November ...

...1 November 30, 2017 The Honorable Al Redmer, Jr. Commissioner Maryland Insurance Administration 200 Saint Paul Place Suite 2700 Baltimore, MD 21202-2272 The Honorable Lori R. Wing-Heier Commissioner Division of Insurance 550 West 7th Avenue...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-NAIC-PrescriptionDrugBenefitMgmtModelAct-113017.pdf

Coalition Letter to Senate Leadership on the American Health Care Act - June 21, 2017

...June 21, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Orrin Hatch Chairman Committee on Finance United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable John Cornyn Majority Whip United States Senate Washington, DC 20510...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Senate-PartnershipMedicaidAHCA-062117.pdf

Collaborative Practice Agreements Between Physicians and Phramacists

...The Council of State Governments 150 Collaborative Practice Agreements Between Physicians and Pharmacists The Act (Sections 1, 9) allows the practice of collaborative drug therapy management by a pharmacist. A pharmacist is allowed to perform patient care functions for a...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/workforce/CSGCollaborative%20Practice%20Agreements%20Between%20Physicians%20and%20Pharmacists.pdf

Comments Regarding Modification to the HIPAA Rules

Comments Regarding Modification to the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules Under Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/ST-Modification-081910.pdf

Commitment to Title VII

Testimony for House Appropriations Labor/HHS Education Subcommittee on Title VII

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-House-HHS-050109.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 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 Research Priorities

Statement to AHRQ on Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/ST-AgencyHealthcareResearchandQuality-AHRQonComparativeEffectivenessResearchPriorities-040309.pdf

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