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Prescription Drug Issues

Aug 19, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug issues are a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/rxabuse.html

Health Insurance Marketplaces and CO-OPs

Aug 8, 2019 - The AAFP supports the increase to primary care access through health care marketplaces and consumer operated and oriented plans as presented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Women's Health

Aug 8, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women, and call upon the insurance industry to support this standard of care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/women.html

Electronic Health Records

Aug 7, 2019 - The AAFP believes that EMRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the patient centered medical home model of care delivery, and supports meaningful use efforts.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/emr.html

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Aug 7, 2019 - Reducing the administrative burden on physicians is an important step toward reducing the cost of health care. The AAFP supports simplifying reimbursement processes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Aug 7, 2019 - The AAFP refutes the SGR as an accurate indicator of physician cost in providing patient care and recommends study of the PCMH model to inform regulatory changes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medical Home

Aug 5, 2019 - The AAFP believes that the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care, and supports the advancement of this primary care delivery system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Graduate Medical Education

Aug 5, 2019 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

Aug 2, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for public health and prevention policies that support the work of family physicians and primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/environmental.html

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jul 31, 2019 - The AAFP summarizes details of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including regulatory requirements.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare/internal/medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

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/backgrounders/webcast-scope-pharmacists.mem.html

Medicaid

Jul 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for fair and effective regulations impacting family physicians and patients served by this vital program that provides health care for vulnerable populations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicaid.html

Medical Student Debt

Jul 15, 2019 - The cost of medical education can impact the specialty of family medicine. The AAFP supports alternative funding strategies for family medicine students.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

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

Tobacco Use

Jun 26, 2019 - Primary care physicians play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction, as well as influencing legislation that promotes public health.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/tobacco.html

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Jun 20, 2019 - The AAFP provides information for family physicians as health care reform established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

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

Transparency -- Legal Issues

Jun 6, 2019 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a simplified process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Vaccines/Immunizations

Jun 6, 2019 - Affordable access to preventive care, including vaccinations and immunizations, is a central primary care health concern which deserves federal support.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/immunization.html

National Prevention Strategy

Jun 6, 2019 - The AAFP supports the efforts of the NPS to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/prevstrategy.html

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

Safety and Violence

May 13, 2019 - Primary care providers play a crucial role in responding to safety and violence concerns. The AAFP shares policies relevant to the care of these situations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/safety.html

Scope of Practice

May 6, 2019 - The AAFP believes that the family physician is uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing primary care for patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

2019 Donors by Recognition Level

Aug 8, 2019 - 2019 FamMedPAC donors by club level

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2019bylevel.mem.html

Medicare Coverage

Aug 7, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for primary care physicians and their patients by calling for expanded health care coverage, including medicare coverage.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicare.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/backgrounders/webcast-vaccine-exemptions.mem.html

VoterVoice: State Chapter Advocacy Tools

Apr 22, 2019 - In this webcast, ;earn more about VoterVoice capabilities and the services available to chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-votervoice.mem.html

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

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

Apr 15, 2019 - The AAFP calls on Congress to increase funding for this vital GME program and protect it as a fiscal commitment in the years to come.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/title-vii.html

State Legislative Issue Backgrounders

Jul 26, 2019 - State Legislative Issue Backgrounders from the AAFP Center for State Policy

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders.html

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

Primary Care Caucus

Jul 8, 2019 - The Primary Care Caucus focuses its efforts on an approach to advance primary care that is comprehensive, continuous, and connected.

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/primary-care-caucus.html

Obesity Treatment

Mar 5, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address the significant health impact of obesity.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/obesity.html

Interoperability

Feb 12, 2019 - The AAFP seeks to keep physicians concerns central as information technologies are integrated into an effective, patient centered health care system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/emr/interoperability.html

Patient Privacy -- Legal Issues

Feb 12, 2019 - The AAFP provides family physicians with information regarding HIPAA regulations and monitors its impact on primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Direct Primary Care -- Physician Payment Advocacy

May 20, 2019 - The AAFP supports the physician choice to provide health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the DPC practice setting.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

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

Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2019 - e book Health Care For All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/hc-primer.mem.html

Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2019 - e book Health Care For All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/advocacy/act/hc-primer.mem.html

Medical Liability -- Legal Issues

Dec 19, 2018 - The AAFP supports the reform of medical liability and litigation regulations that continue to have a negative impact on the cost of health care for patients and physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

StateScape 101: How to Effectively Use StateScape to Aid in Your State’s Legislative ...

Apr 1, 2019 - In this webcast, hear from StateScape Representative Chris Barnewolt on how best to use the StateScape tool to assist with your state’s legislative advocacy.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-statescape.mem.html

Open Payments / Physician Sunshine Act -- Legal Issues

Dec 4, 2018 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws like open payments and the Sunshine Act, but advocates for a simplified process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/transparency/sunshine.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/backgrounders/webcast-section-1332-waivers.mem.html

Speak Out

Jan 29, 2019 - The AAFP has made it easy for you to reach out to Congress with our Speak Out tool. View active Speak Outs and lend your voice to causes you care about.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/toolkit/advocacy-resources/speak-out.mem.html

Speak Out

Jan 29, 2019 - The AAFP has made it easy for you to reach out to Congress with our Speak Out tool. View active Speak Outs and lend your voice to causes you care about.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/advocacy/involved/toolkit/advocacy-resources/speak-out.mem.html

Medical Advocacy

Oct 2, 2018 - Learn about the American Academy of Family Physicians' actions to advance the practice of family medicine and act on behalf of family physicians.

Advocacy

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

Start with State Advocacy

Jan 15, 2019 - A curation point of state advocacy resources, toolkits, and information to help in advocating both at the state and federal levels.

Advocacy : On the State Front

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

2018 Donors by Recognition Level

Jan 8, 2019 - 2018 FamMedPAC donors by club level

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2018bylevel.mem.html

Model Legislation

Jan 4, 2019 - Model legislation information for state chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/model-legislation.html

Model Legislation

Jan 4, 2019 - Model legislation information for state chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/model-legislation.workforce.0.html

Telehealth

Dec 20, 2018 - Follow developing payment policies supporting the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communications.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/telehealth.html

Family Medicine PAC

Aug 8, 2018 - FamMedPAC is the only political action committee focused on family medicine. Join us as we advocate on behalf of family physicians and their patients.

Advocacy : Contribute

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

Meet with Legislators

Jul 19, 2018 - Reaching out to your legislator is easier than you might think, and can increase the visibility and importance of family medicine to those in Congress.

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Congressional Bill Tracker

Jul 10, 2018 - See which bills have the potential to impact you and where your legislators stand on the issues with the AAFP's bill tracker.

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/bill-tracker.html

End-of-Life Care

Mar 20, 2018 - Learn how the AAFP is supporting federal efforts to cover voluntary discussions between physicians and patients about advance care plans.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/end-of-life.html

Webcast: Primary Care Spend

May 25, 2018 - In this webcast, the AAFP leads a discussion around primary care spend and advocacy resources available to chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-primary-care-spend.mem.html

Webcast: Prescription Drug Pricing

May 25, 2018 - In this webcast, the AAFP leads a discussion on prescription drug pricing legislation across the states.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-rx-drug-pricing.mem.html

Webcast: Medicaid-to-Medicare Parity

May 24, 2018 - IIn the webcast, the AAFP leads a discussion around Medicaid-to-Medicare Parity and advocacy resources available to chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-medicaid-medicare-parity.mem.html

Webcast: Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners

May 24, 2018 - In this webcast, the AAFP leads a discussion around the state legislative landscape of scope of practice for nurse practitioners and advocacy resources available to chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-scope-nps.mem.html

Medicaid and 1115 Waivers: Information the Conversation from a Primary Care Perspective

May 18, 2018 - In this webcast, the AAFP leads a discussion on legislation influence opportunities on Medicaid and 1115 waivers.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-medicaid-1115-waivers.mem.html

FamMedPAC Board of Directors

Jan 25, 2018 - Review a list of those serving on the Board of Directors for FamMedPAC, and learn how you can offer to serve.

Advocacy : Contribute

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

FamMedPAC Donor Recognition

Jan 25, 2018 - FamMedPAC proudly recognizes AAFP members who advocate for family medicine through their financial support.

Advocacy : Contribute

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

Impacting Policy as a Family Physician

Apr 19, 2018 - Calls to action related to policy change for FMAN members, including social media tips, learning the legislative process, and a congressional directory.

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Social Media Tips

Apr 19, 2018 - Tips for family physicians to leverage social media when advocating for family medicine policy.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/fman/impact/social-tips.mem.html

Advocacy Home New

Apr 4, 2018 - AAFP Advocacy

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/advocacy-home-new.html

2017 Donors by State Chapter

Sep 5, 2017 - A listing of 2017 FamMedPac donors by AAFP State Chapter.

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2017bystate.mem.html

Tweet Your Legislators

Oct 2, 2017 - Get involved! Find your Congress person's Twitter handle and tweet them on the issues important to you and family medicine.

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Share the power of family medicine

May 2, 2017 - Unite with us today and tell everyone you know that family physicians are here to help America.

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/staywellsoon.html

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

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

State Legislative Tracker

Dec 15, 2016 - AAFP State Legislative Tracker

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/state-tracker.mem.html

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