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2008 Medicare Fee Schedule

Comments to CMS on Proposed 2008 Medicare Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-2008FeeSchedule-082407.pdf

2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of Key Provisions of the Proposed Rule on the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2010ProposedRuleMedicare-070809.pdf

2011 Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS regarding Final 2011 Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-FinalSchedule-122210.pdf

2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to OMB Regarding 2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Zients-2012BudgetandAffordableCareAct-091610.pdf

2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to OMB Regarding 2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-OMB-BudgetAct-021210.pdf

2012 Medicare eRx Program

Joint Letter to CMS Regarding the Proposed Rule on the 2012 Medicare eRx Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/prescribing/LT-Berwick-RxProgram-072511.pdf

2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS Regarding a Code Change in the Final 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CodeChange-122011.pdf

2012 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of 2012 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/ES-2012PhysicianFeeSchedule.pdf

2013 Home Health Regulation

Letter to CMS Regarding Face-to-Face Documentation Changes Within the Proposed 2013 Home Health Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-DocumentChanges-082912.pdf

2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS on the Proposed 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-FeeSchedule-082212.pdf

2013 Physician Fee Schedule

2013 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2013FinalFeeSchedule-0113.pdf

2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of Proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2014ProposedFeeSchedule-071913.pdf

2014 Proposed IPPS Regulation

CAFM Letter to CMS on Graduate Medical Education Provisions Within 2014 Proposed IPPS Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Tavenner-GMEProvisions-062413.pdf

2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to the CMS 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2104ProposedMPFS-082913.pdf

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

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

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

2020 FamMedPAC Candidate Questionnaire

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE FamMedPAC 2020 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE 1133 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 1100 Washington, D.C. 20036 Dear Candidate: Thank you for taking the time to answer the FamMedPAC 2018...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/fammedpac/restricted/CandidateQuestionnaire.pdf

2020 FamMedPAC Candidate Questionnaire

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE FamMedPAC 2020 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE 1133 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 1100 Washington, D.C. 20036 Dear Candidate: Thank you for taking the time to answer the FamMedPAC 2018...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/fammedpac/restricted/CandidateQuestionnaire.pdf

AAFP 2015 Statement on SGR Policies - January 21, 2015

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

Advocacy

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

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...Before the Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives Regarding The Looming Challenge for Small Medical Practices: The Future Physician Shortage and How Health Care Reforms Can Address the Problem Presented By Lori Heim, MD, FAAFP President-elect...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-ChallengeForSmallMedicalPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...Before the Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives Regarding The Looming Challenge for Small Medical Practices: The Future Physician Shortage and How Health Care Reforms Can Address the Problem Presented By Lori Heim, MD, FAAFP President-elect...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-CommittSmallBusiness-ChallengeForSmallMedicalPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...Before the Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives Regarding The Looming Challenge for Small Medical Practices: The Future Physician Shortage and How Health Care Reforms Can Address the Problem Presented By Lori Heim, MD, FAAFP President-elect...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-House-SmallPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP Administrative Simplification Principles Letter to the Senate HELP Committee - ...

...July 31, 2018 The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HELP-HC-AdminSpending-073118.pdf

AAFP analysis on the CMS release of Medicare Physician Payment Data - April 18, 2014

Following the release of Medicare Part B claims data, the AAFP provides the following information on the AAFP’s policy on transparency, how physicians should interpret the data or discuss it with patients, local media, or colleagues in order to better inform their practice operations.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/sunshine/ES-CMS-MedicarePhysicianPaymentData-041814.pdf

AAFP and Alabama AFP Letter to AL Medicaid on Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver Application ...

...April 2, 2018 The Honorable Gretel Felton Deputy Commissioner, Beneficiary Services Alabama Medicaid Agency 501 Dexter Avenue, P.O. Box 5624 Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5624 Dear Commissioner Felton: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-ALMedicaid-Section1115Waiver-040218.pdf

AAFP and Alabama AFP Letter to HHS on Section 1115 Waiver Application - October 18, 2018

...October 18, 2018 The Honorable Alex M. Azar, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Alabama Medicaid Workforce Initiative - Section 1115 Demonstration Application Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-HHS-Section1115-101818.pdf

AAFP and Florida AFP Letter to HHS on Section 1115 Waiver Application - June 1, 2018

...June 1, 2018 The Honorable Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Florida Section 1115 Waiver Amendment Request: Draft Proposal to Eliminate the Three- Month Medicaid Retroactive...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-HSS-FloridaRetroactiveEligibilitySection1115Waiver-060118.pdf

AAFP and Territory Chapter Letter to EandC Health Subcommittee on U.S. Territory ...

...June 19, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chairwoman House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Eshoo...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-ECHealth-MedicaidTerritoryFunding-061919.pdf

AAFP and VTAFP Letter in Support of VT HB 89 - February 12, 2019

...February 12, 2019 The Honorable Mitzi Johnson Speaker House of Representatives 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633 The Honorable William Lippert Jr. Chair House Committee on Health Care 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 0563 Dear Representatives, On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-JohnsonLippert-Vermont-H89-021219.pdf

AAFP and VTAFP Letter in Support of VT HB 89 and SB 53 - February 12, 2019

...February 12, 2019 The Honorable Tim Ashe President Pro Tempore Senate 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633 The Honorable Virginia Lyons Chair Senate Committee on Health and Welfare 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 0563 Dear Senators, On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-AsheLippert-Vermont-021219.pdf

AAFP Bacgrounder: Vaccine Exemptions

...VACCINE EXEMPTIONS The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports immunizations for infants, children, adolescents and adults as defined by recommendations set forth in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. With...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/Bkg-VaccineExemptions.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder- Tobacco

...Trends in Tobacco Legislation Recommendation • The AAFP recognizes that the majority of states have laws restricting the sale of cigarettes to minors and commends those states. The AAFP urges the federal government and states to enact laws restricting the sale of tobacco products...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: AAFP Backgrounder: Graduate Medical Education Legislation in the ...

...Graduate Medical Education Background The federal government annually spends billions, according to the Government Accountability Office, to fund graduate medical education (GME) residency training for physicians to ensure physician supply and access to care. Medicare GME funding is...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-GME116thCongress.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AAFP Position American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. The DPC model is consistent...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/BKG-DPC.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Education and Training - Family Physicians vs Nurse Practitioners

...Education and Training: Family Physicians versus Nurse Practitioners Most Nurse Practitioners (NP)-also known as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)-receive their education typically through a one-and-an-half to three-year degree program...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/FPvsNP.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Environmental Health and Climate Change

...ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE AAFP Position In recognition of the serious adverse health consequences resulting from pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and ozone layer depletion, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends strong action on all...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/BKG-EnvironmentalHealthClimateChange.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Gun Violence Prevention Research

...Gun Violence Prevention Research Background According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more people died from firearm injuries in the United States in 2017 than in any other year since at least 1968. Nearly two-thirds were suicides. The AAFP sees gun...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-GunViolencePreventionResearch.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Health Insurance Marketplaces

...HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced a number of reforms to ensure greater access to health insurance for all Americans. The ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplaces provide a comprehensive one- stop resource for consumers to research insurance plans,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/BKG-Exchanges.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Immunizations

...IMMUNIZATIONS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports immunizations for infants, children, adolescents, and adults as defined by recommendations set forth in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/BKG-Immunizations.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

...Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health AAFP Position The AAFP supports full legal equality for same-gender families, including individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT), and access to health care that addresses health disparities...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/BKG-LGBTHealth.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Maintenance of Certification

...Maintenance of Certification Board certification is a voluntary process administered by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and acts as an indicator of physician quality and safety in a specialty medical field. Previously, the board certification process for many boards...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-MOC.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

...MARIJUANA The AAFP is dedicated to helping physicians provide quality and individualized care through a variety of treatments that satisfy the needs of their patients. Despite the limited body of research supporting the medical properties of marijuana, a growing number of patients...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-Marijuana.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Expansion

...MEDICAID EXPANSION Traditional Medicaid Expansion As of March 2019, more than 72 million individuals are enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.1 As of December 2016, nearly 20 million people gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).2 The greatest declines in the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidExpansion.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Primary Care Payment Parity

...MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE PAYMENT RECOMMENDATION American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician. Background Low Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/BKG-MedicaidPrimaryCarePaymentParity.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Work Requirements

...MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has long advocated for preserving and strengthening Medicaid, a program upon which many vulnerable Americans rely. Recent efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries conflict...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidWorkRequirements.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medical Liability

...MEDICAL LIABILITY REFORM Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the trust that patients invest into their relationships with their family physicians. Medical liability laws exist to allow patients to seek recompense when physicians or other...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/BKG-MedicalLiability.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Pharmaceutical Pricing and Transparency

...DRUG PRICING AND TRANSPARENCY AAFP Position The AAFP has long supported legislation to ensure the availability of effective, safe, and affordable prescription medications. The AAFP is a member of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP), a nonpartisan coalition of nonprofit...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/transparency/BKG-PharmaceuticalPricingTransparency.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Pharmacy Gag Clauses

...PHARMACY GAG CLAUSES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports a variety of measures to increase transparency and promote affordability of critical medications. The AAFP recognizes the potential of affordable generic medications as a cost-effective...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/BKG-PharmacyGagClauses.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Primary Care Spend

...PRIMARY CARE SPEND What is Primary Care? Primary care is the essential foundation of a successful, sustainable health care system and is provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/BKG-PrimaryCareSpend.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prior Authorization

...PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND STEP THERAPY Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) calls on prior authorization to be standardized and universally electronic to promote efficiency and reduce administrative burdens. The manual, time- consuming processes currently...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-PriorAuthorization.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Scope of Practice - Assistant Physicians

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - ASSISTANT PHYSICIAN Background In 2014, Missouri became the first state in the nation to enact legislation creating the new professional designation of assistant physician. The Missouri law allows assistant physicians to provide primary care services to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-AssistantPhysicians.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Scope of Practice - Naturopathic Providers

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - NATUROPATHIC PROVIDERS Recommendation The AAFP believes that naturopathic theory and practice are not based upon knowledge widely accepted by the scientific community. Naturopathic education does not prepare practitioners to properly and accurately diagnose or...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Naturopathic.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Scope of Practice - Nurse Practitioners

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - NURSE PRACTITIONERS Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the nursing profession and we believe that the nurse practitioner should function in an integrated practice arrangement under the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-NursePractitioners.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Scope of Practice - Pharmacists

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - PHARMACISTS Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the evolving complexity and proliferation of pharmaceutical agents and the important role pharmacists play in the delivery of high- quality health care. The pharmacy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-Pharmacists.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Scope of Practice - Physician Assistants

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the physician assistant (PA) profession and believes that physician assistants should function in an integrated practice arrangement with...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-PhysicianAssistants.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1115 Waivers

...SECTION 1115 DEMONSTRATION WAIVERS What is a Section 1115 Waiver? Section 1115 of the Social Security Act provides the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services with authority to approve experimental, pilot, or demonstration projects that promote the objectives of the Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-Section1115Waivers.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1332 Waivers

...SECTION 1332 WAIVERS What is a Section 1332 Waiver? Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to waive certain parts of the law to implement innovative ways to improve access to high quality, affordable health insurance. These State Innovation Waivers allow states...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/BKG-Section1332StateInnovationWaivers.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Standard Primary Care Benefit in High Deductible Health Plans

...Standard Primary Care Benefit in High Deductible Health Plans Background As individuals, families, and employers struggle with the escalating costs of health care coverage, many are seeking high-deductible health plans (HDHP) as a means of securing affordable coverage. In 2017,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/BKG-StandardPrimaryCareBenefitHDHP.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Supervised Injection Sites

...SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, as well as combatting opioid dependence and other substance use disorders. The AAFP supports syringe exchange programs, the...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Teaching Health Centers

...Teaching Health Centers Background The THCGME program, currently administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides funding to increase the number of primary care medical and dental residents training in community-based settings across the country....

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Telemedicine - June 7, 2018

...TELEMEDICINE Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports expanded use of telemedicine as an appropriate and efficient means of improving health, when conducted within the context of appropriate standards of care. Payment models should support patient...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/BKG-Telemedicine.pdf

AAFP Chapter Sign-On Letter to Congress Urging Passage of H.R. 4015 / S. 2000 - ...

AAFP Chapter Sign-On Letter to Congress Urging Passage of H.R. 4015 / S. 2000 - February 26, 2014

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-House-SGRChapterSignOn-022614.pdf

AAFP Comment Letter on 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 28, 2018

...December 28, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1693-IFC P.O. Box 8010 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2019FinalMPFS-122818.pdf

AAFP Comment to MACPAC on CIP

AAFP comment letter to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) per MACPAC's request for stakeholder comments

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-MACPAC-CHIP-121914.pdf

AAFP Comments on 2015 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The AAFP comment letter to CMS on the 2015 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-ProposedMPFS2015-082614.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on MSSP/ACO Proposed Rule - October 15, 2018

...October 15, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1701-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 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-ACO-MSSP-101518.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2018 Inpatient Proposed Rule

...June 8, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Room 445-G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-IPPSProposedRule-060817.pdf

AAFP Congressional Primary Care Caucus

...Congressional Primary Care Caucus Background The AAFP believes that this bipartisan caucus will make great strides in educating legislators, staff, and the public on primary care issues, experiences, and concerns such as: • Information Congress needs to know about what...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/BKG-CongressionalPrimaryCareCaucus.pdf

AAFP Cover Letter to CMS on MACRA RFI - November 9, 2015

AAFP response to the CMS request for information regarding implementation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), promotion of Alternative Payment Models (APM), and incentive payments for participation in eligible APMs

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MACRA-Cover110915.pdf

AAFP Dear Colleague Letter on AHRQ Appropriations for FY 2019 - March 19, 2018

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-FY19DearColleagueAHRQAppropriations-031918.pdf

AAFP Digest on SGR Repeal Legislation - December 15, 2013

...SGR-REPEAL LEGISLATION Government Relations Division - 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Suite 1100) - Washington, DC 20036 December 2013 Digest of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act (S. 1871) as approved by the Senate Finance Committee (on December 12), and the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-AAFPSummarySGRRepealLegislation-121513.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of Alternative Payment Models - March 14, 2017

...Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment January 2017 The U.S. health care system is undergoing an intense period of transformation...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/ES-AdvancedPrimaryCare-121316.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of MACRA Final Rule - October 24, 2016

...Executive Summary of the MACRA Final Rule On October 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that implements the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) called for in the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-MACRAFinal-102416.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of Payment Provisions in the Proposed 2015 MPFS -July 10, 2014

...Summary of Open Payment provisions within the 2015 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule Executive Summary On July 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates for services furnished under the Medicare...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-OpenPayments-ProposedMPFS2015-071014.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of Proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 13, 2016

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

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-MPFS2017-071316.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 5, 2014

...Summary of the 2015 final Medicare physician fee schedule Table of Contents: Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………………………………….1 Chronic Care Management (CCM) services………….……………………………………………...………1-3 Medicare Telehealth Services……………………………….……………………………………...….…..…3-4 Misvalued...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2015MPFS-110514.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the 2018 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

...Executive Summary of the 2018 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, as well as a related press release and fact sheet. The American Academy of Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2018ProposedMPFS-071917.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the 2018 Proposed QPP Rule

...Executive Summary of the CMS Proposed Rule- 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program On June 20, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule (link expires 6/30) regarding the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP). As part of this release, the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2018ProposedQPP-062317.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 18, 2018

...Initial Summary of the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put on display the 2019 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B. In conjunction...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2019ProposedMPFS-071818.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the CMS Final Rule: QPP Year 2 - November 8, 2017

...Executive Summary of the CMS Final Rule- Quality Payment Program Year 2 On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interim final rule with comment period regarding the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP). Further comments on certain sections...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2018FinalQPP-11817.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the Proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 10, ...

...Summary of payment provisions within the 2015 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule Table of Contents: Executive Summary……………………………….………………………………………………………………1 Chronic Care Management (CCM) services………….……………………………………………………...1-3 Medicare Telehealth...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-ProposedMPFS2015-071014.pdf

AAFP Fact Sheet on the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Program

...Since inception, the THCGME program has trained over 1,000 new primary care physicians and dentists across the country. THCGME Graduates 64 percent are practicing in a primary care setting - nearly double the national average for all physicians. 58 percent are practicing in...

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

AAFP FamMedPAC Report - September 2016

...Message from the Chair Thanks to your support, FamMedPAC is well on its way to setting both fundraising and political contribution amount records in the 2016 election cycle. We received our largest contributions to date in 2015, and if we can keep up the pace in 2016, we will reach our...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/fammedpac/restricted/FamMedPAC_September2016.pdf

AAFP FAQ on All-Payer Claims Database (APCD)

...What is an All-Payer Claims Database (APCD)? APCDs are statewide health insurance claims data repositories. They are used to collect health insurance claims information from the vast majority of health care payers in a state. Once collected, the data may be released to organizations for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/APCD-FAQ.pdf

AAFP FY2017 House LHHSE Appropriations Testimony - April 15, 2016

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

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

AAFP FY2017 Senate LHHSE Appropriations Testimony - April 15, 2016

On April 15, 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 2017 appropriations bill to promote the efficient, effective delivery of patient-centered care by ...

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

AAFP Givernment Relations Weekly Report

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report - March 13, 2015

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-mar-13.pdf

AAFP Goverment Relations Summary of President's Budget Request for FY 2019 - February ...

...GR Summary: President’s Budget Request for FY2019 On February 12, 2018, President Donald Trump transmitted his 2019 budget request to the Congress. Overall, the cuts proposed in this year’s request are less severe than last year’s, but the budget still calls for a $3.6 trillion...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-GRSummaryPresidentBudgetRequestFY2019-021318.pdf

AAFP Goverment Relations Weekly Report - March 20, 2015

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-mar-20.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly Report - May 30, 2014

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-May-30.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...4/16/2010 Page 1 of 3 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Division of Government Relations - 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036 April 16, 2010 IN THIS REPORT… 1. President Signs Extension of Medicare SGR Patch 2. HIT Provision Included in Payment Extension...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-April-16.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...9/7/2010 Page 1 of 3 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Division of Government Relations - 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036 April 23, 2010 IN THIS REPORT… 1. President Nominates Donald Berwick, MD to Head CMS 2. Senate Budget Blueprint More Austere Than...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-April-23.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Division of Government Relations - 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036 April 30, 2010 IN THIS REPORT… 1. NIH Director Warns House Appropriators of Funding Crunch in FY 2011 2. FamMedPAC Takes Our Message To Federal Legislators 3....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-April-30.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Division of Government Relations - 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036 August 13, 2010 IN THIS REPORT… 1. President Signs FMAP Increase Into Law 2. House Rejects Effort To Limit Lame-Duck Session 3. CMS Issues Final Rule For CHIP,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-August-13.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Division of Government Relations - 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036 August 27, 2010 NOTE: This is a special report on current federal regulations implementing health care reform and the AAFP’s participation in the development and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-August-27.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...8/6/2010 Page 1 of 4 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Division of Government Relations - 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036 August 6, 2010 IN THIS REPORT… 1. Judge Allows Suit Against Health Law - Missouri Voters Reject Coverage Mandate 2. Senate Passes Bill...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-August-6.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Division of Government Relations - 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036 December 10, 2010 IN THIS REPORT… 1. Congress Extends Medicare Physician Payment Rate for a Year 2. Physicians Exempted From FTC Red Flag Rule By New Law 3....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-December-10.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Division of Government Relations - 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036 December 17, 2010 IN THIS REPORT… 1. Senate Republicans Block Action on FY 2011 Spending Bill 2. CMS urged to promptly retroactively reprocess 2010 Medicare...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-December-17.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY AAFP Division of Government Relations - 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036 December 3, 2010 IN THIS REPORT… 1. One-month Doc Fix Becomes Law; Senators Debate Year-Long Extension 2. Senate Passes Bill to Exempt Doctors From Red Flag...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-December-3.pdf

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