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Family Medicine PAC

Oct 29, 2019 - 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

Improving Health Care Coverage

Oct 15, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP's advocacy work around changes in health care coverage systems and processes, including changes to the ACA, CHIP, and more.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Oct 15, 2019 - Information for family physicians from the AAFP as the 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)

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports the continuing development and improvement of CHIP, which cares for uninsured children and is a vital part of the primary care system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medicaid Coverage

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for fair, effective Medicaid regulations impacting family physicians and their patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

End-of-Life Care

Oct 15, 2019 - Learn how the AAFP is supporting federal efforts to cover voluntary discussions between physicians and patients about end-of-life care plans.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Health Information Technology

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Electronic Health Records

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes EHRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the medical home model of care delivery but should be accessible and affordable.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Navigating Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates on behalf of family physicians in an increasingly complex legal environment, such as simplifying administrative burden and HIPAA.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Patient Privacy (HIPAA) -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - Information on HIPAA from the AAFP, including regulations around patient privacy and how the AAFP is monitoring the impact on primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Antitrust / Collective Negotiation -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates updating antitrust laws impacting family physicians and for the inclusion of health insurance companies within the antitrust scope.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medical Liability -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports medical liability reform of regulation 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

Transparency -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - Reducing administrative burden is a critical step in protecting the overall well-being of family physicians and reducing the cost of health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Protecting Physician Payment

Oct 15, 2019 - Stay current on Medicare payment policies, APMs, and the AAFP's work to advocate for physician payment that does not add to administrative complexity.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - With the repeal of the SGR, family physicians can focus more on caring for their Medicare patients without worrying about interruptions in payment.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

Oct 15, 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

Prevention and Public Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for primary care-centered public health and preventive medicine policies.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Oct 15, 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

Preventive Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports efforts to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Prescription Drug Issues

Oct 15, 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

Injury Prevention and Violence

Oct 15, 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

Vaccines/Immunizations

Oct 15, 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

Tobacco Use

Oct 15, 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

Women's Health

Oct 15, 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

Building the Family Physician Workforce

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation, so we work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support it.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medical Student Debt

Oct 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

Scope of Practice

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes family physicians are uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing care for patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Graduate Medical Education

Oct 15, 2019 - Investment in the primary care workforce is vital, so the AAFP seeks to preserve funding for GME residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP calls on Congress to protect and increase funding for the Title VII program, as it is a key component in building the family physician workforce.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Sep 19, 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-physician-fee-schedule.html

Interoperability

Sep 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

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

Medical Home

Aug 5, 2019 - The AAFP believes the Medical Home model provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Congress 101

Oct 29, 2019 - Learn more about Congress so you can jump start your advocacy efforts on behalf of family medicine.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/toolkit/advocacy-resources/congress101.html

Lobbying 101

Oct 29, 2019 - Make the most of your upcoming congressional meeting by learning about lobbying, which is an important part of the advocacy process.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/toolkit/advocacy-resources/lobbying101.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/webinars/webcast-scope-pharmacists.mem.html

Health Care Delivery

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports access to basic health care services for all people that improves health outcomes via patient-centered, cost-effective care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medicare Coverage

Oct 15, 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

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Oct 15, 2019 - Follow the AAFP's work on developing payment policies that support the exchange of medical info from one site to another through electronic communications.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Alternative Payment Models -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP recommends the study of APMs to inform regulatory changes on payment, including the merit-based incentive program and the primary care spend model.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Direct Primary Care -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - 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

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

State Advocacy Webinars

Sep 11, 2019 - Learn about issues influencing health care and how AAFP constituent chapters are advancing family medicine-focused policies at the state level.

Advocacy : On the State Front

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

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

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/webinars/webcast-votervoice.mem.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

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

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

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the ACO 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 - Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the US gives the history of the AAFP and health care reform the plans moving forward.

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

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

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

Apr 22, 2019 - Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the US gives the history of the AAFP and health care reform the plans moving forward.

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 - Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the US gives the history of the AAFP and health care reform the plans moving forward.

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

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

Start with State Advocacy

Jan 15, 2019 - Use the AAFP’s suite 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 - Use the AAFP’s Model Legislation Library to access examples of legislation created by other organizations for your use in creating state policy laws.

Advocacy : On the State Front

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

Model Legislation

Jan 4, 2019 - Use the AAFP’s Model Legislation Library to access examples of legislation created by other organizations for your use in creating state policy laws.

Advocacy : On the State Front

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

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