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1997-2008 Index of Board Minutes

...resumption of direct care upon patient admission to hospital, or discharge into the community. Family physicians are encouraged to continue to be advocates for their patients' well-being by promoting the highest quality of health care in such facilities. (1982) (2008) B2008, July...

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https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/1997-2008BoardIndex.pdf

1997-2008 Index of Board Minutes

...resumption of direct care upon patient admission to hospital, or discharge into the community. Family physicians are encouraged to continue to be advocates for their patients' well-being by promoting the highest quality of health care in such facilities. (1982) (2008) B2008, July...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/1997-2008BoardIndex.pdf

2,500 Cash-Paying Patients and Growing -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - This physician is expanding his cash-only practice to keep up with demand.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p64.html

2000-2010 Index of Board Minutes

...Care coordination involves the timely transfer of medical information, communication with patients’ family members, and resumption of direct care upon patient admission to hospital, or discharge into the community. Family L Page 434 Index to Board Minutes - 2000-2010...

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2000-2010 Index of Board Minutes

...Care coordination involves the timely transfer of medical information, communication with patients’ family members, and resumption of direct care upon patient admission to hospital, or discharge into the community. Family L Page 434 Index to Board Minutes - 2000-2010...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2000-2010BoardIndex.pdf

2008 First Session

...physicians have implemented around the country as alternatives to the traditional business model. In particular, the commission focused on direct care models that complement or eliminate third party payers. The commission agreed to continue monitoring this trend, especially as it...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2008/FirstSession.pdf

2008 First Session

...physicians have implemented around the country as alternatives to the traditional business model. In particular, the commission focused on direct care models that complement or eliminate third party payers. The commission agreed to continue monitoring this trend, especially as it...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2008/FirstSession.pdf

2009 Congress of Delegates Transactions

...• Allow specific funding to go directly to primary care residency programs and leave it up to the program to craft whatever contracts for training it needs in order to help remove hurdles to training outside the hospitals. • Amend language in the bill on affiliates of the...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2009/TRANSACTIONS2009.pdf

2009 Congress of Delegates Transactions

...• Allow specific funding to go directly to primary care residency programs and leave it up to the program to craft whatever contracts for training it needs in order to help remove hurdles to training outside the hospitals. • Amend language in the bill on affiliates of the...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2009/TRANSACTIONS2009.pdf

2010 Transactions,2010 COD Transactions.doc

...(GME) funding directly to primary care residency programs. The AAFP is also asking that current Teaching Health Centers (THCs), as well as new ones, be allowed to obtain funding. Medical Liability (30) The AAFP understands the importance of reforming the medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2010/2010CODTransactions.pdf

2010 Transactions,2010 COD Transactions.doc

...(GME) funding directly to primary care residency programs. The AAFP is also asking that current Teaching Health Centers (THCs), as well as new ones, be allowed to obtain funding. Medical Liability (30) The AAFP understands the importance of reforming the medical...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2010/2010CODTransactions.pdf

2012 Congress of Delegates Transactions,2012 Transactions,2012 Transactions

...Direct Pay Health $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 Egg Nutrition Center $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 PracticeLink $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 Sunsweet PlumSmart $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 US Potato Board $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 Merz Aesthetics $ 4,000.00 $ 4,000.00 Arizona Center for Integrative...

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https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2012/2012Transactions.pdf

2012 Congress of Delegates Transactions,2012 Transactions,2012 Transactions

...Direct Pay Health $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 Egg Nutrition Center $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 PracticeLink $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 Sunsweet PlumSmart $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 US Potato Board $ 4,100.00 $ 4,100.00 Merz Aesthetics $ 4,000.00 $ 4,000.00 Arizona Center for Integrative...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2012/2012Transactions.pdf

2013 COD Transactions

...timely transfer of medical information, communication with patients’ family members, and resumption of direct care upon patient care transition event admission to hospital, or discharge into the community. Family physicians are encouraged to continue to be advocates for their...

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https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2013/2013Transactions.pdf

2013 COD Transactions

...timely transfer of medical information, communication with patients’ family members, and resumption of direct care upon patient care transition event admission to hospital, or discharge into the community. Family physicians are encouraged to continue to be advocates for their...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2013/2013Transactions.pdf

2014 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 13, 2014 - Access the 2014 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2014.html

2014 NCSC Delegates Debate Issues Vital to Physicians, Patients

May 7, 2014 - National Conference of Special Constituency delegates gathered in Kansas City, Mo., May 1-3 to write, debate and vote on a number of resolutions related to medical practice and patient health.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140507ncsc-practenhance-advoc.html

2014 NCSC Delegates Elect New Leaders

May 3, 2014 - AAFP chapter delegates who attended the Academy's 2014 National Conference of Special Constituencies in Kansas City, Mo., elected colleagues May 1-2 to fill various leadership positions.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140503ncscelects.html

2015 Practice Profile-Full Report.pdf

...Direct Primary Care With regard to awareness of the direct primary care (DPC) model of practice (see Table 45 and Over one third of physicians (36%) are still unfamiliar with the term direct primary care. This is lower than 2013 (58%). A very small (3%) portion is currently...

Press Center

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/2015-practice-profile-survey-DPC.pdf

2015-2018 Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Projects

AAFP Foundation

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/what-were-doing/awards-grants/FMLELI/2015-18ELIProjects+Descrip.pdf

2016 DPC Summit Exhibitor Prospectus

...Profile The DPC Summit organizers project a total of 250-300 attendees for the 2016 DPC Summit. The event agenda has been developed to meet the needs of a core audience of physicians interested in taking practical, immediate next steps in establishing their DPC practices. The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/dpc/DPCSummitProspectus.pdf

2016 Family Medicine Experience

Sep 20, 2016 - Talk a walk through the 2016 Family Medicine Experience (FMX) with videos produced in advance and on site.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/past-future/2016fmx.html

2016 FMPC Grant Award Summaries

2016 FMPC Grant Award Summaries

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/who-we-are/FMPC/2016_%20FMPCGrantAwardSummaries.pdf

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...medical school and residency curriculum is insufficient alone to prepare physicians to 26 manage a business, and 27 28 WHEREAS, the Direct Primary Care toolkit created by the American Academy of Family 29 Physicians includes business plan supplements, salary and financial...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/Practice%20Enhancement.pdf

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...medical school and residency curriculum is insufficient alone to prepare physicians to 26 manage a business, and 27 28 WHEREAS, the Direct Primary Care toolkit created by the American Academy of Family 29 Physicians includes business plan supplements, salary and financial...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/PracticeEnhancementAgenda2017.pdf

2017 DPC Summit Exhibitor Prospectus

...DPC Summit? The goal of the Direct Primary Care Summit 2017 is to continue advancing the growing awareness and adoption of the direct primary care (DPC) model of care delivery and payment as a meaningful alternative to the fee-for-service (FFS) payment paradigm. The fifth annual...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/dpc/2017DPCSummitExhibitorProspectus.pdf

2017 FMPC Booklet

AAFP Foundation

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/what-were-doing/awards-grants/fmpc/2017_FMPCBooklet_Spring2018.pdf

2017 FMX Advisory Board (FAB) Contacts for Faculty List

...Julie Gunther Rejuvenating a Passion for Doctoring Through Direct Primary Care (DPC) 1. Appraise healthcare labor force statistics and their contribution to burnout, the role of the physician and practice sustainability. 2. Articulate the differences and similarities of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/fmx17-fab-contacts-faculty.pdf

2017 Resolutions -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 25, 2017 - Resolutions submitted for the 2017 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2.mem.html

2017 State Legislative Conference Agenda

...3:50 - 5:00 pm Direct Primary Care: An Alternative to Traditional Insurance Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care Direct primary care (DPC) offers family physicians an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing, typically by charging patients a per-month fee to defray primary...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/slc/StateLegislativeConferenceAgenda.pdf

2017-2018 FMPC Booklet Vol.lII

AAFP Foundation

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/what-were-doing/awards-grants/fmpc/2017-2018_FMPCBooklet.pdf

2018 AAFP FMX CME Schedule

...CME244 Direct Primary Care: A Pro and Con Discussion of an Emerging Model Neuhofel, Masters, Sevilla Room 208-210 • 1.00 CME credit 3:30-4:30 P.M. CME CARDIOVASCULAR CME069 Managing Acute and Chronic Heart Failure Kinkade Expo Hall D3 • 1.00 CME credit • HEMATOLOGY/IMMUNE...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/fmx18-cme-schedule-onsite.pdf

2018 AAFP Foundation Corporate Roundtable Agenda Book

...working in clinical practice/patient care work in an accountable care organization (ACO). Three percent (3%) currently operate in a direct primary care (DPC) practice. Source: 2017 Practice Profile Survey Care management fee (per member per month) Pay for performance...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/corporate_roundtable/agenda-book.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...better health, through more effective and 18 affordable care, and 19 20 WHEREAS, patient engagement activities occur at different levels - direct care interactions, 21 organizational design and governance, and policy making - on a continuum from consultation to 22 partnership and...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18OrganizationFinanceReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 FMX CME Session Schedule By Day

...Diabetes Treatment Update 2018 10/09/2018 2:15PM 3:15PM Direct Primary Care: A Pro and Con Discussion of an Emerging Model 10/09/2018 2:15PM 3:15PM Dizziness and Balance Disorders: Dizziness and Vertigo - A Step-Wise Approach 10/09/2018 2:15PM 3:15PM Wound Care...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/fmx18-master-schedule.pdf

2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents Recommendations and Actions

...Sodium ......................................................................................................................... 45 Direct Primary Care Rotation Site List ....................................................................................... 45 Direct Consumer...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc19-ncfmr-recs-actions-book.pdf

2018 National Congress of Student Members Recommendations and Actions

...40 Direct Consumer Advertising .................................................................................................... 40 Direct Primary Care .................................................................................................................. 40 Directory...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc19-ncsm-res-actions-book.pdf

2018 Summit Attendee List Opt In.xls

...2018 DPC SUMMIT ATTENDEE LIST Alan Dappen MD, MA 370 Maple Ave W Vienna VA 22180-5615 George Davis DO 13311 N 56th Street Tampa FL 33617-1131 Gonzalo Del Puerto MD 2400 Mission St San Francisco CA 94110-2415 David DeSantis MD, PhD 7797 Morgan Creek Rd Williamsburg IN...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/dpc/2018%20Summit%20Attendee%20List%20Opt%20In.pdf

2018%20DPC%20Summit%20--%20Letter%20of%20Participation.pdf

...This Live activity, DPC Summit 2018, with a beginning date of 07/13/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/dpc/2018%20DPC%20Summit%20--%20Letter%20of%20Participation.pdf

2018DataBriefDPC.pdf

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DPC) STUDY DATA BRIEF 8 in 10 Practice in a Pure DPC 16% Less then one year 42% 1-3 years 42% Indefinitely Type of DPC Practice Length of time planning to operate in a Hybrid Mode 14% Hybrid 1% Concierge 5% Other Length of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/membership/2018DataBriefDPC.pdf

2019 CME Session Topics

Feb 27, 2019 - View the CME topics that will be discussed at the 2019 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), September 24-28, 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/session-topics.html

2019 Degree of Fellow Application

...based payment process such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015; developing and implementing a direct primary care practice; leading a practice; or system-wide clinical quality improvement program to meet value-based care directives):...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/restricted/degree-of-fellow-application.pdf

2019 Degree of Fellow Application

...based payment process such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015; developing and implementing a direct primary care practice; leading a practice; or system-wide clinical quality improvement program to meet value-based care directives):...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/restricted/degree-of-fellow-application.pdf

2019 FPHWB Schedule

...Direct Primary Care: Exceeding the Quadruple Aim - MECHLEY Lifestyle Medicine: Practical Tips for Incorporating it into Your Practice and Your Life - POLK Yoga for the Type-A Mind and Stressed Out Body - BORTHWICK Whacking the WAC! Decreasing Work After Clinic...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fphwb/2019schedule_fphwb.pdf

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

A Guidebook to the Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

...direct care, organizational design and governance, and policy making to improve health and health care ● Carman Kristin L, Dardess P, Maurer M, et al. Patient and family engagement: A framework for understanding the elements and developing interventions and policies. Health...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/health-equity-toolkit/hops19-he-guidebook.pdf

A Model for Successful Rural Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - This community-supported practice meets the needs of both the community and the physicians serving it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p41.html

A New Assembly Experience: Discussing Real Issues; Providing Real Answers

Jul 30, 2013 - A New Assembly Experience: Discussing Real Issues; Providing Real Answers

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/redesigned_assembly_experience_discussing_real.html

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p74.html

A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p12.html

AAFP

AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/Internal/workingparty/AAFP.pdf

AAFP AMA Delegation Report

...for Patients and Physicians in Direct Primary Care (DPC). The AAFP supported this resolution that directs the AMA will support the concept that insurers should pay for services provided by contracting specialists when patients are referred from DPC practices. (29) Resolution #226,...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/AAFPAMADelegationReport.pdf

AAFP Applauds Bill to Ease Direct Primary Care Payment

Jan 24, 2017 - Federal lawmakers who are aware of the growing interest in the direct primary care model have again introduced legislation supporting its expansion.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170124dpcbill.html

AAFP Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

Sep 13, 2016 - AAFP Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/aafp-applauds-introduction-of-legislation-to-support-direct-primary-care.html

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care - June 7, 2018

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE RECOMMENDATION American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports physician and patient choice to provide and receive healthcare in any ethical healthcare delivery system model. This includes the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. DPC is consistent with...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backs Senate Bill Supporting Direct Primary Care

Sep 23, 2015 - Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., R-La., recently introduced the Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2015, which would make it easier for patients to select the direct primary care model.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150923dpcsenate.html

AAFP Board Approves Applications of New Member Interest Groups

Aug 6, 2014 - At its July meeting, the AAFP Board of Directors formally approved the applications four new member interest groups; a fifth group was able to make the transition with no approval needed.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140806memintgrps.html

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: Business Planning

A well-written business plan for your direct primary care (DPC) practice is one of the most important steps to position your new business for success. This course will help you determine the initial steps to establish and launch a new DPC practice.

Member Price $99.95

Nonmember Price $145.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/Shop/product/DetailByName?categoryName=practice-management-tools&productName=aafp-direct-primary-care-toolkit-business-planning

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: DPC Overview

Direct primary care (DPC) is a payment model that has grown, in large part, from the discipline of family medicine. The model is an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing. This activity provides an overview of the direct primary care model and key characteristics of the model.

Member Price $0.00

Nonmember Price $29.95

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/Shop/product/DetailByName?categoryName=practice-management-tools&productName=aafp-direct-primary-care-toolkit-dpc-overview

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: Marketing and Patient Engagement

The direct primary care (DPC) model has significant benefits for both the physician and the patient. It is important to effectively and clearly explain the value you are providing. Having an effective marketing strategy will be a key to your success. This course highlights best ...

Member Price $99.95

Nonmember Price $145.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/Shop/product/DetailByName?categoryName=practice-management-tools&productName=aafp-direct-primary-care-toolkit-marketing-and-patient-engagement

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: Regulatory and Legal Impacts

The direct primary care (DPC) model is an attractive option for family physicians who want to practice comprehensive, patient-centered family medicine. However, there are several significant regulatory and legal requirements you need to be aware of when practicing in a DPC model. This ...

Member Price $99.95

Nonmember Price $145.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/Shop/product/DetailByName?categoryName=practice-management-tools&productName=aafp-direct-primary-care-toolkit-regulatory-and-legal-impacts

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: Starter Pack

The direct primary care (DPC) practice model is becoming widely accepted as a primary care delivery model that promotes patient-centered care by putting the physician and the patient back at the center of the financial and clinical relationship. The AAFP DPC Toolkit:Starter Pack is ...

Member Price $245.00

Nonmember Price $395.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/Shop/product/DetailByName?categoryName=practice-management-tools&productName=aafp-direct-primary-care-toolkit-starter-pack

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

...this tool represents the best approach to assess complexity that is not captured through a review of disease burden, and it can better direct care teams in patient management. Therefore, the AAFP recommends the use of the Minnesota Complexity Assessment Method to risk stratify the...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Foundation FMPC Awards Booklet

AAFP Foundation FMPC Awards Booklet

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/what-were-doing/awards-grants/fmpc/FMPCAwardsBooklet.pdf

AAFP Foundation FMPC Awards Booklet

AAFP Foundation FMPC Awards Booklet

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/who-we-are/FMPC/FMPCAwardsBooklet.pdf

AAFP Gives CMS Pointed Advice About New Payment Models

Nov 22, 2017 - The AAFP recently offered CMS specific recommendations based on a set of guiding principles for payment models that improve care while reducing administrative burden and costs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171122cmsinnovation.html

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...Health to develop regulations requiring health care employees to wear photo identification tags. The law requires individuals who provide direct care to consumers and are employees of a health care facility, health care provider or work in a physician’s private practice to wear a...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...network adequacy and noted the need to specify network adequacy standards, and urged HHS to adopt PCMH standards for the "qualified direct primary care medical home plan" that can be offered through the exchange. 3. QUALIFIED SUPPORT SENT FOR INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR OBESITY...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-September-30.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly Report - June 20, 2014

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report - June 20, 2014

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-June-20.pdf

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Update - April 17, 2015

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report - Week ending April 17, 2015

Advocacy

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

AAFP GR Weekly Report - November 21

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report - November 21

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-Nov-21.pdf

AAFP Helps FPs Weather Payment, Practice Management Issues

Jan 4, 2016 - In 2015, the AAFP devoted much time and energy to ensuring that family physicians are paid appropriately for the work they do.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160104pracadvyear.html

AAFP Letter in Support of the Primary Care Enhancement Act - January 13, 2016

...a Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. As such, the AAFP appreciates your leadership on this important issue and I am pleased to inform you that the AAFP supports the bill. Under existing interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code, patients with HSAs are prohibited from engaging in DPC...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-PC_Enhancements_011617.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to CMMI New Direction RFI - November 15, 2017

...choose to practice in a delivery and payment model in which they contract directly with patients, typically referred to as Direct Primary Care (DPC). Under the DPC model, the patient pays a monthly or annual fee directly to the practice for a defined set of primary care services....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMMI-NewDirectionRFI-111517.pdf

AAFP Letter Responsing to CMS RFI on Direct Provider Contracting - May 25, 2018

...Care (CPC) classic, CPC+, Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (MSSP ACOs) as well as those participating in direct primary care to implement the APC-APM and its features. Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-DirectProviderContracting-052518.pdf

AAFP Letter to ASPE’s RFI on Promoting Health Care Choice and Competition - January 25,...

...choose to practice in a delivery and payment model in which they contract directly with patients, typically referred to as Direct Primary Care (DPC). Under the DPC model, the patient pays a monthly or annual fee directly to the practice for a defined set of primary care services....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-ASPE-RFI-012518.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on QPP Episode-Based Cost Measurment - April 24, 2017

...Method tool represents the best approach to assess complexity that is not captured through a review of disease burden, and it can better direct care teams in patient management. Whichever risk adjustment methodology is selected, we strongly encourage CMS to provide enhanced...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-Episode-Payment-042417.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Cassidy Applauding Direct Primary Care Legislation - September ...

Letter to Sen. Cassidy in support of his bill to allow family physicians greater access to both Medicare and commercially insured patients in a DPC practice model.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Cass-DPC-091615.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson on the GCHJ Proposal - ...

...in primary care. Provisions in your bill would support the expansion of a delivery model commonly known as direct primary care (DPC). The AAFP strongly supports DPC, but we do not see this delivery model as an alternative to comprehensive health care coverage. The elimination of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsGrahamCassidyHellerJohnson-GCHJProposal-092017.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson on the GCHJ Proposal - ...

...in primary care. Provisions in your bill would support the expansion of a delivery model commonly known as direct primary care (DPC). The AAFP strongly supports DPC, but we do not see this delivery model as an alternative to comprehensive health care coverage. The elimination of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-SenatorsGrahamCassidyHeller%20ohnson-GCHJProposal-092017.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: House Representatives Introducing the AAFP - January...

...ability of patients and physicians to voluntarily enter into direct contracts for a defined or negotiated set of services (e.g., direct primary care [DPC]) will be preserved. Additionally, individuals will always be allowed to purchase additional or supplemental private health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-House-116Congress-AAFPIntro-012319.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: Senate Introducing the AAFP - January 23, 2019

...ability of patients and physicians to voluntarily enter into direct contracts for a defined or negotiated set of services (e.g., direct primary care [DPC]) will be preserved. Additionally, individuals will always be allowed to purchase additional or supplemental private health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-Senate-116Congress-AAFPIntro-012319.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Ways and Means Committee on HDHP and HSA Bills - July 11, 2017

...to, respectively, provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the DPC practice setting. The direct primary care (DPC) model gives family physicians a meaningful alternative to fee-for- service insurance billing, typically by charging...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/LT-WaysMeansCommittee-HDHP-HSABills-071118.pdf

AAFP Member Interest Groups Grow, Thrive

Jun 1, 2016 - The number of AAFP member interest groups (MIGs) has now grown to 15 with the addition of four new MIGs in recent months.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20160601migsupdate.html

AAFP Member Profile

...working in clinical practice/patient care work in an accountable care organization (ACO). Three percent (3%) currently operate in a direct primary care (DPC) practice. Source: 2017 Practice Profile Survey Care management fee (per member per month) Pay for performance...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/common/2018-member-profile.pdf

AAFP News - May 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - Selected health and policy issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p678.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2017 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/p614.html

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Direct Primary Care Model Gains Traction Direct primary care (DPC) is gaining momentum at the state level as a viable means for physicians to provide primary care to patients at a lower cost than traditional practice models. For years, physicians who wanted to adopt DPC had to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/p614.pdf

AAFP Offers Senate Suggestions for Improved Primary Care

Dec 10, 2018 - The AAFP recently advised a Senate committee to support work on advanced primary care, social determinants of health, direct primary care and CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181210senatetestimony.html

AAFP Payment Model Wins Committee's Support

Jan 9, 2018 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines an AAFP payment model that recently won the support of an HHS committee, and he reviews the health care challenges awaiting Congress.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180109ITT_PTAC.html

AAFP Practice Tools and Resources

...The DPC Toolkit is a web-based collection of downloadable tools to help you understand and implement this new financial model. Direct Primary Care (DPC) Toolkit Discounts valid SEPTEMBER 20-30, 2016 Use Code: FMXDPA20 Chronic Care Management (CCM) Toolkit The CCM...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/FMXProductFlyer.pdf

AAFP Pushes CMS to Clear 'Safe Harbors' in Stark Law

Sep 5, 2018 - The AAFP told CMS in a recent letter how the agency could change self-referral rules that unduly burden physicians who adopt innovative payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180905starkletter.html

AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

Jun 21, 2016 - The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_showing_strong_support_for.html

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

...care spend for the attributed population-particularly those with a primary-care base.2 The AAFP also continues to support the direct primary care model (DPC). DPC, like other advanced primary care models, liberates primary care from fee-for-service and reduces the administrative...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Steers HHS on Protecting Patient Choice in Health Care

Feb 2, 2018 - Family physicians focus on providing necessary care to patients, but ongoing consolidation in health care is limiting basic access, a point the AAFP recently reiterated to HHS.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180202hhschoiceltr.html

AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

Jun 19, 2018 - As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180619ITT_DPC.html

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

...Efforts to Expand Direct Primary Care in Medicaid. The Administration proposes to expand Medicaid Direct Primary Care (DPC), which provides an enhanced focus on direct physician patient relationships through enrolling Medicaid patients in DPC practices. These practices...

Advocacy

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

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

...Efforts to Expand Direct Primary Care in Medicaid. The Administration proposes to expand Medicaid Direct Primary Care (DPC), which provides an enhanced focus on direct physician patient relationships through enrolling Medicaid patients in DPC practices. These practices...

Advocacy

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

AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their Practices

Nov 6, 2018 - In response to a request for information, the AAFP urged HHS' Office of Inspector General to confirm that any new CMS action would allow for physician collaboration and partnerships to improve care delivery and appropriate beneficiary incentives.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181106hhsoigltr.html

AAFP Washingotn Update - November 9, 2015

AAFP Washington Update - November 9, 2015

Advocacy

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

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