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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Sep 19, 2019 - The AAFP summarizes details of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including regulatory requirements.

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

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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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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