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Narrowing Networks

Sep 4, 2014 - The AAFP wants to better understand the breadth, depth, and effects of narrow networks on family physicians and the patients you serve.

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/narrowing-networks.html

Improving Health Care Coverage

Jun 13, 2013 - The AAFP remains an aggressive advocate for health care coverage for all via primary care through family medicine, including the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care delivery model.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Reform Principles of the U.S. Health Care System

Jun 13, 2013 - Read guidelines for Congress to improve individual health and the health care system.

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/principles-for-reform.html

FamMedPAC

Mar 4, 2013 - FamMedPAC is the American Academy of Family Physicians’ federal political action committee. Its purpose is to help elect candidates to the U.S. Congress who support the AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives.

Advocacy : Contribute

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

Donate to FamMedPAC

Mar 4, 2013 - Make a financial contribution to FamMedPAC online or by mail.

Advocacy : Contribute

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

FamMedPAC: Frequently Asked Questions

Mar 4, 2013 - Review answers to frequently asked questions about FamMedPAC.

Advocacy : Contribute

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

Electronic Prescribing

Jan 22, 2013 - The AAFP supports Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program for Medicare-enrolled physicians as an important initiative toward accurate, timely patient care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Recovery Audit Contractors -- Legal Issues

Jan 22, 2013 - The AAFP agrees that CMS fraud must be stopped, but seeks audit and appeals processes that minimize negative impact on physicians' time and resources for patient care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Prevention and Public Health

Jan 11, 2013 - The AAFP advocates for primary care-centered public health and preventive medicine policies.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Health Information Technology

Jan 11, 2013 - The AAFP believes that health information technology should support communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies while protecting privacy.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Navigating Legal Issues

Jan 11, 2013 - The AAFP offers information on legal concerns that impact family physicians and their patients, including regulatory, privacy, and payment concerns.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Protecting Physician Payment

Jan 11, 2013 - The AAFP advocates for fair compensation regulation for primary care physicians who serve patients through Medicare and Medicaid without excessive administrative burden.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Advancing Primary Care Research

Jan 11, 2013 - The AAFP supports emerging research initiatives in family medicine as well as primary care training and education through organizations such as AHRQ and PCORI.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Building the Family Physician Workforce

Jan 11, 2013 - The AAFP believes that primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation. We work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support this vocation.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Legislative Glossary

...Legislative Glossary Learn to talk the talk so you can walk the walk. Act — Legislation that has passed both Houses of Congress and becomes law Amendment — A change in a bill or document by adding, substituting or omitting portions of it Appropriations Bill — Legislation...

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Cell Phone Lobbying

...Cell Phone Lobbying When your legislator’s office needs information on an issue, nothing can replace a simple conversation. A personal phone call can not only help you get information directly to an elected official, but allows them to ask question as well. Follow these guidelines to...

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Congress 101

...Congress 101 Just getting started with your advocacy efforts on behalf of family medicine? This video can help get you acquainted with everything you need to know about the 115th Congress, including information about: The legislative process The most influencial committees and...

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Lobbying 101

...Lobbying 101 Lobbying is a very important part of the advocacy process. Are you curious about how to make the most of your upcoming congressional meeting? The video below has information and tips on how to convey your message during your congressional meeting in order to...

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/toolkit/advocacy-resources/lobbying101.html

Using Speak Out

...Using Speak Out Using Speak Out Speak Out not only informs you about what's happening; it also enables you to respond directly to your State officials, members of Congress, or the Office of the President. Timely and convenient letters and email drafts (some with the ability to...

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Using Speak Out

...Using Speak Out Using Speak Out Speak Out not only informs you about what's happening; it also enables you to respond directly to your State officials, members of Congress, or the Office of the President. Timely and convenient letters and email drafts (some with the ability to...

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

AAFP Letter to CMS Supporting National Coverage for HIV Screening - February 18, 2015

AAFP letter supporting the CMS proposal to recommend screening for HIV infection as is recommended with a grade of A by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), is reasonable and necessary for the early detection of HIV and is therefore appropriate for individuals ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/AAFP-CMS-HIV-NCD-021815.pdf

President's FY 2008 Budget

Executive Summary of the President's FY 2008 Budget

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-FY2008budget-021407.pdf

Health Reform Success

Fact Sheet: Health Reform Success Requires Federal Investment

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-HealthReformSuccess-042710.pdf

Health Reform Expenditure Priorities

Executive Summary regarding Family Medicine's Health Reform Expenditure Priorities

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-HealthReformExpenditure-060111.pdf

America's Healthy Future Act

Legislative Summary of America's Healthy Future Act, Chairman's Mark-up

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-HealthyFutureAct-092209.pdf

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