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Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - Reducing the administrative burden on physicians is an important step toward reducing the cost of health care. The AAFP supports simplifying reimbursement processes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Alternative Payment Models -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP refutes the SGR as an accurate indicator of physician cost in providing patient care and recommends study of the PCMH model or other alternative payment models to inform regulatory changes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Antitrust / Collective Negotiation -- Legal Issues

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

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Building the Family Physician Workforce

Oct 15, 2019 - 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

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

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

Direct Primary Care -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports the physician choice to 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

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

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

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

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

Graduate Medical Education

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Liability -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports the reform of medical liability and litigation regulations 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

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

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

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

Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP refutes the SGR as an accurate indicator of physician cost in providing patient care and recommends study of the PCMH model to inform regulatory changes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

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