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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vaccines/Immunizations

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports affordable access to vaccinations and immunizations, which are invaluable for keeping patients healthy across the lifespan.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/immunization.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 the significant problems prescription drug issues present and works to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Tobacco Use

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for the prevention and treatment of tobacco and nicotine addiction, including the use of e-cigarettes.

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.

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 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

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

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

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

Analyzing AAFP Advocacy During the 115th Congress

Sep 11, 2019 - The Academy's Government Relations team is constantly fighting for family medicine and AAFP members on the Hill. Learn more about recent efforts.

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

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