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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.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare/internal/medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

Electronic Health Records

Sep 12, 2019 - The AAFP believes that EMRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the patient centered medical home model of care delivery, and supports meaningful use efforts.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medicaid

Sep 11, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for fair and effective regulations impacting family physicians and patients served by this vital program that provides health care for vulnerable populations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Sep 11, 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

Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Sep 11, 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

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

Medicare Coverage

Sep 11, 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

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

Family Medicine PAC

Sep 10, 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

Prescription Drug Issues

Aug 29, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug issues are a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Telehealth

Aug 29, 2019 - Follow developing payment policies supporting the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communications.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Women's Health

Aug 26, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women, and call upon the insurance industry to support this standard of care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Graduate Medical Education

Aug 26, 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

Direct Primary Care -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Aug 26, 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

Health Insurance Marketplaces and CO-OPs

Aug 8, 2019 - The AAFP supports the increase to primary care access through health care marketplaces and consumer operated and oriented plans as presented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

2019 Donors by Recognition Level

Aug 8, 2019 - 2019 FamMedPAC donors by club level

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2019bylevel.mem.html

Medical Home

Aug 5, 2019 - The AAFP believes that the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care, and supports the advancement of this primary care delivery system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/medhome.html

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

Aug 2, 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

Alternative Payment Models -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jul 31, 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

State Legislative Issue Backgrounders

Jul 26, 2019 - State Legislative Issue Backgrounders from the AAFP Center for State Policy

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders.html

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Scope of Practice for Pharmacists

Jul 18, 2019 - In this webcast, the representatives from the AAFP, AMA, and Idaho AFP lead a discussion about state efforts to expand pharmacists’ scope of practice and best practices to address this legislative trend.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-scope-pharmacists.mem.html

Medical Student Debt

Jul 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

Primary Care Caucus

Jul 8, 2019 - The Primary Care Caucus focuses its efforts on an approach to advance primary care that is comprehensive, continuous, and connected.

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/primary-care-caucus.html

Antitrust / Collective Negotiation -- Legal Issues

Jun 26, 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

Tobacco Use

Jun 26, 2019 - Primary care physicians play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction, as well as influencing legislation that promotes public health.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Jun 20, 2019 - The AAFP provides information for family physicians as 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)

Jun 20, 2019 - Caring for uninsured children through Medicaid is a vital part of the current primary care system. The AAFP supports the continuing development and improvement of the CHIP initiative.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Transparency -- Legal Issues

Jun 6, 2019 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a simplified process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

National Prevention Strategy

Jun 6, 2019 - The AAFP supports the efforts of the NPS to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Vaccines/Immunizations

Jun 6, 2019 - Affordable access to preventive care, including vaccinations and immunizations, is a central primary care health concern which deserves federal support.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

May 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the AHRQ and its vital function in the development of quality patient care and healthcare system insight.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Safety and Violence

May 13, 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

Scope of Practice

May 6, 2019 - The AAFP believes that the family physician is uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing primary care for patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Vaccine Exemptions

Apr 22, 2019 - During this webcast, hear from experts on vaccine exemption trends and chapter experiences while advocating for strong vaccine laws.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-vaccine-exemptions.mem.html

VoterVoice: State Chapter Advocacy Tools

Apr 22, 2019 - In this webcast, ;earn more about VoterVoice capabilities and the services available to chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-votervoice.mem.html

Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2019 - e book Health Care For All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/hc-primer.mem.html

Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2019 - e book Health Care For All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/advocacy/act/hc-primer.mem.html

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

Apr 15, 2019 - The AAFP calls on Congress to increase funding for this vital GME program and protect it as a fiscal commitment in the years to come.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/title-vii.html

StateScape 101: How to Effectively Use StateScape to Aid in Your State’s Legislative ...

Apr 1, 2019 - In this webcast, hear from StateScape Representative Chris Barnewolt on how best to use the StateScape tool to assist with your state’s legislative advocacy.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-statescape.mem.html

About FamMedPAC

Mar 29, 2019 - Learn how FamMedPAC seeks to secure a place at the table for family physicians when legislative decisions are made.

Advocacy : Contribute

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

Obesity Treatment

Mar 5, 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

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Section 1332 Waivers

Feb 21, 2019 - In this webcast, hear from experts on 1332 waivers, recent changes, and implications on insurance markets.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-section-1332-waivers.mem.html

Patient Privacy -- Legal Issues

Feb 12, 2019 - The AAFP provides family physicians with information regarding HIPAA regulations and monitors its impact on primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Speak Out

Jan 29, 2019 - The AAFP has made it easy for you to reach out to Congress with our Speak Out tool. View active Speak Outs and lend your voice to causes you care about.

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Speak Out

Jan 29, 2019 - The AAFP has made it easy for you to reach out to Congress with our Speak Out tool. View active Speak Outs and lend your voice to causes you care about.

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the development of this primary care model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/acos.html

Start with State Advocacy

Jan 15, 2019 - A curation point of state advocacy resources, toolkits, and information to help in advocating both at the state and federal levels.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states.html

2018 Donors by Recognition Level

Jan 8, 2019 - 2018 FamMedPAC donors by club level

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2018bylevel.mem.html

Model Legislation

Jan 4, 2019 - Model legislation information for state chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/model-legislation.html

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