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2008 Medicare Fee Schedule

Comments to CMS on Proposed 2008 Medicare Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-2008FeeSchedule-082407.pdf

2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of Key Provisions of the Proposed Rule on the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2010ProposedRuleMedicare-070809.pdf

2011 Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS regarding Final 2011 Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-FinalSchedule-122210.pdf

2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to OMB Regarding 2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Zients-2012BudgetandAffordableCareAct-091610.pdf

2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to OMB Regarding 2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-OMB-BudgetAct-021210.pdf

2012 Medicare eRx Program

Joint Letter to CMS Regarding the Proposed Rule on the 2012 Medicare eRx Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/prescribing/LT-Berwick-RxProgram-072511.pdf

2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS Regarding a Code Change in the Final 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CodeChange-122011.pdf

2012 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of 2012 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/ES-2012PhysicianFeeSchedule.pdf

2013 Home Health Regulation

Letter to CMS Regarding Face-to-Face Documentation Changes Within the Proposed 2013 Home Health Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-DocumentChanges-082912.pdf

2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS on the Proposed 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-FeeSchedule-082212.pdf

2013 Physician Fee Schedule

2013 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2013FinalFeeSchedule-0113.pdf

2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of Proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2014ProposedFeeSchedule-071913.pdf

2014 Proposed IPPS Regulation

CAFM Letter to CMS on Graduate Medical Education Provisions Within 2014 Proposed IPPS Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Tavenner-GMEProvisions-062413.pdf

2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to the CMS 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2104ProposedMPFS-082913.pdf

2017 Donors by State Chapter

Sep 5, 2017 - A listing of 2017 FamMedPac donors by AAFP State Chapter.

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2017bystate.mem.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

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

2020 FamMedPAC Candidate Questionnaire

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE FamMedPAC 2020 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE 1133 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 1100 Washington, D.C. 20036 Dear Candidate: Thank you for taking the time to answer the FamMedPAC 2018...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/fammedpac/restricted/CandidateQuestionnaire.pdf

2020 FamMedPAC Candidate Questionnaire

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE FamMedPAC 2020 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE 1133 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 1100 Washington, D.C. 20036 Dear Candidate: Thank you for taking the time to answer the FamMedPAC 2018...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/fammedpac/restricted/CandidateQuestionnaire.pdf

AAFP 2015 Statement on SGR Policies - January 21, 2015

The American Academy of Family Physicians submitted a statement for the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health SGR repeal hearing. The document urges policymakers to support primary care and appropriation physician payment within any long-term SGR Repeal legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-2015SGR-012015.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...Before the Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives Regarding The Looming Challenge for Small Medical Practices: The Future Physician Shortage and How Health Care Reforms Can Address the Problem Presented By Lori Heim, MD, FAAFP President-elect...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-ChallengeForSmallMedicalPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...Before the Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives Regarding The Looming Challenge for Small Medical Practices: The Future Physician Shortage and How Health Care Reforms Can Address the Problem Presented By Lori Heim, MD, FAAFP President-elect...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-CommittSmallBusiness-ChallengeForSmallMedicalPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...Before the Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives Regarding The Looming Challenge for Small Medical Practices: The Future Physician Shortage and How Health Care Reforms Can Address the Problem Presented By Lori Heim, MD, FAAFP President-elect...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-House-SmallPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP Administrative Simplification Principles Letter to the Senate HELP Committee - ...

...July 31, 2018 The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HELP-HC-AdminSpending-073118.pdf

AAFP analysis on the CMS release of Medicare Physician Payment Data - April 18, 2014

Following the release of Medicare Part B claims data, the AAFP provides the following information on the AAFP’s policy on transparency, how physicians should interpret the data or discuss it with patients, local media, or colleagues in order to better inform their practice operations.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/sunshine/ES-CMS-MedicarePhysicianPaymentData-041814.pdf

AAFP and Alabama AFP Letter to AL Medicaid on Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver Application ...

...April 2, 2018 The Honorable Gretel Felton Deputy Commissioner, Beneficiary Services Alabama Medicaid Agency 501 Dexter Avenue, P.O. Box 5624 Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5624 Dear Commissioner Felton: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-ALMedicaid-Section1115Waiver-040218.pdf

AAFP and Alabama AFP Letter to HHS on Section 1115 Waiver Application - October 18, 2018

...October 18, 2018 The Honorable Alex M. Azar, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Alabama Medicaid Workforce Initiative - Section 1115 Demonstration Application Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-HHS-Section1115-101818.pdf

AAFP and Florida AFP Letter to HHS on Section 1115 Waiver Application - June 1, 2018

...June 1, 2018 The Honorable Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Florida Section 1115 Waiver Amendment Request: Draft Proposal to Eliminate the Three- Month Medicaid Retroactive...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-HSS-FloridaRetroactiveEligibilitySection1115Waiver-060118.pdf

AAFP and Territory Chapter Letter to EandC Health Subcommittee on U.S. Territory ...

...June 19, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chairwoman House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Eshoo...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-ECHealth-MedicaidTerritoryFunding-061919.pdf

AAFP and VTAFP Letter in Support of VT HB 89 - February 12, 2019

...February 12, 2019 The Honorable Mitzi Johnson Speaker House of Representatives 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633 The Honorable William Lippert Jr. Chair House Committee on Health Care 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 0563 Dear Representatives, On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-JohnsonLippert-Vermont-H89-021219.pdf

AAFP and VTAFP Letter in Support of VT HB 89 and SB 53 - February 12, 2019

...February 12, 2019 The Honorable Tim Ashe President Pro Tempore Senate 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633 The Honorable Virginia Lyons Chair Senate Committee on Health and Welfare 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 0563 Dear Senators, On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-AsheLippert-Vermont-021219.pdf

AAFP Bacgrounder: Vaccine Exemptions

...VACCINE EXEMPTIONS The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports immunizations for infants, children, adolescents and adults as defined by recommendations set forth in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. With...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/Bkg-VaccineExemptions.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder- Tobacco

...Trends in Tobacco Legislation Recommendation • The AAFP recognizes that the majority of states have laws restricting the sale of cigarettes to minors and commends those states. The AAFP urges the federal government and states to enact laws restricting the sale of tobacco products...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-Tobacco.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: AAFP Backgrounder: Graduate Medical Education Legislation in the ...

...Graduate Medical Education Background The federal government annually spends billions, according to the Government Accountability Office, to fund graduate medical education (GME) residency training for physicians to ensure physician supply and access to care. Medicare GME funding is...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-GME116thCongress.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AAFP Position American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. The DPC model is consistent...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/BKG-DPC.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Education and Training - Family Physicians vs Nurse Practitioners

...Education and Training: Family Physicians versus Nurse Practitioners Most Nurse Practitioners (NP)-also known as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)-receive their education typically through a one-and-an-half to three-year degree program...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/FPvsNP.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Environmental Health and Climate Change

...ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE AAFP Position In recognition of the serious adverse health consequences resulting from pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and ozone layer depletion, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends strong action on all...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/BKG-EnvironmentalHealthClimateChange.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Gun Violence Prevention Research

...Gun Violence Prevention Research Background According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more people died from firearm injuries in the United States in 2017 than in any other year since at least 1968. Nearly two-thirds were suicides. The AAFP sees gun...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-GunViolencePreventionResearch.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Health Insurance Marketplaces

...HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced a number of reforms to ensure greater access to health insurance for all Americans. The ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplaces provide a comprehensive one- stop resource for consumers to research insurance plans,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/BKG-Exchanges.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Immunizations

...IMMUNIZATIONS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports immunizations for infants, children, adolescents, and adults as defined by recommendations set forth in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/BKG-Immunizations.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

...Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health AAFP Position The AAFP supports full legal equality for same-gender families, including individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT), and access to health care that addresses health disparities...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/BKG-LGBTHealth.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Maintenance of Certification

...Maintenance of Certification Board certification is a voluntary process administered by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and acts as an indicator of physician quality and safety in a specialty medical field. Previously, the board certification process for many boards...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-MOC.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

...MARIJUANA The AAFP is dedicated to helping physicians provide quality and individualized care through a variety of treatments that satisfy the needs of their patients. Despite the limited body of research supporting the medical properties of marijuana, a growing number of patients...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-Marijuana.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Expansion

...MEDICAID EXPANSION Traditional Medicaid Expansion As of March 2019, more than 72 million individuals are enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.1 As of December 2016, nearly 20 million people gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).2 The greatest declines in the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidExpansion.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Primary Care Payment Parity

...MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE PAYMENT RECOMMENDATION American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician. Background Low Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/BKG-MedicaidPrimaryCarePaymentParity.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Work Requirements

...MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has long advocated for preserving and strengthening Medicaid, a program upon which many vulnerable Americans rely. Recent efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries conflict...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidWorkRequirements.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medical Liability

...MEDICAL LIABILITY REFORM Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the trust that patients invest into their relationships with their family physicians. Medical liability laws exist to allow patients to seek recompense when physicians or other...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/BKG-MedicalLiability.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Pharmaceutical Pricing and Transparency

...DRUG PRICING AND TRANSPARENCY AAFP Position The AAFP has long supported legislation to ensure the availability of effective, safe, and affordable prescription medications. The AAFP is a member of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP), a nonpartisan coalition of nonprofit...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/transparency/BKG-PharmaceuticalPricingTransparency.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Primary Care Spend

...PRIMARY CARE SPEND What is Primary Care? Primary care is the essential foundation of a successful, sustainable health care system and is provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/BKG-PrimaryCareSpend.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prior Authorization

...PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND STEP THERAPY Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) calls on prior authorization to be standardized and universally electronic to promote efficiency and reduce administrative burdens. The manual, time- consuming processes currently...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-PriorAuthorization.pdf

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