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AAFP Statement: AAFP Applauds President Obama’s Commitment to Health Reforms that ...

Feb 12, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes the continued focus President Obama put on the health and safety of all Americans in tonight’s State of the Union address.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sotu-health-reforms.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Applauds Proposed Changes to Medicare Payment Policies

Jul 5, 2009 - The release of policies and payment rates for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule demonstrates that President Obama understands the importance of building a health care system on primary care that will meet patients’ needs and provide high quality, efficient care for everyone

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/medicarephysicianfeeschedule.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Calls on 112th Congress to Preserve Patient Access and Quality of ...

Jan 17, 2011 - A repeal of all provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will return our health care system to its previous trends of unsustainable, increasing costs and ever-growing numbers of under- and uninsured Americans. It will have negative consequences on Americans’ access ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/affordablecareact.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Calls on Congress to Act Now on Medicare Physician Payment

Jan 29, 2010 - For nine years, Congress has recognized that the Medicare physician payment system is seriously flawed. For nine years, they have failed to fix it.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/medicare-physicianpayment.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends CMS for Improving Medicare ACO Final Rule, Announcing the...

Oct 21, 2011 - The Medicare Accountable Care Organization final rule recently released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services represents a substantial step toward mending America’s broken health care system. The final rule sets the stage for transforming the way patients receive care and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/aco-final-rule.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends Congress for Continued Support of Health Professions Grants

Dec 19, 2011 - At a time of federal budgetary restraint, the American Academy of Family Physicians appreciates Congress’ vote to continue support for the health professions grants that are vital to building the nation’s primary care physician workforce. By maintaining funding for Section 747 of Title ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/title-vii.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends Senate for Passage of Health Care Reform Bill

Dec 24, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has passed the Senate. This legislation sets the framework for comprehensive health care reform and begins to strengthen primary medical care, the foundation of the U.S. health care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/senate-passage-of-health-care-reform-bill.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends U.S. House Committees on Outline for Health Care Reform

Jun 12, 2009 - Health system reform must provide universal access, ensure an adequate number of primary care physicians and control costs if it is to be both meaningful and sustainable. The AAFP commends the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor committees for proposing ...

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends U.S. House for Swift Action on SGR Reform, Calls on U.S. ...

Dec 12, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends the U.S. House of Representatives for taking action to maintain health security for elderly and disabled patients by passing the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, which accompanied the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-reform.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Disappointed CMS Must Implement Physician Payment Rule That ...

Nov 27, 2013 - AAFP Disappointed CMS Must Implement Physician Payment Rule That Perpetuates Flawed SGR, Threatens Double-Digit Cuts

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement6.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Joins Cover the Uninsured Week Partners to Urge Policy-Makers to ...

Mar 13, 2009 - One of the least visible but most concerning effects of an economic downturn is the loss of access to health care. With a record number of unemployed Americans, we can expect to see the number of uninsured Americans increase dramatically. In January, the Kaiser Family Foundation report,...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/cover-the-uninsured-week-2009.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Lauds Donald Berwick Nomination as CMS Administrator

Apr 23, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the nomination of Donald Berwick, M.D., to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/donaldberwick-nomination-cmsadministrator.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Makes Strong Request for RUC Changes, Creates Task Force to ...

Jun 10, 2011 - Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians took bold action toward more accurate and equitable payment for our members and their patients. We called on the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee - commonly referred to as ‘the RUC’ - to make specific changes in...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/ruc.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Opposes Effort to Postpone Physician Payment Rule

Dec 11, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians strongly opposes the Senate amendment introduced by Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa. This amendment would postpone implementation of the CMS 2010 fee schedule that would begin to pay appropriately for the medical services provided to patients, end ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/physicianpaymentrule.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Opposes U.S. Department of Justice’s Appeal of Emergency ...

May 6, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Justice’s May 1 decision to appeal a recent U.S. District Court’s ruling to lift the age restriction on over-the-counter access to Plan B One-Step emergency contraception presents an unnecessary barrier between females at risk of an unintended pregnancy and a safe...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/contraception-planb.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Outlines Position on Senate Health Reform Bill

Dec 2, 2009 - On behalf of the 94,600 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, thank you for your long-term commitment to health reform in the United States, and for introducing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is a major piece of legislation that is the result of a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/reid-letter.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Proposes New Primary Care-Specific Evaluation and Management Codes...

Apr 5, 2013 - On March 27, the American Academy of Family Physicians issued a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services calling for the development of a new set of evaluation and management codes specifically for primary care physicians that would result in increased payment for the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/primary-care-management-codes.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Supports Delay in Implementing ICD-10

Aug 24, 2012 - The AAFP is pleased with the recent HHS announcement to delay the implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision Clinical Modification (ICD-10) by one year. Implementation is now scheduled for October 1, 2014. An additional year will help enable family ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/international-classification-of-diseases-10threvision-clinical-modification.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Supports Draft Legislation to Repeal SGR and Reform Medicare ...

Jul 19, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee’s bipartisan draft legislation to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula, stabilize physician payment for five years, and set our health care system on the path to coordinated...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement2.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Urges Congress to Work for a Permanent SolutionTo Medicare ...

Jan 2, 2013 - Today’s temporary patch to the Medicare physician payment is a reprieve for elderly and disabled patients whose health care security is jeopardized by continual threats to Medicare physician payment. This is a welcome relief, but it is not the solution. The current system, with its ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/medicare-physician-payment-sequestration-cuts.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Marilyn Tavenner Nomination as CMS Administrator

Dec 2, 2011 - During this time of change, America’s health care system needs a steady, respected and pragmatic leader at the helm of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Marilyn Tavenner’s nomination as CMS director fits the bill. Tavenner brings experience in both the private and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/marilyn-tavenner-cms-administrator.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Medicaid Payment Parity with Medicare, Expresses Concern ...

Nov 1, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes efforts to ensure that low-income working families have access to needed care, and today’s final rule bringing Medicaid payments up to par with Medicare for primary care and some preventive health services is a step in the right ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/medicaid-payment-parity.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2011

May 9, 2012 - After more than a decade of struggling to stabilize Medicare physician payment with a formula that ultimately threatens patients’ access to care, the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2011 promises a meaningful solution. We congratulate Reps. Allyson Schwartz and Joe Heck for...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/medicare-physician-payment-innovation-act.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Proposal to Repeal SGR, Encourage New Payment Models

Oct 31, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes the bicameral, bipartisan proposal to repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate formula on which Medicare physician payment is based and to set the path for rewarding high-quality, patient-centered care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-repeal-proposal.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling on ACA

Jun 28, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is eager to move forward with needed health system reforms now that the Supreme Court has ruled. As a result, more Americans will have access to meaningful insurance coverage and to the primary care physicians who are key to high quality, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/scotus-aca.html

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