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AAFP Among Organizations Calling on CMS to Allow Medicaid Coverage for Quitlines

Jul 6, 2010 - The AAFP is one of three dozen organizations that recently signed a letter to CMS, urging the agency to allow states to obtain federal Medicaid matching funds for the cost of tobacco cessation services provided by quitlines.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100706medicaidquitlines.html

AAFP Applauds Appointment of Donald Berwick as New CMS Administrator

Jul 7, 2010 - The AAFP has praised the appointment of Donald Berwick, M.D., as the new administrator of CMS, saying in a prepared statement that Berwick's medical expertise and commitment to ensuring high quality care for all will serve America well as CMS implements the reforms in the Patient ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20100707berwickappointed.html

AAFP Applauds Background Check Bill That Wins Swift Passage

Mar 1, 2019 - The Academy voiced support for a House bill strengthening background checks for firearm sales, which the AAFP called common-sense legislation.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190301bkgrndchecks.html

AAFP Applauds Bill to Ease Direct Primary Care Payment

Jan 24, 2017 - Federal lawmakers who are aware of the growing interest in the direct primary care model have again introduced legislation supporting its expansion.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170124dpcbill.html

AAFP Applauds FDA Move on E-cigarette Flavors, Menthol

Nov 19, 2018 - The AAFP recently hailed an FDA move toward restricting the sale of most flavored e-cigarette products and banning menthol in combustible cigarettes.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181119fdamenthol.html

AAFP Applauds GME Senate Bill Aimed at Rural Shortages

Feb 14, 2019 - The AAFP has signaled its strong support for the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2019, saying it would alleviate physician shortages in rural communities.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190214ruralworkforceact.html

AAFP Applauds Senate Confirmation of Sylvia Burwell to Lead HHS

Jun 6, 2014 - On June 5, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sylvia Burwell as the country's new HHS secretary by a vote of 78 to 17. Burwell will step down as director of the Office of Management and Budget, where she has served since April 24, 2013.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140606burwellconfirm.html

AAFP Applauds Top 21 FP-producing Medical Schools

Jan 9, 2017 - The AAFP sent congratulatory letters to 21 U.S. allopathic medical schools for graduating high percentages of students entering family medicine residencies during the 2015-2016 academic year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170109topschools.html

AAFP Approves Universal Flu Immunization Recommendation

Mar 16, 2010 - The AAFP has approved a provisional recommendation by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, to expand the recommendation for annual influenza vaccination to include all people ages 6 months and older in whom the vaccine is not contraindicated.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20100316aafpflureqs.html

AAFP Argues for Extended 90-day MU Reporting Period

Mar 18, 2016 - As the meaningful use program winds down, the AAFP is telling CMS it should maintain flexibility in the program's reporting requirements.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160318mu90days.html

AAFP Asks Members to Call on Congress to Pass Health Care Reform

Feb 8, 2010 - The AAFP once again is rallying support for enactment of comprehensive health care reform legislation by asking its members to send a message about the need for health care reform directly to Congress.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20100208reform-act-alert.html

AAFP Assails House-passed Budget Proposal as Threatening Access to Care

Apr 26, 2011 - The AAFP has strongly criticized a fiscal year 2012 budget proposal passed by the U.S. House that -- in an attempt to hold the line on the nation's burgeoning health care expenditures -- would fundamentally change the Medicare and Medicaid programs and threaten access to care for older ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20110426housebudgetltr.html

AAFP Award for Excellence in GME: And the Winners Are …

Jun 22, 2016 - AAFP Award for Excellence in GME: And the Winners Are …

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_award_for_excellence_in.html

AAFP Awards Third Round of Tobacco Control Mini-grants

Aug 8, 2017 - The AAFP's latest class of tobacco and nicotine prevention and control mini-grant recipients devised innovative approaches to controlling tobacco use at the state and local levels.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170808tobaccominigrants.html

AAFP Backs Bill to Grant Forbearance on MU Penalties

Nov 11, 2015 - Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has sponsored the Meaningful Use Relief Act that would allow CMS to grant a blanket hardship exception for eligible health professionals who cannot attest to meaningful use stage two for 2015.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151111muletter.html

AAFP Backs Bill to Increase Support for Family Caregivers

Aug 13, 2015 - A bill recently introduced in Congress calls for creation of an advisory body to help HHS develop a strategy that supports family caregivers.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150813caregiverbill.html

AAFP Backs Breastfeeding, Lactation for Medical Trainees

Jun 26, 2019 - The AAFP has updated its policy supporting breastfeeding and lactation accommodations for medical trainees, which other medical organizations plan to use as model policy for their members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190626breastfeedpolicy.html

AAFP Backs HUD Proposal to Make Public Housing Smoke-free

Nov 18, 2015 - On Nov. 12, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a proposed rule that would require indoor areas of public housing properties to be smoke-free.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151118hudsmoke-free.html

AAFP Backs Initiative to Ensure Newborns Receive Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose

Jul 23, 2013 - The AAFP, along with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has endorsed a birth-dose initiative from the Immunization Action Coalition that recommends newborns be given the first ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130723hepbinitiative.html

AAFP Backs Legislation to Make Medicare Payment Process More Transparent, Accurate

Apr 5, 2011 - The AAFP has thrown its support behind a House bill that is attempting to bring more accuracy and transparency to the process used to assign relative values to Medicare services. Currently, the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee, or RUC, provides the only ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20110405ruclegislation.html

AAFP Backs Potential Ban of Tobacco Sales in Military Installations

Nov 10, 2014 - The AAFP recently signed on to a letter urging the Senate Committee on Armed Services to reject language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would prevent banning tobacco sales in military installations.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141110militarytobacco.html

AAFP Backs Proposal for Substance Abuse Program Record Sharing

Apr 27, 2016 - The AAFP supports a proposal by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to modernize rules to share patient information from treatment programs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160427samhsasharing.html

AAFP Backs Senate Bill Supporting Direct Primary Care

Sep 23, 2015 - Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., R-La., recently introduced the Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2015, which would make it easier for patients to select the direct primary care model.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150923dpcsenate.html

AAFP Backs Tavenner as New CMS Administrator

Dec 6, 2011 - The AAFP has announced its support for Marilyn Tavenner, M.A., as the new administrator of CMS, noting that the former health system administrator and state director of health programs has worked throughout her career to ensure that patients have access to high-quality care and that ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20111206tavenner.html

AAFP Balances Critical Need for Effective Pain Management, Realities of Opioid Abuse

Aug 2, 2012 - The AAFP opposes mandated CME as a prerequisite to DEA registration or licensure to prescribe opioid analgesics. In its Aug. 1 position paper, Pain Management and Opioid Abuse the Academy states that mandated CME could limit patient access to legitimate pain management needs. Family ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120802opioidspaper.html

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