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AAFP Calls for Improvements in Valuation of Global Surgical Package Codes

Mar 6, 2013 - The AAFP is urging CMS to adopt measures that would more fairly and accurately assess the valuation of its global surgical package, saying in a recent letter that the agency needs to conduct a more comprehensive review process to assess whether the valuation of global surgical packages ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20130306globalsurgltr.html

AAFP Calls for Revisions in Proposed 2017 Physician Fee Schedule

Aug 24, 2016 - The AAFP is commending the 2017 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule for valuing primary care but has also called for many revisions to the proposal.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160824feeschedule.html

AAFP Calls for Stronger Primary Care Support in ACO Rules

Apr 5, 2016 - The AAFP told CMS in a recent letter that proposed new rules about accountable care organizations must be designed to support primary care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160405acoletter.html

AAFP Calls for Wide-ranging Approach to Lowering Drug Prices

Jul 24, 2018 - The AAFP offered multiple suggestions, as well as some cautionary advice, in response to an HHS request for information on ways to lower drug prices.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180724hhsdrugsltr.html

AAFP Calls Legislation Repealing SGR Major Step to Improving Quality of Care

Feb 19, 2014 - The AAFP has announced it is supporting pending legislation in Congress that would repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate payment formula and create a payment system that encourages quality improvements instead of the current emphasis on volume. In a letter sent to House and Senate...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140219sgrrepealltr.html

AAFP Calls on Budget Committee to Eliminate SGR in Deficit-reduction Plan

Aug 18, 2011 - The formation of the new budget supercommittee in Washington has given the AAFP another opportunity to advocate the elimination of the sustainable growth rate, or SGR, formula -- which sets Medicare payment rates -- and the provision of at least a 3 percent higher payment rate for ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20110818jointcommittee.html

AAFP Calls on CMS to Improve Access, Outcomes With Exchange Rules

Oct 11, 2016 - The AAFP is urging CMS to make sure that rules governing federal health insurance exchanges contribute to improved patient access and health outcomes.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161011insuranceexchanges.html

AAFP Calls on CMS to Revise Outpatient E/M Codes

Apr 17, 2015 - The AAFP recently signed on to a letter with other physician organizations urging CMS to redefine and revalue outpatient evaluation and management codes.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150417emcodes.html

AAFP Calls on Congress to Spare Key Programs From Arbitrary Cuts

Sep 16, 2015 - The AAFP signed two letters urging Congress to minimize the number of cuts to programs tied to patient access and training of primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150916fundingletters.html

AAFP Calls on Members to Promote Influenza Vaccination This Season

Sep 29, 2017 - On Sept. 20, the AAFP signed on to a CDC letter asking health care professionals to help promote the influenza vaccine for the 2017-2018 flu season.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170929fluvaccletter.html

AAFP Calls on NHLBI to Release Long-awaited Clinical Practice Guidelines

Sep 3, 2013 - In a recent letter to National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) director Gary Gibbons, M.D., AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., M.B.I., of Spokane, Wash., voiced concern regarding the NHLBI's decision to stop issuing clinical practice guidelines and focus instead only on ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130903nhlbiguidelinesltr.html

AAFP Calls on Trump to Reduce FPs' Regulatory Burden

Feb 8, 2017 - The AAFP sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to take a close look at the cumbersome administrative tasks that family physicians struggle with every day.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170208regulationletter.html

AAFP Calls Out CMS on Meaningful Use Stage Three

Jun 2, 2015 - In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP argued aggressively for physician-friendly meaningful use stage three rules. The Academy specifically pressed for a delay in stage three implementation until the nation's transition to value-based payment was on firmer ground.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150602mu3letter.html

AAFP Can Help Keep Kids Safe This Summer

May 21, 2015 - The AAFP has created a summer safety resource family physicians can use to remind patients to stay hydrated, use proper sun protection, and be safe in and around the pool.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150521summersafety.html

AAFP Celebrates New Recruits to Family Medicine, Acknowledges Work Ahead

Mar 20, 2015 - The National Resident Matching Program announced the results of the 2015 Match, which showed that 3,060 graduating medical students chose a career in family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150320match.html

AAFP Censures Senate Regarding Medicare Payment Reduction

Apr 5, 2010 - In a recent letter to members of the U.S. Senate, the AAFP assailed Congress for allowing a 21.2 percent Medicare payment reduction called for by the sustainable growth rate, or SGR, formula, to take effect on April 1.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20100405sgrltrofcensure.html

AAFP Census Survey Sorts Out 2011 Match Statistics

Nov 2, 2011 - The 2011 National Resident Matching Program, also known as the Match, generated good news in terms of the number of medical students matching into family medicine residencies, but a closer examination of those Match results reveals that the small, incremental increases in interest in ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/201111022011matchwrapup.html

AAFP Challenges Payment Inequities in Primary Care, Oncology Initiatives

Apr 7, 2015 - The AAFP is challenging CMS' decision to introduce serious payment inequities into two payment model initiatives with similar practice requirements.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150407oncologypay.html

AAFP Champions Role for FPs in Federal Diabetes Program

Jul 22, 2015 - The AAFP is pressing for a greater role for family physicians in the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Diabetes Exemption Program.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150722dotdiabetes.html

AAFP Changes CME Reporting Process to Reflect New AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Rule

Apr 27, 2011 - Because of a new rule governing the AMA's Physician's Recognition Award, or PRA, Category 1 Credit that will take effect on July 1, the AAFP has made changes in the way physician-learners can claim credit for some of its learning materials, including those from American Family ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110427amaprachanges.html

AAFP Chapter Spotlight

Feb 1, 2012 - This is the topic page for AAFP News' Chapter Spotlight series, which launched in December 2010.

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month.html

AAFP Checklist Can Help Meet CPC Initiative Deadline

Jul 11, 2012 - The July 20 deadline for family physicians' participation in CMS' Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative is fast approaching. The multipayer demonstration project aims to test a blended payment model and offer enhanced payments to primary care physicians who meet project guidelines.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20120711cpcichecklist.html

AAFP Checklist Helps Family Physicians Apply for Higher Medicaid Rate

Jul 31, 2013 - The AAFP has put together a one-page checklist to help family physicians who treat Medicaid patients receive a higher payment rate as called for by a provision in the health care reform law designed to pay FPs and other primary care physicians at a rate at least equal to Medicare ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130731paritytools.html

AAFP Chides CMS for Missed Opportunities in 2016 Fee Schedule

Jan 12, 2016 - In an end-of-the-year letter to CMS, the AAFP admonished the agency for missed opportunities in the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160112finalrule.html

AAFP Chides CMS for Proposed Work RVU Revisions

Aug 10, 2011 - In a recent letter to CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, M.D., the AAFP reproached the agency for revisions to certain work relative value units, or RVUs, it has proposed in its statutorily mandated five-year review of RVUs.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20110810rvurevisions.html

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