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AAFP President: No Subspecialists on Prevention Task Force

Dec 5, 2016 - The AAFP opposes a bill that would mandate the addition of subspecialist physicians and industry representatives to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161205meigsuspstf.html

AAFP Members Can Speak Out to Support Teaching Health Centers

Nov 30, 2016 - AAFP members who want to urge legislators to provide a more long-term, consistent funding stream for teaching health centers can participate in a Speak Out campaign.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161130thcspeakout.html

AAFP Joins Push for Full Funding of Addiction, Recovery Law

Nov 29, 2016 - The AAFP and other organizations signed a letter pressing Congress for the maximum possible allocation for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161129carafunding.html

AAFP Savors Successes Achieved in Final OPPS Rule

Nov 28, 2016 - CMS addressed some key AAFP concerns in the recently released final rule covering the 2017 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161128oppsfinalrule.html

Action Network Helps FPs Campaign for Family Medicine

Nov 16, 2016 - The AAFP's new Family Physician Action Network makes it easier for members to connect with legislators and participate in advocacy efforts.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161116grassrootsnetwork.html

AAFP Summary Identifies Key Elements for Family Physicians

Nov 14, 2016 - AAFP staff experts have created a summary document to guide family physicians through the final 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161114mpfssummary.html

AAFP Puts Family Medicine on President-elect's Agenda

Nov 9, 2016 - As President-elect Donald Trump begins working on his administration, the AAFP wants to ensure that recognizing the value of family medicine is high on the agenda.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161109presidentelectletter.html

Variety of State Regulations Take Aim at Opioid Abuse

Nov 9, 2016 - Prescription drug experts at the AAFP State Legislative Conference discussed specific moves Congress and the states are taking to address the issue of opioid abuse.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161109stateconfopioids.html

CMS Releases Final 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Nov 4, 2016 - When CMS released the final 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule earlier this week, the AAFP voiced some disappointment but supported its overall commitment to primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161104finalmpfs.html

Aggressive Family Medicine Advocacy Planned for Upcoming Congress

Nov 2, 2016 - The AAFP will be closely tracking four issues of great importance to family physicians when legislators return after the election to finish the work of the 114th Congress.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161102advocacyoutlook.html

Congress Must Fund CHIP for Future, Say AAFP, Others

Oct 27, 2016 - The AAFP joined 50 other organizations in asking congressional leaders to provide future funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161027chipfunding.html

AAFP Guides Federal Agency in Revising Disability Evidence Rules

Oct 26, 2016 - The AAFP recently gave the Social Security Administration pointed feedback as the agency mulls new rules for considering medical evidence in disability claims.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161026ssaevidence.html

Only Physicians Should Participate in Federal Diabetes Program, Says AAFP

Oct 24, 2016 - The AAFP told a federal agency to be careful of moving too far in expanding a federal exemption program for commercial vehicle operators who have diabetes.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161024dotdiabetes.html

Final Rule Focuses on Limited English Proficiency Accommodations

Oct 19, 2016 - HHS overruled AAFP objections to a final rule that toughens requirements for physicians to accommodate patients with limited English proficiency.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161019translation.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

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

Agency Proposes Primary Care Role in Federal Diabetes Program

Oct 3, 2016 - A proposed rule heeds the AAFP's call to expand the pool of clinicians eligible to assess whether a patient who has diabetes can safely work as a commercial driver.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161003dotdiabetes.html

House Bill to Expand Direct Primary Care Wins AAFP Support

Sep 27, 2016 - Lawmakers in the House introduced a bill that would change the tax code so the direct primary care model is not treated as a health plan or insurance.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160927dpcbill.html

AAFP Presses Congress to Protect Primary Care Program Funding

Sep 21, 2016 - The AAFP recently sent a letter to House and Senate leaders outlining primary care programs that should receive continued funding in the 2017 budget.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160921budgetpriorities.html

AAFP Presses House to Act on Family Caregiver Bill

Sep 13, 2016 - The AAFP recently joined 53 other organizations to urge congressional action on the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage Family Caregivers Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160913familycaregivers.html

Bill Extending Home-based Chronic Care Project Wins AAFP Support

Sep 12, 2016 - A Senate bill would make permanent CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project, which provides home-based primary care for patients with chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160912iahletter.html

Government and Medicine News

Nov 10, 2011 - Government and Medicine articles including federal government, state government, health policy, health legislation, and related stories.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine.html

AAFP Calls for Caution in Teleheath Bill's Language

Sep 6, 2016 - The AAFP applauded adding a telehealth benefit to TRICARE, but warned against inadvertently undermining the current system of state medical licensure.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160906tricaretelehealth.html

AAFP Urges Review, Rewrite of Portions of Proposed Rule

Aug 31, 2016 - The AAFP has responded to a CMS proposed rule that would modify Medicare's 2017 hospital outpatient prospective payment system and more.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160831oppsletter.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

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

AAFP Urges CMS to Rework Proposed New Patient Codes

Aug 23, 2016 - The AAFP gave CMS frank feedback detailing how the agency should change a proposal to create new patient relationship codes that may factor into incentive payments.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160823relationshipcodes.html

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