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How to Improve Consumer Health Care Choices, Empower Patients?

Jul 21, 2017 - In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP tackled questions regarding how to reduce burdens on consumers in individual and small-group insurance markets.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170721ACAburden.html

Need a Quick Review of Proposed 2018 Medicare Fee Schedule?

Jul 21, 2017 - The AAFP has created an executive summary of CMS' proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule that focuses on the topics of greatest relevance to family medicine.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170721mpfssummary.html

AAFP Recommends Bipartisan Fixes for Health Care System

Jul 18, 2017 - The AAFP is asking federal legislators to work together across the aisle to prioritize primary care, expand health care access and stabilize the health insurance market.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170718senateletter.html

CMS Issues Proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Jul 17, 2017 - CMS has released proposed 2018 updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule and invited public comment on ways to reduce the administrative burden that physicians face.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170717mpfs.html

Broad Physician Coalition Pushes Senate for Better Health Legislation

Jul 14, 2017 - Leaders from the AAFP and five other national physician organizations went to Capitol Hill to emphasize the importance of expanded access to health insurance coverage.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170714senatevisits.html

AAFP Urges FDA to Revise Plans for Physician Opioid Education

Jul 12, 2017 - In a recent letter to the FDA, the AAFP spoke out strongly against mandatory one size fits all CME for prescribers of opioids.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170712opioidcme.html

MedPAC Recommends Simplifying MIPS Reporting

Jul 11, 2017 - The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has proposed changing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System to include population data and reduce the reporting burden on physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170711medpac.html

AAFP, Other Physician Groups Press Senators to Rework Health Care Bill

Jul 3, 2017 - AAFP officers and other physician leaders visited Senate offices last week to voice their opposition to a health care bill that could jeopardize insurance coverage for millions of patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170703groupofsix.html

AAFP Joins House Members to Spark Burnout Awareness

Jun 27, 2017 - Amid growing concerns about physician burnout, one physician House member recently brought his medical colleagues together to raise awareness about the issue.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170627houseburnout.html

Engage With Your Senators on Health Care Legislation

Jun 20, 2017 - As senators work to fashion a health care bill to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), AAFP members can join a Speak Out campaign to preserve coverage gains made under the ACA.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170620senatespeakout.html

AAFP Pushes for Revisions, Easing of Regulatory Burden

Jun 16, 2017 - The AAFP's response to CMS' 2018 inpatient payment proposal covered a variety of topics important to family physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170616ipps.html

CBO Projects Rising Demand for Primary Care Physicians

Jun 12, 2017 - A report from the Congressional Budget Office says legislators should consider ways to increase the number of primary care physicians to meet growing demand.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170612demandreport.html

AAFP Pleased With CMS Progress on Medicare ID Card Initiative

Jun 1, 2017 - CMS recently announced that it is on schedule to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare beneficiary ID cards by April 2019.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170601beneficiaryid.html

AAFP Highlights Flaws in Proposed Budget, Health Care Bill

May 30, 2017 - The AAFP is encouraging legislators to avoid action that will make it more difficult for family physicians to care for their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170530budgetahca.html

Family Physicians Make Their Case in Capitol Hill Visits

May 30, 2017 - Family physicians visited with numerous members of Congress during a full day of advocacy as part of the 2017 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170530hillvisits.html

Analysts Urge Family Physicians to Speak Up on Health Legislation

May 25, 2017 - Health policy analysts said family physicians need to be engaged in advocacy now, while senators are considering major health care legislation.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170525advocacysummit.html

Hit the Brakes on AHCA, AAFP and Other Groups Tell Senators

May 15, 2017 - The AAFP and five other frontline physician groups met recently with senators and legislative staff to raise a red flag about serious flaws in the American Health Care Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170515hillmeetings.html

After House Vote on AHCA, AAFP Turns to Senate for Fix

May 4, 2017 - The AAFP was disappointed by the House vote to pass the American Health Care Act and now will focus on helping the Senate improve the U.S. health care system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170504ahcahouse.html

AAFP, Coalition Warn Congress of Flaws in AHCA Compromises

Apr 28, 2017 - The AAFP and five other physician organizations sent House leaders a letter on April 26 to oppose reported compromises in proposed health care legislation.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170428ahcaletter.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, Other Groups Push to Maintain Funding for Affordable Insurance

Apr 14, 2017 - A coalition of organizations that includes the AAFP is pressing Congress and the White House to maintain federal funding that enables millions of Americans to obtain affordable health insurance.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170414subsidiesletter.html

AAFP Lauds VA Stance on Sharing HIV, Sickle Cell Test Results

Apr 4, 2017 - The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a new final rule that simplifies the sharing of negative test results for HIV and sickle cell anemia among health care professionals.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170404vatestresults.html

AAFP, AMA Lead Call for Rollback of Outdated Program Penalties

Apr 3, 2017 - The AAFP signed on to a letter with nearly 90 other organizations asking CMS for relief from penalties related to programs enacted prior to passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170403reliefletter.html

Need Help Implementing Chronic Care Management Services?

Mar 24, 2017 - A new initiative from CMS and the Health Resources and Services Administration aims to raise awareness of the benefits chronic care management services offer patients and help physicians implement these services in their practices.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170324cmshrsaccm.html

Shortcomings in AHCA Demand 'No' Vote, AAFP Tells Legislators

Mar 22, 2017 - The AAFP is urging lawmakers to vote No on the American Health Care Act because it falls far short of what is needed to improve the health care system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170322ahcavote.html

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