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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Physician Gag Law

Feb 22, 2017 - A federal appeals court has overturned provisions of a Florida law that restricted physicians' ability to discuss firearm safety with patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170222gaglaw.html

AAFP Urges HHS Secretary to Hold Health IT Vendors Accountable

Feb 21, 2017 - Family physicians spend too much time working with frustrating technology, so the AAFP has told HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., how he can press for improvement.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170221itletter.html

Panel Examines What Works, What Doesn't in ACA Marketplaces

Feb 14, 2017 - Health policy analysts spoke recently about findings in a series of studies about marketplaces established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170214acamarketplaces.html

AAFP Joins Other Groups in Touting Vaccines' Safety, Efficacy

Feb 13, 2017 - The AAFP joined a broad coalition of more than 350 organizations that sent a letter to President Donald Trump emphasizing the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170213vaccineletter.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

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

Senators Meet With AAFP, Others on Health Insurance Priorities

Feb 3, 2017 - The AAFP and other primary care organizations gave senators their priorities for any legislation that might replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170203senatemeetings.html

AAFP Adds Support to Bills Easing Access to OTC Drugs

Feb 1, 2017 - The AAFP signed on to letters supporting action to allow use of health savings accounts and flexible spending arrangements to purchase OTC drugs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170201otcbill.html

Re-evaluate Immigration Order, AAFP Urges President

Jan 31, 2017 - The executive order restricting immigration that was issued last week will have a chilling effect on medicine and reduce access to care, the AAFP wrote to President Donald Trump.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170131immigrationletter.html

AAFP Joins Stand to Protect Women's Health

Jan 27, 2017 - The AAFP and four other medical groups are asking the president and Congress to stand with physicians to ensure that women's health care is protected.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170127womenshealth.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

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

CMS Patient, Family Engagement Strategy Mirrors AAFP Efforts

Jan 23, 2017 - CMS recently released its Person and Family Engagement Strategy, which mirrors AAFP efforts in this area.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170123cmsengagement.html

AAFP Webinar Examines Health Policies of Trump, New Congress

Jan 18, 2017 - The AAFP will host a free webinar next week to help members navigate the new landscape after President Donald Trump takes office and members of the 115th Congress get down to work.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170118govwebinar.html

AAFP Again Takes Aim at Outpatient Prospective Payment System

Jan 12, 2017 - In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP again took advantage of the opportunity to outline changes the agency should make to the outpatient prospective payment system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170112opps.html

AAFP Reminds CMS of Issues Not Addressed in Final Rule

Jan 11, 2017 - In a year-end letter to CMS, the AAFP highlighted unfinished business the agency failed to address in the final 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170111mpfscomment.html

AAFP Blasts VA Decision Granting APRNs Full Practice Authority

Dec 16, 2016 - The AAFP slammed a final rule issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs that grants advanced practice registered nurses independent practice authority.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161216vaaprns.html

Governors Look to Ease Nationwide Health IT Interoperability

Dec 15, 2016 - The National Governors Association recently released new resources to help states improve the flow of information between health care professionals.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161215roadmap.html

Don't Miss These Changes to DEA Registration Renewal Process

Dec 14, 2016 - The DEA has announced changes to its registration renewal process that effectively eliminate any grace period for physicians who fail to renew their registration on time, meaning they have to apply for a new registration if they miss the deadline.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161214dearegchanges.html

Bill to Expand Telehealth in TRICARE Preserves State Licensure

Dec 14, 2016 - A bill passed by the House and Senate to expand telehealth services under TRICARE will maintain safeguards on state medical licensure, as the AAFP had called for.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161214tricaretelehealth.html

AAFP Urges Federal Support for Payment Reform Initiatives

Dec 8, 2016 - The AAFP is part of a consortium that is urging continued federal support for efforts to replace fee-for-service payment models with value-based systems.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161208hcttfletter.html

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

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

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

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