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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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