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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

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AAFP, AMA Lead Call for Rollback of Outdated Program Penalties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

AAFP Urges Rejection of Draft Budget That Hurts Health Care System

Mar 20, 2017 - As federal legislators consider the administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, the AAFP wants them to ensure that the foundation of the nation's health care system is protected.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170320federalbudget.html

Speak Out Boosts FPs' Voices on American Health Care Act

Mar 17, 2017 - A new Speak Out campaign from the AAFP makes it easy for family physicians to weigh in as legislators consider making major changes to the nation's health care system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170317ahcaspeakout.html

AAFP Warns Congress About Flaws in Proposed ACA Replacement

Mar 15, 2017 - The AAFP sent a letter to legislators expressing strong reservations about the impact the proposed American Health Care Act would have on patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170315ahcaletter.html

AAFP Expresses Significant Concerns With Health Care Proposal

Mar 8, 2017 - A prompt response from the AAFP highlighted shortcomings in a draft of the proposed American Health Care Act the House of Representatives released on March 6.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170308ahcaresponse.html

Proposed Commission on Complex Diseases Wins AAFP Support

Feb 28, 2017 - The AAFP recently sent a letter in support of legislation that would create a federal commission to focus on improving prevention and treatment of complex chronic diseases.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170228carecommission.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

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

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