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National Prevention Strategy

Feb 14, 2019 - The AAFP supports the efforts of the NPS to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/prevstrategy.html

Electronic Health Records

Feb 12, 2019 - The AAFP believes that EMRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the patient centered medical home model of care delivery, and supports meaningful use efforts.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/emr.html

Interoperability

Feb 12, 2019 - The AAFP seeks to keep physicians concerns central as information technologies are integrated into an effective, patient centered health care system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/emr/interoperability.html

Patient Privacy -- Legal Issues

Feb 12, 2019 - The AAFP provides family physicians with information regarding HIPAA regulations and monitors its impact on primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/hipaa.html

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Feb 12, 2019 - Reducing the administrative burden on physicians is an important step toward reducing the cost of health care. The AAFP supports simplifying reimbursement processes.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/simplification.html

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Feb 8, 2019 - The AAFP provides information for family physicians as health care reform established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca.html

Tobacco Use

Feb 6, 2019 - Primary care physicians play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction, as well as influencing legislation that promotes public health.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/tobacco.html

Graduate Medical Education

Feb 4, 2019 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/gme.html

Transparency -- Legal Issues

Jan 28, 2019 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a simplified process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/transparency.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the development of this primary care model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/acos.html

Health Insurance Marketplaces and CO-OPs

Jan 14, 2019 - The AAFP supports the increase to primary care access through health care marketplaces and consumer operated and oriented plans as presented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca/marketplace.html

Medicaid

Jan 14, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for fair and effective regulations impacting family physicians and patients served by this vital program that provides health care for vulnerable populations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicaid.html

Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jan 14, 2019 - The AAFP refutes the SGR as an accurate indicator of physician cost in providing patient care and recommends study of the PCMH model to inform regulatory changes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare.html

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jan 2, 2019 - The AAFP summarizes details of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including regulatory requirements.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare/internal/medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

Prescription Drug Abuse

Jan 2, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug abuse is a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/rxabuse.html

Medical Liability -- Legal Issues

Dec 19, 2018 - The AAFP supports the reform of medical liability and litigation regulations that continue to have a negative impact on the cost of health care for patients and physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/liability.html

Open Payments / Physician Sunshine Act -- Legal Issues

Dec 4, 2018 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws like open payments and the Sunshine Act, but advocates for a simplified process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/transparency/sunshine.html

Medical Home

Nov 28, 2018 - The AAFP believes that the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care, and supports the advancement of this primary care delivery system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/medhome.html

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

Nov 15, 2018 - The AAFP advocates for public health and prevention policies that support the work of family physicians and primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/environmental.html

Women's Health

Nov 15, 2018 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women, and call upon the insurance industry to support this standard of care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/women.html

Medical Advocacy

Oct 2, 2018 - Learn about the American Academy of Family Physicians' actions to advance the practice of family medicine and act on behalf of family physicians.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy.html

About FamMedPAC

Sep 20, 2018 - Learn how FamMedPAC seeks to secure a place at the table for family physicians when legislative decisions are made.

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/about.mem.html

Speak Out

Jan 29, 2019 - The AAFP has made it easy for you to reach out to Congress with our Speak Out tool. View active Speak Outs and lend your voice to causes you care about.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/toolkit/advocacy-resources/speak-out.mem.html

Speak Out

Jan 29, 2019 - The AAFP has made it easy for you to reach out to Congress with our Speak Out tool. View active Speak Outs and lend your voice to causes you care about.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/advocacy/involved/toolkit/advocacy-resources/speak-out.mem.html

Medicare Coverage

Jan 28, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for primary care physicians and their patients by calling for expanded health care coverage, including medicare coverage.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicare.html

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