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Apr 15, 2019 - Affordable access to preventive care, including vaccinations and immunizations, is a central primary care health concern which deserves federal support.

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Apr 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports the AHRQ and its vital function in the development of quality patient care and healthcare system insight.

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Medical Student Debt

Apr 15, 2019 - The cost of medical education can impact the specialty of family medicine. The AAFP supports alternative funding strategies for family medicine students.

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Graduate Medical Education

Apr 15, 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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Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

Apr 15, 2019 - The AAFP calls on Congress to increase funding for this vital GME program and protect it as a fiscal commitment in the years to come.

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Safety and Violence

Apr 15, 2019 - Primary care providers play a crucial role in responding to safety and violence concerns. The AAFP shares policies relevant to the care of these situations.

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Apr 12, 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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National Prevention Strategy

Apr 12, 2019 - The AAFP supports the efforts of the NPS to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

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Prescription Drug Issues

Apr 9, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug issues are a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

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Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Apr 8, 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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Transparency -- Legal Issues

Apr 8, 2019 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a simplified process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

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Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Apr 3, 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.

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Women's Health

Apr 2, 2019 - 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.

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About FamMedPAC

Mar 29, 2019 - Learn how FamMedPAC seeks to secure a place at the table for family physicians when legislative decisions are made.

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Mar 15, 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.

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Environmental Concerns in Public Health

Mar 5, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for public health and prevention policies that support the work of family physicians and primary care.

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Obesity Treatment

Mar 5, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address the significant health impact of obesity.

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Tobacco Use

Mar 5, 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.

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

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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.

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Patient Privacy -- Legal Issues

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

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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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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.

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Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

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

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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.

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