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Graduate Medical Education

Oct 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.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medical Liability -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - 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

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Sep 19, 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

AAFP Grassroots Toolkit

Aug 8, 2016 - Use the AAFP Grassroots Toolkit to decide how you can take the meaningful step of lending your voice in advocating for family medicine.

Advocacy : Get Involved

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

Model Legislation

Jan 4, 2019 - Model legislation information for state chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/model-legislation.workforce.0.html

Patient Privacy -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 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

Improving Health Care Coverage

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP remains an aggressive advocate for health care coverage for all via primary care through family medicine, including the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care delivery model.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Primary Care Caucus

Jul 8, 2019 - The Primary Care Caucus focuses its efforts on an approach to advance primary care that is comprehensive, continuous, and connected.

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/primary-care-caucus.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.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Join the Family Physician Action Network

Aug 10, 2016 - key contact form

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/fman/join.mem.html

Key Programs Authorized by the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to the OMB Regarding Key Programs Authorized by the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Zients-KeyProgramsACA-091610.pdf

Social Media Tips

Apr 19, 2018 - Tips for family physicians to leverage social media when advocating for family medicine policy.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/fman/impact/social-tips.mem.html

Letter to CMS on GME provisions in the 2017 proposed inpatient prospective payment ...

Council of Academic Family Medicine letter to CMS regarding the 2017 proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation's sections on Graduate Medical Education

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-FY2017-061616.pdf

Outside Witness Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee on AAFP FY2015 ...

The AAFP submitted a written statement to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to promote the efficient, effective delivery of health care by providing a robust investment in primary care workforce and training programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration and ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-SN-AppropriationsFY2015-042914.pdf

Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice in the PCMH

Testimony Before the HRSA Advisory Committee on Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry on Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice in the PCMH

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/TS-HRSAAdvisoryCommittee-PreparingPersonalPhysicianforPractice-090607.pdf

Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry

Joint AAFP and CAFM Comments to HRSA on the Draft Report of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HRSA-Training-030209.pdf

Full AAFP Response to the CMS MACRA Request for Information

AAFP response to the CMS request for information regarding implementation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), promotion of Alternative Payment Models (APM), and incentive payments for participation in eligible APMs

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MACRA-RFI-110915.pdf

AAFP response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP regulatory comment letter sent to CMS in response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MPFS2017-081916.pdf

The Affordable Choices Act

Letter to Senators Regarding The Affordable Choices Act (Senate HELP Committee Bill)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Senator-RegardingAffordableChoicesActToHELPCommittee-062209.pdf

Standards for the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Executive Summary: State Qualification/Certification Standards for the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-QualificationsStandardsforPatientCenteredMedHome-110510.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on Tobacco Packaging - September 29, 2015

Joint letter to the FDA on Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing E-Liquid(s), and Other Tobacco Products

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-ANPRM-FDA-Packaging-092915.PDF

Detailed coalition letter to CMS on the second proposed ACO regulation

Detailed coalition letter in response to CMS on the proposed rule titled Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-Detailed-CMS-ACOS-0206215.pdf

The Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Patient Centered Medical Home: History, Seven Core Features, Evidence and Transformational Change

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/Graham-PatientCenteredMedicalHome-Nov07.pdf

State Definitions of the Medical Home

Executive Summary: State Definitions of the Medical Home

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-StateDefinitionsofMedicalHome-032912.pdf

Modifications to the HIPAA Rules

Joint letter to HHS regarding the Modifications to the HIPAA Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/LT-HHS-Modifications-091310.pdf

2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to OMB Regarding 2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Zients-2012BudgetandAffordableCareAct-091610.pdf

Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Letter to Senate Majority Leader Regarding the Senate Manager's Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Reid-ManagersAmendmentPPACA-122209.pdf

Physician Time Use Patterns Under the Medicare Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to HHS Survey of Physician Time Use Patterns Under the Medicare Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HHS-PhysicianTimeMPFS-071013.pdf

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Statement to the Senate Finance Committee Regarding Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-SenateFinanceCommit-RegardingImplementationACA-031611.pdf

Payments for Services by Certain Primary Care Physicians

Response to CMS Regarding Medicaid Payments for Services Furnished by Certain Primary Care Physicians

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-CMS-MedicaidPayments-060612.pdf

AAFP Letter Opposing the 2015 Proposed Part C and D Rule

AAFP letter to CMS opposing provisions of 2015 proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-PartCD-022614.pdf

ACOs and the Medicare Shared Savings Model

Letter to CMS on Potential Regulations for ACOs and the Medicare Shared Savings Model

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-Berwick-PotentialRegulationsforACOsMedicareSharedSavingsModel-120310.pdf

Topic Nominations for the USPSTF

Response to the AHRQ Request for Topic Nominations for the USPSTF

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/ST-Washington-AHRQRequestforTopicNominationsforUSPSTF-082610.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on the Social Security Number Removal Initiative - May 11, 2017

...Re: Social Security Number Removal Initiative Dear Administrator Verma: The undersigned organizations are writing to express concern over the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) planned enactment of the Social Security Number Removal Initiative...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/hipaa/LT-CMS-SSNRI-051117.pdf

Joint Letter to Energy and Commerce on GME Reform - January 15, 2015

This is a letter from AAFP and CAFM responding to 7 questions regarding GME reform provided by leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. The response outlines many of the problems with the current GME payment system that does not make the ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-EC-GME-011515.pdf

Disclosures Under the HITECH Act

Letter Regarding HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting of Disclosures Under the HITECH Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-Verdugo-HIPPAAPrivacyRule-051410.pdf

Joint Letter to CME on GME Provisions - June 26, 2014

Council of Academic Family Medicine letter to CMS on the graduate medical education sections within the 2015 proposed inpatient prospective payment system

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-GMEProvisions-062614.pdf

AAFP Letter to SFC on Chronic Care WG Policy Options - January 27, 2016

The AAFP Response to the initial policy options proposed by the Senate Finance Committee's Isakson-Warner Working Group on Chronic Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-SFC-ChronicCare-012715.pdf

Proposed 2013 IPPS/GME Regulation

Family Medicine Letter to CMS in Response to the Proposed 2013 IPPS/GME Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-CMS-2013Regulation-062512.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on the Grandfather Date of the Tobacco Control Act - January 29, 2015

Joint letter to HHS writing to affirm the public health importance of the premarket review process for new tobacco products, which are defined as products introduced after February 15, 2007 and products modified after that date.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HHS-GrandfatherDate-012915.pdf

2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to OMB Regarding 2012 Budget and the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-OMB-BudgetAct-021210.pdf

AMA Joint Letter to CMS on ICD-10 Plans - March 4, 2015

AMA joint letter writing CMS with concerns over the implementation plans for moving to ICD-10, that will be required for use by physicians and others starting October 1, 2015.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-ICD10-030415.pdf

Nominations to the HIT Policy Committee

Letter to GAO Regarding Nominations to the HIT Policy Committee

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-Dodaro-NominationsHITCommittee-030509.pdf

Implementation of the HITECH Act

Statement to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Regarding Implementation of the HITECH Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/TS-HouseEnergyCommerceSubcommit-ImplementationHITECHAct-072710.pdf

Testimony to House Appropriations on AAFP FY2016 Spending Priorities - April 27, 2015

On April 27, the AAFP submitted a written statement to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to invest in our nation’s primary care physician workforce in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill to promote the efficient, effective delivery of patient-centered care by providing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-House-Appropriations-042715.pdf

Federal Investment in the Primary Care Workforce

Oral Testimony to House Appropriations in Support of Federal Investment in the Primary Care Workforce

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-EducationAppropriationsSubcommit-HouseAppropsOralTestimony-051210.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations for FY2016 -April 3, 2015

On April 3, the AAFP submitted a written statement to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to invest in our nation’s primary care physician workforce in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill to promote the efficient, effective delivery of patient-centered care by providing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-Senate-FY2016--040315.pdf

Summary coalition letter to CMS on the second proposed ACO regulation

Summary coalition response to CMS on the proposed rule titled Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-Summary-CMS-ACO-020615.pdf

Policies that Affect the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to the Senate Finance Committee on Policies that Affect the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-BaucusHatch-Feeschedule-053013.pdf

FY2011 Continuing Resolution

Family Medicine Letter to the Senate Regarding FY 2011 Continuing Resolution

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Senate-2011CR-030811.pdf

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