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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AAFP FY2017 House LHHSE Appropriations Testimony - April 15, 2016

On April 15, 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 2017 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-FY2017-House-041516.pdf

AAFP FY2017 Senate LHHSE Appropriations Testimony - April 15, 2016

On April 15, 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 2017 appropriations bill to promote the efficient, effective delivery of patient-centered care by ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-FY2017-Senate-041516.pdf

AAFP Letter to the CDC on Opioid Gudeline - January 13, 2016

AAFP letter to the CDC regarding Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-CDC-OpioidGuideline011516.pdf

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