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America's Healthy Future Act Legislative Summary

Legislative Summary of the Senate Finance Committee's Bill, America's Healthy Future Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-LegislativeSummaryHealthyFutureAct-092209.pdf

Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Chronic Care Working Group - June 22, 2015

The AAFP submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group in response to their call for stakeholder proposals.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-ChronicCare-062215.pdf

Medicare Shared Savings Program

Summary of the Medicare Shared Savings Program: ACO Final Rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/ES-SummaryMedicareSharedSavingsProgramACOFinalRule-110211.pdf

2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS on the Proposed 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-FeeSchedule-082212.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to the 2019 Marketplace Proposed Rule - November 21, 2017

...health plan with substantial enrollment of at least 5,000 enrollees in one or more States. This language defines typical in reference to the number of people who are covered by a single plan. The AAFP is concerned that a single outlier plan with minimum benefits could now count as...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-2019MarketplaceProposedRuleEHBs-112117.pdf

2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to the CMS 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2104ProposedMPFS-082913.pdf

Joint Principles: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic - June 11, 2018

...memberships of the above organizations, we have adopted the following principles to address the opioid crisis impacting a significant number of individuals, families, and communities across the country. The crisis has left few untouched, with an average of 115 Americans dying every...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/ST-AddressingOpioidEpidemic-061118.pdf

Non-Face-to-Face Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products

Joint Letter to the FDA in Response to a Proposed Rule Regarding the Non-Face-to-Face Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NonfacetofaceSaleandDistributionofTobaccoProducts-091912.pdf

Smokeless Tobacco Products

Letter to the FDA Commenting on Current Statutory Warnings on Smokeless Tobacco Products

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-SmokelessTobaccoWarnings-040113.pdf

Federal Deficit

Letter to the Biden Deficit Reduction Panel regarding the Health Care Costs and the Federal Deficit

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-BidenPanel-062011.pdf

Warnings for Chewing Tobacco Products

Joint Letter to the FDA in Response to Proposed Warnings for Chewing Tobacco Products

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-ProposedWarningsforChewingTobaccoProducts-110912.pdf

Joint Statement on Joint Principles for Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship -...

...Medicine. Our organizations, which represent more than 400,000 physicians and medical students, call on policymakers to join us in preserving the patient-physician relationship by ensuring that the practice of medicine is not unduly impeded by government interference. A growing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-LegislativeInterference-05232018.pdf

Medicaid Expansion and Healthcare Exchanges

Executive Summary: The Affordable Care Act: Medicaid Expansion and Healthcare Exchanges

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-MedicaidExpansion.pdf

AAFP Letter with Comments to HHS on the Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

...2018-2022 as published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the September 27, 2017, Federal Register. About Family Medicine Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person. These residency-trained, primary care specialists provide a wide variety...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Draft2018-2022Framework-101917.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: House Representatives Introducing the AAFP - January...

...legacy fee-for-service system. Furthermore, family physicians believe that the regulatory and administrative oversight of the practice of medicine has devolved from a well-intentioned focus on quality and performance improvement to a practice-level paperwork morass that drives...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-House-116Congress-AAFPIntro-012319.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: Senate Introducing the AAFP - January 23, 2019

...legacy fee-for-service system. Furthermore, family physicians believe that the regulatory and administrative oversight of the practice of medicine has devolved from a well-intentioned focus on quality and performance improvement to a practice-level paperwork morass that drives...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-Senate-116Congress-AAFPIntro-012319.pdf

Challenge for Small Medical Practices

Testimony to House Regarding the Challenge for Small Medical Practices

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/TS-House-Challenges-070809.pdf

Joint Letter to HUD on Smoke-Free Public Housing - January 21, 2015

Joint comment letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on smoke-free public housing

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HUD-SmokeFree012115.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Quality Measure Development Plan - February

AAFP letter in response to the draft quality measure development plan on the transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-QualityMeasurePlan-022916.pdf

AAFP Statement to Senate Finance Committee on EHB Bulletin -- July 11, 2011

Comments to the Senate Committee on Finance Regarding EHB Bulletin

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-SenateFinanceCommittee-RegardingEHBBulletin-071112.pdf

Payment Reform

Statement to the Senate Finance Committee Regarding Payment Reform

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/TS-SenateFinanceCommittee-RegardingPaymentReform-071112.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Energy and Commerce Comittee on MACRA and APMs - November, 8, 2017

...Evaluating MACRA’s effectiveness and the strength of APMs should first recognize the central role of primary care physician, and family medicine’s role in the health care ecosystem. Family physicians are the largest primary care specialty and the most visited, especially for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-ECComm-MACRA-APMS-110817.pdf

Ending GME Payments for Medcaid

Joint Letter from AAFP and AFMAA to CMS Objecting to the Proposed Rule that Would End GME Payments for Medcaid

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-GMEPayments-062207.pdf

Medicare Physician Payment System

Letter to Ways and Means Committee Regarding the Medicare Physician Payment System

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-WaysandMeansCommittee-MedicarePhysicianPaymentSystem-052512.pdf

New NHSC Fund and the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to HHS Regarding Support of Using the New NHSC Fund under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/ST-HHS-NHSCFund-102210.pdf

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