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Title VII, HRSA and AHRQ: House Testimony

Testimony to House Appropriations in Support of Title VII, HRSA and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-HouseAppropriations-PublicWitnessTestimony-041610.pdf

Title VII, HRSA and AHRQ: Senate Testimony

Testimony to Senate Appropriations in Support of Title VII, HRSA and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-SenateAppropriations-WrittenTestimony-041210.pdf

AAFP Comment to MACPAC on CIP

AAFP comment letter to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) per MACPAC's request for stakeholder comments

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-MACPAC-CHIP-121914.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

2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of Key Provisions of the Proposed Rule on the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2010ProposedRuleMedicare-070809.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on the Nicotine Product Standard - May 21, 2018

...States, New England Journal of Medicine, published online March 15, 2018. See also, Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 83 Fed. Reg. 11818, 11820 (March 16, 2018) (ANPRM). 8 ANPRM, at 11820. 3...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductStandard-052118.pdf

FY2011 Funding for HRSA

Joint Letter to the OMB Regarding FY2011 Funding for HRSA

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HRSAFunding-091610.pdf

AAFP Cover Letter to CMS on MACRA RFI - November 9, 2015

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-Cover110915.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on PQRS Feedback and Informal Review Process - February 9, 2016

Joint letter to CMS expressing pressing concern that physicians and group practices will be incorrectly penalized under the PQRS Program as a result of the inadequate feedback and informal review request processes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-PQRS-020915.pdf

Amicus Brief: Texas v United States - April 1, 2019

In defense of significant coverage gains and key patient protection provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and other leading physician organizations today filed an amicus brief in the case of Texas v. United States.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-TexasVUS-040119.pdf

Joint Letter to ONC on EHR Certification - January 21, 2015

Joint letter to HHS writing to elevate concerns about the current trajectory of the certification of electronic health records (EHRs). Among physicians there are documented challenges and growing frustration with the way EHRs are performing.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-EHRCertification-012115.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

AAFP 2015 Statement on SGR Policies - January 21, 2015

The American Academy of Family Physicians submitted a statement for the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health SGR repeal hearing. The document urges policymakers to support primary care and appropriation physician payment within any long-term SGR Repeal legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-2015SGR-012015.pdf

Joint Letter to the House Opposing HR 2058 - May 27, 2015

Joint letter to the House of Representatives opposing a bill that would exempt many tobacco products from FDA review

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-House-TobaccoExempt-052715.pdf

Proposed Medicare Shared Savings Program: ACOs

Comments to CMS on the Proposed Medicare Shared Savings Program: ACOs

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/ST-Berwick-ProposedMedicareSharedSavingsProgramACOs-052011.pdf

FY 2012 Priorities

Statement to the House Appropriations Committee on FY 2012 Priorities

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/TS-House-Priorities-041511.pdf

FY2012 Priorities

Testimony to the House Appropriations Committee on FY 2012 Priorities

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/commission/TS-House-Priorities-041511.pdf

FY2012 Priorities

Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee on FY2012 Priorities

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-Senate-Priorities-051911.pdf

Healthcare Delivery Reform

Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on Healthcare Delivery Reform

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/TS-SenateHELPCommittee-Healthcare-111011.pdf

Burr-Hagan Bill (S.579)

Letter to Senate Regarding Opposition of the Burr-Hagan Bill (S. 579)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Senator-OppositionofBurrHaganBillS579-042909.pdf

AAFP Letter on the Senates HELP Committee’s Lower Health Care Costs Draft Bill - June ...

...the patients’ deductible. The AAFP supports this policy. We urge the inclusion of policies to reduce hospital admissions by increasing the number of primary care visits for patients with high deductible health plan (HDHPs), defined as any plan with a deductible of at least $1,350...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Senate-HELPLowerHCCostsAct060519.pdf

Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities

Statement to the IOM Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/ST-InstituteofMedicine-IOMCERWrittenStatement-032009.pdf

AAFP Administrative Simplification Principles Letter to the Senate HELP Committee - ...

...during the Senate HELP Committee’s 2015 electronic health record hearing, administrative burdens are interfering with the practice of medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. The regulatory framework for physician practices has driven operating costs up and caused reduced face...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HELP-HC-AdminSpending-073118.pdf

Access to Quality and Cost Effective Health Care

PPCW Letter to the President Regarding Access to Quality and Cost Effective Health Care for All Americans

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-President-HealthCare-030711.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Proposed Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Rule - July 15, 2015

AAFP response to CMS on the Medicaid Managed Care and Children’s Health Insurance Program Programs proposed rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-CMS-MedicaidCHIP-071515.pdf

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