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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

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Legislative Summary regarding the Senate's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-LegislativeSummaryPPACA-113009.pdf

Health Insurance Exchange: HELP Committee Letter

Statement to the HELP Committee Regarding Health Insurance Exchanges

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/ST-HELPCommittee-RegardingHealthInsuranceExchanges-031711.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Final 2016 MPFS - December 24, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS on the final rule with comment period titled, Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MPFS16-122415.pdf

H.R. 3200 House Letter

AAFP Letter to the House Regarding H.R. 3200

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Waxman-LetterToHouseRegardingHR3200-071609.pdf

Patient-Centered Research Institute Nominations

Nominations to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Research Institute

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/ST-Dodaro-NominationstoMethodologyCommitteeofPatientCenteredResearchInstitute-102610.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on the 2018 MIPS Reporting Period - April 16, 2018

...volume threshold and believe it will assist small practices and physicians who treat a small number of Medicare patients, it may create changes in physicians’ eligibility status. In addition, the recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 modified MACRA to exclude...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018MIPSReportingPeriod-041618.pdf

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Letter to AHRQ Regarding the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Advocacy

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

Joint Letter to EBSA Responding to Changes in SBC Coverage - March 2, 2015

Joint letter to the Employee Benefits Security Administration in response to the proposed changes to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Uniform Glossary for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the individual and group markets.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-EBSA-SBC-030215.pdf

AAP Letter to the House EandC Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee ...

...the scientific discoveries that are making a difference for millions of individuals, families, and communities. From vaccines to precision medicine, new discoveries have the potential to change lives. Nothing highlights the impact of innovation on patient’s health and lives better...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HouseECOversight-InsulinPrices040919.pdf

Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, Stage 2

Letter to CMS regarding the Proposed Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, Stage 2 Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/ST-Tavenner-ElectronicHealthRecordIncentiveProgram-050712.pdf

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 30, 2019

...office/outpatient E/M visits beginning in 2021. Thus, CMS proposes to: • Retain 5 levels of coding for established patients; • Reduce the number of levels to 4 for office/outpatient E/M visits for new patients; • Revise the times and medical decision-making process for all...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2020MPFS-073019.pdf

Medicare Physician Payment Assessment and Transparency Act

Joint Letter to the House in Support of HR 1256, the Medicare Physician Assessment and Transparency Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-House-HR1256-041111.pdf

AAFP response to the VA proposed rule on the Veterans Community Care Program - March ...

...challenges. Many veterans receive care from family physicians and other primary care physicians outside the VA system because of the limited number of VA health care professionals in their areas. Like the VA system, the private-sector primary care system that these veterans turn to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-VA-ProposedRuleVCCP-032219.pdf

MACRA Fact: AAFP Advocacy of MACRA Final Rule

Details about AAFP Advocacy and resulting changes in the MACRA Final Rule released October 14, 2016. AAFP advocated on key provisions to reduce administrative burden and bring about other changes in the rule to make family physicians' jobs easier.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/MACRAFactFinalRuleWeb.pdf

AAFP Statement on Medicaid the EandC and Health Subcommittee - January 31, 2017

...Primary care medicine achieves better health outcomes and increase cost savings. This is particularly important for rural communities and for vulnerable populations who depend on Medicaid to a larger degree than other populations.3 The benefits also translate into...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-House-Medicaid-013117.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/coverage/aca/LT-Obama-AccessQualityCostEffectiveHealthCare-071211.pdf

SGR Proposal, Second Iteration

Response to the House regarding the SGR Proposal, Second Iteration

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-SGRProposal-041513.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on Advanced Care Planning Codes - December 30, 2014

Coalition letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to recognize and make separate payment for the new Advance Care Planning (ACP) codes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-AdvancedCarePlanning-123014.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the Part C and D Proposed Rule - January 25, 2019

...in the drug pricing debate, in part because of the complexity of care provided and the fact that the number and complexity of conditions, complaints, and diseases seen in family medicine is far greater than those seen by any other physician specialty. Ensuring access to affordable...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-CDOutPocketCost-012519.pdf

Accountable Care Organizations Proposed Rule

Summary of the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations Proposed Rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/ES-SummaryMedicareSharedSavingsProgramACOProposedRule-040711.pdf

AAFP Letter to the CDC on Tobacco - February 6, 2019

...populations, prevent long-term addiction to tobacco products, curb spending due to tobacco-related illnesses and reduce the overall number of long- term tobacco users. Approximately 40,000 deaths annually due to lung cancer and heart disease can be attributed to secondhand smoke....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CDC-Tobacco-020619.pdf

Joint Letter Opposing Efforts to Repeal the Individual Mandate - November 14, 2017

...that would stabilize the insurance market, has the potential, to raise health insurance premiums by a projected 20 percent and increase the number of uninsured Americans. ### About the American Academy of Family Physicians Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 129,000...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-IndividualMandateRepeal-SenateTaxReform-111417.pdf

2012 Medicare eRx Program

Joint Letter to CMS Regarding the Proposed Rule on the 2012 Medicare eRx Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/prescribing/LT-Berwick-RxProgram-072511.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria - ...

Joint letter to Congress from societies whose members frequently order and rely on advanced diagnostic imaging for the diagnosis and treatment of their patients expressing deep concern with the timeline for implementation of the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-SFC-AUC-092815.pdf

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