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Prepared Comments from AAFP President for the CMS Administrator Roundtable on ...

...• Finally, the most alarming statistic may be from a 2016 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine which found that during a typical day, primary care physicians spend 27 percent of their time on clinical activities and 49 percent on administrative activities. The authors...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TP-CMSAdminRoundTable-AdminReform-102317.pdf

IOM Continuous Assessment and Improvement Study

Letter to the IOM Regarding Their Continuous Assessment and Improvement Study

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-Saunders-IOMComments-062311.pdf

IOM Continuous Assessment and Improvement Study

Letter to the IOM Regarding Their Continuous Assessment and Improvement Study

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-IOM-Study-062311.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS Office of Head Start on Secondhand Smoke - September 18, 2015

Joint letter to the HHS Office of Head Start urging that final Performance Standards include a requirement to address parental/guardian smoking and child exposure to secondhand smoke in order to remove a significant barrier to attendance and school readiness,

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-HHS-HeadStart-091715.pdf

Joint Letter to the House Opposing Exemption of Cigars from FDA Regulation - February ...

...number of cigars exempted by H.R. 564 and the policy rider included in the House FY 2017 agriculture appropriations bill would increase over time as cigar manufacturers modify their products or change their manufacturing processes to qualify for the exemption. Our...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-House-CigarReg-021417.pdf

Joint AAFP Chapter Letter to Congress Urging for the Repeal of SGR - March 12, 2015

AAFP Chapter Sign-On Letter to Congress Urging the Repeal and Replacement of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Payment System

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Chapters-Congress-SGR-031215.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on Laboratory Provisions of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act ...

...The below signed organizations representing physicians from a number of different specialties thank the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its tireless efforts to implement the laboratory provisions of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA)....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-PAMA-090817.pdf

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

Summary of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/incentive/ES-PrimaryCare-092811.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Supporting the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of...

...need to protect a growing number of Medicare beneficiaries, more than 100 members of Congress called for such reforms in a letter last year to the CMS. Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 September 9, 2019 Page 2 of 10 For our seniors - and as...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-Congress-HR3107SignOn-090919.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Final MACRA Rule - December 15, 2016

...equivalent for all participating physicians by performance period 2018. If CMS requires a lower number of quality measures for a particular specialty group in MIPS, then the minimal number should be lowered for all physician specialties. • Appreciates CMS’ close alignment of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MACRA_Final-121516.pdf

Letter to CMS on Proposed 2016 MPFS - August 26, 2015

...trying to comply with a requirement that physicians ordering certain imaging services (magnetic resonance, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, and positron emission tomography imaging services) for Medicare beneficiaries must consult appropriate use criteria applicable to the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MPFS2016-082615.pdf

Letter to Congress Regarding Medicaid Payment Increase

The AAFP signed a joint letter expressing strong support for extending the Medicaid primary care payment increase.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-Congress-Medicaid-Payment-Increase-Extenders-120513.pdf

State Medical Home Legislation

Executive Summary: 2009 - 2010 State Medical Home Legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-MedicalHomeStateLegislation20092010-011011.pdf

Revisions to Medicare Part B

Letter Regarding Revisions to Medicare Part B for Calendar Year 2011

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-2011MedicarePartB-072810.pdf

Model Healthy Beverage Vending Agreement

...A small number of published studies have reported no statistically significant association between SSB consumption and adverse health outcomes. For example, a meta-analysis of 12 studies of SSB consumption and weight gain among children and adolescents found no significant...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Model%20Legislation%20Requiring%20a%20Safety%20Warning%20for%20Sugar-Sweetened%20Beverages.pdf

Full AAFP GME Policy Paper

Aligning Resources, Increasing Accountability, and Delivering a Primary CarePhysician Workforce for America

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/FullGME-090914.pdf

Rural Physicians Scholarship Program

...RURAL PHYSICIANS 1 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND COMMISSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECRUITING 2 AND TRAINING QUALIFIED PERSONS TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN RURAL AREAS 3 OF THE STATE; TO CREATE THE MISSISSIPPI RURAL PHYSICIANS 4 SCHOLARSHIP COMMISSION TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM; TO ESTABLISH A 5...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/workforce/Rural%20Physicians%20Scholarship%20Program.pdf

America's Healthy Future Act

Legislative Summary of America's Healthy Future Act, Chairman's Mark-up

Advocacy

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

Medicare Shared Savings Program, ACO Final Rule

Summary of Medicare Shared Savings Program: ACO Final Rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-ACO-Rule-110211.pdf

Model California Ordinance Imposing a Business License Tax Sale of Sugar-Sweetened ...

...most burdened by the obesity epidemic.87 In a number of polls, proposals that require SSB tax revenues go toward anti-obesity programs and/or health care costs have garnered much greater public support than taxes without earmarked revenue.88 Policies that regulate sales of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Model%20California%20Ordinance%20Imposing%20a%20Business%20License%20Tax%20or%20Sales%20of%20Sugar-Sweetened%20Beverages.pdf

Accountable Care Organizations and Health Care Spending

Accountable Care Organizations: Can They Rein In Health Care Spending for States?

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/ES-ACOsReinInHealthCareSpendingforStates-011011.pdf

Patient Compensation Act

...finance a small number of legitimate claims.75 (3) The General Assembly finds that, even for patients who are able to obtain legal76 representation, the delay to obtain compensation is averaging approximately five years,77 creating a significant hardship for patients and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/legal/Patient%20Compensation%20Act.pdf

SBA Capital Access Programs

Statement to the House Small Business Subcommittee on Finance and Tax Regarding Legislative Proposals to Reform the SBA's Capital Access Programs

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/TS-HouseSmallBusinessSubcommit-SBACapitalAccessPrograms-072309.pdf

Model Naloxone Legislation

...5. Statewide Surveillance Sample Language: The [appropriate state agency] shall ascertain, document, and publish an annual report on the number, trends, patterns, and risk factors related to unintentional drug overdose fatalities occurring within the state each year. The report...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Naloxone%20Legislation%20Drafting%20Guide.pdf

Medical Homes

Executive Summary: 2011 State Legislation regarding Medical Homes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-2011StateLegislationMedicalHomes-032712.pdf

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