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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

2011 Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS regarding Final 2011 Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-FinalSchedule-122210.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/coverage/pcmh/LT-Zients-2012BudgetandAffordableCareAct-091610.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

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

2012 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of 2012 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/ES-2012PhysicianFeeSchedule.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

2013 Physician Fee Schedule

2013 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2013FinalFeeSchedule-0113.pdf

2014 Proposed IPPS Regulation

CAFM Letter to CMS on Graduate Medical Education Provisions Within 2014 Proposed IPPS Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Tavenner-GMEProvisions-062413.pdf

2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to the CMS 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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

2020 FamMedPAC Candidate Questionnaire

...vehicle through which AAFP members support the election or reelection of Congressional candidates who share their commitment to family medicine. To be considered for support, all open seat and challenger candidates must complete the FamMedPAC questionnaire. We are very interested in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/fammedpac/restricted/CandidateQuestionnaire.pdf

2020 FamMedPAC Candidate Questionnaire

...vehicle through which AAFP members support the election or reelection of Congressional candidates who share their commitment to family medicine. To be considered for support, all open seat and challenger candidates must complete the FamMedPAC questionnaire. We are very interested in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/fammedpac/restricted/CandidateQuestionnaire.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

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...Primary Care It is particularly important that the health care system change fundamentally in order meet the needs of the uninsured. The number of uninsured people, approximately 45.7 million according to the US Bureau of the Census of 2007, is both sobering and unacceptable. While...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-ChallengeForSmallMedicalPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...Primary Care It is particularly important that the health care system change fundamentally in order meet the needs of the uninsured. The number of uninsured people, approximately 45.7 million according to the US Bureau of the Census of 2007, is both sobering and unacceptable. While...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-CommittSmallBusiness-ChallengeForSmallMedicalPractices-070809.pdf

AAFP ACTPCMD Sept 6

...Primary Care It is particularly important that the health care system change fundamentally in order meet the needs of the uninsured. The number of uninsured people, approximately 45.7 million according to the US Bureau of the Census of 2007, is both sobering and unacceptable. While...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-House-SmallPractices-070809.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

AAFP Backgrounder: AAFP Backgrounder: Graduate Medical Education Legislation in the ...

...mix of trained physicians. However, research has shown the need for a greater investment in primary care physicians. A 2019 JAMA Internal Medicine study found that every 10 additional primary care physicians per 100,000 population was associated with a 51.5-day increase in life...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-GME116thCongress.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Education and Training - Family Physicians vs Nurse Practitioners

...and the clerkships grants students the Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree, which entitles them to start full clinical training in a residency program. Most family medicine residency programs, which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/FPvsNP.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

...that satisfy the needs of their patients. Despite the limited body of research supporting the medical properties of marijuana, a growing number of patients have turned to medical marijuana to treat symptoms associated with conditions like chronic pain or chemotherapy. The AAFP...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-Marijuana.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Work Requirements

...Justice Department has appealed the decisions and the cases are pending. Research Surrounding Work Requirements The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that despite many individuals losing Medicaid coverage following the introduction of work requirements on beneficiaries, that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidWorkRequirements.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Primary Care Spend

...increase the level of investment in primary care. Transparency in Primary Care Spending Despite an increase in the number of medical students choosing family medicine and other primary care specialties for residency, resources and investment within the United States remain skewed...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/BKG-PrimaryCareSpend.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Scope of Practice - Pharmacists

...and the patient, and the prescription must be returned to its source. Further, the AAFP believes that only licensed doctors of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, and podiatry should have the statutory authority to prescribe drugs. Pharmacists should not alter a prescription written by...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-Pharmacists.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Scope of Practice - Physician Assistants

...determination of scope of practice, adaptability of supervision requirements, determination of co-signature requirements, and maximum number of PAs a physician can supervise at one time. All states have passed legislation regarding the use of the term licensure to describe the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-PhysicianAssistants.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Teaching Health Centers

...The THCGME program, currently administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides funding to increase the number of primary care medical and dental residents training in community-based settings across the country. Since most health care in the U.S....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-TeachingHealthCenters.pdf

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