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Graduate Medical Education

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/gme.html

Medical Liability -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports the reform of medical liability and litigation regulations that continue to have a negative impact on the cost of health care for patients and physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/liability.html

AAFP Grassroots Toolkit

Aug 8, 2016 - Use the AAFP Grassroots Toolkit to decide how you can take the meaningful step of lending your voice in advocating for family medicine.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/toolkit.html

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Sep 19, 2019 - The AAFP summarizes details of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including regulatory requirements.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare/internal/medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

Model Legislation

Jan 4, 2019 - Model legislation information for state chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/model-legislation.workforce.0.html

Patient Privacy -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP provides family physicians with information regarding HIPAA regulations and monitors its impact on primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/hipaa.html

Improving Health Care Coverage

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP remains an aggressive advocate for health care coverage for all via primary care through family medicine, including the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care delivery model.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage.html

Primary Care Caucus

Jul 8, 2019 - The Primary Care Caucus focuses its efforts on an approach to advance primary care that is comprehensive, continuous, and connected.

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/primary-care-caucus.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the development of this primary care model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/acos.html

Join the Family Physician Action Network

Aug 10, 2016 - key contact form

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/fman/join.mem.html

Key Programs Authorized by the Affordable Care Act

Joint Letter to the OMB Regarding Key Programs Authorized by the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Zients-KeyProgramsACA-091610.pdf

Social Media Tips

Apr 19, 2018 - Tips for family physicians to leverage social media when advocating for family medicine policy.

Advocacy : Get Involved

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/involved/fman/impact/social-tips.mem.html

Letter to CMS on GME provisions in the 2017 proposed inpatient prospective payment ...

Council of Academic Family Medicine letter to CMS regarding the 2017 proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation's sections on Graduate Medical Education

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-FY2017-061616.pdf

Outside Witness Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee on AAFP FY2015 ...

The AAFP submitted a written statement to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to promote the efficient, effective delivery of health care by providing a robust investment in primary care workforce and training programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration and ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/TS-SN-AppropriationsFY2015-042914.pdf

Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice in the PCMH

Testimony Before the HRSA Advisory Committee on Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry on Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice in the PCMH

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/TS-HRSAAdvisoryCommittee-PreparingPersonalPhysicianforPractice-090607.pdf

Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry

Joint AAFP and CAFM Comments to HRSA on the Draft Report of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HRSA-Training-030209.pdf

Full AAFP Response to the CMS MACRA Request for Information

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-RFI-110915.pdf

AAFP response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP regulatory comment letter sent to CMS in response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MPFS2017-081916.pdf

The Affordable Choices Act

Letter to Senators Regarding The Affordable Choices Act (Senate HELP Committee Bill)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Senator-RegardingAffordableChoicesActToHELPCommittee-062209.pdf

Standards for the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Executive Summary: State Qualification/Certification Standards for the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-QualificationsStandardsforPatientCenteredMedHome-110510.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on Tobacco Packaging - September 29, 2015

Joint letter to the FDA on Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing E-Liquid(s), and Other Tobacco Products

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-ANPRM-FDA-Packaging-092915.PDF

Detailed coalition letter to CMS on the second proposed ACO regulation

Detailed coalition letter in response to CMS on the proposed rule titled Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-Detailed-CMS-ACOS-0206215.pdf

The Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Patient Centered Medical Home: History, Seven Core Features, Evidence and Transformational Change

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/Graham-PatientCenteredMedicalHome-Nov07.pdf

State Definitions of the Medical Home

Executive Summary: State Definitions of the Medical Home

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ES-StateDefinitionsofMedicalHome-032912.pdf

Modifications to the HIPAA Rules

Joint letter to HHS regarding the Modifications to the HIPAA Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/LT-HHS-Modifications-091310.pdf

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