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AAFP Letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Policy Recommendations - March...

...March 17, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pence Vice President of the United States Chair, Coronavirus Task Force The White House Washington, DC 20500 Mr. Vice President: I write on behalf of the 134,600 family physicians and medical students represented by the American Academy of Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-WhiteHouseCoronavirusTaskForce-031720.pdf

Group of Six Statement Recommending Further Actions to Address COVID-19

...Frontline Physicians Recommend Further Actions to Address COVID-19 March 18, 2020 Our organizations represent more than 600,000 physicians and medical students serving on the front lines of health care. As the nation’s frontline physicians, our members will be diagnosing,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/ST-G6-COVID19-031820.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Rural Cardiac Rehabilitation - July 29, 2020

...July 29, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-CMS-RuralCardiacRehabilitation-072920.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

...PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAMS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports the implementation and use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and greater physician input into pain management regulation and legislation. The AAFP will work...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-PDMPs.pdf

AAFP/AMA Backgrounder: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

...Patients need access to care now. Evidence shows medication-assisted treatment (MAT) works. More people are dying from heroin and illicit fentanyl, despite a decrease in opioid prescriptions. The AMA and AAFP Urge Removing All Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-AMA-AAFP-MAT.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Supervised Injection Sites

...SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, as well as combatting opioid dependence and other substance use disorders. The AAFP supports syringe exchange programs, the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-SupervisedInjectionSites.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Opioid Action Plan - October 10, 2019

...October 10, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-CMS-OpioidRFI-101019.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on Compounded Drug Products - August 13, 2019

...August 13, 2019 Janet Woodcock, M.D. Director Center for Drug Evaluation and Research U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland 20993 Dear Dr. Woodcock: On behalf of our members, the undersigned organizations write to thank the U.S. Food and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-FDA-CompoundedDrugProducts-081319.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Gun Violence Prevention Research

...Gun Violence Prevention Research Background According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more people died from firearm injuries in the United States in 2017 than in any other year since at least 1968. Nearly two-thirds were suicides. The AAFP sees gun...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-GunViolencePreventionResearch.pdf

AAFP Letter to Rep. Thompson Supporting Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (HR ...

...February 26, 2019 The Honorable Mike Thompson United States House of Representatives 231 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Thompson: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Thompson-BackgroundChecksHR8-022619.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress in Support of the RISE from Trauma Act - July 6, 2020

...July 6, 2020 The Honorable Richard Durbin The Honorable Shelly Moore Capito U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski The Honorable Tammy Duckworth U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Danny...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Congress-RiseTraumaAct-070620.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Stealthing

...STEALTHING AAFP Position The AAFP believes that sexual assault is a serious public health issue. The AAFP supports the rights of survivors of sexual assault, including the right to protection from their offender and from re-victimization in the legal and criminal justice systems....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-Stealthing.pdf

AAFP Letter to Agriculture Cmt Chairs on Farm Bill Conference Priorities - December 6, ...

...December 6, 2018 The Honorable Pat Roberts Chairman, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Debbie Stabenow Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Mike Conaway Chairman, U.S. House Agriculture Committee...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-AgCommittee-FarmBillPriorities-120618.pdf

AAFP Letter to Domestic Policy Council Director Opposing Systemic Racism - June 10, 2020

...June 10, 2020 Ms. Brooke Rollins Director Domestic Policy Council Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 464 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20504 Dear Ms. Rollins: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), an organization representing...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-DPC-OpposingSystemicRacism-061020.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS Urging CDC Support Amid COVID-19 - July 1, 2020

...July 1, 2020 The Honorable Alex M. Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar, Our organizations have been directly involved in the fight against the coronavirus...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HHS-CDCSupportCOVID-070120.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Health System Resilience - July 8, 2020

...July 8, 2020 Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D. Assistant Secretary for Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Captain Paul Reed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Medicine and Science Office of the Assistant Secretary for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HHS-HealthSystemResiliance-070820.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate HELP Committee for its Pandemic Planning RFI - July 8, 2020

...July 8, 2020 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chair Ranking Member Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Pensions Committee Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairperson Alexander and Ranking...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-SenateHELP-PandemicPreparedness-070820.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Electronic Cigarettes

...ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the alarmingly increased use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) - also called electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or vaping devices - by youth and young adults, as well as...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-ECigarettes.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Tobacco

...TOBACCO AAFP Position Despite significant research outlining the dangers of tobacco and a significant decrease in the number of United States adults who smoke, tobacco, and in particular cigarettes, remains the leading cause of death and preventable disease in the U.S. The AAFP...

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

Joint Letter on PMTA Proposed Rule - December 16, 2019

...1 December 16, 2019 Dockets Management Staff 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Docket No. 2019-N-2854 Ladies and Gentlemen: The undersigned organizations hereby submit this comment in the above-designated docket on the proposed rule...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CoalitionCommentsPMTAProposedRule-121619.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA and HHS Supporting Proposed Rule on Graphical Warnings - October...

...October 1, 2019 Norman E. Sharpless, Acting Commissioner Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary Department of Health and Human Services. Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-HHS-GraphicalWarnings-100119.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA Calling for Public Disclosure of E-cig Applications - April 23,...

...1 April 23, 2020 Dr. Stephen Hahn, M.D. Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002 RE: Disclosure of Tobacco Products for Which Premarket Applications Filed by the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-PremarketReviewDisclosure-042320.pdf

AAFP Letter to the President on e-Cigarettes - September 20, 2019

...September 20, 2019 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write in...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-POTUS-e-cigsflavors-092019.pdf

Joint Statement Supporting Strong Flavored E-Cigarettes Ban and Swift Implementation - ...

...ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT’S SEPTEMBER DECISION TO REMOVE FLAVORED E- CIGARETTES FROM THE MARKET Now is the time to act and protect the health of our children November 18, 2019 - We write to express our strong, unified support for President Trump’s proposal, made on...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/ST-RemoveFlavoredE-Cigarettes-111819.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on the 2020 National Vaccine Plan - October 24, 2019

...October 24, 2019 Director Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/ AIDS Policy U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 330 C St. SW, Rm L001 Washington, D.C. 20024 Dear Director Beckham: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-2020NationalVacPlan-102419.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on COVID Vaccine Funding - June 1, 2020

...June 1, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Congress-COVIDVaccineInfrastructure-060120.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Immunizations

...IMMUNIZATIONS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports immunizations for infants, children, adolescents, and adults as defined by recommendations set forth in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/BKG-Immunizations.pdf

AAFP and SDAFP Joint Letter Opposing South Dakota HB 1235 - February 12, 2020

...February 12, 2020 The Honorable Steven Haugaard Speaker of the House South Dakota Legislature 500 East Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 The Honorable Jamie Smith Minority Leader South Dakota Legislature 500 East Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 Dear Members of the South Dakota House...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-SDLeg-OpposingHB1231-021220.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of 6 Supporting the Vaccines Act - May 22, 2019

...Media contacts: Jamie Poslosky, American Academy of Pediatrics (202-724-3301; jposlosky@aap.org) Devin Miller, American Academy of Pediatrics (202-724-3308; dmiller@aap.org) JOINT STATEMENT SUPPORTING THE VACCINES ACT American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/ST-G6-VaccinesAct-052219.pdf

Joint Letter Supporting the Helping MOMS Act (HR 4996) for the COVID-19 Package- July ...

...1 July 23, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-Congress-HelpingMOMSAct-072320.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS Maternal Health RFI - May 31, 2020

...May 31, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, NW Washington, DC Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CMS-RuralMaternalHealth-053120.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on COVID-19 and Reducing Maternal Health Disparities - June 9,...

...Equitable Maternal Health Coalition c/o March of Dimes | 1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 1300 | Arlington, VA 22202 June 9, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-Congress-ReducingMaternalHealthDisparities-060920.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS Repsonding to the Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health ...

...March 20, 2018 Alex Azar, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HHS-ProtectingStatutoryConscienceRights-032018.pdf

Joint Letter Supporting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 1975) - October 21, 2019

...October 21, 2019 Subcommittee Chairwoman Bonamici and Ranking Member Comer Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee House Education and Labor Committee 2176 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 RE: Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694) Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HouseEdLaborCommittee-PWFA-102219.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for the Success for Mothers and Newborns Act - July 30, 2020

...July 30, 2020 The Honorable Tim Kaine The Honorable Lisa Murkowski U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Kaine and Murkowski: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-KaineMurkowski-MotherNewbornSuccessAct-073020.pdf

AAFP Statement on Supporting Continued Access to Reproductive Health Service During the...

...The American Academy of Family Physicians Support of Continued Access to Reproductive Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 members, supports continuous access to timely, necessary medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/ST-RHHealthDuringCOVID-040220.pdf

Joint Letter to House on PCORI Reauthorization - May 13, 2019

...May 13, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone Chairman House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2125 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Greg Walden Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2322-A Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-House-PCORIReauthorization-051319.pdf

Joint Letter to House on PCORI Reauthorization - May 13, 2019

...May 13, 2019 The Honorable Chuck Grassley The Honorable Ron Wyden Chairman Ranking Member Senate Finance Committee Senate Finance Committee 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-Senate-PCORIReauthorization-051319.pdf

AAFP Letter on Senate PCORI Reauthorization - October 28, 2019

...October 28, 2019 The Honorable Mark Warner The Honorable Bill Cassidy, MD United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Chris Van Hollen The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-Senate-PCORIReauthorization-102819.pdf

Joint Physician Dentist Letter to Rep. Babin on Resident Education Deferred Interest ...

...March 19, 2019 The Honorable Brian Babin, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 2236 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Paul Gosar, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 2057 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Andy Harris, MD U.S....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-RepBabin-ResidentEdDeferredInterestAct-03192019.pdf

Center for State Policy Backgrounder on Student Loan Repayment Programs

...STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS AAFP Recommendation The AAFP promotes the expansion of the workforce needed to ensure that all Americans have access to a primary care patient-centered medical home. Currently, debt incurred by pursuing medical training (including leading up to, during...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/BKG-StudentLoanRepaymentPrograms-103017.pdf

AAFP Statement to House Small Business Committee on Student Debt and Practice - June ...

...Statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians Submitted for the Record to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business Hearing: The Doctor is Out. Rising Student Loan Debt and the Decline of the Small Medical Practice June 12, 2019 American Academy of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/TS-HouseSmBusinessComm-StudentDebtPractice-061219.pdf

Center for State Policy Backgrounder on Graduate Medical Education

...GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION What is Graduate Medical Education? Graduate medical education (GME) is the training that medical school residents receive in more than 1,000 of the nation’s teaching hospitals and teaching health centers. These teaching facilities vary in size and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-GraduateMedicalEducation-103017.pdf

AAFP Fact Sheet on the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Program

...Since inception, the THCGME program has trained over 1,000 new primary care physicians and dentists across the country. THCGME Graduates 64 percent are practicing in a primary care setting - nearly double the national average for all physicians. 58 percent are practicing in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/FS-THCGME.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress Advocating for DACA Health Professionals - May 4, 2020

...1 May 4, 2020 The Honorable Michael Pence Vice President United States of America Old Executive Office Building Washington, DC 20501 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate S-226, United States Capitol Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles Schumer...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-DACAHealthProfessions-050420.pdf

Joint Letter Urging THCGME Extension within the COVID-19 Package - July 23, 2020

...1 July 23, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Majority Leader Democratic Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Republican Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMECOVID19Reauthorization-072320.pdf

Group of Six Letter Supporting DoD GME Training - August 3, 2020

...1 August 3, 2020 The Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper Secretary United States Department of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1000 Via email: osd.pentagon.oasd-la.mbx.coordinations@mail.mil Dear Secretary Esper: On behalf of the almost 600,000 physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-G6-DoD-GMETraining-080320.pdf

AAFP Letter on the THCGME, CHC, NHSC, PCORI, and Medicaid Extensions Markup - July 11, ...

...July 11, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Chair Ranking Member House Energy and Commerce Committee House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairperson Eshoo and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-ECHealthSub-CHIME-071119.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate leadership on Reauthorizing and CHC, THC, and NHSC ...

...February 10, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseSenLeadership-CHC-THC-NHSCFunding-021020.pdf

AAFP Chapter Letter in Support of THCGME Reauthorization - February 11, 2020

...February 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseSenLeaderships-ChapterSupportLetterTHCGME-021120.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to House Ways and Means Committee Rural and Underserved ...

...November 26, 2019 The Honorable Danny Davis The Honorable Brad Wenstrup Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Washington, DC The Honorable Terri Sewell The Honorable Jodey Arrington Committee on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseWM-TaskforceRFIResponse-112619.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Assistant Physicians

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - ASSISTANT PHYSICIAN Background In 2014, Missouri became the first state in the nation to enact legislation creating the new professional designation of assistant physician. The Missouri law allows assistant physicians to provide primary care services to...

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

AAFP Letter on the Alexander-Murray HELP Lower Health Care Costs Act (S. 1895) - June ...

...June 25, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chair, Senate Health, Education, Labor Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and Pensions Committee Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-LowerHealthCareCostsAct-062519.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Nurse Practitioners

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - NURSE PRACTITIONERS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the nursing profession and believes that nurse practitioners should function as part of an integrated practice arrangement under the...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Naturopaths

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - NATUROPATHIC PROVIDERS AAFP Position The AAFP believes that naturopathic theory and practice are not based upon knowledge widely accepted by the scientific community. Naturopathic education does not prepare practitioners to properly and accurately diagnose or...

Advocacy

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

AAFP and AzAFP Joint Letter Opposing Arizona HB 2419 - February 12, 2020

...February 12, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Barto Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 The Honorable Jay Lawrence Vice-Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 Dear Members of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-AZLeg-OpposingHB2419-021220.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Section 5 of EO #13890 Regarding Supervision Requirements of ...

...January 14, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-CMS-SupervisionReqsNonPhysicians-011420.pdf

Joint HPNEC Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees on FY 2020 Spending ...

...November 26, 2019 The Honorable Richard Shelby The Honorable Patrick Leahy Chair Vice Chair Appropriations Committee Appropriations Committee United States Senate United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nita Lowey The Honorable Kay Granger Chair...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HouseSenApp-HPNECFY2020-112619.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senators Brown and Murray in Support of the Ensuring Access to Primary ...

...June 25, 2020 The Honorable Sherrod Brown The Honorable Patty Murray United States Senate United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Brown and Murray: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, who together represent more than 500,000 physicians,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-Senate-EnsuringAccessPrimaryCareWomenChildrenAct-062520.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on COVID-19 and Health Disparities - June...

...June 10, 2020 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chair Ranking Member House Committee on Ways and Means House Committee on Ways and Means Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairperson Neal and Ranking Member Brady: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HouseWaysMeans-HealthDisparities-061020.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act -...

...The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act -Key Provisions Affecting Family Physicians On March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act into law. The bipartisan CARES Act is the third legislative package passed in...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/ES-CARESAct-033020.pdf

AAFP Letter for the Senate Finance Committee RFI on Maternal Health - April 3, 2020

...April 3, 2020 The Honorable Charles Grassley The Honorable Ron Wyden Chair, U.S. Senate Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Committee on Finance Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Wyden: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenateFinance-MaternalHealth-040320.pdf

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

...January 25, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4180-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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

AAFP Letter Proposing Establishing a Standard Primary Care Benefit - April 26, 2017

...A Proposal to Establish a Standard Primary Care Benefit for Individuals with High-Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) In an effort to maximize the proven benefits of health care coverage and a continuous relationship with a primary care physician, the American Academy of Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-StandardPrimaryCareBenefit-042617.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Sustain Primary Care

...Sustaining a Viable Primary Care System The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the fact that the fee-for-service (FFS) payment environment has left primary care system ill-equipped to fulfill its role maintaining the health and well-being of patients. As the public health emergency began,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/action_week/BKG-SustainPrimaryCare.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS Regarding Proposed Exchange Program Integrity Rule - January 8, 2019

...January 8, 2019 Alex M. Azar II Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 RE: CMS-9922-P: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Program...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-PhysicianGroupExchangeProgramIntegrity-010819.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on the Part C and D Proposed Rule - January 25, 2019

...January 25, 2019 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma, The undersigned organizations...

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

AAFP Letter for EandC Subcommittee on Health on ACA and Drug Pricing Bills Markup - ...

...March 27, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chairperson House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 Dear...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-E&C-ACADrugPricing-03272019.pdf

Letter to EandC Full Committee Chairs on Health Care Access Bills - April 3, 2019

...April 3, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone Chair House Committee on Energy and Commerce Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Greg Walden Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Pallone and Ranking Member Walden: On behalf of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-ECComm-HealthCareAccessBills-040319.pdf

AAFP Response to RFI on Grandfathered Plans - March 22, 2019

...March 22, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9923-NC P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-GrandfatheredPRFI-032219.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS RFI on Insurance Coverage Across State Lines - May 1, 2019

...May 1, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9921-NC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-InsuranceAcrossStateLines050119.pdf

AAFP Letter to EandC Health Subcommittee on Drug Pricing Bills - March 13, 2019

...March 13, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chairperson House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Washington, DC 20515 Dear...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-ECHealthSub-DrugPricing-031319.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS on the Draft Benefit and Payment Perimeters for 2020 - February ...

...February 19, 2019 Alex M. Azar II Secretary Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9926-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-NoticeBenefitPaymentParameters2020-021919.pdf

AAFP Letter on Short-term Insurance - April 18, 2018

...April 18, 2018 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000 family physicians and medical students...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-ShortDurationPlans-041818.pdf

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

...April 9, 2019 The Honorable Diane DeGette Chair House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Brett Guthrie Ranking Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter Supporting Representative Schneider on the Primary Care Patient Protection ...

...May 21, 2018 The Honorable Brad Schneider U.S. House of Representatives 1432 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman Schneider: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the 131,400 family physicians and medical students we represent, thank...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-PrimaryCarePatientProtectionAct%202018-RepSchneider-052118.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting Representative Stefanik on the Primary Care Patient Protection ...

...May 21, 2018 The Honorable Elise Stefanik U.S. House of Representatives 318 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congresswoman Stefanik: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the 131,400 family physicians and medical students we represent,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-PrimaryCarePatientProtectionAct%202018-RepStefanik-052118.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS and DOT Guidance on Section 1332 Waivers - December 19, 2018

...December 19, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 David J. Kautter, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Department of Treasury 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20224 Dear Secretary Azar...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-CMS-1332Waivers-121918.pdf

Group of 6 Joint Statement on Suspension of Risk Adjustment Payments - July 11, 2018

...For Immediate Release: July 11, 2018 Media contacts: American Academy of Family Physicians Leslie Champlin | 800-274-2237, Ext. 5224 | lchampli@aafp.org American Academy of Pediatrics Devin Miller | 202-724-3308 | dmiller@aap.org American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Megan...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-G6-SuspensionRiskAdjustmentPayments-071118.pdf

AAFP to DHS Expressing Concern on the Public Charge Proposed Rule - December 3, 2018

...December 3, 2018 Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary Department of Homeland Security 20 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20529-2140 Dear Secretary Nielsen: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-DHS-PublicCharge-120318.pdf

Partnership for Medicaid Letter on COVID Package Priorities - April 17, 2020

...April 17, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Congress-COVIDMedicaid-041720.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services - ...

...September 11, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-2406-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-CMS-MedicaidAccess-091119.pdf

AAFP and Territory Chapter Letter to EandC Health Subcommittee on U.S. Territory ...

...June 19, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chairwoman House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Eshoo...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-ECHealth-MedicaidTerritoryFunding-061919.pdf

AAFP Response to the CMS Proposed Rule on 2020 Part C/D - December 20, 2018

...December 20, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4185-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2020PartCDProposedRule-122018.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Acupuncture for Low-back Pain - August 7, 2019

...August 7, 2019 Tamara Syrek Jensen, JD, Director, Coverage and Analysis Group Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 7500 Security Blvd., Mail Stop S3-02-01 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Dear Director Jensen: On behalf of the American Academy of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-Acupuncture-080719.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Drug Pricing Transparency - December 12, 2018

...December 12, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4187-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-DrugTransparency-121218.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS Requesting Information on Drug Prices - July 16, 2018

...July 16, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 600E Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-HHS-DrugPrices-071618.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Appropriations Labor HHS on FY 2020 Priorities - March 28, 2019

...John Cullen, MD, FAAFP-President, American Academy of Family Physicians Written Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies - Fiscal Year 2020 The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/TS-HouseAppLabor-FY2020Priorities-032819.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on the MSSP Application Date - January 18, 2018

...January 18, 2019 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445-G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Extending the Medicare Shared Savings Program...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-CMS-MSSPAppDeadline-011819.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on Ruture of Program Integrity - November 20, 2019

...November 20, 2019 Alec Alexander, Deputy Administrator and Director Center for Program Integrity Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Deputy Administrator Alexander: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-FutureProgramIntegrity-112019.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on Using Advanced Technology in Program Integrity - November 20, 2019

...November 20, 2019 Alec Alexander, Deputy Administrator and Director Center for Program Integrity Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Deputy Administrator Alexander: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-CMS-UsingAdvTechProgramIntegriy-112019.pdf

Joint Letter to ONC on Information Blocking - August 6, 2018

...August 6, 2018 Donald Rucker, MD National Coordinator Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services 330 C St SW, Floor 7 Washington, DC 20201 Daniel R. Levinson Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlocking-080618.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule - June 3, 2019

...June 3, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HHS-Interoperability-060319.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on EHR Administrative Burdens - January 28, 2019

...January 28, 2019 Donald Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health IT Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Rucker: On behalf...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-RegRelief-012819.pdf

AAFP Letter on Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) -...

...June 3, 2019 Donald W. Rucker, MD National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Rucker, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-TEFCAComments-060319.pdf

AAFP to ONC on the EHR Reporting Program - October 17, 2018

...October 17, 2018 Donald Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health IT Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Attention: EHR Reporting Program Request for Information Mary E. Switzer Building Mail Stop: 7033A 330 C...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-RFI-101718.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FCC on a Proposed Pilot for Telehealth - August 28, 2019

...August 28, 2019 Marlene Dortch, Secretary FCC Headquarters 445 12th St. SW Room TW-A325 Washington, DC 20554 Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-FCC-TelehealthPilot-082819.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Prior Authorizations in Medicare Advantage Plans - February 19, 2019

...February 28, 2019 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445-G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-PriorAuthMedicareAdvantage-021919.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on Administrative Burdens - August 7, 2019

...August 7, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-6082-NC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-AdminSimp-080719.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS in Response to MyHealthEData Initiative - March 14, 2018

...March 14, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-MyHealthEData-031418.pdf

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