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AAFP to the Ways and Means Committee on Surprise Billing - October 10, 2019

...October 10, 2019 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Washington, DC Dear Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-WM-SurpriseBilling-101019.pdf

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

...Prepared Comments | Michael Munger, MD - President, AAFP CMS Administrator Roundtable on Administrative Burden Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 11:00 am Good morning. My name is Michael Munger. I am a practicing family physician in Overland Park, Kansas and the President of the...

Advocacy

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

AAFP and VTAFP Letter in Support of VT HB 89 and SB 53 - February 12, 2019

...February 12, 2019 The Honorable Tim Ashe President Pro Tempore Senate 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633 The Honorable Virginia Lyons Chair Senate Committee on Health and Welfare 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 0563 Dear Senators, On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-AsheLippert-Vermont-021219.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on APM Bonus Payments - September 16, 2019

...September 16, 2019 Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Dear Administrator Verma: We, the nine undersigned organizations, write to express our strong concern with the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-APMBonusPayments-091619.pdf

AAFP Response to ASPE Study on Social Risk Factors - November 14, 2018

...November 14, 2018 John O’Brien, Deputy Assistant Secretary Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 415F Washington, DC 20201 Dear Deputy Assistant Secretary O’Brien: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-ASPE-SDOH-111418.pdf

AAFP Response to the Direct Contracting Geographic PBP Request for Information - May ...

...May 20, 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 134,600...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMMI-DirectContracting-052019.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS Regarding CPC+ 2017 PBIP Performance Reports - October 12, 2018

...October 12, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1701-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-CPC-PBIP-101218.pdf

AAFP Letter Responsing to CMS RFI on Direct Provider Contracting - May 25, 2018

...May 25, 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 131,400...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-DirectProviderContracting-052518.pdf

AAFP Letter to Secretary Azar Requesting Support for Testing the APC-APM - March 19, 2018

...March 19, 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 129,900 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), I write to request your support for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SecretaryAzar-APCAPM-031918.pdf

Press Release on PEPC: New Coalition Launches to Support Independent Physician ...

...1 For more information, contact: nick@crosscutstrategies.com (202) 792-7200 New Coalition Launches to Support Independent Physician Practices in Leading Value-Based Care Movement Medical Associations of Texas, Florida and California join American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/PR-PartnershipEmpowerPhysicianLedCare-051018.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Missouri SB 417, the Primary Care Spend Transparency Act - ...

...April 18, 2019 The Honorable Bob Paul Wieland Chair Senate Insurance and Banking Committee 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 319 Jefferson City, MO 65101 The Honorable Mike Cunningham Vice Chair Senate Insurance and Banking Committee 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 320 Jefferson City, MO...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SenInsBank-MissouriSB417-041819.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Oregon SB 765 - March 4, 2019

...March 4, 2019 Senate Committee on Health Care 90 Court St NE Salem OR, 97301 Dear Chair Monnes Anderson and Members of the Committee, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the country, I...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-SenateHCComm-OregonSB765-030419.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Medicaid Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic - May 19, 2020

...May 19, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: Community-based, primary care is the foundation for ensuring our health care system delivers accessible, high-quality, affordable care. Primary care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-HHS-PrimaryCareFundingPriority-051920.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 18, 2018

...Initial Summary of the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put on display the 2019 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B. In conjunction...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2019ProposedMPFS-071818.pdf

AAFP Summary of the 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 8, 2018

...AAFP summary of the 2019 final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule with comment period titled, Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2019FinalMPFS-110818.pdf

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

...Initial AAFP Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This regulation also impacts the Quality Payment Program (QPP). CMS...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Response on the 2019 Proposed OPPS Regulation - September 19, 2018

...September 19, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1695-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedOPPS-091918.pdf

AAFP Response to the CLIA Proficiency Testing Proposed Rule - April 2, 2019

...April 2, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-3355-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016. Robert Redfield, MD, Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Attention: CMS-3355-P 1600...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CDC-Labs-040219.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on E/M Policies in the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...August 27, 2018 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: Medicare Physician...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-EMSignOn-082718.pdf

AAFP Letter with Reaction to Preliminary CLFS Data

...October 19, 2017 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/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CLIAData-101917.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Medicaid Access to Covered Medicaid Services - May 16, 2018

...May 16, 2018 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MethodsAssuringAccessCoveredMedicaidServices-051618.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on the AUC Educational and Operations Testing Year - April 29, 2019

...April 29, 2019 Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 7500 Security Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Administrator Verma: The undersigned organizations constitute the overwhelming majority of health care professionals who order or furnish...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-PhysicianAUC-042919.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS Requesting Codes to be Added to the "Primary Care Exemption" List - ...

...October 9, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Expanding the primary care exception code list Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-PrimaryCareExemption-100919.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on PAMA Data Reporting - July 17, 2019

...July 17, 2019 The Honorable Charles Grassley The Honorable Ron Wyden Chairman Ranking Member Senate Committee on Finance Senate Committee on Finance 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-PAMADataReporting-071719.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Financial Relief Need for Medicaid Physicians During COVID-19 - ...

...1 April 28, 2020 Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Financial Relief for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, Pediatricians, and Family Physicians Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HHS-COVIDReliefFunds-042820.pdf

AAFP Letter for the EandC Committtee’s MACRA/MIPS Hearing - July 26, 2018

...July 26, 2018 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Chair, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Gene Green Ranking Member, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-ECCommittee-MACRAHearing072618.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Medicare Site-neutral Payments - ...

...September 19, 2019 The Honorable Richard Neal The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Neal and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HouseWM-SiteNeutralPayments-091919.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Keep Physicians Serving Patients Act of 2019 - June 3, 2019

...June 3, 2019 Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) 124 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 RE: Family Physicians Support the Keep Physicians Serving Patients Act of 2019 Dear Congresswoman Finkenauer: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-RepFinkenauer-SupportingGPCI-060319.pdf

Joint Letter Supporting a Bill that Removes Medicare Beneficiary Cost-sharing ...

...June 25, 2019 The Honorable Suzan DelBene 2330 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative DelBene, We the undersigned organizations are writing to offer our strong endorsement of your legislation to ensure that more chronically ill...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-SupportRemovalCCMCostSharing-062519.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Medicare Site-neutral Payments - September ...

...September 19, 2019 The Honorable Chuck Grassley The Honorable Ron Wyden Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Finance Committee on Finance United States Senate United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Wyden: On behalf of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-SenFinanceComm-SiteNeutralPayments-091919.pdf

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

...March 22, 2019 The Honorable Robert Wilkie Office of Regulation Policy and Management (00REG) Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Room 1063B Washington, DC 20420 RE: RIN 2900-AQ46, Veterans Community Care Program Dear Secretary Wilkie: On behalf of the American Academy...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter Supporting Bill that Removes Medicare Beneficiary Cost-sharing ...

...June 25, 2019 Richard Neal, Chair (D-MA) Kevin Brady, Ranking Member (R-TX) Ways and Means Committee Ways and Means Committee 1102 Longworth House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington D.C. 20515 Washington D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Neil and Ranking Member Brady: On...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WM-CCMCodes-062519.pdf

AAFP Statement to Senate Finance Committee on MACRA - May 8, 2019

...Statement of the American Academy of Family Physicians By John S. Cullen, MD, FAAFP President American Academy of Family Physicians To Senate Finance Committee On Medicare Physician Payment Reform After Two Years: Examining MACRA Implementation and the Road...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-FinanceCommittee-MACRA-050819.pdf

AAFP Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program FAQs

...Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program FAQs The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been authorized to expand accelerated/advance payments to physicians. These payments are designed to help physicians and their practices remain financially viable during the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/AAFP-Medicare-Accelerated-Advance-Payment-Program-FAQ.pdf

Letter to Congress in Support of Primary Care in COVID-19 Response and Recovery - June ...

...1 June 8, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PrimaryCareSignOn-060820.pdf

Joint Letter to DHS Supporting the Release of Children, Parents, and Caregivers from ...

...July 16, 2020 The Honorable Chad Wolf Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 The Honorable Matthew Albence Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-DHS-FRCRelease-071620.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS and CMS Calling for a Prospective Payment Model for Physicians - ...

...March 26, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services US Department of Health and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-CMS-PeriodicInterimPayments-032620.pdf

AAFP Letter to UnitedHealth Group on COVID-19 - March 11, 2020

...March 11, 2020 Lewis Sandy, MD Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement UnitedHealth Group PO Box 1459 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1459 Dear Dr. Sandy: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-UHC-COVID19-031120.pdf

AAFP Response to the EPA’s Proposed Rule on SAFE Vehicles Rules - October 24, 2018

...October 24, 2018 Andrew Wheeler, Administrator EPA Docket Center Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code 28221T Air and Radiation Docket Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0283 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator Wheeler, On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-EPA-CleanCars-102418.pdf

AAFP Statement on the Trump Administration Executive Order on Child-Adult Separation - ...

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS STATEMENT ON EXECUTIVE ORDER ADDRESSING FAMILY SEPARATION AT BORDER CROSSINGS The American Academy of Family Physicians continues to place high priority on the mental and physical health and safety of families separated during border crossings....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-TrumpAdminExecOrder-ChildAdultSeparation-062118.pdf

Joint Letter Opposing the Indoor Tanning Tax Repeal - September 13, 2018

...September 12, 2018 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi On behalf of the 47 undersigned organizations dedicated...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-House-OpposingRepealIndoorTanningTax-091318.pdf

AAFP Letter to the White House on the Coronavirus Task Force - March 10, 2020

...March 10, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pence Vice President of the United States Chair, White House Coronavirus Task Force The White House Washington, DC Mr. Vice President: As the SARS-Cov-2 virus spreads and more Americans face COVID-19, the nation’s family physicians and other primary...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-WhiteHouse-CoronavirusTaskForce-031020.pdf

AAFP Letter to ASPE on Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement - August 28, 2019

...August 28, 2019 Brenda Destro, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of Science and Data Policy Attn: EPAEDEA Report Feedback 200 Independence Avenue SW,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-ASPE-PatientAccessDrugs-082819.pdf

AAFP Letter to FMCSA on Diabetic Commercial Drivers - Oxtober 19, 2016

...October 19, 2016 Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration U.S. Department of Transportation West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE. Washington, DC Dear Associate Administrator Minor: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-FMCSA-DiabeticDrivers-101916.pdf

AAFP Response to the HHS Draft Report on Pain Management - April 1, 2019

...April 1, 2019 Vanila M. Singh, Chief Medical Officer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 736E Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Singh: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HHS-PainManagement-040119.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House Supporting the SPIKE Act of 2019 - April 8, 2019

...April 8, 2019 The Honorable Steven Horsford 1330 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Tom Reed 2263 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Horsford and Neal: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-House-SPIKESupport-040819.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Leadership on HR 6: The Opioid Crisis Response Act - August 23, 2018

...August 23, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: On behalf of the 131,400 members of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Senate-OpioidCrisisResponseAct-082318.pdf

AAFP Letter on the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (HR 6) - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Minority Leader US House of Representatives US House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HouseLeadership-HR6-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to White House ONDCP and Opioids Commission - October 19, 2017

...October 19, 2017 The Honorable Chris Christie, Chair Richard Baum, Acting Director President’s Commission on Combatting Office of National Drug Control Policy Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis The White House Washington, DC 20500 Washington, DC 20500 commission@ondcp.eop.gov Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-WhiteHouseONDCP-OpioidCommission-101917.pdf

Joint Principles: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic - June 11, 2018

...ADDRESSING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC Joint principles of the following organizations representing front-line physicians American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American College of Physicians American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/ST-AddressingOpioidEpidemic-061118.pdf

Joint Letter to House and Senate Leadership on Gun Reform - September 5, 2019

...September 5, 2019 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Congress-GunReform-090519.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for the Recognizing Gun Violence As a Public Health Emergency Act -...

...February 8, 2019 The Honorable Robin Kelly U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Kelly: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-SenKelly-PHEmergency-020819.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Harris and Rep. Kelly Supporting the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic ...

...May 28, 2020 The Honorable Kamala Harris The Honorable Robin Kelly U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 25015 Dear Senator Harris and Representative Kelly: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Congress-SupportingCOVID19RacialEthnicHealthDisparitiesAct-052820.pdf

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

...February 6, 2019 Randi Frank Office on Smoking and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4770 Buford Hwy Mail Stop S107-7 Atlanta, GA 30341 Dear Ms. Frank: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

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

Joint Letter to the FDA on a Potential Illicit Trade - July 16, 2018

...1 July 16, 2018 Dockets Management Staff [HFA-305] Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Docket No. FDA-2018-N-0529, Draft Concept Paper: Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products After Implementation of a Food and Drug...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-IllicitTrade-071618.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Premium Cigars - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Regulation of Premium Cigars (FDA-2017-N-6107) Dear Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-Cigars-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Flavors - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductFlavors-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on the Nicotine Product Standard - May 21, 2018

...May 21, 2018 Dr. Scott Gottlieb Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 Re: Nicotine product standard Dear Dr. Gottlieb: The undersigned public health and medical organizations write in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductStandard-052118.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on Policy for Certain Deemed Products - April 30, 2019

...April 30, 2019 Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Comments in Docket No. FDA-2019-D-0661, Modifications to Compliance Policy for Certain Deemed Tobacco Products The undersigned organizations submit these...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-PublicHealthGroupsFDADraftGuidance-043019.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Establishing a Nicotine Standard - June 20, 2018

...June 20, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Certain Tobacco Products (FDA-2017-N-6189) Dear Commissioner...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineStandards-062018.pdf

AAFP letter to FDA’s Nicotine Steering Committee - April 10, 2018

...April 10, 2018 Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Associate Commissioner Kux: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineSteeringCommittee-041018.pdf

Joint Letter to the First Lady on e-Cigarettes - September 24, 2019

...September 24, 2019 First Lady Melania Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mrs. Trump: Our organizations thank you for raising the alarm about the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use in the United States and for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FLOTUS-SupportPlanRemoveFlavoredeCigs-092419.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Eliminating Youth Electronic Cigarette and Other Tobacco ...

...December 22, 2018 Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Dr. Gottlieb: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-YouthENDS-122218.pdf

Joint Letter to Sec. Tom Price on FDA Deeming Rule - May 17, 2017

...May 17, 2017 The Honorable Thomas E. Price, M.D. Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Price: We write to express our concern that the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HHS-FDADeeming-051717.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for the Reserving the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act

...April 19, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Donna Shalala Chairman, House Committee on Member Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Pallone and Representative Shalala: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-House-ReversingYouthTobaccoEpidemic-041919.pdf

Joint Letter to the U.S. Trade Representative Regarding Public Health Measures in NAFTA

...June 12, 2017 Re: Docket No. USTR-2017-0006 Mr. Edward Gresser Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17 th Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20508 Dear Mr. Gresser: We are pleased to submit...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-NAFTA-TradePolicy-061217.pdf

AAFP Letter Calling for ICD-10-CM Codes - October 31, 2018

...October 31, 2018 Ms. Donna Pickett Co-Chair, ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee National Center for Health Statistics 3311 Toledo Road Hyattsville, MD20782 Re: Proposal to create ICD-10-CM codes for e-cigarette use Dear Ms. Pickett: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-NCHS-ICD10eCig-103118.pdf

AAFP Support Letter for the Tobacco to 21 Act - May 29, 2019

...May 29, 2019 The Honorable Brian Schatz The Honorable Todd Young U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Diana DeGette The Honorable Chris Stewart U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SchatzYoungDeGetteStewart-Tobacco21Act-052919.pdf

Joint Letter Supporting the McConnell-Kaine Tobacco 21 Bill - May 21, 2019

...May 21, 2019 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Tim Kaine Majority Leader U.S. Senator United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators McConnell and Kaine: Our organizations write to you today to express our support for your...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SenMcConnellKaine-TobaccoFreeYouthAct-052119.pdf

Joint Letter to the US Trade Representative Urging Public Health Measures in US/Japan ...

...November 26, 2018 Re: Docket No. USTR-2018-0034 Mr. Edward Gresser Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20508 Dear Mr. Gresser: We are pleased to submit...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-USTradeRep-PublicHealthGroupCommentsUS-JapanFTA-112618.pdf

Joint Letter to the President on e-Cigarettes - September 24, 2019

...September 24, 2019 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: Our organizations commend and fully support your plan to remove all non-tobacco flavored e- cigarettes from the market,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-POTUS-SupportPlanRemoveFlavoredeCigs-092419.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging Passage of the Preventing Maternal Deaths ...

...Page 1 of 3 November 14, 2018 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CongressLeaders-PreventingMaternalDeathsAct-111418.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Draft HPV Report - June 13, 2018

...June 13, 2018 Captain Angela Shen, Designated Federal Officer National Vaccine Program Office U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 715H 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Captain Shen: On behalf of the American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-HPV-061318.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for HR 4995, for the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act - ...

...November 20, 2019 The Honorable Eliot Engel The Honorable Larry Bucshon U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Engel and Bucshon: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-EngelBuchson-SupportMHQualityImprovementAct-112019.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate Committee of Appropirations on FY20 Title X - July 3, 2019

...July 3, 2019 Senator Richard Shelby Chairman Senate Committee of Appropriations Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Roy Blunt Chairman Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Patrick Leahy Vice Chairman Senate...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenAppropriationsSub-FY20TitleX-070319.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act (HR 4996) - ...

...November 22, 2019 The Honorable Robin Kelly The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Kelly and Burgess: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-KellyBurgess-SupportHR4996MedicaidMH-112219.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on the Title X Proposed Rule - July 25, 2018

...July 25, 2018 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Office of Population Affairs Attention: Family Planning U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 716G 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-HHS-TitleX-072518.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for HR 4243, the Rural MOMS Act - November 20, 2019

...November 20, 2019 The Honorable Xochitl Torres Small The Honorable Dan Newhouse U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Torres Small and Newhouse: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SmallNewhouse-SupportHR4243RuralMOMSAct-112019.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Rural MOMS Act - August 26, 2019

...August 26, 2019 The Honorable Tina Smith The Honorable Lisa Murkowski U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Smith and Murkowski: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SmithMurkowski-RuralMOMSAct-082619.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on AHRQ Primary Care Research Center Request - April 2, 2019

...April 2, 2019 The Honorable Roy Blunt The Honorable Patty Murray Committee on Appropriations Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Services, Education and Related Agencies...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Congress-AHRQPrimaryCareResearchCenterRequest-040219.pdf

AAFP Statement Calling on HHS to Rescind Title X Rule - February 25, 2019

...AAFP CALLS ON HHS TO RESCIND TITLE X RULE: STAY OUT OF PATIENT-PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIP AND PROTECT WOMEN’S HEALTH Monday, February 25, 2019 Statement attributable to: John Cullen, MD President American Academy of Family Physicians The American Academy of Family Physicians is...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/ST-TitleX-022519.pdf

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

...July 31, 2018 The Honorable Brian Babin, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 316 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Dr. Babin: On behalf of our organizations, we thank you for introducing the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (HR 5734) that, if passed, will...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-Babin-ResidentEdDeferredInterestAct-073118.pdf

AAFP Letter to ABMS Vision Committee on Continuing Board Certification - January 14, 2019

...January 14, 2019 Christopher Colenda, MD, MPH, Co-Chair William J. Scanlon, PhD, Co-Chair Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission c/o Kathleen C. Ruff, MBA American Board of Medical Specialties 353 North Clark Street Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60654 Re: Continuing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-ABMSVisionComm-ContBoardCert-011419.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Teaching Health Centers

...Teaching Health Centers Background The THCGME program, 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...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to CMS on the GME Cap - January 16, 2019

...January 16, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. 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/gme/LT-CMS-GMECap-011619.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on GME Sections of the 2020 Proposed IPPS Regulation - June 19, 2019

...June 19, 2019 Administrator Seema Verma Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1716-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-IPPSGMEChanges-061919.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Immediate Action on the ...

...September 12, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader, United States Senate Washington, DC Washington, DC The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader, U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMEReauthorization-091219.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congresional Leadership on THCGME Reauthorization and Recruitment - ...

...October 17, 2019 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMEReauthRecruit-101719.pdf

AAFP letter on the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act ...

...July 17, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Greg Walden Chairman Ranking Member House Energy and Commerce Committee House Energy and Commerce Committee Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Pallone and Ranking Member Walden: On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-E&C-PrimaryCareExtensionsREACH-071719.pdf

AAFP Letter to the House on Visa Extensions During COVID-19 Pandemic - May 13, 2020

...May 13, 2020 The Honorable Brad Schneider The Honorable Abby Finkenauer United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives 1432 Longworth House Office Building 124 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 Washington DC 20515 The Honorable Tom Cole The...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-House-VisaExtension-051320.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate on Visa Extensions During COVID-19 Pandemic - May 13, 2020

...May 13, 2020 The Honorable David Perdue The Honorable Todd Young United States Senate United States Senate 455 Russell Senate Office Building 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Washington DC 20510 The Honorable John Cornyn The Honorable Dick Durbin United States...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-VisaExtension-051320.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Tester on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - February 4,...

...February 4, 2019 The Honorable Jon Tester United States Senate 311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Tester: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the country, I...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senator-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Hyde-Smith on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - ...

...February 4, 2019 The Honorable Cindy Hyde-Smith United States Senate 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Hyde-Smith: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical students across the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SenatorHyde-Smith-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

Memo from AAFP on White House's "Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation's ...

...Memo on White House Executive Order On October 3, the White House issued an Executive Order (EO) on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors. The EO, which was signed by the President at an event in Florida, is being positioned as the Republican alternative to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/ES-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniors-100919.pdf

AAFP Letter to the President on the "Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation's...

...October 11, 2019 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President, United States of America The White House Washington, DC Dear Mr. President: I write on behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 134,600 physicians and medical students we represent to share our views on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-POTUS-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniors-101119.pdf

Joint Letter to National Council on State Boards of Nursing regarding APRN Compact - ...

...May 10, 2018 Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN President National Council of State Boards of Nursing 111 East Wacker Drive Suite 2900 Chicago, IL 60601 Dear Ms. Thomas: The undersigned organizations, representing national specialty and state medical societies, are writing to request that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-NCSBN-APRNCompact-051018.pdf

AAFP Letter to TN House Health Committee on Doctor of Medical Science Legislation - ...

...March 13, 2018 The Honorable Cameron Sexton The Honorable Sabi Kumar Chairman Vice Chairman Tennessee House Health Committee Tennessee House Health Committee 425 5th Avenue North 425 5th Avenue North Suite 646, Cordell Hull Building Suite 654, Cordell Hull Building Nashville, TN 37243...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-TNLeg-DoctorMedScienceDegree-031318.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS on Section 1557 - August 7, 2019

...August 7, 2019 Alex M. Azar II, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: Section 1557 NPRM, RIN 0945-AA11 Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-1557-080719.pdf

Group of Six Joint Principles on Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers - December 8, 2017

...1 Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers and Other Proposals to Change Medicaid Benefits, Financing and Cost-sharing: Ensuring Access and Affordability Must be Paramount Joint principles of the following organizations representing front-line physicians: American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Group6-PrinciplesMedicaidWaivers-120817.pdf

AAFP Comment Letter on 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 28, 2018

...December 28, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1693-IFC P.O. Box 8010 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/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2019FinalMPFS-122818.pdf

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