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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

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...

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

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...

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

AAFP’s Response to COVID-19 Policy Changes - May 31, 2020

...May 31, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1744-IFC and CMS-5531-IFC P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Re: AAFP’s Response to COVID-19 Policy Changes (CMS-1744-IFC and CMS-5531-IFC) Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-CMS-IFC1andIFC2-053120.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

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...

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

AAPF Letter to Ways and Means on Stark Law and MACRA

AAFP response to a request for information from the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, on the topic of what modifications to the Stark Law are needed for MACRA implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WaysandMeans-StarkLaw-020516.pdf

AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

...No. 19-35386(L) IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT STATE OF OREGON, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. ALEX M. AZAR II, in his Official Capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al.,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

Amicus Brief - Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University fo ...

...Nos. 18-587, 18-588, and 18-589 IN THE Supreme Court of the United States _________ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, ET AL., Petitioners, v. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL., Respondents. _________ On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-AAMC-DACA.pdf

Amicus Brief: State of California v. Azar - July 8, 2019

...No. 19-15974(L) IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT STATE OF CALIFORNIA, by and through Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALEX M. AZAR II, in his Official Capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-CaliforniaVAzar-070819.pdf

Amicus Brief: Texas v United States - April 1, 2019

In defense of significant coverage gains and key patient protection provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and other leading physician organizations today filed an amicus brief in the case of Texas v. United States.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-TexasVUS-040119.pdf

APC-APM for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Proposal to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee regarding the Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APC-APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/PR-PTAC-APC-APM-41417.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...

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

Example of the AAFP COVID-19 Related Loss Calcuator

...Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Note: Step 4: Step 5: [Payer 1] [Payer 2] [Payer 3] [Payer 4] Medicaid Fee-for-Service Medicare Self-Pay Total 30% 30% 0% 0% 0% 30% 10% 100% Code Description [Payer 1] [Payer 2] [Payer 3] [Payer 4] Medicaid 2020 National Medicare Non-facility...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/Example-AAFP-COVID-Calculator.pdf

FamMedPAC Board Chair Letter - April 2020

...As I am sure you are aware, AAFP leadership made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Leadership Conference and the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit due to ongoing COVID-19 developments. Staff is now working remotely and AAFP continues to advocate for your...

Advocacy

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

General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/CMSGeneralTelemedicineToolkit.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...

Advocacy

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

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

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

Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-based Health System in the United States

...Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States 2 Contents Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/AAFP-Heath-Care-Reform-Primer.pdf

Join%20the%20Bipartisan%20Primary%20Care%20Caucus%20-%20final%2010.5.2015.pdf

Dear Colleague letter from the office of Joe Courtney urging fellow Congressmen to join the Primary Care Caucus

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/Join%20the%20Bipartisan%20Primary%20Care%20Caucus%20-%20final%2010.5.2015.pdf

Joint Federation Letter in Support of COVID Liability Reforms - June 9, 2020

...June 9, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker of the House of Representatives Senate Majority Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 U.S. Capitol Building, S-230 Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/LT-Congress-COVIDLiabilityProtections-060920.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...

Advocacy

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

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