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AAFP Letter in Support of Washington SB 6413 - January 27, 2020

...January 27, 2020 The Honorable Annette Cleveland Chair Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee 220 John A. Cherberg Building Olympia, WA 98504 The Honorable Steve O’Ban Ranking Member Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee 102 Irv Newhouse Building Olympia, WA 98504 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-WAFP-PrimaryCareCollaborative-012720.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AAFP Position American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. The DPC model is consistent...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/BKG-DPC.pdf

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 1, 2019

...AAFP Summary of the 2020 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule and interim final rule on the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This regulation also impacts the Quality Payment...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2020FinalMPFS-110219.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on FMAP Policy - June 2, 2020

...The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-Congress-FMAPPolicy-060220.pdf

AAFP and ACP Letter to HHS on Relief to Primary Care Practices - May 22, 2020

...May 22, 2020 The Honorable Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. 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 and the American College of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-HHS-PrimaryCarePracticeRelief-052220.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...September 18, 2019 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1715-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/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on 2021 Evaluation and Management Changes - June 30, 2020

...June 30, 2020 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: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, who represent hundreds of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMD-EMChanges-063020.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on the Provider Rellief Fund - June 25, 2020

...1 June 25, 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-ProviderReliefFund-062520.pdf

AAFP Letter to House in Support of Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments ...

...May 20, 2020 The Honorable Brad Schneider The Honorable Ron Kind United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives 1432 Longworth House Office Building 1502 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C.20515 Dear Representatives...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-House-MAAPIActSupport-052020.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate in Support of Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments ...

...May 20, 2020 The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen The Honorable Michael Bennet United States Senate United States Senate 506 Hart Senate Office Building 261 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Shaheen and Bennet: On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-MAAPIActSupport-052020.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Primary Care Payment Parity

...MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE PAYMENT RECOMMENDATION American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician. Background Low Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/BKG-MedicaidPrimaryCarePaymentParity.pdf

AAFP State Advocacy on COVID-19

...State Advocacy on COVID-19 As the federal government leads the national response to COVID-19, state and local health departments stand on the front lines. Several states are taking legislative action to mitigate the effects of an outbreak. At least eighteen states have introduced...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/FS-StateAdvocacyCOVID19.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with MIPS Recommendations Due to COVID-19 Outbreak - March 18, 2020

...March 18, 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 134,600...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-CMS-MIPSCovid-031820.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Calling on Legislation that Supports and Sustains Physicians ...

...March 20, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House of Representatives House Republican Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 U.S. Capitol Building, H-204 Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-COVID19Priorities-032020.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Prioritization of Primary Care and the ...

...April 13, 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 Chuck Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-COVID4-041320.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership on Potential Phase 4 Coronavrius Relief Bill -...

...April 15, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-230 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-FinalCOVID4-041520.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership on Sustaining Primary Care During the COVID-19 ...

...May 7, 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 Chuck Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PrimaryCare-050720.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership on COVID-19 Legislative Priorities - March ...

...March 19, 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 Chuck Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HouseSenateLeadership-COVID19LegPriorities-031920.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Supporting Primary Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic - May 4, 2020

...May 2, 2020 The Honorable Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. 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 136,700 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-PrimaryCareSustainability-050420.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Environmental Health and Climate Change

...ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE AAFP Position In recognition of the serious adverse health consequences resulting from pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and ozone layer depletion, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends strong action on all...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/BKG-EnvironmentalHealthClimateChange.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress from CDC Coalition on FY2020 - March 4, 2019

...APHA • 800 I Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001-3710 • 202-777-2514 • www.cdccoalition.org CDC Coalition March 4, 2019 The Honorable Rosa DeLauro The Honorable Tom Cole Chair Ranking Member House Appropriations Subcommittee House Appropriations Subcommittee on...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-Congress-CDCCoalitionFY2020-030419.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

...Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health AAFP Position The AAFP supports full legal equality for same-gender families, including individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT), and access to health care that addresses health disparities...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/BKG-LGBTHealth.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Health Literacy Definition - August 1, 2019

...August 1, 2019 Stephanie Santana, Public Health Analyst U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1101 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Ms. Santana: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-HHS-HealthLiteracy-080119.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

...MARIJUANA The AAFP is dedicated to helping physicians provide quality and individualized care through a variety of treatments that satisfy the needs of their patients. Despite the limited body of research supporting the medical properties of marijuana, a growing number of patients...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Obesity and Overweight

...OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT AAFP Position To combat the health risks associated with obesity and being overweight, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) encourages family physicians to participate in local, state, and national efforts to improve nutrition and encourage physical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/BKG-Obesity.pdf

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