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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...

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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...

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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),...

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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...

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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

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