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AAFP Letter to Congress in Support of the Bipartisan Budget Deal of 2015 - October 28, ...

The AAFP sent a letter to Congress urging passage of a comprehensive bipartisan budget agreement that contains several provisions impacting family medicine

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CON-BiPartisanBudget-102815.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress on Site-Neutral Payment - February 11, 2016

AAFP response to Energy and Commerce Committee leaders who asked for feedback on the recently passed law requiring Medicare to pay physicians in outpatient departments newly acquired by hospitals at the same rate as physicians outside of the hospital.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Con-SiteNeutral-021116.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership Asking for Repeal of the SGR - March 2, 2015

AAFP letter to Congressional leaders urging them to use the pending deadline for the current extension of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) as an opportunity to repeal the SGR. This letter further encourages Congress to pass the bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would replace the ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-SGRRepeal-030215.pdf

Nomination for Dr. Rick Kellerman, MD, FAAFP

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nomination for Dr. Rick Kellerman, MD, FAAFP

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Dodaro-KellermanNomination-030513.pdf

Physician Payment

Letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee on Physician Payment

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-EnergyCommerce-Payment-042911.pdf

Letter to GOP on Doctors Caucus Urging Support of HR 4015, the SGR Repeal Bill

The GOP Doctors Caucus is a group of 19 House Republican lawmakers who are doctors, nurses, and other health-care providers. The Caucus has not yet formally endorsed HR 4015, although the sponsor of the bill (Rep. Michael Burgess, MD) is a member of the Caucus. The AAFP in this letter ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/lt-gop-sgr-repeal-022714.pdf

Payment Policy Changes that Affect 2010 Medicare Claims

Joint Letter to CMS on Six Payment Policy Changes that Affect 2010 Medicare Claims

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HHS-PartBPayment-121010.pdf

Physician Time Use Patterns Under the Medicare Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to HHS Survey of Physician Time Use Patterns Under the Medicare Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HHS-PhysicianTimeMPFS-071013.pdf

Letter to the House Concerning Payment Offset in the ABLE Act - December 4, 2014

This letter from the AAFP Board Chair to the members of the House of Representatives asks legislators to not use a scheme to divert funds from the Medicare physician fee schedule to pay for tax breaks provided for savings accounts for disabled individuals.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HOUSE-ABLE-120414.pdf

AAFP Chapter Sign-On Letter to Congress Urging Passage of H.R. 4015 / S. 2000 - ...

AAFP Chapter Sign-On Letter to Congress Urging Passage of H.R. 4015 / S. 2000 - February 26, 2014

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-House-SGRChapterSignOn-022614.pdf

AAFP Letter to HCP LAN on Patient Attribution White Paper - March 2, 2016

This letter was sent by AAFP to HCP LAN supporting primary care patient attribution and most of the concepts in the draft white paper.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-PatientAttribution-030316.pdf

Medicare Data Access for Transparency and Accountability Act

AAFP Letter to the Senate Supporting the Medicare Data Access for Transparency and Accountability Act, S 1180

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Senate-S1180-071013.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Finance Supporting Andy Slavitt CMS Nomination - October 13, 2015

AAFP letter to Senate Finance Committee fully supporting President Obama's nomination of Andy Slavitt to serve as CMS administrator.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-SenateFinance-SlavittNom-101315.pdf

Advanced SGR Draft Bill

AAFP Response to Energy and Commerce Committee Advanced SGR Draft Bill

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Upton-SGRrepeal-071613.pdf

Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers

Comments on the Proposed Rule Regarding Changes in Conditions of Participation Requirements and Payment Provisions for RHCs and FQHCs

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-Changes-RequirementsPayments-082208.pdf

State Survey Agencies and Quality Improvement Organizations

Letter to CMS Regarding Patient Notification of Right to Access State Survey Agencies and Quality Improvement Organizations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-CMS-PatientNotification-033011.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Energy and Commerce on MACRA Implementation - April 19, 2016

AAFP Board Chair Robert Wergin testified before the House EandC Committee regarding MACRA Implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/TS-EC_MACRA-041916.pdf

Medicare Parity

Fact Sheet: Medicare Parity

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/ES-FactSheetMedicareParity-111312.pdf

Joint Letter from Primary Care Physicians in Support of Extending the Enhanced Medicaid...

The five organizations that represent primary care physicians (AAFP, AAP, ACP, ACOG and AOA) have written to the leaders in Congress to urge them to extend the enhanced Medicaid payment for primary care services and to broaden eligibility to include those OB/GYNs who provide primary care.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-CN-EnhancedMedicaidPaymentExtension-052114.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Supporting Medicaid Parity Extension

AAFP signed on to a letter with a number of other physician groups and health care organizations encouraging Congress to extend the Medicaid Medicare Primary Care Parity Payment past its sunset date of December 31, 2014

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-CON-MedicaidParityExtension.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate Urging Action on Medicaid Primary Care Bill - September 29, 2014

AAFP Letter to Senators Reid and McConnel requesting the support of the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act (S. 2694)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-SEN-MedicaidPaymentsPrimaryCare-092914.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on TSCA - February 12, 2016

Letter to Congressional leaders urging to continue to prioritize public health regarding legislative efforts to update to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-Congress-TSCA-021216.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on FSMA Funding - March 4, 2015

AAFP signed on to a medical and public-health group letter regarding FY2016 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation funding.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-FDA-FSMAFunding-030415.pdf

AAFP Letter to FDA on Sunlamp Regulations - March 15, 2016

AAFP letter to the FDA on proposed rules titled Restricted Sale, Distribution, and Use of Sunlamp Products and Sunlamp Products; Proposed Amendment to Performance Standard

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-FDA-Sunlamp-031516.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Supporting the Energy Policy Modernization Act - February 3, 2016

The AAFP supported an amendment to help address the Flint, Michigan lead poisoning/safe drinking water crisis.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-SEN-S2012-020316.pdf

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