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Medicaid Coverage

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for fair, effective Medicaid regulations impacting family physicians and their patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicaid.html

End-of-Life Care

Oct 15, 2019 - Learn how the AAFP is supporting federal efforts to cover voluntary discussions between physicians and patients about end-of-life care plans.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/end-of-life.html

Health Information Technology

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit.html

Electronic Health Records

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes EHRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the medical home model of care delivery but should be accessible and affordable.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/emr.html

Navigating Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates on behalf of family physicians in an increasingly complex legal environment, such as simplifying administrative burden and HIPAA.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal.html

Antitrust / Collective Negotiation -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates updating antitrust laws impacting family physicians and for the inclusion of health insurance companies within the antitrust scope.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/antitrust.html

Patient Privacy (HIPAA) -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - Information on HIPAA from the AAFP, including regulations around patient privacy and how the AAFP is monitoring the impact on primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/hipaa.html

Medical Liability -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports medical liability reform of regulation that continue to have a negative impact on the cost of health care for patients and physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/liability.html

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - Reducing administrative burden is a critical step in protecting the overall well-being of family physicians and reducing the cost of health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/simplification.html

Transparency -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/transparency.html

Protecting Physician Payment

Oct 15, 2019 - Stay current on Medicare payment policies, APMs, and the AAFP's work to advocate for physician payment that does not add to administrative complexity.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment.html

Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - With the repeal of the SGR, family physicians can focus more on caring for their Medicare patients without worrying about interruptions in payment.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare.html

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for public health and prevention policies that support the work of family physicians and primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/environmental.html

Vaccines/Immunizations

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports affordable access to vaccinations and immunizations, which are invaluable for keeping patients healthy across the lifespan.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/immunization.html

Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address the significant health impact of obesity.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/obesity.html

Preventive Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports efforts to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/prevstrategy.html

Prescription Drug Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes the significant problems prescription drug issues present and works to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/rxabuse.html

Tobacco Use

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for the prevention and treatment of tobacco and nicotine addiction, including the use of e-cigarettes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/tobacco.html

Women's Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/women.html

Building the Family Physician Workforce

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation, so we work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support it.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce.html

Medical Student Debt

Oct 15, 2019 - The cost of medical education can impact the specialty of family medicine. The AAFP supports alternative funding strategies for family medicine students.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/debt.html

Scope of Practice

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes family physicians are uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing care for patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/scope.html

Graduate Medical Education

Oct 15, 2019 - Investment in the primary care workforce is vital, so the AAFP seeks to preserve funding for GME residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/gme.html

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP calls on Congress to protect and increase funding for the Title VII program, as it is a key component in building the family physician workforce.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/title-vii.html

AAFP Creates New MIG for Employed Physicians

Oct 15, 2019 - Employed family physicians have a new member interest group where they can network, communicate ideas and share common interests.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191015employedmig.html

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