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AAFP Letter to Energy and Commerce Urging to Remove Barriers to Telemedicine

The AAFP responded to the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee's call for proposals on telemedicine. The AAFP asks the Subcommittee to remove existing barriers that disincentivize the use of telehealth services in family medicine.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-EC-Telemedicine-061614.pdf

AAFP Letter on 2015 HHS EHR Certification Criteria and Modifications - May 28, 2015

AAFP response to the proposed rule titled, 2015 Edition Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-HHS-EHRCertification-052815.pdf

Nationwide Health Information Network

Letter to ONC on Nationwide Health Information Network: Conditions for Trusted Exchange

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-Mostashari-ONCHealthInfoNetwork-062812.pdf

Metadata Standards

Letter to ONC in Response to the Proposed Metadata Standards

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-Mostashari-ProposedMetadataStandards-092111.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on Interoperability and Compliance with Use Criteria - March 19, 2015

AAFP letter to ONC that expresses deep concerns with the lack of interoperability as it relates to compliance in 2017 with appropriate use criteria

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-ONC-AUC-031915.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC Responding to HIT Interoperability Roadmap - April 1, 2015

AAFP response to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's proposed Connecting Health and Care for the National, A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-ONC-HITRoadmap-040115.pdf

Letter to Rep. Mike Thompson Regarding the Telehealth Draft

Rep. Mike Thompson asked the AAFP to comment on a draft bill on telehealth. The draft bill would expand access to telehealth services in Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and FEHBP.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-Thompson_TelehealthDraft-050914.pdf

Administrative Simplification

Executive Summary regarding 2011 Academy Actions on Administrative Simplification

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ES-Simplification2011-122211.pdf

Electronic Funds Transfer and Remittance Advice Transactions

Letter to CMS regarding Adoption of Operating Rules for Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers and Remittance Advice Transactions

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-Adoption-120412.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Discharge Planning Requirements - December 22, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS in response to the proposed rule titled Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-Dis-Plan-122215.pdf

Proposed EFT Regulation

Letter to CMS Supporting Proposed EFT Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-EFTRegulation-030112.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS on PQRS Feedback and Informal Review Process - February 9, 2016

Joint letter to CMS expressing pressing concern that physicians and group practices will be incorrectly penalized under the PQRS Program as a result of the inadequate feedback and informal review request processes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-PQRS-020915.pdf

Regulatory Burden Reduction

Letter to CMS Responding to Proposed Regulatory Burden Reduction

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-Reduction-120711.pdf

Medicare Incentive Reward Program and Provider Enrollment

Letter to CMS on Proposed Changes to the Medicare Incentive Reward Program and Provider Enrollment

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-Tavenner-IncentiveRewardProgram-061813.pdf

Antitrust Issues In Health Care

Executive Summary on Antitrust Issues in Health Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/ES-AntitrustHealth-071210.pdf

Health Insurance Consolidations

Executive Summary regarding Health Care Consolidations Undermining Competition

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/ES-AntitrustConsolidation-090408.pdf

Antitrust Issues in Health Care 2010

2010 Executive Summary on Antitrust Issues in Health Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/ES-AntitrustIssues-042710.pdf

Medical Liability Reform

Executive Summary regarding Medical Liability Reform

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/ES-LiabilityReform-011413.pdf

Medical Liability Tort

State Statutes Establishing Clear and Convincing Evidence Standards in Medical Liability Tort

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/ES-Statutes-011712.pdf

Proposed ICD-10 Delay and NHPI

Comments to HHS on Proposed ICD-10 Delay and NHPI

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/ST-HHS-ICD.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Medical Records for the TCM Code - March 15, 2016

AAFP letter to CMS regarding the release of medical records from facilities to primary care physicians for purposes of the transitional care management code

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/hipaa/LT-CMS-TCMCode-031516.pdf

Limiting Attorney Fees

Executive Summary regarding Medical Liability and Limiting Attorney Fees

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/ES-LiabilityAttorney-1005.pdf

Joint and Several Liability

Executive Summary regarding Medical Liability and Joint and Several Liability

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/ES-Liability-JoineSeveral-1005.pdf

Limits to Damage Awards

Executive Summary regarding Medical Liability and Limiting Damage Awards

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/ES-LiabilityDamage-1005.pdf

Medical Liability Reform

Executive Summary regarding Medical Liability Reform

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/ES-LiabilityReform-011413.pdf

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