Dr. Jonathan Torres is taking his advocacy to the next level by running for the state legislature in New Jersey. Learn more about his journey from individual advocate to hopeful public servant.
The new Making Care Primary model presents an unusual opportunity for smaller family medicine practices. Ira P. Monka, DO, MHA, FACOFP, explains the details.
The healthcare landscape is constantly changing, and to understand current healthcare policy, experts in the field are featured in this Federal Update podcast. Hear from: Michael H. Park, a partner at Alston & Bird and the ACOFP’s Director of Government Affairs; Hon. Earl Pomeroy, a former Congressman with extensive experience in healthcare policy; and Mark H. Rader, a senior healthcare policy advisor recognized as one of the top lobbyists.
To make the U.S. student loan system more manageable and to ease financial burdens, the Biden Administration announced in August a one-time student loan debt relief plan for borrowers of federal student loans targeted to low- and middle-income families.
ACOFP Federal Legislation and Advocacy Committee member Stephanie Kidd, DO, MBA, shares why the family medicine model of care matters to her, the importance of this model in patient care and how ACOFP has supported preserving this model.
ACOFP Federal Legislation and Advocacy Committee member Philip Eskew, DO, JD, MBA, highlights examples of the administrative burden of paperwork requirements and discusses actions taken to address this issue.
With the No Surprises Act now in effect, ACOFP shares highlights and requirements that may apply to family physicians.
As part of the annual review of the Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requested comments on the regulatory proposals. This post highlights some of ACOFP’s responses to the request.
Since enacting the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed new rules that could have significant impacts on the future of the primary care physician workforce, particularly in rural and underserved areas. This post highlights some of the implications.
ACOFP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force member DeAundre Dyer, DO, shares how osteopathic physicians can lead change in the medical community and address social determinants of health by embracing advocacy.
By James E. Froelich, III, DO, FACOFP dist. | Past Chair and Current Member, ACOFP Federal Legislation & Advocacy Committee Well…what about advocacy? Osteopathic family physicians are so busy with […]
Enacted on December 27, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) is one of the largest bills ever passed by Congress—both in terms of funding and policy changes. Many provisions impacted family medicine, but this post highlights changes to one of the most important federal physician training programs—graduate medical education (GME)—and ACOFP’s work to further grow the primary care physician workforce.
Enacted on December 27, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) is one of the largest bills ever passed by Congress—both in terms of funding and policy changes. While there are numerous modifications impacting family medicine physicians, we are focusing on those impacting the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
Patients are adapting to the new care delivery paradigm, and studies show very high telehealth satisfaction rates. Telehealth quickly has become a key feature in our health care delivery system, but current health care requirements are struggling to keep pace, particularly as they relate to state licensure.
This is the last installment in our three-part series covering physician-focused proposals in recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed regulations. In this edition, we will discuss two proposals in the Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule. These proposals are relevant for physicians practicing in outpatient hospital settings who receive Medicare payments.
Through its CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule, CMS proposes to implement several sweeping changes to the current framework and reimbursement for evaluation and management (E/M) CPT codes. These changes originally were finalized in the CY 2020 PFS final rule.