AAFP Federal Advocacy Team Update, July 2022

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about the release of the 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act which has now become law, the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade and its negative impact on the patient-physician relationship, the current state of the COVID-19 public health emergency and what’s to come as well as delays for the Appropriate Use Criteria Program.

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Gun Violence Prevention

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Gun Violence Prevention Working Group members Emily Benzie, MD, and Pat Fontaine, MD, MS, share ways family physicians can take action to decrease gun violence through patient education and legislative advocacy.

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MN Legislative Session 2020 Wraps

Key issues pursued by the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians that passed in the 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session included Tobacco 21, prior authorization reform, drug price transparency, emergency and affordable insulin program, scope of practice provisions and COVID-19 response legislation. Read our session recap from legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, for a more detailed session summary.

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