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.Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Team Update, July 2022
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is disappointed in today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
The MAFP stands against any policies that interfere with a patient’s ability to obtain the health care treatment and services that they need, including abortion and gender-affirming care; obstruct the ability of a physician/medical provider to practice evidence-based medicine; threaten the patient-physician relationship; and criminalize physicians, medical providers and medical care.Read More MN Family Physicians Stand Against Policies That Criminalize Abortion Care
Family physicians understand the importance of the patient-physician relationship and its role in a patient’s health and outcomes. Our job is not to tell patients what to do; we support and guide them as they make the best decisions for themselves and their families. The recent leak of an opinion statement from the U.S. Supreme Court threatens that very relationship, and thus, the health of our patients.
Medical decisions belong in the exam room, between a patient and physician. Ask your senators to support the Women’s Health Protection Act to protect patients and the patient-physician relationship.Read More Protect the Patient-Physician relationship: Support the Women’s Health Protection Act