ACOFP advocates for government change that is imperative for primary care physicians to meet expanding health care needs. Improved payment, use of primary care first instead of specialists, improved chronic care and behavioral health programs, reduced cost of medications, improved interoperability with EMR systems, and reduced of paperwork and quality reporting burdens represent a major subset of what is required.

The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) sends a weekly digest to its members featuring advocacy articles and updates from Capitol Hill. Access the complete issues of the newsletter here.

The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) submits comment letters on key issues to government agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Congress.

The Principles of Health Care System Reform lists the details of the important issues and states the ACOFP's position in representing osteopathic family physicians. The Principles statement focuses on several areas of concern: the family physician shortage, improved outcomes and reduced costs through primary care, the family medicine model of care, vulnerable populations, and the opioid crisis.  

ACOFP consults with Alston & Bird to assist with communicating our strategic policy goals to the administration, Congress, government agencies and local representatives.

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