ADVOCATING FOR OUR PHYSICIANS
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.




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

Alston & Bird provides bipartisan, dedicated legislative and regulatory advocacy services to health care stakeholders with issues before Congress and the Administration. They deliver comprehensive health law and policy services targeted to the advocacy needs of major players in the health care system.


POSITIONS

The 2018 Principles of Health Care System Reform lists the details of the important issues and state its position in representing osteopathic family physicians.


Focus Areas

•  Family Physician Shortage
•  Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs Through Primary Care
•  Family Medicine Model of Care
•  Vulnerable Populations
•  Opioid Crisis

 

COMMENT LETTERS
In 2017 and 2018, ACOFP submitted 13 comment letters on key issues to government agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Congress.
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If you are interested in serving on the Federal Legislation Committee, email advocacy@acofp.org.