Comment Letters


The ACOFP submits comment letters to several government departments on important issues that impact the future of osteopathic family medicine.

2022

Comment Letter in Response to CMS RFI: Make Your Voice Heard
November 1, 2022


Comment Letter on Implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
October 25, 2022

Coalition Letter on H.R. 8800, the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2022
September 30, 2022


Sign-On Letter of Support for Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2022
September 7, 2022

Comment Letter on CMS Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule
September 6, 2022


Comment Letter on the HHS Initiative to Strengthen Primary Care
August 1, 2022

Better Health Now Campaign Response to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health RFI
August 1, 2022

Coalition Letter on Scheduled Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Cuts
July 27, 2022

Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade
June 24, 2022

Coalition Letter to Reinstate Step Therapy Prohibition in MA Plans for Part B Drugs

June 1, 2022

Comment Letter on the CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
April 8, 2022

Concordance Recommendations for Primary Care Payment and Investment
March 29, 2022


Coalition Letter to Extend the Medicare Sequester Moratorium
February 28, 2022

Coalition Letter on Cuts to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
February 25, 2022

2021

Letter of Support for Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2021
October 1, 2021

Stakeholder Letter on Maternal Health Provisions in Build Back Better Act
September 17, 2021

Comment Letter on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Calendar Year 2022 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule 
September 10, 2021


Coalition Letter of Support for Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2021 
August 31, 2021


Letter of Support for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
July 29, 2021


Letter of Support for Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2021 
July 22, 2021

Letter to Congressional Leadership on Healthcare Infrastructure
July 7, 2021

Comment Letter on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Fiscal Year 2022 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule 
June 23, 2021

Coalition Statement for the Record on Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act
May 25, 2021


Letter of Support for Kids’ Access to Primary Care Act of 2021
May 11, 2021

Coalition Letter on Workplace Violence Prevention
May 10, 2021

Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule
April 22, 2021

Osteopathic Affiliate Letter on Medicare Sequester Moratorium
March 16, 2021

Coalition Letter on Medicare Sequester Moratorium and PAYGO Statute Reductions
March 12, 2021

2020
Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act
December 7, 2020

Coalition Letter on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness
December 3, 2020

Physician Fee Schedule Budget Neutrality Waiver
November 30, 2020

Coalition Letter on Medicare Sequester
November 12, 2020

CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program
October 5, 2020

CY 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and Quality Reporting Programs
October 5, 2020

Healthcare Coalition Support Letter on Eliminating the Provider Relief Fund Tax Penalties Act
August 25, 2020

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program
August 10, 2020

Certain Medical Care Arrangements
August 10, 2020

Osteopathic Affiliate Letter on Enhancing Patient Access to Care by Extending Telemedicine Gaines Realized During COVID-19
July 10, 2020

Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities, Delegation of Authority
July 6, 2020


ACOFP COVID-19 4.0 Request Letter to Leadership
April 30, 2020

ACOFP COVID-19 4.0 Request Letter to Committees
April 30, 2020

Osteopathic Affiliate Letter to Administration on CARES Act Emergency Funds
April 9, 2020

ACOFP COVID-19 Stimulus Request Letter
March 19, 2020

Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors
January 17, 2020

2019


Medicare and State Healthcare Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Revisions to Safe Harbors Under the Anti-Kickback Statute, and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules Regarding Beneficiary Inducements
December 31, 2019

Medicare Program; Modernizing and Clarifying the Physician Self-Referral Regulations
December 31, 2019

Ways & Means Committee’s Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force
November 29, 2019

Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation's Seniors

November 13, 2019


Health Resources & Services Administration Rural Access to Health Care Services
October 9, 2019

2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and Quality Reporting Programs
September 27, 2019

2020 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program
September 27, 2019

Transparency Executive Order 2019
July 2, 2019

Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019
June 5, 2019

Interoperability of Medicare and Medicaid Programs
June 3, 2019

21st Century Cures Act and ONC Health IT
June 3, 2019


No Surprises Act
May 24, 2019

Telehealth Recommendations
April 1, 2019


Pain Management Best Practices
April 1, 2019

Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates Parts C and D
March 1, 2019

Rising Health Care Costs HELP Committee
March 1, 2019

Health IT and EHR Burden Reduction
January 28, 2019

Medicare Part D Drug Prices
January 25, 2019


2030 Healthy People Initiative
January 21, 2019

Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care Plan
January 21, 2019


2018

IPI Model for Medicare Part D Drugs
December 30, 2018

Medicare Advantage Part D Flexibilities
December 30, 2018

Health Reimbursement Arrangements
December 18, 2018

Drug Price Transparency
December 13, 2018

Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducements CMP
October 25, 2018


CMS Proposed ACO Rule
October 16, 2018

CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule - Quality Payment Program

September 7, 2018

Health Care Innovation Caucus Request for Information 
July 25, 2018

Opioid Crisis Response Act (OCRA) of 2018 to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pension (HELP)
April 11, 2018

Quality Payment Program (QPP) to the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee
March 21, 2018

Opioid Use & Development of Alternative Analgesics to the FDA
March 12, 2018

Opioid Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) to CMS Division of Measures Management System
February 7, 2018

2017

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Request for New Models of Primary Care
November 20, 2017

Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) & Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to CMS
September 11, 2017

Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Funding to CMS & Department of Health & Human Services
August 23, 2017

CMS Year 2 Updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule to CMS
August 21, 2017