Medical Economics June 30, 2022
Richard Payerchin

AAFP praises pandemic flexibilities and recommends future policies on vaccines, payments, telehealth and more.

Federal regulators should consider policies to avoid “considerable disruptions” in the U.S. health care system, before the end of the public health emergency (PHE) declared for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

This month, AAFP published its recommendations for ending the COVID-19 public health emergency, in a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.

AAFP appreciates the emergency waivers, flexibilities, coverage policies, and other actions that helped family physicians and other frontline clinicians to care for patients and keep their practices open, academy Board Chair Ada D Stewart, MD, FAAFP, said in the letter.

“Given...

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