The AAFP frequently nominates members to national committees and technical expert panels involved in the development, review and endorsement of quality measures to ensure the voice of family medicine is heard. Measures may be adopted for use in various payment and recognition programs, such as the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Alternative Payment Models (APMs), Medicaid, HEDIS, NCQA, and others. CMS and the National Quality Forum (NQF) are two of the most predominant bodies requesting representation of family medicine.

AAFP is currently seeking members that are experienced and active in the patient safety area. This is an area that AAFP believes needs further development and attention in the ambulatory setting. Safety issues such as diagnostic accuracy, treatment choice, medication side effects, EHR-related safety issues, burn-out/workforce, transitions of care and care coordination are integral to family medicine.

Please contact Tarah Remington Brown by email or phone 316.721.9005 if you are interested in being considered for this national role.