AAP Private Payer Advocacy (PPA) was formed to aggressively address pediatric issues in the private payer sector. Pediatricians can access information on pediatric councils, and AAP advocacy to private payers, including letters, talking points, PPA updates and other information to assist practices with private payer issues as well as the Hassle Factor Form to report payer issues.
Over the past few years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has increased its advocacy efforts in response to the membership's growing frustration with inequities in both the public and private sectors. Initially, work focused primarily on Medicaid issues. That work continues and the Private Payer Advocacy Advisory Committee was formed to more aggressively address pediatric issues in the private payer sector.
To access payer advocacy tools and resources go to your Payer Advocacy Toolbox on the right.