The ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that provides ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.
December 1, 2023
Congressional News and Perspective
Amid Continuing Resolution, ACP Continues to Advocate for Legislation That Stabilizes Payment Rates, Funds Federal Health Programs
ACP members should continue reaching out to Congress about the importance of the G2211 code.
Patients Before Paperwork
New Primary Care Collaborative Report Highlights Primary Care Physician Shortage and Potential Solutions
Priorities highlighted in the report include investing in new care delivery models, targeting payment reform and bolstering the workforce by reducing education costs.
Join ACP and officials from the Department of Health and Human Services to review the proposed rule, “21st Century Cures Act: Establishing Disincentives for Health Care Providers That Have Committed Information Blocking” and its impact on ACP members on Dec. 5 at 7 pm, Eastern. Engage further during the live Q&A segment that follows the presentation. Please submit any questions in advance as part of your registration process.
Registration is available online. You can learn more about the proposed rule in our recent ACP Advocate article. Can't make the live webinar? Don't worry, a video recording will be posted in the Webinar Library for viewing at your convenience.
ACP is partnering with the Public Good Projects to provide access to curated tools and resources specifically developed for physicians and health care professionals to help mitigate health care mis and disinformation. The resources, developed by The Public Good Projects, include:
- Weekly updates on health care misinformation trends across the country, and state dashboards with real-time media data
- Reports providing trending health narratives, recommendations, and helpful resources Three training modules on how to identify and respond to trending health narratives. The training provides the basics on infodemiology and the applied skills to help improve patient care delivery in the current information environment and is available in English with Spanish sub-titles. Modules include:
- Infodemiology and misinformation
- Media monitoring and theoretical frameworks
- Communicating with patients
Visit Infodemiology for information and to sign up for their Health Care Infodemiology Brief.
In Case You Missed It
Advocacy News From ACP
ACP Letter on the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee's Hearing on Medicare Proposals
Letter commenting on legislation discussed at hearing on, “What's the Prognosis?: Examining Medicare Proposals to Improve Patient Access to Care & Minimize Red Tape for Doctors.”
ACP Letter on the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee's Markup
Letter commenting on legislative proposals meant to strengthen and improve Medicare.
ACP Letter of Support for the Better Mental Health Care, Lower Drug Costs and Extenders Act
Letter in support of legislation that would reduce the Medicare physician payment cuts slated for the fee schedule next year, increase access to behavioral health services, and improve the accuracy of clinician directories within Medicare Advantage.
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