April 5, 2024

ACP Advocate

Regulatory News

ACP Provides Practice Resources to Help Physicians Best Utilize the New G2211 Add-On Code

The ACP Coding Resource Hub offers guidance and a video supplement that explains how and when to use the code.

ACP Policy News

ACP Survey: Most Physicians Concerned About Private Equity Investments in Health Care

Concerns relate to impact of private equity impact on health equity, health care costs and physician well-being.

Administration News

CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to Begin Testing New Practice Model That Aims to Support Primary Care

ACP plans to work with CMS to ensure that financial support for this model reaches the primary care practices most in need.

Quick Hit

New article and podcast now available on KevinMD.com, featuring ACP Leadership discussing the primary care physician shortage

William E. Fox, M.D., FACP, chair-elect of the American College of Physicians Board of Regents, addressed the issue of the shortage of primary care physicians in the U.S. with an article, "Why we all need to care about the primary care physician shortage" and podcast now available on the KevinMD website. Kevin Pho is an internal medicine physician and founder and editor of KevinMD, one of the web's most influential medical websites.

In his column and podcast, Dr. Fox explains why the shortage of primary care physicians in the U.S. is a problem that needs to be addressed and writes "We must do more to make sure that students and trainees see primary care as a sustainable and attractive career path. It is past time to act. The federal government and third-party payers must take bold action so that all of us will have access to the physicians we need, when we need them, for generations to come."

Now available: New video, ACP: Firearm Injury Is Very Much in Our Lane

In this powerful video from ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine, physicians and patients share harrowing personal stories of hurt, hope and resilience, and ACP calls for common-sense policies to help reduce firearms-related injuries and death. The Annals collection of firearm-related content is free to the public and additional content can be found at acponline.org/firearms.

Advocacy News From ACP

Joint Letter to U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees Regarding Nutrition, Conservation, and Climate Change Programs
Joint letter in support of farm policy that prioritizes both affordable and nutritious food and clean air and water.

Coalition Letter to Congressional Leaders in Support of Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reform Legislation
Letter strongly urging Congress to swiftly pass pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) reforms that ensure patient access to more affordable healthcare.

Internal Medicine Physicians Applaud Final Rule on Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance and Other "Junk" Plans
ACP statement applauding the Biden Administration's final rule on short-term limited duration insurance plans and other non-comprehensive coverage.

Internal Medicine Physicians Encouraged by CMS' Focus on Primary Care
ACP statement supporting the news that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will begin testing a new practice model designed to support primary care medicine.

State of Idaho v. United States of America
In this amicus brief, ACP and other medical organizations argue that Idaho's near-total ban on abortion criminalizes care required under EMTALA, as pregnant patients can require stabilizing care in emergency medical situations.


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