Edited by the College's Washington, DC Governmental Affairs Division, the ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly, e-newsletter created to provide ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.
May 17, 2013
What ACP told Congress about Medicare Payments
In this issue: ACP Leaders Finds Reason for Optimism About Repeal of the SGR; Slowing of Medicare Cost Increases May Put Cost-Cutting Board on the Shelf; Government Fine-Tunes System for Expanding Coverage to the Uninsured
May 3, 2013
ACP’s New Leaders on Advocacy
In this issue: New ACP Leaders Target Expanding Medicaid and Replacing the SGR; President’s Call for Entitlement Cuts Raises Some Concern; ACP Calls Inaction by Congress on Gun Violence Unacceptable
April 4, 2013
A New Redesign for our Advocacy Website
In this issue: A New Website Design Puts Advocacy Information at Your Fingertips; New Program Promotes Specialists’ Involvement in Medical Home Practices; Electronic Records Aren’t Finding Favor Among Some Physicians
March 22, 2013
How Will the Sequester Affect Medicare Payments?
In this issue: Sequestration Cuts Will Bring Reduction in Medicare Reimbursements; Comission Recommends Transitioning From Fee-for-Service Physician Payments; Plan to Raise Medicaid Payments to Medicare Level Moves Ahead, but at Snail’s Pace
March 8, 2013
Updated Guide for Physicians on the Affordable Care Act
In this issue: Revised ACP Guide Reflects Changes to Affordable Care Act; GOP Congressmen Join Effort to Change Medicare Payment System; Federal Government Sets Insurance Standards for Core Benefits
February 22, 2013
ACP on the State of the Nation's Health Care
In this issue: ACP Puts Forth Two-Pronged Approach for Fixing U.S. Health Care Woes; Congress Gets New Bill to Repeal the Medicare Payment Formula; President's State of the Union Address Notes a Need for Entitlement Reforms
January 25, 2013
ACP Calls for Changes to GME; New Studies on EHRs and the PCMH
In this issue: ACP Urges Changes in Graduate Medical Education; New Study Looks at Why Electronic Health Records Fall Short on Cost Savings; Might Team-Based Medicine Eliminate the Primary Care Shortage?
January 11, 2013
Medicare Payments in 2013; What is Your State Doing About Medicaid Expansion?
In this issue: Physicians Escape Medicare Rate Cuts as Part of ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal; ACP Helps State Chapters Push to Expand the Reach of Medicaid; What Treatments Work Best?
ACP Policies and Recommendations
This library is a collection of ACP's Clinical Guidelines, Ethical Guidelines, Policy Statements, and copies of testimony and letters to government and non-government officials.
What's ahead on the fiscal cliff?
- December 21, 2012
The Latest on the Fiscal Cliff and Medicare
- December 7, 2012
The Election and Health Care Reform, also News on Payment Increases for 2013
- November 16, 2012
Are you ready to vote?
- November 2, 2012
What did the candidates say about health care?
- October 21, 2012
Medicaid Expansion; New Phase of EHR Project; ACP Candidates for Congress
- October 5, 2012