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Welcome to the American College of Physicians' Newsroom. This page is designed to provide the latest ACP news and multimedia for the media, ACP members, and the general public.

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Internists Testify That Reducing Administrative Burden is Critical to Healthcare Quality and Efficiency
Prior Authorization for referrals especially pertinent to ACP membership and patients they care for
Washington, February 26, 2015 - “Electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology (IT) have the potential to improve quality, safety and value,” Peter Basch, MD, FACP, the chair of the Medical Informatics Committee of the American College of Physicians (ACP) said today. “None of that potential can be realized if EHRs and other health IT do not reduce burden.”

Health and Legal Professional Associations Call for Policies to Reduce Firearm Injuries and Deaths in the U.S.
ACP and other national health organizations and the American Bar Association release key principles and consensus-based recommendations
(Washington, February 24, 2015)— Leaders from the American College of Physicians (ACP), seven other national health professional organizations, and the American Bar Association call for policies to help mitigate the rate of firearm injuries and deaths in the United States. Key principles and consensus-based recommendations are outlined in the paper, Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action from 8 Health Professional Organizations and the American Bar Association, published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Internists Submit Letter to Improve Quality of Care in Reaction to Proposed CMS Rule on Medicare Shared Savings Program
Coalition letter to CMS proposes recommendations to improve alternative to "fee-for-service"
Washington, February 6, 2015 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) today joined 16 other health care organizations in submitting a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommending improvements to fee-for-service (FFS) payment. The 35-page letter addresses a proposed CMS rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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Too Much Sitting Linked to Serious Health Risks and Death, Regardless of Exercise Habits

Authors discuss the health hazards of sitting too much during the day, regardless of whether or not you exercise.

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ACP in the News

2/25/2015 Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths - U.S. News and World Report
2/24/2015 Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths - Healthday
2/24/2015 Medical Societies Call for Reducing Gun-Related Injury, Death - Medscape Today
2/12/2015 Which doctors should "own" end-of-life planning? -Reuters
1/14/2015 Guidelines presented for clinical documentation in 21st century - Medical Xpress
1/9/2015 Shots May Trump Pills for Knee Arthritis Pain - Daily Rx

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Page Updated: February 26, 2015

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