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Internists Testify on Developing 'A Viable Medicare Physician Payment Policy' that Will Repeal SGR
ACP Testimony to Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Recommends Key Elements for Plan That Emphasizes Graduated Approach to Rewarding Quality and Effectiveness
(Washington) “The American College of Physicians (ACP) strongly supports a phased approach to repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and progressing to better, value-based payment and delivery models,” Charles Cutler, MD, FACP, chair of the ACP Board of Regents, today told the House Ways and Means Health subcommittee.
AmericanEHR Partners offers Meaningful Use attestation data for 444
certified EHR products
May 6. 2013 - AmericanEHR Partners has incorporated Meaningful Use attestation data directly from HealthData.gov into its EHR product and comparison searches, enabling providers to see products that are achieving Meaningful Use and helping their users obtain funding as well as how products are performing from a satisfaction perspective.
American College of Physicians unveils tools to improve acute coronary syndrome care
April 12, 2013 - The American College of Physicians today unveiled two evidence-based interventions and two videos to improve the health outcomes of patients in the first year following an initial acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event such as heart attack and unstable angina (chest pain or discomfort but no part of the heart muscle dies), the most common indications of ACS. ACP's Initiative on Acute Coronary Syndrome aims to bridge the communication gap between clinicians and patients in the home or hospital.
A video news story about ACP's evidence-based recommendations for prostate cancer screening features ACP President Dr. David Bronson.
ACP in the News
|5/14/2013||Hospitals promote screenings that experts say many people do not need - The Washington Post|
|5/10/2013||ACP testifies in support of phased SGR repeal - Phys Biz Tech|
|5/9/2013||Physicians, Lawmakers Nearing Consensus On Doc Pay System, but Cost Remains Issue - Bloomberg BNA|
|5/8/2013||Many medical guidelines don't consider costs - Chicago Tribune|
|5/8/2013||Uniform Quality Measures Sought for an SGR Repeal - Medpage Today|
|5/7/2013||EHR dissatisfaction: A tech or people problem? - Government Health IT|
Page Updated: 05-15-13