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Murthy Wins Senate Confirmation to be U.S. Surgeon General
Well-respected internist and member of American College of Physicians has been backed for post by ACP since February
Washington, December 16, 2014 - With the backing of the American College of Physicians (ACP), Vivek Hallegere Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. Monday evening won confirmation to become Surgeon General of the United States. Last Feb. 3, ACP sent a letter of support to Senators Thomas Harkin (D-Iowa) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
ACP Expresses ‘Profound Disappointment’ About Congress’s Failure to Act on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Policies
Washington, December 11, 2014 - Historians are likely to label the 113th Congress as perhaps the least productive ever, as it has compiled an unprecedented record of failing to address the key challenges facing our country. Regrettably, improving healthcare will be among the many issues where Congress has failed to act.
Internists Stress Critically Important Issues to Congressional Leaders
Letter describes two issues that must be considered during lame-duck session to ensure high-quality, accessible and affordable care for patients enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid
Washington, November 20, 2014 - It is critical that Congress consider two issues in this post-election lame-duck session The American College of Physicians (ACP) today told Senators Reid and McConnell and Representatives Boehner and Pelosi. A three-page letter from David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, president of ACP emphasized the importance of enactment of the “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014” (H.R. 4015/S. 2000), and continuation of the Medicaid Primary Care Pay Parity program, which is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2015.
Authors discuss how Sesame Street inspired them to speak out about the public health issue of mass incarceration and what physicians can do to help.
ACP in the News
|12/3/2014||5 Medical Procedures You May Not Actually Need - Yahoo! Health|
|11/19/2014||Cost of Defensive Medicine; Is This a Time-Waster?; More - Medscape Today|
|11/17/2014||Need better care coordination? There’s a toolkit for that - Kevin MD|
|11/5/2014||To Prevent Kidney Stones: Go Easy On Soda And Drink Lots Of Water - NPR|
|11/5/2014||Preventing kidney stones: It may be as simple as changing your diet - The Washington Post|
|11/4/2014||New guidelines could cut risk of kidney stones - CBS News|
|11/4/2014||To prevent more kidney stones, drink water - FOX News|
|11/4/2014||ACP: New Guideline on Staving Off Stones - Medpage Today|
Page Updated: December 16, 2014