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Broad Physician Coalition Urges Congress to Extend Medicaid Pay Parity
American College of Physicians and 20 other groups applaud Senate bill
Washington, September 16, 2014 - The efforts and leadership of Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to ensure access to vital primary care services were lauded yesterday by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and 20 other organizations, representing internal medicine and related subspecialties. A letter sent to the senators applauds them for introducing the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act, S. 2694, which will extend current-law payment rates under Medicaid for certain primary care and immunization services to at least the level of Medicare through 2016.
American College of Physicians releases new recommendations for treating urinary incontinence in women
PHILADELPHIA, September 16, 2014 -- Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, bladder training, and weight loss and exercise are effective nonsurgical treatment options for women with urinary incontinence, according to a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians published today in Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's flagship journal.
American College of Physicians and American Medical Women's Association announce affiliate membership agreement
Philadelphia, September 15, 2014 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) today announced an affiliate membership agreement. ACP members can become AMWA Affiliate Members as part of their ACP membership and at no additional charge under this new umbrella agreement.
Video news story about ACP's evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea featuring ACP President Dr. David Fleming.
ACP in the News
|8/5/2014||Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines - Healthday|
|8/5/2014||OSA Exam Best for 'Unexplained Daytime Sleepiness' - Medpage Today|
|7/1/2014||Guideline: Most Healthy Women Can Skip Pelvic Exam - Associated Press|
|7/1/2014||Doctors' group says annual pelvic exams unnecessary for healthy women - CBS News|
|6/30/2014||Skip the Pelvic Exam, Says the American College of Physicians - Time|
|6/27/2014||Politicians’ Prescriptions for Marijuana Defy Doctors and Data - The New York Times|
|6/23/2014||Their advice has a side effect – laughter - Philly.com|
Page Updated: September 16, 2014