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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 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.

Companion Bill Introduced in House to Extend Medicaid Pay Parity
Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act Identical Bills Now Pending in Both Chambers
Washington, November 18, 2014 - Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) Monday introduced House legislation, the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act (H.R. 5723) to ensure continued access to vital primary care services. David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, president of The American College of Physicians (ACP), noted that, “ACP applauds Rep. Castor’s leadership in the House on this key issue, 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 High Value Care advice for communicating about end-of-life care goals
Philadelphia, November 10, 2014 - Physician-patient communication about goals of care is a low risk, high value intervention for patients with a life threatening illness, the American College of Physicians (ACP) advises in a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Sesame Street Inspires Physicians to Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform

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.

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ACP in the News

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
10/28/2014 Canadian guidelines recommend against prostate cancer test - Chicago Tribune
10/16/2014 Do You Still Need An Annual Pelvic Exam Or Not? - Prevention Magazine
10/14/2014 Tool Tests Residents' Knowledge of High-Value Care - Medscape Today
9/29/2014 Several vaccine choices this flu season - Washington Post
9/17/2014 Kegel Exercises Could Help Treat Urinary Incontinence - Huffington Post
9/17/2014 Female Urinary Incontinence: Nonsurgical Treatment - Web MD
9/16/2014 To treat urinary incontinence, start conservatively, doctors say - Reuters
9/16/2014 Try kegel exercises for urinary incontinence, new guidelines say - FOX News

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Page Updated: November 20, 2014

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