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American College of Physicians Reacts to IOM Report
Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs Washington, July 31, 2014 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) appreciates the Institute of Medicine (IOM) efforts to review the governance and financing of graduate medical education (GME). It agrees that the nationís investment in GME should be used to train physicians with the right numbers, mix, and distribution of specialties and practice location and skills needed to meet the nationís healthcare workforce needs. We applaud the IOM for its emphasis on innovation, transformation and accountability.
Internists Applaud Senatorsí Efforts and Leadership To Extend Medicaid Primary Care Pay Parity Program
Letters to Senators Brown and Murray Support Bill (S. 2694) To Extend Health Law Provision
Washington, July 30, 2014 - On behalf of the American College of Physicians (ACP), I applaud you for your efforts and leadership in introducing the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act. This legislation will help ensure access to vital primary care services for so many of this nationís most vulnerable citizens by extending current-law payment rates under Medicaid for certain primary care and immunization services to at least the level of Medicare through 2016. ACP fully supports this legislation, as described more notably below.
Internists Disagree with Florida Court Decision Preventing Physicians from Asking Health Questions
Ruling Destructive to Patient-Physician Relationship
Washington, July 28, 2014 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) today said that it strongly disagrees with last weekís Florida court decision upholding a state law that bars doctors from asking patients about gun ownership. The ruling in the case, which included the Florida ACP chapter as a plaintiff, overturned a decision by a lower court that had struck it down two years ago.
Video news story about how pill appearance affects medication adherence, featuring Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.
ACP in the News
|6/11/2014||Is gun violence a public health issue? - CBS News|
|6/11/2014||Major Medical Organizations Establish Ambitious Diabetes Registry - Forbes|
|5/27/2014||New diabetes treatment strategies for primary care to boost patient adherence - Medical Economics|
|5/21/2014||Docs continue to prescribe antibiotics for acute bronchitis - Reuters Health|
|5/1/2014||More Practices Adopt Team-Based Model Of Medicine - CBS New York|
Page Updated: July 31, 2014