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Internists Encouraged by Continued Progress Made in Congress to Repeal SGR Formula and Reform Medicare Physician Payments
Washington, December 4, 2013 - The American College of Physicians is greatly encouraged by the continued progress being made in Congress to develop a bipartisan, bicameral plan to repeal the Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and to reform Medicare physician payments. Today, we learned that the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees have reached agreement on a legislative framework, based on the one released for comment on Oct. 31, that would advance the College’s top priorities for physician payment reform.
American College of Physicians recommends tighter transfusion strategy
to treat anemia in patients with heart disease
PHILADELPHIA, December 3, 2013 -- Red blood cell transfusions should be restricted to those individuals with severe anemia in patients with heart disease, the American College of Physicians recommends in a new clinical practice guideline. ACP also recommends against using erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in patients with mild to moderate anemia and congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease because the harms, including increased risks of thromboembolic events and stroke rates, outweigh the benefits.
Internists Supportive of Effort to Repeal Medicare SGR Formula
Washington, November 12, 2013 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) today responded to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees’ draft, bipartisan, bicameral framework to achieve medicine's decade-long goal of repealing the Medicare SGR formula, once and for all.
Video news story about ACP's evidence-based recommendations for treating obstructive sleep apnea featuring ACP President Dr. Molly Cooke.
ACP in the News
|12/3/2013||New Guideline Recommends Conservative Treatment for Heart Patients with Anemia - Forbes|
|12/3/2013||Guidance Issued for Anemia in Heart Disease - Medpage Today|
|12/2/2013||Doctors Groups Share Concerns About Narrow Networks, Confusion With White House - The Washington Post|
|12/2/2013||White House Talks ACA With Docs, Nurses - Medpage Today|
|11/27/2013||Doctors: New Health Care Plans Raise Red Flags - Wall Street Journal|
|11/25/2013||Medicaid enrollment rising fast under ACA - Philly.com|
|11/21/2013||Physicians Praise End to SGR in Draft But Worry About Freeze to Reimbursements - Bloomberg BNA|
|11/15/2013||Just Say No: 10 Common Medical Tests That May Do More Harm Than Good - Forbes|
|11/15/2013||People are Signing up in Droves for Obamacare, but not for Private Insurance - Philly.com|
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