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Internists Encouraged by Bipartisan, Bicameral Budget Agreement
Washington, December 11, 2013 - The American College of Physicians is greatly encouraged by the bipartisan budget conference agreement, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (BBA), announced by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray. ACP welcomes the BBA’s relief from sequestration for vital health care programs in fiscal year 2014 and believes it is a true step in the right direction. Across-the-board sequester cuts in 2013 had a devastating impact on federal healthcare programs, including federal health workforce programs, medical research and public health programs. The BBA provides much-needed respite from sequestration, restoring about $23 billion or almost two-thirds of the scheduled sequestration cuts for nondefense discretionary programs in FY2014.
Internists provide positions and recommendations to address significant human and financial costs of prescription drug abuse
Washington, December 10, 2013 - Ten policy positions and recommendations to address the significant human and financial costs related to prescription drug abuse were provided by the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a policy paper released yesterday. Prescription Drug Abuse forms a framework for patients to receive the care they require while effectively accounting for the problems associated with the use of prescription drugs – specifically those with a significant potential for abuse.
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.
Video news story about ACP's evidence-based recommendations for treating obstructive sleep apnea featuring ACP President Dr. Molly Cooke.
ACP in the News
|12/10/2013||American College of Physicians issues new policy to curb painkiller abuse - CBS News|
|12/10/2013||The Dangers of Prescription Painkillers - ABC News|
|12/10/2013||Why MDs Abuse Prescription Drugs - ABC News|
|12/10/2013||Doctors' Group Urges Tighter Controls on Prescription Painkillers - Philly.com|
|12/10/2013||Prime Time: ACP Speaks on Drugs of Abuse - Medpage Today|
|12/5/2013||SGR: Once More Kicked Down the Road? - Medpage Today|
|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|
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