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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.
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.
ACP in the News
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