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Chapter Communications Archive

4-25-19: GA E-Brief

4-23-19: CDC clarifies opioid prescribing guideline, says doctors should use their 'clinical judgment' 

4-23-19:  HB 287 

4-23-19: 2019 Georgia Chapter Fellows 

4-18-19: GA E-Brief

4-18-19: April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day

4-18-19: Supporting the Health Care Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home

4-11-19: GA E-Brief

4-10-19: Georgia Lawmakers Send Medical Cannabis Cultivation Bill to Governor 

4-5-19: GA E-Brief

4-4-19: Open Payments: Review and Dispute Data by May 15 

4-4-19: Physician Compare: Supplemental Preview Period Open until April 27 

4-4-19: Day at the Capital Reflection for ACP 
By: Nicole Treadway 

3-28-19: GA E-Brief

3-27-19: As opioid crisis continues, providers must embrace ‘data utilization’  

3-27-19: MGMA: Majority of practices say cost of care outweighs Medicare reimbursements

3-25-19: New online system for license renewal

3-21-19: GA E-Brief

3-20-19: You Have 2 Weeks to Submit MIPS Year 2 (2018) Data for the Quality Payment Program 

3-14-19: GA E-Brief

3-14-19: 2019 Legislative Priorities

3-14-19: Alzheimer’s grows sharply in Georgia — and faster than national average 

3-7-19: GA E-Brief

3-7-19: ACP Georgia Chapter Values Your Opinion

3-6-19: CMS reminder: 2018 MIPS data submission deadline is April 2 

3-6-19: State Office of Rural Health Offers funding for Practice Transformation to Patient Centered Medical Home 

2-28-19: GA E-Brief

2-27-19: Findings And Implications From MIPS Year 1 Performance Data

2-25-19: GA E-Brief

2-21-19: Georgia CORE is funding cancer research from State income tax filer donations 

2-14-19: GA E-Brief

2-13-19: Gwinnett Medical, Northside say they have final clearance for merger 

2-13-19: Health care in Georgia would look very different if bills pass Legislature 

2-12-19: Adult Immunization ACIP Recommendation Updates Webinar - February 21 

2-11-19: GA E-Brief

2-6-19: State and regional HIEs: 'Don't count us out just yet!' 

2-6-19: Long-term care providers adopting mandates to increase workforce flu vaccination rates 

1-31-19: GA E-Brief

1-30-19: Georgia among states with reports of Brucella RB51 exposures 

1-24-19: GA E-Brief

1-23-19: Brian Kemp: Georgia will seek Medicaid waivers

1-17-19: GA E-Brief

1-16-19: What to know about the telehealth upsides of Medicare Advantage plans 

1-16-19: Why artificial intelligence won't replace doctors 

1-16-19: Why Doctors Hate Their Computers

1-16-19: The 4TH Annual Georgia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (GCCRT) Forum  

1-14-19: ACP Georgia Chapter Student Survey

1-11-19: GA Chapter E-Brief

1-10-19: Macon's Navicent system joins forces with powerful Charlotte-based Atrium

1-10-19: ‘Rescue Angels’ Fight Waste to Feed the Hungry 

1-10-19: Volume- to value-based care: Physicians are willing to manage cost but lack data and tools 

1-10-19: Team-based Care in the Real World 

1-3-19: GA Chapter E-Brief

1-3-19: Top Georgia health care stories of 2018 

1-3-19: Exchange enrollment extended in countries ravaged by hurricane until February 20


12-27-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

12-20-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

12-14-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

12-12-18: Important year-end CMS deadlines approaching on 12/31/2018 

12-12-18: Why telehealth should focus on population health, treatment plan adherence as the model evolves 

12-12-18: Anthem ER policy could deny 1 in 6 visits if universally adopted, JAMA study warns

12-12-18: Georgia Health News

12-6-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-29-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-28-18: What will be on Brian Kemp's agenda for healthcare?

11-27-18: Georgia ACP Student Survey

11-27-18: Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted? 

11-27-18: How one medical group uses AI, machine learning to improve value-based care 

11-27-18: CDC says South still center of new HIV infections 

11-20-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-15-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-12-18: Midterm Election Boosts Medicaid Expansion, But Challenges Remain 

11-12-18: AMA mapping tool identifies where workforce needs are greatest

11-12-18: Why telehealth should focus on population health, treatment plan adherence as the model evolves

11-12-18: ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA: Five Things to Know 

11-12-18: CMS: “Patients over Paperwork” initiative feedback

11-12-18: ACP Leadership Programs Available 

11-8-18: The overlooked benefits of medical scribes 

11-8-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-1-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

10-25-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

10-25-18:  Academic 2018 Competition Awards  

10-25-18: 2018 Georgia Chapter Award Winners

10-24-18: Mentorship in Georgia ACP

10-19-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

10-12-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

10-4-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

10-4-18: Quick Two-Minute Survey – After Hour Care of Medicaid Patients 

10-4-18: Wellness Information


9-28-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

9-28-18: Health Tech Webinar

9-20-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

9-19-18: Important CMS Information MIPS Recalculation; 2019 MIPS payment adjustment 

9-13-18: Influenza Vaccine Payment Allowances - Annual Update  for 2018-2019 Season 

9-13-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

9-13-18: Healthcare Georgia Foundation Webinar

9-13-18: Changing Times Managing Chronic Pain & Keeping Our Patients Safe Webinar 

9-6-18: Changing Times Managing Chronic Pain and Keeping Our Patients Safe

8-30-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

8-29-18: Andy Slavitt and AVIA to lead new Medicaid Transformation Project

8-24-18: CMS Quality Payment Program

8-23-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

8-22-18: CMS Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Changes 

8-22-18: Medicare Reconsiders Paying For Seniors’ Spine Operations At Surgery Centers 

8-22-18: New Medicare Card: Order Handouts for Patients That Did Not Get Their New Cards 

8-16-18: CMS Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Changes 

8-16-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

8-15-18: Vaccines

8-8-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

8-8-18: Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN) Annual Learning Community Meeting

8-8-18: Atlanta's Oldest Hospital; St Joseph's Hospital 

8-2-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

7-31-18: Update on ACP Efforts toward a Collaborative Maintenance Pathway with ABIM

7-31-18: Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines And Administration Reimbursement Palmetto GBA

7-26-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

7-25-18: Concierge medicine being embraced by a growing number of primary care physicians

7-19-19: GA Chapter E-Brief

7-18-18: Doctor Pay Tops $257K For Primary Care, $425K For Specialists

7-18-18: Why this physician teaches first-year medical students

7-12-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

7-11-18: Francis Ferguson, I Raise the Rates MD Champion, Highlights Adult Vaccination Strategies at National Immunization Conference

7-3-18: Abstract Information

7-3-18: Abstract Information

7-3-18: Georgia physicians should confirm their delegates have registered with PDMP

6-28-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

6-28-18: Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program effective July 1, 2018

6-26-18: Practice Management: An Integrated Approach to Short- and Long-term Improvement

6-26-18: Medicine leads the professions in suicide. What can we do about it?

6-18-18: Why States Worry That 'Association Health Plans' Will Be Magnets for Scam Artists

6-18-18: What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?

6-14-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

6-14-18: Kaiser Permanente and Emory Healthcare announce new collaboration for integrated care

6-13-18: Drugmakers blamed for blocking generics have jacked up prices and cost US billions

6-13-18: Dashboard spells out the health of 500 cities - including several in Georgia

6-7-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

6-6-18: Congressional bill would add 1,000 doctors to fight Opioid Addiction

6-6-18: Colon cancer screening should start earlier, American Cancer Society says

5-31-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

5-29-18: Deadly Delivery: Opioids By Mail

5-29-18: New Medical School Breaks Ground

5-24-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

5-24-18: Sen. Isakson’s Landmark VA Legislation Passes Senate

5-16-18: Georgia Drug Card flags article on rising Rx drug prices

5-10-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

5-9-18: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: Medical Education Module

5-9-18: Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas are spreading more sickness, CDC reports

5-4-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

4-26-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

4-25-18: Three-Day Diabetes Educator Certificate Seminar Scholarship Application

4-25-18: Georgia ranked in top tier for action against opioid abuse

4-19-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

4-18-18: Doctors say EHRs fall short for value-based care

4-18-18: Competition and Premium Costs in Single-Insurer Marketplaces: A Study of Five Rural States 

4-18-18: Partnership Toolbox for Prescription Drug Take Back Day

4-11-18: Rural Georgia wins big as session ends

4-11-18: Mark Zobrosky suffers from chronic back pain

4-5-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

4-5-18: Overview: 2019 Fiscal Year Budget for the Department of Community Health

4-5-18: Apple reveals AC Wellness medical centers to focus on patient experience and population health

3-29-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

3-28-18: Anthem amends ER policy but stands behind decision not to pay for avoidable emergency care

3-28-18: Predictive analytics can spot patients not taking their medicine

3-28-18: HIV preventive drug gets low use in Georgia despite big need

3-22-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

3-15-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

3-8-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

3-1-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

2-28-18: Hospitals keep up swift pace of mergers, alliances

2-28-18: To stay independent, physicians turn to ACOs

2-22-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

2-21-18: ACP Information: Maintenance of Certification Information

2-21-18: House leaders ask insurers for help in combating opioid crisis

2-15-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

2-14-18: Building value-based framework for EHR interoperability depends on provider ease-of-use

2-8-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

2-1-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

2-1-18: CMS: Every eligible physician in Georgia will receive at least a neutral MIPS adjustment for 2017 

1-31-18: MIPS: Are you in or are you out?

1-25-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

1-24-18: Success stories in driving up adult immunization rates

1-24-18: VA, Cerner EHR deal held up after spat over interoperability definition, report says

1-24-18: Medicare penalties for patient injuries to hit Georgia hospitals hard

1-24-18: 10 top healthcare finance trends of 2017

1-18-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

1-17-18: Physician pay increased in 2017 as demand grew, according to study

1-17-18: The uninsured are overusing emergency rooms — and other health-care myths

1-17-18: Medicare B Newsline

1-11-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

1-10-18: 39th and 41st: More subpar health rankings for Georgia

1-10-18: Women outnumber men enrolling in medical school

1-10-18: U.S. health spending growth slowed in 2016

1-10-18: Making population health work for small practices

1-4-18: GA Chapter E-Brief

1-2-18: Georgia DCH Releases Grant for Rural Health NCQA PCMH Certification

12-28-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

12-21-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

12-14-17: The Biggest Interoperability Holdup? There's no business case for it

12-14-17: The Big Five Health Insurers’ Membership and Revenue Trends: Implications for Public Policy

12-14-17: Physicians shouldn’t underestimate link between diabetes, cancer

12-14-17: CMS finalizes rule canceling mandatory bundled payment models

12-14-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

12-14-17: CMS Quality Payment Update

12-14-17: Georgia ACP Wellness Corner

12-14-17: Healthcare Spending Growth Slowed in 2016

12-14-17: Physicians, patients define high-value care differently

12-7-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

12-5-17: Telehealth policy changes mean big revenue opportunities for hospitals

12-5-17: Rural Medicare pilot tests feasibility of paying for actual cost of care

12-5-17: Taken For A Ride? Ambulances Stick Patients With Surprise Bills

12-5-17: Debunking Myths: Physicians' Incomes Are Too High and They Are the Cause of Rising Health Care Costs


11-30-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-29-17: Herbal supplement is killing people in Georgia, medical examiner says

11-29-17: How one provider is using Medicare Advantage to improve population health

11-29-17: Report: Two Million Deaths from Substance Use, Suicide in Decade

11-22-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-16-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-15-17: MLN Connects: Official CMS news from the Medicare Learning Network

11-15-17: Report calls on doctors to improve care in office-based practices

11-15-17: AHIP to support MACRA, APMs and clinician virtual groups as qualifying for MIPS payments

11-15-17: Team Approach to Health Care Means New Role for Doctors

11-15-17: To Combat the Opioid Epidemic, We Must Be Honest About All Its Causes

11-14-17: Mark your calendar! 2018 GA ACP Advocacy Day at the Capitol

11-13-17: Help your Patients or Family Lower their Medicare Costs!

11-9-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-8-17: Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2018

11-8-17: Physician Fee Schedule Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions for CY 2018

11-7-17: Georgia Patient Resources on Medicare Drug Plan

11-7-17: GA Patient Resources on Medicare Drug Plan-Flyer

11-3-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

11-1-17: Getting Georgia Covered: What We Can Learn from Consumer and Assister Experiences During the Fourth Open Enrollment Period

11-1-17: Biosimilars have potential to cut health spending by $54 billion over next decade

10-26-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

10-19-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

10-19-17: MGMA: Physician practices must evaluate risk before moving to value-based care

10-19-17: Scribes significantly improve physician satisfaction

10-12-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

10-5-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

9-28-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

9-22-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

9-20-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

9-28-17: It's not too late to report enough this year to earn more in 2019

9-25-17: A hospital crisis is killing rural communities. This state is ‘Ground Zero’

9-21-17: Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

9-15-17: Important New Requirements for Georgia Prescribers- CME REquirement

9-12-17: New Requirements for Georgia Prescribers: Update

9-12-17: Opioid Prescriptions Falling But Remain Too High, CDC Says

9-12-17: Helping Your Practice Survive in an Emergency Disaster

9-8-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

9-8-17: State of Georgia Agencies Resource Links for IRMA

8-25-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

8-24-17: No signs of relief: Rural providers on edge over ACA’s uncertain future

8-24-17: Telemedicine Is Wide-Reaching But Doesn’t Always Replace Doctor’s Touch

8-18-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

8-16-17: The U.S. should rethink its entire approach to painkillers and the people addicted to them, panel urges

8-16-17: Want a cure for physician burnout? Take care of yourself.

8-11-17: GA Chapter E-Brief

8-11-17: Who's responsible for protecting patient data in the cloud?

8-3-17: Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for
the 2017 Transition Year & Link to CMS Quality Info

8-2-17: Foothills Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
2017 Pathway to Med School Summary

8-2-17: New Requirements for Georgia Prescribers

7-28-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

7-26-17: New Web Page for Doctors and Other Clinicians Working in Small, Rural, or Underserved Areas

7-26-17: MOC-limiting laws spreading to additional states

7-26-17: Explanation of Special Status Calculation

7-21-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

7-19-17: Understanding Cost in MACRA (aka Quality Payment Program) through your personalized Quality Resource Use Report (QRUR)

7-19-17: 5 things to know about Lyme disease and Powassan

7-17-17: Important New Requirements for Georgia Prescribers

7-14-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

7-11-17: New Georgia Law pertaining to use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)- Enrollment Required by January 1, 2018

7-5-17: Seniors who want to be left alone at home double their risk of being readmitted, study says

7-5-17: In just one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues

6-29-17:  Georgia Chapter E-Brief

6-28-17: Fighting AIDS in the Deep South: Glimmers of Hope

6-22-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

6-21-17: GAPEC-1942-17 Provider Townhall Invite

6-21-17: Why are doctors still waiting for interoperability?

6-21-17: State slips to to 41st in senior health rating

6-15-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

6-9-17: Letter from Brenda Fitzgerald MD Georgia Health Commissioner re Opioids Overdoses

6-8-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

6-1-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

5-25-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

5-18-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

5-11-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

5-4-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

4-27-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

4-20-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

4-13-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

4-6-17: Georgia Chapter E-Brief

4-7-17: 2017 GA ACP Advocacy Day with the Patient Centered Physician Coalition

3-2-17: Message from ACP: Georgia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable March 15, 2017

2-10-17: ACP Georgia Medical License Renewals
                Composite Board Physician Renewal Form

12-30-16: Important Information – Georgia Medicaid Increases and Attestation Process

12-30-16: ACP Georgia- Governor Deal Expands Access to Naloxone
                  DBH Standing Order Naloxone

12-8-16: ACP Important Information-Georgia Medicaid Increases and Attestation Process

12-8-16: ACP Georgia DCH Medicaid Providers Message
                Nov 2016 Banner Message

10-17-16: ACP MACRA CMS Releases Final Rule

9-14-16: ACP CMS Advance Care Planning Fact Sheet -New

8-26-16: ACP Georgia Rural Health PCMH Grant for Small Practice

6-10-16: ACP Call for Abstracts for October 2016 Meeting

May 2016 Early Career Physicians Newsletter

11-12-15: ACP GA DPH Tobacco Use Prevention Program

10-5-15: ACP Improving Identification of Depression and Alcohol Use Disorder in Primary Care

10-1-15: ACP Improving Immunizations for Medicare Beneficiaries

4-17-15: ACP Georgia Chapter Reception in Boston Thursday, April 30, 2015

4-15-15: ACP Congress Passes SGR Legislation Avoiding Medicare Cut to Physicians

3-31-15: ACP Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality FREE CME

2-23-15: ACP Georgia Call to Action Needed on Medicaid Parity

9-8-14: ACP GA PCMH University Opportunity

8-5-14: ACP USPSTF Releases e-Book Edition of the 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

7-26-14: ACP Georgia Chapter Members; Your opinion is important for the ACP 2014 Fall Resolutions

7-25-14: ACP United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Plan Network

7-24-14: ACP Open Payments Sunshine Program Increases Transparency in Health Care

Maintenance of Certification

7-18-14: ACP Call for Abstracts- Deadline Extended

7-2-14: ACP Open Payments Sunshine Program Increases Transparency in Health Care

6-10-14: ACP United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Plan Network

5-30-14: ACP Ordering, Prescribing and Referring Physician Information Requirements for Georgia Medicaid

5-29-14: ACP Georgia Chapter Call for Abstracts for the October 24-26, 2014 Meeting

4-24-14: ACP Reminder for Georgia Members in need of ABIM MOC Enrollment

4-4-14: ACP A Important Message from the Commissioner GA Dept of Public Health

4-2-14: ACP Upcoming MOC SEP Modules

3-3-14: ACP Advocacy on SGR

2-19-14: ACP Georgia Chapter Resident/ Fellow Council ( RFC)

1-27-14: ACP ICD 10

1-21-14: ACP Leadership Day Grants

1-17-14: ACP CMS Resouces for ICD 10

1-8-14: ACP Patient Centered Medical Home

1-2-14: ACP Patient Insurance Coverage Verification on Insurance Marketplace as of 1/1/2014 March 2014 Governor's Newsletter