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Public Policy & Advocacy

Latest News from MN-ACP Public Policy and Advocacy

MN-ACP has been active in both state and national health policy debates. Information is listed below for 2020:
  • MN-ACP Anti-Racism Statement and Action (July 2020)
  • MN Department of Human Services has received a federal waiver effective April 1, 2020 to cover expanded telemedicine services. See the update to the MN Medicaid/MHCP Provider manual with information and billing details. Thank you to ACP member and MN DHS Medical Director, Dr. Nathan Chomilo for providing this information.  
  • April 8th Governor Walz Executive Order 20- 32, “Ensuring that Healthcare Providers Can Respond Quickly and Safely During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency” includes details of variances that apply to health https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/execorders/20-32.pdf
  • MN-ACP has contracted for a new legislative monitor, Eric Dick, with the MN Medical Association.

Virtual Leadership Day 2021

May 25 - 26, 2021

Leadership Day 2021 will be held virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us for an exciting virtual program that will include educational briefings, lively Q&A, and an opportunity to meet virtually with your members of Congress.

This event is open to ACP members only. ACP members interested in participating in Leadership Day 2021 should contact their chapter Governor to let him/her know of your interest and to be included in the chapter delegation congressional meetings. A $25 registration fee will be charged to attendees at the time of registration, with the exception of medical student and resident/fellows in-training members, who are exempt.

For more information about the “virtual” Leadership Day 2021, go to: https://www.acpservices.org/leadership-day/what-leadership-day. If you have further questions, please contact Shuan Tomlinson via email (stomlinson@acponline.org) or at 800-338-2746, ext. 4547.

Register for Leadership Day 2021

 

Nominate a Chapter member for the annual Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award

Nominate a Chapter member for the annual Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award, which will be presented on May 25, 2021 during the virtual Leadership Day program. Nominations are due Monday, April 19th. All nominees must be members of the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn). The Advocates for Internal Medicine Network awards program recognizes those individuals who have made exceptional efforts in support of the College’s advocacy program during the previous year. For more information about the award go to: Get more information here

Nomination Form

 

ACP Advocacy Resources

Where the College Stands on key health policy issues, news and recent policy changes.

Visit Legislative Action Center for more information about the new Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn) and the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award.

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