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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 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.

Leadership Day on Capitol Hill

After careful consideration, ACP has made the necessary and responsible decision to cancel its annual Leadership Day, scheduled to be held in Washington, DC on May 12-13, 2020. The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents made the determination that we could not effectively go forward with Leadership Day and the related meetings that were to be held that week.

At this point in time, ACP does not believe it will be feasible to reschedule Leadership Day as a face-to-face meeting in 2020, especially given the shortened congressional calendar that typically comes with an election year.  We are exploring ways to virtually offer advocacy and issue training online and perhaps a virtual advocacy day, and will send out information later should we determine that this is feasible. Read more. 


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.

State Health Policy Pages

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