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News Release Archive - 2013

December 2013

12/12/13 Internists Applaud Advancement of Legislation to Repeal and Replace Sustainable Growth Rate
12/11/13 Internists Encouraged by Bipartisan, Bicameral Budget Agreement
12/10/13 Internists provide positions and recommendations to address significant human and financial costs of prescription drug abuse
12/4/13 Internists Encouraged by Continued Progress Made in Congress to Repeal SGR Formula and Reform Medicare Physician Payments
12/3/13 American College of Physicians recommends tighter transfusion strategy to treat anemia in patients with heart disease

November 2013

11/12/13 Internists Supportive of Effort to Repeal Medicare SGR Formula

October 2013

10/31/13 Statement of the American College of Physicians on the SGR Repeal/Medicare Physician Payment Reform Discussion Draft Released by the Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committees
10/25/13 Repeal SGR Formula and Replace Sequestration Internists Tell Budget Conference Committee
10/22/13 American College of Physicians recommends against screening for chronic kidney disease in adults without symptoms or risk factors
10/3/13 American College of Physicians advises public to get seasonal flu vaccine
10/1/13 As Health Insurance Marketplaces Open Information Available from Internists to Assist Patients

September 2013

9/24/13 American College of Physicians releases new recommendations for treating obstructive sleep apnea'
9/23/13 American College of Physicians launches ACP Smart Medicine, offering doctors 'one click to confidence'
9/17/13 Annals of Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians launch new CME-accredited video series
9/17/13 ACP offers principles for organizing clinical care teams in policy paper
9/12/13 American College of Physicians issues recommendations for Meaningful Use
9/9/13 Resource center launched to be 'Trusted Source of Information for Internists and Their Patients'
9/5/13 ACP Practice Advisor adds module to help labs deliver quality and value-driven lab medicine

August 2013

8/8/13 ACP creates Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare to advance collaboration between physicians and patients

July 2013

7/31/13 The American College of Physicians Statement on The House Energy and Commerce Committee vote to repeal the SGR
7/26/13 ACP Practice Advisor offers modules approved for Maintenance of Certification points
7/11/13 The American College of Physicians Statement on the CMS Proposal for Complex Chronic Care Management Services
7/8/13 The American College of Physicians Statement on National Commission on Physician Payment Reform

June 2013

6/12/13 Survey of physicians suggests tablets more useful than smartphones
6/10/13 Internists Express Support for Goals of Energy and Commerce Committee Legislative Proposal to Repeal Sustainable Growth Rate, Suggest Improvements
6/4/13 Daily sunscreen use slows skin aging - even in middle-age

May 2013

5/31/13 Internists Respond to Senate Finance Committee with Ideas on How to Make Improvements Following Repeal of Sustainable Growth Rate
5/24/13 American College of Physicians issues High Value Care recommendations for management of high blood glucose in hospitalized patients
5/7/13 Internists Testify on Developing 'A Viable Medicare Physician Payment Policy' that Will Repeal SGR
5/6/13 AmericanEHR Partners offers Meaningful Use attestation data for 444 certified EHR products

April 2013

4/12/13 American College of Physicians unveils tools to improve acute coronary syndrome care
4/11/13 New recommendations offer physicians ethical guidance for preserving trust in patient-physician relationships and the profession when using social media
4/11/13 Annals Publishes Summaries of Year's Most Important Medical Studies
4/10/13 American College of Physicians unveils tools to improve care for patients with prediabetes, gout, obesity and weight loss, and Alzheimer's disease
4/10/13 American College of Physicians releases ACP Clinical Guidelines app
4/10/13 Annals of Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians announce recipients of Junior Investigator Recognition Awards
4/9/13 American College of Physicians releases new prostate cancer screening guidance statement
4/5/13 Physicians Applaud Sen. Reids Proposal to Reduce Firearms Injuries
4/2/13 American College of Physicians launches new online policy library and redesigned advocacy sections

March 2013

3/15/13 Internal Medicine residency match results encouraging for adults needing primary care
3/12/13 Revised Internist's Guide Reflects Changes to Affordable Care Act
3/5/13 Survey of Clinicians: User satisfaction with electronic health records has decreased since 2010
3/5/13 American College of Physicians, Pri-Med Receive Grant to Implement Multi-Channel REMS-Compliant Opioid Trainings

February 2013

2/21/13 American College of Physicians names new publisher
2/20/13 Internists Issue Two-pronged Plan to Improve Health Care System and End 'Assault' on the Patient-Physician Relationship
2/20/13 American Medical Informatics Association joins AmericanEHR Partners
2/14/13 Internists Offer Recommendations for Solutions to Medicare Payment Problems
2/14/13 American College of Physicians launches study of cloud-based quality improvement program on diabetes and cardiovascular disease care
2/13/13 National eHealth Collaborative joins AmericanEHR Partners
2/6/13 ACP Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Medicare SGR Formula

January 2013

1/29/13 Advisory Committee on Immunization Announces 2013 Adult Immunization Schedule, Recommends Interventions to Increase Adult Vaccination Rates
1/16/13 Internal Medicine Physicians Support President's Call for Comprehensive Plan to Prevent Firearms-Related Violence
1/16/13 American College of Physicians launches new website to help physicians and patients practice high value care
1/15/13 American College of Physicians recommends that Stage 3 Meaningful Use focus on measuring improvements in patient health outcomes
1/14/13 American College of Physicians calls for immunizations for all health care providers
1/10/13 COLA to offer lab quality program to American College of Physicians
1/9/13 IBC and American College of Physicians continue working together to improve primary care
1/2/13 The American College of Physicians statement on The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012