News Release Archive - 2014

December 2014

12/16/14 Murthy Wins Senate Confirmation to be U.S. Surgeon General
12/11/14 ACP Expresses 'Profound Disappointment' About Congress's Failure to Act on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Policies

November 2014

11/20/14 Internists Stress Critically Important Issues to Congressional Leaders
11/18/14 Companion Bill Introduced in House to Extend Medicaid Pay Parity
11/10/14 American College of Physicians releases High Value Care advice for communicating about end-of-life care goals
11/4/14 American College of Physicians releases new recommendations to prevent recurrent kidney stones

October 2014

10/27/14 ACP Expresses Concern About Mandatory Quarantines of Clinicians Involved in Care of Ebola Patients
10/27/14 Leading Medical Groups Urge Congress to Stop Steep Medicaid Cuts
10/14/14 National study is first to report on medical resident knowledge of High Value Care via exam vignettes
10/7/14 Sesame Street Inspires Physicians to Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform
10/1/14 American College of Physicians Reminds You it's Time for Your Flu Vaccine

September 2014

9/25/14 Internists Provide Recommendations to Veterans Health Administration on Recently Passed Legislation
9/23/14 Unless Congress Acts, Patients May Soon Lose Access to Primary Care
9/22/14 American College of Physicians awarded grant to develop program to help patients recognize warning signs, prevent stroke
9/16/14 Broad Physician Coalition Urges Congress to Extend Medicaid Pay Parity
9/16/14 American College of Physicians releases new recommendations for treating urinary incontinence in women
9/15/14 American College of Physicians and American Medical Women's Association announce affiliate membership agreement

August 2014

8/7/14 American College of Physicians and Osmosis collaborate to improve medical student knowledge and self-assessment
8/5/14 American College of Physicians releases new recommendations for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in adults
8/4/14 Smart Testing tackles chief culprits of wasted care: unnecessary imaging procedures and diagnostic tests

July 2014

7/31/14 American College of Physicians Reacts to IOM Report
7/30/14 Internists Applaud Senators' Efforts and Leadership To Extend Medicaid Primary Care Pay Parity Program
7/28/14 Internists Disagree with Florida Court Decision Preventing Physicians from Asking Health Questions
7/7/14 American College of Physicians and MedU collaborate to bring High Value Care course to medical students
7/1/14 American College of Physicians recommends against screening pelvic examination in adult, asymptomatic, average risk, non-pregnant women

June 2014

6/30/14 ACP Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act's Coverage Mandates

May 2014

5/21/14 Internists Gather to Urge Congress to Take Action on Critical Health Priorities
5/14/14 American College of Physicians, CECity, and Pfizer collaborate to increase adult immunization rates

April 2014

4/10/14 ACP launches High Value Care Coordination Toolkit to improve communication between primary care and subspecialist doctors
4/10/14 Internists release policy paper on medical liability crisis
4/10/14 American College of Physicians offers policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the U.S.
4/10/14 Annals of Internal Medicine Publishes Annual 'Updates' in Internal Medicine
4/10/14 American College of Physicians unveils new logo and tagline: "Leading Internal Medicine, Improving Lives"
4/9/14 American College of Physicians unveils tools to improve care for patients
4/8/14 On Being a Doctor illuminates the humanity of medicine in all its joys, pain, and irony
4/7/14 Annals of Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians Announce Recipients of Junior Investigator Recognition Award
4/2/14 ACP Practice Advisor adds four modules for gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and substance use

March 2014

3/31/14 Statement on Senate Action on SGR Today
3/27/14 Statement on House Action on SGR Today
3/25/14 Allowing Employers to Opt-Out of Benefit Requirements Would Undermine the ACA's Consumer Protections and Lead to Poorer Health Outcomes
3/21/14 Internal Medicine residency match results virtually unchanged from last year
3/17/14 Annals of Internal Medicine launches interactive CME- and MOC-accredited medical education tool: Annals Virtual Patients test physicians' decision-making skills with complex clinical simulations.
3/7/14 Statement on Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Repeal Legislation
3/4/14 Internal Medicine 2014 Presents Latest Prevention and Treatment Information for Adult and Adolescent Health Care
3/4/14 President's Budget Will Help Stem Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

February 2014

2/20/14 Internal Medicine and Related Subspecialties Applaud Unprecedented Bipartisan Agreement to Repeal SGR Formula
2/11/14 Internists Review 'Progress, Challenges and Opportunities: Taking Next Steps to Reduce Barriers to Access and Reform Medicare Physician Payments'
2/6/14 Internists Support Proposed Legislation to Repeal and Replace Sustainable Growth Rate
2/3/14 Internists Express Strong Support for Surgeon General Nominee

January 2014

1/14/14 ACP to Offer Health Data Exchange Integration and Quality Reporting Service
1/6/14 American College of Physicians launches 'Online High Value Care Cases'