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News Release Archive - 2016

December

12/19/16 ACP statement on ACGME changes to resident duty hours
12/06/16 Prescribing antibiotics, narcotics, and opioids is common but little benefit for patients

November

11/28/16 American College of Physicians Recently Adopted Position Statement on Unsolicited Communications (“Cold Calling”)
11/23/16 New American College of Physicians Position on Gender Pay Gap in Medicine
11/18/16 American College of Physicians outlines advocacy approach in post-election environment
11/03/16 The American College of Physicians Applauds New Medicare Policies to Support High-Value Primary Care
11/01/16 American College of Physicians releases clinical practice guidelines for acute gout

October

10/14/16 The American College of Physicians Statement on the MACRA Final Rule
10/13/16 The American College of Physicians (ACP) Statement on CMS’ Initiative to Reduce Physician Burden Within Advanced Alternative Payment Models

September

09/09/16 The American College of Physicians (ACP) Statement on CMS Outline of Positive Changes to MACRA
09/06/16 NMQF, ACP, and QHC Advisory Group partner to increase adult immunization rates among underserved populations

July

07/28/16 ACP reminds adults to discuss vaccinations they may need with their internist
07/25/16 Internists offer alternatives to VA’s proposal to allow APRNs to practice independently
07/21/16 Internists applaud decision by DOJ to oppose health insurance mergers
07/14/16 Internists Commend Senate and House for Passing CARA Legislation
07/13/16 Internists say Cost Sharing, Particularly Deductibles, May Cause Patients to Forgo or Delay Care
07/12/16 ACP supports National Academies’ call for withdrawal of NPRM for ‘Common Rule’ and for appointing new commission
07/08/16 Internal Medicine Physicians Applaud Proposed Rule to Improve Medicare Payments for Primary Care

June

06/27/16 Internists Offer Practical Alternatives to Simplify Implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)
06/21/16 Internists testify about rising prescription drug prices and their impact on patients
06/20/16 New Survey Offers Insight on Efforts to Improve EHR Usability
06/17/16 ACP tells Congress that Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence is Critical
06/13/16 Physician Groups Representing 426,000 Doctors: Gun Violence MUST STOP

May

05/31/16 Oral Health Patient FACTS now available for internal medicine physicians
05/26/16 ACP, Other Medical Groups Urge Congress to Prevent Zika Public Health Emergency
05/12/16 American College of Physicians names new EVP & CEO
05/06/16 ACP Unveils Toolkit to Help Doctors Combat Climate Change
05/05/16 Internists Encouraged by FDA’s Move to Better Regulate Tobacco Products
05/05/16 Internists Talk About MACRA's Major Impact
05/05/16 Guidelines and Tools Developed for Pediatric-to-Adult Health Care Transitions Initiative
05/04/16 Annals of Internal Medicine Publishes Annual ‘Updates’ in Internal Medicine
05/04/16 Annals of Internal Medicine and ACP Announce Recipients of Junior Investigator Recognition Awards
05/03/16 ACP Celebrates Winners of 2016 Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships
05/03/16 Hundreds of Internists Gather to Urge Congress to Take Action On Critical Health Priorities
05/03/16 Internists Recommend Ways to Better Align GME Financing with Workforce Needs
05/03/16 ACP Recommends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as Initial Treatment for Chronic Insomnia
05/02/16 ACP Announces Winners of National Student Abstract Competition
05/02/16 ACP Announces Winners of National Resident Abstract Competition

April

04/28/16 Internists ‘Encouraged’ by Proposed Rule to Implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)
04/25/16 ACP Participates in Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing Event to Announce Agreement of Policy Platform
04/19/16 Internists Recommend Steps to Ensure Success of Medicare’s “Value-Based” Payment Reforms
04/19/16 American College of Physicians issues urgent call to action on climate change to avert major threat to public health
04/11/16 Internists Express Concern about Rising Prescription Drug Costs, Offer Solutions
04/11/16 Statement From Internists on Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative
04/06/16 American College of Physicians collaborates with AMGA Foundation on national effort to improve diabetes care

March

03/29/16 New Policy Paper Recommends Ways to Stem the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs
03/25/16 Statement From Internists on Advancing Efforts to Expand Medicare Coverage to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
03/21/16 Internists Offer Recommendations to Ensure Medicaid Expansion Waivers Represent Patient Interests
03/18/16 Residency Match positions for internal medicine critical to high quality health care system
03/15/16 Internists Convey Appreciation to HELP Committee Leadership for Consideration of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Bills
03/15/16 ACP Supports CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
03/08/16 Increasing body fat, not BMI, a primary risk factor for death
03/07/16 Latest prevention and treatment information for adult health care at Internal Medicine Meeting 2016
03/07/16 Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center provides hands-on learning
03/07/16 What is a Doctor of Internal Medicine, or Internist?
03/01/16 Internists Urge CMS ‘To Re-Imagine Quality Measurement’
03/01/16 ACP Pledges to Work to Improve Information Flow in Health IT

February

02/16/16 American College of Physicians supports Core Quality Measures Collaborative agreement
02/08/16 ACP finds that cognitive behavioral therapy and second generation antidepressants are similarly effective treatments for adults with major depressive disorder

January

01/27/16 ACP Response to CMS's Request for Information: Certification Frequency and Requirements for Reporting of Quality Measures Under CMS Programs
01/26/16 ACP letter to Senate Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group urges additional recommendations to improve care of patients with chronic diseases
01/26/16 ACP issues advice for evaluating blood in the urine as a sign of cancer
01/19/16 ACP and CDC issue advice for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections in adults
01/13/16 American College of Physicians Calls CDC Guideline Development Effort 'Timely and Necessary'
01/13/16 ACP Honors Outstanding Contributions to Medicine in Annual Convocation Ceremony
01/12/16 Final USPSTF Recommendations on Screening for Breast Cancer Published in Annals of Internal Medicine
01/06/16 ACP names Michael Weis, MBA, Chief Financial Officer
01/05/16 American College of Physicians: President's Executive Order Will Help Reduce Deaths and Injuries from Firearms