Reducing Firearms-related Injuries and Deaths
Firearms violence is a public health crisis that needs immediate action. For more than two decades ACP has called for commonsense policies to help keep our patients safer.
ACP's Advocacy Priorities 2023
ACP’s advocacy priorities seek to promote policy reforms on the federal level through legislative, regulatory, and executive actions that benefit the overall health and well-being of patients, physicians, and the practice of internal medicine.
Where We Stand
Administrative burdens, inadequate physician payments, high drug prices, and lack of access to affordable health care coverage are making it harder for internal medicine physicians to practice medicine, earn a living, and help patients.
ACP advocates for policies that improve patients' health care and well-being along with a persistent push for better reimbursement for internal medicine physicians and the elimination of unnecessary administrative tasks that hinder your practice of medicine. We press legislators and regulators for changes that can successfully improve your daily work experience and free you up to focus on the care you were trained to provide.
ACP's Vision for the U.S. Health Care System
A comprehensive, interconnected set of policies to guide the way to a better U.S. health care system for all.
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Advocates for Internal Medicine Network
ACP's continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends upon year-round grassroots support from the College's more than 15,000 participants in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network.Enroll Now Learn More
State Health Policy
The State Health Policy program is designed to help internal medicine physicians gain influence in their state capitols on issues affecting them and their patients.Learn More
Current Public Policy Papers
Policy papers summarize and examine published research and discussion on current issues, and make specific recommendations for practitioners, patients, and policy makers.Browse Current Policies
The ACP Advocate Newsletter
E-newsletter providing ACP members with twice-monthly critical updates about public policy and regulatory issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.
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Handling the hassle of administrative hurdles - Shari M. Erickson, MPH (Nov/Dec 2023)
CMS released a proposed rule to address the administrative hassles of prior authorizations in Medicare Advantage plans, calling for automated processes, shorter decision-making time frames, and more transparency about the services subject to prior authorizations.
In time for Halloween, health care specters arise - Shari M. Erickson, MPH (Oct 2023)
ACP's Chief Advocacy Officer explains why the state of U.S. primary health care keeps her up at night.
An annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill where ACP staff and members strive to increase our presence in Washington, D.C., and bring visibility to issues of common concern. Participants are briefed on ACP's top legislative priorities and meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. Leadership Day is presented by ACP Services Inc., which fosters excellence and professionalism in the practice of internal medicine through public policy advocacy.
ACP Health Policy Internship Program
Develop legislative knowledge and advocacy skills working with ACP's staff in Washington, D.C. A special opportunity for Resident/Fellow and Medical Student members.