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ACP Advocate

December 6, 2019


ACP Regulatory News

Final 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Includes Wins for Primary and Cognitive Care

ACP urges members of Congress to provide support.


Final Quality Payment Program Rule Released With Changes That Affect Primary Care in 2020

Final rule includes transition from MIPS to new MIPS Value Pathway starting in 2021.


Quick Hits

ACP offers resources to help physicians navigate telehealth technology

ACP is committed to helping internists take advantage of telehealth technology to improve patient care and outcomes and offers resources like breaking down a physician's telehealth options, insurance coverage, the applicable billing codes, and ACP policy guidance.

Use our calculator to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine whether adding telehealth will be financially feasible for your practice.

Additional resources include a CME-MOC eligible ethics case study, a white paper which offers guiding considerations and impacts of telehealth in various settings, a podcast episode on the future of telehealth, and policy recommendations.


ACP Well-being Advocacy Webinar Available Now

ACP's new webinar, “Be a Champion! Advocacy Tips for the Busy Physician,” is now available on the Well-being and Professional Fulfillment web-page “ is now available online. As CMS proposes big changes to clinical documentation, the webinar discusses strategies to better optimize EHR usability and effectively reduce the note bloat.”

Brooke Rockwern, from ACP's Department of Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs discusses recent ACP efforts to streamline the Quality Payment Program and improve the Prior Authorization process, and Well-being Champion, Eileen Barrett, provides highly practical tips that busy Champions can employ to successfully move the advocacy needle. ACP members will need to log in to access the webinar.


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