The ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that provides ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.
September 22, 2023
In addition to providing support for G2211 and delays to in-person mental health visit requirements, ACP offered guidance for new ways to pay for primary care via alternative payment models.
ACP strongly supports the proposed rule, stating that enrolling in these plans leaves patients at risk of paying for insurance that will not cover health care needs.
The Making Care Primary Model offers on-ramp to value-based care, focuses on health equity and includes behavioral and specialty care integration.
In Case You Missed It
The 2024 ACP Health Policy Internship application cycle is now open through Oct. 31. The annual internship program provides an opportunity for ACP Resident/Fellow and Medical Students members to learn about the legislative process, health policy, and advocacy in organized medicine. Interns will assist with researching and analyzing current issues in health and medical education policy, on-going advocacy initiatives, and the development of advocacy materials. Interns will have the opportunity to attend congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and accompany government affairs staff to meetings and events with members of Congress. The internship lasts from April 29 to May 23, 2024, and pays a $4,000 stipend. Find additional information and application instructions on ACP's website.
Advocacy News from ACP
ACP Letter Regarding H.R. 5378, Lower Costs, More Transparency Act
Letter in support of provisions of the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act and asking for inclusion of provisions to reform prior authorization and step therapy processes.
ACP Letter regarding H.R. 4895, the Lowering Drug Costs for American Families Act
Letter in support of the Lowering Drug Costs for American Families Act which would build upon the historic drug pricing provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and would strengthen Medicare's Drug Pricing Program.
ACP Letter Regarding S. 1636/H.R. 3440, the Protecting Rural Telehealth Access Act
Letter in support of the Protecting Rural Telehealth Access Act which would continue flexibilities for telehealth continue beyond the end 2024.
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