2023 Archives

New ACP-Supported Report Highlights Health Benefits of 'Food Is Medicine' Approach; AMA House of Delegates Takes Action on Medicare Payment, Prior Authorization, Physician Network Inadequacies and More
Amid Continuing Resolution, ACP Continues to Advocate for Legislation That Stabilizes Payment Rates, Funds Federal Health Programs; New Primary Care Collaborative Report Highlights Primary Care Physician Shortage and Potential Solutions
Final 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Includes Implementation of G2211 Code, but Payment Cuts Remain; Proposed Information Blocking Rule Aims to Increase Patient Access to Medical Records With Potential Risks for Clinicians; ACP Calls on Senate to Better Protect Older Individuals From Deceptive Medicare Advantage Plans
ACP Empowers State Chapters With Personalized Advocacy Tools; COVID-19-Related Advocacy Remains a Priority for ACP; ACP Supports Proposed Rule to Ease Access to Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment
New ACP Toolkit Empowers Members to Lobby for Prior Authorization Reform; ACP Performance Measurement Committee Makes Recommendations on Performance Measures for Osteoporosis; ACP Provides Input to Address Disparities in Rural and Underserved Communities
As Congress temporarily averts shutdown, ACP advocates for resolution to be reached when stopgap period ends , Meet Dr. Shakaib 'Shak' Rehman, 2023 Richard Neubauer advocate for internal medicine award winner, ACP calls on pharmaceutical manufacturers to engage in Medicare drug price negotiation
ACP provides feedback on proposed 2024 Medicare physician fee schedule , Biden administration proposes an end to extended use of short-term limited-duration health plans, ACP: New alternative payment model better supports internal medicine physicians.
Implementation of G2211 code will ensure adequate reimbursement for complex patient visits, ACP policy paper provides recommendations for enhancing the U.S. public health infrastructure, ACP issues rallying call for increased pandemic preparedness.
CMS releases proposed 2024 Medicare physician fee schedule, Medicaid is unwinding: Are your patients prepared?
Executive actions on firearm violence prevention maximize benefits of the bipartisan safer communities act, ACP, AMA champion Medicare payment reform
ACP leadership day leads to large increases in cosponsors on number of key bills in congress, ACP joins coalition of medical organizations protesting Unitedhealthcare's prior authorization policy for Gi endoscopies, Debt ceiling deal averts halt in funding for vital health programs, Acp backs new bill that would defray costs and allow internal medicine physicians to offer behavioral and mental health care
ACP helps drive conversations on the value of primary care, ACP: recently proposed changes to race and ethnicity standards will have important impact on research and data collection
ACP rallies for legislation that will improve access to care and strengthen physician workforce, new ACP leadership looks to build on ACP policy to promote care without exclusion, enhance patient-physician relationship, ACP advocates against restrictions on gender-affirming care
ACP offers best practices to improve care transitions between settings, ACP doubles down on efforts to curb gun violence, federal court ruling puts access to abortion pill at risk
ACP Offers Recommendations for Using Performance Measures in Telemedicine Settings, North Carolina Becomes 40th State to Expand Medicaid, Impact of the Texas Federal Court Ruling on the ACA No-Cost Preventive Services Mandate Explained
ACP: some progress being made in policies to prevent firearms-related injuries and deaths, ACP, others increase calls for more transparency of nursing home ownership, ACP calls for changes to prior authorization system that prioritize patients and physicians
Provisions in President Biden's proposed 2024 budget align with ACP policies, ACP expresses support for legislation that protects abortion-related health data, ACP to U.S. Senate: here's how to bolster the health care workforce
ACP commits to combatting medical misinformation and disinformation, ACP calls for policies to protect patient access to reproductive health care services in post-Dobbs world, proposed Medicare advantage and part d changes aim to improve prior authorization process, health equity
End of Covid-19 public health emergency means end to flexibilities implemented for health care system, ACP lauds FDA proposed changes to blood donation policies for MSM, ACP To CMS: Patient Covid-19 vaccination rates Inappropriate as a performance measure
Proposed regulation to ban noncompete clauses benefits patients and physicians alike, ACP advocating for smooth Medicaid 'unwinding' process, calls for improvements to marketplace-based coverage, Elimination of x-waiver removes major barrier to opioid use disorder treatment
CMS proposed rule aims to improve prior authorization process, ACP urging divided Congress to advance bipartisan solutions for important health policy issues, ACP lauds small but key victories in efforts to improve access to reproductive health care
Congressional action on key public health issues, physician well-being, DEI and more: ACP 2022 advocacy year in review, Congress partially restores Medicare physician payments in end-of-year spending bill, AMA delegates adopt policies on reproductive health care, Firearm violence