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Archive

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.

09/25/20
As Congressional Decisions Unfold, ACP Poised to Advocate for Issues Important to Members; ACP Calls for End of Pay-for-Delay, Other Practices That Raise Prescription Drug Costs; ACP ‘Medical Neighborhood Model’ Payment Model Pilot Being Recommended to HHS Secretary; CMS Begins Issuing APM Bonus Payments
09/11/20
ACP: Proposed Medicare QPP Changes Fall Short of Meeting Needs of Struggling Practices; ACP Speaks Out Against Attacks on Science During Pandemic; Dr. Heather Brislen Wins Neubauer Award for Advocacy Efforts
08/14/20
ACP: Improvements in Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Will Benefit Physician Practices in Long Term; ACP Urges Congress to Pass Comprehensive Phase 4 Stimulus Legislation
07/17/20
ACP Leadership Day Goes Virtual: Here’s What to Know; Recent Supreme Court Decisions Provide Wins for Health Care; New ACP Policy Supports Wearing of Masks to Reduce Transmission of COVID-19
06/22/20
ACP Releases New Policy Statement Addressing Racism, Discrimination and Police Violence; ACP’s #SavePrimaryCare Campaign Calling for Prioritization of PRF Funds to Primary Care Clinicians; AMA Takes on Racism, Police Brutality at Annual House of Delegates Meeting
06/05/20
ACP to HHS: Targeted Allocation of Funds Needed to #SavePrimaryCare; ACP Urges Congressional Leaders to Support Primary Care Practices and Physicians; ACP: International Medical Graduates Integral to U.S. Health Care System; ACP Condemns Racism and Violence by Police and Other Public Authorities
05/15/20
COVID-19 Update: CMS Rolls Out Retroactive Pay Parity for Phone Visits; ACP Advocates for Physician, Patient Priorities to Be Included in Fourth Phase of Stimulus Legislation; ACP Releases Policy Statement on Resuming Social, Economic and Medical Activity
05/01/20
COVID-19 Update: Additional Funds on the Way for Practices, Reopening Guidelines Released; Coping With COVID-19: Updates on Federal Relief Programs for Physicians; ACP Provides Resources to State Chapters to Advocate for Policies Related to COVID-19
04/17/20
ACP Continues to Push for Adequate Funding and PPE during Coronavirus Pandemic; Federal Relief Programs Offer COVID-19 Aid to Physicians, but More Help Needed; ACP Working to Expand Telehealth, Calls for Lifting of Restrictions
04/03/20
ACP Focuses on Help for Practices: New Guidance From Medicare & Requests for Insurers to do More During COVID-19 Pandemic; ACP to Congress: More Needs to Be Done to Support Physicians and Their Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic; ACP: Federal Health IT Regulations a Step in the Right Direction
03/20/20
Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, ACP Seeks Government Support for Patients and Physicians; COVID-19 Pandemic: What to Know About Billing, Testing and Diagnostic Codes; New Vision: ACP Provides Policy Recommendations for Improving Health IT
03/06/20
ACP Provides Recommendations for Eliminating Barriers to Care; ACP Pushes for Surprise Medical Bill Legislation in House; ACP Reacts to Drastic Cuts to Health Care Programs in Trump Administration Proposed 2021 Budget
02/21/20
ACP Lays Out Its Vision for Health Care Delivery and Payment Systems; ACP Voices Opposition to Medicaid Changes; ACP Continues to Speak Out Against Revised ‘Public Charge’ Rule in Light of Supreme Court Ruling
02/07/20
ACP Outlines Plan for Universal Health Care; ACP Offers Recommendations for Reducing the Rising Cost of Health Care; Health IT Update: ACP Champions Efforts That Put Patients Before Paperwork
01/24/20
ACP Provides ‘Bold New Prescription’ for Broken Health Care System; Do Your Part: ACP Calls for Increased State Advocacy on Key Issues in 2020; ACP Applauds Funding Decisions Benefitting Military and Veteran Medicine
01/10/20
ACP Says Court Ruling on the ACA’s Insurance Mandate Threatens Coverage, Benefits, and Patient Protections; End-of-Year Federal Legislation Increases Funding to Crucial Health Programs; AMA, at Annual Delegate Meeting, Champions Displaced Medical Students, Votes to Ban E-Cigarettes

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