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11/02/18
ACP Calls for Sweeping Changes to Curb Firearm Violence; ACP Objects to Proposed Changes to ACO Regulations; Expanding Medicaid Seems to Benefit More Than Recipients
10/19/18
ACP Fights Back Against Expansion of Short-Term Insurance Options; ACP Vows to 'Do What It Takes' to Protect Immigrants' Access to Health Care; New Survey Says from Doctors' Perspective, Regulatory Burdens are Increasing
10/05/18
Congress and President Sign Off on Funding for Major Health Care Programs; Congress Takes Steps to Curb Opioid Epidemic; ACP Suggests Way to Ramp Up Development of New Payment Models
09/21/18
ACP Objects to CMS Plan to Flatten Pay for Patient Evaluation and Management Services; Transitional Management Codes Linked to Better Outcomes, Lower Costs; ACP Takes Action Against Latest Court Challenge to Affordable Care Act
09/07/18
ACP Applauds Government Plan to Equalize Billing Practices; New Survey Pinpoints Gender Pay Gap in Internal Medicine; New Report Shows Focus on Primary Care Puts ACOs on the Path to Success
08/10/18
Proposed Changes to Medicare Regulations Met With Mixed Reviews; Physician Groups Join Forces to Become Stronger Voice for Health Care Needs
07/13/18
Meeting with CMS Highlights Need to Reduce Administrative Burdens, ACP Calls Attention to Harm Caused by Separation and Detention of Immigrant Families, ACP Efforts Gain Traction at AMA Annual Meeting
06/22/18
ACP leads the charge to fix delay in medical student visas, Dr. Jason M. Goldman wins ACP Advocacy Award
06/08/18
Leadership Day draws hundreds and a call for action; ACP focuses on improved health policies for women, ACP warns of harm from Title X program proposal
05/25/18
ACP gets to know new Innovation Center Director at CMS; Concern over modification to new budget pact; new report finds higher cost of health care in U.S.
05/11/18
ACP report calls for revisions to performance measurement; CMS steps up efforts to put patients over paperwork; ACP offers input to opioid effort in Congress
04/27/18
College issues new policy papers on gender equity, social determinants of health; ACP expresses concerns over new ACA regulations; An update on the Physician Well-Boeing and Professional Satisfaction Initiative.
04/13/18
ACP assesses details of new budget passed by Congress; Robert McLean, MD, FACP represents College at House Ways and Means subcommittee Red Tape Relief initiative.
03/23/18
A look at ACP's recommendations to combat the opioid crisis; ACP staff leadership gives remarks at health IT conference; A deep dive into the ACP policymaking process.
03/09/18
ACP launches state Medicaid waiver campaign; Trump administration announces change in regulations for short-term insurance plans; College doubles down in call for action on gun violence following Parkland, Florida shooting.
02/23/18
ACP advocacy leads to administrative relief in medical student entering of EHR data; Congress passes budget including many of ACP's policy priorities; New advocacy group United States of Care launches with ACP support
02/09/18
College seeks administrative burden anecdotes for Patients Before Paperwork; A look into new HHS Conscience and Religious Freedom division; ACP reacts to new National Academies report on e-cigarettes.
01/26/18
Update on government shutdown and DACA efforts; A year in review of ACP's 2017 advocacy efforts; CMS issues guidance allowing for Medicaid work requirement waivers
01/12/18
An update on congressional action on health care issues; ACP issues a new policy statement on compensation equity and transparency; A recap of the most recent AMA meeting
12/15/17
Summary and analysis of Congress' remaining end-of-the-year activities; ACP releases new policy paper on Improving Health Care Efficacy and Efficiency Through Increased Transparency
12/01/17
Tax-Reform Legislation Could Have 'Catastrophic' Effect on Health Care, ACP Warns; ACP Member Offers Physician's Insight at Congressional Hearing; ACP Calls for Efforts to Improve Patient Safety in Outpatient Settings
11/17/17
CMS releases rules on Physician Fee Schedule, Quality Payment Program; New CMS "Patients Over Paperwork" and "Meaningful Measures" initiatives align closely with ACP's "Patients Before Paperwork" efforts; Update on the current ACA open enrollment period.
11/03/17
ACP responds to Trump's action on the opioid epidemic; Physician labs face cute in reimbursement rates in 2018; ACP criticizes Administration's ending of mandated contraceptive coverage.
10/20/17
ACP lays out how to improve Medicare Advantage plans; An outlook on the upcoming ACA open enrollment; ACP reiterates call to end gun violence.
10/06/17
ACP keeps pressure on Congress even after failed ACA repeal vote; Physician's may see less burden under new Medicare Fee Schedule; Funding for numerous health care programs lapse as Congress fails to act.
09/22/17
An update on the Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal efforts; ACP reacts to Trump Administration's decision to phase out DACA program; House Subcommittee to work with ACP and others on reducing regulatory burdens in Medicare; Congressional Democrats and President Trump cut a surprise budget deal to keep the government open.
09/08/17
ACA's prospects in 2018 following repeal efforts; ACP recognizes hate crimes as public health issue; Recap of ACP's QPP comments in feedback to CMS
08/18/17
Summary: Despite Senate defeat of repeal bill, ACA fight far from over; Deadline approaching for physicians to 'Pick Your Pace'
07/21/17
Latest update on congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act; ACP advocates for Medicaid and maintenance of certification at AMA annual meeting
06/23/17
Recap of ACP's 2017 Leadership Day; Overview of ACP's recently released forward looking policy agenda; Profiling Dr. Stuart Henochowicz, winner of the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine award.
06/09/17
A look at the updated CBO report on the AHCA; Exploring ACP's High Value Care Coordination Toolkit; Trump religious freedom Executive Order could violate patient's rights
05/19/17
Coalition of primary care docs take to the Hill against AHCA; ACP reacts to recent budget agreement; An in-depth look at TCPi resources
05/05/17
House passes American Health Care Act; Chronic care legislation introduced in Senate; Profiles of new ACP leadership
04/21/17
Looking at the future of ACA subsidies during repeal negotiations; Profiling ACP's practice transformation tools and resources; ACP unveils new tool to assist physicians with Quality Payment Program requirements.
04/07/17
ACP continues to oppose legislative efforts to rollback ACA coverage levels and standards; College issues papers addressing the substance abuse disorder crisis and reducing administrative burdens for physicians
03/24/17
Impact of ACA repeal and ACP advocacy efforts in opposition; ACP joins coalition around health impacts of climate change; ACP signs onto Supreme Court amicus brief in support of transgender rights.
03/10/17
ACP's take on the American Health Care Act, President Trump's travel ban executive order; Court rulings on firearms in Florida and Maryland lead to ACP's biggest win of 2017; CMS to help physicians in small practices transition to QPP.
02/24/17
A look at the impact of ACA repeal; Perspective and explanation of latest ACA open enrollment numbers
02/10/17
ACP acts on travel ban executive order; Internal medicine takes to the Hill to support ACA; DOJ blocks proposed Aetna and Humana, Cigna and Anthem insurance mergers
01/27/17
ACP advocates for MACRA improvements to make it less burdensome and more meaningful to physicians and patients; Group of U.S.Senators has introduced an ACP-supported bill to allow Medicare to directly negotiate the price of drugs
01/13/17
ACP expresses disappointment at passage of budget resolution initiating ACA repeal; Department of Veterans Affairs grants full practice authority to advanced practice nurses; U.S. Surgeon General issues report about the danger of e-cigarettes to youth

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