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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.
New COVID-19 Legislation Spells Relief for Primary Care Physicians and Patients, ACP, Other Physician Groups Call for New Primary Care Financing Paradigm, Public Health Insurance, HCQ for COVID-19 Stir Debate at AMA House of Delegates Meeting.
ACP Suggests Health Care To-Do List for Biden-Harris Transition Team, Final 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released.
2021 Medicare Fee Schedule Released, Let Congress Know the Importance of Payment Changes, ACP Releases Policy Paper on Step Therapy and Nonmedical Drug Switching Policies, ACP to ONC: Practices Need More Time to Meet New Information-Blocking Regulations.
ACP Ready to Assist Incoming Presidential Administration in Improving U.S. Health Care; During Lame-Duck Session, ACP’s Advocacy in Congress Continues; ACP to Members: Complete the RUC Survey to Help Establish Fair Prices
ACP Warns Some Private Insurers Eliminating Waivers Put in Place During Pandemic and ACP Continues Advocacy for ACA as Supreme Court Decision Approaches
ACP Warns Some Private Insurers Eliminating Waivers Put in Place During Pandemic, ACP Continues Advocacy for ACA as Supreme Court Decision Approaches, ACP to Homeland Security: Exclude J-1 Physicians From Visa Rule Change.
ACP: Now Is the Time to Apply for the Next Round of Distributions From the Provider Relief Fund, and Coping With COVID-19: ACP Calls for Additional Changes to Proposed 2021 QPP Payment Rules
Now Is the Time to Apply for the Next Round of Distributions From the Provider Relief Fund, Coping With COVID-19: ACP Calls for Additional Changes to Proposed 2021 QPP Payment Rules, ACP Pleased With E/M Changes in Proposed Fee Schedule, but Says More Support Needed, Celebrate National Internal Medicine Day on October 28.
Fair 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Implementation and the Relevance of ACP’s New Vision Policy Papers Magnified Amid Current Health Care Issues
ACP: 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Should Be Implemented Fairly, Relevance of ACP’s New Vision Policy Papers Magnified Amid Current Health Care Issues, ACP: ACOs Yield More Savings Than Ever, but Recent Program Changes May Jeopardize Future Participation, Savings.
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
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
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
ACP Leadership Day Goes Virtual: Participation Tips and More; also, Recent Supreme Court Decisions Provide Wins for Health Care
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
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
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
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
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
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
COVID-19: ACP Focuses on Help for Practices, Asks for More Support for Physicians and Their Practices
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
COVID-19: ACP Seeks Government Support for Patients & Physicians, Advice about Billing, Testing and Diagnostic Codes
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
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
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
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
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
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