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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.

10/07/22
ACP urges Senate to pass legislation aimed at improving the Medicare advantage prior authorization process , tales from the frontlines: ACP advocates for postpandemic coverage for audio-only visits, ACP urges senate to pass legislation aimed at combating workplace violence in health care settings
09/23/22
ACP: Proposed 2023 physician fee schedule contains several positive proposals, but changes still needed in some areas, ACP performance measurement committee helps physicians put patients before paperwork, ACP: federal court ruling on aca could jeopardize access to preventive health care services
09/09/22
ACP: Passage of Inflation Reduction Act Improves Access to Health Care Services, Treatments, ACP Makes Recommendations for Improving Long-Term Services and Support Sector, ACP Supports New AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians
08/12/22
Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2023 Includes Positive Changes for Internal Medicine Physicians, ACP Policy Paper Calls for Physician Payment System to Consider Socioeconomic Factors That Affect Health Outcomes
07/08/22
ACP advocacy for reproductive health care rights to focus on the states, ACP: passage of the bipartisan safer communities act a ‘step in the right direction’, ACP urges government to bolster food insecurity response
06/17/22
ACP strengthens advocacy to prevent firearm violence amid recurrence of mass shootings, US surgeon general report highlights urgent need to address health care worker burnout
06/03/22
ACP leadership day Returns to the capitol, Minneapolis internal medicine physician Dr. Sally Berryman receives 2022 Neubauer Award for advocacy work, ACP expresses support for FDA proposal to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars.
05/20/22
ACP backs new White House plan to tackle the opioid overdose epidemic, ACP offers comments on most recent draft version of the USCDI, ACP provides comment to CMS on improving access to care in Medicaid and CHIP
05/06/22
New ACP Policy Paper Provides Recommendations for More Effective Collaboration Between Primary Care Specialists, Specialty Physicians, New ACP Leadership Encourages Physicians to Provide Expertise to Legislators to Advocate for Health Care Issues, ACP Backs Biden’s Efforts to Get Ghost Guns Off the Street
04/15/22
HRSA extends initial reporting period for provider relief fund money, ACP offers suggestions for implementation of electronic prior authorization systems, President Biden’s proposed 2022-2023 budget suggests increasing spending for crucial health programs.
04/01/22
ACP Launches New Advocacy Toolkit for Protecting Physicians and Health Care Workers From Violence, Appropriations Bill Provides Funding for Crucial Health Care Programs, ACP Comments on Proposed Rule for 2023 Medicare Part D Program
03/18/22
State of the Union address included promising proposals for improving the U.S. health care system, ACP signs onto amicus briefs supporting New York state guidelines considering race in prioritizing COVID-19 antiviral treatment , ACP calls for ceasefire, aid for Ukraine, urges Russia to end hostilities
03/04/22
Physicians Working in Public Service Positions May Qualify for Loan Forgiveness Program; ACP Expresses Support for Legislation to Improve Mental Health in the US; New ACP Toolkit Helps Members Tackle Period Poverty
02/18/22
ACP encourages members to advocate to have these questions removed so that those who need it seek help
02/04/22
ACP is advocating against this recommendation, saying that freezing payments would jeopardize access to primary care physicians and create access problems for other specialties.
01/21/22
ACP Advocates for Telehealth Flexibilities to Remain Once Public Health Emergency Lifts; Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases, ACP Urges Federal Government to Do More to Protect Public Health; HHS Details ‘Red Flag Law’ HIPAA Exemptions; Learn about Value-Based Payments in Upcoming Webinar
01/07/22
In Partnership With YouTube, ACP Addresses Vaccines, COVID-19 Misinformation, From COVID-19 Support to New DEI Initiatives, Plus More: ACP Advocacy Year in Review, ACP 2021 Advocacy Year in Review

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