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.

Leadership Day Efforts Advanced ACP Advocacy Priorities, Laid Groundwork for Future Opportunities; Action Alert: Urge Congress to Act on Health Care Legislation; Boston Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Elisa Choi Awarded the 2024 Neubauer Award for Advocacy Work; ACP Advocating for Passage of Legislation to Extend Pandemic-Era Telehealth Flexibilities
ACP Urging HHS, State Governors and UnitedHealth Group to Take Action to Alleviate Financial Strain Resulting From Cyberattack; ACP Calls for Multipronged Effort to Recognize and Treat Alcohol Use Disorder; HHS Issues Final Rule Protecting Patient Data Privacy Related to Reproductive Health Care
FTC Approves Final Rule Banning Noncompete Clauses; New ACP Leadership Shares Dedication to Strengthening the Voice of Physicians; ACP Advocates for Safe and Equitable Voting Access, Health-Related Ballot Measures
Final Rule Released on Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance Plans; ACP Addresses Legislation Aimed at Banning DEI Programs in Medical Schools; ACP Applauds New Executive Order Aimed at Expanding Women's Health Research
ACP Provides Practice Resources to Help Physicians Best Utilize the New G2211 Add-On Code; ACP Survey: Most Physicians Concerned About Private Equity Investments in Health Care; CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to Begin Testing New Practice Model That Aims to Support Primary Care
Appropriations Package Reverses About Half the Cut to Medicare Payments for 2024; State of the Union Address Highlighted Several ACP Priorities; ACP Committee Identifies Just One of Eight Performance Measures as Valid for Major Depressive Disorder
ACP Recommends Ways to Better Meet Health Care Needs of the Unhoused Population; ACP Champions Reauthorization of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act; House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Chronic Drug Shortages in the U.S.
In New Jersey, Landmark Bill Updates Requirements, Increases Transparency in Prior Authorization Process; New ACP Toolkit Aims to Get Out the Vote; ACP Advocacy in the Courts Ensures Patient and Physician Perspectives Represented in Important Legal Decisions
CMS Releases Prior Authorization Final Rule Requiring Payers to Provide Decisions Within Three to Seven Days; ACP Calls for CMS to Ensure Network Adequacy in the ACA Proposed Rule for 2025; ACP Unveils Federal Advocacy Priority List for 2024
New Appropriations Bill Fails to Avert Payment Cuts in the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule; ACP Continues to Advocate Against Misinformation and Disinformation on Vaccines; ACP Calls for Equitable Access to Participating in the Electoral Process
ACP Provides Guidance for Expansion of Physician-Led Team-Based Care; ACP Advocacy Year in Review: 2023 Ushered in Many Positive Changes for Patients and Physicians; HHS Finalizes Rule on Health IT Interoperability


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