Advocacy in Action
Workplace violence against frontline health care workers has become an increasing problem, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Congressional News and Perspective
However, ACP continues to advocate for legislation to fund efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposed changes are encouraging and have potential to increase transparency, increase shared savings to patients, and reduce burden of high prescription drug prices.
ACP Financial Profit paper wins the John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize for commentary
ACP's position paper Financial Profit in Medicine: A Position Paper from the American College of Physicians, has won the John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize for commentary, as announced by the ABIM Foundation. The prize recognizes the best articles written in peer-reviewed journals on pressing issues facing the medical profession in 2021.
ACP congratulates authors Ryan Crowley, ACP Senior Associate in Health Policy; Dr. Omar Atiq, and Dr. David Hilden and also the rest of ACP's Health and Public Policy Committee for their contribution to the paper. The paper considers the effect of the growth of corporate interests and influence in health care on patients, physicians, and the health care system, and make a set of recommendations for policies that can foster and sustain the patient-physician relationship.
Health and Policy Committee (HPC)
Thursday April 28: 60 Minutes: Special Report on Hot Issues in Health Policy, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Location: 187, Course Code: PN 023 live streaming available
Thursday April 28: The Role of Financial Profit in Medicine, 11:00am – 12:00 p.m., Location: 470, Course Code: PN 025
Friday April 29: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: Opportunities and Challenges, 2:45-3:45p.m., 187, Course Code: PN 024, live streaming available
Medical Practice & Quality Committee (MPQC)
Thursday April 28: The Balancing Act: Addressing Social Drivers of Health in Practice, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Location: 185, Course Code: PN 031
Thursday April 28: Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Coding: What's in It for Me? 4:30-5:30 PM, Location: 187, Course Code: PN 030, live stream available
Friday April 29: C. Wesley Eisele Lecture: The Future of Telemedicine, 2:45-3:45 p.m., Location: 470, Course Code: MTP 107
Friday April 29: Outpatient Coding: Getting Paid for What You Do, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 184, live stream available
Saturday April 30: Inpatient Coding: Thinking Inside the Box, 11:00am - 12:00 p.m., Location: 184, Course Code: MTP 109, live stream available
Medical Informatics Committee (MIC)
Thursday April 28: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning for Clinical Care of the Future, 2:45-3:45p.m., Location: 187, Course Code: PN 026
Thursday April 28: New Entrants to the Health Care Ecosystem: Delivery Models of the Future, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Location: 470, Course Code: PN 029
Friday April 29: Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Create and Support Equity and Parity, 8:00-9:00 a.m. Room 470
Saturday April 30: Hot Topics in Health IT: Trends, 2:45-3:45p.m., Room 187, live streaming available
Council of Subspecialty Societies (CSS)
Saturday April 30: Principles for Effective Care Coordination of the Referral Process and Beyond, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Location: 181, Course Code: PN 043
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