April 1, 2022

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

ACP Launches New Advocacy Toolkit for Protecting Physicians and Health Care Workers From Violence

Workplace violence against frontline health care workers has become an increasing problem, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Congressional News and Perspective

Appropriations Bill Provides Funding for Crucial Health Care Programs

However, ACP continues to advocate for legislation to fund efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Administration News

ACP Comments on Proposed Rule for 2023 Medicare Part D Program

Proposed changes are encouraging and have potential to increase transparency, increase shared savings to patients, and reduce burden of high prescription drug prices.

Quick Hits

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.

Heading to ACP's Internal Medicine 2022 Meeting? Check out these courses

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

Access the Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 Scientific program here.


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