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April 15, 2022

ACP Advocate

Regulatory News

HRSA Extends Initial Reporting Period for Provider Relief Fund Money

ACP joined with other medical groups in requesting an extension of the reporting deadline, explaining that many physicians were unaware of the requirement.


Patients Before Paperwork

ACP Offers Suggestions for Implementation of Electronic Prior Authorization Systems

In response to a Request for Information, ACP suggests standardizing the process and procedures to ease administrative burden.


Congressional News and Perspective

President Biden's Proposed 2022-2023 Budget Suggests Increasing Spending for Crucial Health Programs

However, no increase seen for some ACP priorities, such as public option for health coverage or Medicare negotiation of drug prices.


Quick Hits

ACP announces Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 speakers

Quinn Capers, MD will be featured as the keynote speaker at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022: Mastering Medicine Together. Dr. Capers, Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity, Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Internal Medicine Professor, UT Southwestern, will speak on “(The Lack of) Diversity in Medicine is THE Primary Health Issue for the 21st Century” at the meeting's Opening Ceremony on Thursday, April 28th.

On Saturday, April 30th meeting attendees can listen to plenary speakers Mukta Panda, MD, MACP and Tammy L. Lin, MD, MPH, FACP converse on the importance of well-being in the discussion “Reawaken Your Power, Reaffirm Your Value, and Reinvent the System.” Dr. Panda is Assistant Dean for Well-Being and Medical Student Education and Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga. Dr. Lin is Governor of ACP Southern California III chapter and an ACP Well-Being Champion.

Register and learn more about the meeting.


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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