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April 16, 2021

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

Amid Recent Mass Shootings, ACP Reiterates Its Stance on Firearm Violence

ACP applauds recent efforts at the federal level that are in line with recommendations from its 2018 policy paper on firearm violence.


Patients Before Paperwork

ACP Seeks to Ensure Recent Health Information Technology Changes Benefit All

Representatives are making the rounds at key conferences in the health IT field to make sure internists' concerns are heard.


Congressional News and Perspective

American Jobs Plan Includes Many Provisions for Improving Public Health

ACP has long advocated for more investment in the public health infrastructure.


Quick Hits

New Voiceover Presentation and 2021 E/M Coding Card Resources are Now Available on ACP Website

As promised, ACP has released new coding resources including two downloadable coding cards and voiceover presentation that can be used to help implement the 2021 E/M coding changes. The presentation, voiced by Dr. Bill Fox, breaks down the use of medical decision-making vs time and helps internists get up to speed on the 2021 E/M code changes. The coding cards offer solutions to selecting and documenting appropriate levels of service as well as other E/M and useful outpatient office codes.

Both the new coding cards and voiceover presentation are available for quick download and can be found in the practice resources section of the ACP website.


Special Enrollment Period for Affordable Health Coverage Now Open

A new opportunity to save on health coverage is now available. To help our members, ACP developed a one-page summary as a downloadable resource for patients that describes how they can get low-cost, high quality health insurance through the health insurance marketplace. A primer with additional information on subsidies for Health Insurance Marketplace coverage, low-cost coverage for people who have received unemployment benefits, and people enrolled in COBRA insurance is also available.

This special enrollment period to sign up for coverage is available through August 15, 2021. For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.


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