April 19, 2024

ACP Advocate

Administration News

Final Rule Released on Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance Plans

ACP applauds the final rule, which limits initial contract terms to no more than three months and limits maximum coverage period to no more than four months.

Congressional News and Perspective

ACP Addresses Legislation Aimed at Banning DEI Programs in Medical Schools

Says these programs are essential to including diverse perspectives in the field of medicine and improving health outcomes of underserved and marginalized communities.

Administration News

ACP Applauds New Executive Order Aimed at Expanding Women's Health Research

The executive order allocates $200 million to women's health research projects and calls for integration of women's health across federal agencies.

In Case You Missed It

Advocacy News from ACP

ACP Letter of Support for H.R. 5611, the Ensure Access to Local TeleHealth (HEALTH) Act
Letter in support of legislation that would ensure patients in underserved and rural communities to receive telehealth services from their local community health centers and rural health clinics.

ACP Statement for the Record on the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee's Telehealth Hearing
ACP statement on legislative proposals that would maintain access to essential telehealth services for Medicare patients across the country.

Joint Letter to CMS Regarding Impending Changes to Certified EHR Technology Requirements for ACOs and APMs
Joint letter expressing concern that the finalized policies will significantly increase burden and jeopardize participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and other Medicare Advanced APMs with a disproportionate impact on small practices and the patients they serve.

ACP Letter to CMS Regarding Accrediting Organizations Proposed Rule
ACP letter commenting on proposed changes to regulations for Accrediting Organizations that are meant to address and mitigate potential conflicts of interest between Accrediting Organizations and health care organizations.

ACP Statement to the Senate Finance Committee on Bolstering Chronic Care in Medicare
ACP statement sharing recommendations to improve the delivery of chronic care in Medicare.

Joint Letter in Support of Removing Cost-sharing Obligations from the Chronic Care Management Code
Joint letter in support of waiving the beneficiary coinsurance to manage chronic care conditions and improve patients' health more effectively.

Joint Letter in Opposition to Legislation Barring DEI Initiatives in Medical School
Joint letter expressing opposition to any legislation that would bar medical students from receiving federal funding if they engage in activities such as having a DEI office and/or provide education on structural or institutional racism.

ACP Letter to ONC on Draft United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) v5
Letter to ONC expressing reservations about specific data elements in the proposed changes to the latest USCDI draft.

ACP Letter of Support for H.R. 7379, the Patient Matching and Transparency in Certified Health IT (MATCH IT) Act
Letter in support of H.R. 7379 that would improve patient safety and enhance data interoperability by addressing a prevalent issue within health care, patient misidentification.

Scarlet Van Garderen, et al., v. State of Montana, et al.
In this amicus brief, the interested parties argue that gender dysphoria treatment guidelines were developed through a robust and transparent process and include medical interventions for some adolescents.


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