April 2, 2021

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

ACP Pushes Physician Wellness to the Forefront

After a significantly stressful year for physicians, ACP is advocating for passage of the Lorna Breen Bill and doubling down on efforts to improve physician wellness.

In Case You Missed It

ACP's New I.M. Emotional Support Hub Offers Resources to Safeguard Physician Health and Well-being

As part of ACP's Well-Being and Professional Fulfillment initiative, ACP has launched a collection of resources aimed at helping our members improve their emotional well-being. In recognition of the unprecedented stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to internists and internists-in-training, ACP created the I.M. Emotional Support Hub to offer curated resources and information to protect physicians' emotional health as well as help sustain ACP members' ability to care for those in need.

Resources include easily-accessible peer-support through the Physician Support Line and free and affordable, confidential counseling through The Emotional PPE Project and The Therapy Aid Coalition. Check out the hub for additional well-being tools and resources for individuals and organizations and to view all of ACP's Physician Well-being activities.

For more information and questions, please contact acpwellbeing@acpprograms.org.

Congressional News and Perspective

Health Insurance Coverage Set to Expand With Changes to ACA Subsidy Provisions

ACP will provide members with guidance to understand the changes and help patients obtain coverage.

Administration News

Biden Administration Moves to Eliminate Medicaid Work Requirement Rules

ACP opposes work requirements, saying they increase the number of uninsured.

Quick Hit

ACP's 2021 Internal Medicine Meeting Goes Virtual! Check out the Upcoming Health and Public Policy Sessions

Thursday, April 29: “Hot Topics in Health Care: ACP's 5 Part Plan to Fix What's Broken in U.S. Health Care” 2:30-2:45 PM

Friday, April 30: “The First (and Next) 100 Days: What's in Store for Health Care in Washington?” 2:45-3:30 PM, PN 032—hear Bob Doherty, ACP's senior vice president of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy discuss what is likely to happen in health policy with Andy Slavitt, senior advisor to White House COVID-19 Response Team and Cynthia Cox, vice president, director for the Program on the Affordable Care Act, Kaiser Family Foundation.

“Hot Topics in Health Care: Addressing Disparities and Discrimination in Health Care?” 2:30-2:45 PM, ML 020

“Hot Topics in Health Care: What You Need to Know about E/M Codes in 2021” 2:30-2:45 PM, ML 033


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