April 21, 2023

ACP Advocate

ACP Policy News

ACP Offers Recommendations for Using Performance Measures in Telemedicine Settings

In new policy paper, ACP recommends that performance measures evaluating telemedicine visits adhere to the same criteria as in-person visits.

Advocacy Wins

North Carolina Becomes 40th State to Expand Medicaid

Bill to allow expansion comes after 10 years of advocacy, brings hope for remaining states that have yet to expand Medicaid.

In Case You Missed It

Impact of the Texas Federal Court Ruling on the ACA No-Cost Preventive Services Mandate Explained

ACP calls for reversal of the decision to ensure patients do not lose access to preventive services.

Quick Hits

On This Earth Day, Learn About ACP's Efforts to Protect the Planet

As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, take a moment to learn more about what ACP is doing to help protect the planet and raise awareness around the need for all of us to work together. These efforts are especially important in light of a recent U.N. report that notes the world is at the point where it won't be possible to prevent catastrophic climate change.

ACP has been active in promoting sustainability in our buildings and our annual meeting, decreasing our printed materials, and reducing business travel. We have also been working to educate our members and other physicians about the harm that climate change has had on human health. ACP's member toolkit on Climate Change and Health highlights our advocacy efforts and offers resources for members about how you can help in the fight against climate change. ACP is also a member of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health and has supported a Climate and Health Equity Fellowship through the consortium.

ACP's resources can help fulfill new DEA mandatory training requirement for treatment of substance use disorders

Beginning on June 27, 2023, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will enforce a new mandatory requirement for DEA registered physicians and other health care practitioners to provide a one-time attestation that they have completed eight hours of training on the management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. Practitioners must complete this mandatory required training before renewing their DEA registration.

As an ACCME-accredited CME provider with Commendation, ACP offers a wide variety of activities that count toward meeting this new requirement. Choose from a curated list at ACP's SUD Hub.

Heading to ACP's Internal Medicine 2023 Meeting? Check out these advocacy-related courses

Council of Subspecialty Societies (CSS)

4/29/2023, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Room: 29; PN 010 Hospital/Ambulatory Care Coordination and Transitions

Health and Public Policy Committee (HPPC)

4/27/2023, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Room: 30; PN 020 Caring and Advocating for Patients Involved in the Justice System: The Internal Medicine Physician's Many Roles

4/28/2023, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Room: 6C; PN 019 Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Beyond the Office Doors

4/29/2023, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Room: 30; PN 018 60 Minutes: Special Report on Hot Issues in Health Policy

Medical Informatics Committee (MIC)

4/27/2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room: 16; PN 023 Caring About Sharing: Maintaining Patient Privacy While Improving Communication through the Electronic Health Record

4/28/2023, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Room: 16; PN 022 Optimizing EHRs: How to Make the EHR Work for You and Your Patients

4/28/2023, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Room: 16; PN 021 Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning: Practical Applications in Medicine

4/29/2023, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Room: 6C; PN 025 Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Support Equity

4/29/2023, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Room: 29; PN 024 Hot Topics in Health IT: Trends

Medical Practice & Quality Committee (MPQC)

4/27/2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room: 6C; MTP 114 Inpatient Coding: Thinking Inside the Box

4/27/2023, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Room: 29; PN 028 Succeeding in Value-Based Payment in Private Practice

4/28/2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room: 6 F; MTP 115 Outpatient Coding: Getting Paid for What You Do

4/29/2023, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Room: 6 B; MTP 113 C. Wesley Eisele Lecture: High-Value Care Strategies to Advance Health Equity

Access the Internal Medicine Meeting 2023 Scientific program here.


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