April 5, 2019

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Congressional News and Perspective

Patients' and Physicians' Seamless Access to Health Information Should Be the Goal, ACP Tells Congress

College warns, however, that ‘information overload’ could actually hinder care

New Law Would Extend Civil Rights, Ease Health Disparities for LGBT Community

ACP champions Equality Act as a means to prevent discrimination and protect health and well-being

Advocacy in Action

ACP Takes Aim at Firearms Violence on State and National Level

Efforts include tool kit to help ACP chapters push for action from their state legislatures

In Case You Missed It

QPP Supplemental 30-Day Preview Period Now Open

CMS is offering a supplemental Physician Compare preview period that will close on April 27, 2019.

Internists applaud federal judge for upholding Medicaid coverage in Kentucky and Arkansas

In a recent statement, ACP applauded U.S. District Court Judge, James Boasberg, for blocking Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas.

Quick Hits

Heading to ACP's Internal Medicine 2019 Meeting? Check out the Health and Public Policy Courses

Thursday, April 11: 60 Minutes: Special Report on Hot Issues in Health Policy, 8:15-9:15 AM, PN 021 / Improving Individual and Community Health by Addressing Social Determinants of Health Fulfillment, 4:30-5:30 PM, PN 022

Friday, April 12: Public Policy and the Opioid Epidemic, 4:30-5:30 PM, PN 022

Heading to ACP's Internal Medicine 2019 Meeting? Check out the Medical Practice Management Courses

Thursday, April 11: Practice Transformation Using the Chronic Care Model, 8:15-9:15 AM, Room 120 / I Can't Get No Satisfaction: Increasing Individual Well-Being, 2:15-3:45 PM, Room 120 / Inpatient Coding: Thinking Inside the Box, 2:15-3:45 PM, Room 121

Friday, April 12: The Top 10 Practice Transformation Lessons from the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, 8:15-9:15 AM, Room 114 / QPP 101: Making the Most out of MACRA, 11:15 AM-12:45 PM, Room 108 / QPP Advanced: Understanding and Improving Performance. 2:15-3:45 PM, Room 108

Saturday, April 13: Outpatient Coding: Do it Right and Get Paid for What You Do, 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM, Room 126 / Practical Strategies for Increasing Adult Immunization, While Improving Equity, Efficiency and Reimbursement, 2:15-3:45 PM, Room 118

Heading to ACP's Internal Medicine 2019 Meeting? Check out the Medical Informatics Courses

Thursday, April 11: EHR's Bigger Picture: Population Health and Patient Management, 8:15-9:15 AM, PN 026 / Health IT within MIPS: Promoting Interoperability, 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM, PN 027

Friday, April 12: Innovations in EHR Education, 9:30-10:30 AM, PN 029 / Telling the Patient's Story in the EHR World, 11:15 AM-12:45 PM, PN 030

Saturday, April 13: Hot Topics in Medical Informatics: Technology Trends That Are Reshaping Medicine, 11:15 AM-12:45 PM, PN 028


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