April 7, 2023

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

ACP: Some Progress Being Made in Policies to Prevent Firearms-Related Injuries and Deaths

Amid another recent school shooting, ACP finds some encouragement in White House actions, joins coalition to unite the medical community in fighting for change.

Advocacy Wins

ACP, Others Increase Calls for More Transparency of Nursing Home Ownership

CMS proposed rule would require Medicare skilled nursing facilities and Medicaid nursing facilities to report ownership and management data.

ACP Regulatory News

ACP Calls for Changes to Prior Authorization System That Prioritize Patients and Physicians

CMS is working to streamline the process, proposes reduction in amount of time physicians need to wait for decisions on requests from payers.

In Case you missed It

Deadline Extended: Take Action to Tell FTC How Non-Compete Clauses Harm Health Care

ACP has commented on a proposed regulation from the The Federal Trade Commission(FTC) banning non-compete clauses in some employment contracts, including those that prevent doctors from working for nearby competitors. ACP also is urging members to submit their own comments on the proposed rule.

Visit ACP's Legislative Action Center to learn more and to take action. A sample letter has been provided for your convenience that can be submitted electronically through our grassroots platform. The deadline to submit comments on the proposed regulation is April 19th.

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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