August 11, 2023

ACP Advocate

Regulatory News

CMS Releases Proposed 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Wins include planned implementation of the G2211 code for complex primary care visits; however, the proposed conversion factor will lead to further declines in payment.

Action Alert: Urge CMS and Congress to Support Implementation of New Medicare Complexity Code, G2211

ACP is calling on internal medicine physicians to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress to support the implementation of a new Medicare add-on code to support continuity and coordination of care. G2211 is a Medicare-specific add-on code designed to address the complexity inherent in office and outpatient evaluation and management services.

Visit ACP's Legislative Action Center to learn more and to take action.

Advocacy in Action

Medicaid Is Unwinding: Are Your Patients Prepared?

With the end of the continuous enrollment policy, ACP urges members to make patients aware that they need to renew their Medicaid coverage.

Quick Hit

Interested in learning more about Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) pricing and coverage?

Join us on September 7, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET, as Janet Lawrence, MD, MS, FACP, takes a deeper dive into what MAC pricing is and how it can impact your work and practice. A MAC is a private health care insurer that is responsible for administering both Medicare Part A and Part B claims. You'll also learn about how CMS relies on the MAC network to serve as the primary operational contact between the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) program and program enrollees.

Following the presentation, there will be a live Q&A session. Please submit your questions in advance when registering.

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Advocacy News From ACP

Internal Medicine Physicians Applaud White House Action on Extreme Heat to Protect Workers, Communities
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is encouraged by the announcement from the Biden administration of new efforts to protect communities and workers across the U.S. from extreme heat, including $152 million for water storage and pipelines for drought-stricken communities in western states, and $7 million for improving weather forecasts.

Internal Medicine Physicians Distressed by News of Shooting in Health Care Clinic in Tennessee
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is distressed and alarmed by the recent shooting of a physician inside a clinic in Collierville, Tennessee. Physicians all too often come face-to-face with the tragedy of the gun violence epidemic and in this case, become the target.

ACP Letter Regarding the Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services
Letter to the Secretary of HHS commenting on proposed rule meant to improve access for Medicaid beneficiaries.

ACP Letter Regarding the Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality
Letter to the Secretary of HHS commenting on proposed rule meant to improve Medicaid programs.


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