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August 12, 2022

ACP Advocate

ACP Regulatory News

Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2023 Includes Positive Changes for Internal Medicine Physicians

Proposed fee schedule increases value for E/M codes, but ACP calls on Congress to prevent looming cuts to physician payments, which would offset the increased valuation.


ACP Policy News

ACP Policy Paper Calls for Physician Payment System to Consider Socioeconomic Factors That Affect Health Outcomes

Value-based models are needed that advance and support high-value primary and comprehensive care and health equity.


In Case you missed it

ACP's 2022 Health Policy Interns on the Importance of Embracing Health Policy

Read about the experience of this year's ACP Health Policy Interns, J. Hunter Fraker, MD and Mary Melati, MD, and why they think it's important for all physicians to learn the basics of health policy. Also, get their tips on applying to be part of the program. Learn more in the July issue of ACP IMpact.


Quick Hits

Apply Now for ACP's 2023 Health Policy Internship

ACP's annual Health Policy Internship provides an opportunity for medical students and residents to learn about the legislative process, health policy, and advocacy in organized medicine. Interns will provide assistance with researching and analyzing current issues in health and medical education policy, assist with on-going advocacy initiatives, and the development of advocacy materials. The 2023 internship will take place from May 1 to May 26 in ACP's Washington office. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31.

Additional information and application instructions are available on ACP's website.


Help Your Patients Ensure their Medicaid Coverage Continues

Medicaid continuous coverage protections are set to expire soon after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends and your patients may risk their coverage ending. You can help your patients determine if they still qualify for coverage. Read more about how to help patients keep their Medicaid coverage on the advocacy section of ACPonline.


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