August 13, 2021

ACP Advocate

ACP Regulatory News

Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, QPP Released for 2022

ACP is pleased with proposed changes to telehealth and health equity, continues to advocate against scheduled payment cuts.

Advocacy in Action

ACP Joins Other Medical Organizations in Calling for Employers to Require COVID-19 Vaccines for All Health Care Workers

The more than 60 health care organizations and societies hope the statement will serve as the tipping point to increase vaccination rates.

In Case You Missed It

ACP co-signs statement of Strong Medical Consensus for Vaccination of Pregnant Individuals Against COVID-19

ACP has co-signed a statement from leading medical organizations, strongly urging all pregnant individuals – along with recently pregnant, planning to become pregnant, lactating and other eligible individuals -- to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In light of rising cases as a result of the Delta variant, pregnant individuals are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection, including death and should protect themselves against potential harm from COVID-19 infection is to be vaccinated.

Apply to be an Intern in ACP's Washington, DC Office

The 2022 Health Policy Internship application cycle is now open until Oct. 31. The internship provides a multifaceted opportunity 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, assisting with on-going advocacy initiatives, and the development of advocacy materials. Interns will have the opportunity to attend congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and accompany government affairs staff on lobby visits to members of congress and their staff and to events. The internship lasts from May 2, 2022 to May 27, 2022 and pays a $4,000 stipend. Find additional information and application instructions on ACP's website.

Resources to Help You Learn Best Practices for E/M Clinical Documentation

In collaboration with the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), ACP has developed a set of resources to help physicians adapt to CMS’ 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) code changes and accompanying clinical documentation requirements. Visit the Practice Resources section of the ACP website to find these tools that can help you determine how to make sure that you have included only those necessary elements in your clinical notes, while avoiding “note bloat” and other burdensome documentation practices. The resources include guidance for general internal medicine specialists and subspecialists, as well as recommendations you may need to consider with your EHR vendor. Learn more on the Practice Resources section of ACP's website.


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