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August 14, 2020
ACP Regulatory News
ACP: Improvements in Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Will Benefit Physician Practices in Long Term
ACP continuing advocacy to ensure the proposed fee schedule increases are implemented, that telephone and telehealth visits are covered.
Congressional News and Perspective
Specifically, ACP is seeking expansion of the Provider Relief Fund to enhance primary care practice.
CMS has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they will grant broad relief from MIPS payment penalties for the 2020 performance year. ACP has been advocating for this type of relief. In order to qualify, eligible clinicians will need to submit an application. More details can be found on the ACP website.
ACP Issues Statements Supporting Diversity among Physicians and Decrying Harassment of Public Health Officials
In reaction to recent items in the news, ACP has issued statements in support of efforts to ensure diversity in the physician workforce and opposing harassment of public health officials. The statement on diversity, equity and inclusion was in reaction to a, since withdrawn, article in the Journal of the American Heart Association that recommended that racial and ethnic preferences for undergraduate and medical school admissions be rolled back. The statement opposing harassment of public health officials was issued in reaction to recent news reports that public health officials and experts across the country are being subject to harassment due to their recommendations on what should be done to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
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