August 16, 2019

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Advocacy in Action

ACP: Proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Embraces Reforms That Reflect Value of Primary Care

The proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes important changes to evaluation and management codes, as well as updates to the Quality Payment Program and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rules.

ACP Advocates for Physicians and Patients in ‘Surprise Billing’ Debate

The College proposed three principles to Congress: hold patients harmless, ensure network adequacy and opt for fair payment with dispute resolution process.

Quick Hits

ACP reminds adults: vaccines aren't just for children

August is National Immunization Awareness month. ACP is reminding adults about the importance of vaccinations for protection against many common and serious diseases. The latest adult immunization schedule and recommendations approved by the ACIP are available in Annals of Internal Medicine. ACP's Adult Immunization Resource Hub is another source of information for the latest vaccine recommendations, patient education resources, quality improvement strategies, practice assessments, and more.

Host a ‘#ProudtobeGIM’ event, apply for grant funding

ACP is partnering with the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) on #ProudtobeGIM, a nationwide campaign to introduce medical students and first- and second-year residents to the field of general internal medicine. For more information and to complete a grant application, visit the program website. The application deadline is Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET. For inquiries about hosting an event, visit SGIM's website.

Watch recording of ACP's Town Hall webinar

Couldn't make it to the ACP Town Hall webinar? Click here to watch a recording of the session to learn about ACP key activities, understand how and why the College addresses priority issues, and hear about additional opportunities to get involved.


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