December 15, 2023

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

New ACP-Supported Report Highlights Health Benefits of ‘Food Is Medicine’ Approach

Report from Bipartisan Policy Center emphasizes interventions that combine nutrition and health care, such as medically tailored meals and produce prescription programs.

ACP and the AMA

AMA House of Delegates Takes Action on Medicare Payment, Prior Authorization, Physician Network Inadequacies and More

During interim meeting, ACP introduced a resolution for reform of the Relative-Value Scale Update Committee, which was referred for study.

Quick Hit

Action Alert: Urge Congress to Support Medicare Payment Fix

ACP is calling on internal medicine physicians to email your members of Congress to ask them to support legislation that would fix a nearly 3.4 percent Medicare payment cut that is scheduled for Jan. 1. ACP would like members to cosponsor H.R. 6683 and include it in a legislative package that Congress must act on before Jan. 19.

Visit ACP's Legislative Action Center to learn more and to take action. A sample email message is provided for you that includes space for you to personalize the letter.

In Case You Missed It

ACP's Identity Campaign feature: Read how Internal Medicine Physicians impact patient care

Last year, the College launched a multi-year identity brand campaign, designed to educate about the breadth, depth, and diversity of our profession. The campaign's goals underscore the vital role of internal medicine physicians and the value internal medicine physicians bring to health care.

Our comprehensive webpage, offers a host of content to support the campaign. Read about how some of ACP's members impact patient care in a variety of ways.

We hope you've seen some of the digital advertising in various media outlets, social media channels, where we're recognizing and showcasing the leadership and impact of our profession, and the unique roles and attributes of internal medicine physicians. To date, the identity brand campaign elements have been seen over 75 million times.

Follow ACP on social media to engage in the conversation at #InternalMedicine physician.

Have you downloaded the new member-exclusive ACP Connect app yet?

ACP Connect, a member-exclusive app, provides on-the-go access to the latest College news, information, tools and resources, and opportunities to communicate with colleagues.

Features include:

  • Engaging with colleagues in topic-specific groups
  • Searching and adding event listings to personal calendar
  • Customizing a personal News Feed

Visit the ACP Connect app page for download instructions for Apple and Android users and to watch a brief video on how to use the app and its features.

Advocacy News From ACP

ACP and ACP DC Letter regarding B25-0545, the Health Occupations Revision General Amendment Act
Joint letter to the DC Council sharing concern about legislation proposed in the city that would allow non-physician clinicians to deliver care that is not commensurate with their training, skills, and demonstrated competencies in accordance with national standards.

ACP Letter to the Office of Management and Budget Regarding the Tobacco Product Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes Rule
Letter urging for the Office of Information and Management Affairs to complete its review of regulations that would prohibit the use of menthol in cigarettes and issue the final rule without delay.

ACP Statement for the Record to the House of Energy and Commerce Committee on Markup of Health Care Legislation
ACP statement to the committee about health care legislation the committee is considering that would improve access to health care for American seniors and support the physicians who care for them.

ACP Letter in Support of Proposed Changes in the Medicare Advantage Rule
Letter to the administrator of CMS, urging her to finalize regulations that would reform the prior authorization process for Medicare Advantage plans and help to ensure timely access to care for beneficiaries.


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