December 17, 2021

ACP Advocate

Congressional News and Perspective

ACP Continues to Advocate for Important Legislation in Congress Heading into Year End

Congress still working on legislation regarding the Build Back Better Act, Lorna Breen bill and appropriations spending

ACP Regulatory News

ACP Voices Support for Parts of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Payment Rule

Recent movement in Congress offers relief from Medicare payment cuts that would have led to a major reduction for 2022

In Case You Missed It

New Joint white paper on improving health equity and public health systems through health IT

ACP participated in the 4th Health IT Leadership Roundtable held on October 5th and helped develop a white paper with key recommendations for the future of health IT. The paper emphasizes that health IT principles (such as data access, data standardization, interoperability, and privacy and security) should be implemented to advance health equity and public health systems.

ACA Enrollment Now Open

This week, enrollment opened for 2022 Health Insurance Marketplace plans. Plans on the federal marketplace will be open until Jan. 15, but the deadline may vary for states that operate their own marketplaces. ACP has put together resources to help physicians and their staff get the word out about enrollment opportunities and educate their patients about community-based health insurance enrollment assistance. Learn more on the Advocacy section of ACPonline.

ACP Action Alert - Urge Senators to Support Key Provisions in the Build Back Better Act!

ACP's Advocates for Internal Medicine network has issued an action alert, asking network members to send a letter to their senators urging them to reach final agreement on massive social spending bill known as the Build Back Better Act/BBBA (H.R. 5376). Find the alert and instructions on how you can take action on ACP's Legislative Action Center. You can learn more about ACP's Advocates for Internal Medicine and how interested ACP members can participate in federal advocacy on the Advocacy section of ACPonline.


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