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February 19, 2021

ACP Advocate

Regulatory News and Perspective

ACP Steps Up Efforts to Help Members Prep for New Information-Blocking Regulations

Resource center on ACP website provides guide for members to comply in time for the April 5, 2021 deadline.


ACP Policy News

Racial Disparities in Access to and Quality of Health Care Addressed in Policy Paper

Second in a series of papers on disparities and discrimination in health care provides recommendations to address inequities in health care access.


Administration News

Washington Update: Biden Administration Pandemic Response, Proposed Reforms Impacting Practice

ACP continues to advocate for patients and physicians, update members.


Quick Hits

Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Coverage Opens

On February 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened a special enrollment period (SEP) for marketplace coverage in accordance with the recent Executive Order signed by President Biden. The SEP will continue through Saturday, May 15 and is available to consumers in each of the 36 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform until Monday, February 15, 2021.

Complete details on the new special enrollment period can be found here.


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