January 13, 2023

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

Congressional Action on Key Public Health Issues, Physician Well-being, DEI and More: ACP 2022 Advocacy Year in Review

In 2022, ACP advocacy led to legislation aimed at lowering prescription drug costs, preventing firearm violence, and protecting well-being of health care workers.

Congressional News and Perspective

Congress Partially Restores Medicare Physician Payments in End-of-Year Spending Bill

ACP disappointed with the remaining 2 percent payment cuts in 2023; is engaging with members of Congress and making Medicare physician payment reform a top priority.

ACP and the AMA

AMA Delegates Adopt Policies on Reproductive Health Care, Firearm Violence

Many priorities discussed at the November meeting of the AMA House of Delegates align with priorities of ACP.

Quick Hits

Wondering about what is going to happen to telehealth in the post-pandemic world? Join us for our next webinar!

As emergency telehealth authorization waivers and flexibilities expire, the future of telehealth post-pandemic is highly uncertain. COVID-19 was a catalyst for health system change and while some degree of engagement and reimbursement may be long-lasting, what this looks like depends on a multiplicity of factors. On January 26, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET, Jeannine Engel, MD, MACP, will provide a brief overview of these changes and what they may mean to your practice.

There will also be a live Q&A session following the presentation. Please submit questions in advance when registering.

Watch your Inbox for HHS Survey on IPV screening and referrals

The Office of Evaluation and Inspections, part of the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is conducting a study on the challenges faced by primary care clinicians related to intimate partner violence (IPV) screening and referrals. The survey launched on Jan. 8, clinicians will receive emails on a rolling basis to request their participation in the invitation-only survey. The target audience is primary care clinicians who treated adult Medicaid enrollees in 2021. If you receive an invitation to complete the survey, your participation will help ensure that HHS has an accurate understanding of the challenges clinicians face related to screening patients for IPV and making referrals to support resources.

Additional information on the IPV survey can be found here.


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