January 22, 2021

ACP Advocate

ACP Policy News

ACP Releases Policy Framework to Address Disparities in Health Care

Collection of policy papers aims to guide policymakers, stakeholders and the public in achieving reform.

Advocacy Wins

ACP Achieves Historic Advocacy Wins in 2020

Through its advocacy, ACP achieved payment wins under CMS and supported physician practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patients Before Paperwork

ACP Supports Changes to CMS Prior Authorization Rule, but Concerned Not All Aspects Addressed

CMS allowed for only a 25-day comment period, rather than typical 30 to 60 days, which ACP says did not allow for sufficient time for feedback.

In Case You Missed It

New E/M Resource Explains Changes for 2021

Starting now, physicians who are billing Medicare only need to use time or medical decision making to determine the appropriate level of evaluation and management (E/M) coding for a patient encounter. This change came about due to advocacy of ACP and other major medical societies with the Relative Value Scale Update Committee.

Learn more about how to begin using the reduced documentation requirements and about new code values here.


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