July 14, 2023

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

Executive Actions on Firearm Violence Prevention Maximize Benefits of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

ACP is especially pleased with funding awarded to implementing mental and behavioral health care training into primary care training.


ACP, AMA Champion Medicare Payment Reform

At June meeting, AMA House of Delegates passed resolutions on Medicare payment reform, protecting access to gender-affirming care, delaying change to journal publication rules.

Quick Hits

Coding for Social Drivers of Health

Join us on July 20, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET, as Evan Pollack, MD, FACP, gives us an overview of hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding in Medicare Advantage plans, guides us through ICD-10 coding, and discusses best practices for capturing social drivers of health and integrating community support systems to drive patient care. Dr. Pollack is the Vice President and National Medical Director at Medical Audit & Review Solutions and a member of ACP's Coding and Payment Policy (CPP) Subcommittee.

As part of the registration process, please submit any questions to be answered during our live Q&A session. Register online.

In Case You Missed It

Advocacy News From ACP

Internal Medicine Physicians Pleased to See Administration Reinstate Limits on Short-Term Insurance and Take Steps to Reduce Costs for Patients
ACP is encouraged by the announcement from the Biden administration, that they will no longer allow the extended use of short-term limited duration health insurance plans.

Internal Medicine Physicians Disappointed by Court Decision Against Affirmative Action in Admissions
ACP was disappointed to see the Supreme Court decision issued that rule against the use of affirmative action as a part of a college or university's comprehensive admissions process.

Internal Medicine Physicians Encouraged by Administration's Actions to Improve Access to Contraception
ACP was pleased to see the executive order announced by the Biden administration to ensure coverage of contraceptive services with no cost sharing for patients. ACP strongly supports access to affordable contraception.

ACP's 2022-2023 Annual Report of the Executive Vice President Now Available

Read ACP's just released 2022-2023 Annual Report of the Executive Vice President and CEO, which highlights the College's efforts over the past year on behalf of our internal medicine community. ACP made significant progress in reinforcing the value of internal medicine and advocating for changes to increase physician payment and reducing administrative burdens.


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