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July 17, 2020
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ACP supports recent SCOTUS decisions on LGBTQ rights, the DACA program and Reproductive Health Care.
ACP Policy News
This week ACP released a new policy to support the wearing of masks by the public in community settings, and said it may appropriately be required by public officials. The policy recommends that a comprehensive public health strategy should also incorporate physical distancing, education about appropriate mask use (e.g., types of face coverings, application, safe use, and disposal), promotion of preventive hygiene protocols, and widespread diagnostic testing and contact tracing, and consider local demographics, epidemiologic data, and exposure context. The policy can be found on ACP's website: Wearing Masks in Community Settings.
CMS has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they will grant broad relief from MIPS payment penalties for the 2020 performance year. ACP has been advocating for this type of relief. In order to qualify, eligible clinicians will need to submit an applications. More details can be found on the ACP website.
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