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March 8, 2019

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ACP Regulatory News

Federal Government Proposes Regulations to Improve Health Information Technology and Exchange Efforts

ACP stresses the need for practical interoperability that promotes the sharing of actionable, context-rich data at the point of care.


Advocacy in Action

Changes Needed in Regulatory Plans for Health Insurance Marketplace, ACP Tells CMS

College details aspects of proposal that it believes could prove harmful to patients and physicians alike.


‘Our Climate Is Changing, and Our Health Is Suffering,’ ACP Tells Congress

College calls for aggressive action to combat the impact of climate change.


Quick Hits

Help drive ACP's new vision for health care

ACP's Health and Public Policy Committee (HPPC) and Medical Practice and Quality Committee (MPQC) are working on a series of new policy papers outlining our vision for the future of America's health care system. Important topics include coverage and cost of care, delivery system and payment reforms, and breaking down barriers to accessing care. ACP encourages members to participate in a survey to help gather input on proposed plans for improving health care in the U.S. for all Americans.


ACP Joins TIME’S UP Healthcare to address bias, gender-inequities in the workplace

ACP is supporting TIME’S UP Healthcare to amplify our commitment to closing the gender pay gap, educating the public on gender-based inequities, and decreasing sexual assault and harassment in the health care industry. ACP's 2018 position paper, Achieving Gender Equity in Physician Compensation and Career Advancement highlights the challenges women in medicine face, including discrimination, gender bias, and disparities in compensation. Visit TIME’S UP Healthcare's website to learn more about how ACP and other partners are working to address bias, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace.


ACP discusses health care transitions for youth and young adults in recent report and audio presentation

In a new audio presentation, ACP and other physician organizations discussed how key components from a recent report on health care transitions from pediatric to adult care can be practically applied in a clinical setting. The audio presentation features guidance from ACP, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians on a clinician's role in transitional health care, special considerations for youth and young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and tips for implementing health care transition processes in practice.


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