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May 21, 2021

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

ACP Advocating for COVID-19 Vaccine Administration in Primary Care Offices

As the federal government works on how to best distribute the vaccine to physician offices, ACP assures members it will keep them informed.


New ACP Leadership to Advocate for Patients and Physicians, Urge Members to Become Involved in Advocacy

Dr. George M. Abraham, new ACP president, and Dr. Thomas G. Cooney, new chair of the Board of Regents, say advocating on patients' behalf can impact health and well-being.


Administration News

ACP Backs Proposed FDA Ban of Menthol Cigarettes

Banning menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars will provide exponential health benefits and help reduce health disparities.


In Case You Missed It

ACP recommends caution in the use of patient-reported outcome-based performance measures

A new ACP paper developed by ACP's Performance Measurement Committee and published in Annals of Internal Medicine, acknowledges the potential for patient-reported outcome-based performance measures that are methodologically sound and evidence-based to assess and improve patient-centered care, but recommends caution in how they are used.

The paper says that data are needed demonstrating that patient-reported outcome-based performance measures improve quality of care and are an effective tool to accurately compare physician performance and, as a result, can be used for accountability purposes. Additionally, patient-reported outcome-based performance measures should be based on the same rigor of evidence as any other performance measure.


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