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May 3, 2019

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ACP Regulatory News

CMS Unveils New Payment Models for Primary Care

Plan shifts from fee-for-service to set monthly rates for some groups, starting in 2020.


Advocacy in Action

Looking Ahead at What's ‘Hot’ in Advocacy

ACP takes aim at issues that confront physicians and patients.


News from the College

New ACP Leadership Speaks Out for Advocacy

Members urged to use their voice to make a difference for patients and physicians alike.


Quick Hits

Physicians encouraged to complete AMA Opioid Task Force surveys by May 8

As part of the American Medical Association Opioid Task Force, the California Medical Association is asking physicians to complete two online surveys on optimal pain care and treatment for substance use disorders. The surveys, which aim to allow physicians to better understand and remove barriers to treatment, will close on Wednesday, May 8. Click here to access and complete the surveys.


BPCI Advanced now accepting new applicants for January 2020 start

Hospitals and practices interested in joining the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced Model starting in January 2020 can submit an application via the BPCI Advanced Application Portal now through June 24. For more information about the model and its requirements, or to download a Request for Applications document (RFA), the application template, and the necessary attachments, click here.


The ACP Advocate Blog discusses CMS's new payment and delivery models

In a new ACP Advocate Blog post, Bob Doherty, SVP of Government Affairs and Public Policy, outlines what the new payment and delivery models unveiled by CMS mean for primary care physicians. To read the full blog post, click here.


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