November 15, 2019

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Breaking News

ACP Analyzing 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Final Rules

ACP has analyzed the important changes made in the final rules for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program that will be covered in the next issue of the ACP Advocate. ACP is pleased that CMS has raised payments for office visits and reduced documentation burden. The College is also encouraged by future changes to the MIPS program, but urges continued focus on burden reduction in the final QPP rule. Read ACP's press release here.

ACP Policy News

ACP Expands Policy Papers on Prescription Drug Pricing

Recommendations aim to increase transparency, reduce patients' out-of-pocket costs, and provide greater access to affordable medications.

Advocacy in Action

ACP: Tighter Regulations, More Research Needed on E-Cigarettes and Their Consequences

ACP joins other organizations in issuing principles for addressing the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth and young adults.

ACP Regulatory News

Primary Care First Model to Debut with Several ACP Recommendations in Place

ACP prepares members and continues to advocate for additional adjustments to the model.

Quick Hits

Subscribe to ACP Text Alerts

This service features triggered text alerts aimed at keeping you on top of upcoming deadlines and details related to regulatory, payment, and delivery system requirements. To sign up for these alerts, text ACPtimeline (no space) to 313131 from your mobile phone.

MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score Available Now

If you submitted 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data, you can view your performance feedback and MIPS final score on the QPP website. You can also log in using your HCQIS Access Role and Profile (HARP) credentials. If you do not have a HARP account, please use the QPP Access User Guide.


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