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October 21, 2022

ACP Advocate

Regulatory News

ACP Advocates for Legislation to Stop 2023 Cuts to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Bipartisan legislation in Congress recognizes the need for a longer-term solution to promote and reward value-based payments.


Action Alert: Urge Congress To Halt Physician Payment Cuts

Take action to urge Congress to pass legislation preventing year-end Medicare payment cuts to physicians and continuing incentives that support a value-based health care system. If passed, this bill will help provide relief from scheduled budget neutrality cuts in the Medicare physician fee schedule payments, end annual feels for payments, update fee schedule, and extend five percent participation incentive.

Visit ACP's Legislative Action Center to take action.


Policy news

ACP Calls on Federal Government to Improve Health Care Access for Indigenous People

New policy paper supports Indigenous people in their advocacy to improve the health and welfare of their communities.


Advocacy In action

ACP Leads Charge for Immigrants' Role in Health Care Delivery System

Advocacy continues for legislation allowing international medical graduates to remain in the U.S. and contribute to health care workforce.


In Case you missed it

Celebrate National Internal Medicine Day on October 28th

Join ACP in celebrating the essential role of internal medicine physicians on Friday, October 28. We're experts in complexity. We serve, and lead, in every place and everywhere, in many diverse roles and settings. We're critical thinkers who excel in the most challenging and dynamic environments and provide compassionate care for our patients throughout their health care journey. We are the cornerstone of clinical care—vital to patients, medical professionals, and the healthcare system.

Join ACP and share your pride in internal medicine:

  • Share or customize ACP's social media posts. Use the hashtags #NationalInternalMedicineDay, #IMProud, and #IMPhysician – and recognize a colleague, thank a mentor, or tell your story.
  • Add a National Internal Medicine Day frame to your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Visit www.acponline.org/NIMD for more ways to celebrate, including downloadable materials that you can customize.
  • Mark your calendar for a #NIMdayChat Twitter chat on October 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET, co-hosted by ACP's Council of Early Career Physicians, Council of Resident/Fellow Members, and Council of Student Members.

Learn more about how ACP is celebrating the leadership and impact of Internal Medicine Physicians.


Last Chance to Apply For ACP's 2023 Health Policy Internship

ACP's annual Health Policy Internship provides an opportunity for medical students and residents to learn about the legislative process, health policy, and advocacy in organized medicine. Interns will provide assistance with researching and analyzing current issues in health and medical education policy, assist with on-going advocacy initiatives, and the development of advocacy materials. The 2023 internship will take place from May 1 to May 26 in ACP's Washington office. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31.

Additional information and application instructions are available on ACP's website.


Have you ever wondered how CPT codes are developed and maintained to help improve health care delivery?

On October 27, 2022, at 6:30 P.M. ET, Barbara Levy, MD, FACOG, FACS, will provide an overview of the CPT process, review the criteria for different categories of codes, explore the submission of code change applications, and more! Dr. Levy is the co-chair of the joint CPT/RUC workgroup that developed the landmark reforms of E/M office office-visit documentation, former chair of the AMA/Specialty Society RUC, and current member of the CPT Editorial Panel. There will be a live Q&A session following the presentation. Please submit questions in advance when registering.


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