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September 17, 2021

ACP Advocate

ACP Policy News

ACP Moves to Rein in Profit-Oriented Health Care System

Position paper highlights need for maintaining patients over profit, protecting patient-physician relationship.


Regulatory News and Perspective

CMS Interim Final Rule Aims to Eliminate Surprise Billing

In comments to CMS, ACP makes suggestions to further protect patients and physicians from the consequences of surprise billing.


Advocacy in Action

ACP: Texas Legislation on Reproductive Health Care Denies Needed Health Care Services, Interferes With Patient-Physician Relationship

ACP has signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief to be filed with the Supreme Court.


In Case You Missed It

ACP announces its 2020-2021 Annual Report of the Executive Vice President

Read ACP's just released Annual Report of the Executive Vice President and CEO, which summarizes how the College worked both with and for our members on behalf of internal medicine over the past year. The report highlights the many areas where ACP made significant progress on strategic initiatives and important goals that help support internists and advance the profession of internal medicine.


Apply to be an Intern in ACP's Washington, DC Office

The 2022 Health Policy Internship application cycle is now open until Oct. 31. The internship provides a multifaceted opportunity 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, assisting with on-going advocacy initiatives, and the development of advocacy materials. Interns will have the opportunity to attend congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and accompany government affairs staff on lobby visits to members of congress and their staff and to events. The internship lasts from May 2, 2022 to May 27, 2022 and pays a $4,000 stipend. Find additional information and application instructions on ACP's website.


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