September 3, 2021

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

ACP Continues to Push for COVID-19 Vaccines, Masks in Schools

State chapters and members can advocate for these issues with use of the COVID-19 Action Toolkit.

Congressional News and Perspective

Infrastructure, Budget Legislation Passed by Senate Contains Positive Improvements for US Health Care

ACP is pushing for passage of these bills in the House, but is sounding the alarm on mandatory Medicare cuts included in the infrastructure bill.

Recent Policy Reforms Make Progress in Expanding Access to Health Care

Congressional committee considering recommendations for implementing a ‘public-option’ health insurance system, while Biden administration works to improve the ACA.

In Case You Missed It

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.

ONC Webinar on Information Blocking

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will be hosting a webinar to help clinicians learn more about information blocking regulations and information sharing. They will cover questions like why you should care about the issue; what needs to be shared and with whom; and what are the exceptions. The webinar will take place on Sept. 14, 1 p.m., Eastern. Registration is available online.

ACP also offers additional resources to help learn even more about information blocking and what your practice needs to do to comply with the new regulations.


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