September 8, 2023

ACP Advocate

Advocacy Wins

Implementation of G2211 Code Will Ensure Adequate Reimbursement for Complex Patient Visits

Members are encouraged to reach out to CMS and Congress to express need for the code and to ensure they avoid any delay in its implementation.

Action Alert: Urge CMS and Congress to Support Implementation of New Medicare Complexity Code, G2211

ACP is calling on internal medicine physicians to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress to support the implementation of a new Medicare add-on code to support continuity and coordination of care. G2211 is a Medicare-specific add-on code designed to address the complexity inherent in office and outpatient evaluation and management services.

The deadline to send comments to CMS is Sept. 11. Visit ACP's Legislative Action Center to learn more and to take action.

Policy News

ACP Policy Paper Provides Recommendations for Enhancing the U.S. Public Health Infrastructure

The update to a 2012 ACP policy paper aims to ensure the health system is prepared for major public health crises.

ACP Issues Rallying Call for Increased Pandemic Preparedness

Policy paper urges policymakers to build on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quick Hit

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

The 2024 ACP Health Policy Internship application cycle is now open through Oct. 31. The annual internship program provides an opportunity for ACP Resident/Fellow and Medical Students members to learn about the legislative process, health policy, and advocacy in organized medicine. Interns will assist with researching and analyzing current issues in health and medical education policy, 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 to meetings and events with members of Congress. The internship lasts from April 29 to May 23, 2024, and pays a $4,000 stipend. Find additional information and application instructions on ACP's website.

In Case You Missed It

ACP Advocacy on Climate Change

Listen to Earl Stewart, Jr., M.D., FACP, the 2023 Climate and Health Equity Fellow with the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health on Kevin MD's podcast. Dr. Steward discusses the critical need for electronic health record systems to address the impact of climate change on patient health. Listen now on

ACP also recently joined other medical societies to tell Congress about the need to consider the climate impact when developing policies related to food insecurity and farming and to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that we need to substantially reduce pollutants from power plants.

Other Advocacy News From ACP

Internal Medicine Physicians Relieved Regulations on “Ghost Guns” Remain in Place, at Least Temporarily
ACP is relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court will allow federal regulations on “ghost guns” to remain in place while the regulations are being challenged in court.

Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Drug Shortages
Letter in support of the Stop Drug Shortages Act, meant to improve access to generic prescription drugs.

ACP Letter to CMS Regarding Episode-Based Model RFI
Letter to CMS providing recommendations on the development and implementation of episode-based payment models.

ACP Letter to NASEM Regarding Committee on Primary Care
Letter to National Academies Standing Committee on Primary Care expressing concern about the limited representation of internal medicine in the provisional committee appointments.


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