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ACP Advocate

Edited by the College's Washington, DC Governmental Affairs Division, the ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly, e-newsletter created to provide ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.

February 12, 2016

ACP's Election 2016 Guide, Improving Chronic Care, and Urging Changes to eMeasures

In this issue: ACP's web page on the major health care issues to consider during the 2016 presidential election; ACP sends a letter to the Senate Finance Committee on ways to improve chronic care; Feedback provided to CMS on changes that need to be made to eMeasures.

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January 29, 2016

ACP Comments on Opioid Guidelines, Executive Actions on Firearms, and the State of the Union

In this issue: ACP submits comments to the CDC on their draft guidelines for prescription of opioids for chronic pain; How the President's executive actions on firearms stack up with ACP policy; Several health care issues make it into the president's State of the Union address.

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January 15, 2016

Reporting Requirements in '16, Legislative Wins from '15, and A Look at the Budget Deal

In this issue: What physicians need to know about regulations and deadlines in 2016; A review of some of ACP's biggest legislative wins from 2015; Federal spending levels bring some change for health care, especially in research.

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ACP Policies and Recommendations

This library is a collection of ACP's Clinical Guidelines, Ethical Guidelines, Policy Statements, and copies of testimony and letters to government and non-government officials.