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ACP advocates on behalf on internists and their patients on a number of timely issues. Learn about where ACP stands on the following areas:
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ACP will be working to advance its priorities with the three
committees having jurisdiction over Medicare payment policy as they
develop what will be a final reconciled SGR-repeal bill. The intent
is to have a comprehensive SGR-repeal bill enacted into law as soon
as possible in 2014, though no later than March 31, 2014, when the
current SGR-patch expires.
Current law states that physician payments for primary care
services under Medicaid must be equal to those under Medicare in
2013 and 2014. With this provision of law expiring at the end of
2014, ACP will advocate for an extension of at least two years.
Implementation of the ACA will continue in 2014, including
insurance coverage under the health care exchanges that began on
January 1 and, on the state level, more states choosing to expand
their Medicaid programs to cover more of the poor and near-poor.
ACP will continue to advocate for successful implementation of
these and other key provisions in the law, as well as address
"nuts-and-bolts" implementation issues that directly affect
physicians and their patients-such as narrow provider networks and
restrictive drug formularies in some of the marketplace plans.
Across-the-board sequester cuts in 2013 had a devastating impact
on federal healthcare programs, including federal health workforce
programs, medical research and public health programs. The
bipartisan budget agreement, as enacted in December 2013, provides
some much-needed respite from sequestration. Going forward, ACP
will urge congressional appropriators to prioritize funding for the
nation's health care workforce in the Title VII Health Professions
program, medical research at the National Institutes of Health,
public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
ACP will continue working with key policymakers to advance
meaningful medical liability reforms, including introduction of
legislation based on ACP's framework which would authorize a
national pilot of health courts.
ACP has long identified reducing administrative hassles and
complexities as an important objective and while some incremental
progress has been made in providing relief, administrative burden
continues to be a significant challenge for practices. ACP's
campaign, which is expected to launch in the Spring of 2014, will
educate policy makers, as well as ACP members, other physicians,
and consumer advocates, on what makes up administrative challenges
and why they are not all created equal-and will involve an advocacy
effort to help mitigate or eliminate the top priority challenges
that are identified.
Current law provides a 10 percent bonus payment, in addition to
the usual Medicare fee schedule amount, for designated primary care
services provided by internists, family physicians, geriatricians
and pediatricians for calendar years 2011 through 2015. In order to
qualify for the bonus, at least 60 percent of Medicare allowed
charges of these physicians must consist of the designated primary
care services: office, nursing facility, domiciliary, and home
services. This important provision of law begins to address
disparities in payments that are major barriers to physicians
entering and remaining in primary care specialties. ACP will take
necessary steps this year to ensure that lawmakers are fully aware
of the importance of extending this program beyond its 2015