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What ACP Advocacy Did For You and Your Patients in 2019
ACP advocates every day for policy changes to improve your daily practice and your patients' health care. At 159,000 members strong, ACP's advocacy is stronger because of you.
Highlights of 2019
- ACP's efforts with CMS led to historic wins: increased physician reimbursement for office visits, reduced documentation burdens, payments for care coordination, and more
- ACP initiated a call-to-action by nation's leading physician and public health organizations to reduce injuries and deaths from firearms; Congress agreed to fund CDC and NIH research on firearms injury prevention
- Released new policy recommendations and supported legislation addressing the rising price of prescription drugs
- Entered into court briefs to block laws that limit women's access to reproductive care and ban physicians from discussing appropriate treatment options