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State Immunization Laws Should Eliminate Non-Medical Exemptions Say Internists
Statement of the American College of Physicians (ACP)
(Washington, July 29, 2015)— Support for eliminating existing exemptions, except for medical reasons, from immunization laws was among the policy recommendations adopted last weekend at the summer meeting of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP).
Internists Support Advance Care Planning Codes Included in 2016
Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
American College of Physicians (ACP) Applauds Important Step to Improve Patient Care
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) today said it supports the inclusion of Advance Care Planning codes in the just-released 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. ACP further applauds the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for taking this important step to improve care for Medicare patients with serious illness.
Statement from Internists on CMS' Contingency Plans for ICD-10
Monday, July 6, 2015 - Attributable to: Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, President, American College of Physicians
The implementation of the International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-10 CM) is scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 1, less than 90 days from now. The transition is necessary because accurate ICD-10 coding will more closely reflect the severity of illness and help substantiate medical necessity, contribute to health-care quality and improvement initiatives, and advance public health research and emergency response. However, ACP understands that this transition will have a profound impact on the physician community, and wants the transition to be as successful and seamless as possible. Therefore, ACP has actively worked with the American Medical Association (AMA) and other medical societies to encourage CMS to establish alternate plans to mitigate any unintended consequences on physicians. ACP is very pleased to acknowledge that CMS has responded by establishing a contingency plan for the physician community.
Video news story featuring Dr. William Yancy discussing how choice of diet affects weight loss success.
ACP in the News
|7/25/2015||Putting to Rest the 'Death Panel' Lie - MedPage Today|
|7/23/2015||Mammograms Are a Mixed Bag - US News and World Report|
|7/22/2015||Why the gun lobby is trying to silence your doctor - Salon|
|7/20/2015||Physicians and the 'LGBT Agenda' - MedPage Today|
|7/10/2015||Sticker shock: How hospital deals are blowing up bills - Philadelphia Daily News|
|7/9/2015||End-of-Life Planning Would Be Covered in Medicare Proposal - Bloomberg|
Page Updated: July 29, 2015