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IM Physicians Say Doctors and Patients Must Hold Senate Accountable for Not Passing SGR Repeal
Senate failed to join House in passing historic healthcare improvements
(Washington) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today said that it is greatly disappointed that the Senate recessed early this morning without passing legislation to prevent a devastating 21 percent Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut to all physician services provided to Medicare enrollees starting on April 1.
IM Physicians Commend House Leaders, Tell Senate to Immediately Pass Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
'Now it is up to Senate to do its part,' say Internists
Washington, March 26, 2015 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) today commended Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for reaching agreement on the policies included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and for their steadfast leadership in bringing the bill to a successful vote in the House of Representatives. ACP President David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, thanked the House leaders and provided ACP’s desired Senate action in a letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Reid, Ranking Senate Finance Committee Member Wyden and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch.
ACP Joins HHS in Accelerating Alternative Payment Methods Through
'Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network'
Will Work to Move Payment Toward Value and Quality in US Health System
Washington, March 25, 2015 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) today joined the Department of Health and Human Services in an historic and ambitious initiative to move the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, toward paying clinicians based on the quality, rather than the quantity of care they give patients. The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network is a key component of this effort to deliver better care, smarter spending of health dollars, and healthier people.
ACP in the News
|3/17/2015||A change of heart for cardiac screening - CBS News|
|3/17/2015||Too Much Cardiac Testing - The New York Times|
|3/12/2015||House Leaders Looking for Deal to Halt Medicare Payment Cuts - The New York Times|
|3/3/2015||Not Sure How to Stop Bedsores? New Guidelines May Help - Medpage Today|
|3/2/2015||Why US law on guns and mental health needs to change - New Scientist|
|2/26/2015||Bioethicist: Why Are Guns a Taboo Topic on Campaign Trail? - NBC News|
|2/25/2015||Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths - U.S. News and World Report|
Page Updated: March 27, 2015