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Welcome to the American College of Physicians' Newsroom. This page is designed to provide the latest ACP news and multimedia for the media, ACP members, and the general public.

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Annals of Internal Medicine announces new multimedia educational series
Annals of Internal Medicine has a new multimedia educational series that goes Beyond the Guidelines to focus on care of a patient who "falls between the cracks" in available evidence and for whom the optimal clinical management is unclear. Each Beyond the Guidelines session is presented in a moderator-led debate format and includes print and video components. Participants in Beyond the Guidelines sessions can earn CME and MOC credit.

Internists' Paper Offers Policy Guidance on Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Regulations and Oversight
Provides recommendations for ACP, policymakers, and regulators considering electronic cigarettes and other products
Washington, April 21, 2015 - A new position paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP) offers strong recommendations for regulating electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including banning characterizing flavors and television advertising. An executive summary of ACP’s paper, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: An American College of Physicians Policy Position Paper, is published in the April 21 Annals of Internal Medicine.

Senate Joins House to Repeal Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Averting Future Deep Cuts or Additional Reimbursement Patches
President expected to sign legislation immediately
We all witnessed something quite extraordinary and historic today when the Senate followed the House in passing comprehensive legislation to repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula (H.R. 2) and transition us to a new value-based system. After consideration of a series of amendments, the Senate passed the measure. This comes on the heels of an overwhelming show of support in the House, where both Republicans and Democrats voted in favor of H.R. 2 on March 26.

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Among commercial weight loss programs, only Weight Watchers and Jenny
Craig show evidence for long-term weight loss success. The study author
discusses her review of the evidence.

Among commercial weight loss programs, only Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig show evidence for long-term weight loss success. The study author discusses her review of the evidence.

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ACP in the News

4/22/2015 ACP: Regulate E-Cigarettes, Ban Flavorings - Medpage Today
4/16/2015 Senate overhauls doctors' Medicare payments in groundbreaking vote - Los Angeles Times
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

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Page Updated: April 27, 2015

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