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News Release Archive - 2012

December 2012

12/20/12 Statement of the ACP: Reducing Firearms-Related Deaths and Injuries
12/17/12 American College of Physicians Urges Congress to ‘Create Solution to Endless Cycle of Medicare Physician Payment Cuts’
12/12/12 Physician Leaders Visit Capitol Hill to Call for End of SGR and Transition to Enhanced Care Delivery Innovations, Health Care Quality in Medicare with Lower Costs
12/10/12 Erickson Promoted to Vice President for Governmental and Regulatory Affairs for American College of Physicians
12/5/12 ACP and Other Physician Groups Express 'Strong Opposition' to Paying for 'Fiscal Cliff' By Halting Medicaid Primary Care Fee Increases
12/4/12 American College of Physicians: Upper endoscopy is overused in patients with heartburn

November 2012

11/28/12 American College of Physicians and National Association of Community Health Centers collaborate to help federally-qualified heath centers improve care
11/20/12 American College of Physicians and five other organizations issue new clinical recommendations for diagnosing and treating stable ischemic heart disease
11/08/12 American College of Physicians and WellPoint collaborate to give physicians the tools they need to successfully participate in medical home programs

October 2012

10/30/12 American College of Physicians policy paper offers performance measurement recommendations to help physicians practice high value care
10/16/12 Short-term Sleep Deprivation Significantly Decreases Insulin Sensitivity in Fat Cells
10/15/12 American College of Physicians Urges Adults to Give Immunizations a Shot
10/03/12 Survey of Clinicians: Majority believe electronic exchange of health information will have positive impact on health care

September 2012

09/17/12 Internal Medicine Specialists Urge Congressional Leaders 'To Halt Across-the-Board Sequestration Cuts in Health Programs'
09/03/12 No Nutritional or Safety Differences Between Organic and Conventional Foods

August 2012

08/22/12 Internal Medicine Physicians Praise Announcement by CMS of Primary Care Practices to Participate in Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative
08/22/12 Annals of Internal Medicine iPad App Delivers Information to Physicians When and Where They Need It Most
08/22/12 American College of Physicians awarded three-year federal grant to increase adult immunization rates
08/08/12 Internal Medicine Physicians Recommend Principles on Role of Governments and Legislation in Regulating Patient-Physician Relationship

July 2012

07/30/12 ACP and SGIM find that the patient-centered medical home model of care aligns with principles of medical ethics and professionalism
07/24/12 Internists Say Physician-Led Quality Initiatives Could Be Solution to Medicare Payment Problems
07/18/12 Internists Express Support for New Payment and Delivery Models as Basis for Replacing SGR
07/10/12 New Curriculum Teaches Internal Medicine Residents High Value, Cost-Conscious Care Principles
07/02/12 ACP Immunization Advisor app makes it easier for doctors to identify vaccines for patients

June 2012

06/28/12 Every American Will Benefit from Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold the Health Reform Law
06/26/12 American Academy of Family Physicians Joins AmericanEHR Partners
06/19/12 Annals of Internal Medicine Launches New Web site
06/07/12 New York State Chapter Partnership Results in Patient Safety Organization Recognition
06/07/12 ACC and ACP Expand Performance Measures Detailed in PINNACLE-PC Registry to Provide Access to Primary Care Internists
06/07/12 Surgeon General Receives 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award from Internal Medicine Physicians
06/06/12 Internists in Washington to Discuss Patient and Professional Issues In Meetings on Capitol Hill

May 2012

05/29/12 American College of Physicians Joins Million Hearts to Help Save Lives from Preventable Heart Attacks and Strokes
05/23/12 Internal Medicine Specialists Challenge Congress to Work with Physicians to Repeal SGR and Develop Better Payment Models
05/22/12 Final Word: Task Force Recommends Against PSA-based Screening for Prostate Cancer
05/17/12 ACP Urges HHS to Consider Using SNOMED-CT For Coding of Clinical Problems
05/16/12 AmericanEHR Partners Welcomes AMA as Newest Member
05/14/12 American College of Physicians Publications Win Awards for Publishing Excellence
05/10/12 ACP Pleased with Rule to Increase Medicaid Payment Rates
05/09/12 ACP Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Medicare SGR Formula

April 2012

04/20/12 Physicians Call for Improvements to Country's Public Health System to Protect U.S. Residents
04/20/12 Internal Medicine Physician Specialists Release Policy Paper: "Reforming Medicare in the Age of Deficit Reduction"
04/19/12 American College of Physicians and Consumer Reports Announce Collaboration on New High Value Care Patient Education Resources
04/18/12 Annals of Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians Announce Recipients of Junior Investigator Recognition Award
04/17/12 ACP JournalWise Provides High Quality, Clinically Relevant New Articles for Internal Medicine

March 2012

03/26/12 The Present and Future of the Affordable Care Act
03/20/12 From diabetes to bioethics to obesity to disaster relief, plentiful story opportunities at Internal Medicine 2012 in New Orleans
03/16/12 2012 Internal Medicine Residency Match Virtually Unchanged from 2011
03/13/12 Healthcare Groups Issue New Guides To Using Personal Health Records
03/06/12 American College of Physicians Releases New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidance Statement

February 2012

02/16/12 Agreement on Short-term SGR “Patch” Fails to Ensure Access to Care or Advance Needed Reforms
02/10/12 Connecticut State Medical Society-IPA and American College of Physicians offer free tool to help practices become medical homes
02/07/12 American College of Physicians Recommends Metformin to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Based on Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Oral Medications
02/06/12 ACP Congratulates the RUC on Expanded Primary Care Membership and Increased Transparency
02/01/12 2012 Adult Immunization Schedule Broadens Recommendations for HPV and Hepatitis B Vaccinations

January 2012

01/27/12 Newly Engineered Highly Transmissible H5N1 Strain Ignites Controversy About Balancing Scientific Discovery and Public Safety
01/26/12 Congress Told to Replace Sequestration Cuts With Alternative to Achieve Fiscally, Socially Responsible
01/23/12 Partnership Launching New Technology Platform Aimed at Empowering Physician- and Primary Care Team-led Quality Improvement, Communication, and Care Coordination
01/17/2012 Common Clinical Situations Physicians and Patients Should Discuss
01/10/2012 2012 State of the Nation's Health Care Briefing
01/04/2012 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and American College of Physicians Offer New Tool to Advance Development of Patient-Centered Medical Homes
01/03/2012 American College of Physicians' Ethics Manual Examines Emerging Issues in Medical Ethics

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