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News Release Archive - July-December 2011

December 2011

12/19/2011 Congress' 'Disarray' Makes it 'Likely' that 27% Medicare Cut Will Go Into Effect
12/13/2011 Independence Blue Cross teams with American College of Physicians to improve primary care

November 2011

11/21/2011 No Agreement on Deficit Plan Means “Peril” for Patient Access to Health Care
11/16/2011 Internists “Applaud” Schwartz Proposal to Prevent “Devastating” Medicare Cuts
11/16/2011 Internists Announce #1 Reason Why Congress Should Repeal the SGR Now
11/10/2011 Internists Express Strong Support for ACA’s Programs to Support Coordinated Care
11/9/2011 Internists To Reveal Top Ten Reasons Why Congress Should Repeal the SGR Now
11/2/2011 Congress Must “Go Big” on Physician Payment Reform
11/1/2011 New ACP Guideline to Prevent VTE in Hospitalized Patients
11/1/2011 Over Long Term, Yoga Trumps Usual Care for Improving Back Function in Patients Suffering from Low Back Pain

October 2011

10/21/2011 American College of Physicians Applauds CMS's Improved Shared Savings Program
10/20/2011 Physicians Need More Training on How to Use EHRs
10/18/2011 Dual Concerns About Privacy and Protection of Health Data Addressed by Internists
10/18/2011 False-positive Recalls Part of the Process for Annual Mammography Screenings

September 2011

9/28/2011 Consumers and Physicians Together Applaud Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative[PDF]
9/23/2011 Internists Express "Very Substantial Concerns" Over MedPAC Physician Pay Proposal, Offer Alternative Plan to Repeal Medicare SGR
9/12/2011 Reduce Federal Health Care Spending in Socially and Fiscally Responsible Manner, ACP Tells Congressional Joint Committee
9/7/2011 'Aligning GME Policy with the Nation's Health Care Workforce Needs' Policy Paper Released by Physicians
9/6/2011 Making Multiple Lifestyle Improvements Can Significantly Reduce Diabetes Risk (Video)

August 2011

8/2/2011 Four Physician Organizations Issue New Clinical Recommendations for Diagnosing and Treating COPD

July 2011

7/12/2011 Patients Beware “The July Effect”: Mortality Increases and Efficiency Decreases in Teaching Hospitals During Month of July
7/7/2011 Debt ceiling agreement “essential” to prevent disruption of Care for Millions of Medicare and Medicaid Patients
7/5/2011 Massage More Effective Than Usual Medical Treatment for Low Back Pain

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