On Sept. 12–13, a group of more than 100 rheumatologists, rheumatology health professionals and patients will converge on Capitol Hill to take part in advocacy efforts and provide education on issues affecting the rheumatology community. During the 2016 Advocates for Arthritis event, the group will visit more than 100 Congressional offices, says ACR Government Affairs… [Read More]
Kelly Tyrrell writes about health, science and health policy. Based in Madison, Wis., she has a BS in zoology from the University of Florida and an MS in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 2011, she was a mass media dcience and engineering fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), reporting for the Chicago Tribune. Ms. Tyrrell has also worked as a health and science reporter for the News Journal (Gannett) in Wilmington, DE, a freelance reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a science writer for UW-Madison.
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In the coming months, rheumatologists may want to pay particular attention to their email inboxes. By the end of the year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will complete stage I, phase II of a series of desk and on-site audits designed to assess providers and their business… [Read More]
Defining new therapeutic targets and developing new therapies are among the goals of the 2016–2020 ACR National Research Agenda. So, too, is understanding early disease states, defining triggers of autoimmunity and examining disparities in access to medication and treatment.1 Charting a Course Every five years, the Committee on Research (COR) is tasked with helping chart the… [Read More]
The year 2015 brought an end to the much-maligned Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), sometimes known as the “doc fix.” The SGR established limits on Medicare reimbursement for physicians, and each year, physicians and those lobbying on their behalf were forced to stave off drastic cuts to their payments. “The SGR was Congress’s attempt to control… [Read More]