This year’s matching campaign raised more than $20,000 from ACR and ARP members and staff and another $7,300 from volunteer leaders.
Legislation & Advocacy
SAN DIEGO—In an advocacy update session at ACR Convergence 2023, ACR staff described progress in multiple priority areas, including access to care and workforce issues.
After meeting with the ACR and other stakeholders, Blue Cross NC and OMI announced revisions to their Autoimmune Pathways Program to drop biologic tapering requirements and paying providers according to specific treatment decisions.
The ACR is engaging with payers regarding formulary requirements that would leave practices underwater when treating patients with rheumatic diseases.
Implementation of the G2211 add-on code for evaluation and management services is included in the CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, barring further delays. Ask your lawmakers to support timely implementation and patient access to complex care.
Rheumatologists consider ways to encourage racial and ethnic diversity among students and in the workforce in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that ends affirmative action in higher education.
Two ARP members who currently serve on the ACR Government Affairs Committee discuss why & how they got involved in advocacy.
Healthcare is a high-priority target for cyber criminals. State-level measures, such as a new Florida law, fail to address the root problems of data security but may affect how providers manage patient data.
On July 13, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. This annual rule outlines policies related to provider reimbursement, coverage of telehealth services, review of specific codes, refinement of evaluation and management codes and updates to the Quality Payment Program.
The Voice of Rheumatology was established as an informal coalition to aid effective collaborations on issues important to the rheumatology community. The group has grown to become an integral mechanism for the exchange of information among groups including the ACR, Arthritis Foundation, Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations (CSRO), Alliance for Women in Rheumatology and more to strengthen partnerships on a range of federal, state and regulatory issues.