RheumPAC has been working to ensure that individual legislators understand what rheumatology practices and patients face when it comes to delivering high quality care to those with rheumatic diseases and advocating for policies to support affordability of care, workforce expansion, prior authorization reform and fair reimbursement levels.
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As the result of years of coalition work with partners at the AMA, the ACR recently celebrated a major advocacy win when the FTC announced an investigation of PBM business practices. Join or renew your AMA membership before Sept. 1 so the ACR can keep delegate seats to drive action within the AMA.
In 1916, a handful of conservation advocates successfully lobbied Congress to create the National Park Service, which now protects more than 85 million acres of U.S. land. Dedicated rheumatology advocacy has lasting effects, too, as evidenced by several policy wins in 2021 and efforts underway for 2022.
The ACR will be working with the Senate as they consider and debate the important healthcare policies contained in this massive legislation.
WASHINGTON (Reuters)—U.S. President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats promised voters sweeping drug price reform in their signature social spending bill but agreed to move ahead with a far less ambitious proposal after facing opposition in Congress. The plan could still fail as hurdles remain to approving the broader spending package, known as “Build Back…
Earlier this month, RheumPAC donors joined the Iowa representative, an ophthalmologist, for a virtual discussion about healthcare legislation and how it can help specialty providers and their patients.
The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 3173) will require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to regulate the use of prior authorization by Medicare Advantage plans and establish a process to make real-time decisions for services that are routinely approved. Ask your Congressperson today to support providers and patients and join the more than 100 representatives who are co-sponsoring the bill.
On May 20, with overwhelming support from Congress, President Biden signed legislation that addresses hate crimes committed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular emphasis on the increase in violence against Asian Americans. The law makes reporting hate crimes easier by ensuring reporting resources are available online in multiple languages. It also authorizes grants to state…
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) on March 10, 2021, after Senate passage on March 6. President Biden signed the bill into law on March 11. Following is the ACR’s summary of the most impactful provisions of this third COVID-19 relief package. Fighting COVID-19 $160 billion…
Introduced in the Senate on Feb. 25, the bill would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to provide a clear process and circumstances for requesting medical exceptions to step therapy protocols.