Advocacy News

The ACR is your source for advocacy news impacting your practice, patients, and the rheumatology subspecialty. In addition to staying on top of ever changing policies and political landscapes for our members, we are often invited to give statements, provide comments, or work with lawmakers to promote new policies.

For the most up to date news regarding ACR advocacy efforts, be sure to follow @ACRheumDC on Twitter.

Advocacy Accomplishments

See a summary of ACR's advocacy efforts in the 2020 Advocacy Year in Review.
2021 Advocacy Year in Review coming soon

Advocacy Priorities

See an overview of the ACR’s 2022 Advocacy Priorities for the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and state governments.

Press and Public Statements

View the latest rheumatology news, including press releases and public statements about current advocacy issues affecting ACR and ARP membership in the Newsroom.

ACR@Work Newsletter

The ACR publishes a bimonthly electronic newsletter for members with the latest news and activities relating to advocacy and policy updates, practice management, insurance issues, and more. See the latest issues.

January 13, 2022 - Power of Advocacy, Policy Issues to Watch in 2022 & More

December 23, 2021 - Medicare Cliff Averted, Gold Cards in Texas & More

December 9, 2021 - House Acts on Medicare Reimbursement, Quality Reporting Changes & More

November 24, 2021 - 2021 Policy Wins, Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule & More

November 11, 2021 - Meet the New ACR, ARP Presidents & More

October 28, 2021 - Stop Medicare Reimbursement Cuts, Prior Authorization Bill Reaches Senate & More

October 14, 2021 - Inside the Advocate Experience, Reclaiming Joy in Medicine & More

Social Media

Be sure to follow the ACR on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. For advocacy specific updates, follow @ACRheumDC on Twitter. ACR often interacts with lawmakers, posts pictures, circulates articles, and more. Get engaged and join the conversation.

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