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.
See a summary of ACR's advocacy efforts in the 2021 ACR Advocacy Annual Report.
See an overview of the ACR’s 2022 Advocacy Priorities for the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and state governments.
View the latest rheumatology news, including press releases and public statements about current advocacy issues affecting ACR and ARP membership in the Newsroom.
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.
November 23, 2022 - New ACR President, ACR Scores Rheumatology Wins in AMA House of Delegates & More
November 10, 2022 - Initial ACR Analysis of Medicare PFS Final Rule, Help Avert Medicare Cuts & More
October 27, 2022 - Advocacy Highlights, ACR-Led Resolution for AMA & More
October 13, 2022 - Helping Rheumatologists Get Fair Pay, Seeking Patient Stories, Finding Practice Support & More
September 22, 2022 - Advocates Return to the Hill, House Action on Prior Authorization & More
September 8, 2022 - Access to Care & Practice Solvency Top ACR's Concerns for CMS
August 25, 2022 - ACR Policy Updates Address Copay Assistance Limitations, Therapeutic Substitutions & More
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.