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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.
See a summary of ACR's advocacy efforts in the 2018 Advocacy Year in Review.
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.
April 11, 2019 - States Tackle Step Therapy, ACR Fights E/M Code Collapse, Advocacy Begins at Home
March 28, 2019: Powerful Collaboration Tool for Clinicians and Researchers, ACR Addresses Workforce Challenges at the State Level
March 14, 2019: ACR Tackles Workforce Shortage, Opposing UHC Consultation Codes Elimination
February 28, 2109: ACR Advocates for DoD Arthritis Research, Signs of Hope for 2019 State Legislative Cycle
February 14, 2109: ACR Fights CMS Policy on Using Step Therapy for Part B Drugs, DXA Legislation Alert
January 24, 2019: Board Certification Changes, Rheumatology Advocacy in 2019
January 10, 2019: Drug Pricing Model Could Negatively Impact Patient Care
December 27, 2018: CMS Issues New E/M Documentation Guidelines, Advocacy Year-in-Review
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