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.

Advocacy Priorities

See an overview of the ACR’s 2021 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.

April 22, 2021 - Public Health Emergency Extended, Benefits of Volunteering & More

April 8, 2021 - Advocacy for Extended Medicare Sequester Delay, Federal Step Therapy Bill & More

March 25, 2021 - ACR Endorses Janet Woodcock, Power of Advocacy & More

March 11, 2021 - Pediatric Loan Repayment, Safe Step Act of 2021 & More

February 25, 2021 - Support Medicare Sequester Moratorium, Clinical Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine & More

February 11, 2021 - New COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance, Help with E/M Coding Changes & More

January 28, 2021 - 2021 Health Policy Priorities, New Evaluation & Management Codes & 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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