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.

2018 Advocacy Efforts

See a summary of ACR's advocacy efforts in the 2018 Advocacy Year in Review.

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.


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.

May 23, 2019 - When Are Biosimilars Interchangeable? ACR Applauds FDA Guidance, ACR Hill Visit Yield Bill Support, ACR/ARP Members Educate Lawmakers

May 9, 2019 - ACR Leaders to Meet with Members of Congress, Three Key Issues & Where the ACR Stands, New Guideline Recommends Frequent Monitoring & Collaboration for JIA-Associated Uveitis Management

April 25, 2019 - ACR Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Step Therapy Legislation, ACR Fights for Step Therapy Safeguards, the Role of Rheumatology Advocacy

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

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