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.

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

December 13, 2018: ACR Impacts Policy at AMA, CORC Update, New PsA Guideline

November 21, 2018: Midterm Election Impact, MIPS Reporting Changes, Sen. Susan Collins Wins ACR Award

November 8, 2018: 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Your Feedback Needed on Part B Payment Model

October 25, 2018: Advocacy Victories, ACR and ARP Welcome New Presidents and More Annual Meeting News

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