ACR & Coalition Letters to Federal Policymakers

Rheumatology advocacy involves several branches of government and various agencies. ACR advocates to Congress, federal agencies, and others by writing or signing on to various policy letters.

2021 Federal Advocacy Letters

ACR Joins Coalition Letter Thanking Congress for Adding 1,000 new Medicare-supported Graduate Medical Education (GME) positions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act - 1/27/2021

2020 Federal Advocacy Letters

ACR Comments on Most Favored Nation Interim Final Rule with Comment - 12/29/2020

Physician Specialty Letter to Congress on Most Favored Nation Model - 12/21/2020

ACR Joins Coalition Letter Asking Congress to Take Action on The Safe Step Act - H.R. 2279/S. 2546 - 12/4/2020

ACR Joins Letter of Support for the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act - H.R. 6788/S. 3599 - 12/1/2020

ACR Leads Provider Letter with 61 Signors Asking Congress to Support Implementing Evaluation & Management Code Improvements and H.R. 8505 to Offset Budget Neutrality Cuts - 11/16/2020

ACR Comments on ICE Proposed Rule on Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students - 10/26/2020

ACR Comments on CMS CY21 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule - 9/30/2020

ACR Joins Coalition Letter Asking Congress to Fund the Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program Included in CARES Act - 8/25/2020

ACR Joins Coalition Letter Urging Emergency Supplemental Funding for NIH - 8/6/2020

ACR Joins Coalition Letter on Part B Drug Access in Medicare Advantage - 7/29/2020

ACR Joins AMA Letter Asking Congress to Address Surprise Billing Separately from COVID-19 Recovery Legislation - 7/20/2020

ACR Joins Coalition Letter Asking Congress to Include the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (HR 1763/S 348) in Next COVID-19 Package - 7/9/2020

ACR Joins Coalition Letter Urging CMS to Follow Through with E/M Increases, Documentation Improvements - 6/30/2020

ACR Writes to Thank House and Senate Leaders for Introducing the Workforce Resilience Act (HR 6788/S 3599) - 6/15/2020

ACR Joins AMA to Ask House and Senate Leaders for Liability Protections for Healthcare Providers in Next COVID-19 Legislative Package - 6/9/2020

ACR Signs Coalition letter to CMS Asking for Guardrails on the Use of Step Therapy - 5/29/2020

Coalition Open Letter to All Health Plans Calling for Suspension of Prior Authorization - 5/18/2020

ACR Signs Coalition letter Requesting Funding for Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program in COVID Relief Legislation - 5/13/2020

ACR Comments on CMS Interim Final Rule on Policies Related to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - 4/27/2020

ACR Signs Coalition Letter to Congress to Restrict Step Therapy Use During COVID-19 - 4/20/2020

ACR Signs Coalition Letter Requesting Inclusion of Support for Physician Practices in any Economic Stimulus Package - 3/25/2020

Joint Statement on Hydroxychloroquine Access During COVID-19 Crisis - 3/23/2020

32 Veterans Service Organizations Join ACR to Urge Congress to Dedicate DoD Funding to Researching Arthritis in the Military - 3/12/2020

ACR Signs Coalition Letter Requesting Labor-HHS Report Language on Researching Musculoskeletal Disease in Intersectional Populations - 3/11/2020

ACR Comments to Congress Supporting HR-5741 - Strengthening Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid Act - 3/11/2020

More Than 140 Patient, Provider, Retiree Organizations Urge Congress to Erect Safeguards Around Medicare, Medicaid Demonstration Projects - 3/10/2020

ACR Signs Coalition Letter to Congress to Support Safe Step Act - 3/6/2020

ACR Comments on 2021 HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters - 3/2/2020

ACR Signs Coalition Letter to CMS Supporting E/M Valuation and Complexity Code Policies - 2/10/2020

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