HHS, CMS announce proposed ‘historic’ changes to primary care physician processes, payments

April 22, 2019
Mindful that primary care physicians often face enormous administrative burdens and significantly lower pay than specialists, which in turn can lead…
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ACP leadership discusses advocacy, regulatory issues including ‘public health epidemic’ of gun violence

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Leaders of the American College of Physicians discussed a variety of topics related to public health policy that are “of…

Proposed legislation would place exceptions on step therapy

April 11, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology has praised a proposed piece of legislation that, if enacted, would amend the Employee Retirement Income…

Manufacturers, PBMs testify to 'broken system' behind high insulin prices

April 10, 2019
The three manufacturers of insulin and the nation’s three largest pharmacy benefit managers appeared together before Congress Wednesday to…

ACR urges CMS to immediately implement Medicare Part B step therapy safeguards

April 9, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology, along with 25 patient and provider organizations, has issued a letter calling on CMS to immediately issue…

Battle over Affordable Care Act resurfaces

April 9, 2019
Legal and political battles have put the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and health care for millions of Americans, back into the spotlight and…

As Gottlieb leaves, what’s next for FDA?

April 4, 2019
As Norman “Ned” E. Sharpless, MD, prepares to become acting FDA commissioner in a few days, experts are divided in how he should address…

Gottlieb resignation raises questions about the future of biosimilars in the US

April 4, 2019
When Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced on March 5 that he would be resigning as Commissioner of the FDA, a ripple went through the health care…

Physicians, advocates testify to insulin rationing due to unpredictable, high pricing

April 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Diabetes stakeholders and patient advocates once again brought their concerns regarding rising insulin prices before Congress on…

ACR calls for abolishing step therapy in letter to Congress, CMS

April 1, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology has called for the removal of step therapy, ranked medications and fail-first policies that are based solely on…