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Article ID: 720729

2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Press Registration Closes Soon

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The deadline for complimentary press registration for the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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14-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718920

National Patient Survey Highlights Healthcare Challenges for the 1 in 4 Americans Living with Rheumatic Disease

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Americans living with rheumatic disease face significant healthcare challenges, according to a national patient survey released this week by the American College of Rheumatology and its Simple Tasks™ public awareness campaign.

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13-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Research Results

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Bone Health, Healthcare, Pain,

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Article ID: 718773

370 Healthcare Groups Send Letter to Congress Urging Prior Authorization Reform in Medicare Advantage

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), along with 369 other leading patient, physician, and healthcare professional organizations, sent a letter to Congress urging passage of the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107), a bipartisan bill to protect Medicare Advantage beneficiaries from prior authorization requirements that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care.

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11-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718716

Rheumatology Leaders and Patient Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Patient Access to Care, Solutions to Workforce Shortage

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Physicians, health professionals and rheumatology patients gathered on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to support the Safe Step Act, Empower for Health Act, and the REDI Act during ACR's annual Advocates for Arthritis event.

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10-Sep-2019 9:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718625

Rheumatology Leaders Concerned CVS/Aetna Merger Will Hinder Efforts to Lower Drug Costs

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

In recent years, several states have enacted legislation to hold pharmacy benefit managers accountable and crack down on secretive practices that drive up costs for consumers.

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6-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 718137

Tennis Champion Venus Williams Encourages Patients to get “Back on Top” in New PSA about Rheumatic Disease

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

World champion tennis player, Venus Williams, is teaming up with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to share important information about rheumatic diseases in a new public service announcement (PSA) set to air nationwide this fall.

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28-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717894

Rheumatology and Spondylitis Organizations Release Updated Treatment Guideline for Axial Spondyloarthritis

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), released the 2019 Update of the Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA).

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22-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Arthritis, Bone Health,

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Article ID: 716653

Rheumatology Leaders Applaud Updates to Evaluation and Management Codes in CMS 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for including proposed reimbursement changes to evaluation and management (E/M) codes in its CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule.

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30-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714183

2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Press Registration Opens

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association for Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) welcomes members of the press to write about research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.

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10-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713123

American College of Rheumatology Statement on CMS Medicare Advantage Final Rule

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

In August 2018, the CMS announced that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would be allowed to utilize step therapy for Part B drugs. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) expressed strong concerns about this proposal. The rheumatology community received some good news in this week’s final rule from CMS, which makes changes to the original proposal and addresses several of our community’s recommendations.

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17-May-2019 4:50 PM EDT
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