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ACR Applauds E/M Coding Changes, Telehealth Expansion in FY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for taking steps to appropriately value cognitive care and expand telehealth access in its CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed...
4-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACR Releases Position Statement on Telemedicine

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released an official position statement supporting the role of telemedicine as a tool with the potential to increase access and improve care for patients with rheumatic diseases. It also highlights the...
29-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

During Virtual Hill Visits, Rheumatology Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Provide Targeted COVID-19 Relief for Healthcare Practices

In virtual meetings with lawmakers and on Twitter tomorrow, physician and health professional leaders from the American College of Rheumatology are sounding the alarm about the economic impact of COVID-19 on rheumatology practices and the urgent...
21-May-2020 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ACR Releases Gout Management Guideline with Emphasis on Treat-to-Target Strategy for Urate Lowering Therapy

Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released the 2020 Guideline for the Management of Gout.
11-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACR Releases Position Statement on Prior Authorization

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released an official position statement concerning prior authorization for the approval of prescription medications, highlighting the significant burdens it creates for patients and rheumatology...
18-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACR Releases First Guideline to Address Reproductive Health for Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

This is the first, evidence-based guideline related to the management of reproductive health issues for all patients with rheumatic diseases. With 131 recommendations, the guideline offers general precepts that provide a foundation for its...
24-Feb-2020 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Seven Medical Societies Join the ACR to Oppose Insurer Policy Limiting Access to In-Office Treatments

Providers are concerned the mandate adds an additional layer of red tape that will delay patient care, reduce the ability of providers to ensure therapies have been properly handled and safely stored, inflate patient out-of-pocket costs, and result...
11-Feb-2020 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Complimentary Press Registration Available for ACR’s 2020 State of the Art Clinical Symposium

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented at the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) in New Orleans on March 27-29.
10-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites


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