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Rheumatology Leaders to CMS: E/M Service Cuts Would Compromise Patient Access to Care & Exacerbate Workforce Shortage

In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) cautioned policymakers against implementing a proposal to...
7-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Rheumatology Releases First-Ever Rheumatic Disease Report Card

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today released the Rheumatic Disease Report Card: Raising the Grade on Rheumatology Care in America, a first-of-its-kind report that evaluates just how difficult it can be to live well with a rheumatic...
4-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACR Statement Regarding the Recent CMS Guidance on Indication-Based Formulary Design

While we appreciate the agency’s efforts to make prescription medications more affordable, we have serious concerns about a new CMS guidance to allow Medicare Part D plan sponsors to implement indication-based formulary designs that allow plans to...
30-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

126 Patient and Provider Groups to CMS: Proposed E/M Service Cuts Will Hurt Sickest Medicare Patients

A broad coalition of 126 patient and provider groups – led by leading national organizations including the American College of Rheumatology – today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency not to...
28-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Terry Bradshaw Encourages Patients to “Take the Pledge to Live Well” in New PSA about Rheumatic Disease

This September, Sports Broadcaster Terry Bradshaw is teaming up once again with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to share important information about rheumatic diseases in a new public service announcement (PSA) airing nationwide this...
23-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Press Registration Open

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) welcome members of the press to write about research presented at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting by attending sessions on-site or covering...
20-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rheumatology Leaders Meet with HHS Secretary Azar to Discuss Concerns with Step Therapy in Medicare Advantage Plans

Yesterday, the American College of Rheumatology met with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for a productive discussion about the rheumatology community’s concerns with a new policy that will allow Medicare Advantage...
16-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Rheumatology Receives Grants to Help Increase Access to Clinical Trials for Minority Populations Affected by Lupus

The American College of Rheumatology’s Collaborative Initiatives department has received two grants from the Office of Minority Health (OMH) to support the development of programs that aim to increase the recruitment and enrollment in clinical...
13-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., the American College of Rheumatology is an international medical society representing over 9,400 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals with a mission to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty. In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. For more information, visit www.rheumatology.org.

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