Welcome to The ACP Advocate.
Hi, welcome to our first issue of 2011. Our first story this week looks at some of the changes you’ll be seeing to Medicare in 2011. Take a careful look at this article because it details several ways you may be able to earn additional revenue in your practice. For more information about these and other changes, please also visit the Medicare Changes for 2011 section of the ACP website (find a link next to this letter).
The 112th Congress convened on Capitol Hill this week. In our second story this week we tell you about the newly-elected members of Congress who are also physicians. Our article introduces you to the seven new physician-members and speculates a little on the way their medical background may affect their work in Congress.
Our last story this week is another installment in our series on health care reform. This installment looks at how the health care reform legislation will make improvements to the National Health Service Corps.
Finally, if you’re looking for more information about health care reform I encourage you to check out the Consumer Guide to Understanding Health System Reform brochure that was developed by ACP and AARP. Free print copies of the brochure are also available to order for distribution in your offices.
For more coverage of what’s happening in Washington, take a look at my award-winning blog, The ACP Advocate Blog by Bob Doherty. Now you can also follow me on Twitter @BobDohertyACP.
And, as always, please send your feedback and suggestions on this newsletter to: TheACPAdvocate@acponline.org
Senior Vice President
Governmental Affairs and Public Policy
American College of Physicians