The ACR is your source for advocacy news impacting your practice, patients, and the rheumatology subspecialty. In addition to staying on top of ever-changing policies and political landscapes for our members, we are often invited to give statements, provide comments, or work with lawmakers to promote new policies.
For the most up to date news regarding ACR advocacy efforts, be sure to follow @ACRheumDC on Twitter.
Quarterly Advocacy Update
Since the new Congress kicked off on January 1, the ACR advocacy team has been hard at work. Not every piece of legislation, regulatory policy, or state issue makes it into a headline, but we have collected the actions of our team over the course of 2023 into one place for ACR/ARP members to stay up to date.
See an overview of the ACR’s Policy Priorities for the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and state governments.
Press & Public Statements
View the latest rheumatology news, including press releases and public statements about current advocacy issues affecting ACR and ARP membership in the Press Room.
The ACR publishes a bimonthly electronic newsletter for members with the latest news and activities relating to advocacy and policy updates, practice management, insurance issues, and more. See the latest issues.
November 22, 2023 – Introducing ACR President Deborah Dyett Desir, MD; ACR Convergence Keynote & More
November 9, 2023 – Initial ACR Reaction to Medicare PFS Final Rule, Complexity Add-on Code & More
October 26, 2023 – Help the ACR Support Accurate Valuation of Complex Care & Other Rheumatology Services
October 12, 2023 – ACR Advocates' Outcomes, Medicare Price Negotiation & More