Navigation Links
ACP says Congress must find 'common ground' to address 'crisis in our health care system'
Date:1/27/2011

idents, as proposed by the bipartisan Empowering States to Innovate Act, introduced in the 111th Congress by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore) and Scott Brown (R-Mass).

  • Congress should also consider advancing the date by which states can enter into a regulatory agreement to allow the sale of health insurance across state lines.

    ACP's recommendations to improve workforce capacity include:

    • Congress should fully fund, at no less than the authorized levels set by the ACA, essential "discretionary" programs to ensure a sufficient and well-trained primary care workforce.

    • Congress should support the ACA's programs to reform payment and delivery systems to recognize the value of primary care.

    • Congress should enact additional legislation to facilitate additional payment and delivery system reforms to recognize and support the value of care provided by internists and other primary care physicians.

    ACP's recommendations for slowing the rate of growth in health care costs include:

    • Congress should support and build upon the programs in the ACA that have the greatest potential to "bend the cost curve."

    • Congress should enact more effective medical liability reforms, including a national pilot program on health courts.

    • Medical professional societies should take the lead in developing guidelines based on the best available evidence to reduce misuse and over-use of diagnostic tests and treatments and promote adoption of such guidelines by their members.

    • Policymakers, including Congress and President Obama, should join with the medical profession in engaging the public in a conversation about how best to conserve and allocate limited health care resources effectively, rationally, judiciously, and equitably.

    During the briefing, ACP released a major new policy paper that proposes a framework for making decisions on conserving and allocating resources at the patie
    '/>"/>


  • Contact: David Kinsman
    dkinsman@acponline.org
    202-261-4554
    American College of Physicians
    Source:Eurekalert

    Page: 1 2 3

    Related medicine news :

    1. Mammography controversy to be explored at 19th Annual Congress on Womens Health
    2. Wounded Congresswoman Breathing on Her Own: Report
    3. Countdown to Paris and ESC Congress 2011
    4. Wounded Congresswoman Responds to Simple Commands
    5. While Doctors Are Optimistic, Prognosis for Wounded Congresswoman Is Unclear
    6. ESHRE bridges East and West for its 2012 Congress in Istanbul
    7. ACP commends Congress for preserving patient access by stopping scheduled Medicare SGR cuts
    8. 1 week to go until the EUROECHO 2010 Congress in Copenhagen
    9. Internists issue heartfelt plea for Congress to help patients by stopping Medicare SGR cuts
    10. Experts unveil new CVD guidelines and position papers at Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010
    11. Congressman to speak at meeting on diabetes and obesity
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:7/11/2014)... GA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Datalogic ... step in improving sanitation hospital wide. With their new ... the spread of disease, like the devastating MRSA, which ... The Gryphon GD4400-HC 2D and the Gryphon ... 2D barcodes and can even read barcodes off of ...
    (Date:7/11/2014)... -- U.S. health officials have concluded that it,s highly ... during a safety mishap last month. But, the ... announced a moratorium on the transfer of any dangerous ... a report issued Friday, the CDC outlined several measures ... incident doesn,t occur again. Last month, as many as ...
    (Date:7/11/2014)... enterprises today are shifting towards the changing trend in ... offer these global enterprises a strategic method to cut ... operational costs to companies. The aim to minimize operational ... market driver for expanding the managed services market in ... estimated to grow from $142.75 billion in 2013 to ...
    (Date:7/11/2014)... 10, 2014) Obese and overweight firefighters are ... care providers, according to new research from The ... (UTHealth). , National guidelines state that health care ... of maintaining a healthy weight. Firefighters have high ... leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in firefighters. This ...
    (Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients are ... less effective treatment and die sooner if they also ... data from more than 41,200 American men who were ... They followed them through 2009. Nearly 1,900 of the ... years before their prostate cancer was discovered. "Men ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Stop Spreading Disease with the New Disinfectant-Ready Bar Code Scanner 2Health News:Stop Spreading Disease with the New Disinfectant-Ready Bar Code Scanner 3Health News:CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare 2Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer 2
    ... Germany and America who had treated injured protestors while ... to // leave Nepal by the King Gyanendra's government. ... detained Wednesday after he appeared on a private television ... brutally assaulted by the security forces. ,On ...
    ... at the McDonald’s or KFC restaurants, across the world, have ... levels of the same // food elsewhere. ,According to ... of Medicine, the researchers analysed various food items like McDonald's ... in many countries between 2004 and 2005, the Associated Press ...
    ... that been launched on a trial basis in Singapore would ... intensive care unit//. A camera hooked up beside the baby's ... to view the live footage on 3G-enabled mobile phones, Singapore ... on a three-month trial, during which the infants go online ...
    ... symposium titled ‘Challenging Intellectual Property’ will be analyzed and ... ,The Symposium will look into the aspects of ... production in economic development. It will also gauge the ... table, desirous of bringing a change in health research ...
    ... way to reverse the process of cell division. This ... could be an important milestone in the fight// against ... from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have published their ... a million times in the human body each day. ...
    ... If you thought that McDonalds’ in USA serves the same ... and// think!,According to a study by three Danish doctors, fat ... as "trans fat" in foods purchased at McDonald's Corp and ... to the staggering research published in this week's New England ...
    Cached Medicine News:
    (Date:7/10/2014)... , 11. Juli 2014  Dilon ... für die molekulare Bildgebung, einschließlich molekularer ... die CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator ® ... Dilon das Produkt jetzt europaweit vertreiben. ... Großteil der europäischen Länder ausgedehnt und ...
    (Date:7/10/2014)... Calif. , July 10, 2014 Integrated ... leader in advanced memory and analog IC solutions, today ... on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific ... financial results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended ... call via telephone, dial 1-888-556-4997 before 6:50 a.m. Pacific ...
    (Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  BC Technical, the ... MiE America , Inc., a leading provider of ... into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical as the ... MiE and BC Technical announced today ... to establish BC Technical as the service and systems ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2
    Helmer's Horizon Series line of refrigerators are designed specifically for the cost conscious buyer. This line offers outstanding performance, quality, and the features you need to ensure the safety...
    ... presents i.Series refrigerators ... solutions for the blood ... features than ever before, ... are at the forefront ...
    This storage freezer, which is based on our premium freezer line, maintain red cells safely below regulatory standards at -86C (-123F). Recorder is standard for model 8627. Model 8627 is UL Listed, C...
    The TBR-360-1-GD is a large capacity upright style operating temperature +4C. It is specially designed refrigerators for the storage of blood in standard 500ml bags, complying with Australian Standar...
    Medicine Products: