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American College of Rheumatology Awarded Grant to Focus on Projects That Curb Health Disparities

The American College of Rheumatology was awarded a grant from the American Society of Association Executives to develop a new program, Uniting Collaborators for Innovation (UCOIN), that focuses on creating member-led initiatives that diminish racial and ethnic disparities in patients with rheumatic diseases.

American College of Rheumatology awarded grant to focus on projects that curb disparities

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology was awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Society of Association Executives to develop a new program, Uniting Collaborators for Innovation (UCOIN), that focuses on creating member-led initiatives that diminish racial and ethnic disparities in patients with rheumatic diseases.

Complimentary Press Registration Available for 2018 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) in Chicago, IL, on April 13-15.

Rheumatology leaders praise spending bill that includes Part B fix, therapy caps repeal

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology praises Congressional leaders for passing today's sweeping spending agreement, which includes a technical provision reversing a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that would have linked physicians' quality payment adjustments to Medicare Part B drug costs starting in 2019.

American College of Rheumatology Praises Congressional Leaders for Passing Spending Bill that Includes Part B Fix, Therapy Caps Repeal

The American College of Rheumatology praises Congressional leaders for passing today's sweeping spending agreement, which includes a technical provision reversing a CMS policy that would have linked physicians' quality payment adjustments to Medicare Part B drug costs starting in 2019.

The American College of Rheumatology recommends biosimilar use in new white paper

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has published a new white paper, "The Science Behind Biosimilars - Entering a New Era of Biologic Therapy," providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific, clinical, economic and prescribing issues pertaining to biosimilar use, including efficacy, competition and drug pricing.

The American College of Rheumatology recommends biosimilar use in new white paper

(American College of Rheumatology) The ACR has published a new white paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific, clinical, economic and prescribing issues pertaining to biosimilar use. The paper encourages providers to incorporate these drugs into treatment plans of patients with rheumatic diseases.

American College of Rheumatology Recommends Biosimilar Use in New White Paper

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has published a new white paper, "The Science Behind Biosimilars - Entering a New Era of Biologic Therapy." The paper encourages providers to incorporate these drugs into treatment plans of patients with rheumatic diseases where appropriate.

ACR addresses prior authorization, Part B changes, PBMs & biosimilars in latest HHS letter

(American College of Rheumatology) The ACR urged HHS to reform its prior authorization policies, to reverse a recent HHS decision to apply Part B drug spending to payment adjustments under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); require pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to be more transparent; and continue supporting biosimilar innovation.

109 Healthcare Groups Urge Congress to Immediately Reverse CMS Policy Linking Physician Payment Adjustments to Part B Drug Costs

More than 100 of the nation's leading patient and provider organizations - including the American College of Rheumatology - are urging Congressional leaders to immediately reverse a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that will create enormous financial uncertainty for specialty providers and jeopardize patient access to vital Part B drug therapies.

109 groups urge Congress to reverse CMS rule linking MIPS adjustments to Part B drug costs

(American College of Rheumatology) More than 100 of the nation's leading patient and provider organizations -- including the American College of Rheumatology -- are urging Congressional leaders to immediately reverse a new Centers for...Show More Summary

Complimentary press registration available for 2018 Winter Rheumatology Symposium

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the Winter Rheumatology Symposium in Snowmass Village, CO on January 20-26, 2...

11 leading medical societies urge congress to preserve patient access to Part B therapies

(American College of Rheumatology) In letters recently sent to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Finance, House Ways & Means and House Energy & Commerce committees, the groups warn of serious impacts to patient access to care...Show More Summary

ACR Submits Comments to CMS Regarding 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters Proposed Rule

In its response yesterday to the 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters proposed rule, which governs the state and federal health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) urged the Centers...Show More Summary

ACR submits comments to CMS regarding 2019 benefit and payment parameters proposed rule

(American College of Rheumatology) In its response yesterday to the 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters proposed rule, which governs the state and federal health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, the American College of Rheumatology...Show More Summary

American College of Rheumatology Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors Members

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) confirmed five new Executive Committee members and five new members-at-large to its Board of Directors during a business meeting held during the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

American College of Rheumatology responds to CMS Innovation Center request for information

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove barriers that make it difficult for subspecialists and providers in small practices to...Show More Summary

Rheumatology leaders urge support for graduate student exemption & continuous health coverage

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed concerns with a provision of the House tax bill passed on Nov. 16 that would repeal the tax-exempt status for graduate student tuition waivers, and a provision included in the Senate tax bill that would repeal the individual health insurance mandate.

EULAR and ACR present SLE classification criteria at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

SAN DIEGO - The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will present the draft of new classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during a session at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week in San Diego, California, at the San Diego Convention Center.

New Clinical Guideline for Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis Presented at 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Authors of the new American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) will present their draft recommendations during a session at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week in San Diego.

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