THE OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE OF ACR CONVERGENCE 2022 • NOVEMBER 10-14



What has Washington done to your practice?

In 2015, we saw the repeal of SGR, chronic care initiatives, the 21st Century Cures Act, ICD-10 reforms, and more. We all know that actions taken by Congress can have a real impact on our practices and patients.

On Sunday morning at 9:00 am, Will Harvey, MD, MSc, Chair of the ACR Government Affairs Committee, will speak about how medicine and rheumatology have fared during the past year, and the possible effects on your practice. Dr. Harvey has tirelessly led the government affairs team, helping introduce two pieces of legislation, testifying before Congressional committees, and becoming a leading voice for medicine and patients on Capitol Hill.

This session will include expert review of the new payment system that replaced the SGR formula. Be prepared for the new acronyms — MACRA and MIPS — that outline possible Medicare reimbursement rates in the coming years.

The Government Affairs Committee will also play host to a special guest lawmaker from Capitol Hill to discuss the outlook for the second year of the 114th Congress.