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Be sure to download the ACC Advocacy Action mobile app to get easy access to ACC’s advocacy priorities and timely talking points to share during congressional visits. The app was designed to help members engage with lawmakers and influence health policy. Download it today on iTunes (iPhone, iPad) and Google Play (Android devices).
ACC Leadership Page Examines Clinical Guidance vs. Guidelines and Importance of Science
In a new JACC Leadership Page, ACC President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, reflects on the lessons learned from COVID-19 and the use of clinical guidance in the absence of guidelines. While the College has continuously provided guidance tools, such as the comprehensive COVID-19 Hub filled with links to the latest published research and health policy updates, it has also leaned on science to communicate evidence-based recommendations for prevention, diagnosis and treatment across the spectrum of cardiovascular disease in the form of guidelines. “It is science with research and evidence that continues to give us hope in the face of ongoing uncertainties,” Itchhaporia writes. “Hence, there is no better time than now to hold science in high regard and promote scientific culture by believing in, respecting, and loving science.” Read more.
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Lifetime Achievement AwardNominate a West Virginia-ACC Member The West Virginia-ACC Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a West Virginia-ACC member who has had a lifetime of dedication to excellence in cardiovascular medicine. The award is recognized with a plaque and overnight hotel accommodations at the Embassy Suites, Charleston WV (if from outside of…
Compete to win in the WV-ACC Poster Competition on April 18th, 2020. Abstracts are due March 17th, 2020.
CMS Releases Final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule On Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule, addressing Medicare payment rates and policy provisions for physicians in 2019. Per the final ruling, physicians will see a 0.1 percent conversion factor payment increase on…
Acknowledge National Hospice and Palliative Care Month This November Join the ACC in recognizing National Hospice and Palliative Care Month this November to raise awareness about how important hospice and palliative care is to all ages. To help these patients know what to expect and better understand their health, ACC’s CardioSmart team created a palliative…