CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern)

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Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower local hospitals and healthcare systems to: • Increase Hospital Capacity – CMS Hospitals Without Walls; • Rapidly Expand the Healthcare Workforce; • Put Patients Over Paperwork; and • Further Promote Telehealth … Continue reading “CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern)”

American Medical Association COVID-19 Advocacy Efforts

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Here are several new state resources from the Advocacy Resource Center that address delay/resumption of elective procedures. The first one is a fact sheet/chart that covers (1) what procedures the state orders postponed; (2) state guidance regarding how to distinguish between elective and non-elective procedures; (3) states that have issued orders that appear to relax … Continue reading “American Medical Association COVID-19 Advocacy Efforts”

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern)

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Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower local hospitals and healthcare systems to: • Increase Hospital Capacity – CMS Hospitals Without Walls; • Rapidly Expand the Healthcare Workforce; • Put Patients Over Paperwork; and • Further Promote Telehealth … Continue reading “CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern)”

Update on American Medical Association COVID-19 advocacy efforts

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From Thursday, May 21, 2020 Today the American Medical Association sent letters (attached) to Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and Representatives Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA), Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), Joseph Morelle (D-NY), and Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) voicing our support for companion bills S. 3741 and H.R. 6644, “the Health Care at Home Act.” These bills … Continue reading “Update on American Medical Association COVID-19 advocacy efforts”

ACRO Member, Anupriya Dayal Named One of 2020’s Top Physicians Under 40!

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Congratulations to the 2020 Top Physicians Under 40! This year’s Pennsylvania Medical Society Top Physicians Under 40 recipients were nominated by colleagues and selected by a committee of Pennsylvania Medical Society member physicians. Radiation oncology resident with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Dr. Dayal is a health policy advocate. In 2019, she provided testimony at the … Continue reading “ACRO Member, Anupriya Dayal Named One of 2020’s Top Physicians Under 40!”

Researchers Explore Low Doses of Radiation to Treat Severe Coronavirus Cases

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Former Chairman of the Board,  Dr. James Welsh featured in this article. Using low doses of radiation to treat the deadly inflammation of pneumonia, particularly viral pneumonia like that caused by COVID-19, was used during the first half of the 20th century with good results. And it may have a role in mitigating today’s pandemic. Most discussions about … Continue reading “Researchers Explore Low Doses of Radiation to Treat Severe Coronavirus Cases”

HHS Begins Delivery of CARES Act Provider Relief Funding

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has begun the delivery of the initial $30 billion in relief funding to providers in support of the national response to COVID-19 as part of the distribution of the $100 billion provider relief fund provided for in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently … Continue reading “HHS Begins Delivery of CARES Act Provider Relief Funding”

Lessons from The Front Lines: COVID-19

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We heard positive comments following last week’s call. ACRO members are once again invited to join the next Lessons from The Front Lines: COVID-19 which will take place on Friday, April 3rd from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST.  You can register to join the call here.

Radiation Oncology Policy Update

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The April edition of the Radiation Oncology Policy Update is now available in the members-only section of the ACRO website. Be sure to log in to view this and other resources available to ACRO members only.


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