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2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Press Registration Closes Soon

The deadline for complimentary press registration for the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 23.
14-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Patient Survey Highlights Healthcare Challenges for the 1 in 4 Americans Living with Rheumatic Disease

Americans living with rheumatic disease face significant healthcare challenges, according to a national patient survey released this week by the American College of Rheumatology and its Simple Tasks™ public awareness campaign.
13-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

370 Healthcare Groups Send Letter to Congress Urging Prior Authorization Reform in Medicare Advantage

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), along with 369 other leading patient, physician, and healthcare professional organizations, sent a letter to Congress urging passage of the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107),...
11-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rheumatology Leaders and Patient Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Patient Access to Care, Solutions to Workforce Shortage

Physicians, health professionals and rheumatology patients gathered on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to support the Safe Step Act, Empower for Health Act, and the REDI Act during ACR's annual Advocates for Arthritis event.
10-Sep-2019 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rheumatology Leaders Concerned CVS/Aetna Merger Will Hinder Efforts to Lower Drug Costs

In recent years, several states have enacted legislation to hold pharmacy benefit managers accountable and crack down on secretive practices that drive up costs for consumers.
6-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tennis Champion Venus Williams Encourages Patients to get “Back on Top” in New PSA about Rheumatic Disease

World champion tennis player, Venus Williams, is teaming up with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to share important information about rheumatic diseases in a new public service announcement (PSA) set to air nationwide this fall.
28-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rheumatology and Spondylitis Organizations Release Updated Treatment Guideline for Axial Spondyloarthritis

Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), released the 2019 Update of the Recommendations for the Treatment...
22-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rheumatology Leaders Applaud Updates to Evaluation and Management Codes in CMS 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for including proposed reimbursement changes to evaluation and management (E/M) codes in its CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule.
30-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., the American College of Rheumatology is an international medical society representing over 9,400 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals with a mission to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty. In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. For more information, visit


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