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  • 20 Mar 2020 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    The schedule for ACC.20/WCC Virtual is now available, providing free access to live educations sessions that include Late-Breaking Clinical Trials, Featured Clinical Research, Young Investigator Awards, Keynotes, and more. In addition to the live education, ACC.20/WCC Virtual also includes Video on Demand, Abstracts on Demand, and Slides on Demand with highlights from across 10 clinical learning pathways. Learn more and view the entire schedule. Additionally, ACC understands that many of its members and cardiovascular professionals around the globe may be unable to attend and access ACC.20/WCC Virtual during “live” education sessions from March 28 – 30. As such, the content will be available on demand for 90 days beyond the release of the Virtual experience. Pre-registration will not be required. Learn more in the updated FAQ here.

  • 9 Mar 2020 12:20 PM | Anonymous

    After careful consideration, the College has made the difficult decision to cancel ACC.20 Together With the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) – scheduled for March 28 – 30 in Chicago, IL. “The health, safety and well-being of our members, staff, exhibitors, faculty and other stakeholders is of paramount importance,” said ACC President Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC. “With an ever-increasing number of ACC members on the front lines of preparing and reacting to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is in the best interest of everyone to cancel the meeting and ensure our members are able to do what they do best – help and heal.” Look for more details in the coming days regarding virtual plans for delivering elements of the ACC.20/WCC program, as well as refund processes and options. Read the initial FAQ document to help with answering travel, refund, embargo and other questions.  

  • 7 Feb 2020 5:43 PM | Anonymous

    ACC 2019 Legislative Conference

    ACC has a long standing history of working across political parties to advance the College's mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The Oklahoma ACC delegation met with Oklahoma Members of Congress or their health policy staff to discuss issues and concerns important to cardiovascular clinicians and their patients.

    We discussed issues including:

    Ask #1: Reducing administrative burdens and promotion clinician well-being; streamlining Prior Authorization; and increasing the transparency of the Medical Advantage program. We encouraged Members of Congress to support H.R. 3107.

    Ask #2: Promote the successful transition to value-based payments via modernization of the Stark Law/Anti-Kickback Statute. We encouraged Members of Congress to support HR 2282.S. 966.

    Ask #3: Increasing patient access to cardiac rehab via APP supervised visits. This was approved last year, but won't begin until 2024. We encouraged Members of Congress to support HR 3911 to accelerate the phase in to 2020.

    Ask #4: Promote the transformation of CV care and improve heart health (ACC's mission) by co-sponsoring the South Asian Heart Health Awareness & Research Act of 2019 (H.R. 3131. This bill includes several provisions tocombat youth tobacco epidemic by increasing the age to 21 and imposing restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes.

    Download ACC’s Advocacy Action Mobile App

    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).

    We will be bringing you updates on issues that impact patient care and how you can get more involved. If you would like to be an active part of chapter's advocacy efforts, please contact Beth Quick-Andrews, CAE, our Chapter Executive, at okacc@qabs.com.

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