ACPNJ Advocacy Center

ACPNJ Leadership Day 2024

ACP NJ had a strong showing in Washington, D.C. for Leadership Day, May 15, 2024. Medical students, residents, and faculty all went to our Capitol to advocate for the needs of our patients and our physicians. We met with our legislative to demonstrate our support for policies that impact our day-to-day practice from physician reimbursement (Physician Fee Schedule Update and Improvement Act) to addressing shortages of residents in our state and across the country through the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act. We also pushed for the Safe Step Act, which allows patients who are doing well on a medication to continue even if they switch medical insurance plans, because all too often, patients have to start a cheaper medication just to show the insurance company it will not work.

This is important work that is elevated through the voices of our physician colleagues. If you are interested in joining the Health and Public Policy Committee, please reach out to Dr. Elizabeth Cerceo,

2024 Leadership Day

Advocacy in Action

We in New Jersey have an outstanding opportunity to take part in ACP's annual advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., as well as here at home all year long.

ACPNJ Delegation visiting Rep. Frank Pallone during the 2019 Leadership Day.

Please stand with us and advocate for our patients, our practices and our profession!

Important advocacy events include Leadership Day - ACP Services Inc.'s annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill, and ACP's annual State of the Nation's Healthcare briefing.

Advocacy News

In New Jersey, Landmark Bill Updates Requirements, Increases Transparency in Prior Authorization Process

By ACP New Jersey | February 29, 2024

Feb. 23, 2024 (ACP) — Advocacy by members of the American College of Physicians played a major role in pushing forward a landmark bill in New Jersey to update requirements and standards for the use of prior authorization by insurers.

“ACP members in New Jersey and our Health and Public Policy Committee were instrumental in passage of this legislation,” said Dr. Elizabeth Cerceo, an associate professor of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and chair of the committee…

Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act!

By ACP New Jersey | February 2, 2024

Ask your members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 4942/S. 665, the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act, which allows states to sponsor foreign-trained physicians to work in medically underserved areas in exchange for a waiver of the physicians’ two-year foreign residence requirement.

ACPNJ Needs Your Help NOW!

By ACP New Jersey | November 17, 2023

ACP-NJ needs your help NOW to support the reform of prior authorization in New Jersey

The New Jersey Legislature has until the first week in January 2024 to pass legislation (A-1255/S1794) to address many of the aspects of the prior authorization process that come between a physician and their patients which can ultimately delay patient care.