American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is a nonprofit medical association established in 1949 to advocate for quality cardiovascular care through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines, and to influence health care policy. The organization publishes a number of publications for members and the public including ACC News, Cardiology, the ACC Cardiosource Review Journal, CV News Digest, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). JACC also has two 'daughter' journals focused on Cardiovascular Interventions and Cardiovascular Imaging. The organization has 48 chapters in the United States and in Puerto Rico. Its current president is Ralph G. Brindis, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., and its CEO is Jack Lewin, M.D. The ACC has been called the "leading professional society for heart specialists."
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Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Lobbying on Behalf of American College of Cardiology
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount American College of Cardiology $4,140,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Medicare & Medicaid
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.452 Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011 H.R.5 Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011 H.R.1377 Josh Miller HEARTS Act S.438 Heart Disease Education, Analysis, Research, and Treatment for Women Act S.756 Medicare Data Access for Transparency and Accountability Act H.R.2104 Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2011 S.1995 Medical Device Patient Safety Act H.R.3630 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 H.R.1159 To repeal certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act relating to the limitation on the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals and to transparency reports and reporting of physician owne H.R.1186 To repeal changes made by health care reform laws to the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals.
RegulationsMentioned in 103 dockets; Submitted to 12 dockets
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The tables show occurrences of "American College of Cardiology" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 HHS Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) 2012
- Toggle 1 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry, Clinical Investigators, and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Design Considerations for Pivotal Clinical Investigations for Medical Devices; Availability 2011
- Toggle 1 HHS Health Information Technology; Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria: Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition 2012
- Toggle 1 FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health 510(k) Clearance Process; Institute of Medicine Report: “Medical Devices and the Public’s Health, The FDA 510(k) Clearance Process at 35 Years;” Request for Comments 2011
- Toggle 1 FDA Device Improvements for Pediatric X-ray Imaging; Public Meeting; Request for Comments 2012
- Toggle 1 FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health; Standard Operating Procedure for “Network of Experts;” Request for Comments 2011
- Toggle 1 FDA Design and Methodology for Postmarket Surveillance Studies under Section 522 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; Public Workshop 2012
- Toggle 1 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Procedures for Handling Section 522 Postmarket Surveillance Studies; Availability 2011
- Toggle 1 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; De Novo Classification Process (Evaluation of Automatic Class III Designation); Availability 2011
- Toggle 1 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on Oversight of Clinical Investigations — A Risk-Based Approach to Monitoring; Availability 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 16 CMS Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2012 2011
- Toggle 14 CMS Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to-Face Encounters, Elimination of the Requirement for Termination of Non-Random Prepayment Complex Medical Review and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2013 (CMS-1590-P) 2012
- Toggle 12 CMS Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment; Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment; Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program; Physician Self-Referral; and Provider Agreement Regulations on Patient Notification Requirements 2011
- Toggle 9 CMS Hospital Outpatient Prospective and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Electronic Reporting Pilot; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Quality Reporting Program; Quality Improvement Organization Regulations 2012
- Toggle 8 CMS Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2013 Rates; Hospitals’ Resident Caps for Graduate Medical Education Payment Purposes; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers and for Ambulatory Surgical Centers 2012
- Toggle 7 CMS Electronic Health Record Incentive Program – Stage 2 "Meaningful Use" 2012
- Toggle 6 CMS FY 2012 Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and FY 2012 Rates 2011
- Toggle 5 CMS Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances for the Year. 2011
- Toggle 4 CMS Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances—January Through March 2012 (CMS-9073-N) 2012
- Toggle 4 HHS Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) 2012