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We’re all in uncharted territory. ACOG has pivoted our daily efforts to ensure that you, your patients, and your practice are able to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Help support our efforts by renewing for 2021 as we get through this together.

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ACOG has a variety of resources to help you and your practice.

Protecting Your Practice

Securing Your Payment

  • Successfully advocated for CMS to implement payment parity for audio-only and audio-video telehealth visits
  • Secured telehealth coverage from commercial payers
  • Published guidance to help practices bill, code, and document digital and telehealth services

Financial Relief 

  • Successfully advocated for federal relief funds
  • Secured extensions on deadlines to apply for federal relief funds

Protecting Physicians from Liability

  • Urged governors and state legislatures to provide liability immunity not only to frontline and volunteer physicians but also to all physicians abiding by COVID-19 directives or making care decisions based on their best judgment and determination during the pandemic
  • Urged governors, state legislatures, and state insurance commissioners to provide physicians relief from burdensome administrative and reporting requirements and medical liability premiums that could inhibit their COVID-19 response

Supporting Practice Management

Supporting Frontline Workers

Advocating for Your Safety 

  • Urged prioritization of PPE and testing in labor and delivery units
  • Issued 50 state calls to action to state officials urging protection of frontline workers 
  • Successfully urged the U.S. Department of Labor to denounce employer retaliation against frontline workers for reporting unsafe working conditions 
  • Provided resources and guidance for residency programs outlining steps to protect residents, fellows, and medical personnel 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Testing 

  • Affirmed that PPE is a fundamental expectation for all frontline health care professionals 
  • Helped the CDC clarify its PPE usage recommendations to ensure clear guidance for obstetric care clinicians’ needs around protection when attending to patients 
  • Held routine calls with White House Coronavirus Response Team and urged immediate action to alleviate the critical shortage of PPE, testing, and ventilators 
  • Urged Congress and the administration to prioritize access to PPE and COVID-19 testing for labor and delivery units 
  • Promoted existing guidance on how hospitals can prepare for large-scale catastrophic events and infectious disease outbreaks at all community levels 

Promoting Wellness

  • Provided a complimentary on-demand webinar on incorporating wellness best practices for clinicians and their colleagues through the pandemic
  • Developed a one-page resource to help ensure clinician wellness during the COVID-19 health emergency 

Prioritizing Patient Care

Support in Caring for Patients

  • Developed a Practice Advisory and FAQs to help clinicians address COVID-19 in their practices and created practitioner algorithm for prompt assessment and management of pregnant patients (English/Spanish)
  • Urged state governments to give hospitals flexibility on visitor policies for labor and delivery units; maintain hospitals as the safest birth option; and ensure that essential, time-sensitive obstetric and gynecological procedures, including abortion care, are not postponed or inaccessible
  • Successfully encouraged the White House Coronavirus Task Force to publicly reinforce to pregnant patients that obstetrician–gynecologists are working to keep them safe

Promoting Equity and Access 

  • Hosted timely virtual webinars and discussions to assist members in providing patient-centered, respectful care 
  • Successfully urged Congress and the administration to
    • Preserve access to Medicaid for pregnant and postpartum patients for the duration of the pandemic
    • Support coverage of telehealth services 
    • Ensure that families can remotely certify for WIC program benefits
  • Advocated for payer coverage of at-home blood pressure and monitoring equipment for pregnant and postpartum patients
  • Successfully removed burdensome FDA restrictions on access to reproductive health care 
  • Urged data collection efforts to ensure  that racial and ethnic data is collected
  • Stressed the importance of inclusion of pregnant and lactating women in COVID-19 vaccine trials

How Can I Renew?

The 2021 annual dues statements are due upon receipt. Please allow up to three weeks for processing of the 2021 payments. 

National, district, and section dues (SUBTOTAL on the annual dues statement) must be paid to maintain membership in ACOG.

There are three easy ways to renew your membership:

Renew Online

Online payments can be made from your desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

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Renew by Fax

Renew by fax using your member renewal invoice. Fax to 202-479-0054.

Renew by Mail

Renew by mail using your member renewal invoice:

PNC
ACOG
PO Box 826312
Philadelphia, PA 19182-6312

Stay connected by renewing your ACOG membership today.

For a duplicate dues statement, print dues invoice.

Questions?

Contact membersupport@acog.org or call 1-800-673-8444, ext. 2452.