RheumPAC is the ACR’s nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) that works to elect and support pro-rheumatology candidates.

It is the only PAC dedicated to the interests of the rheumatology profession. RheumPAC was created in 2007 with the mission of educating, electing, and supporting federal lawmakers who understand and can positively address the issues that impact rheumatology care providers and their patients.

What we are trying to achieve


Stave off current cuts and work towards long-term, sustainable solution to Medicare physician payment.


Extend telehealth flexibly and payment parity beyond the healthcare pandemic.

Prior Authorization

Streamline the prior authorization process in Medicare.

Step Therapy

Codify exceptions to step therapy requirements where patient health is at-risk.

Medical Workforce

Expand Medicare funding for GME to increase the medical workforce by 30,000.

Drug Pricing

Create drug pricing policies that reduce patient costs while preserving access to care.

vital research

Increase federal funding for programs engaged in vital research to combat rheumatic diseases.

Have additional questions?

See our Frequently Asked Questions document below or contact us at rheumpac@rheumatology.org.

2022 ACR Top Policy Priorities

For federal legislative and regulatory and state government advocacy

Every single dollar raised goes directly to carefully chosen campaigns that maximize our reach (no overhead or administration costs).

With so many new faces in Congress and different legislators in key leadership positions, it will be especially important that RheumPAC continue to build relationships with the offices of the many healthcare policy stakeholders. We hope you are able to contribute today!