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Alliance Advocacy Conference

07/09/2012

The Alliance held its annual Advocacy Conference and Legislative Fly-in with 100 participants representing 13 medical societies in July.  Over three days, the Alliance heard presentations and exchanged ideas with House and Senate healthcare policy leaders from from both sides of the aisle and from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Our congressional speakers included:
Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Senator Rand Paul, MD (R-KY)
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA)
Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)
Rep. Mike Burgess, MD (R-TX)

The Alliance membership also met with their respective Congressmen and Senators to discuss the issues that impact both doctors and patients. Nearly 100 Members of the House and Senate from 23 states and the District of Columbia took meetings with Alliance physicians to discuss the following important issues:

Access to Specialty Care
Fair Medicare Physician Reimbursement (SGR)
IPAB Repeal
Medical Liability Reform
Quality Improvement and the Value Based Payment Modifier

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