ACC Members Hit the Hill to Advocate for CV Professionals and Patients
This week, ACC members headed to Capitol Hill to meet directly with their legislators. In their meetings, ACC members shared examples of how the College is leading the transformation of care and urged Congress to work with the ACC to develop a quality driven health care system, ensure practice stability and secure the future of cardiovascular care. With a plethora of challenges facing health care providers, ACC members were able to provide first-hand perspectives of how decisions made in Washington impact practices and patients across the country. Hot topics on the Hill included Sustainable Growth Rate repeal, In-Office Ancillary Services Exception preservation, increased research and graduate medical education funding, incentivizing the use of clinical data registries and improving access for Medicaid children with complex medical problems. Take a look at the full set of messages that members took to congressional offices. While on the Hill, the ACC recognized two members of Congress for being health care champions. This year, the ACC President's Awards for Distinguished Public Service were given to Reps. Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) and Lois Capps (D-CA).
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