The Current State of Health Care Reform Aiken Hackett Director, Government Affairs Health Care Reform Objectives 2010 Physician Fee Schedule Senate Health Care Reform House Health Care Reform Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2010 Proposed Rule Elimination of Consultation Codes
Director, Government Affairs
1. Submit letter to CMS by 5pm ET August 31
Letter Template Online at www.rheumatology.org and instructions on submission
Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services
400 Independence Ave, S.W
Washington, D.C. 20201
2. Express your concerns with your members of Congress
Information can be found on the ACR Website at
www.rheumatology.org/advocacy under News Flash
To ensure access to care, the ACR supports:
2) Access to an adequate health care workforce for arthritis, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases
3) Access to quality care for these diseases
4) Cost-effective care without reduction in quality health care
ACR paper online at www.rheumatology.org/advocacy.
Provider participation is voluntary within the public plan option.
The Secretary can negotiate provider rates.
Energy & Commerce has 55-60 additional amendments to consider after August recess.
Access to Drugs
Q:What is RheumPAC?
A: RheumPAC is a political action committee dedicated to increasing the ACR’s presence on Capitol Hill.
A: RheumPAC supports the ACR in its efforts to build contacts, influence and visibility within Washington, D.C.
A: RheumPAC increases the ACR’s access to members of Congress and the opportunity to educate them on issues of importance to rheumatology.
ACR Government Affairs Department
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