Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The SGR Repeal and Medicare Payment Modernization Act
Now is the time to put as much pressure on Congress as we can to pass The SGR Repeal and Medicare Payment Modernization Act (H.R. 4015/S. 2000) this year, as leaders in both the House and Senate have not yet committed to holding a vote on this critical legislation. We must keep the pressure on Senators and Representatives to ensure leaders in both chambers make this is a high-priority issue, and bring this legislation to the floor this year. It is OUR job as Advocacy Leaders for the College to make sure this message is widely spread and acted upon.
There is a coordinated effort within the physician community to flood Capitol Hill with phone calls from all specialties pushing action. The reason we are using phone calls instead of emails through the SurgeonsVoice platform is that phone calls add a certain sense of urgency, and coordinated with many other physician societies, lends itself to a shorter term, more immediate strategy. (There will literally be an intern in each office tallying the number of calls on this issue, and the greater the number, the more likely the Representative will quickly take positive action.)YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED TODAY
We need your urgent help. Using the information below, please call your Representative and Senators and urge them to ensure action is taken immediately to repeal the SGR before Congress adjourns for the year.
BACKGROUNDThe physician community continues to urge Congress to pass The SGR Repeal and Medicare Payment Modernization Act (H.R. 4015/S. 2000) this year, however leaders in both the House and Senate have not yet committed to holding a vote on this critical legislation.Surgeons must keep the pressure on their Senators and Representatives to ensure leaders in both chambers make this is a high-priority issue, and bring this legislation to the floor this year.
Please call toll-free 1-877-996-4464 today.You will be asked to enter your home zip code and will then be connected to your Representative and Senators' offices. Once you are connected, tell them you are a constituent and leave your name, phone number, and address, along with the suggested message below.PHONE MESSAGE
“As a surgeon and as your constituent, I ask you to urge Congressional leaders to bring to the floor and enact H.R. 4015/S. 2000, The SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014, before the end of this year.”
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? CONTACT ACS ADVOCACY STAFF:
Washington Office Phone: 202-337-2701 or Email: email@example.comThank you for taking the time to take action on this critical issue. Please encourage your peers and your contacts to do the same.