HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Physician and congressional leaders convene on Capitol Hill

(Washington, DC) Today, the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), along with the Chief Executive Officers of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), met with House and Senate Democratic and Republican Leadership. During the meetings the groups discussed legislative strategies aimed at reforming the flawed Medicare physician payment formula. Combined, the organizations represent more than 300,000 physicians nationwide.

Physicians need some degree of stability and predictability to make the investments in technology and in practice improvement that our patients expect, said Rick Kellerman, M.D., president, American Academy of Family Physicians. Our intent here today was to get assurances that Congress will get to the hard work of replacing the broken payment formula for the sake of the physicians and the patients they serve.

We all agree that the pay for is complex, but mechanisms exist to support the creation of a package that provides positive, stable and predictable Medicare payment updates and provides a pathway to repeal of the SGR, said John Tooker, M.D., CEO, American College of Physicians.

As Congress returns from Fourth of July Congressional Recess, the groups agree that it is time for the House and Senate to begin some heavy lifting and address the issues impacting the stability of the Medicare program in an open, timely fashion. The groups remain concerned that the continuation of the current physician payment system, even with congressional interventions, is a pathway to decreased participation in the Medicare program and, ultimately, decreased accesses to health care for beneficiaries.

We are not nave in believing that accomplishing our goal will be easy. We recognize that this is a complicated and expensive issue. However, the complexity and cost of a solution should not be obstacles to reform, said John Crosby, JD, Executive Director, Ameri
'"/>

Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
10-Jul-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
2. Physician-researchers often less successful in obtaining NIH funding
3. High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians
4. American College of Physicians commends introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act
5. Physicians should be able to review performance rates before release
6. American College of Physicians releases new patient education resources
7. American College of Physicians commends MedPAC support for physician-directed care coordination
8. Physicians need to be advocates for prisoners health
9. Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road
10. Importance of personal health records draws support of American College of Physicians
11. American College of Physicians publishes Stroke

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Physician and congressional leaders convene Capitol Hill

(Date:5/29/2015)... Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health ... hospitals in the nation to join the ... and work toward achieving the Baby-Friendly USA© designation. ... on maternity care practices leading to Baby-Friendly designation. ... Prevention, EMPower is aimed at increasing breastfeeding rates ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... On May 21, 2015, Elle Magazine in article titled ... Botox ?” reported on the four most commonly searched beauty ... to determine these results and then sought expert help to ... example, is how to keep neck skin tight . ... the appropriate age to start receiving Botox injections . ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... The Healthcare Delivery Institute at HORNE ... Training Program (ATP) in Healthcare Delivery Improvement. The ... health care organization ranging from clinicians to CFOs, ... quality improvement in the health care environment. The ... internationally recognized Advanced Training Program at Intermountain Healthcare. ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 The print component of ... circulation of approximately 250,000 and an estimated readership of ... vast social media strategy, and across a network of ... digital version of the campaign, click here. ... publication. Inside, the actress, model and producer details her ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Shaila Jiwa, a physiotherapist from Burnaby ... stated in a new announcement that patients of urinary ... commonly seen as a tabooed topic to talk about ... like Shaila Jiwa try to encourage people to come ... is a condition that can be classified under two ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Abington Hospital Selected to Join Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative 2Health News:Botox, Wrinkles and Double Chins: The Most-Asked Beauty Problems According to Google 2Health News:HORNE LLP’s Healthcare Delivery Institute Graduates Class from the Advanced Training Program 2Health News:Patients of Urinary Incontinence Should Not "Hide And Suffer," States Physiotherapist from Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015  The annual customer satisfaction survey of ... EMR as #1 across all specialties. Every year, ... conducts a poll of EHR users and publishes an ... Praxis EMR topped 348 other systems, ... based criteria used by Black Book. In addition to ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 /CNW/ - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or ... is delighted to announce its financial results for ... includes revenue for three months of $2,180,276 and ... advanced wound care product sales for the three ... to $1,742,672 compared to $1,400,065 for the same ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) ... 3, global, randomized, placebo-controlled trials evaluating AMG 416, ... hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease ... endpoint, demonstrating that a greater proportion of patients ... than 30 percent reduction in parathyroid hormone (PTH) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Praxis EMR Ranks #1 for Physician Satisfaction in Black Book's 2015 Survey of Solo and Small Practices 2Covalon Announces Strong Second Quarter Results 2Covalon Announces Strong Second Quarter Results 3Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 2Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 3Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 4Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 5Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 6Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 7
Cached News: