Neurology Takes Big Step Forward on Capitol Hill: Contact Your Senators to Help Ensure Success

March 18, 2011

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The AAN has been successful in getting legislation introduced that will provide a 10-percent Medicare payment bonus that many neurologists would be qualified to receive. The Academy is asking all US members to contact their senators and ask them to co-sponsor this neurology bill.

This comes after our advocacy efforts led Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to introduce S.597, which will add neurology to the list of physicians eligible for the primary care incentive in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This has been a top priority of the Academy since neurology’s omission from the health care reform bill.

Recently, 129 of your colleagues advocated for this issue during Neurology on the Hill. Make your voice heard along with theirs by sending an email today!

Contact your senators now!

For more information, contact Mike Amery, AAN Legislative Counsel, at mamery@aan.com.