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Advocacy & Health Policy: ACOG Government Affairs Roundup

ACOG Government Affairs works with state and federal lawmakers on a wide array of issues of importance to you and your patients:

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  • The ACOG Section Council to the AMA House of Delegates, led by Chair Carol Brown, MD and Co-Chair Steve Fleischman, MD, won adoption of AMA support for including ob-gyn in the Medicaid to Medicare parity bump program.
  • Help get your patients covered with new ACOG Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment tools, including the Get Insured Today for a Healthier Tomorrow flier and Things to Think About When Choosing a Health Plan pamphlet. Remember, your patients must select a plan by December 15 to be covered on January 1. People who picked a plan during the previous open enrollment can shop for a new plan between November 15 and December 15.
  • The winners of Ob-GynPAC’s Capito/al Cup competition are District III, winning the Capitol Cup for highest participation, and District IV, winning the Capital Cup for raising more than $27,365. Thank you to everyone who participated. Your generous contributions help safeguard our specialty, your practice, and your patients.
  • Early registration is open for ACOG’s 33rd Annual Congressional Leadership Conference, the President’s Conference, in Washington, DC, March 8–10, 2015. Participants will learn to communicate with legislators at federal and state levels and gain valuable knowledge from Washington insiders about legislation that affects our specialty and patients. Click here to register.
  • ACOG Executive Vice President and CEO Hal Lawrence, MD, led a discussion at the AMA House of Delegates about the importance of collaborative training and practice. Dr. Lawrence told a packed audience about ACOG President Jennings’ Collaborative Practice Task Force, which brings together all players in women’s health to chart a path for enhanced care delivery. 

You can stay up to date and learn much more about ACOG’s legislative advocacy by subscribing to our free weekly ACOG News.

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