Government Affairs & Health Policy: ACOG Legislative Leaders Convene in Washington, DC
ACOG’s Government Affairs Committee met at the beginning of the month to consider ACOG’s 2014 successes and challenges and its 2015 legislative priorities and innovations. The committee discussed top-priority issues related to Medicare and Medicaid payments, medical liability reform, graduate medical education, workforce, and research. The group considered dynamic new ways to bring Fellows and Junior Fellows into advocacy work in the U.S. capitol and the statehouses. They also determined how best to recognize and highlight the great work of some of ACOG’s best advocates.
In conjunction with the committee meeting, three of ACOG’s top advocates took to the Hill urging Congress to repeal the SGR now, with no more patches! Barbara Levy, MD, FACOG, ACOG’s vice president, health policy, joined ACOG Government Affairs Committee members Lynn Coslett-Charlton, MD, FACOG; Barry Smith, MD, FACOG; and Patricia Miller, MD, FACOG. It was a full day of meetings in the House and Senate.
Thank you to each member of the committee for your engagement and thoughtful leadership. Here is a PDF that lists the members of ACOG’s Government Affairs Committee.