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MEDICAL SPECIALTY CALL-IN CAMPAIGN TO U.S. SENATE

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 11/9/2007 2:47:59 PM

FIX MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE CUTS ACA has joined forces with other national medical specialty societies and we need YOUR HELP. We have orchestrated a call-in campaign designed to send a resounding message to Senate offices that we will not accept cuts to the 2008-2009 physician fee schedule. The impact of this campaign depends on YOU. Beginning Jan. 1, 2008, cuts will be made to Medicare physician payments resulting in a 15 percent decrease over two years. Earlier, the House passed legislation that would provide for 0.5 percent updates in 2008 and 2009. Now, while the Senate is drafting their bill to address Medicare issues, is the time for ACA members to weigh-in. Use the AMA Toll-Free Grassroots Hotline 1-800-833-6354 to call your Senators on NOV. 6, 7, or 8 and urge them to include positive Medicare physician payment updates in their Medicare package. IMPORTANT: Please also use the ACA Legislative Action Center to make your voice heard. Click here to send your message electronically! The success of this call to action is dependent on the number of calls made. Encourage your patients and colleagues to take action!

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