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Internists in Washington to discuss patient and professional issues in meetings on Capitol Hill
Date:6/11/2012

Washington Nearly 400 internal medicine physicians and medical students from 44 states and the District of Columbia gathered in Washington today for the annual American College of Physicians (ACP) Services Leadership Day on Capitol Hill. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, the program is recognized as being highly effective in increasing the visibility of internal medicine issues on Capitol Hill and building leaders who are trained to advocate for the College's positions throughout the year.

"I welcome all of you here today because I know that you believe, like me, that being a good physician requires more than knowing about the latest treatments," David L. Bronson, MD, FACP, president of ACP, told Leadership Day attendees today. "It is also important to be an advocate for the best public policies. They are policies that benefit our patients and are in accordance with the highest standards of our profession."

Following an intensive day of in-depth learning of the issues, how best to talk with Members of Congress about those issues, and how to follow up after a Hill visit, the delegates will go to the Hill to tell their "real-life" stories on Thursday. This year, they will concentrate their messages on the effects budget cuts and sequestration will have on their patients and practices; payment reform, especially the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), and their support of the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act, H.R. 5707; and health courts.

Specifically, attendees will be asking their members of Congress and Senators to:

Ensure sufficient funding for highly effective and critically important public health, workforce, and medical research programs, while reducing federal health spending in a responsible way by focusing on the real cost drivers. The internal medicine physicians and medical students will urge Congress to reverse scheduled automatic (budget sequestration) cuts in highly effective and critically important pr
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Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
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