Hopefully you saw that late last week, the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act (S. 2556) was introduced in the Senate. This bipartisan legislation would improve access to, and quality of, orthotic and prosthetic care while simultaneously combating fraud and abuse. The bill is identical to legislation introduced in the House in March.
To move this legislation forward, we need to garner as much support as possible for it. Please write to your Senators and urge them to support this important legislation – simply enter your information on the AOPAvotes platform, personalize the letter as you see fit – it’s important to tell YOUR story – and click send.
In addition to asking your Senators to sponsor the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act, please also take a few minutes to reach out to your Representative following the same steps and ask them to support H.R. 1990 if they aren’t already.
Finally, as you are using the AOPAvotes platform to send letters to your Senators and Representatives, be sure to utilize the automated Twitter campaign. Every Member of Congress has a Twitter account making it a great way to ask for their support.
Doing these three things will take just a few minutes and will go a long way in securing passage of this legislation. If Members of Congress do not hear from you, they will not know how important this legislation is to your businesses and more importantly, your patients
If you have any questions, contact Ashlie White AOPA’s Director of Health Policy and Strategic Alliances, at awhite@AOPAnet.org.
Thank you for your efforts, they really do make a difference!