Add your voice to the combined advocacy effort against reductions in CV codes, particularly ablation procedures. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced its CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule that will:
FCACC and ACC do not agree with or accept these proposed reductions and will continue advocating aggressively with our sister societies against their enactment, which is scheduled for January 1, 2023. Utilize ACC's Action Alert system (Action Alerts - American College of Cardiology (acc.org) to share your opposition to these reductions through comments to the Agency before the comment period closes September 6.
Dear PaACC Chapter Colleagues,
Before updating you on PaACC chapter activities, a note about the recent Supreme Court decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe vs. Wade. The PaACC shares the ACC’s deep concerns, expressed in this statement, about the implications of this decision on the ability for patients and clinicians to engage in free, unfettered, critical shared discussions and pursue previously available health care options to protect maternal health, especially giving the growing maternal health – and maternal cardiovascular health - crisis in this state and country. Moving forward, the PaACC will continue to work with the ACC and the larger House of Medicine to address policies and laws threatening or criminalizing patient and clinician discussions on evidence-based, equitable maternal cardiovascular care. Additionally, the ACC’s Cardio-Obstetrics Workgroup has and is developing a series of tools, including this 5-part Focus Seminar published in JACC, to help support you in caring for women of reproductive age with cardiovascular disease – we will share more of these materials as they become available. Finally, we welcome your engagement in developing PaACC educational and advocacy activities in promoting maternal cardiovascular health – email email@example.com if you would like to get involved.
A few notes about PaACC activities this summer:
Finally, congratulations to all our fellows-in-training graduating from their training programs across the state this week! Please do keep in touch with us and make sure to update your contact info, especially your email address, at ACC.org. If you haven’t already, apply to be an FACC – it is easy. free to apply using promo code MyFACC, and only takes few minutes to complete the application! More info here.
As always, check out our website atwww.pcacc.org, follow us on Twitter @PAChapterACC, and please reach out any time via firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, ideas, needs or if you would like to get involved in PaACC activities.Srinath Adusumalli, MD, MSHP, MBMI, FACC
President, PaACCGovernor, Eastern PA
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Microaggressions, Bias & Toxicity: Navigating Difficult Interactions in Cardiology 4 Part Series
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Critical Care Cardiology:
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2022 Pennsylvania Legislative Session Updates
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