Monday Sep 13, 2010
Tools to help you advocate
Use the AAFP's Medicare Action Tool Kit to advocate for yourself and for family medicine.
The tool kit includes:
- a fact sheet on the Medicare physician payment issue, which includes talking points and tips;
- a sample letter you can give to your patients, enlisting their help in contacting Congress to urge an extension of the temporary patch and a permanent solution that will preserve their access to your services; and
- a sample letter patients can send to their U.S. Senators and Representatives, urging them to act on Medicare physician payment.
Please use these tools as we gear up for a full-court press on the Medicare physician payment issue this fall. Every voice -- that of you and your patients -- must be heard. Together we can make a difference.