Indiana-ACC in DC

Indiana-ACC members headed to Washington, DC for the 2017 ACC Legislative Conference held September 10-12, 2017.

The message that members carried to Capitol Hill included:

  • Cosponsor H.R. 1155/S. 1361, a bill that would expand access to cardiac rehabilitation by allowing physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
  • Foster innovation and research through increased funding for the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Ease administrative burden on clinicians by exercising oversight of QPP implementation, streamlining electronic health record (EHR) requirements, supporting H.R. 3120, a bill that would ease meaningful use requirements, and facilitating smooth transition to new payment models.