We are asking all CSPR/AACVPR members to contact their own local Representative
To give Missy and Julie the best chance for success in Washington, DC, March 2 – 3, Day On The Hill (DOTH) 2020, we are asking all CSPR/AACVPR members to contact their own local Representative. (It's easy to lookup up your Representative with just your zip code.)
During the Day On The Hill (DOTH) 2019 AACVPR members found that all Representatives were very receptive to the Site of Service Bill but they really listened to their own state’s constituents.
The GOAL: Visit all 55 offices to ask for bill sign-on
There is true power in numbers! How amazing would it be for Missy and Julie to walk into those offices, and be able to say: “Hundreds of your constituents have sent letters to you about this bill.” With your help we can get H.R.4838 passed and behind us so AACVPR can move forward on the next Medicare need!
Once you are on your Representative’s web page, simply click on the email icon. You can copy and paste the following statement or feel free to formulate your own or use AACVPR's customizable letters.
“I am asking if you will support H.R.4838 SOS Site of Service Bill with your sign-on. This bill will remove a barrier that prevents many cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs from growing to provide access to more patients. On March 2 and 3, 2020, the cardiac and pulmonary rehab organization AACVPR is sending two individuals to Washington, DC, to speak on my behalf, Missy Von Luehrte (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Julie Rounds (email@example.com). They would like to meet with you or your healthcare advisor to discuss this important bill. Would you please consider scheduling a meeting?”
Please Continue to Lobby, Lobby, Lobby
Learn more about Day on the Hill (DOTH) and H.R.4838 - SOS: Sustaining Outpatient Services Act.
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We Appreciate Your Continued Support!
Grassroots - YOU ROCK!
AACVPR members are demonstrating an understanding of the importance of improving access for cardiac and pulmonary patients and the financial necessity to expand space and capacity without being forced to take a 40%+ cut in reimbursement.
To date, over 1,974 letters, tweets, and Facebook posts have been sent to US House of Representatives members, asking for support of H.R. 4838. Take Action! This request is coming from CR and PR practitioners, physician champions and medical directors, hospital administrations, and most importantly, patients who are grateful they received the benefits of cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation and want others to have the same opportunity. Template letters that can be personalized are posted for each of these groups.
A companion bill will soon be introduced in the US Senate. You’ll then be asked to send a letter to each of your two US Senators, again utilizing an AACVPR template letter, personalizing it as you wish.
With enough support in Congress over the next 2-3 weeks, this bill could even conceivably be attached to a larger, year-end Medicare package. Every Congressional sponsor name on this bill is valuable.
Thank you for all you’re doing for your profession and for your patients.
AACVPR has made it easy to become an advocate for CR and PR services with pre-drafted, customizable letters to contact your U.S. House representative and advocate for bill HR 4838. Just 5 minutes and one letter could make a huge difference!