Legislators want to hear from their constituents. When it comes to healthcare, physicians are the experts! NYACP offers the opportunity to get involved in advocacy with other like-minded physicians. During Advocacy Week 2022, the Chapter will unfold a daily advocacy activity that provides a simple way to get involved and helps increase awareness of various NYACP priorities being discussed this year in the New York State Legislature.
Each morning of Advocacy Week, the link for the day will go live (green) with new information.
Hear about first hand experiences from members sharing tips for starting out and information about 2022 topics of interest.
Send a letter to elected officials to urge action on pending legislation.
NYACP supports pending legislation in NY to waive pre-authorization requirements for patient care recommended by physicians in instances where common referrals are approved more than 90% of the time.
Physicians are expert voices. Legislators need to hear the expert stories to make informed decisions.Your help is needed to urge legislative action this session.
In just 60 seconds, you can send a letter to all of your elected officials in support of this legislation.
Send a message now.
Hear Paula Lester, MD, FACP describe how NYACP's Geriatric Task Force secured a seat on the NY State Re-imagining Long Term Care Task Force.
Learn more about NYACP's priority issues and get tips for meeting with your NYS elected officials.
One issue that was pending will diminish the clinical experience for patients and physicians:
This NYACP priority issue has passed both the NYS Senate and Assembly despite strong opposition by the Chapter. A Call-to-Action Alert will be sent to all members when it is time for physicians to contact Governor Hochul with an important message as to why this bill (A.6056/S.5956) must be vetoed.
Follow the Chapter on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to hear about advocacy day experiences.
Did you get a chance to listen to our 3 new advocacy-related podcasts? If not, then make plans to hear directly from our advocacy interns and physician leaders about recent experiences and successes. Listen here.
Did you join NYACP in its Call to Action to support a bill to create a PreAuthorization Gold Card for physicians? If not, there’s still time. So far, 148 letters have been sent to NYS Senators and Assembly Members requesting support for legislation. The bill would expedite health care for patients in instances where a physician’s preauthorization requests are routinely approved by health insurance carriers by exempting the physician from securing preauthorization for common referrals. Expediting patient care and reducing a bit of administrative burden – a win-win! If you haven’t sent your letter yet, please do today through the Chapter’s Grassroots Advocacy Center. There is a prepared letter with the option to personalize. Send your letter now.
NYACP Leaders and Health and Public Policy Committee members met with elected officials to discuss and request support for the following bills:
The 8 meetings included:
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