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Leadership Day - this grassroots political advocacy initiative brings members of the college together to visit in Washington, D.C to address and speak on behalf of the key advocacy priorities for the college.

                                     

TAIM advocacy: Texas capitol

                             

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2015 Texas Legislative Priorities

1. Restore funding to the Primary Care Preceptorship Programs (including the General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program, GIMSPP) in the amount of $4 Million Per Biennium

2. GME Funding/Workforce in Texas
       
3. Medicaid Pay Parity

4. Administrative burdens in patient care

February 25, 2015
KXAN News Austin - Interview

Check out news footage of Dr. Alejandro Moreno (TXACP President) and Dr. Chase Maxwell, sharing the need to reinstate funding for the Primary Care Preceptorship Program.



Medicaid Primary Care Pay Parity Program 

ACP National launches efforts to influence members of Congress to enact legislation this year that will extend the Medicaid Primary Care Pay Parity program under current law for an additional two years beyond its Dec. 31, 2014 sunset date. Legislation 

to that effect has been introduced in the Senate by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patty Murray (D-WA), the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act, S. 2694. Members are encouraged to request of your senators that they cosponsor S.2694 and of your representatives that they introduce the companion bill in the House. 

ACP National has developed the following report indicating the impact of the program in Texas and why it should be extended.

Texas Chapter Report


Join your colleagues in the ACP and represent Texas at Leadership Day in Washington, D.C. -May

The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians Services (TXACP Services) invites you to participate in the annual Leadership Day on Capitol Hill. This grassroots political advocacy initiative brings members of the college together to visit in Washington, D.C to address and speak on behalf of the key advocacy priorities for the college. Your participation as an Advocate for ACP throughout the legislative process-from subcommittee to committee to chamber votes, and Leadership Day helps to advance these key priorities and increase the possibility of a successful outcome.

A limited number of travel stipends are awarded to first-time attending physicians, residents and medical students to help offset your expenses for travel. Travel stipends in the amount of $500 will be awarded to up to seven TXACP members. Travel stipends in the amount of up to $1,500 will be awarded to up to four Medical Student or Resident Members. To be eligible for these stipends, you must agree/confirm the following:
 
You have registered for and will attend all ACP Leadership Day Activities
You are a first-time attendee
You are an ACP Member, Resident or Medical Student
You will submit a travel expense form with applicable receipts 
To write Thank You letters to the offices you visited within two weeks of attending Leadership Day
 
Medical Students and Residents, in addition to the terms above: 
• You will participate in all aspects of Leadership Day 
You will be required to attend the briefing session starting at 8:30am on Wednesday morning. In addition, there is a Happy Hour Reception that you are also invited to attend.
You will submit to the Texas Chapter Office a personal account of your experience at Leadership Day and recap the highlights of your meeting,  who you met with and the specific actions the Member(s) committed to taking. Please limit to 250 words. This information may be shared with your fellow members.
 
First-time attendees: Leadership Day Travel Stipend Application (please note, this application is available on a first come, first serve basis)
FUNDING FOR 2018 HAS BEEN ALLOCATED. BY FILLING OUT THE FORM, YOU WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST FOR FUNDING

 


 

Advocacy Contact

Nicole Abbott
Texas Chapter of the ACP Services
Office Phone: (512) 370-1528
E-mail: nicole.abbott@texmed.org

 

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