AK-ACEP engaged with legislators over the last year as healthcare politics have become hot issues. Last year we supported Rep. Grenn’s bill to eliminate balance billing when the 80th percentile rule was maintained. This bill did not make it through the process and we expect it as well as competing bills to be introduced the next legislative session.
We have again been invited to the Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) Juneau legislative fly-in session, Feb. 26-27, 2019. This is a great opportunity for us to meet in Juneau, spend time with our legislators and connect with colleagues. You don’t want to miss this!
If you have not already, please make time this summer to connect with your state legislators – meet them for coffee or invite them to tour your ED. Take time to build a personal relationship with your lawmakers before we need their help on healthcare issues. Visit the Alaska State Legislature website for more information.