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Monday, May 10, 2010


Have you signed the Stop the Medicare Meltdown petition yet? Have you asked your friends, family, and neighbors to sign it? If not, please do so today. Watch this short video from TMA President Sue Bailey, MD, and share it with your colleagues. During the next three weeks, Congress again will debate the fate of the faulty payment formula Medicare uses to pay you. Act now and sign the petition. Let Congress know you and your patients are watching its every action and care deeply about this issue. Congress members keep telling us that physicians don’t care because they never hear from you. Let’s prove to Congress that physicians and patients DO care. TMA is asking every physician to sign the petition. After you sign it, ask your friends, family, and neighbors to sign it until you get 10 signatures or more. If you belong to civic groups, take the petition with you to meetings. We must get 1 million signatures by May 31. If you want hard copies of the petition, call Pam Udall at TMA (800) 880-1300, ext. 1382, or download one from the TMA website (PDF). Note: Due to HIPAA regulations, we recommend that you not collect signatures directly from your patients nor use patient lists to disseminate this information without first having a HIPAA-compliant patient authorization to do so. You can post this flyer (PDF) in your waiting room.

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