We would like to thank those of you who attended and participated in the first Mountain Foot and Ankle Conference in Sun Valley last month. We had a great turn out and look forward to seeing many of you next year. A big thank you to our Exhibitors and Speakers for helping us make it an educational conference. For more information on our exhibitors, please visit our Resources Page.
Greetings and Happy New Year from Carroll Kratzer, DPM your APMA Legislative liaison.
APMA recently informed all members that the House of Representatives passed the VA Omnibus Bill HR 3016. The VA Provider Equity ACT was included in that large bill which saves money and includes our desired language providing podiatric physicians equity in the VA, The bill passed by a voice vote. It now goes to the Senate as S2175 which includes the VA Provider Equity Act.
Now is the time to contact your Senators on SB 2175 to encourage them to co sponsor this bill to help our veterans. Please encourage e- advocacy, phone calls to Senator’s offices, emails to your states congressional legislative aids in Washington. Whatever it takes from your members to get this important piece of legislation passed. Try grassroots when the Senators come home on a break.
On another note, if your officers in your states have changed such as APMAPAC rep or President please let me know so I can update. Please do not hesitate to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org, or call and leave me a voice mail and I will return call. Since I am a member of the HOD I hope to see many of you in Washington next month. Thank you all for all you do.
Carroll Kratzer DPM