Thank you to all who participated in ACA’s Virtual Day on the Hill! From accounts we’ve received, the day went well and a lot of good conversation was had with congressional members and staff.
Two important items on your “To Do” list:
- Debrief: Please put any pertinent information about each meeting in the “NOTES” section of your meeting module. The modules will be open until COB Wednesday March 2, so please put any information we should know about your meeting in that space. Notes on your meetings will help us as we talk to these offices throughout the year, so please take a few moments to enter anything you think we should know.
- Follow-up: Also important. Please be sure to follow-up with folks you met with. This goes a long way in “keeping their feet to the fire.” Additionally, if you haven’t heard back from them within two weeks, forward the email you originally sent, and tell them you “really look forward to hearing from them.” Below is a great example of a follow-up email, courtesy of Dr. Jodi Dorpinghaus:
Thank you for taking the time to meet with members of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) during our Virtual Lobby Day. As we noted during the meeting, we hope your office will cosponsor, the legislation that may be introduced in the Senate, within the next few weeks. This measure will allow chiropractors to provide their entire range of services to Medicare beneficiaries under the chiropractor’s state licensure.
You had mentioned you would love to see details of potential bill and do your due diligence, before it is dropped. I have copied John Falardeau in to this email. He would be happy to assist you in finding the information you are looking for!
If you have any questions, please contact John Falardeau ([email protected]) and Steve Kline ([email protected]) in the ACA Government Relations office. Again, we greatly appreciate your time, and we hope you will cosponsor this important bill to Medicare patients and the chiropractic community.
Jodi Dorpinghaus, DC, CCSP
MN Delegate, ACA
Questions? Contact [email protected]
More information: www.HR2654.org