AAO advocacy day reaps rewards on Capitol Hill

June 2004
Ophthalmology Times;6/1/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p45
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Reports that the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) held its 7th annual Advocacy Day in April 2004 and benefited from lobbying between ophthalmologists and members of Congress. Patient safety concerns of ophthalmologists over ocular surgery being performed by non-surgeons within the Veterans Affairs health system; Lobbying effort of delegates for a solution to the sustainable growth rate flaw in the physician Medicare Fee Schedule.


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