On February 27, 2024, a delegation of neurologists from North Carolina visited Capitol Hill to advocate for some key issues impacting medicine. Their day, which included stops at each of our state’s Senate and House offices, focused on:

Medicare – Reversal of the 3.37% cut in physician payment

Medicare – Updating the physician payment formula to allow for an annual inflationary adjustment

Step Therapy – Relief from insurers’ unsubstantiated delays in approved care

Research – Funding to help advance research and therapies for treating neurologic diseases

The Washington, DC fly-in was hosted by the American Academy of Neurology and North Carolina’s advocates included:

Robert Armstrong, MD
Asheville Neurology Specialists / Asheville

Zahra Cain-Akbar, DO
Harnett Health / Wade

Amy Guzik, MD, FAAN
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist / Winston Salem

Casey Jeffreys, MD
Raleigh Neurology / Raleigh

Maria Minor, MD
Duke University Medical Center / Durham

W. Alan Skipper, CAE
NC Medical Society & NC Neurological Society / Raleigh

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