Capitol Chronicle

September 2023

Advocacy Engagement with Congressman Don Davis

Congress’ recent recess afforded the opportunity of scheduling in-district meetings with those who represent North Carolina in the US House of Representatives. One such meeting was with first-term member representing North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, Rep. Don Davis.  Rep. Davis was elected in 2022, having served in the N.C. Senate.

Meeting participants included:  Lacy Hobgood, MD / Greenville, NC; Jennifer Parker-Cote, MD / Greenville, NC; Martha Chesnutt, MD / Rocky Mount, NC; Robert Frere, MD / Greenville, NC; and W. Alan Skipper, CAE / NCMS Vice President, External Affairs.

Issues discussed included:

  • Medicare Physician Payment Reform – inflationary adjustment
  • Prior Authorization relief for patients and physicians
  • Step Therapy’s impact on patient care and outcomes
  • Workforce needs for North Carolina


Pictured: Hobgood, Frere, Davis, Parker-Cote, Chesnutt, Skipper


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