Dr. Arthur Apolinario Joins AMA Campaign to Fix Medicare

Former North Carolina Medical Society President Dr. Arthur Apolinario adds his voice to the fight to fix the Medicare payment system in a new ad.

In the advertisement currently running on social media, Apolinario says, “You have all the physicians of the United States speaking as one voice and making sure the message gets heard.”

The American Medical Association National Advocacy Conference is currently underway in Washington, DC.  One of the top agenda items is pushing Congress to pass legislation to reverse the 3.37 percent Medicare physician payment cuts that took effect on January 1, 2024.  The AMA says failure to reverse the cuts will be harmful to the continued viability of physician practices and their ability to care for patients.

The NCMS currently has several members at the conference including NCMS Vice President of External Affairs Alan Skipper, NCMS President Dr. Eileen Raynor, NCMS Board of Directors member Dr. Karen Smith, and NCMS AMA Delegate Dr. Mary Ann Contogiannis.

To see Dr. Apolinario’s ad click here.


Here is the list of the North Carolina Medical Society AMA Delegates:

E. Rebecca Hayes, MD (January 1, 2023 -December 31, 2024)
Mary Ann Contogiannis, MD (January 1, 2024-December 31, 2025)
Justin Hurie, MD (January 1, 2024-December 31, 2025)
Darlyne Menscer, MD (January 1, 2023 -December 31, 2024)
Karen L. Smith, MD (January 1, 2023 -December 31, 2024)
Roy Syracuse, MD (January 1, 2023 -December 31, 2024)