Updated on April 2, 2009
The US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee invited AAN Board member Bruce Sigsbee, MD, FAAN, to testify on behalf of the Academy during a hearing focusing on health care quality and cost control on Thursday, April 2. Sigsbee testified about his experience as a practicing neurologist and the consequences of the current Medicare fee schedule. Sigsbee, nominated as President Elect of the AAN and AAN Professional Association, is the chair of the Governance Subcommittee and of BrainPAC.
AAN Board member Bruce Sigsbee, MD, FAAN, testifies on behalf of the Academy at the hearing "Making Health Care Work for American Families: Saving Money, Saving Lives." (photo credit: Charles Votaw)
This invitation was extended by both the majority and minority parties after Sigsbee met with key members of Congress before and during Neurology on the Hill.
For questions or comments, please contact Mike Amery, AAN Professional Association Legislative Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 349-4299.
Access the complete webcast (Dr. Sigsbee's testimony begins at 02:42:00).
The hearing, "Making Health Care Work for American Families: Saving Money, Saving Lives," was broadcast on the web.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this posting are those of the author only and do not represent the views of the American Academy of Neurology or any of its affiliated subsidiaries.
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