It was a busy - and successful - day at the Capitol for CSMS physicians today.
In addition to meetings with state representative and senators, CSMS physicians heard presentations from the American College of Surgeons, the State Comptroller, and the Senate President and Minority Leader.
L-R: Gary Price, MD; Kathleen LaVorgna, MD; guest speaker Patrick Bailey, MD of ACS; Scott Ellner, DO; Valerie Vitale, MD
Yale Primary Care Residents
Senate President Martin Looney and Minority Leader Len Fasano co-chair the Bipartisan Roundtable on Hospitals and Healthcare, and gave testimony before the Public Health Committee on bills proposed by the Roundtable. Sens. Looney and Fasano shared a summary of their testimony with CSMS members at lunch; you can view it here.
L-R: CSMS President Bob Russo, MD; Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano; Senate President Martin Looney; CSMS EVP/CEO Matt Katz
Rounding out the day, CSMS physician leaders went on to provide live testimony on twelve separate bills (a new one-day record for CSMS live testimony).
Here's a quick peek inside Physicians' Day 2015:
Thanks to all the CSMS members who participated - as many of our speakers noted, physician advocacy can make a difference!