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  December 10, 2020

AGA partakes in virtual congressional fly-in for specialty medicine

Eleven AGA members represented our specialty at the Alliance of Specialty Medicine's annual congressional fly-in.
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Thank you to the following members who joined us to advocate for some of the most pressing issues facing gastroenterology and our patients at the 2020 Alliance of Specialty Medicine virtual fly-in. Our advocates met with 11 House and Senate offices to push for preventing cuts to Medicare reimbursement, passing COVID-19 relief, reducing prior authorization burdens and minimizing the strict constraints of step therapy protocols.

  • Rotonya M. Carr, MD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
  • Simon C. Mathews, MD, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Maged Rizk, MD, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Yamini Natarajan, MD, Houston, Texas
  • Shazia M. Siddique, MD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sarah E. Streett, MD, Orinda, California
  • Steven L. Carpenter, MD, Savannah, Georgia
  • Claudia B. Gruss, MD, Redding, Connecticut
  • Dale R. Bachwich, MD, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Sadeea Q. Abbasi, MD, Santa Monica, California
  • Anthony Sofia, MD, Portland, Oregon


Join us and your colleagues in advocating for our year-end policy priorities:

The Alliance of Specialty Medicine is a coalition of national medical societies representing specialty physicians in the U.S.

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