North Carolina Neurologists go to Capitol Hill

A delegation from the NCNS participated in this year’s “Neurology on the Hill” event hosted by the American Academy of Neurology.  On February 28th, the group went to Capitol Hill to meet with North Carolina’s Senate members and their staff.

Participating from North Carolina were

  • Alan Finkel, MD, / Chapel Hill
  • Michael Kushner, MD / Rocky Mount
  • Robert Yapundich, MD, NCNS Past President / Hickory
  • Alan Skipper / NCNS Executive Director

 NC Neurologists on Capitol Hill

Alan Skipper, Michael Kushner, MD, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) and Robert Yapundich, MD on Capitol Hill

The two primary issues addressed with members of Congress included

  1. Medicare reimbursement – classifying neurology as a cognitive care provider
  2. Support for NIH research funding

For more on the Academy’s advocacy initiatives, go to:  www.aan.com/go/advocacy.

 

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