Senator talks surprise billing

November 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 10

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) (center), pictured with Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, AAO-HNS/F President-Elect, and Gavin Setzen, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President.

The AAO-HNS was pleased to host U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) as the guest speaker at an Advocacy Breakfast during the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience on September 16 in New Orleans. Dr. Cassidy, the state’s senior senator, has been a strong ally for the physician community and a bold leader on healthcare issues impacting the house of medicine. He shared his thoughts on the growing debate surrounding remedies for surprise medical bills and drug pricing reforms. Senator Cassidy also provided his perspective on the need for increased transparency in our healthcare system.

The Academy continues to work with Senator Cassidy and other Congressional champions on a sensible solution to surprise billing, as well as audiology direct access legislation and other important issues being debated in Congress.