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March 16, 2015

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The Honorable John A. Boehner
Speaker
U.S. House of Representatives
232 U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Speaker Boehner:

The undersigned state and national medical associations strongly urge you to repeal the failed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula before the expiration of the current payment patch. During the 113th Congress, the three committees of jurisdiction produced a bipartisan, bicameral SGR replacement policy with unanimous support. This accomplishment was unprecedented in the long history of efforts to eliminate the SGR. Our physician members were deeply disappointed that enactment of these policies was not achieved before the 113th Congress adjourned. We urge you, therefore, to build upon the considerable efforts of the previous Congress and enact legislation that is consistent with those broadly supported policies.

Last year’s efforts to reform the Medicare physician payment system far exceeded previous attempts to repeal the flawed SGR formula. Through months of hard work, a policy was developed that won not only bipartisan congressional support but also widespread support from organized medicine. That proposal would not only eliminate the dysfunctional SGR formula, but also create new pathways for physicians to participate in alternative payment and health care delivery models that emphasize value over volume and have the demonstrated potential of reducing long-term spending growth across the Medicare program. These policies represent the most significant structural reforms to the Medicare program in many years and replicate many of the opportunities for maximizing quality and reducing costs that are being successfully implemented in the private sector.

It is our fervent hope that the bipartisan, bicameral polices developed by the previous Congress will be advanced and, under your leadership, enacted into law. We urge you and all members of the House and Senate to take the necessary steps to achieve this long standing goal.

Sincerely,

American Medical Association
AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Dermatology Association
American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Home Care Medicine
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Osteopathy
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Association for Hand Surgery
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Broncho-Esophagological Association
American College of Cardiology
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians Government Services Chapter
American College of Mohs Surgery
American College of Nuclear Medicine
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
American College of Osteopathic Internists
American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American College of Phlebology
American College of Physicians
American College of Preventive Medicine
American College of Radiology
American College of Rheumatology
American College of Surgeons
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Gastroenterological Association
American Geriatrics Society
American Neurotology Society
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic Association of Medical Informatics
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
American Osteopathic College of Proctology
American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
American Otological Society
American Psychiatric Association
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
American Society for Clinical Pathology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
American Society for Radiation Oncology
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society of Addiction Medicine
American Society of Bariatric Physicians
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Echocardiography
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Society of Neuroradiology
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Spinal Injury Association
American Thoracic Society
American Urogynecologic Society
American Urological Association
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Association of Black Cardiologists
Association of Otolaryngology Administrators
Cervical Spine Research Society
College of American Pathologists
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Digestive Health Physicians Association
Heart Failure Society of America
Hip Society
Infectious Diseases Society of America
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
Knee Society
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
Medical Group Management Association
Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
National Association of Medical Examiners
National Association of Spine Specialists
North American Spine Society
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Renal Physicians Association
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Scoliosis Research Society
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Society for Vascular Surgery
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Society of Hospital Medicine
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of University Otolaryngologists
Large Urology Group Practice Association
Medical Association of the State of Alabama
ACOG Alabama Section
Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
Alabama Academy of Radiology
Alabama Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Alabama Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Alabama Medical Directors Association
Alabama Orthopaedic Society
Alabama Society for the Rheumatic Diseases
Alabama Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
American College of Physicians Alabama Chapter
Neurosurgical Society of Alabama
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Southern States Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Alaska State Medical Association
ACOG Alaska Section
Alaska Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Alaska Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Alaska Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Alaska Society of Pathologists
American College of Physicians Alaska Chapter
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
Arizona Medical Association
ACOG Arizona Section
American College of Physicians Arizona Chapter
Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Arizona Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Arizona Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Arizona Psychiatric Society
Arizona Radiological Society
Arizona Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Arizona Society of Pathologists
Arizona United Rheumatology Alliance
Phoenix Society of Gastroenterology
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
Arkansas Medical Society
ACOG Arkansas Section
American College of Physicians Arkansas Chapter
Arkansas Chapter American Academy of Family Physicians
Arkansas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Arkansas Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Arkansas Ophthalmological Society
Arkansas Psychiatric Society
Arkansas Radiological Society
Arkansas Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Arkansas State Rheumatology Association
Arkansas Urologic Society
California Medical Association
ACOG California Section
American College of Physicians Services California Chapter
American College of Physicians California Southern Region II Chapter
American College of Physicians California Southern Region III Chapter
Association of Northern California Oncologists
California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
California Academy of Family Physicians
California Association of Long Term Care Medicine
California Association of Neurological Surgeons
California Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
California Neurology Society
California Orthopaedic Association
California Otolaryngology Society
California Psychiatric Association
California Radiological Society
California Rheumatology Alliance
California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
California Society of Pathologists
California Urological Association
Medical Oncology Association of Southern California
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
San Diego Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
San Diego Psychiatric Society
Santa Barbara Otolaryngological Society
Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Southern California Psychiatric Society
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
Colorado Medical Society
ACOG Colorado Section
American College of Physicians Colorado Chapter
Colorado Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Colorado Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Colorado Dermatologic Society
Colorado ENT Society
Colorado Medical Directors Association
Colorado Neurological Society
Colorado Radiological Society
Colorado Rheumatology Association
Colorado Society of Clinical Pathologists
Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine
Rocky Mountain Urological Association
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Connecticut State Medical Society
ACOG Connecticut Section
American College of Physicians Connecticut Chapter
Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Connecticut ENT Society
Connecticut Geriatrics Society
Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
Connecticut Osteopathic Medical Society
Radiological Society of Connecticut
Region One—Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society*
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Medical Society of Delaware
ACOG Delaware Section
American College of Physicians Delaware Chapter
Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology
Delaware Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Delaware Allergy Society
Delaware Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Delaware Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Delaware Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Delaware Radiological Society
Delaware Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Delaware Society of Pathologists
Delaware Urological Society
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Psychiatric Society of Delaware
Medical Society of the District of Columbia
ACOG District of Columbia Section
American College of Physicians District of Columbia Chapter
District of Columbia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
District of Columbia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Greater Washington Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society
Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Washington D.C. Dermatological Society
Washington Metropolitan Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Society
Florida Medical Association Inc
ACOG Florida Section
American College of Physicians Florida Chapter
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Florida Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Florida Medical Directors Association
Florida Psychiatric Society
Florida Radiological Society
Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Florida Society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Florida Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Florida Society of Pathologists
Florida Society of Rheumatology
Greater Miami Otolaryngology Association
Jacksonville Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Society of Hospital Medicine—Western Florida Chapter
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Medical Association of Georgia
ACOG Georgia Section
American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Georgia Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Georgia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Georgia Medical Directors Association
Georgia Orthopaedic Society
Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association
Georgia Radiological Society
Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Georgia Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Georgia Society of Rheumatology
Metro Atlanta Otolaryngology —Head and Neck Society
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Hawaii Medical Association
ACOG Hawaii Section
Hawaii Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Hawaii Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Hawaii Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Hawaii Society of Pathologists
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
Idaho Medical Association
ACOG Idaho Section
Idaho Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Idaho Psychiatric Association
Idaho Society of Ophthalmology
Idaho Society of Pathologists
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
Illinois State Medical Society
ACOG Illinois Section
American College of Physicians Illinois Chapter
Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Illinois Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Illinois Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Illinois Dermatological Society
Illinois Medical Directors Association
Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society
Illinois Psychiatric Society
Illinois Radiological Society
Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Illinois Society of Pathologists
Society of Hospital Medicine—Chicago Chapter
Indiana State Medical Association
ACOG Indiana Section
Central Indiana Otolaryngology Society
Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology
Indiana Association of Pathologists
Indiana Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Indiana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Indiana Medical Directors Association
Indiana Orthopaedic Society
Indiana Osteopathic Association
Ohio River Regional Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Iowa Medical Society
ACOG Iowa Section
American College of Physicians Iowa Chapter
Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology
Iowa Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Iowa Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Iowa Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Iowa Dermatological Society
Iowa Neurological Association
Iowa Psychiatric Society
Iowa Radiological Society
Minnesota - Midwest Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
ACOG Kansas Section
American College of Physicians Kansas Chapter
Central Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation*
Kansas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Kansas Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Kansas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Kansas Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Kansas Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Kansas Society of Pathologists
Kansas Urological Association
Kentucky Medical Association
ACOG Kentucky Section
Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Radiology
Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association
Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association
Kentucky Rheumatology Alliance
Kentucky Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Kentucky Society of Pathologists
Ohio River Regional Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Louisiana State Medical Society
ACOG Louisiana Section
American College of Physicians Louisiana Chapter
Louisiana Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Louisiana Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Louisiana American Medical Directors Association
Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
Louisiana Osteopathic Medical Association
Louisiana Pathology Society
Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association
Radiological Society of Louisiana
Rheumatology Alliance of Louisiana
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Southern States Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Maine Medical Association
ACOG Maine Section
American College of Physicians Maine Chapter
Dirigo-Maine Geriatrics Society
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Maine Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Maine Medical Directors Association
Maine Radiological Society
Maine Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Maine Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northern New England Chapter of the American College of Cardiology*
Region One—Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society*
Society of Hospital Medicine—Maine Chapter
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
ACOG Maryland Section
American College of Physicians Maryland Chapter
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Maryland Allergy and Asthma Society
Maryland Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Maryland Dermatological Society
Maryland Geriatrics Society
Maryland Psychiatric Society
Maryland Radiological Society
Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Maryland Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Maryland Society of Pathologists
Society of Hospital Medicine – Maryland Chapter
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Massachusetts Medical Society
ACOG Massachusetts Section
American College of Physicians Massachusetts Chapter
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Massachusetts Medical Directors Association
Massachusetts Osteopathic Society
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society
Massachusetts Radiological Society
Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Massachusetts Society of Pathologists
Region One—Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society*
Michigan State Medical Society
ACOG Michigan Section
Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons
Michigan Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Michigan Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Michigan Dermatologic Society
Michigan Medical Directors Association
Michigan Orthopaedic Society
Michigan Osteopathic Association
Michigan Otolaryngological Society
Michigan Psychiatric Society
Michigan Radiological Society
Michigan Rheumatism Society
Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Michigan Society of Pathologists
Michigan Urological Society
Society of Hospital Medicine—Southern Michigan Chapter
Minnesota Medical Association
ACOG Minnesota Section
American College of Physicians Minnesota Chapter
Central Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation*
Minnesota - Midwest Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Minnesota Dermatological Society
Minnesota Geriatrics Society
Minnesota Medical Directors Association
Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society
Minnesota Radiological Society
Minnesota Society of Pathologists
Mississippi State Medical Association
ACOG Mississippi Chapter
American College of Physicians Mississippi Chapter
Mississippi Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians
Mississippi Academy of Pediatricians
Mississippi Association of Pathologists
Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Mississippi Dermatological Society
Mississippi Orthopaedic Society
Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association
Mississippi Psychiatric Association
Mississippi Psychiatric Society
Mississippi Radiologic Society
Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists
Mississippi Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Southern States Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Missouri State Medical Association
ACOG Missouri Section
American College of Physicians Missouri Chapter
Missouri Association of Long Term Care Practitioners
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
Missouri Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Missouri Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Missouri Psychiatric Association
Missouri Radiological Society
Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Missouri Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Missouri Society of Pathologists
Missouri Urological Association
Society of Hospital Medicine—St. Louis Chapter
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Southwest Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Montana Medical Association
American College of Physicians Montana Chapter
Montana Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Montana Society of Pathologists
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
Nebraska Medical Association
ACOG Nebraska Section
American College of Physicians Nebraska Chapter
Central Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation*
Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Nebraska Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Nebraska Association of Pathologists
Nebraska Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Nebraska Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Nebraska Medical Directors Association
Nevada State Medical Association
ACOG Nevada Section
American College of Physicians Nevada Chapter
Nevada Academy of Ophthalmology
Nevada Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Nevada Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association
Nevada Society of Pathologists
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
New Hampshire Medical Society
ACOG New Hampshire Section
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
New Hampshire Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
New Hampshire Medical Directors Association
New Hampshire Psychiatric Society
New Hampshire Radiological Society
New Hampshire Society of Pathologists
Northern New England Chapter of the American College of Cardiology*
Region One—Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society*
Medical Society of New Jersey
American College of Physicians New Jersey Chapter
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
New Jersey Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society
New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
New Jersey Medical Directors Association
New Jersey Neurosurgical Society
New Jersey Rheumatology Association
New Jersey Society of Pathologists
New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Radiological Society of New Jersey
New Mexico Medical Society
ACOG New Mexico Section
American College of Physicians New Mexico Chapter
New Mexico Academy of Ophthalmology
New Mexico Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
New Mexico Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
New Mexico Medical Directors Association
New Mexico Orthopaedic Association
New Mexico Osteopathic Medical Association
Western Orthopaedic Association*
ACOG New York Section
American College of Physicians New York Chapter
Brooklyn-Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Brooklyn Psychiatric Society
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Long Island Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Lower New York Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
New York Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
New York Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
New York County Psychiatric Society
New York Laryngological Society
New York Medical Directors Association
New York Otologic Society
New York State Neurosurgical Society
New York State Radiological Society
New York State Rheumatology Society
New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
New York State Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
New York State Society of Pathologists
Region One—Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society*
Society of Hospital Medicine – New York City/Westchester Chapter
Upper New York Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
North Carolina Medical Society
ACOG North Carolina Section
American College of Physicians North Carolina Chapter
Carolinas Chapter / American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
North Carolina Dermatology Association
North Carolina Medical Directors Association
North Carolina Neurological Society
North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
North Carolina Psychiatric Association
North Carolina Radiological Society
North Carolina Rheumatology Association
North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
North Carolina Society of Pathologists
North Carolina Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
North Dakota Medical Association
ACOG North Dakota Section
Minnesota - Midwest Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
North Dakota Orthopaedic Society
North Dakota Psychiatric Society
North Dakota Society of Anesthesiologists
North Dakota Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
The Great Plains Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Ohio State Medical Association
ACOG Ohio Section
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter
Northeastern Ohio Otolaryngology —Head and Neck Society
Ohio Association of Rheumatology
Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Ohio Dermatological Association
Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute
Ohio Gastroenterology Society
Ohio Medical Directors Association
Ohio Orthopaedic Society
Ohio Osteopathic Association
Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
Ohio River Regional Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Ohio Society of Pathologists
Ohio State Neurosurgical Association
Ohio State Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Oklahoma State Medical Association
ACOG Oklahoma Section
American College of Physicians Oklahoma Chapter
Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology
Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Oklahoma Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Oklahoma Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
Oklahoma Radiological Society
Oklahoma Society of Pathologists
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Oregon Medical Association
ACOG Oregon Section
Oregon Medical Association
ACOG Oregon Section
American College of Physicians Oregon Chapter
Oregon Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Oregon Dermatology Society
Oregon Geriatrics Society
Oregon Medical Directors Association
Oregon Pathology Association
Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association
Oregon Radiological Society
Oregon Rheumatology Alliance
Oregon Society of Medical Oncology
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
Pennsylvania Medical Society
ACOG Pennsylvania Section
American College of Physicians Pennsylvania Chapter
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Keystone Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Ohio River Regional Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Pennsylvania Allergy and Asthma Association
Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists
Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
Pennsylvania Medical Directors Association
Pennsylvania Neurological Society
Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society
Pennsylvania Radiological Society
Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society
Puerto Rico Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Puerto Rico Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Rhode Island Medical Society
ACOG Rhode Island Section
American College of Physicians Rhode Island Chapter
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Rhode Island Society of Ear Nose Throat Physicians
Rhode Island Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
Rhode Island Society of Pathologists
South Carolina Medical Association
ACOG South Carolina Section
American College of Physicians South Carolina Chapter
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
South Carolina Association of Neurosurgeons
South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
South Carolina Medical Directors Association
South Carolina Radiological Society
South Carolina Rheumatism Society
South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology
South Carolina Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
South Dakota State Medical Association
ACOG South Dakota Section
American College of Physicians South Dakota Chapter
Minnesota - Midwest Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
South Dakota Medical Directors Association
South Dakota Society of Pathologists
South Dakota State Orthopaedic Society
Tennessee Medical Association
ACOG Tennessee Section
American College of Physicians Tennessee Chapter
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Southern States Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians
Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology
Tennessee Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tennessee Association of Long-Term Care Physicians
Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Tennessee Dermatology Society
Tennessee Geriatrics Society
Tennessee Neurosurgical Society
Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
Tennessee Radiological Society
Tennessee Rheumatology Society
Tennessee Society of Pathologists
Texas Medical Association
ACOG Texas Section
American College of Physicians Texas Chapter
Central Texas Rheumatology Society
North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Rheumatology Society of North Texas
Society of Hospital Medicine—North Central Texas Chapter
South East Texas Rheumatology Society
South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Texas Academy of Ophthalmological Association
Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society
Texas Association of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Texas Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Texas Dermatological Society
Texas Ophthalmological Association
Texas Orthopaedic Association
Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
Texas Pediatric Society
Texas Radiological Society
Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
Texas Society of Pathologists
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
Texas Urological Society
TMDA – Texas Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Utah Medical Association
ACOG Utah Section
Utah Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Utah Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Utah Psychiatric Association
Utah Radiological Society
Utah Society of Pathologists
Utah State Orthopaedic Society
Utah Urological Society
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
Vermont Medical Society
ACOG Vermont Section
American College of Physicians Vermont ChapterEastern Orthopaedic Association*
Region One—Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society*
Vermont Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Vermont Otolaryngology Society
Medical Society of Virginia
ACOG Virginia Section
American College of Physicians Virginia Chapter
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Psychiatric Society of Virginia
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
Virginia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Virginia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology
Virginia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Virginia Medical Directors Association
Virginia Orthopaedic Society
Virginia Society for Pathology
Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Virginia Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Virginia Society of Rheumatologists
Virginia Surgical Society
Virginia Urologic Society
Washington State Medical Association
ACOG Washington Section
American College of Physicians Washington State Chapter
Washington Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Washington Osteopathic Medical Association
Washington Rheumatology Alliance
Washington State Association of Neurological Surgeons
Washington State Dermatology Association
Washington State Medical Directors Association
Washington State Neurological Society
Washington State Orthopaedic Association
Washington State Society of Pathologists
Washington Urological Association
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
West Virginia State Medical Association
ACOG West Virginia Section
Eastern Orthopaedic Association*
Southern Orthopaedic Association*
West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians
West Virginia Academy of Otolaryngology
West Virginia Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
West Virginia Orthopaedic Society
West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association
West Virginia Psychiatric Association
West Virginia Rheumatology State Society
West Virginia Society of Pathology
Wisconsin Medical Society
ACOG Wisconsin Section
American College of Physicians Wisconsin Chapter
Minnesota - Midwest Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists*
Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology
Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Wisconsin Dermatological Society
Wisconsin Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Wisconsin Society of Pathologists
Wisconsin Surgical Society – A Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Wyoming Medical Society
ACOG Wyoming Section
Western Orthopaedic Association*
Western Section of the American Urological Association*
Wyoming Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Wyoming Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Wyoming Ophthalmological Society
Wyoming Society of Pathologists

* These chapters are listed in multiple states

cc: U.S. House of Representatives