Anti-MOC bill passed in Indiana Senate! Next step is House.
Jun 21, 2018 — CALL THOSE YOU KNOW IN INDIANA- DOCS & PATIENTS. Tell them to call their
- MOC Reform Passes in Indiana Senate! Fight for bill continues in House.
- SB 208 passed the Indiana Senate by a vote of 39 to 9.
- Next hurdle is getting SB 208 through the House. There will likely be a committee hearing, but the details are not yet known. In the meantime here is how you can help:
Contact your Indiana State House Member.
Use this link to find your representative’s contact information: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/
Email and call your member to give them a simple message: Vote YES on SB 208. A YES on SB 208 is a vote to let patients keep their doctors.
More information and talking points can be found in our earlier alert on this bill, copied below: Here is a suggestion for what you might say:
Please support SB 208. I am a physician practicing in Indiana and MOC requirements are unfairly taking resources away from patient care without an increase in quality. MOC is an ineffective criterion for judging physician quality. SB 208 would not impair a hospital’s ability to select physicians who have met the rigorous demands needed to achieve initial board certification. In addition, hospitals receive billions of dollars of taxpayer funds every year. The Indiana legislature has a responsibility to ensure that requirements imposed on the hospital workforce are not increasing costs without any benefit to patient care and that patients retain the ability to work with the physicians of their choice. Let patients keep their doctors.
P.S. If you missed last week’s committee hearing on SB 208, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/1leSPM0cHU8
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