This explains and takes you to a website that helps you assemble a letter of protest, which it then sends to the appropriate individuals.
Initiative Aims to Protect Beneficiaries’ Access within the Medicare Part B Program
Like any other pain warrior, Medicare beneficiaries rely on access to various treatments for these complex conditions. That is why U.S. Pain Foundation is creating a new initiative to provide the support that seniors need and deserve.
U.S. Pain is proud to announce its partnership with Patients for Medicare Access. This campaign brings together Medicare patients, caregivers, providers and other healthcare stakeholders to educate policy makers about the importance of ensuring that seniors receive the high-quality health care they deserve.
Proposed cuts to Medicare Part B by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may threaten access to live saving treatments.
On behalf of the pain community, U.S. Pain is urging its Pain Ambassadors, Advocates, Volunteers and Members to contact Congress and weigh in on this important issue.
Together, we can ensure that treatment options are decided by patients and their healthcare providers, not by CMS.
To help you protest this change, this web page will assemble a letter from you to create an article regarding this issue.
You are given the options to:
- Tweet Congress
- Write Congress
- Write Your Op-Ed
- Tweet the Candidates
On the starting page, you only need to enter a zip code:
On the next page, you’ll see a list of magazines and news publications or Congresspersons that cover your area and you can select up to 5 of them.
Then you can either write some text of your own or select some of the pre-written text blurbs to include.
The web page will send your “letter” to the appropriate individuals.
Tell the media why CMS should uphold the treatment decisions made by patients and their healthcare providers in Medicare Part B.
CMS’ Proposal to Change Medicare Part B Would Harm Patients Like Me
Take action now to tell the public about what the CMS’ proposal can mean to real people. Spread the word that patients and their providers need all available options – without the restrictions this proposal would impose – for treating complex conditions.
It’s as easy as entering your zip code and selecting and editing the talking points provided to share your personal story with the media.
Clearly and concisely stateyour objective for writing the letter.
Tell YOUR story. Editors have caught on to pre-written op-ed campaigns. They will not run submissions that are substantially the same as another op-ed already published in another paper.
Keep it brief. A short op-ed will run in its entirety, whereas a long one may be edited or not run at all. Keep it short — 2 to 3 succinct paragraphs and 500 to 700 words or less to maximize your impact.
I hope you’ll take a look at this extremely helpful site and take the few minutes necessary to write a letter this way.