ASCA Capitol Fly-Ins

2017 National Advocacy Day

Make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Get your members of Congress on your ASC’s side by participating in National Advocacy Day this May in Washington, DC.

Speak face-to-face with your elected officials and members of their staff on one of two dates: Wednesday, May 3 or Thursday, May 4. This is your chance to educate your representatives in Washington, DC, about the issues that matter to your facility and the ASC community and to have a real impact on the decisions your members of Congress make.

This opportunity is being offered in conjunction with ASCA’s annual meeting, ASCA 2017, in Washington, DC, May 3–6. Before your visit, you will be part of an in-depth briefing on current ASC policy concerns and get resources that will help you during your meetings. Transportation between the National Gaylord Resort—the site of that meeting—and Capitol Hill will be provided.

Your congressional meetings will be carefully coordinated to help you make the most of the time you spend on Capitol Hill. Special arrangements will be made to ensure that you have access to any content and CE credit opportunities you might miss at ASCA 2017 while conducting a congressional visit.

Registration for National Advocacy Day for all ASCA members is included as part of registration for ASCA 2017.

For more information about the Capitol Fly-In Program, contact Danielle Kaster.

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From The Herald Times in Bloomington, IN

2013 Capitol Fly-In Program Ends on a High Note
September 19, 2013

ASCA members from 13 states met with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill yesterday for the final event of this year’s Capitol Fly-In Program. The largest Fly-In of the year consisted of more than 70 members who advocated on behalf of ASCs from Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Texas and West Virginia.

US Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), one of the lead cosponsors of the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2013, met with attendees for breakfast and spoke about the future of health care and thanked the participants for their involvement in advocating on behalf of the ASC community.

After breakfast, participants attended close to 80 meetings with their legislators and staff, educating them about ASCs and encouraging them to become cosponsors of the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2013. Participants also asked their members of Congress to support the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Screening Act of 2013 and the Electronic Health Records Improvement Act of 2013.

This week alone, five new cosponsors have signed on to the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2013, bringing the total number of cosponsors to 33 in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate.

US Representatives Kay Granger (R-TX), Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) are the latest legislators to stand with the ASC community to ensure that we can continue to provide high-quality care to patients across the country.

What airport should I fly into?
There are three airports that serve the DC area: Reagan (DCA), Baltimore-Washington (BWI) and Dulles (IAD).

Baltimore and Dulles are both about a 45-minute taxi ($75+) or Super Shuttle ($35).