Advocates from 13 states traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of the ASCA Capitol Fly-In program, according to a report on the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association of Illinois website.
The most recent even was the biggest of the year, including 70 members from Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Texas and West Virginia.
The participants were able to meet with legislators and staff to educate them about ASCs and encourage them to co-sponsor the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2013 and support the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Screening Act of 2013 and Electronic Health Records Improvement Act of 2013.
Five new legislators have decided to co-sponsor the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2013 this week, bringing the totals to 33 in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate.
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