I had the privilege of being the only physician on a call with the Alabama Medicaid commissioner earlier this week to advocate for several payment requests we had put forward through our AAP chapter and state medical association. I am so excited to share with my Alabama colleagues that Commissioner Azar granted almost all of our requests. You should watch for an alert from them shortly for more details on payments for tele-well, sick+well, and paid phone calls but I have attached her letter here.
I also wanted to share the letter to remind everyone that your voice matters. If I hadn’t been on that call to advocate for the needs of the pediatricians in our state, we may not have achieved the same gains. You won’t know if you can get something until you ask. So please go speak up for yourselves!
Have a great Friday!
Response_to_AAP_and_MASA.01.pdf (2.4 MB)