The 110th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee is very busy for TNAAP! We are monitoring over 250 bills related to pediatrics and child safety. We had a record turnout at our 2017 Day on the Hill March 14, 2017 with nearly 50 pediatricians in attendance!. Some of the key efforts we are focused on include:
OPPOSE Patients for Fair Compensation Act: As it is currently being proposed, this bill would eliminate the current medical malpractice system and replace it with a state-run administrative patient compensation system. TNAAP representative are opposing this bill and have worked hard to ensure it didn't pass.
SUPPORT Payer Accountability/Provider Stability (Insurance Payer Reform): TNAAP was active in supporting the Provider Stability Act, which would limit payers’ ability to make policy changes during an existing contract term.
SUPPORT Payment Reform Initiative Technical Advisory Groups: This bill will help ensure the technical advisory groups continue in a fashion that is helpful to pediatricians.
SUPPORT Local Option for Healthier Communities in TN: Provides communities the opportunity to pass smoke-free laws that are stronger than current state law.
Contact Ruth.Allen@tnaap.org to find out how you can become a part of the TNAAP advocacy team.