TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR PATIENT ACCESS
Standard of Care Language Included in Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Bill
The Soaring Eagle Award was presented to Texas Congressman Michael Burgess, center, for his extraordinary work as chief author of the doc fix bill. The bill includes standard of care language marking the first time Congress has ever passed legislation that provides medical liability protections for health care providers. Presenting the award is TAPA Executive Director Jon Opelt, left, and TMLT Executive Vice President and TAPA Board member Jill McLain, on the right. TMLT and TAPA played a pivotal role in getting and keeping the standard of care language in this landmark legislation; as did NORCAL, The Doctors Company and our coalition partners.
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