The Honorable Minister
Sub: Appointment with the Minister
Dear (last name),
Throughout the day of MM/DD, members of the American College of Physicians (ACP) from California will be meeting individually with their representatives in Congress.
I am writing to schedule a meeting with you to discuss issues of concern to physicians and their patients. ACP is the nation’s largest medical speciality society representing over 100,000 physicians practising internal medicine and its subspecialties, as well as students with interest in the speciality.
We want to discuss with you issues of interest to the ACP, including support for programs that are critically important to ensuring a sufficient supply of physicians (particularly primary care internal medicine specialists and internal medicine subspecialties facing shortages), eliminating Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and transitioning to new value-based payment models, and enacting meaningful medical liability reforms, including piloting testing of health courts. While we recognize that there are differences within Congress and between other political parties on some of these issues, we hope to share with you our ideas on specific priority programs that both parties should support.
I hope that we can arrange for an appointment with you on MM/DD. If any help or assistance required, you can call our office and ask for any arrangement. We will be more than happy to assist you with the same.
Thank you. I look forward to meeting with you.