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Today, Rep. Ami Bera introduced bipartisan legislation with his colleague Rep. Mark Meadows to allow international doctors to remain in the U.S. longer than their visas initially permitted if they agree to practice in underserved areas of the country that are in dire need of more doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges projects there will be a shortage of 63,000 doctors by 2015 and more than 130,000 by 2025. The Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act will help address that shorta...
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Join AAPI for its 2013 Legislative Day on Capitol HillThursday, April 11, 2013 Policy Conference/Members of Congress9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)2103 Rayburn House Office Building 8:45 am – Doors open 9:05 am – Opening Remarks   Dr. Narendra Kumar, MD – AAPI President Rachakonda Prabhu, MD – Chair, AAPI Legislative Committee Sampat Shivangi, MD – Co-chair, AAPI Legislative Committee 9:15 am – Remarks by U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey, MD (R-GA) For nearly 30 years, Co...
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AAPI recently signed onto an AMA coalition letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The letter asked the agency to provide written policy guidance on how patients enrolled in Medicare may obtain reimbursement for covered services provided by physicians who choose not to enroll in Medicare and bill their patients directly. Click here to view the letter.
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Mar 18, 2011 March 18, 2011The Honorable Andrew CuomoGovernorState of New YorkState CapitolExecutive ChamberAlbany, NY 12224Dear Governor Cuomo,On behalf of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), I am writing to thank you for your courageous proposal to establish a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages as part of your efforts to reform New York State's health care system.At least 26 states maintain caps on non-economic damages, and New York State's embrace of such caps w...
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Jul 13, 2011   AAPI Condemns Mumbai Terrorist Blasts Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) condemned in the strongest terms today the terrorist attacks that occurred in Mumbai, which resulted in the deaths of more than 20 people and injured more than 100.“As physicians who are taught and trained to preserve life, it is unthinkable to see the actions of those who have been trained to destroy innocent lives,” said newly elected AAPI president Dr. Su...
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Jul 21, 2011 Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) issued the following statement after sending a letter to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley thanking her for signing a new tort reform bill into law. “As a businesswoman, Governor Haley understands the impact of frivolous lawsuits,” said AAPI president Dr. Sunita Kanumury. “As doctors, we understand the enormous constraints such unnecessary litigation has on our practices, reputations, co...
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Jul 30, 2011   AAPI Sends Letter on Debt Ceiling Talks to President Obama, House/Senate Leaders Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin sent a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders regarding cuts to health care during the debt ceiling negotiations.“We share the same concerns as everyday Americans when it comes to our national debt," said AAPI president Dr. Sunita Kanumury. "American families live within their means and so must our gove...
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Aug 09, 2011    AAPI Thanks U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren for Introducing J-1 Visa Legislation Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) issued the following statement thanking U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) for introducing the “Doctors for Underserved Areas in America Act,” which makes the J-1 visa program permanent. “As a member of Congress and immigration attorney, Congresswoman Lofgren has seen firsthand the challenges and opport...
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Sep 25, 2011   AAPI Signs AMA Coalition Letter to Congress Urging Fix to Medicare SGR Washington, D.C. - The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) issued the following statement after signing a coalition letter led by the American Medical Association signed by 67 specialty medical associations and 51 state medical associations that was delivered to Capitol Hill urging Congress to address a permanent fix to the Medicare SGR. “AAPI is proud to join the American Medical As...
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Oct 17, 2011   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: info@aapiusa.org  AAPI Signs AMA Coalition Letter to Congress on Medical Liability Reform Washington, D.C. - The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) issued the following statement after cosigning a coalition letter circulated by the American Medical Association (AMA) calling on Congress to include medical liability reforms in its spending cut bill this fall.“The issue of tort reform is of vital concern to our membership,” ...
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