Recent policy decisions affecting medical practice are prompting cardiologists to increasingly advocate for their profession and their patients. Professional medical societies are able to help decision-makers understand the practice of medicine and how patients might be affected by policy, said Dr. Peter Duffy. "No one who has the responsibility for policymaking or coverage decisions wants to make the wrong decision," Duffy said. "They just want to have the right facts in front of them." Dr. M. Eugene Sherman said it's up to physicians to relay those concerns.
Published in Brief: