Bucshon Holds First Healthy Future Task Force Subcommittee Meeting for Doctor/Patient Relationships
WASHINGTON– Today, Chair of the Healthy Future Task Force Subcommittee on Doctor/Patient Relationships, Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-Ind.-08), held the first virtual panel for thesubcommittee.
Representative Bucshon was joined by subcommittee members Representatives Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-N.C.-03) and Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas-24) to discuss policy impacting doctor and patient relationships with former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Seema Verma, Dr. Andrew Tharp from Evansville, Indiana, Dr. John Gill from Dallas, Texas, and Dr. Adam Zolotor from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
“As a doctor, and now a lawmaker, I have seen the real-life impacts of health care policies not putting patients first. As Chair of the Healthy Future Task Force Subcommittee on Doctor/Patient Relationships, I am committed to finding innovative solutions to increase transparency, promotepersonalized patient care, and advance no nonsense policies within America’s health care.
“Thank you to Representatives Murphy and Van Duyne, as well as the witnesses for joining me today. I look forward to working together tohelpcreate a patient-focused agenda for the future and put pencil to paper on the informative policy ideas discussed by our expert witnesses on ways to reduce physician burnout, tackle physician shortages, streamline and modernize prior authorization and continue the advancement of telehealth,”said Congressman Bucshon.