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Support H.R. 6020 - Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021

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To read the letter ACC sent to Congress, click here.

President's Message

september 2021

Dear PaACC – 

Fall is here! The first official day of fall is this week tomorrow, Wednesday September 22. Just as Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks premier their new pumpkin flavored snacks and drinks, the PaACC has some great treats for the season as well. Check them out and register here:

We know this is a busy time of year for everyone but hope that you can join us for at least one of these exciting events! They are all free and good for your health and that of your patients, though may be admittedly less delicious than the aforementioned treats.  

Don’t forget to check out our webpage to access prior chapter education and events, as well as our ongoing podcast series with CardioNerds. As always, reach out with questions, thoughts or ideas to president@pcacc.org.  We’d love to hear from you.

Katie Berlacher, MD, FACC

President, Pennsylvania Chapter ACC

Governor, Western Pennsylvania

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July 2021 - Glenn Cooper, MD, FACC

I Think About the Son

Mr. R was amazing. He was diagnosed with kidney cancer. A huge tumor. Over 10 cm, I believe. As a man well into his 80s, he was at significant risk for surgery to remove the kidney. On top of that was the aortic valve disease. He had severe aortic stenosis. Of all the issues a patient can have that put them at high risk for surgery, severe aortic stenosis is top of the list. We had talked about that valve. Mr. R made it crystal clear that he wanted no part of aortic valve surgery. He was a bit of a cantankerous guy. Old school. World War II generation. The "Greatest Generation". Little things (like kidney cancer) don’t bother me, and, if they do, I certainly won't complain about them! To read the rest, click here.

Humans of Cardiology is an opportunity for PaACC members to share motivating stories about their personal and professional lives and was inspired by the wildly popular Humans of New York series. Submit your story and view past posts here.   

Action Needed in Harrisburg to Reform Prior Authorization & Step Therapy

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Date: December 1

Time: 6:00pm EST

Location: Zoom

Click here for more information on this exciting opportunity for our FITs.

2021 Pennsylvania Legislative Session Updates

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ACC CardioSmart recently published the infographic below to emphasize the importance of maintaining heart health through the epidemic. Click here for additional information.

Heart Health during COVID-19 graphic
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