September 21, 2018
12-1:00 PM ET
Join the Heart Valve Disease Policy Task Force on Friday, September 21 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. for a free webinar during which you will learn how to contact your members of Congress by phone, email and social media and tell them how important it is for heart valve disease patients to have access to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally-invasive and innovative treatment option!
The Heart Valve Disease Policy Task Force will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, September 26 to brief members of Congress and their staff about how Medicare’s reimbursement policy may affect access to a critically-important and often patient-preferred treatment for heart valve disease – transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
In June, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to reconsider its nationwide policy on whether, and under what circumstances, Medicare will pay for TAVR. TAVR is an innovative alternative to open-heart surgery that uses a catheter inserted into a patient’s artery to guide and deploy a new aortic heart valve. Studies show that heart valve disease patients who undergo TAVR, compared to those who have open-heart surgery, experience much shorter hospital stays and recovery times, better quality of life measures, and lower incidence of some major complications.
Congress must hear from heart disease advocates who are fighting for increased, not decreased, access to this important heart valve disease treatment!
You can join the #TAVRHillDay on September 26 from the comfort of your own home by participating virtually! Tune into a free webinar on Friday, September 21 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET to learn how to contact your members of Congress by phone, email and social media. More information about the webinar, including how to register, is below. Mark your calendars and register now!
About the TAVR Hill Day Webinar:
WHO: Speakers will include several Heart Valve Disease Policy Task Force members, including:
- Missy Jenkins, Vice President of Public Policy, Alliance for Aging Research
- Marilyn Serafini, Executive Director, Heart Valve Voice US
- Lauren Smith Dyer, Vice President of Communications, Alliance for Aging Research
WHAT: A free hour-long webinar where you will learn tips and techniques for contacting your members of Congress from the comfort of your own home!
WHEN: Friday, September 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Register NOW for the webinar. You only need a computer or smart phone and an internet connection to tune in.
WHY: Tell your members of Congress how important it is for heart valve disease patients to have access to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally-invasive and innovative treatment option!