CNNH Goes to Washington 2018 Edition

Pictured Above (from left to right): Joshua Mendelson, MD, Machteld Hillen, MD, and Mark Mintz, MD

Mark Mintz, MD, recently joined the NJ delegation of neurologists at the annual “Neurology on the Hill” 2018.  #NOH2018  This event has neurologists from all over the country gather at the Capitol in Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers and discuss healthcare reform from a neurologist’s perspective. Dr. Mintz visited the offices of NJ lawmakers including Corey Booker, Robert Menendez, and Donald Norcross.

The AAN’s 16th annual Neurology on the Hill (NOH) concluded last week with some amazing success.
211 member advocates, 90 first-time member advocates, 49 states and DC represented, 298 US congressional offices visited, 200 House offices, 98 Senate offices, 3 million impressions on Twitter with the hashtag #NOH18

This year’s main topics of discussion included:

1. Increasing funding for the NIH, including research on non-opioid treatments for pain (S. 2260/H.R. 4733) and the BRAIN Initiative

2. Reforming drug pricing to promote price transparency and patient access to needed treatments (S. 1131/H.R. 2439)

3. Reducing regulatory hassles, including encouraging the use of electronic prior authorization in Medicare (H.R. 4841)