On 11/17/10, the AOA will hold an advocacy event to encourage all DOs to call Congress and demand Medicare payment reform and prevent a 23% cut in payment from taking effect on 12/1/10. The AOA has joined forces with the American Medical Association (AMA) and other physician organizations for “White Coat Wednesday.” On 11/17/10, we ask every AOA member to call their Members of Congress and urge them to take immediate action to protect access to health care for our nation’s seniors, disabled, and military families. Use the AOA’s toll-free legislative hotline – (877) AOA-9400 – and ask your Member of Congress to enact the most meaningful and long-term reforms attainable. Tell them that access to care for millions of patients is threatened as a result of this flawed Medicare policy. Learn how you can help stop payment cuts online.