ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In a bold move to refocus efforts on the grassroots level, the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) has redirected its 19th annual Legislative Day from Washington, D.C. to local districts and states. This year’s theme, “Bringing the Message Home,” emphasizes the critical role healthcare providers play in our communities and the importance of addressing healthcare issues at the local level.

“Instead of heading to Washington, D.C. this year, we decided to bring our message directly to the districts and states where our members and their patients live and work,” said Lisa Laudeman, President of AAHAM. “Healthcare providers are the backbone of our healthcare system, and by focusing on local advocacy, we can make a more immediate and meaningful impact on the communities we serve.”

Historically, AAHAM’s Legislative Day has been an opportunity for members to converge on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers to discuss key issues facing the healthcare industry. However, with the current atmosphere in Washington characterized by partisan bickering, constant polling, and election year gimmicks, AAHAM opted to take a different approach this year.

“Washington is mired in political gridlock, making it increasingly difficult to advance meaningful healthcare reforms,” continued Kristina Gursky, AAHAM’s Government Relations Chair. “By focusing our efforts locally, we aim to foster stronger relationships with state and district representatives who are more directly connected to their constituents’ needs. This shift allows us to address specific community concerns more effectively.”

During this year’s event, AAHAM members organized and participated in meetings with local legislators, healthcare providers, and patient advocacy groups. The discussions centered on improving patient care, streamlining administrative processes, and ensuring sustainable healthcare funding at the local level.

“We are incredibly proud of the engagement and dedication our members have shown in advocating for their communities,” said Amy Mitchell, AAHAM’s Second Vice President. “By celebrating our 19th annual event with a local focus, we underscore our commitment to making healthcare better for all patients, right where they live.”

AAHAM’s decision to bring Legislative Day home has been met with enthusiastic support from members and community leaders alike. The organization remains steadfast in its mission to improve healthcare administrative management and to advocate for policies that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.

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The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative management. AAHAM provides education, certification, networking, and advocacy for healthcare revenue cycle professionals. The organization represents a broad range of healthcare providers, including hospitals, physician practices, and billing companies, working to enhance the financial health of the healthcare industry.

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