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Regulatory Affairs and Advocacy Subcommittee Member

FY2022-2024 Responsibilities


Member composition:

  • AABIP Past President X2
  • AABIP Secretary Treasurer
  • Up to 10 additional members appointed by the Executive Committee.

FY20 Chair: Ali Musani

  • George Eapen
  • Sonali Sethi
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Philanthropic development/Patient Advocacy and Education:
    1. Debate and articulate a strategic vision and operational plan for philanthropic efforts by the AABIP, specifically regarding engaging patients, advocacy groups, charitable foundations or any other sources of philanthropy.
    2. Submit a written proposal that includes projected costs and potential benefits if applicable to the EC by for consideration. 
    3. For Patient Care, possible areas to explore include a patient referral directory or a regional physician directory by self-described interest or any other potential collaboration that would enhance direct patient care.
    4. Initiate fund raising strategies- foundations (either disease specific or  generic)
  2. Industry collaborations:
    1. Debate and articulate a strategic vision and operational plan for industry collaboration by the AABIP, specifically regarding the main AABIP Mission areas of Patient Care and Advocacy.
    2. For Advocacy, possible areas to explore include joint efforts in Billing and coding, Reimbursements, Regulatory agency interactions, Value demonstration or any other potential collaboration that would enhance IP practice.
    3. No collaborative agreement is to be entered into on behalf of the AABIP without prior approval of the EC and the BOD.
    4. Any project that might involve the use of AABIP funds requires a written proposal that includes projected costs and potential benefits. 
  3. Governmental relations
    1. Propose a specific operational plan for engaging CMS by the AABIP, specifically regarding an AABIP voice in the RUC.
    2. Collaborate with Industry colleagues on advocacy to Government agencies and health care insurance companies  
    3. Collaborate with ATS, CHEST and others for procedure reimbursement lobbying ( i.e robotic bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy, relief of obstruction any method, stenting)

In addition to the standing committee, the committee is authorized to appoint up to 10 additional ad hoc subcommittee members, drawn from the General Membership, as needed to meet the workload. Ad hoc committee members are to be appointed for not less than 6 months and not more than 1 year terms renewable up to a maximum of 3 consecutive years. While recruitment is primarily focused on expertise and engagement, the Committee Chair is expected to take diversity of opinion into account when selecting ad hoc committee members.  Women and underrepresented minorities should be actively solicited and given due consideration.

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