“Legislative Briefing” March 4, 2014 – Time: 6pm CST at Ryan’s Restaurant 405 S. Cumberland St. Lebanon, TN 37087 CANCELLED
“Day on the Hill” March 5, 2014 – Time: 8am CST at Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN
As an industry we face many difficult challenges this year from healthcare reform to TennCare cuts. The budget that was presented to the General Assembly has a 1% cut to TennCare providers and a 3.2% increase to MCOâ€™s for medical inflation and utilization. This is your opportunity to voice your concerns and opinions to the Legislators that represent you and your citizens.
The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association invites and encourages you to attend EMS Day on the Hill in Nashville. The date will be March 5, 2014. For those traveling to Nashville on the 4th we will have a briefing at 6pm Central at Ryans Restaurant in Lebanon, TN. On the morning of the 5th we will gather in the common area at the top of the escalators on the main floor of the Legislative plaza at 8am to update those that did not attend the briefing. Please wear your dress uniform if you have one or appropriate attire representative of your agency on the 5th.
You should schedule your own meetings with your State Representative and State Senator, their contact information can be found here: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/legislators/ Â The Lobbyist will schedule meetings between the Legislative leadership and the TASA board. Board member meeting assignments will be distributed the night of the 4th.
We will have bill information and talking points to hand out to the membership at the mid-winter conference. We will also email this information out again prior to our day on the hill. If you would like for a TASA board member to go with you to discuss these issues during your meeting with your representative – just ask. If you need additional information or assistance please contact Tommy Crowder at 423-914-2834.