From January 7-9, ASA President-Elect Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D., First Vice President James D. Grant, M.D, Sherif Z. Zaafran, M.D., Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Out-of-Network Payment, ASA CEO Paul Pomerantz and State Affairs Department staff, attended the American Medical Association (AMA) 2016 State Legislative Strategy Conference in Tucson. The conference provides the opportunity for key volunteer physicians and staff from state and specialty medical associations across the nation to learn about legislative issues of importance to medicine. Representatives from ASA attend the conference each year.
During the conference, national and state experts briefed attendees on issues and subjects, including:
Speakers of note included:
“This is an important meeting for physician leaders and state advocacy staff alike to attend,” Dr. Plagenhoef said of the conference. “State lawmakers across the country are considering patient safety efforts. Engagement in our state...