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Wednesday, May 06, 2015




2015 KMA Annual Meeting - August 28-31
   
 

Mark your calendar now to attend the 165th KMA Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, Friday, August 28, through Monday, August 31. The theme of this year's Annual Meeting is "Foundation for the Future: Promoting Physician Leadership.” KMA will host a Kentucky Physicians Leadership Academy on Saturday, August 29. It will feature keynote speaker Kevin Pho, MD, Founder and Editor of KevinMD.com
 
 




How Did Your Legislator Vote?
   
 

KMA has compiled an overview of the significant health care related legislation introduced during the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly along with a voting record indicating how state legislators voted on bills designated as key pieces of legislation by KMA.  

 




Senate Approves Fix for Medicare
   
 

On Tuesday, April 14, the U.S. Senate passed HR 2, the "Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act," or MACRA, which eliminates the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. The bill, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 92 to 8, has been sent to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

 




Call for 2015 Resolutions - Deadline July 31
   
 

In accordance with the new KMA Bylaws that were adopted by the 2014 House of Delegates, all resolutions being submitted for consideration during the 2015 KMA Annual Meeting must be received at the KMA headquarters no later than Friday, July 31, 2015.

 




Dr. Ardis Hoven Elected the New Chair of the World Medical Association
   
 

Dr. Ardis Hoven, Immediate Past President of the American Medical Association and Past President of the Kentucky Medical Association, was elected as the new Chair of the World Medical Association (WMA). She was elected at the WMA’s 200th Council meeting in Oslo, Norway, and takes over immediately as the WMA’s first female Chair.

 




Clock Expires on 2015 Kentucky General Assembly
   
 

KMA’s legislative champion of the 2015 General Assembly session was the heroin bill, which triumphed after months of negotiation. In its final form, Senate Bill 192 included key provisions lobbied for by KMA and its membership.  Kentucky physicians also saw other wins during the session.

 




KMA Award Nominations Due July 1
   
 

Nominations are being accepted for the KMA awards to be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting in August.
The nomination deadline is July 1, 2015

 



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