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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

News for Senior and Retired Physicians

Register to attend the AMA-SPS meeting

Register to attend the AMA-SPS meeting

Members of the AMA Senior Physician Section (SPS) are invited to attend the AMA-SPS Assembly Business Meeting Nov. 16 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Joseph P. Annis, MD, a member of the AMA Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote presentation titled, "Aging for docs—how to stay young, sharp and relevant despite the calendar: The New AMA Senior Physicians Section."

This year's assembly meeting also will include discussion of items of business for the AMA House of Delegates and future AMA-SPS activities. All AMA members 65 years of age and older as well as anyone interested in senior physician issues is encouraged to attend. The meeting is scheduled for noon-1:30 p.m. in the National Harbor 3 Room. Advance registration is appreciated.

If you have questions about the meeting or registering, please contact Alice Reed of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-5523.

Take part in AMA "Fix Medicare Now" grassroots campaign

The AMA has launched a grassroots campaign to urge Congress to reform the Medicare physician payment system. A key component of the campaign is a new interactive website, FixMedicareNow.org.

"Physicians want to work with Congress to move past this broken payment formula and toward a Medicare program that ensures access to care, the best health outcomes for patients and a sustainable practice environment for physicians," said AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD.

Read more in a recent blog post by Dr. Hoven.

Check out AMA resource on state licensure and liability laws

The popular resource "Senior physicians state licensure and liability laws," is available for your use on the AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS) Web page. Because states vary in their licensure and liability laws for volunteering, the AMA-SPS provides a condensed version of states' licensing provisions and liability laws for senior physicians who wish serve as volunteers. Preview the listing online to see which state statutes apply to volunteering for your state.