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AMA State Advocacy Roundtable Conference

August 4-6, 2015
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Carlsbad, CA  92011

Held each summer in August, this meeting allows state and specialty society lobbyists, general counsel and policy staff to exchange information and strategies on critical state health care issues, and participate in an informal format that supports open dialogue and idea-sharing. This conference also encourages networking among fellow medical association staff.

Please note the change in the conference schedule to mid-week (Tuesday thru Thursday).

2015 State Advocacy Roundtable Conference Agenda

2015 Key Developments and Emerging Issues
Physician Leadership in Reversing Opioid Epidemic
The Future of Medicaid Managed Care
Breakout Sessions

Breakout #1 cover page  
Strategies for protecting the patient physician relationship  

Breakout #2 cover page:  
Winning the hearts and minds of employed physicians  

Session handout:  
Physician employment patient notification and records act

Breakout #3 cover page
Protecting physicians from anticompetitive health insurance and hospital market consolidation  

Session handouts:  
Competitive Impact Statement: U.S. and the State of Texas v. Aetna, Inc. and the Prudential Insurance Company of America
Guardado, Jose. R., Emmons, David W. and Kane, Carol K, 2013 "The Price Effects of a Large Merger of Health Insurers: A Case Study of UnitedHealth-Sierra" Health Management, Policy and Innovation, 1(3) 16-35  
U.S. Court of Appeals opinion in FTC v St. Luke's (Feb. 10, 2015)(hospital acquisition of a physician practice as violation of antitrust law)

Administrative hassles: Enough is enough!
The next chapter in network adequacy and out-of-network care
Protecting your medical board from antitrust liability
Navigating a safe path to promoting modern medicine
Emerging trends in nursing and midwifery SOP advocacy