The Senior Physicians Section (SPS) held its 2022 Interim Meeting on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. This onsite meeting was attended by more than 50 senior physicians and invited guests including seniors from the Hawaii Medical Association.
SPS transmitted five resolutions to the House of Delegates for consideration at the Interim 2022 Meeting.
- Res. 809 (Senior Physicians Section): Uniformity & Enforcement of Medicare Advantage Plans and Regulations–adopted as amended
- Res. 810 (Senior Physicians Section): Medicare Drug Pricing and Pharmacy Costs–reaffirmation of current AMA policy Res. 811 (Senior Physicians Section): Covering Vaccinations for Seniors through Medicare Part B–adopted as amended
- Res. 908 (Senior Physicians Section): Older Adults and the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline–adopted as amended
- Res. 909 (Senior Physicians Section): Decreasing Gun Violence and Suicide in Seniors–adopted as amended
SPS provided support for a variety of AMA House of Delegates resolutions, including:
Amendments to C&B
- BOT Report 5: Towards Diversity and Inclusion: A Global Non-discrimination Policy Statement and Benchmark for our AMA
Reference Committee B
- Res. 205 (Missouri): Waiver of Due Process Clauses
Reference Committee C
- CME Report 1: The Impact of Private Equity on Medical Training
Reference Committee F
- BOT Report 2: Further Action to Respond to the Gun Violence Public Health Crisis (Resolution 246-A-22)
Reference Committee K
- CSAPH Report 1: Drug Shortages: 2022 Update
- Resolution 907 (American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation): A National Strategy for Collaborative Engagement, Study, and Solutions to Reduce the Role of Illegal Firearms in Firearm Related Injury
Attendees heard a presentation from Carolyn Clancy, MD, assistant undersecretary for health, Veterans Administration, on reimagining veteran health. A second education session, "Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Is it for you?" featured Helene M. Langevin, MD, director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), along with Elizabeth Chen Christenson, MD, Lac., adjunct/clinical faculty, University of Hawaii at Manoa.