August 2, 2014 Chapter Meeting

YOU’RE INVITED

WHY: We have two pieces of critical legislation that we as physicians need to move on to save the Sacred Doctor Patient Relationship and our Profession!

NOTE: Even physicians “grandfathered” in are NOT safe at this point.

 FACT: We have the numbers and desire needed to cause change!

“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
–Samuel Adams – Founding Father

RSVP: https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/m1q698v003pxvah/

Who: All concerned physicians

When: Saturday, August 2, 2014
12:00 NOON:  Network & Mingle
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:  Meeting – Saving Private Practice

Where: J Gilberts – Woodfired steaks & seafood, also moderately priced fare!

17 W County Center a102, Des Peres, MO 63131

http://www.jgilberts.com/Locations/828/Menus/Lunch_1.pdf

Easy access at West County Mall (Dove sign seen from 270)

periphery adjacent to Nordstroms and parking at 270 & Manchester

Valet or self park, garage or open airThe Missouri Chapter of AAPS has quarterly meetings. The chapter consists of dedicated members from around the state.

Questions / Comments:  aaps@aapsonline.org or 520-270-0761

There are now two pieces of key legislation for MO physicians. Links to prototypes of both of these bills are below.

The Patient Access Expansion Act is approved by MO CSG and the Physician Volunteer Act is being discussed.

The first piece of legislation needed for MO physicians is the Patient Access Bill which passed the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and at our MO AAPS chapter in May. If passed in our MO Statehouse, it frees-up physician time to see patients rather than be on a treadmill of recertification (MOC/MOL)!!! If we do not get this bill passed even those of us “grandfathered” in will be mandated to comply with MOC (Maintenance of Certification and MOL (Maintenance of Licensure)! This is the published plan of the ABMS.

The second piece needed, gives physicians immunity from malpractice providing they volunteer approximately four hours weekly to charity care. We can get this bill passed as well. It is already in the NJ, PA and VA statehouses as a bipartisan bill.

Physicians are starting to work on these types of bills in different states, including Arizona. It would behoove MO physicians to use the tools provided by CSG to implement the changes we need to survive and thrive in practice.

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