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Sat. Nov. 4, St. Louis: Lunch on AAPS and 1 Hour of CME too!

Don’t miss out on the Fall Missouri Chapter meeting!

Come and learn what sets AAPS apart from other organizations while enjoying great food, networking, and … 1.0 Hour of CME. 

Details copied below. Hope to see you there!

TIME:

11:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017
(meet and greet
starting at 11:30am,
meeting starting at
12:00 PM noon).

LOCATION:

J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks
(Named 2012’s ‘Best Steakhouse’ by the Riverfront Times)
17A W County Ctr, Suite A102
Des Peres, MO 63131
314.965.4600
Click here for map.

ENJOY:

Meal and drinks provided by AAPS. Update on AAPS past and future activities, plus the fellowship of your colleagues!

PRESENTATIONS:

AAPS General Counsel Andrew Schlafly will provide an update of how AAPS is fighting the latest attacks on patients and physicians and answer your questions.  This week Andy will be in federal court to argue against a bad California law harming patient access to independent physicians. Earlier this summer he helped score a victory for a physician battling the ABIM.

The meeting will also feature a talk by AAPS Board Member, Robert Emmons, MD on the AAPS code of Medical Ethics and how our patient-centered code differs from the AMA’s.

RSVP: Reply to this email or email aaps@aapsonline.org. You can also call or text AAPS Business Manager Jeremy Snavely at 520-270-0761 to RSVP or with questions.

**Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement: RMCHCS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPS MO Chapter meeting minutes from July 15th, 2017

The Missouri Chapter meeting of the AAPS was held in Springfield, MO at the Hotel Vandivort. The meeting was called to order by President, Dr Jenny Powell at 12:00 noon. Dr Powell welcomed our guests and gave an overview of AAPS mission, values and how physicians can benefit from being members.
Physician guests included Dr Bill Graham, Dr Luke Van Kirk, Dr John Lilly, Dr Jim Blaine, Dr Matt Green and Dr Shelby Smith. Other guests included Representative Steve Helms, Gloria Bledsoe, Christopher White, and Ashley White.
Members present included: Dr Jenny Powell, Dr Phil Dean, Dr Todd Rice, Dr Bruce Schafly  and Dr Nancy Russell as well as lay members, Wes Powell and Tommy Newhouse.
Minutes from the April meeting were read by secretary Russell, motion to accept the minutes as read was by Dr Phil Dean and seconded by Dr Todd Rice. Minutes were approved as read.
Vice President report by Dr Phil Dean reported on an article in “Pain Medicine News” entitled, “When Pain Management becomes a criminal offense” and educated us on the highlights of this article and it was encouraged that all physicians prescribing pain medications read this article.
Treasurer’s report by Dr Todd Rice; no dues are collected by this chapter and AAPS provides the meeting room and meals for all that attend.
Secretary’s report by Dr Nancy Russell asked each attendee to sign the attendance list and circle their email if they would like to receive the national AAPS newsletter.
Citizen Advocate report by Wes Powell reported that our guest, Dr John Lilly was supportive to AAPS at the State level and we appreciate his efforts. Advocates for AAPS bills can be our voice in Jeff City.  Wes Powell has been volunteering and leading our voice on several bills at the State level for several years. Please contact Wes or Dr Jenny Powell if you are interested in initiating a bill at the state level.
Old Business:
Anonymous complaints about physicians are now being investigated by the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts which was not done in years past. Diane Franklin, State Representative in Dr Jenny Powell’s district has agreed to put forth a bill to disallow the Missouri State board investigation of these complaints. This would not oppose confidential complaints. Contact your local state representative in support of this potential bill.
Dr Powell also informed us that MPM-PPIA malpractice carrier does cover state board complaints and gives discounts to direct pay physicians.
New Business: None
Guest Speaker
Dr Bill Graham of Springfield, MO introduced guest speaker, Missouri State Representative from the 135th district, Steve Helms. Mr. Helms is Vice Chair of the professional registration committee. He spoke in favor of direct primary care and preserving the physician/patient relationship.  HIs goal is to initiate a work group to bring several bills to Missouri to make laws in favor of State government control instead of Federal government control is several areas. For example, medical insurance is still state regulated but federal government places penalties and incentives.
Our next speaker, Dr John Lilly was introduced by Dr Jenny Powell. Dr Lilly presented an impressive powerpoint presentation regarding the prescription drug monitoring program bill that is going forward to be passed in the State of Missouri. He presented statistics from all 50 states showing numbers and graphs over several decades of how this program has not decreased prescription drug induced deaths in the last decade. In fact, in most states the death rates have gone up steadily in spite of the time the law was initiated. Our MO chapter of AAPS has spoken out against this bill for privacy reasons as well as the reasons mentioned above, however they were more organizations speaking in favor of the bill and could be passed soon.
Upcoming Dates: 
Annual AAPS meeting in Tucson, AR October 5-7, 2017
Missouri AAPS Chapter meeting in St Louis on November 4th, 2017 at J. Gilbert’s restaurant starting at 11:30 am.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:05 PM by Dr Jenny Powell

AAPS MO Chapter Meeting: July 15, 2017

Don’t miss out on the Summer Missouri Chapter meeting! 
(note: the minutes from the spring meeting can be found by clicking here)

Details copied below. Please note the exciting special guests who will be joining us. Hope to see you there!

TIME:

Meeting starting at
12:00 PM noon
Saturday, July 15, 2017
(meet and greet
starting at 11:30am).

LOCATION:

Hotel Vandivort.
305 E Walnut St,
Springfield, MO 65806.
Click here for map.

ENJOY:

Meal provided by AAPS. Update on AAPS past and future activities, plus the fellowship of your colleagues!

SPECIAL GUESTS:

We are honored that State Representative Steve Helms will join us!  Rep. Helms, a newly elected State Representative from the 135th District, is very familiar with Direct Primary Care and gave a very articulate and passionate endorsement of that business model at a Greene County Medical Society reception for legislative candidates last fall.

Dr. Bill Graham will give a report from the DPC Summit he attended last month in Washington, DC, including info from the session on federal legislation initiatives.

RSVP: email nancy@nancyrussellmd.com

Save the Dates: April 22 and July 15, 2017

Save the dates for these 2 upcoming meetings of YOUR Missouri Chapter of AAPS:

Saturday, April 22 meeting in KC will feature a guest speaker from AtlasMD, the EMR company of AAPS’ Dr Josh Umbehr.  His brother, Kirk, will speak on behalf of the company and DPC. Reminder that Nancy will schedule the meeting at Hereford House in Independence, MO; meet and greet at noon, meeting to begin at 12:30.

Dr. Bill Graham, who arranged our last Springfield meeting, will again reserve the meeting room at the Vandervoort Hotel in Springfield MO for the July 15 meeting, meet and greet at 11:30 and meeting to begin at noon.  He will be inviting his state representative to speak, and also Dr. David Barbe, a family physician from the Mountain Grove/West Plains/Mountain View/Birch Tree area, who is also the current AMA President.

February 11, 2017 – Quarterly Meeting

Don’t miss out on the first Missouri Chapter meeting of 2017!

Details copied below. Hope to see you there!

TIME: Meeting starting at 12:00 PM noon on Saturday, February 11, 2017 (meet and greet starting at 11:30am).

LOCATION: 44 Stone (in Cellar Room) 3910 Peachtree Drive, Columbia MO  65203, Phone: 573-443-2726.  Click here for map.

ENJOY: Meal provided by AAPS. Update on AAPS political actions and news and the fellowship of your colleagues!

RSVP: email nancy@nancyrussellmd.com
Our guest speaker will be Tim McCarty from Gene Traits Laboratories.  The lab is located in Columbia, Missouri and has performed genetic testing for over 20 years. This lab can take a saliva sample from a patient and identify their pharmacogenetics. This helps identify medications that are compatible with the patient’s genetic make-up as well as those that are not. The testing can be very helpful for cardiovascular, mental health, pain management, etc. medical treatment.

MO Chapter Spring Meeting!

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 12:00 Noon

Please plan on joining us for our Missouri Chapter quarterly meeting on Saturday, April 23, meeting starting at noon (meet and greet starting at 11:30) at Sophia’s, 3915 S. Providence Road, Columbia MO. Elections for officers will be held, and we will receive an update on Missouri state legislation.

Hope to see you there!

Directions: from St.Louis area – I-70 W to Grindstone Parkway in Columbia, take the Grindstone Pkwy/New Haven Rd form US 63 South, Grindstone Pkwy to South Providence Rd; from Kansas City area – I-70 E, take exit 124 to MO 740/Stadium Blvd, follow N. Stadium Blvd to South Providence Rd; from Jefferson City – US 63 North to Columbia, take the New Haven Road exit, continue on Grindstone Pkwy to South Providence Rd.

May 16, 2015: Legislation Update

You won’t want to miss out on the second meeting of 2015 of the Missouri Chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons which will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

The agenda will be packed with important updates on current and future legislation impacting ALL Missouri Patients and their physicians:

  • The recent passage of H.R. 2 “Doc Fix” was widely supported by most of “organized medicine” and was considered a “bipartisan” victory. Speaker Boehner even planted a kiss on Minority Leader Pelosi in a Rose Garden party celebrating the bill’s passage. (We are not making this up.)  But what was really in it? We will discuss the truth about this bill including ideas to pushback against its infringements on the patient-physician relationship.
  • News on progress on efforts to STOP MOC & MOL (SB 400& HB 683) and the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact in Missouri and other states and how you can help push these initiaves across the line to victory.
  • Update on bill to protect the availability of Direct Primary Care in Missouri.
  • The Health Care Professional Volunteer Bill:-Provides physicians with malpractice immunity in their practices
    -Gets rid of medical malpractice premiums
    -Provides charity care for the indigent
    -Saves Missouri taxpayers $ 1 billion plus annually
  • Status of SB 63, a bill to create a Prescription Drug Monitoring Database in Missouri endagering patient and physician privacy.
  • The “Walgreens/CVS” Collaborative Practice Bill, HB 633 & SB 415. Repeals old  protections and replaces with act which is potentially dangerous to patients. Rescinds mandatory physician observation time and the distance rules. What is the MSMA position on this bill?
  • Discussion to gather YOUR ideas about needed legislation to protect your practice and your patients. For example, what can be done to stop Walgreens violating patient confidentiality by requiring ICD diagnosis codes for pain prescriptions?

LOCATION:
First State Comm Bank
1022 N Highway 47
Warrenton, MO 63383

AGENDA:
1pm – Lunch and Presentations

COST:
No Charge, Lunch provided by AAPS

RSVP:
Online: at https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/m4o4e010nbulpa/

or call/text: AAPS Business Manager Jeremy Snavely at 520-270-0761

or email: aaps@aapsonline.org

FEB. 7, 2015: Exciting Update on MOC

You won’t want to miss out on the first meeting of 2015 of the Missouri Chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons which will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

The agenda will be packed with important topics including:

  • Exciting breaking news on progress on efforts to STOP MOC & MOL in Missouri and how you can help push these initiaves across the line to victory.
  • Update on bill to protect the availability of Direct Primary Care in Missouri.
  • Medical Update on “The effect of a Once Weekly Therapy on A1C and Weight Loss Over Three Years” by Dr. James Bonucchi. (sponsored by AstraZeneca).

LOCATION: CC’s City Broiler, 1401 Forum Boulevard, Columbia MO.

AGENDA:
Noon – Chapter Executive Committee Meeting
1pm – Lunch and Presentations

COST:
Lunch and drinks provided by AstraZeneca*

RSVP:
https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/m199z11c1y4aigw/

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.

Chapter Meeting May 3

YOU’RE INVITED

Facts: 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, May 3, 2014
12 noon:  Network & Mingle
12:30 – 1:30:  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)
periphery adjacent to Nordstroms and parking at 270 & Manchester
Valet or self park, garage or open air

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