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BOARD OF GOVERNORS’ HIGHLIGHTS
JUNE 12, 2015
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Bert T. Guinn, MBA, CAE
Associate Executive Director
Cheri K. McGuire
KMA Executive Vice President Pat Padgett
informed the Board of changes to the KMA
Annual Meeting including the addition of a
leadership conference featuring guest speakers on Saturday during the weekend event.
Friday will feature the KMA’s opening reception. Sunday will contain the House of Delegates while Monday and Tuesday will host
specialty group meeting and ICD-10 coding
boot camp for coders.
GLMS President Robert Couch, MD, MBA,
reported back from the recent AMA Annual
Meeting where Board Chair Bruce Scott, MD,
was elected to the position of AMA Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates. In addition to Dr.
Scott’s election, Lexington’s Steven Stack,
MD, is the incoming president, Kentucky physician Greg Cooper, MD, became the chair
of the AMA Southeast Delegation, Patrick
Padgett has been appointed to chair the AMA
Litigation Committee and John Roberts, MD,
was elected Chair Elect for the AMA Medical
Schools Governing Council. “Kentucky was
well represented,” said Dr. Couch.
The board approved a $6,000 grant from the
GLMS Foundation for the Wear the White Coat
program in which community leaders shadow
physicians as they see patients or perform
surgical procedures so they may better understand what a physician’s average day is like.
The board approved a $2,000 special project
fund request from the GLMS Policy and Advocacy Team to hold a GLMS membership town
hall regarding 2015 state laws and regulations, their effects on member practices and
GLMS legislative priorities for 2016. The event
will take place this fall.
The Healing Place has yet to break ground
for the new men’s campus due to financing
delays. However, the organization is working towards a fall 2015 start date. The Healing Place board also recently authorized a
self-pay program which will begin in spring
2016. This is a shorter term program which
will generate revenue and not rely as heavily
on public or government money.
The GLMS Board welcomed new GLMS Alliance President Karen Sonnier, wife of Dr.
George Sonnier. Sonnier noted that she and
the executive committee were working on the
GLMSA schedule for the year and would be
sending out membership dues statements
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KMA TO HOST LEADERSHIP
ACADEMY AT ANNUAL MEETING
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The 2015 KMA Annual Meeting will be held at the
Hyatt Regency Louisville from Friday, August 28
through Monday, August 31. This year’s annual
meeting theme is “Foundation for the Future: Promoting Physician Leadership.”
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In conjunction with the theme, the KMA will
host a Kentucky Physicians Leadership Academy on Saturday, August 29, featuring keynote
speaker Kevin Pho, MD, founder and editor of
KevinMD.com. The all-day CME symposium will
provide physicians with strategies to enhance positive outcomes related to quality data, social media,
patient communications and reimbursement.
For more information about the KMA Annual Meeting, visit www.kyma.org.
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GLMS MISSION - Promote the science, art and profession of medicine; Protect the integrity of the patient-physician
relationship; Advocate for the health and well-being of the community; Unite physicians regardless of practice setting to
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achieve these ends.