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Monday, May 3, 2010

HOUSE CALLS FOR TMA TO TAKE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ROLE

The House of Delegates passed a resolution that TMA “continue to work with other medical organizations, with similar goals, to advocate for patients and physicians on a national level.” The house passed resolutions that support:
  • Changes to Medicare locality boundaries so payments reflect differences in local economic conditions;
  • Increased funding of mental illness and substance abuse treatment;
  • Higher pay for Medicaid physicians who treat patients after hours and on weekends;
  • Expansion in allopathic and osteopathic medical school enrollment;
  • Routine, evidence-based cancer screening;
  • Restored funding of statewide preceptorship programs; and
  • Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) of both young women and young men between ages 9 and 26.

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