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Monday, June 13, 2011

TEXAS TAKES TWO CANDIDATES, ONE RESOLUTION TO AMA HOUSE OF DELEGATES

Barely a month removed from her hectic year as TMA president, Sue Bailey, MD, is aiming for the American Medical Association’s leadership rungs. Currently a member of the AMA Council on Medical Education, Dr. Bailey is running for vice speaker of the AMA House of Delegates at the AMA house meeting that begins Saturday. She faces off against David Hannan, MD, of New York. Vice speaker is traditionally a path to the AMA presidency. Russ Kridel, MD, an otolaryngologist from Houston, is running for reelection to the AMA Council on Science and Public Health. He is one of three announced candidates for three seats on the council. And, we’re taking Resolution 718 (PDF) — passed last month by the TMA House of Delegates — to AMA. This resolution asks AMA to push the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop fair and accurate ranking measures to use on its Physician Compare Website. It also asks AMA to advocate that CMS develop an appeals process for physicians to use before any information is posted to the site. Follow all the action on Blogged Arteries.

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