IMS to Hold Fall Committee Meetings

Date of Publication October 4, 2017

Every fall, the majority of the Iowa Medical Society’s standing committees hold their annual meetings. These committees provide policy, political, and administrative input on the issues facing IMS from a diverse cross-section of members and their staff. IMS committee meetings are open to all IMS members who wish to attend in person or via conference call. The following committees will meet in the coming weeks:

Tuesday, October 10th – Committee on Law & Ethics
This is the IMS standing committee responsible for medical practice issues with significant legal and ethical implications for Iowa physicians. The committee will serve as a liaison to organizations such as the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Board of Medicine.
Meeting Packet Available Here

Tuesday, October 17th – Committee on Medical Services
This is the IMS standing committee responsible for issues relating to the provision of medical services under commercial insurance systems, Medicaid, Medicare, the Veterans Administration, and the interrelations of hospital and medical services.
Meeting Packet Available Here

Friday, October 20th – Health Care Executive Section
This is an affiliate IMS standing committee, comprised of clinic administrators, intended to facilitate collaboration across practice settings, to maximize the administrative functionality of physician practices across the state.
Meeting Packet Available Soon

Wednesday, October 25th – Committee on Legislation
This is the IMS standing committee responsible for reviewing public policy measures under consideration by the General Assembly and U.S. Congress. The Committee provides recommendations for the IMS Legislative Agenda to the IMS Board of Directors, as well as guidance on legislative advocacy.
Meeting Packet Available Here

Tuesday, November 7th – Iowa Medical Political Action Committee (IMPAC)
This political subsidiary of the Iowa Medical Society provides financial support for state-level legislative and gubernatorial candidates. IMPAC will meet with candidates for state and federal office to share the political concerns of organized medicine and make recommendations to the American Medical Political Action Committee (AMPAC) for contributions to candidates for Iowa’s U.S. House and U.S. Senate delegations.
Meeting Packet Available Soon

For more information on these upcoming meetings, please contact Dennis Tibben with the IMS Center for Physician Advocacy.

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