Brian Privett, MD, Next IMS President-Elect

The  IMS Board of Directors has named Brian Privett, MD, Ophthalmology, Cedar Rapids, as their selection for IMS President-Elect in 2019-2020. Dr. Privett currently serves as chair of the IMS Board of Directors. If formally elected by the Board the President's Reception, Friday, April 5 in Iowa City, Dr. Privett will serve as president-elect until April 2020, then be elevated to IMS President.

Dr. Privett joined the Iowa Eye Center in Cedar Rapids in 2011, after completing residency training at the University of Iowa. “Our practice has been very successful in PQRS and now MIPS reporting. Through my involvement with IMS and the AMA, I have been able to pass on and receive feedback regarding the administrative burden that quality reporting places on our practice. I am particularly concerned with the increasing difficulty of taking care of Iowa Medicaid patients. Our practice sees a number of children and other patients on Medicaid. Some optometrists in our area have stopped seeing Medicaid patients due to the payment disparity and administrative burden of our current Medicaid system." Click here to read the full text of Dr. Privett’s full personal statement.

Opportunity for Member Feedback Pursuant to Chapter VI, Section 8 of the IMS Bylaws, “The Board of Directors will communicate its intended selection of the President-Elect to the membership, which shall have 14 days to provide feedback to the Board of Directors.” If you wish to provide feedback on the selection of Brian Privett, MD, as IMS President-Elect, please reply here. Your comments will be evaluated and presented to the Board of Directors. All comments must be received by close of business on Friday, April 5.

Recent News

IMS President Dr. Elson receives GME Leadership Impact Award

AMA IMS MAT news release: Iowa Removes Barriers to Evidence-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

AMA IMS MAT News Release May 2019

AMA IMS MAT news release: Iowa Removes Barriers to Evidence-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

IMS Past-President Dr. Romano, MD, MHA, shares State of the Society Address

Dr. Michael Romano, MD, MHA, Family Medicine, Council Bluffs delivers the 2019 State of the Society Address.

CMS Integrated Care Models for Dually Eligible Individuals

Letter to State Medicaid Directors invites states to partner with CMS to improve outcomes for those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

IMS Presents Annual Awards

On April 5, IMS presented three awards, the Merit, Physician Community Service, and Washington Freeman Peck in recognition of outstanding commitments to the health care, the professional of medicine, and IMS.

Medicaid Managed Care Update

Find the latest information regarding Medicaid Managed Care.

Got News?

Is there something you think we should be covering? What would you like to see IMS report on? Click here to let us know.