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.

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