The APMA House of Delegates convened in person in Washington, DC, on Saturday. Guest speakers addressed the house, bearing greetings from our physician peers and messages of thanks for the work of the house.
American Osteopathic Association
Ira Monka, DO, President-Elect
Dr. Monka presented to delegates about his presidential goals for the coming year at AOA: To build a better future by inspiring the youth of the osteopathic profession—more specifically, to promote AOA board certification as the premier certification pathway for all osteopathic physicians; to expand outreach to osteopathic students and residents; and to continue to promote and build the osteopathic profession.
American Medical Association
Thomas J. Madejski, MD, Board Member
Dr. Madejski addressed the house, emphasizing the collaborative work APMA and AMA can do to represent our shared interests with a unified voice. Among AMA's initiatives, it is focusing on the following four main issues in the coming year: pushing for a rational Medicare payment system; fixing the burden of prior authorization; relieving physician burnout; and advancing telehealth.