The COVID-19 pandemic is placing financial stress on physician practices through the shutdown of non-essential services. Many face substantial loss of revenue. Emergency assistance is becoming available to physician practices and other providers through several federal and local Kansas City programs.
The Kansas City Medical Society is sponsoring or co-sponsoring three resolutions for presentation to the Missouri State Medical Association House of Delegates April 3-5.
See this excellent commentary by Michael O'Dell, MD, MSHA, FAAFP, in the February 6 Kansas City Star on how Medicaid expansion will save money for the State of Missouri, help keep people healthy and working, and help keep rural hospitals open.
The resolutions process through our state medical associations gives physicians a chance to make their voices heard on important matters affecting the practice of medicine and the health of our patients. Deadlines are approaching for resolutions to be presented at the Missouri State Medical Association April 3-5.
If you live or practice in Kansas, please call your state senator where you live and/or practice to express your support of SB 252, the bipartisan Medicaid expansion compromise plan.
U.S. Surgeon Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, on August 29 issued an advisory against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women. "No amount of marijuana use during pregnancy or adolescence is known to be safe," the advisory states.
Join KCMS and the Missouri State Medical Association for this important session to help sharpen your advocacy skills and gain an update on current legislative issues in Missouri.
Help the Medical Society build relationships with Kansas state legislators and inform them about KCMS and important issues in medicine at this Summer Social at the home of Dr. Mark and Jill Brady.
Medicaid expansion will help address the serious access to care issues faced by those in greater Kansas City who do not have health insurance. KCMS will be advocating for Medicaid expansion in the 2020 legislative sessions in Missouri and Kansas.
We love to hear stories of how the Kansas City Medical Society, via the work of the Kansas City Medical Foundation changes lives. Our partners at El Centro, recently put some of our stories in their newsletter. We are happy to see ways we are having an impact in the greater Kansas City community.