On June 8-14, your Academy representatives attended the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) meeting. AMA delegates play a critical role in the democratic policy-making process that is the foundation of the AMA. AAPM&R delegates to the AMA HOD advocate for policies that affect physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and their patients. The PM&R delegation was represented by Drs. Leon Reinstein (AMA Delegate and PM&R Section Council Chair), Susan Hubbell (AMA Delegate), Brittany Bicklehaupt (Resident and Fellow Section Representative, Alternate Delegate), and Mohamad Agha (Young Physicians Section Representative, Alternate Delegate). Many timely reports and resolutions were discussed by the HOD, with topics including health care reform, Medicaid funding, regulation of physician assistants, and Maintenance of Certification®.
On June 10, the PM&R delegation held a reception in honor of Leon Reinstein’s, MD, FAAPMR, retirement from the AMA HOD. We would like to especially thank Dr. Reinstein for 21 years of service, dedication, and leadership!
View a full report of the June meeting here.