District 5 Recap - February 21, 2019

Over 30 POMA members of District 5 met at the First Post Restaurant in York, PA last evening. The meeting began with a CME lecture around CVD. Many questions were asked, but there were a cluster of questions on whether insurance companies would cover the treatments and if not, how to demonstrate the value to insurers in order for them to cover the patient treatment.

District 5 February 2019 meeting

Afterward, the regular business meeting was called to order by Dr. Carol St. George. POMA staff provided an overview of organizational activities including the annual meeting and clinical assembly planning and registration; POMAs development of a smartphone app and its valuable capabilities; DOs Doing More and stories needed for publication on interesting facts about what POMA members do in their communities; and an advocacy report on the need for strong grassroots lobbying, the venue issue and opposition to the CRNP independent practice legislation.

Dr. Hugh Palmer provided the treasurer and secretary reports that included the election of several slates of candidates for POMA and AOA representation at annual meetings. The meeting was ended on a special order of business for Dr. William Swallow to present Dr. Carol St. George with an award for her long dedication to POMA and District 5.