An Update on recent policy changes and how they affect MBS. Session Goals: The purpose of this session is to serve as a strategic planning session for advocacy efforts for 2024. It is meant to be an interactive discussion from leaders in the field of advocacy and state chapter presidents and all of those interested in advocacy efforts.

Learning Objective:

  1. Each state chapter president should leave this session with a clear understanding of key recent policy changes and national advocacy efforts. We have several very important advocacy initiatives for the year 2024, and these efforts must be led at the state level.

  2. Each state chapter president should leave with a plan for her or his state chapter; many of these efforts are being carried out in phases. State chapter presidents will have a very important role- understanding each phase and explaining these phases to membership as well as recruiting chapter members will be the responsibility of the chapter president. After this session, the president of each chapter will leave with knowledge of the plan, contact information for key ASMBS advocacy leaders, and information to take home and disseminate to chapter membership.

  3. Chapter presidents will have an opportunity to raise concerns regarding key advocacy issues in his or her home state or ask for clarity on any discussed objective during the Q and A.

No lunch will be provided for this free session.**

2:00pm Welcome and Overview of Session Goals As Well As Updates on Recent Policy Changes and National Advocacy Efforts
L. Renee Hilton-Rowe, FACS FASMBS MD
2:15pm Changing Landscape of American Medicine and Insurance Coverage of MBS and AOMs
Christopher Northup, MD
2:30pm AMA Resolution 224: What is its Impact and What Are the Next Steps?
Samer Mattar, MD FASMBS
2:45pm Impact New ASMBS/IFSO Guidelines - Penetrance Into Commercial Carriers
Tanyaradzwa Kajese, MD FACS FASMBS
3:00pm Gold Carding- Concept to Finish…What This Could Mean for Your State and Individual Practice
Colleen I Kennedy, FASMBS MBA MD; Christopher Daigle, FACS FASMBS MD
3:15pm SWOT Analysis of MBS: Looking to the Future
Philip Gachassin, MD MHCM FACS FASMBS
3:30pm Question and Answer
4:00pm Round Table Discussion
4:30pm Individual State Chapter Presidents Issues
L. Renee Hilton-Rowe, FACS FASMBS MD; Shauna Levy, MD MS FACS FASMBS DABOM; Ann Rogers, MD; Andrea Stroud, M.D. M.S.; Luis M Reyes, FACS FASMBS MD
5:00pm Adjourn