New ‘Top Docs’ episode addresses the Physicians Advocacy Institute
The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) – which was created to “advance fair and transparent policies and practices to sustain the practice of medicine” – and it features PAI CEO Kelly Kenney.
– How PAI was formed
– MAG’s history with and ties to PAI
– PAI’s strategic priorities and programs
– The resources that PAI has developed for physicians and medical practices
– The results of PAI’s recent study on physician practice trends
– Why so many physicians are employed
– Why so many physicians’ practices are being acquired
– The crucial need for a physician-led health care system
PAI was established in 2005 as a result of a court-approved settlement of a multi-district class action lawsuit that several state medical associations, including MAG, and individual physicians filed against many of the nation’s health insurers for unfair payment policies. In addition to lobbying Congress and federal regulatory entities, PAI “conducts and publishes health care research and develops educational tools for physicians to help them succeed in a rapidly evolving practice environment.” PAI’s Board of Directors is comprised of the CEOs of nine state medical associations – including MAG CEO Jeremy Bonfini – and a physician from Kentucky.
Kenney has devoted her professional life to advocacy on issues that impact physicians and their patients. Prior to joining PAI, Kenney served as the director of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Advocacy Resource Center and State Government Affairs Division for more than a decade. In that role, she led a team of health care attorneys to develop and implement numerous state legislative and regulatory campaigns on behalf of the AMA and its component medical associations. Kenney has a degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan.
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