June is Firearm Safety Awareness Month
June is Firearm Safety Awareness Month
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The AMA's New Website to Fix Medicare

Introducing fixmedicarenow.org, created by the American Medical Association (AMA) and dedicated to empowering physicians with effective ways to voice their concerns and drive congressional action toward resolving the critical challenges physicians and their patients face due to the flawed Medicare physician payment system.

Did you know that physicians are the only healthcare professionals whose Medicare payments are not automatically adjusted for annual inflation? As a result, Medicare physician payments have fallen behind the rate of inflation growth by 26% since 2001. 

This discrepancy is even more pronounced in the face of record-breaking inflation and the disruptions caused by the pandemic. This statutory flaw compounds the impact of other payment policy changes, such as "budget neutrality" adjustments and performance incentives.

fixmedicarenow.org showcases the proactive measures undertaken by the AMA. You can delve deeper and learn about the AMA's ongoing efforts to address these challenges by clicking the button below.

Prior Authorization Success!

We are thrilled to announce that the Prior Authorization Bill, which originated in the KCMS Delegate Council, has been successfully passed and signed by Governor Inslee.
Thank you, Dr. Teresa Girolami, for your relentless efforts. 
Do you want to improve the practice of medicine? Join Us!
The KCMS Delegate Council is actively writing resolutions to be presented to leaders in the next legislative session. Make a change by contacting sbrath@kcmsociety.org.

2nd KCMS Delegate Council Meeting

KCMS pursues legislative efforts with the help of its dedicated lobbyist, James Paribello.
 The KCMS Delegates discussed many topics at the first council meeting in May and enjoyed meeting each other in person. The conversation continues in July via Zoom!
Wednesday, July 19th, at 6 p.m.  
If you are interested in becoming a KCMS delegate or have an idea of what you'd like to see changed, don't hesitate to get in touch with Shurlon at sbrath@kcmsociety.org


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KCMS Partners with SKCPH to End Lead Poisoning

We aim to illuminate the constantly evolving lead-level standards and emphasize their profound implications for patient care. As our knowledge of the health hazards linked to lead exposure continues to expand, it compels us to make noteworthy changes in our approach.
Together, let's find a future where the dangers of lead exposure are eradicated. By actively staying informed, educating patients, and advocating for safer environments, we can significantly impact public health.  

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