Doc Decision 2014 Fall Political Forum Brings Together State and National Health Care Policy Experts, Elected Officials

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 am-3:30 pm OMA Headquarters, 11740 SW 68th Parkway, Portland, Oregon

The coming elections and legislative session are important to every physician and physician assistant in Oregon, no matter where or how they practice. Doc Decision 2014 brings together state and national health care policy experts and elected officials to discuss key issues that will affect clinicians and the health care industry in the coming legislative session and beyond.

What does the future hold for Oregon’s health insurance exchange, and how will it impact you and your practice? Keynote speaker Teresa Miller, a former Oregon Insurance Division administrator and an expert on Affordable Care Act exchanges, rate review, and contracting transparency issues, will discuss the future of exchanges in driving delivery system reform in our state.

Oregon’s senior Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore) will also provide a Congressional update with a special focus on the potential for repealing Medicare’s problematic Sustainable Growth Rate formula tied to physician reimbursement, and possible tweaks to the Affordable Care Act.

Other speakers include:

  • U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Chair Senate Committee on Finance

  • Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. Representative for Oregon’s first congressional district and a former Oregon State Senator and Representative

  • Congressman Kurt Schrader, U.S. Representative for Oregon's fifth congressional district and a former Oregon State Senator and Representative

  • Brian Druker, MD, director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and professor of medicine

  • Representative John Davis, Oregon State Representative for District 26 (Wilsonville) and Deputy House Republican Leader

  • Representative Tobias Read, Oregon State Representative for District 27 (Beaverton), Oregon

    House Majority Whip and Chair of House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development

  • John Horvick, vice president and director of research at DHM Research

After the Fall Political Forum, physicians and PAs are encouraged to stay for ​an OMA Town Hall to hear about the “State of the OMA,” and take part in an open forum discussion. Confer with your colleagues and OMA leadership about the role organized medicine plays in addressing the issues affecting you and your profession.

General admission is $50; OMA member medical and PA students are encouraged to attend at no cost. Support your association and your profession, and don’t miss this wealth of crucial information. Reserve your seat today at www.theOMA.org/DocDecision2014

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