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Medical Association and Specialties Begin Work on 2020 Legislative Agenda

Earlier this month, the Medical Association hosted a legislative roundtable with leaders from the various physician specialties. The event included a discussion of the prior legislative session and our past priorities, as well as an open forum for specialty delegates to discuss items and issues important to their physicians. Each legislative session presents new and […]

ALAPAC Supported Candidates Win Elections

In the past two weeks, both ALAPAC supported candidates were victorious in their special election campaigns to the House of Representatives: Van Smith, who won the seat for HD42 on November 4, and Charlotte Meadows, who was elected to serve HD74 just this past Tuesday. Smith, a former Autauga County Commissioner, received ALAPAC’s support was […]

Call for Elective Offices

The following are positions for offices in the Medical Association which will be elected at the 2020 Business Session. Nominations for statewide offices are presented through a Nominating Committee process. District offices (*) are nominated from district caucuses.  Qualified candidates shall have been regular, government or academic employee members of the association for at least […]

PEEHIP Transitioning to Humana Effective January 1st

Medicare-eligible retirees of the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP) will be moving to the Humana Group Medicare Advantage Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan for their healthcare coverage, effective January 1, 2020. Humana will be hosting a series of webinars as they lead up to the PEEHIP transition on January 1st.  These will be […]

Opioid Cumulative Daily Morphine Milligram Equivalents Limit – MME Decrease

Effective December 2, 2019, the Alabama Medicaid Agency will implement hard edits on cumulative daily MME claims exceeding 200 MME/day. A phase-in period for claims exceeding 150 MME/day, but less than 200 MME/day, will also be implemented. Examples of MME calculations/day include: • 10 tablets per day of hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5/325 = 50 MME/day • 6 […]

ALAPAC-Supported Van Smith Wins Special Election

On Tuesday, Autauga County Commissioner Van Smith won the special election to fill the vacancy in Alabama House District 42 with 88% of the vote. ALAPAC has supported Van since the Primary, with a key reason being the advocacy of area physicians who have known and worked with Mr. Smith for years and who spoke […]