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KMA develops legislative priorities

Reduce barriers to care, improve practice of medicine in the Commonwealth. By Cory Meadows Despite the Kentucky General Assembly’s emphasis on politically charged topics such as the budget and pension reform, it is undeniable that healthcare will always remain a matter for conversation in Frankfort. The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) is once again prepared to be a leader in that discussion and advocate for the practice of medicine in 2018.

Kentucky Medical Association sets advocacy priorities

  A new look to the Kentucky House of Representatives offers new opportunities for legislation important to physicians in the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. In order to capitalize on those opportunities, the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) has established a set of priorities that emphasize improved public health, increased patient safety and a

Patrick Padgett: Executive vice president and CEO of the Kentucky Medical Association

Medical News: How has the expansion of Medicaid affected the physician community? Over 400,000 people enrolled in Medicaid in Kentucky since the expansion, with nearly thirty percent of Kentuckians now covered by Medicaid. Patrick Padgett: When looking at the impact of Medicaid expansion on physicians, certain facts about Kentucky should also be considered. For instance, we lead the nation in cancer deaths and the

Kentucky Medical Association honors UK faculty, alum for outstanding contributions to healthcare

Three University of Kentucky physicians were recently honored during the Kentucky Medical Association’s (KMA) Annual Meeting on Sept. 10 in Louisville. The Distinguished Service Award, the KMA’s highest award, was presented to Dr. Baretta Casey, professor in the UK College of Public Health and the UK College of Medicine. The Distinguished Service Award is presented