The AAFP Congress of Delegates will meet Sept. 23-25 in Marriott Hall of the San Diego Marriott Marina and Marquis. The Congress will convene in conjunction with the AAFP Scientific Assembly, which will meet Sept. 24-28 in the San Diego Convention Center.
During the Congress' reference committee hearings on Sept. 23, AAFP members will have the opportunity to share their views and help shape new AAFP policies. The delegates will elect Academy officers and members of the AAFP Board of Directors on Sept. 25.
Further information about the 2013 Congress is available online, including links to
- a tentative schedule of official activities,
- housing and registration information, and
- a listing of resolutions submitted to date.
Among those resolutions is a measure that calls for the AAFP to "recommend that major insurance companies pay physicians for obesity-related services," such as counseling and medication management. Another resolution asks the Academy to encourage CMS to modify its determinations of coding to permit patient information entered into the electronic health record by all members of the medical team, including nonphysicians, to be used to determine the final code submitted.
To learn more about the 10 candidates up for election to Academy offices, members are invited to visit the 2013 Candidates Web page.
Information about Assembly activities also can be accessed online.
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