August 07, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy MACRA Payor Issues and Reimbursement
The American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) honored the California Medical Association (CMA) with a Profile of Excellence award for its advocacy in the No on Proposition 46 campaign.
The Profiles of Excellence Awards recognize organizations for efforts that advance the field of organized medicine and improve the lives of physicians and the patients they serve. CMA and its county medical societies were also recognized with the AAMSE President's Award for their collaborative efforts in the campaign.
Proposition 46, the trial lawyers' attempt to overturn California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), was one of the most contentious and high-stakes ballot fights in California history. According to AAMSE, CMA received the award for the successful No on 46 campaign, which included "[developing] a comprehensive strategy over the course of a year and a half, including extensive research, unprecedented coalition building and massive grassroots activity."
The awards were announced at the 2015 AAMSE Annual Conference held July 22-25 in Portland, Ore. A judging panel of AAMSE members reviewed submissions and awarded recipients for excellence in four areas of medical society management, advocacy, communications, education and membership. Other recipients honored included the Dallas County Medical Society, the Medical Society of Virginia and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
For more information on the Profiles of Excellence Awards, click here.