Spring is here in full bloom and the Georgia AAP is staying busy serving our physicians and the children and adolescents they care for.
The Georgia General Assembly adjourned on the last day of March, concluding its 40-day session—held with all the precautions that the pandemic required. We were pleased that children were well-served during this unusual session. In the state budget, the only bill that the State legislature is actually required to pass, increased Medicaid rates on 18 of the most common E/M codes. This was a direct result of the Chapter’s lobbying and the legislature’s understanding of the critical role Medicaid plays in maintaining a strong healthcare system for all the citizens of our state—and most especially of course infants, children, and adolescents. For a summary of bills we followed and their final status, click on our Legislative Page.
Looking ahead, many of our members will “virtually” attend the AAP Legislative Seminar next weekend, April 11-13, in Washington, DC. This meeting is a great series of workshops on legislative advocacy and a chance to hear from national leaders on politics and good policy for children.
In May, our spring meeting of the Georgia Pediatric Nurses & Practice Managers Associations will be held as a month-long “on-demand” event this year. Nurses and practice managers will be able to view several different education sessions on-demand, at a time convenient to them. Click here for more information.
In June, we will hold our Pediatric Infectious Disease and Immunization Webinar Series. This series will include presentations from Red Book Editor David Kimberlin, MD (Birmingham), Chapter Infectious Disease Committee Chair Evan Anderson, MD (Atlanta), and Capt. Amanda Cohn, MD of the CDC. The presentations will be on June 2, 9, & 16 at 12:30 pm. Click here to register (one registration for all three webinars).
And looking into the summer, we have moved Pediatrics By the Sea a bit deeper into the summer, July 22-24, 2021 and it will be a “hybrid” meeting—both in person and via stream. We’re happy to be able to return to Amelia Island and we’ll observe all the appropriate protocols and safeguards while we’re at the wonderful Ritz-Carlton. Due to these protocols, attendance will be capped, for both registrants and exhibitors, so we’d advise you to act early. Click here for information.
As always, let us know at the Georgia AAP office if we can ever assist you.
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Register today for the on-demand Spring 2021 meeting of the Georgia Pediatric Nurses & Practice Managers Association!
Mark your calendars and plan to join us July 22-24 for our first Hybrid meeting (both in person and virtual) at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, FL.
Pediatric Foundation of Georgia Golf Tournament, October 20, 2021Mark your Calendar for the 2021 Golf Tournament!The tournament will be held on October 20, 2021 at Cherokee Run Golf Course in Conyers. More information coming soon!
The Chapter has a number of webinars on various topics planned. Please register and plan to attend with your colleagues. The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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