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October 2020 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 10/5/2020

In this issue: A Tribute to Dr. Harvey Sugerman, ASMBS & OMA Collaborative Multidisciplinary Care Course, a Call on Congress to Stop Significant Payment Cuts, and more. 

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October 2020 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 10/1/2020

Prepared by Chris Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

In this report: OCAN Leaders Continue Push for TROA Passage, PA Stars Continue Push for Medicaid Coverage of Obesity Drugs, and more.

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September 2020 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 9/4/2020

In this issue: ASMBS Honors Women in Medicine, New Custom Zoom Backgrounds Now Available, an Update to Anthem Pre-Op Weight Management Requirement, and more.

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September 2020 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 9/4/2020

Prepared by Chris Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

In this report: Pandemic Relief Negotiations Break Down, OCAN Groups Meet with CMS regarding TROA, and more.

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July 2020 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 7/2/2020

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East Meets West in the Fight Against COVID-19 in America’s Epicenter

Posted 7/1/2020

Trauma and bariatric surgeon Matthew Martin, MD completed five combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, but not even a war zone could compare to the harsh realities of a frenetic New York City hospital at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April.

“It was the worst mass casualty scene I have ever seen. We were seeing overwhelming numbers of patients who were gravely ill, and resources were limited,” said Dr. Martin who recently…

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July 2020 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 7/1/2020

Prepared by Chris Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

In this report: TROA Cosponsors Highlight Obesity/COVID Link, OCAN Comments on HELP Committee Pandemic White Paper, and more.

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