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.
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.
Senators Cassidy and Carper Call for Medicare to Cover Obesity Drugs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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…