As previously reported, the delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting in June voted to work with state medical societies to create state-specific registries of physicians outside of the Veteran’s Administration (VA) willing to see veterans, especially those veterans who have experienced long wait-times for care.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) supports the AMA’s resolution and is currently working with administrative leaders within the VA to identify how best to link Pennsylvania physicians willing to see veterans to veterans needing care.
Several states, including Texas and Florida, have already created physician registries. PAMED is learning from those states and working with the VA to make sure that the registry we develop is helpful and will be used by veterans seeking care before we release our request for physicians to volunteer.
For more information on this issue, please contact Sharon Miller, AMA Delegation Staff and Director, PAMED Executive Office at (717) 909-2606.