"When I became president of TMA in May, I also became principal of the Health Reform School," Texas Medical Association President Sue Bailey, MD, told her colleagues at the Organization of State Medical Association Presidents (OSMAP) today.
Dr. Bailey described the live and telephone conferences, the analyses, and the information pieces that TMA has used to educate thousands of members on the intricacies of the new health system reform law.
"We used education, education, education," she said, "to bring our physicians to a place where they can survive, and perhaps thrive, in the new health care landscape."
More than 1,000 physicians have attended the 13 free Reform School classes TMA has conducted so far in conjunction with county medical societies around the state. In addition to record attendance at some of these meetings, Dr. Bailey said the presentations "brought out doctors who had never been to a county medical society or TMA meeting before."
Five more Reform School classes are already on the schedule.