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How to Connect and Make an Impact on Local Government-Panel Discussion

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 28, 2015

Course Objectives:                    

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:    

  • List top legislative and regulatory issues for urgent care centers
  • Identify and assess current state legislative and regulatory threats against urgent care centers.
  • Identify proactive steps urgent care centers can take to better position themselves in the policy making arena.
  • Describe resources available to urgent care centers for communicating with state policy makers.
  • Distinguish among best practices for responding to state legislative and regulatory threats.

Faculty Bio:

Camille Bonta

Camille S. Bonta, MHS Principal For more than 20 years, Camille has held communications and policy positions in the field of health care. During her career, she has forged strong working relationships in Congress and throughout the “House of Medicine” and within the public health community. She has led large physician- and patient-based coalitions and understands how to navigate the political dynamics of organized medicine. Camille’s understanding of associations and their role in Washington policy making stems from 11 years as the chief federal lobbyist and policy analyst for the American College of Cardiology. Since launching Summit Health Care Consulting in 2008 Camille has guided the lobbying, regulatory and advocacy efforts of national health care organizations. Camille is experienced and skilled at coalition building and management. She has brought together the colorectal cancer stakeholder community around efforts to increase funding for research and prevention, as well as policies to improve access to screening. Early in her career, she co-chaired the Patient Access Coalition, a 70-member national organization comprised of patient advocacy and physician organizations dedicated to the enactment of federal laws to protect patients in managed care plans. Camille also helped launch a multi-specialty coalition effort to protect Medicare reimbursement for medical imaging. Camille began her work in health care policy during her tenure in the office of U.S. Senator John Glenn, which coincided with the release of the Clinton Administration’s “Health Security Act” and the subsequent debate over comprehensive health system reform. Camille also has experience in the field of media relations as it relates to health care. From 1994-1996, she worked for the American Hospital Association in its department of media relations. Camille holds a bachelors of science from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, and masters in health science from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Sean McNeeley, MD
Medical Director, University Hospital Cleveland Urgent Care, Cleveland, Ohio

Robert Rohatsch, MD
Chairman, Chief Strategy Officer, PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Brookfield, Connecticut

Marcus J. Hampers, MD, M.B.A.
CEO, ClearChoiceMD, New London, New Hampshire


Laurel Stoimenoff, PT, CHC
Principal, Continuum Health Solutions, LLC, Chandler, Arizona

Disclosures:  The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase. 

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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