Oktoberfest Brings PCMS Members Together

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During a week that had NAM release a report about provider burnout that highlighted the importance of physicians not feeling isolated, PCMS Members enjoyed the latest free member Collegial Social at the TRA Lounge in Tacoma on October 24.



The event had an Oktoberfest theme with outstanding German style food and beers.  The brats were so popular that only one was left by the end of the evening--and that one remained only because nobody wanted to be the person to take the last one.  



Attendees were welcomed by PCMS President Aaron Pace, MD as the big screens were tuned to NFL Thursday Night Football with the Vikings defeating the Redskins.  At halftime, PCMS Executive Director Bruce Ehrle led a conversation about HIPAA to hear from front line providers about how the law can be modernized to improve physician and PA care for their patients as well as to eliminate nonsensical administrative burdens.  Terrific examples were offered by several doctors that will be incorporated in to PCMS federal advocacy.  TRA Imaging CEO Chris Coates previewed the topic for the next free Collegial Social in early 2020--Clinical Decision Support and related CMS requirements that physicians should be aware of.  



PCMS thanks TRA Medical Imaging for their continued partnership with the Society and for their continued support of these important membership gatherings.