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J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE, FACPE, ACP
Important news broke this week on the national scene as the U.S.
Supreme Court decided 6-3 in King v. Burwell on Thursday. Insurance
premium subsidies will therefore continue to flow to Americans in
all states under the Affordable Care Act. The justices sided with
the Obama administration in the historic decision, saying the
healthcare law allows Americans in all states—not just those that
established their own exchanges—to receive the subsidies.
An estimated 6.4 million Americans receive the subsidies in the
34 states that don't have their own exchanges, in many cases
relying on them to afford their health insurance, according to HHS.
Many had worried a decision in the opposite direction would lead to
a dramatic spike in the nation's uninsured and the disintegration
of the healthcare law itself.
The challengers in the case pointed to one part of the law that
says subsidies are available only to those who enroll through an
“exchange established by the state.” The federal government,
however, argued that the law's purpose is clear in allowing
Americans in every state to be eligible for subsidies and that
other parts of the law indicate that.
July 1 is again upon us, that chaotic time in teaching hospitals
when new residents begin their duties and former first-year
residents are now promoted to second year, with the responsibility
of supervising brand new graduates. I am always energized by the
opportunity to work with our new medical school graduates and I
hope that each of you can experience the enjoyment of teaching and
mentoring the next generation of physicians.
Another decision by the Supreme Court last week that individuals
in a same sex relationship have a constitutional right to civil
marriage is an historic step forward to the goal of ensuring equal
access to healthcare for all Americans.
Further information on this topic can be found here.
The Indiana RFM Council, headed by Amanda Velazquez, Lina Gordy,
and Chrissie Tran, organized a social event for residents and
fellows at the Triton Tap, 915 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, on
Saturday, June 20. The event was a great success with over 40
July 14, 2015 1800-1900 EDT
J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE, FACPE
Governor, Indiana Chapter
Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is accredited
by the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) to sponsor
continuing medical education for physicians. IU Health Ball
Memorial Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the
Free CME credit is available where indicated for completion of
online educational activities featuring case studies developed by
the College’s Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee
and Ethics and Professionalism staff and published on Medscape
In a paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine,
Cancer: Advice for High-Value Care From the American College of
Physicians, ACP issued advice for screening average risk adults
without symptoms for five common cancers: breast, colorectal,
ovarian, prostate, and cervical.
The Laureate Award honors those Fellows of the American College
of Physicians in Indiana who have demonstrated by their example and
conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care,
education or research, and service to the community and the
American College of Physicians.This award is the most prestigious
honor bestowed to a chapter member at the local level.
Awards are made at the annual regional meeting of the Indiana
Chapter by vote of the Chapter Council. Potential awardees may be
nominated by any member of the Indiana Chapter.
It is expected that awardees will be senior physicians, that is,
Fellows for at least 15 to 20 years, with a long history of
excellence and peer approval in the specialty of internal
Past recipients include:
2014 Co-recipients: Debra K. Litzelman, MD, FACP and T. Robert
Vu, MD, FACP
2013 Recipient: Michael C. Sha, MD, FACP
2012 Co-recipients: Lisa E. Harris, MD, FACP and Gregory P.
Gramelspacher, MD, FACP
2011 Co-recipients: Thomas F. Imperiale, MD, FACP and Lee McKinley,
2010 Co-recipients: David W. Crabb, MD, FACP and Fred W. Frick, MD,
2009 Co-recipients: Jeffrey C. Darnell, MD, FACP and Robert M.
Lubitz, MD, MPH, FACP
2008 Co-recipients: Charles R. Kelley, MD, FACP and Robert L.
Rudesill, MD, FACP
2007 Co-recipients: Shahid Athar, MBBS, FACP and Glenn J. Bingle,
2006 Co-recipients: George Sarosi, MD, MACP and Asok Antony, MD,
2005 Co-recipients: Ramon S. Dunkin, MD, FACP and William B.
Fisher, MD, FACP
2004 Co-recipients: Richard N. Dexter, MD, FACP and Richard B.
Kohler, MD, FACP
2002 Co-recipients: Dr. Glenn W. Irwin and Dr. William K.
2001 Co-recipients: Dr. George T. Lukemeyer and Dr. Lindley H.
2000 Co-recipients: Dr. John L. Cullison and Dr. Robert James
1999 Recipients, Dr. Cloyd L. Dye and Dr. Richard B. Schnute
1998 Co-recipients: Dr. Barbara Backer and Dr. Charles Test
1997 Recipient: Dr. Robert D. Robinson
1996 Recipient: Dr. Jean Creek
1995 Co-recipients: Robert D. Pickett, MD, FACP amd Walter J. Daly,
1991 Recipient: Richard P. Gripe, MD, FACP
1990 Recipient: Patrick J. V. Corcoran, MD, FACP
1988 Recipient: Richard M. Nay, MD, FACP
1987 Recipient: Arthur Richter, MD, FACP
The 2015 Indiana Annual Meeting will take place on November 6-7,
2015 at the Renaissance North Hotel in Carmel. We are currently
planning our scientific sessions to provide another great
experience for all. More details will follow when they are
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the American College of
Physicians. The College is planning a variety of special
Centennial-related events to celebrate the occasion—we invite you
to be a part of the jubilation.
Visit this page for more details.
Over the next few months we will be highlighting specific
historical information about the Indiana Chapter, including past
leaders of the Chapter—past Governors and past Presidents of the
American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM). ACP merged with ASIM
in 1998. On the National ACP Web
site you can find a timeline of the first 100 years of ACP
as well as other factoids about the world’s largest medical