Demystifying the challenges of MACRA

With over 100 years of providing physicians leadership and guidance, the California Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association bring you experience to help navigate the new MACRA requirements including an easy-to-use Action Plan.

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Ronald F. Giffler, MD

Ronald F. Giffler, MD

Vice President
Florida Medical Association

Ronald F. Giffler currently serves as Vice-President of the Florida Medical Association, the largest statewide physician organization in Florida with over 20,000 members.  He is also a Board member of the Professional Resource Network (PRN).  The PRN is nationally recognized as one of the premier organizations providing assistance to a wide range of health care professionals.  Dr. Giffler also serves as an Inspector in the Laboratory Accreditation Program of the College of American Pathologists.

Dr. Ronald F. Giffler is President and CEO of FirstPath. He also serves as Medical Director of Laboratory Services for Broward Health, an award-winning healthcare system in South Florida that encompasses multiple in-patient and out-patient facilities.

He received his medical degree and residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the Medical College of Virginia. This was followed by a fellowship in oncologic surgical pathology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, TX. Dr. Giffler is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He has been in practice in Broward County since 1984.

Dr. Giffler also holds a law degree from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Giffler is also a former Florida HealthCare Risk Manager and has written and lectured extensively on risk management and medical-legal issues in defense of Florida Physicians.

Dr. Giffler is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Florida Medical Association Foundation (as its Treasurer), The Professionals Resource Network (PRN), The Broward County Medical Association, and the College of American Pathologists. Dr. Giffler has been recognized for his unparalleled contributions to numerous community non-profit organizations, including the Board of Directors for Women in Distress of Broward County and Innovating Health International, providing cervical and breast cancer screening and treatment in Haiti.

Dr. Giffler also served in the military where he retired in 2015 as a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.


Dustin Corcoran, MBA

Dustin Corcoran, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
California Medical Association

Dustin Corcoran is Chief Executive Officer for the California Medical Association (CMA) and a board member of the Physicians Foundation. For more than 19 years, Mr. Corcoran has advocated tirelessly for California physicians and the patients they serve.

In his role as CEO, Mr. Corcoran is responsible for the overall supervision, direction and control of the business and staff of CMA, representing more than 43,000 physicians and student members. Since beginning his career with CMA in 1998, Mr. Corcoran has held numerous leadership positions, including: Vice President of Government Relations, Senior Vice President; and ultimately became CEO in February 2010.

Mr. Corcoran has been listed annually on Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 power brokers in California – most recently, in 2017, listed at number 22.

Mr. Corcoran’s work as CEO was recognized when he was named to the Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list of top business and civic leaders in 2012.

In 2014, Mr. Corcoran chaired the campaign to defeat Proposition 46, successfully protecting California’s landmark tort reform law, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), from an attack by the trial lawyers.

Mr. Corcoran was co-chair of the coalition to pass Proposition 56, raising California's tobacco tax by $2 per pack to invest in Medicaid, save lives, reduce smoking rates, prevent thousands of children from starting in the first place, and triple the funding for California's anti-smoking programs in 2016.

Mr. Corcoran serves on the Board of Directors for the Physicians Advocacy Institute, Neuropathy Action Foundation, Institute for Medical Quality, California Medical Association Foundation and Street Soccer USA: Sacramento.

Mr. Corcoran earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.


A. Tomas Garcia III, MD

A. Tomas Garcia III, MD

Past President
Texas Medical Association

A. Tomas Garcia III was the 150th president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA). He served in various leadership capacities, including chair of the TMA Board of Trustees. He is an advisory committee member of the Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust. Dr. Garcia served as president of Harris County Medical Society in 2008.

On the national level, Dr. Garcia served on the delegation to the American Medical Association from 1998 to 2016. He also served on the AMA Special Advisory Group Extraordinaire in 2002.

Dr. Garcia is a native Texan and a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in pharmacy. He has practiced cardiology in Houston since 1981. He is an Eagle Scout and an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Council

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David H. Aizuss, MD

David H. Aizuss, MD

President
California Medical Association

Dr. Aizuss is a board-certified ophthalmologist in private, small group practice in Encino, California and West Hills, California. Dr. Aizuss is a life fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Aizuss spends 100% of his clinical time in direct patient care through the David H. Aizuss, M.D. Medical Corporation which is a partner in Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley, the Lasik Vision Institute of the Valley and Freedom Vision Surgery Center. Dr. Aizuss has served as Chief of Surgery at Encino Hospital, Vice Chief of Staff at Encino Hospital and Providence Tarzana Regional Medical Center, and chaired the Bioethics Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, and Utilization Review Committee at Encino Hospital as well as chairing the Quality Management Council at Providence Tarzana Hospital.

Dr. Aizuss has been a member of the California Medical Association (CMA) and the Los Angeles County Medical Association since 1981. As a medical student, he was on the Governing Council of the American Medical Association Medical Student Section and as a resident served on the Governing Council of the AMA Resident and Fellows Section for three years. Dr. Aizuss is a past President of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (2007-2008), past President of the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology (2005-2006), past President of the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (1995-1996) and Chaired the Bylaws Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology from 2003 to 2008. Dr. Aizuss has been a delegate in the CMA House of Delegates from 1982 to 1985 and again from 1990 until present. He has served on CMA’s Committee on Physician Supply from 1983-1985, Ad Hoc Committee on Young Physicians from 1987-1989, Committee on Allied Health Professions and Licensure from 1998 to 2004 as well as chairing the President’s Forum from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Aizuss serves on the CMA Council on Legislation and Chaired the Membership Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and was a member of the Governance TAC and the County Medical Society Alignment TAC. Dr. Aizuss has been a member of the CMA Board of Trustees since 2010 and was elected Vice Chair of the Board in 2011 and Chair of the Board in 2014. He was elected President of the California Medical Association in 2017.

On the national level, Dr. Aizuss has been a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates from 1983-1985 as a resident in the California Delegation and then from 1988 to 1995 representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He returned to the AMA House of Delegates on the California delegation in 2010 and was appointed by the AMA Board of Trustees to the AMA Council on Legislation in 2017.

Dr. Aizuss received his medical degree as part of the six-year Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University which combines two years of undergraduate education with four years of medical school and accepts students directly from high school. He did his residency in ophthalmology at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute as well as a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease. He currently holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology as the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine.


Louis J. Goodman, PhD, CAE

Louis J. Goodman, PhD, CAE

Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer
Texas Medical Association

Louis J. Goodman is Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Medical Association (TMA). Organized in 1853, TMA is a professional membership organization of more than 50,000 physician and medical student members. TMA is the largest state medical society and was named “American’s Best Medical Society” by Medical Economics magazine.

TMA is a member driven professional association that works in close collaboration with Texas’ 110 county medical societies. Since his appointment as CEO, TMA membership has increased 42% and financial reserves have increased 154%. The association is nationally recognized for passage of state tort reform legislation, including a constitutional amendment resulting in expanded patient access to physician services throughout the state.

Most recently, Dr. Goodman was appointed CEO of TMA PracticeEdge, LLC, an innovative organization that creates physician-owned accountable care organizations (ACOs), currently with 14 ACOs with 700 physician members, caring for over 170,000 patients. Dr. Goodman holds the appointment of Adjunct Professor of Public Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, is an honorary member of the American Medical Association, treasurer of the Physician Advocacy Institute and past president of The Physicians Foundation, the American Association of Medical Society Executives and the Texas Society of Association Executives. He serves on the executive committee of the Texas Civil Justice League, the TMA Insurance Trust Board of Trustees, and is chairman of The Coalition of State Medical Societies. He is the 2008 recipient of the TSAE “Distinguished Executive Award” and the 2009 recipient of the AMA’s “Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Dr. Goodman is a 30-year veteran of the TMA staff. This year marks his 21st year as CEO. Dr. Goodman has a master’s and a doctoral degree in public policy and medical economics from New York University. He has published more than 100 articles on health care and leadership.


Timothy J. Stapleton

Timothy J. Stapleton

Chief Executive Officer
Florida Medical Association

Timothy J. Stapleton has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) since 2008. During Mr. Stapleton's tenure as CEO, the FMA’s membership has expanded to include physicians representing several large multi-specialty medical groups, health systems and academic medical groups. The FMA has also experienced record membership growth over the past decade. Under Mr. Stapleton’s leadership, the organization has increased non-dues revenue to unprecedented levels by adding new educational programs and member services.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Stapleton served as Vice President of Public Affairs and Executive Director of the FMA Political Action Committee, where he was responsible for directing the FMA’s legislative and political advocacy efforts. He has been with the FMA since 1998.

Before joining the FMA staff, Mr. Stapleton served as a Regional Representative for the American Medical Association in Chicago and as a lobbyist for the Medical Society of the State of New York. He also served as Legislative Liaison for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General and was a staff member on two statewide political campaigns in Illinois.

Mr. Stapleton is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.