CLINICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Warren Gold, M.D., Chair

MINUTES
Meeting of October 25, 2000


PRESENT: Chair Warren Gold, Raymond Braham, Vice Chancellor Haile Debas, Joseph Guglielmo, Susan Janson, Joel White

ABSENT: Leslie Saxon, Richard Shafer, Scott Soifer, Jane Weintroub

The meeting of the Clinical Affairs Committee was called to order by Chair Gold on October 25, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. in M-688. A quorum was present.


Minutes

The minutes from September 27, 2000 were approved.


SFGH Academic Impact Report (AIR)

Chair Gold reported that the dean’s letters were approved.
With respect to the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) crisis, it appears that the stipends provided by the Medical Center are enormous. The pricing system was based on out-dated Medicare reimbursement fees. The level of reimbursement is exorbitant and is being reduced. Dean Debas is providing funding to ease the transition. Unless some changes in the Balanced Budget Act are made on a national basis, UCSF may lose clinical faculty.

The Chancellor’s Office has not responded to the request for a SFGH AIR task force. A two pronged effort was discussed. (1) To address this issue through the Senate with an Academic Impact Report (AIR), (2) to go public (to notify the press of the implications of these cutbacks and how they will affect the City and County of San Francisco and the academic mission of UCSF). Chancellor Bishop suggested that the public approach should be delayed because of possible harm to the negotiations between the University and the Mayor’s Office.

Tamara Maimon provided a draft of the AIR memo, which the Committee determined needed modifications before presentation to the Coordinating Committee. The Committee agreed to initiate a revised draft of this AIR memo.

The next meeting will take place on November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 in MUW-427.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m.


Senate Staff:
Richard Smith
Administrative Analyst
476-4245
rdsmith@senate.ucsf.edu

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