The Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) is a voluntary, professional membership organization for physicians, resident physicians, and medical students in the state of Hawaii serving Hawaii since 1856. HMA is dedicated to serving physicians, their patients, and the community through representation, advocacy, and public service.
Membership dues allow the Hawaii Medical Association to represent Hawaii physicians and to play a crucial role at the state legislature shaping the future of our health care system.
Hawaii’s residents and tourists are facing a shortage of physicians across the state, which puts everyone’s health at risk. Physicians are leaving Hawaii, retiring early, or no longer providing high-risk, but...
AlohaMeds is the local chapter of the nationwide program Partnership for Prescription Assistance. A new statewide discount prescription assistance program, called Hawaii Rx Card, is now also available.
The goals and purposes of the HMA and its county medical societies are to:
Promote the science and art of medicine and strive to improve public health.
Participate in the development of health policy for the state.
Above is the debut of the Hawaii Medical association's new "Stethoscope" internet video series. The program features three prominent Hawaii Physicians, Dr. Kelly Withy, MD of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Christopher Flanders, DO, Executive Director of the Hawaii Medical Association and Dr. Scott McCaffrey, President of the Hawaii Medical Association.
Support And Strengthen Organized Medicine
Increasing Accessibility to Patients
Hawaii Neurological Society members are convinced that HMSA's pre-authorization requirement for all advanced x-ray procedures compromises timely patient care and should be abandoned, the president of the group said Wednesday.
The comments come amid growing frustration about the policy, which Hawaii's largest health insurer put in place in December.
In light of today’s Star Advertiser’s story titled “HMSA pre-authorization policy delaying critical tests, some doctors say” Dr. Scott McCaffrey, President of the Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) called today on Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) to initiate a self-imposed moratorium on its controversial imaging pre-authorization program to examine other local alternatives that do not risk the well-being of patients. “Here in Hawaii, patients’ lives are apparently being exposed to unnecessary risks because of this new HMSA policy. The program functionally slows the diagnosis and treatment of patients when moments matter.” McCaffrey explained.