In October 2021, Dr. John Batsis represented the American Geriatrics Society at an Obesity and Equitable Aging Roundtable held by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). As a follow-up to that event, the NCOA held a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
Featured in this meeting was Dr. Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, the Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In the meeting, Dr. Seshamani and her CMS team provided an overview of the key takeaways from the October roundtable. In particular, they presented findings related to health equity for Medicare beneficiaries.In addition to Dr. Seshamani’s presentation, Dr. Batsis presented important elements for the medical management of this older adult, at-risk population.
Dr. John Batsis is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.