Anyone with a question for HMOs or about HMOs can attempt to get an answer at an HMO town meeting to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Marriott Hotel, Amherst.
The session, sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Us Too! Group of Western New York, will explore a host of issues related to health maintenance organizations, from how the system works to details about coverage.
The featured speaker will be Nancy Davenport-Ennis, founding executive director of the National Patient Advocate Foundation, an organization that lobbies for legislative and policy reforms designed to improve access to health care.
She will talk about the current status of health care in the United States and offer an update on proposals for a patients' bill of rights.
The town meeting also will feature representatives from other organizations, including the state attorney general's office, officials from the region's major HMOs, the state Health Department and officials familiar with the Medicare and Medicaid health programs.
Space is limited, and interested individuals should register by calling 689-6981, extension 111.