Thursday, May 26, 2022

Re: US Politics

Lance Hoxie

Dear Mr. Russell:

I am responding on behalf of the ABC. Merely evaluating the numbers of

employees per organization may be misleading. In fact, salaries, fringes

and other costs associated with each dedicated employee, plus the cost of

each organization’s operations contribute to the overall cost of each

constituent organization and the amount each pays to support the the

National Service Office (NSO) activities and staff. The leadership of all

the groups (AAOP, AOPA, ABC and NSO) have thoroughly evaluated the costs of

operating each organization and have established a reasonable cost

reimbursement method to support NSO activities (allocation). The NSO

allocation percentage has evolved over the years, based upon its costs for

supporting each of the constituent organizations. Since 1989, and in

subsequent years, that percentage allocation for the constituent

organizations has remained relatively constant. To be sure each has had to

adjust their individual percentages within two or three points, but the

bottom line is that the constituent organizations have each paid their fair


With respect to membership in the new organization, the draft Bylaws do not

require that you be ABC credentialed to belong to the association.

However, in order to qualify for voting membership in one of the following

two categories: Active Individual and Active Company; – then a

practititioner must be ABC certified or a facility must be ABC accredited.

Regardless of one’s membership category, each member who provides direct

patient care (excluding suppliers and other non-patient care members) must

agree to abide by ABC credentialing and accreditition standards, ABC Scope

of Practice guidelines and the ABC Canons of Ethical Conduct.

With respect to each of the constituent organizations’ financial status, I

recommend that you review the Annual Reports that each prepares. Those

reports will outline the financial stablity of the groups.


Lance Hoxie

Exec. Dir.


—–Original Message—–

From: John Russell [SMTP:[email protected]]

Sent: Friday, March 19, 1999 7:51 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: US Politics


This is regarding Gary Lamb e-mail,

I see that AOPA pays twice as much for rent as ABC, but also twice as much

in salaries. Leads me to believe that AOPA has twice as many employees,

more bodies means more floor. Of course this if everyone is paid the same

for the same duties.

I pay the dues to all three of these associations, from my end of things I

very seldom come in contact with the AOPA staff. The question is why does

AOPA need more employees.

One question, that I have thought of is, will I have to belong to the NEW

ASSOCIATION to be part of ABC?


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