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MAAPC Announcements June/July 2017

Posted over 1 year ago by Elaine Crain

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SAVE THE DATE: MAAPC’s Pharmacology Updates Fall 2017. Part 1: Saturday, October 7th from 7:30am – 4:15pm. Part 2: Saturday November 4th from 9am – 1:30pm. Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavilion, 7th Floor 2000 Medical Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401. Registration to open soon.

The Office of the Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing: Effective July 1, new opioid prescribing policies will be in effect for the Medicaid program that may affect your practice.  For more information on these upcoming changes, please see the attached FAQ.  Additional resources, including provider training may be accessed on our website.

Carolyn Buppert, MAAPC member, Nurse Practitioner and Lawyer - My brand new YouTube channel provides small doses of legal and business advice, for nurse practitioners. I'll talk about questions nurse practitioners are asking (and answer them), cases you should know about, and things you might want to know about employment situations, billing, avoiding malpractice and prescribing. Each video only takes about 5 minutes to watch. Here is a link to my channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuv_W0nYKKrD-ConcJy8adw. For more information about the legal and business issues affecting nurse practitioners, visit www.buppert.com.

 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Request for Action: Tell the Senate to Put Patients First in Health Reform - As you are aware, one of Congress' top priorities is health reform. The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (ACHA, H.R. 1628) on May 4. The Senate has been at work to draft and pass a bill that could potentially impact care to millions of Americans. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing prides itself on remaining committed to working in a bipartisan fashion to ensure that policies offer patients access to high-quality, cost-effective care.
 
Therefore, we ask you to urge your Senators to commit to thoughtful health reform that puts patients first. AACN is concerned that much of the work in the Senate is being negotiated without a full discourse. By clicking on the link below, you can send a message to your Senators that implores them to adhere to principles that AACN believes are in the best interest of our patients and to create a space for a bipartisan debate.
 
Thank you for taking action on this time-sensitive issue. Visit AACN's Put Patients First website on health reform for additional resources and statements. If you have questions, please contact AACN's Chief Policy Officer, Suzanne Miyamoto (Smiyamoto@aacn.nche.edu) or Director of Government Affairs, Lauren Inouye (Linouye@aacn.nche.edu). Follow us on Twitter at @AACNPolicy for the latest breaking news on healthcare policy. Click the link below to log in and send your message:
https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/JJBbCzd_98eBiwDN6s0lhA

 

 

Congratulations and a call for applications for MAAPC’s Board of Directors’ positions - MAAPC’s Board welcomes Dr. Elaine M. Crain and Lorraine Diana as full Board members. Elaine and Lorraine wish to mentor members interested in expanding their professional persona to include service on our Board and learning new skills, as well as continuing their positions as Legislative and Conference Chairs. We are very excited about the opportunities ahead for MAAPC and know that our members’ contributions are invaluable. Please consider serving our community in a leadership position. If you are interested in serving on our Board, please contact us at TheMAAPC@gmail.com.

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