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Emergency Medicine Payment Reform Summit
February 9-10, 2017
Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center (EMLRC)
3717 S. Conway Road
Orlando, FL 32812
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
This two-day conference will bring together Emergency Medicine leaders from across the U.S. who are preparing to address the new world of healthcare delivery and payment reform. This summit will focus on future practice model innovation to address new payment risk models, government regulations, coordination of patient care, outcomes, quality measures, cost control and related issues. It will allow for interaction among attendees to create and amplify solutions to payment reform and to share learned knowledge externally within the Emergency Medicine community.
State and national EM leadership including:
Click here to download the EM Payment Reform Summit agenda.
- EM group business leaders
- Practice management companies
- Revenue cycle management companies
- ED Medical Directors
- EMS leaders
- Academic institution leaders
- Hospital executives
- Nursing leadership
- All with an interest in becoming change agents and entrepreneurial implementers
Updated information about EM Payment Reform Summit can be found by CLICKING HERE!
Emergency Care for Florida and People for Access to Emergency Care — Florida College of Emergency Physicians’ two Political Committees — are pleased to provide the following report from election results and contributions made via support from FCEP members and organizational supporters:
FLORIDA SENATE RACE RESULTS:
Travis Hutson, Florida Senate District 6
Keith Perry, Florida Senate District 8
Randolph Bracy, Florida Senate District 11
Victor M. Torres Jr., Florida Senate District 15
Debbie Mayfield, Florida Senate District 17
Dana Young, Florida Senate District 18
Darryl Rouson, Florida Senate District 19
Kelli Stargel, Florida Senate District 22
Greg Steube, Florida Senate District 23
Joe Negron, Florida Senate District 25
Innovative Florida (Bill Galvano, Florida Senate District 26)
Gary Farmer, Florida Senate District 34
Rene Garcia, Florida Senate District 36
Anitere Flores, Florida Senate District 39
Frank Artiles, Florida Senate District 40
FLORIDA HOUSE RACE RESULTS:|
Ben Albritton, Florida House District 56
Bryan Avila, Florida House District 110
Michael Bileca, Florida House District 115
Colleen Burton, Florida House District 40
Neil Combee, Florida House District 39
Bob Cortes, Florida House District 30
Manny Diaz Jr., Florida House District 103
Jose Felix Diaz, Florida House District 116
Jay Fant, Florida House District 15
Randy Fine, Florida House District 53
Gayle Harrell, Florida House District 83
Shawn Harrison, Florida House District 63
Mike La Rosa, Florida House District 42
Christopher Latvala, Florida House District 67
Tom Leek, Florida House District 25
Mary Lynn Magar, Florida House District 82
Ralph Massullo Jr., Florida House District 34
Stan McClain, Florida House District 23
George Moriaitis, Florida House District 93
Mike Miller, Florida House District 47
Jeanette M. Nunez, Florida House District 119
Jose Oliva, Florida House District 110
Kathleen Peters, Florida House District 69
Scott Plakon, Florida House District 29
Rene "Coach P" Plasencia, Florida House District 50
Elizabeth Porter, Florida House District 10
Holly Raschein, Florida House District 120
Rick Roth, Florida House District 85
Ross Spano, Florida House District 59
Chris Sprowls, Florida House District 65
Carlos Trujillo, Florida House District 105
Monday, November 14, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
FEMF Board Meeting
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
9 – 10 a.m.
Medical Economics and Government Affairs Committee
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Membership & Professional Development Committee
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Education and Academic Affairs Committee
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Orlando at EMLRC
FCEP Board Meeting
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The 7th Annual Hospital Disaster: Planning, Preparations and Response Symposium will be held at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida on February 17, 2017. This year’s program will include a session called “Orlando Regional Medical Center Response to Orlando Terrorist Shooting in June 2016” presented by Mauricio Lynn, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Click here for more information on the symposium, how to register for it and the symposium agenda.
Psychedelic Novel Drugs
November 17, 2016
1:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Tamas R. Peredy, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Live 60-minute webinar via ReadyTalk
Offered FREE of charge with CE
This one hour discussion will describe the historical background of natural substances initially used to facilitate psychotherapy by inducing hallucinations. Although the therapeutic psychological applications were quickly abandoned, the properties of causing hallucinations continued to be exploited for illicit abuse. As powerful serotonin agonists, this subgroup of novel psychoactive substances poses a particular risk of seizures, hyperthermia and death. We review the classic agents from the 1960’s to the most recent examples identified in the U.S.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE COURSE!
All licensed EM professionals in Florida and other allied health professionals treating patients affected by street drugs.
For full details and continuing education information for the live webinar, CLICK HERE!
New! Higher pay rates and generous sign-on bonus! Florida Emergency Physicians is looking for excellent EM Physicians to staff EDs near Orlando, FL. Comprehensive benefits package, leadership opportunities, and relocation assistance available. Send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com.
Need a quick and easy reference for pediatric nasal medications, procedural sedation dosing, or nerve blocks? Then check out the free PAMI Pain Management and Dosing Guide poster. The poster is organized by medication type or indication, age, and route. It includes information on Intranasal, Topical, Transdermal, Neuropathic, and Procedural Sedation Medications; Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and Equianalgesic Chart; Patient Safety and Discharge Considerations and more! Dosing ranges should be used as a general guide and adapted to specific patient characteristics such as age and co-morbidities. A free downloadable PDF of the dosing guide or poster can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. To obtain a poster for your ED, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 244-8617. Include your mailing address and hospital name.
For more information visit the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI). Follow PAMI on Facebook.
Photos from SBS2016 will be uploaded to EMLRC.org and FCEP's Facebook.
If you have not yet completed your course evaluation for our SBS 2016 event, CLICK HERE to fill it out!
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2016-2017 FCEP Annual Calendar!
Join today the premier grassroots network for emergency physicians and help make a difference on legislation impacting emergency medicine and patients. CLICK HERE to join today!
If you have not yet completed your course evaluation for our CLINCON 2016 event, CLICK HERE to fill it out!
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — AROUND FLORIDA|
Residents in parts of Key West, Florida, will vote on measures to respond to Zika, which is steadily worsening in the state. Should they have a say? Or should experts decide how to tackle this serious public health issue?
Health News Florida
One prediction of the Affordable Care Act was that healthcare prices would drop when more people became insured. The idea was that providers would no longer shoulder the costs of caring for the uninsured.
But six years in, the price of healthcare continues to increase along with insurance premiums.
| || EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS — NATIONAL|
The opioid epidemic presents in hospital emergency rooms in different ways. Addicts show up asking for prescription opioids for pain. Or patients who are overdosing on heroin and other opioids arrive for treatment.
Prescription monitoring programs and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and others aim to limit unnecessary prescribing of opioid drugs.
The New York Times
For a while, paramedics were rushing Maria Vitale to the emergency room at Long Island Jewish Medical Center every few weeks.
“It was constant,” said her son, Paul Vitale. “She would fall, and the ambulance would come and take her to the hospital. Her blood sugar would be low, and she’d go to the hospital.”
Medscape (free login required)
A 50-year-old woman with schizophrenia was brought in by staff from a homeless shelter for cough. She complained of productive, nonbloody sputum for 3 days without shortness of breath. Her vital signs on presentation were 99.0°F (37.2°C), pulse 100 bpm, blood pressure 130/90 mm Hg, respiratory rate 18 breaths/min, and pulse oximetry 94% on room air.
A serious and potentially fatal fungal infection has been observed in at least 13 people in hospitals and nursing homes in the United States since mid-2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Nov. 4.
The agency said the fungus Candida auris had emerged globally, including in bloodstream infections, in countries that include Britain, India and Israel, and was often resistant to antifungal drugs.
Physical labor can work up a thirst, but for one construction worker, his choice of beverage led to severe liver problems.
According to a case study published in the BMJ, the 50-year-old man landed in the hospital with an array of mysterious symptoms after consuming four to five energy drinks a day over the course of several weeks.
Misdiagnosis of the bacterial skin condition cellulitis often leads to unnecessary antibiotic use and hospitalizations, a new study says. About one-third of people diagnosed with cellulitis don't actually have it, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found. The researchers looked at a 30-month period, examining the medical records of 259 people hospitalized for lower extremity cellulitis in the hospital's emergency department.
Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection and a new study suggests misdiagnosis of the condition is associated with unnecessary hospitalizations and antibiotic use, as well as avoidable health care spending. Cellulitis leads to about 2.3 million emergency department visits annually in the United States and between 14 percent and 17 percent of those patients are admitted to the hospital.
Hospitals & Health Networks
The Affordable Care Act has expanded coverage and increased demands on the healthcare system. In many states, patients without a regular source of care are defaulting to emergency departments as their touch point in healthcare, even though coverage expansion holds the promise to create more-stable and appropriate primary care options.
Medscape (free login required)
The epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) indicates that the asymptomatic C difficile carrier plays an important role in transmission of this organism in the hospital setting, leading to new cases of CDI. A recent study examined the impact of isolating asymptomatic C difficile carriers on CDI incidence, but many questions remain.
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