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FCEP is visiting the emergency medicine residency programs across the state this month. Drs. Vidor Friedman (second from right) and Miguel Acevedo (far left) visited Florida Hospital East, along with FCEP member and Florida Hospital EAST CMO Dr. Katheleen Clem (second from left). They are joined by Florida Hospital East's Chief Resident’s Jessica Aun (far right) and Kevin Goldman (center).
Dr. Brian Nobie, MD of Florida Hospital was installed as the current Orange County Medical Society’s president at their 2017 Annual Meeting. Dr. Nobie is an FCEP and big advocate for the emergency medicine community. Congratulations, Dr. Nobie!
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 eBrochure.
- 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!
Please make note of the schedule for interim committee meetings:
The Regular Session will convene on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
- Monday, January 9, 2017 – Friday, January 13, 2017
- Monday, January 23, 2017 – Friday, January 27, 2017
- Monday, February 6, 2017 – Friday, February 10, 2017
- Monday, February 13, 2017 – Friday, February 17, 2017
- Monday, February 20, 2017 – Friday, February 24, 2017
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Medicine Days 2017
March 13-15, 2017
Emergency Medicine Days in Tallahassee is the premier advocacy event each year for the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. All members are invited each spring to our state capital to spend time face-to-face with their legislators, lobbying for legislation that will provide better access to quality care for our patients. At EM Days, FCEP members gather with their colleagues and lobby for a better emergency medicine climate in Florida.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EM DAYS 2017 AGENDA OVERVIEW!
This year's advocacy event will be held at the Hotel Duval.
Room Rate: $219 per night (Includes overnight valet parking and Wi-Fi in guest room)
To book your hotel room online using our group rate, CLICK HERE.
Reservation Cut-Off Date: February 12, 2017
PAMI (Pain Assessment and Management Initiative) is introducing a new resource to help nurses and physicians treat patients who present with pain. As part of a comprehensive program, the Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain provides a much needed Discharge Algorithm for Pain Related Complaints. This algorithm assists providers in determining if the patient is safe for discharge; considerations for opioid addiction risk, OTC treatment options, and bowel regimens. The toolkit also provides educational handouts– which you can adapt for your own needs– on how certain factors from smoking to poor sleep can affect pain. Finally, patients can review a helpful video explaining a pain analogy from the American Chronic Pain Association called “A Car with Four Flat Tires”. If you have any feedback about our Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain, please send us an email at email@example.com.
Educational Handouts can be accessed through the PAMI website or directly at: http://pami.emergency.med.jax.ufl.edu/discharge-planning/
Follow PAMI on Facebook at https://goo.gl/OMRHMe.
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!
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