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FCEP is now accepting applications for its 2017 Leadership Academy Class! Click on the image below to download a PDF brochure and application.
For more information, contact Leadership Academy Chair Dr. Patrick Agdamag at email@example.com.
Don’t miss this 60-minute online training, wherein you'll get a live Q&A with a nationally-recognized expert MACRA speaker to get your most pressing questions answered about this complex payment system. Here are the details:
What is it?: Painlessly Ace MIPS Base Requirements
IMPORTANT: MIPS applies to all physicians, PAs, NPs, CNSs and CRNAs regardless of their specialty or practice size. Essentially, if you report Medicare Part B services and aren't part of an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM), you're on the hook for MIPS. That means correctly reporting your quality data is the only way to prevent cuts in your future Medicare payments.
Who is the Expert Speaker?: Jeanne Chamberlin, MA, FACMPE
When does it start?: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Where can I sign up?: Register HERE
Sign up now and get expert answers to these questions, among many others:
This live online training will help you nail down your MIPS options and head off Medicare payment decreases from the start.
- How does MIPS change the Medicare payment model? And what will it do to my bottom line?
- Is 4% the maximum decrease? How can I make sure I get an increase instead?
- Am I a MIPS-qualified clinician? What does that mean?
- What is the MIPS "scoring" system, and how can I take advantage of it?
- I hear there are reporting options for 2017 ... is that really true?
- How should I choose my measures, and how many do I really need to report on?
- Is there a particular way I should submit my data, and is that important?
Don't face down the monstrous task of complying with MIPS on your own. Register for this online training session to get the proven strategies and tactics from the expert and avoid a payment reduction that could seriously impact your practice's success.
Dear FCEP Members,
This is official notice, per Bylaws, for call for 2017-2018 Councillors. FCEP has 18 councillor positions for 2017, 9 of which are currently filled.
If you are interested in serving as an FCEP Councillor for the 2017-2018 ACEP Council Meetings, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 15th.
Criteria to serve as an FCEP Councillor is as follows:
a. Member of the Chapter
b. Active involvement in Chapter as evidenced by committee membership and/or attendance at the meetings of the Board of Directors
c. Plans to attend Councillor meetings for at two (2)-year term.
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: Susan_Yarcheck@teamhealth.com.
VITAS® Healthcare is hosting a Palliative Care CME symposium on Saturday, April 8, 2017. They will be discussing their initiatives with local EMS and hospital EDs.
Click the image below to download a PDF flier about the event!
Advanced Pediatric Life Support – Immersive Simulation Course
Friday & Saturday, June 9 & June 10, 2017
Nemours Children’s Hospital
13535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
CLICK ON THE ABOVE FLIER IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER TODAY!
Discount registration price for FCEP members, Residents, Fellows, Nurses, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.
Includes 3 hours of pediatric emergency and trauma related CEU/CME Credits.
Join us in learning a little ChildLIfe 101!
In light of current opioid concerns, there is a need for "tools" and resources to innovatively treat pain by nonpharmacologic measures alone or in combination with medications. All course materials are free access and can be adapted for your own ED, EMS, or hospital program.
When: Friday, April 21st, 2017
- Stepwise Approach to Pain Management
- Behavioral Responses to Pain by Developmental Stage (newborn to young adult)
- Conversation and Therapeutic Language
- Psychological & Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
Distraction, guided imagery, coaching, music and more!
- Physical (sensory) Interventions
Comfort positioning, hot/cold treatments, pressure
- Distraction Toolbox Development and Components
- Case Scenarios, Videos, and Resources
Where: University of Florida College of Medicine/UF Health
Learning Resource Center Auditorium
655 West 8th St
Jacksonville FL 32209
Fee: No charge
Register now and receive a free sample Distraction Toolbox at the conference.
Visit: http://pami.emergency.med.jax.ufl.edu/ or call 904-244-8617 (Raina Davidman, EMT, LPN, MBA-project manager)
Course flyer: https://com-jax-emergency-pami.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2017/02/ChildLife-101-flyer-final.pdf
Save the dates and mark your calendar with all of FCEP's upcoming events!
Click here to see the 2016-2017 FCEP Annual Calendar!
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By Jason Poquette
When I graduated from pharmacy school almost 25 years ago, filling prescriptions for opioids in a community setting wasn't a topic of great concern. We did it. We made sure the dosing was appropriate and counseled the patients about side effects. We knew about forged prescriptions and probably caught some. But today's pharmacists must take many more things into consideration whenever we fill a prescription for a controlled substance.
Treatment with the non-vitamin K antagonist drug dabigatran was associated with a lower risk for hip fracture compared with warfarin treatment in patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
Hospitals can dramatically increase heart attack survival rates in patients suffering cardiogenic shock by providing rapid hemodynamic support before treating the cause of a heart attack, according to an analysis presented today that included more than 15,000 patients across the United States.
The U.S. has the highest rates of gun homicides in the developed world, approximately 25 times more firearm deaths than other high-income countries, according to the study.
Every year, the cost for treating people with gunshots wounds reaches approximately $734 million in initial hospital costs, racking up more than $6.6 billion between 2006 and 2014.
By Joan Spitrey
Just as the new international Surviving Sepsis guidelines come to publication this month, a Virginia physician becomes a small voice for practice change among his peers. Dr. Peter Marik believes he may have stumbled upon a possible aid in the survivability of sepsis. In his recent study in the CHEST Journal, Marik and his colleagues describe their success with the use of intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine in their patients with septic shock.
Medscape (free login required)
Burnout is prevalent among not only physicians and nurses but also clinical associates and office staff, and new data quantify the working conditions that are associated with the high rates.
Overall, 41 percent of primary care team members working in a Veterans Affairs (VA) patient-centered medical home report burnout, report Christian D. Helfrich, PhD, MPH, from the Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Washington, and colleagues.
In 2014, an event occurred that forever transformed online communication. For the first time ever, mobile internet use became more common than PC/desktop browsing. Simply put, more people began to use mobile devices to connect with businesses, organizations, and the healthcare industry. In the healthcare industry, one of the keys to success for any hospital is its ability to communicate with patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders. How can the use of cutting-edge technology improve these communication processes?
Bonner County Daily Bee
Sage Wiener, M.D., has taken care of dozens of people with carbon monoxide poisoning as an emergency medicine doctor in Brooklyn. He’s relied on oxygen to alleviate the headaches, dizziness, vomiting and other symptoms — a strategy that hasn’t changed much in recent decades. But Wiener is heartened by new research that shows a protein might help people expel the poison and recover faster, mitigating potential damage to the heart, kidneys and other organs.
By Terry Lynam
Not all opioid antagonists come in a bottle. Some behavioral healthcare providers are fighting the scourge of opioid abuse by equipping colleagues, patients, families and community partners against the epidemic. "The demand for substance-abuse services is skyrocketing, and a large driver of that is the opioid-abuse problem," said Bruce Goldman, LCSW, director of substance-abuse services at Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York. "I've been in this field for many years, and I've never seen so many sudden, tragic deaths of otherwise healthy, young, productive people."
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