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Five Things You’ll Learn From ACOEP’s Mass Casualty Incident Simulation This Month

Stephanie Davis, DO, FACOEP Recent catastrophic events remind us all too often of the threat of mass casualty incidents (MCIs). For decades, hospital officials have conducted drills to prepare for mass casualty natural disaster events, but as mass shootings are unfortunately becoming more prevalent, many hospitals and health care systems are conducting drills to prepare for these instances as well. When these tragic and traumatizing large-scale events occur, the public expects emergency medical care to be available quickly – to save lives, to treat pain and to lessen the fear [...]

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Ohio HR726 Proposed Expansion of Practice Rights to Advanced Practice Practitioners

A bill being considered before the Ohio State House of Representatives (HR726) put forth by Representative Theresa Gavarone.  The bill seeks to revise and repeal certain sections of current legislation limiting  the practice rights of Advanced Practice Providers, like RNS, PA, ENPs, and to allow them (in certain cases) to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances from convenience care clinics, and with clearances by licensed health professionals, to care and prescribe drugs for concussed student athletes.  The concern arises because of the inadequacies of training between physicians and Advanced Care Practitioners.  [...]

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News|

ACOEP Stands with AAEM and Others in Support of Physician Due Process

Christine Giesa, DO, FACOEP advocates alongside other major EM associations for physician protection. Emergency physicians are the front line of healthcare in this country, often going above and beyond to treat every person who walks through the door. As the structure surrounding emergency medicine changes, physicians are increasingly asked to waive their right to due process in standard contracts through staffing companies. This vulnerability not only leads to increased physician anxiety, but could cause a doctor to second guess themselves and ultimately make judgments based, not on what [...]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News|

ACOEP President’s Doings

By Christine Giesa. DO, FACOEPThe core of my work as your ACOEP President and Board member is to represent you and ACOEP to the broader medical community. Your Board has been hard at work advancing our agenda and working toward positive change in emergency medicine.Here are just some of the ways in which I have worked to represent you in recent months.EDPMA SOLUTIONS SUMMIT: Lead from Where You AreI attended the EDPMA Solutions Summit. Topics of discussion included how to fight back when insurers are increasingly implementing reimbursement policies that may [...]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

FOEM Focus

2018 FOEM Case Study Poster Competition Winners *Winning abstracts featured below Congratulations to the winners of FOEM's 2018 Case Study Poster Competition! Thank you to all that participated. 1st Place: Samantha Margaritas, DO from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL for her case Time for a Change of Pace. 2nd Place: Jacob Smith, DO from Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, OH for his case May Thurner Syndrome: An Uncommon Cause of a Frequent Diagnosis. 3rd Place: Kevin McLendon, DO from Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg, MS for his case Old Timer’s [...]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Vote for in the 2018 ACOEP Board Elections!

Election season is once again upon us as ACOEP members are invited to select peers to serve as the guiding body for ACOEP. The 2018 slate of candidates is a robust group of active, visionaries all of whom have shown a dedication to ACOEP’s growth. Read the bios below to familiarize yourself with the candidates below. Voting instructions will be emailed soon and can be found on the ACOEP website. Jennifer Axelband, DO completed her residency in emergency medicine in 2005 and subsequently completed a fellowship in critical care.  Since [...]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Events|

ACOEP Joins Coalition to Advocate for Emergency Physicians and Patients in Texas

This Spring ACOEP joined forces to speak out against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and their dangerous decision to limit coverage for emergency care. Alongside the American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Department Practice Management Association, the National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers, and others, ACOEP co-signed a letter strongly condemning these actions. Not only does this policy endanger Texas patients, the plan is unclear with very little information available online. BCBS-TX does little to clearly lay out how their policy will be enacted, and if out-of-network refers to [...]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy|

Recognize an Outsanding Resident in Your ED

Calling all Program Directors! Know of a resident that you feel should be recognized for their work? Nominate them for The American Osteopathic Foundation's Outstanding Resident of the Year Award. The deadline to nominate is July 1st. Residents work hard, shoulder to shoulder with their attending mentors. It's time to recognize those who go above and beyond. Click here for more information and to submit your recommendation.

June 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

Important New Changes To ACOEP’s Member Database

ACOEP’s Member Services Department is thrilled to present our new member portal, MemberSuite. This new system features a more robust, secure platform. Today you can check your member status, and register for the Written Board Prep and Oral Board Review. Over the summer we will continuously roll out new features. In the coming months you will be able to: -Easily register for conferences -Track CME earned through ACOEP -Access to certification information -Explore a new portal for ACOEP committee involvement -Utilize a simpler process for dues renewals -Enjoy peace of [...]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: News|

Annual A-ACGME Paradigm Survey Data Collection

There’s no denying it: EM programs are changing as a direct result of changes to accreditation rules and procedures. The ACOEP-ACGME Paradigm Research Group (A-APRG) wants to know just how those changes are affecting programs. Supported by the Board of the ACOEP and is endorsed by Dr. Mancini, Chair of the Program Director’s Committee, A-ARPG has a series of questions, collecting data on the change in previously osteopathic and dual-certified programs to determine costs, quality, and satisfaction. This yearly survey is intended to provide needed information on the ACGME milestones project [...]

June 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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