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ACS CME Dropped for MOC Participants

May 14, 2018 - The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) recently revised the criteria for trauma CME for trauma centers. Effective immediately, certified physicians from any ABMS Member Board with an MOC program that includes sufficient trauma content will not need to acquire trauma CME credits. Read more ...

DOH Issues "Dear CEO" letter to provide clarification regarding the training requirements for physicians working in the Emergency Department on ATLS & ACLS

May 8, 2018 - As you are aware, Title 10 Part 405.19(d)(1)(i)(a) requires that “emergency services attending physicians shall be a licensed and currently registered physician …who is currently certified in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) or has current training and experience equivalent to ATLS. Read more ...

ACEP Turns Up Criticism of Anthem's Emergency Care Policy with a New Video Campaign

May 1, 2018 - If Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield decides your visit to the ER was not an emergency, based largely on their undisclosed list of diagnoses, they’ll leave patients with the entire bill.  The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today released two new videos to point out the dangers of the insurance giant’s controversial and dangerous emergency care policy that retroactively denies coverage for emergency patients. To view the videos, go to www.FairCoverage.org Read more ...

New York State Hospital Stroke Designation

April 25, 2018 - The New York State Department of Health (DOH) will use a rulemaking process to update its stroke designation program in 2019. The current DOH stroke program has a single tier for designating hospitals, is voluntary, and operates with DOH oversight, but without any regulatory guidance to administer the program. Read more ...

ACEP Press Release: Only 5.5% of Emergency Visits are Nonurgent and Wait Times Continue to Improve, CDC Says

April 23, 2018 - New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 136.9 million people visited the emergency department in 2015 and only 5.5 percent of these visits were considered "nonurgent," according to the latest CDC National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care (NHAMC) survey. Read more ...

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