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February 8, 2020 -
New York ACEP Board Member and EMS Committee Chair, Joshua Moskovitz, MD MBA MPH FACEP, announces the publication on Interfacility Ambulance Transportation of Mental Health Patients in JACEP Open. Dr. Moskovitz gave special recognition to Dr. Michael Guttenberg for conceiving the idea years ago when it was difficult to discuss and thanked the New York ACEP EMS Committee for their support: Paul J Barbara, MD FACEP; Jeremy T Cushman, MD MS EMT-P FACEP; Michael W Dailey, MD FACEP FAEMS; Laura Iavicoli, MD FACEP; David S Kugler, MD MPH FACEP; David Lobel, MD FACEP; and Jeffrey S Rabrich, DO FACEP FAEMS.
January 28, 2020 -
ACEP has confirmed that The Joint Commission does not forbid eating and drinking at the workstation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also does not have a prohibition against the consumption of food and beverages at work stations, including those in the emergency department (ED). However, some hospitals do have rules that designate a "safe space" for emergency staff to eat or drink. For related ACEP resources to help you advocate for improvements at your place of employment, visit www.acep.org/letseat. Read more ...
December 16, 2019 -
The congressional surprise billing legislation under consideration was left out of the year end package.
Language for the package was filed in the House December 16 and did not include surprise billing, and instead funds a number of other health-related provisions.
With the extenders funded until May 2020, this may be the same timeline for action on surprise billing. Read more ...
December 15, 2019 -
The EMRA Medical Student Forum brings together program directors, interns who just matched in EM, and faculty to answer questions specific to your phase in training. General sessions answer big-picture topics, and breakout sessions per year to target exactly where you are in your training.