NJ-ACEP News

NJ-ACEP ACTION ALERT:

  • 2 December 2016
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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Stop the NJ Legislature from Imposing Fee Schedules for Out- of-Network Emergency Services Provided at In-Network Facilities

The New Jersey state legislature is, once again, considering legislation to address “surprise billing” of patients who received out of network services at in network facilities.  NJ-ACEP continues to actively oppose the out of network reform legislation that would significantly impact emergency physicians by imposing mandatory arbitration and unreasonably low fee schedules for emergency services provided by out of network physicians at in network facilities.  NJ-ACEP is part of a coalition of providers that favors disclosure and transparency from hospitals, physicians and payers to help eliminate the “surprise” of an out of  network bill. But the coalition strongly opposes the efforts of the sponsors and the insurance industry to impose fee schedules on out of network physicians, eliminating the ability to negotiate out of network charges or even in network contracts with insurers.  Furthermore, the proposed fee schedule sets the rate paid at 100-250% of the Medicare reimbursement rate.

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Message from the President

  • 26 July 2016
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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It is my honor to serve as this year’s President of NJ-ACEP.   I want to thank Mark Rosenberg for an outstanding year and congratulate him on his election to the National ACEP Board of Directors.  I have a tough act to follow. Please allow me to introduce myself to those who may not know me.

Aside from medical school (Chicago) and residency (Philadelphia), I have spent most of my life in New Jersey.  I completed my residency training at Jefferson in 1995 and spent the next 6 years practicing in Philadelphia.   During the early years of my career I had the opportunity to moonlight at many of New Jersey’s Emergency Departments from single coverage 24 hour shifts in Sussex County to Atlantic City’s city hospital and everything in between. This allowed be to experience multiple clinical settings and group structures.  I moved from my fulltime position in Philadelphia to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick in 2001.

Dr. Rosenberg discusses prescription addiction in CNN's town hall

  • 15 May 2016
  • Author: Lauren Myers
  • Number of views: 951
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NJ-ACEP Emergency Department Violence Initiative

  • 13 May 2016
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 2646
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NJ-ACEP Emergency Department Violence Initiative

 

Violence against healthcare providers is a growing trend in our emergency departments. Many of us have accepted it as a normal part of the job; part of our culture like running a code. However, just as we are advocates for our patients' health and safety, so must we be advocates for our own safety as healthcare professionals.  NJ-ACEP is here to be your advocate, and has embarked on a mission for Emergency Department Safety. 

NJ-ACEP needs to hear your voice against workplace violence. As part of a state wide campaign to change the culture of violence, we need your personal stories of violent encounters in the emergency department. These stories will be featured anonymously in New Jersey news reports. Please contact NJ-ACEP with your interest: info@njacep.org 

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NBC News Covers Pain Management Alternatives

  • 2 May 2016
  • Author: Lauren Myers
  • Number of views: 1029
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Dr. Jay Kaplan Speaks Out Against Insurance Companies' Unfair Coverage

  • 18 March 2016
  • Author: Lauren Myers
  • Number of views: 884
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2016 ED Directors Dinner

  • 12 January 2016
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 1055
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2016 ED Directors Dinner

A special thanks to those who attended the ED Directors Dinner with keynote speaker Dr. Steven J. Stack, MD, FACEP on January 11, 2016 - it was a memorable evening!

Thanks to our sponsors who made the event possible:
Actavis, Emergency Medical Associates, EmCare, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, TeamHealth, and Vitas Healthcare

 

click Read More to view pictures from the event

Inaugural EM Wellness Week Focuses on the Well-being of the Care-Giver

  • 11 January 2016
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Inaugural EM Wellness Week Focuses on the Well-being of the Care-Giver

Created and spearheaded by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the 2016 Emergency Medicine Wellness Week™ is an opportunity all emergency physicians and their colleagues to take the time to self-renew while staying dedicated to the highest quality patient care. 

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SAFE CITIZENS DAY: 9.11.17

As we approach another anniversary of those tragic events that occurred on that fateful September morning 16 years ago, some of us might wonder how to best honor the memory of those we lost.  For some, the intimate details of those hours and days are indelibly imprinted in our minds.

NJ-ACEP has created a program designed to honor the memory of those lost in 9/11, and make each one of us safer, more resilient.    NJ-ACEP is proud of this initiative - created by long time NJ-ACEP member, Dr. James Pruden, who was one of the first physicians on the scene that tragic day, and remained on the scene for ten days.  

The goal of SAFE CITIZENS DAY is to commit ourselves to being better citizens by teaching or learning the things that will potentially help us, our families, our friends and our neighbors survive the time of unexpected challenges.   We urge every NJ-ACEP member to reach out to your hospital, your churches, your schools, your businesses and your community - and promote this day to accomplish any number of preparedness training programs.  

We have compiled a lengthy list of ideas, but it is by no means a complete list.  Whatever works for your communities is what you should undertake.  CLICK HERE FOR IDEAS

 

Thank you to our NJ-ACEP 2017 Scientific Assembly Sponsors

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Valley Emergency Room Associates of Ridgewood NJ

 Vitas Healthcare

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Oaks Cloister Reception with Dr. Becky Parker - June 15, 2017


 




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Violence in the ED


Violence should not be part of the job. However, 80% of emergency department staff experience violence daily or weekly. Click here for more info.

ALTO Webinar with Dr. Alexis LaPietra

 

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