Claudine M. Leone, Esq.
Government Affairs Counsel
We are approaching the home stretch in Trenton. There are just a few more days in early January before the 2-year session comes to the end and we start a new legislative session where all the bills are introduced and start from scratch. I will run a full report of all NJ-ACEP monitored bills that were signed into law in January and bills that NJ-ACEP successfully opposed. Most notably, the bills dealing with Out of Network is, at this point, stalled. We fully expect this debate to continue into the new legislative session in 2016. For now, please note the following current actions of interest:
Mark S. Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP
This is the first newsletter since ACEP15 in Boston which saw a record number of registrants. NJ-ACEP had a wonderful reception at the Smith & Wollensky castle- and reason to celebrate following my election to the ACEP Board of Directors. I am very excited with the opportunity to represent New Jersey's concerns.
ACEP has launched a campaign to educate policymakers, the news media and the public about the value of emergency medicine and that emergency care constitutes less than 2% of all health care spending. To hear some talk about rising health care costs, you’d think it was more like 50%! Because of the cost-cutting environment in Washington and in state legislatures, this campaign is designed to promote the high value of emergency care. The campaign launched with a Health Writers’ Conference in New York, featuring ACEP members from Arizona, Connecticut, New York, Texas, Oregon and Washington, DC, highlighting different aspects of emergency care. In addition, the results of a new poll of ACEP members was released showing increased stress on emergency departments. ACEP spokespersons in 10 top media markets are conducting media interviews to promote the poll results and reinforce the “Just 2%” messages. The campaign will continue with print and radio ads through ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference this month in Washington.
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A special thanks to Dr. Kivela for spending time with the New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania Chapter Members
from left to right: Dr. Bill Jaquis, Dr. Tom Brabson, Dr. Paul Kivela, and Dr. Margie Langer
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ABEM (American Board of Emergency Medicine)
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