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Scholarships available for Resident & Med Students at ACEP19

  • 19 August 2019
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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$400 scholarships available to attend ACEP19 in Denver 10/27-10/30

 

The New Jersey Chapter is giving away $400 scholarships to attend ACEP19 in Denver October 27-30 at the Colorado Convention Center.  This conference provides the opportunity to be surrounded by thousands of other emergency physicians who just “get” you.  These are your people – your sounding boards and problem solvers.  Your mentors and inspiration. 

 

Click here for application. Deadline: September 13, 2019

Attention Residents - Call for Presentations

deadline extended to August 24, 2019

  • 2 July 2019
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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NJ-ACEP Bylaws Changes

  • 6 May 2019
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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NJ-ACEP Leadership has suggested Bylaws changes that reflect the following:

  1. Allowing an expired Board member to run again following a one-year hiatus (currently required to sit out a 3-year term)
  2. Separating the Secretary/Treasurer position to separate officer roles
  3. Limiting the President’s term to one year only

The suggested changes are included in the ballot sent to all Regular members.  You can view the marked up version of changes here.  The final version can be viewed here (if accepted by the membership).

Leadership & Advocacy Conference Scholarships

Deadline to apply April 19, 2019

  • 15 April 2019
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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Are you resident or medical student interested in health policy?  The New Jersey Chapter is giving away two $350 scholarships to attend ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference May 5-8 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC.  This conference provides the opportunity to hone leadership skills, stay current on legislative and regulatory issues, and meet with members of Congress to discuss the issues impacting emergency medicine. 

 

Deadline to apply is April 19, 2019CLICK HERE for form.  To learn more about the Leadership & Advocacy Conference click here: https://www.acep.org/lac/ .

Update on Medicaid Low-Acuity ED Fee Changes

  • 2 November 2018
  • Author: Lauren Myers
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As you may be aware, November 1, 2018 marked the implementation of the law establishing a $140 Medicaid emergency room triage reimbursement fee for low-acuity ED encounters that was approved as part of the Budget in June.  As a result of NJACEP’s advocacy in June during the Budget process, this law ONLY applies to low-acuity FACILITY reimbursement fees for emergency and NOT professional fees associated with these visits.   To view the ED Triage Reimbursement Non-Emergency Diagnosis Codes, CLICK HERE.

NJACEP with our colleagues at the NJ Hospital Association and NJ Hospital Alliance remained engaged with the NJ Department of Human Services and the Division of Medicaid through the process of defining “low acuity” and the codes associated with the $140 triage rate.  Drs. Langer, Hochman and Eisenstein played a significant role with the Medicaid Medical Director and their in-house Medicaid billing specialists to discuss real-life clinical encounters to help limit the outpatient codes that would be deemed non-emergent and low acuity when implemented, particularly helpful with mental health exclusions.

So, we are pleased to report that DHS after consideration of the NJACEP and hospital input has decided to drastically limit the outpatient codes that would be deemed non-emergent and be subject to receive the $140 triage rate from the initial list of 17,000 outpatient codes to about 1,200 codes. The Budget estimated $29 Million in state savings from this initiative however with the Commissioner’s definition of low acuity; these changes will only save $1Million.

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