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MAAPPN June 14, 2017 Quarterly Meeting Announcement

The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN) will hold our next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington, Massachusetts from 5:45pm – 9:00pm. About MAAPPN MAAPPN (The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses) is a non- profit organization in the state of Massachusetts that exclusively represents the […]

Congratulations to Elaine McGrane Olmstead and Janice H. Goodman APNA Award Recipients

Each year the APNA Annual Awards recognize APNA members who demonstrate excellence in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education, research, leadership, community efforts, and more.  This year’s recipients were recognized in person at the APNA 30th Annual Conference that took place October 19-22, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. The Massachusetts Association of […]

NAMI Responds to Governor Baker and DOC on Bridgewater Overhaul

Bridgewater State Hospital is targeted for an overhaul.  Over the past several years, there has been a groundswell of support for separating the incarcerated mentally ill from the genreral prison populations as well as transferring the care, treatment and oversite of this populations from the Department of Correctiions to DMH. A Request for Response RFR) […]

MAAPPN Reaches Out To DPS on Inclusion of Pscyh CNS for Marijuana Prescribing Privileges

MAAPPN Board Member, Sharon Reynolds reaches out to Bryan Harter, DPH on certification of patients for use of medical marijuana. Sharon Reynolds reached out to Bryan Harter, LICSW, Director Medical Use of Marijuana Program, Bureau of Healthcare Safety and Quality, Department of Public Health following review of the DPH initiative on expanding prescriptive authority of […]

Buprenorphine Waiver Course for Providers

Legislation to permit buprenorphine prescribing by PA’s and NP’s is currently being finalized. NO FEE, 8 Hours of Free CME’s and CE’s Date: Saturday, October 29th Location: Pittsfield Crowne Plaza Registration 7:30-8:00 am, Training 8:00 am-5:00 pm Refreshments will be provided This training is intended for Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working with […]

Paperwork to Become a MA Health Provider

For the meaningful use incentive program, you are required to be a MA Health Provider.  If you are not currently enrolled as an active MA Health Provider (most of us are not), you will require a special enrollment to continue the attestation process. Complete the forms in the link and returned along with a copy […]

Meaningful Use/EHR Incentive Program Update

MAAPPN welcomed Al Wroblewski as our speaker at the September Member Meeting. Information about how to participate in the EHR incentive program was reviewed and deadlines identified. You can access the  presentation slides on the MeHi website under the Education menu in either PDF or PowerPoint format. For detailed step-by-step instructions as to how to […]

September 19th Meeting Reminder | MAAPPN

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Scarlet Oak Tavern in Hingham, Massachusetts. ***  REMINDER: Pre-registration is necessary due to space limitations. *** This meeting we have the pleasure of having one of our very own founding MAAPPN members Dr. Maureen Beirne Streff, EdD, RN, MSN, […]

Mental Health Coalition Update 189th General Court (2015-2016)

MAAPPN has long been an active participant in the Mental Health Coalition and attends the monthly meetings on your behalf! The Mental Health Coalition consists of representatives from the provider, advocacy and health care systems groups as well as representatives from DMH and policy organizations (for a complete list see the end of this post). The work of […]

Wellesley Hills Office Space

Seeking licensed Behavioral Health Clinician to sublet a charming, furnished office space, in desirable Wellesley Hills location, just minutes away from Mass Pike/128 and Rt. 9 exits.  The space is available to sublet 3 1/2-4 days/week.  The office is in a suite of 9 offices occupied by Behavioral Health Clinicians, 6 of whom are Clinical […]

APNA Annual Awards Recognize Two of Our MAAPPN Members

Each year the APNA Annual Awards recognize APNA members who demonstrate excellence in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education, research, leadership, community efforts, and more.  This year’s recipients will be recognized in person at the APNA 30th Annual Conference taking place October 19-22, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. The Massachusetts Association of […]

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Problem of Medicaid Provider Status vs QMB Reimbursement

I have been reimbursed at my private practice as PMHNP as a Medicare/Medicaid QMB (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary) provider for about 5 years. When I first applied to MassHealth, a psychiatric NP could not become a MassHealth provider, that only a primary care provider could be. Thus the QMB status has worked well to cover whatever […]