SCOPE of Pain is a series of continuing medical educational and continuing nursing education activities designed to help providers safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain and when appropriate, prescribe opioid analgesics .
MAAPPN expressed congratulations to the MA Attorney General for the report on June 30th, 2015 identifying the impact of “historically low reimbursement rates”
MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service seeks a nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist to join a large, outpatient, multidisciplinary mental health team with eclectic orientation. Responsibilities include the evaluation and acute treatment of patients who present over the weekend, collaboration with other staff members, and serving as a liaison with Institute staff over the weekend.
It is good news for Massachusetts in that it has received a one-year waiver from a provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law that Gov. Charlie Baker says will
Hospital profits and executive compensation came under fire on Wednesday, what is your opinion as a Maappn member to the hearing yesterday in Boston?
Mary Clancy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, has over 30 years of clinical experience. She has worked in private practice, in-patient and out-patient settings and is currently
Tedi P. Hughes, RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC, is the new Chief Nursing Officer for Arbour Hospital. Tedi is a seasoned clinician, leader, educator, and consultant in
In a briefing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and other top health administration officials, officials said this practice of delaying Medicaid
Some of the emails obtained by AP describe Romney’s internal deliberations on his health care policy and the state’s 2006 budget crisis: “I hate appearing as if I am just playing national politics,”
Our opposition has unlimited financial, organizational, and institutional resources. If we are to have any chance at advancing our legislation and preventing further restrictions to
Act to increase access to mental health services filed January, 2015
MAAPPN plays an active role in supporting legislation from other MA mental health groups. As a member of the Mental Health Coalition, MAAPPN has the opportunity to hear of the legislative priorities from the professional groups (the guilds), advocacy and other mental health policy groups.
Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) is a federal law that generally prevents group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide mental health or substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits from imposing less favorable benefit limitations on those benefits than on medical/surgical benefits.
Published on Jul 29, 2014
TRANSFORM DBS is a collaborative project between physicians and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital, Draper Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The goal of the project is to develop a deep brain stimulation device that can help treat patients with refractory psychiatric conditions that are insufficiently treated by currently available medication and therapy. We are focusing on conditions of particular relevance to our community of warfighters and returning veterans including posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, major depression, anxiety, substance abuse and chronic pain. For more information visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/about/pres…
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself, building new brain cells to replace damaged ones. But the repair doesn’t happen quickly enough to allow recovery from degenerative conditions like motor neuron disease (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS). Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.