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3/13/19 DMH Commissioner Joan Mikula’s testimony from Monday’s Joint Committee on Ways and Means hearing in Needham. DMH FY20 Testimony March 11 2019
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATES BILL FACT SHEETFIND YOUR LEGISLATORSOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORTFeb, 2, 2019: Thank you to all of you who contacted your state representatives in support of MAAPPN's bills for CNS independent practice (eliminating requirement for supervision after 2 years of practice) and CNS signature authority (meaning CNSs could sign any Massachusetts form that requires physician signature. NPs got Massachusetts signature authority in the 2016 legislative session.). The CNS independent practice house bill has 9 Cosponsors and the CNS signature authority bill has 10 Cosponsors.
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This week, U.S. Senators Markey and Paul were joined by bipartisan group of Senators, as well as sponsors in the House of Representatives, to introduce legislation that would expand treatment for heroin
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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 APN practice in Massachusetts, we need your engagement. We…
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"Shifting these additional costs onto the backs of state workers who have sacrificed greatly, and given back consistently throughout the fiscal crisis, is not the answer
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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.
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Massachusetts Online Prescription Monitoring Program Frequently Asked Questions What is the Massachusetts Online Prescription Monitoring Program? The Massachusetts Online Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a secure website hosted…
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Sharon Reynolds, MAAPPN Board member, recently checked with DPH and the Fact Sheet that came out in January was not accurate in that all APRNS and PAs are supposed to be automatically enrolled this year (not just NPs and PAs). As they are…
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MAAPPN, through its ties with the Mental Health Coalition will be monitoring the activities of the Task Force on Behavioral Health Data Policies
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MAAPPN will re-file the bill seeking supervisory independence by January 15, 2015. The bill will act to eliminate mandated, career-long, physician supervisory requirements placed on seasoned, advanced practice psychiatric nurses.
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Dr. Monica Bharel, the chief medical officer for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, will take over for Cheryl Bartlett as commissioner of the Department of Public Health, overseeing a broad array of programs, including the implementation of medical marijuana.
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This forum will examine the magnitude and persistence of racial and ethnic health care disparities with a focus on the delivery of behavioral health services. Ongoing challenges and potential solutions will be examined in light of health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research will quantify the problem, costs and consequences. The forum will explore potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources.
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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses working in private practice or in health care facilities will welcome the DOI Bulletin that requires that private insurance companies make their medical necessity criteria findable
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The Connecticut state Senate voted 25 to 11 Wednesday night to allow nurse practitioners to practice independent of physicians, a controversial concept that has gained traction amid growing concerns about the availability of primary care providers in the state.
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Below I posted a letter from my insurance carrier: NSO. I don't usually receive these kind of correspondence from NSO. The content was an interesting request for NP loyalty in choosing a carrier for malpractice representation. NSO sites its 20 year commitment to NP's and the ability to adapt to changing needs of the NP as advanced practice evolves. Specifically,
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MeHI is the designated state agency for: Coordinating health care innovation, technology and competitiveness ; Accelerating the adoption of health information technologies; Promoting health IT to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of health care in Massachusetts and for Advancing the dissemination of electronic health records systems in all health care provider settings. This slide presentation is about the Massachusetts Provider Directory and how it is used to name, institutional address, email, specialty, obtain consent and send records.
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To some extent, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is based on the “Massachusetts experiment,” the health care legislation passed by the state in 2006, leading politicians on both sides of the political aisle to claim it as a success or failure.