Plus: Photos from LAC15 in DC! | State releases ICD-10 guidance docs | Sandy Hook Promise
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Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
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Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Product & Course Brochure

EMRA/Ohio ACEP Mid-West Emergency Medicine Student Symposium 

Saturday, June 13, 2015
8am - 5pm
Columbus Marriott Northwest

Bouncebacks: Pediatrics
Monday, June 15
9am - 12pm

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Escaping Violent Encounters for Healthcare Providers

Two traning dates:
June 24 | July 22
We are simply informing our members about a course which may interest them. This training has not been planned, offered, nor specifically endorsed by Ohio ACEP.
Recent News & Opinion

Medicaid Access Improves When Physician Pay Increases
April 23, 2015

When the hospital’s drug cabinet is bare
The Washington Post
April 24, 2015

Painkiller fentanyl holds dangerous allure for addicts
The Columbus Dispatch
April 27, 2015

Ketamine’s Troubled Past, Promising Future
Emergency Physicians Monthly
April 29, 2015    

Battle Tested: Ketamine Proves its Worth on the Front Lines
Emergency Physicians Monthly
April 29, 2015

Record number of Ohioans died from heroin overdoses in 2013
Canton Repository
April 30, 2015

Contrary to goals, ER visits rise under Obamacare
USA Today
May 4, 2015

ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study
May 4, 2015

Losing A Hospital In The Heart Of A Small [Ohio] City
Kaiser Health News
May 7, 2015

The Problem With Obama’s Plan to Pay Doctors Based on Performance
Bloomberg Politics
May 8, 2015

More than 150,000 Ohioans to get Medicaid again after settlement
The Columbus Dispatch
May 12, 2015

Dr. Steven Stack Discusses His Presidency of the AMA; Repeal of SGR
May 13, 2015
Welcome, New Ohio ACEP Members!

Jason D Adams
Imran S Akbar, DO
Brittney Bernardoni, MD
Michael S Bohanske, MD
Colin Charles Brockett, DO
Neeraj S Chimanji
Henry G Colmer, IV, MD
William N Davis
Blaine D Evans
Collins M Harrison, MD
Christine Hong, MD
Patrick Hughes, DO
Christian H Jacobus, MD, FACEP
Brandon Larrington, DO
Jeremy Liebman, MD
Courtney McKee, MD
Jessica R Merriam, MD
Tim Murphy, MD
Gregory S Orgel
Krista Parker, MD
Joshua D Pendl, DO
Kevin C Randolph, MD
Alexa Sabedra, MD
Isaac Shaw, MD
Joseph R Sikon
Brian Tessaro, DO
Cecil Thomas, DO
Robert Whitford, MD
Srikar Karanam, DO
J Fletcher Reeves, DO
Nicole P Soria, MD
Megan Trzaskoma, DO
President's Message

Michigan 48
Ohio 19

No, this is NOT my prediction of this fall’s annual "The Game" but rather the final count of ACEP attendees from Michigan and Ohio at last week's Legislative Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC. As I wrote last month, our members always say that Advocacy is the most important aspect of their membership, yet our turnout was less than outstanding. The 19 physicians from Ohio who attended were superb participants! And although I feel that our Hill visits were successful in that we did secure several co-sponsors for ACEP's key legislative issues, I can only believe that had we had 5-6 physicians at each Representative's office visit instead of one or two we could have made more of an impact. [Read more]
Member Kudos

Michael S Beeson, MD, FACEP, and Catherine A Marco, MD, FACEP, members of the ABEM Research Committee, whose report, “American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency Training Information,” was published in the May edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Carol Cunningham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, who was reappointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC)

Thomas Tallman, DO, FACEP, who participated in a project to digitize Cuyahoga County’s inmate healthcare system, which was featured as one of InformationWeek’s “20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2015”
Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!
Legislative Advocacy Conference & Leadership Summit
12,456 emergency physicians from around the country descended on Washington, DC last week for ACEP’s Legislative Advocacy Conference & Leadership Summit. The Ohio Chapter delegation met with legislators and key staffers on Capitol Hill, honed their advocacy skills, and got some great leadership training. 

ACEP’s Advocacy Facebook Page has some nice photos of the event, and for a roundup of LAC on Twitter, search #LAC15!

For more on the Legislative Advocacy Conference, be sure to check out our May Advocacy Update later this month.

Thanks to all our dedicated members who traveled to DC to advocate on behalf of their fellow EM physicians!
The Ohio ACEP delegation preps for its trip to Capitol Hill to advocate for emergency medicine
Chapter President, Dr. Michael McCrea, caputured some great images from the trip
Dr. Bob Broida steps up to the podium provided for Senate visitors
Members in the News

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, who co-authored the article, “ACEP’s Clinical Emergency Data Registry to Measure, Report Health Care Quality, Outcomes,” which was published in the May edition of ACEP Now

Daniel J Bachmann, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the MedPage Today article, “U.S. Doctors Rush to Aid Nepal Relief Efforts”

Dominic Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the Akron Beacon Journal article, “North Canton ER staffing company to expand nationwide”

David B Chauvin, DO, FACEP, whose article, “ICD-10 What To Do Now,” was featured on ACEP’s Central Line Blog

Diane L Gorgas, MD, whose article, “Emergency Medicine: A diagnosis this patient didn’t expect,” was published in The Columbus Dispatch 

Nathaniel Mann, MD, whose article, “Man vs Machine,” was published in the April edition of EM Resident magazine

Have you seen a news article or commentary written by a member? Or do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!
Ohio EM Residents' Assembly
Join Ohio EM residents for a day of valuable career and education sessions and opportunities to network with recruiters and colleagues!

Ohio Emergency Medicine Residents' Assembly
Prime Partners
Non-Partisan Group Offers Resources to Prevent Gun Violence Against Kids

Contributed by our colleagues at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians

On April 29, 2015, the executive directors from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, and the Ohio Osteopathic Association met with Paula Fynboh, Mark Barden, and Ellie Hayes of Sandy Hook Promise to identify potential areas of possible collaboration. Sandy Hook Promise, a national, non-profit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut arose from the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Mr. Barden’s son, Daniel, was killed in his first grade classroom that terrible day. [Read more]
Ohio Medicaid Provides ICD-10 Billing Resources

The Ohio Department of Medicaid has created a web resource for providers to assist them with the transition to the 10th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). On the webpage, Ohio Medicaid posts ICD-10 Transition Information for Providers & Staff (ICD-10 TIPS) to provide guidance for billing issues. Reminder: ICD-10 compliance date is October 1, 2015.
From National ACEP

Defending the Emergency Room
In a May 8 letter to the editor of The New York Times, ACEP President, Dr. Michael Gerardi, responds to columnist Maureen Dowd, who recently penned a column which quoted disparaging comments about ED personnel. Dr. Gerardi corrects the record, saying EM physicians have the training and expertise to quickly assess and treat stroke and that columns like Dowd’s could discourage people from seeking emergency care when experiencing symptoms of stroke. Read Dr. Gerardi’s letter to the editor here.

Raise Stroke Awareness in Your Community
ACEP, the National Stroke Association, and Genentech have partnered to develop a variety of tools and resources to help you build a successful stroke awareness campaign in your community. Many of these materials can be easily customized by adding your institution’s logo. Please visit today to learn about the resources available and download or order materials to raise awareness in your community.

EMS STRONG Celebrates the Men and Women of EMS
Are you EMS STRONG? ACEP, in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), is proud to support EMS STRONG, a campaign to unite and inspire emergency medical services personnel, strengthen the profession on a national level and expand and amplify National EMS Week. Be a part of EMS Week coming up May 17-23!

Annals of Emergency Medicine Podcasts A Benefit for ACEP Members
Since February 2009, every issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine has featured podcasts that introduce and discuss a number of articles in the journal. The podcasts cover not only a broad range of topics but also offer an engaging discussion of their importance and relevance to emergency medicine. Find out more here.

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