Free CME available for opioid prescribing video  |  Protip: avoid delayed reimbursement  |  Video: EMRA premieres EM documentary at ACEP13; check out the trailer!

John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP

In this issue:

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Summer/Fall Product & Course Catalog

Basic EM Ultrasound Course

Last offerings of 2013!

Recent News & Opinion

Why I love my job as an emergency physician
by Brian Drummond, MD, for Medpage Today’s
September 21
Viewpoint: The Oath is ‘First, Do No Harm’ (Not First, Do Not Disappoint)
by Lasanta S. Horana, MD, for Emergency Medicine News
Fate of Ohio Medicaid in hands of seven men
The Cincinnati Enquirer, October 15

House Republicans may sue over Kasich’s Medicaid expansion
The Columbus Dispatch, October 18

Welcome New Members!
Joshua Abell
Anthony D Brewer

Aaron J Clark

Samuel Corbo

Wit Davis

Jennifer L DeMarco

Sarah N Dials

Tariq Farooqi

Anita Goel

Timothy Golemgeski

Andrew F Henn

Aliasgher Hussain, MD

Jacob F Kallenberg

Neera Khattar

Christopher Kohls

Ken Krabacher

Kevin Watkins

Benjamin J Wendt

Mohsin Raza Jafri, DO

Ryan Andrew Nemunaitis, DO

President's Message  
Principles of leadership about more than just leading
I recently had the opportunity to attend Leadership Challenge Camp with our new Ohio ACEP Leadership Development class. Others in attendance included fellow Board members and members of the Ohio ACEP administrative team. The camp was held at Camp Joy, a serene setting in southern Ohio. I want to take this opportunity to reflect on my experiences during these three days. [Read more]

Signatures Matter: A Reimbursement Practice Tip  
By Hamilton H. Lempert, MD, FACEP

ER medical records not being signed and dated is one of the top reasons for a bill from an ER physician to be rejected by a payer. Such a simple little thing can hold up your hard-earned payment. [Read more]  

Opioid Prescribing Video Offers Free CME
On Monday, October 7, Gov. John Kasich announced the adoption of new opioid prescribing guidelines (separate from the EM physician-focused prescribing guidelines released in 2012) for the treatment of chronic pain. 
The Ohio Department of Health has launched a website to give clinicians resources on implementing the new recommendations, including a free, CME-eligible one-hour video module.

Leadership Development Academy Member Spotlight - Dr. Baruch Fertel

On September 11, 2001, Dr. Baruch Fertel was an EMS responder to the World Trade Center. Understandably, the events of that day changed his perspective on many aspects of his life. Among these changes, his experience led him to rethink his intended career in nonprofit/healthcare administration in favor of returning to school to pursue a career in emergency medicine. [Read more]

Member Kudos

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, for being elected to the national ACEP Board of Directors
David Bahner, MD, FACEP; Daralee Hughes, MD; and Meenal Sharkey, MD, who will present later this month at the Second World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education in Columbia, South Carolina 
Mark DeBard, MD, FACEP, for being recognized with The American College of Emergency Physicians’ 2013 John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award

Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, for being elected ACEP Council Speaker
Jeffrey A. Nielson, MD, FACEP, and Michael P. Phelan, MD, FACEP, for co-authoring “Quality and Safety Implications of Emergency Department Information Systems,” which was published in the October edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Michael D. Smith, MD, FACEP, for being appointed to the new Editorial Advisory Board for ACEP's monthly news magazine
Congratulations to the following members who were inducted as new Fellows of the American College of Emergency Physicians!

Dan Charles Breece, DO, FACEP Erin K Broderick, MD,
Bradley J Clarke, DO,
Craig A Dues, DO,
Robert J Graessle, DO,
Venkatesh Kambhampati,
Christopher M Lloyd, DO, FACEP Ken Mapes, MD,
Aaron M Orqvist, MD,
Ryan Prudoff, DO,
Adam Rettig, MD,
Jimmy Youssef Saade, MD, FACEP
Theodore Lynn Spangler, MD, FACEP  

If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!
EMRA Presents Documentary on the History of EM 

At ACEP’s Scientific Assembly in Seattle, ACEP13, EMRA premiered its outstanding documentary about the rich legacy of emergency medicine. Check out the extended trailer for the film, 24|7|365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine

ACEP13 Opening Session Video Salutes EM Life-Savers 

ACEP kicked off its 2013 Scientific Assembly with a moving video tribute to the emergency physicians who treated victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, the fertilizer explosion in West, Texas and the devastating tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. Click the thumbnail below to view the video.

Members in the News  

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, whose article “Survey: The ED is the Nexus of Care,” appeared in Emergency Physicians Monthly 
Dominic Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Canton Repository story, “EMP recognized by trade magazine
Robert I. Broida, MD, FACEP, who co-authored an article, “The New Seatbelt – Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs” in the October edition of the ACEP Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Newsletter
Diane Gorgas, MD, whose article, “Emergency Medicine: Runner finds you shouldn’t ignore pain”, was published in The Columbus Dispatch
Michelle Blanda, MD, FACEP, and Scott Wilber, MD, FACEP, who were featured in the Akron Beacon Journal article, "Summa Akron City Hospital offers Senior Emergency Department"
Robert Zimmerman, MD, FACEP, who was featured in the Star Beacon article, “UH Geauga Medical Center staff travels to Guatemala” 

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!

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