"Overtreated" Author Shannon Brownlee to Keynote
MNPA Spring Conference
2017 Annual Spring Conference for Nurse Practitioners - April 26-28, 2017
Shannon Brownlee is a nationally known writer and essayist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Slate, Time, Washington Monthly, Washington Post, Times of London, Los Angeles Times, and BMJ among many other publications. She is best known for her groundbreaking work on overtreatment and the implications for health care policy. Her book, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, was named the best economics book of 2007 by New York Times economics correspondent David Leonhardt.
A former senior writer and editor at U.S. News & World Report, Brownlee lectures regularly in the U.S. and internationally at universities, medical schools, and public venues. Her work has been received numerous journalism awards, among them the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award, the 2010 American Society of Journalists and Authors June Roth Award for Medical Journalism, and the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.
Brownlee holds a master’s degree in marine science from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), where she received the Alumnae Achievement Award of 2012. She was named one of the 45 most influential graduates of UCSC in 2010, the 45th anniversary of the campus’ founding. In 2009 she was named one of four writers who changed the world by the World Federation of Science Journalists. A former Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, she currently serves on the boards of Families USA and the Robert Graham Center of the American Academy of Family Practice. She is an editor of the “Less is More” section of JAMA Internal Medicine, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and an Instructor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
David Ulrich, FNP, Honored by Maine Primary Care Association
l. to r. - Kenneth Schmidt, CEO; David Ulrich FNP; Dr. Noah Nesin, VP of Medical Affairs
MNPA is pleased to report that David Ulrich, FNP was awarded the Nurse Practitioner Excellence award by the Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) on October 19th, 2016. MPCA Clinical Excellence recognition is bestowed upon providers who exemplify the best of their field, providing care for the under-served, attaining high standards of quality care, adopting innovations, promoting greater access, and demonstrating leadership in the advancement of health care for all.
CHALLENGES TO PROFESSIONALISM IN A TIME OF CHANGE
Are you interested in Integrative Healthcare?
Long-standing MNPA Kathy Coleman, ANP is a member of the Integrative Wellness Council of Maine. She would like to extend participation in the council's work to the nurse practitioners of Maine. Please check out the website and feel free to contact either: Tisha Bremner, council chair, email@example.com, or Meneah Haworth, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Home Health ICD-10 Handbook 2015
With the healthcare industry on edge over preparations for the ICD-10 transition, now is the critical time for home health coders to master the new code set. Don’t wait to update your agency about the code structure differences and the changes to commonly-used home care diagnosis codes. This handbook will help you make the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
For more information about this handbook or to order, click here.
MaineCare Reimbursement Update
Back in April, we received an email from a MNPA member regarding what looked like a reduction in MaineCare rates paid to certain categories of NPs. Since then we have had discussions with the Director of MaineCare Services, Stefanie Nadeau and her staff, leading to a face-to-face meeting to help Bob Howe and Pam Cahill better understand MaineCare reimbursement issues as they relate to NPs.