The Executive Desk: New in NovemberHal C. Lawrence III, MD, Executive Vice President and CEO
Welcome to the November issue of ACOG Rounds, your monthly member e-newsletter. In this issue, we are pleased to bring you timely information on important issues to aid you and your practice such as FASD, flu season, AIM, coding, and insurance.
But first, we’d like to thank all of you who completed our first ACOG Rounds reader survey in September. Your candid feedback will help us make sure we are delivering timely information that will help you, your practice, and your patients.
Please see this issue’s President’s Blog, titled “AIM”ing to Reduce U.S. Maternal Mortality. ACOG President Tom Gellhaus, MD, brings us up to date on the good work being done by the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM). Since 2014, ACOG has been leading this effort to work directly with clinicians and hospital networks in several states to put strategies in place to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.
We are pleased to announce a renewed emphasis on the ACOG awards program. We have brought together all in one place pertinent information on available awards, prizes, and fellowships offered by ACOG and others. It is now easier than ever to research and apply for awards and prizes. See Renewed Emphasis on ACOG Awards for more information.
Elsewhere in this issue, you will also enjoy an important article on Three Mighty Powers of Insurance. Insurance issues can be complicated, but you don’t have to go it alone. You may not be aware that ACOG’s contracts with Pearl Insurance to help ACOG members with all their insurance needs, and at group rates. They are dedicated to helping ACOG members understand their options and what is best for your situation.
Other interesting articles I highly recommend include:
And, as always, ACOG Rounds is your go-to source to review all the latest clinical practice guidance documents released in October and November that will keep you practicing at peak efficiency.
Thank you for all you do for the profession. Please enjoy this issue of ACOG Rounds.