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ICD-10 Coding Workshops - Registration Now Open
Don’t be caught unprepared when the Implementation of ICD-10 occurs October 1, 2015.
ICD-10 Coding will change everything, there’s more to ICD-10 than just learning a new code set and upgrading your software. The transition will affect every aspect of your practice. Click here for more and to register.
TOP 10 D2 Resources
1. Safe Motherhood Initiative
2. LARC Medicaid Reimbursement
3. NY Fights Maternal Depression with New Law
4. Perinatal Depression Initiative
5. Preventing Preterm Birth - Education Video Series
6. Cancer and Women
7. Dense Breasts
8. Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) Toolkit
9. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
10. Smoking Cessation eToolkit
SMI Maternal Safety Bundles now available.
Click here to access bundles and additional resources.
ACOG District II Update eNewsletter
Click here to read the November 2014 issue of District II's Update eNewsletter
Warren H. Pearse Women's Health Policy Research Award
This award will provide $10,000 to support research which explores an aspect of health care policy that assists, defines, or restricts the ability of a physician to deliver health care to women in the general population, or in a specific area. Click here for complete information.
Submission Deadline: December 14, 2014
ACOG Statement Supports OTC Contraception, Decries Political Uses
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reiterated its support for "making oral contraceptives available over-the-counter. OTC availability of oral contraceptives will help more women get the contraceptives they need, which have long been proven safe enough to use without a prescription — especially emergency contraception," according to a statement released Tuesday.
New app streamlines GBS guidelines interpretation [FREE at iTunes Store and Google Play]
In a busy medical practice, it can be challenging to implement the latest evidence-based guidelines consistently. Prevent Group B Strep (GBS), a new standalone application available through CDC’s iTunes Store and online, simplifies implementation of the latest guidelines for prevention of GBS disease. Newborn and obstetric providers will be prompted to input specific clinical information (a maximum of 12 questions) and receive patient-specific GBS management recommendations at the point-of-care. Click here for more...
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
ACOG Practice Advisory: Care of OB Patients during an Ebola Virus Outbreak
In response to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak, ACOG has issued an updated Practice Advisory, Care of Obstetric Patients During an Ebola Virus Outbreak, to address management of patients in the setting of national and international Ebola infections.
Ebola Preparedness for the Non-Hopitalist
If you don't work in a hospital, what measures should be taken to protect yourself and staff in a private office setting?
NY to Provide at Cost Medicaid Reimbursement for Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
ACOG DII is excited to announce that New York will become the 5th state in the country to provide at cost Medicaid reimbursement for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) when provided as an inpatient post-partum service. This includes all IUDs and contraceptive implants. DII has secured new carve out reimbursement codes that will be retroactive to April 1, 2014 dates of service. Click here to access the NYSDOH eMed announcement for the codes.
DII has been working with the New York State and the New York City Departments of Health for over a year to address barriers to the utilization of LARC, specifically the cost and lack of reimbursement. We will continue to urge the managed care plans to accept the new reimbursement codes and to obtain CMS approval for reimbursement of LARC devices immediately post-abortion.
Medicare Payment Data Now Subject to the Freedom of Information Act
Find out why patients are now entitled to know how much Medicare payments physicians receive when this information was previously considered private.
Preventing Preterm Birth - Education Video Series
Preterm birth continues to be a major health challenge in the U.S. despite efforts to reduce it. These clinical education videos on the Short Cervix and 17OHPC address preterm birth while tackling important questions and clinical scenarios.
Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy: A Mother’s Gift to Her Baby
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is presenting a webinar, Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy: A Mother’s Gift to Her Baby on Wednesday, January 21st from 12:00-1:00 EST. This free, 1 CME credit webinar will explain the importance of Tdap immunization, especially for pregnant women during the 3rd trimester.
Click here for more information and to register!