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ALERT: MANDATORY HEALTH PLAN NETWORK PARTICIPATION DISCLOSURES EFFECTIVE August 29!
This law, also known as the Out of Network law, was signed by Governor Murphy on June 1 and is primarily intended to protect patients from receiving health care services from out of network providers who they do not knowingly select, which will ultimately prevent the receipt of a “surprise” out of network bill. While a great deal of these encounters occur in facilities and are associated with other specialties’ procedures, there are parts of this law that will impact all physicians, including family physicians, whether in or out of network.
While the majority of the NJAFP membership are in network physicians, over the last eight years NJAFP remained engaged on this very challenging issue in Trenton to ensure that the in network and out of network dialogue remained distinct.
Under this law, effective August 29, 2018, all physicians will be required to disclose network status to their patients prior to the provision of services.
FREE CME EVENT! Diabetes Management in Primary Care: Beyond the ABCs
Join fellow primary care practices on Monday, September 24th in Princeton for a FREE one-day, CME-accredited symposium focused on emerging and integrative therapies for Type 2 Diabetes, plus workshops on practical approaches you'll use every day to improve management of diabetes in your practice.
Is your practice struggling to meet the CPC+ Care Delivery Requirements? NJAFP experts have served over 60 CPC practices for the past five years and are here to help you succeed with CPC+!
For more than seven years, NJAFP has provided practice transformation and patient-centered medical home consultation services to more than 1,500 physicians in approximately 1,000 locations across five states, helping align primary care practices to best serve patient needs.
For more information about our CPC+ or PCMH-related services, email NJAFP at HTT@njafp.org.
News and Important Updates
The State has created a webpage with all the information you need on the new opioid prescribing laws, as well as links to key resources including a sample one-page pain management agreement and FAQs on the law.
Winning research posters focus on women’s health, prediabetes and fall prevention
Women’s health issues were popular topics in the NJAFP’s 2018 Scientific Assembly Poster Contest.
Among the winning posters were cervical cancer screening, breastfeeding and hypertension during pregnancy. Prediabetes and fall prevention, two very common issues in family medicine, rounded out the winning posters.
Highlights from the 2018 Scientific Assembly
PATIENT EDUCATION VIDEOS FOR YOUR PRACTICE!
Sponsored through a grant from the NJ Department of Health, NJAFP has created a series of patient education videos designed to dispell the myths surrounding vaccines. These short videos are free to download and use in your waiting room or exam room. You may also request a DVD if your office does not have an Internet-enabled TV.
To access the videos, please click here.
IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED TO THE PMP
- NJPMP’s Interstate Data Sharing now covers 12 states, including PA and NY.
- Expands patient history searches to two years of patient’s prescription records.
- Automatically converts dosages of commonly-prescribed opioids of differing potency, such as codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone, into a standard value known as “morphine milligram equivalents” (MME).
September 24, 2018
FREE CME EVENT
Diabetes Management in Primary Care: Beyond the ABCS
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