Saturday, March 7, 2015

Another State Added to Nurse Licensure Compact

This is great news for CMSA Public Policy which supports the Multistate Nursing Licensure. To learn more about the position statement of CMSA- pls. log on to our public policy page.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Amputee Walking School Speakers

Todd became an above-the-knee amputee at the age of 15 as a result of cancer.  Determined to regain an active lifestyle, he pursued competitive athletics for the first time in his life.  In 1988, Todd qualified for the Paralympics Track and Field Team and won a gold medal by completing the 100m event in a time of 15.77 seconds.  In the 1995 World Games in Germany, he broke his own world record by running the 100m in 14.55 seconds.  Todd competed and medaled at three Paralympic Games.
Along with his athletic endeavors, Todd has worked in the prosthetic community for more than 20 years. He co-created the Amputee Walking School that has changed the lives of thousands of amputees, their families and rehabilitation professionals worldwide.  Todd participated in the research, development and marketing of numerous prosthetic products. In 2002, he was named an honorary member of the American Academy of Othotists and Prosthetists.
Dennis became a below-the-knee amputee at the age of 24 as a result of an automobile accident.  Dennis was determined to resume his athletic endeavors and qualified for the 1988 Paralympics Track and Field Team.  In Seoul, Korea, he set the world record for the 100m event in 11.73 seconds and won gold medals in the 200 and 400 meter events.  Four years later in Barcelona, he set another world record in the long jump and took silver in the 100m.
In 1989, Dennis co-created the Amputee Walking School designed to take amputees beyond traditional rehabilitation.  This life-changing program has reached more than 15,000 amputees and 75,000 therapists worldwide.
Dennis has served on the board of directors for the American Board for Certification. For O&P  In 2002, he was named an honorary member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Representative Gregory Meeks Co sponsored The National Nurse Act of 2013

Last week CMSA was on Capitol Hill advocating for Case Management Profession and other important issues that impacts our practice. One of the Bills we asked for support was The National Nurse Act of 2013. In an effort to get Representative Gregory Meeks' (New York's 5th Congressional District) support, CMSA LI Public Policy Committee and CMSA LI Members who lives within  the New York 5th District, along with tireless effort of Teri Mills, MS, RN, CNE, and President of National Nursing Network Organization, sent letters to Representative Meeks asking for his support to co sponsor the National Nurse Act of 2013.
We  are delighted to inform you that Representative Meeks is co sponsoring the National Nurse Act. We now have 102 co sponsors.
We acknowledge Teri Mills tremendous  effort in making this happen and to our CMSA LI Public Policy Committee and CMSA LI Members who showed their support. You all make a difference. We very much appreciate it!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Senate Resolution 518 Introduced !

Great News! We hope this Senate Resolution will pass. Thank you Senator Pryor and Senator Boozman for your support in this important resolution.

Insurance Plans Limitations

If you recently changed insurance plans, it would be wise to look at your policy limitations. You could be surprised to find out what used to be covered is no longer . From this article I think one can write a letter to legislators if needed about the possibility of having more primary care doctors so patients can be seen within 10 days after their discharge. Proper hand off is so important in achieving positive outcome for our patients.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

July Public Policy Updates!

H.R. 4762 Medicare Transitional Care Act was finally introduced by Congressman Blumenauer- (OR), which supports transitions of care from Hospital setting to home. To learn more about this Bill, Click here.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Mood Spectrum In Elderly: Home Visits for Psych Patients

Speaker Experience Highlights:

Dr. Weisblatt received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served for fifteen years on the psychiatric teaching faculty at Einstein and for eight years on the faculty at SUNY Downstate. He is boarded in General and Geriatric Psychiatry and served on the Consultation Liaison Service, consulting on elderly medical and surgical patients while at Einstein.

He has spoken widely on the topic of accurate diagnosis and effective treatments especially in complicated patients with mood disorders. He is an active member of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He originated and authored the “Clinician’s Corner” column in Bipolar Magazine and has served as an expert consultant to the federal government in both the U.S. and Canada as well as state and local governments and healthcare organizations throughout North America. He maintains offices in Greenwich, CT and Pocono Pines, Pa.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Action Alert! Please support the National Nurse Act!

We urge you to support H.R. 485, The National Nurse Act of 2013, which would establish a National Nurse for Public Health. What does this mean to us? This means, The National Nurse will serve as our voice in advancing the nursing profession in areas of research and career development and recrutiment.The National Nurse will have a duty equivalent to the Deputy Surgeon General. That's a good thing!
To show your support contact your legislators now. and