POSTED: August 19th, 2018
POSTED IN: EPIC - The Official Newsletter of MOCEP, July/August 2018,
The summer is coming to a close just as the political activity is starting back up again. Although, the political activity in Jefferson City really hasn’t slowed down much since the 2018 Legislative Session ended. We are gearing up to bring in a large number of new legislators with the upcoming elections, and we will need your help to educate them on emergency medicine. As Jorgen stated in the legislative update, before the session begins is the best time to introduce yourself and begin that relationship with the lawmakers. Also, don’t forget to get out and vote in November!
MOCEP is working on many projects include the Time Critical Diagnosis budgeting issue, providing input to DHSS on the OPI efforts, continuing to monitor the emergency room insurance claim denials, and website updates. We are constantly looking for ideas and feedback from our members. If you have suggestions or comments for events, educational sessions, legislative issues, or any other topics, please be sure to contact us. You can reach out to any of the board members, or myself. We are always interested in your opinions.
We are coming to that time of the year where we will be looking for RR Hannas award nominations, and our newest award, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, the submission process for the resident research grants is open through the middle of September, and student and resident advocacy grants are due in December. Please consider submitting nominations and/or applying for grants. We need your help to identify the emergency medicine physicians that deserve the recognition and the students and residents that are ready to have their voice heard in the Missouri Capitol.
We need your involvement in our association to continue to make it successful. Please get involved in whatever way you feel comfortable!
Sarah Luebbert, APR