Online Nursing Journal Club
Welcome to the online Nursing Journal Club! The articles for this month will count for 1.25 continuing education credit and will be available through September 30.
Discussion Via Google Docs/Drive
The objective was to review pertinent areas of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to determine the PPACA's impact on physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). The law, and related newspaper and magazine articles, was reviewed. The ways in which provisions in the PPACA are being implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other government organizations were investigated. Additionally, recent court rulings on the PPACA were analyzed to assess the law's chances of successful implementation. The PPACA contains a variety of reforms that, if implemented, will significantly impact the field of PM&R. Many PPACA reforms change how rehabilitative care is delivered by integrating different levels of care and creating uniform quality metrics to assess quality and efficiency. These quality metrics will ultimately be tied to new, performance-based payment systems. While the law contains ambitious initiatives that may, if unsuccessful or incorrectly implemented, negatively impact PM&R, it also has the potential to greatly improve the quality and efficiency of rehabilitative care. A proactive approach to the changes the PPACA will bring about is essential for the health of the field.
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Health Care Reform & Issues in Nursing. The PPACA and its impact on Medical-Surgical nursing.
Med-Surg Matters, 2011 Sep-Oct; 20 (5): 14-6. (3 ref).
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Contact Person: Cindy Bright, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 630.909.8027
For further information or any questions, please contact Cindy Bright
Available Credits: 1.25 Contact Hours
Instructions for receiving the credits:
There are 3 parts to earning CE credit for this article. All components must be completed between September 1 and September 30, 2013:
To add some extra excitement to our Journal Club, we will be offering a $25 gift card in a raffle drawing for members that earn CE credit over the next three months. Raffle will take place at the end of September. Be sure to participate so your name will be included in the drawing. As an additional perk, if a participant encourages another Journal Club member to join in the discussion (and the referred member states the referring member’s name in their discussion), we will add the referring member’s name an additional time in the drawing. Remember that both members must earn their CE credit for the month for the referring member to be entered an additional time in the drawing.
The winner will be notified by e-mail and the gift card will be sent to them within 2 weeks after the close of the month.
Instructions to access the Google Docs/Drive Web page for Discussion and to post comments:
It should take you approximately 1 hour to read the articles, take the quiz and complete the evaluation.
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital- Professional Practice Committee, (OH-387, 9/28/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest(s). This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has not received any commercial support for this program. There will not be any endorsement of products or discussion of off-lable use.
The Marianjoy Online Nursing Journal Club is a joint effort between the Nursing Department, the Medical Library, and the Research Department