Volume 36, Issue 6, June 2009
Index of content:
- Professional Symposium: Ballroom D
Professional Council Symposium
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The AAPM and ACMP are sponsoring state licensing efforts in 5 states: Pennsylvania, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Ohio. This part of the session will provide an update from the lobbying firm with whom we have contracted.
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AAPM has made a significant commitment of priorities and resources to advance licensure in the 46 states that do not presently license medical physicists. Pending federal legislation may motivate States to implement licensure on a short timetable.
The AAPM Licensure Regulations Guidance Document is among the significant steps in this effort completed by the Joint Medical Physics Licensure Sub‐Committee (JMPLSC). This document was created modeled after the licensure laws in Texas, New York and Florida.
This session will review the big picture of how licensure is accomplished, and how licensure will affect the practicing medical physicist. Key provisions of the Guidance document will be presented with an emphasis on practical implementation issues.
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As you are aware we have a new administration and a new congress and health care reform is a priority of both. On July 15, 2008 the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) was enacted making changes to the Medicare program. There has been a lot of confusion over MIPPA and how it relates to the goals we have for the “CARE” legislation (which stands for Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (CARE) Act of 2009”). Questions have been raised do we still need to pursue the CARE legislation. This session will review the relationship between MIPPA, proposed CARE legislation and the overall AAPM and ACMP efforts to efforts to ensure that medical physics is performed by Qualified Medical Physicists.
1. To review the provisions of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA).
2. To discuss the between MIPPA and the proposed “Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (CARE) Act of 2009.”
3. To review the overall AAPM and ACMP efforts to ensure that medical physics is performed by Qualified Medical Physicists.