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National AAP News
Get Covered, Stay Covered: Health Insurance Marketplace Resources and Information: The Open Enrollment period for 2015 insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace ends on February 15, 2015.

The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R.1281) The law is designed to eliminate critical delays in the newborn screening process.

Looking for Information on Ebola? AAP:  Ebola Virus Disease Info for Clinicians  CDC:  Ebola Outbreak  Maine Physicians:  Portland Press article

AAP Updates Recommendations on Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Read Article   Visit the National Child Trauma Stress Network

Toolkit to Improve Care for Patients with Genetic Disorders and Genetic Disorders Policy information and recommendations

AAP Resilience Project:  Tools and Resources for Practices

AAP Updates Membership Criteria:   * Nurse Practitioners employed by a pediatric practice eligible to become Affiliate members.   *A new In-Training Membership category was approved to consolidate Resident and Post Residency Training Members. * Medical Students can join as In-Training Members.   *Dues payment plans are available to renewing members

 

MAAP News & Events

Primary Care Payment Reform Summit -Thurs, 1/15,  5 – 8pm – Maple Hill Farm, Hallowell.  Discuss ways to move primary care payment from fee-for-service with inherent misaligned incentives to innovative value-based payment models supporting high-value, patient-centered, outcomes-oriented care. Register by 1/8.

New edition of the healthy children.org newsletter, Dec 2014, now available!

Notice from the Maine CDC:  Maine to screen newborns for Severe Combined Immuno-Deficiency (SCID) starting August 1, 2014.

The Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly supports the latest addition to Maine’s mandatory child abuse reporting law, LD 1523; read our letter of support.

Save the Date for our 2015 Spring Conference - May 2 – 3, 2015 in Portland featuring Dr. Andrew Garner, a key leader in the National Collaborative on Adversity and Resilience.  On May 1st there will be a policy discussion with Dr. Garner, hosted by MeCHIP and Maine Quality Counts.

Medicaid Coverage for Maine Foster Kids - The ACA extends Medicaid coverage to age 26 for former foster care youth who were Medicaid-enrolled when they aged out at age 18 (or later, if a state extends foster care.) Coverage is only mandatory for youth aging out of Medicaid in the state in which they had been in foster care. Read more…

 

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