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Winter Meeting and Presentations: "The Consumer Access To Care Act: Lobbying 101" and "Update of 2013 Psych CPT Coding"

  • 01/26/2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Woodbridge Hilton, Iselin NJ right off GSP Exit 131A


  • Must show valid proof of student status at the door.

Registration is closed
Winter Meeting Presentations: 

Consumer Access to Care Act: Lobbying 101
Suzanne Drake, PhD, APN, Grace Reilly, APN

Two months ago, the Consumer Access to Care Act (A-3512 and S-2354) was introduced in the NJ Senate and Assembly. These identical bills will remove the collaborative agreement requirement for APNs to prescribe medications and provide for global APN signature recognition on patient care forms. The Bills seek to increase consumer choice and streamline access to care for New Jersey residents without increasing APN scope of practice beyond their education and experience.

NJ APNs are urged to get involved in advocating for and lobbying to remove scope of practice barriers. But for many who have never been politically involved, this can seem intimidating. This one hour presentation will help you to feel more comfortable with the process and help you to join us in speaking with one voice to effectively deliver a consistent and cogent message.

2013 Psych CPT Coding UPDATE.
Dorothy Borresen, PhD, APN, PMHNP-BC

As of January 1st, the new CPT codes have been in effect. There is still a great deal of confusion around this revolutionary change in coding. Dr. Borresen wil help you to decode the mystery of correct coding. This one hour lecture includes handouts and "cliff notes" to help you quickly and easily move into code compliance.

General Business Meeting
Brunch will be served

2.45 CE credits to attendees have been applied for.

CE accredited by: The Institute for Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the Institute for Nursing, SPAPN, or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

Speakers and Planners have declared that they have nothing to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.


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