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The CMS recently released a final rule related to implementation of the Parity Act. This article summarizes the rule released in March 2016.
The ASAM Board of Directors approved two new public policy statements that address the role of physicians in the treatment of addiction.
Appropriations bill provisions drastically reduce the FDA's newly gained oversight over all tobacco products. We need to act now and protect children and public health from tobacco use!
ASAM applauds the bipartisan group of 22 senators, led by Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Markey (D-MA) for calling on HHS to raise the DATA 2000 patient limit to 500 patients.
2016 Media Event Requirements
Journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attend special meetings and events for the purpose of editorial coverage will be granted media credentials. To qualify, journalists must contact Bob Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 301.547.4112 and provide the following:
- Letter verifying assignment to the meeting on the letterhead of the news organization being represented.
- Media identification (such as an international, accredited press pass or an official media-outlet-issued credential).
- Documentary film crews and video production companies must submit a written request in advance of the annual meeting no less than one week prior to ASAM that includes information about the purpose of attending the event, synopsis of film/video/documentary, and information on the supporters of the project.
Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for internal use, marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes may not register as media. Financial analysts, sales, advertising, marketing and public relations personnel may not register as media.
In addition, representatives from medical education companies attending the event or meeting for the purpose of creating continuing medical education (CME) or other commercial educational content (e.g., webcasts, online or printed educational modules, etc.) may not register as media.
Information regarding media registrants is proprietary. ASAM does not give, rent, or sell current, past, or on-site media registration lists.
The ASAM Weekly
ASAM Weekly is a source of timely, useful news briefings of top stories for addiction medicine combined with ASAM developments in education, advocacy, state chapter news and more. ASAM Weekly is a great way to keep informed and is delivered to the inboxes of ASAM members every Tuesday. This enews brief is free to non-members as well as ASAM Members. More information