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ACOEM and NIOSH have released recommendations from the first Invitational Summit on Advancing the Health Protection and Promotion of an Aging Workforce. The recommendations, published in the May issue of JOEM, summarize results of a 2-day national invitational summit, convened last year by ACOEM and NIOSH.Read more
A comprehensive program focusing on "growing a culture of health" has led to reduction in employee health costs at PPG Industries, according to a study in the May issue of JOEM. Read more
ACOEM and SOM have launched the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative — a new initiative aimed at improving worker health and wellness globally through the exchange of ideas and information. Read more
A panel of OEM experts offered employers advice on keeping their workers who travel internationally in good health. The information was presented at ACOEM’s 98th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.Read more
ACOEM has presented formal comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on the proposed rule, “Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans.” Read more
ACOEM has joined 51 other medical organizations in urging Congress to take action to reduce gun violenceRead more
The complete strength-of-evidence practice recommendations for presenting disorders from the 3rd edition of ACOEM’s Occupational Medicine Practice Guideline’s is now available annual subscription option to ACOEM’s iPhone/iPad App. The App can be found at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acoem-practice-guidelines/id405416599?mt=8 or through your device’s App store (search term “acoem practice guidelines”). Read more
The connection between evidence-based recommendations, CPT codes and ICD9 codes is detailed in ACOEM Practice Guidelines CodesLink™ product. A crosswalk data file which includes every permutation including state variations is intended for inclusion in proprietary systems and value added resellers allowing them true access to recommendation detail, not just color coded status. Read more
WholePerson® Premiere 5 and WholePerson® Premiere 4 software solutions from EME International include comprehensive Impairment Rating Programs which includes tests to be used in determining a final AMA Impairment Rating based on the 4th or 5th edition of the AMA Guides. All reports have a comprehensive reference to page, chapter and table. All tests will combine and sort as needed. Multi trauma, multiple tests is easily handled. Free technical support for 30 days. Also available FCE Reporter, an easy-to-use general-purpose Functional Capacity Evaluation reporting system for documentation automation. Read More
The over use of opioid therapy for chronic pain conditions is becoming epidemic in the U.S. While opioid therapy may be appropriate in carefully selected cases, active monitoring and adverse event anticipation are crucial. ACOEM’s evidence-based Guidelines for the Chronic Use of Opioids were developed as guidance for managing injured workers whose pain has not been controlled by more conservative means. Read more
CDME Self Assessment Activity based on the new 5th edition of The DOT Medical Examination! Earn 15 CME/MOC! When you order the SPECIAL CDME ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – Two Essential Resources for physicians conducting DOT physical examinations – we will ship you your book and the CDME Self-Assessment activity, including the 46-questions, answer sheet, answer key, and CME/MOC attestation form. These materials are designed to help physicians and others deepen their knowledge of the DOT medical examination process. They do not guarantee inclusion on any register that may be forthcoming. ACOEM will make information on any new regulations in this area available to members.
ACOEM has expressed support for DOT’s interim final rule (IFR) for Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: 6-acetylmorphine (6–AM) Testing that no longer requires labs and MROs to consult with one another regarding the testing for the presence of morphine when the lab confirms presence of 6–AM. Read more
On March 23, ACOEM urged House and Senate Appropriations Committees to support funding for the Education and Research Centers (ERCs) and Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program. Read more
ACOEM and 37 other organizations applaud launch of federal government’s media campaign on dangers of tobacco use. Read more
Senate Resolution would leave millions of Americans at risk from mercury, other pollutants ACOEM has joined the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and other leading organizations to formally oppose S.J. Res. 37, a resolution that employs the Congressional Review Act to reverse the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants. Read more
On March 27, ACOEM joined more than 100 other national public health organizations to express deep disappointment in the Administration's support for reducing the investment in the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Read more
On December 7, ACOEM submitted comments to the FDA regarding its draft "Blueprint for Prescriber Education for the Long-Acting/Extended-Release Opioid Class-Wide REMS." Read more
In a joint letter that was sent last Friday to all state workers' compensation officials, ACOEM and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) expressed "deep concern over the growing issue of prescription opioid abuse in the United States. Read more
ACOEM has expressed to Congress its support for H.R. 2465, the Federal Workers' Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act; specifically, the provisions that update the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) to allow for reimbursement of certain services provided by a physician assistant (PA) or nurse practitioner (NP). Read more
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major source of disability and the third leading cause of death in the U.S. As part of its year-long campaign addressing chronic disease in the workplace, ACOEM is providing tools and resources to help employers identify and respond to the impact of COPD on worker health and productivity.
has been officially launched! The Marketplace is an area of the ACOEM web site where members can exchange ideas and materials. The Marketplace also provides a unique and innovative way to quickly locate information relating to more than 30 of the most current topics in OEM.
This new innovative member benefit can only be found by accessing MyACOEM.
ACOEM’s Practice Guidelines are the gold standard in effective treatment of occupational injuries and illnesses. Evidence-based, the Guidelines were developed in response to rising expectations for quality of care; increased expectations for good outcomes and medical safety; the need to stop overutilization and curb unproductive and even harmful procedures; and the need to reflect advances in medicine based on the best available evidence! Read More...
The Guidelines’ on-line platform, APG-I, allows browsing and searching via text and keyword, and ICD9 and CPT codes. This web-based interface offers multiple versions — APG-I, APG-I Plus, and APG-I Premium. Premium offers the new add-on CodesLink™ option.
The Guidelines App is also now available (search ACOEM Practice Guidelines in iTunes) which includes all disorder recommendation statements, evidence levels and summaries, and has browsing, text, and key word search capabilities. It also includes sample treatment plans based on severity for the most common musculoskeletal injuries.
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Founded in 1916, ACOEM is the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education. A dynamic group of physicians encompassing specialists in a variety of medical practices is united via the College to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine both within and outside of the workplace.