Public Affairshttp://www.acoem.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=37765Managing Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEMhttp://www.acoem.org/obesguid2018.aspx <p> Managing Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEM 2018-01-08 Evidence Supports Access to Bariatric Surgery and Other Obesity Treatments Effective prevention and treatment steps—including coverage for bariatric surgery, when indicated—can help employers to control the health and economic impact of </p> Marianne DregerMon, 08 Jan 2018 17:53:56 GMTUtilization Review in Worker’s Compensationhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18300 <p> Utilization Review in Worker’s Compensation 2017-10-31 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/Utilization_Review_in_Worker_s_Compensation.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaWed, 13 Dec 2017 22:45:37 GMTEnhancing Worker Health Through Clinical Decision Support (Resource Reports)http://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18276 <p> Enhancing Worker Health Through Clinical Decision Support (Resource Reports) 2017-11-15 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Library_and_Reference_Material/NIOSH Final Reports.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaWed, 13 Dec 2017 22:41:39 GMTWorkplace Lead Exposurehttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=17852 <p> Workplace Lead Exposure 2016-12-12 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/Workplace_Lead_Exposure.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaWed, 13 Dec 2017 22:40:14 GMTAdvancing Value-Based Medicine: Why Integrating Functional Outcomes With Clinical Measures Is Critical to Our Health Care Futurehttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18124 <p> Advancing Value-Based Medicine - Why Integrating Functional Outcomes With Clinical Measures Is Critical to Our Health Care Future 2017-04-14 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/Advancing_Value_Based_Medicine Functional Outcom</p> Jeri GarciaWed, 13 Dec 2017 22:39:20 GMTInfluenza Leads to Increased Missed Work Timehttp://www.acoem.org/joem12-2017.aspx <p> Influenza Leads to Increased Missed Work Time 2017-12-07 Compared to Non-Influenza Illness, Flu Causes More Productivity Loss&#160; Employees with laboratory-confirmed influenza have more lost work time — including absences and reduced productivity while at work—compared to those with other types of acute res</p> Marianne DregerThu, 07 Dec 2017 13:23:49 GMTNew Compendium Highlights Development of Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Worker Healthhttp://www.acoem.org/NIOSH5.aspx <p> New Compendium Highlights Development of Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Worker Health 2017-11-17 A new compilation of articles published in the November issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , describes an effort led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health</p> Marianne DregerThu, 07 Dec 2017 12:35:10 GMTACOEM Issues Commitment Statement on NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Resilience and Well-beinghttp://www.acoem.org/nam.aspx <p> ACOEM Issues Commitment Statement on NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Resilience and Well-being 2017-12-05 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Commitment Statement for&#160;NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Resilience and Well-being &#160; Physician burnout has been called a</p> Marianne DregerTue, 05 Dec 2017 15:36:49 GMTACOEM Applauds Proposed Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemichttp://www.acoem.org/combatopioids.aspx <p> ACOEM Applauds Proposed Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic 2017-12-05 December 4, 2017 The Honorable Bob Casey United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Re: S. 2004, Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act Dear Senator Casey: On behalf of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, thank</p> Marianne DregerTue, 05 Dec 2017 15:26:34 GMTACOEM Urges DOT to Rescind Portion of Its Final Rule (49CFR Part 40) on Drug-Testing Procedureshttp://www.acoem.org/rescindP40.aspx <p> ACOEM Urges DOT to Rescind Portion of Its Final Rule (49CFR Part 40) on Drug-Testing Procedures 2017-12-01 November 22, 2017 Patrice M. Kelly Director Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 RE: Docket Number DOT-OST-2016-0189 Recently Publis</p> Marianne DregerFri, 01 Dec 2017 12:34:07 GMTNational Safety Counci Report: Prescription Pain Medicine – A Fatal Cure for Injured Workershttp://www.acoem.org/PrescriptionPainMedicine.aspx <p> National Safety Council Report: Prescription Pain Medicine -- A Fatal Cure for Injured Workers 2015-07-22 The National Safety Council (NSC) has developed the attached report, Prescription Pain Medicine -– A Fatal Cure for Injured Workers , to educate employers on how they can protect injured workers wh</p> Jeri GarciaFri, 17 Nov 2017 17:03:01 GMTACOEM Proposed Alternative Criteria for EM Encountershttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18264 <p> OPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelines 2017-08-29 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Library_and_Reference_Material/OPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelines.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaThu, 12 Oct 2017 00:10:48 GMTOPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelineshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18215 <p> OPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelines 2017-08-29 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Library_and_Reference_Material/OPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelines.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaWed, 11 Oct 2017 23:54:02 GMTReference Materialhttp://www.acoem.org/Reference_Material.aspx Patrick PoerWed, 11 Oct 2017 23:45:02 GMT'Khamisiyah Plume' Linked to Brain and Memory Effects in Gulf War Vetshttp://www.acoem.org/plume.aspx <p> 'Khamisiyah Plume' Linked to Brain and Memory Effects in Gulf War Vets 2017-10-11 Study Supports Lasting Harms of Exposure to Chemical Weapons Gulf War veterans with low-level exposure to chemical weapons show lasting adverse effects on brain structure and memory function, reports a study in the October </p> Marianne DregerWed, 11 Oct 2017 09:51:46 GMTACOEM Responds to Proposed Revisions to Medicare Physician Fee Schedulehttp://www.acoem.org/MedicarePFS.aspx <p> ACOEM Responds to Proposed Revisions to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2017-09-18 September 11, 2017 Centers for Medicare &amp;amp; Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS–1676–P Mail Stop C4–26–05 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244–1850 To Whom It May Concern: The Am</p> Marianne DregerTue, 10 Oct 2017 16:16:56 GMTOccupational Health and the Arts -- Special Report in JOEMhttp://www.acoem.org/3-ptarts.aspx <p> Occupational Health and the Arts – Special Report in JOEM 2017-09-21 Update on Occupational Hazards in Visual and Performing Arts Painters, actors, and other artists face a wide range of hazardous occupational exposures and working conditions, according to a special article collection in the September J</p> Marianne DregerThu, 21 Sep 2017 10:42:41 GMTACOEM Comments on Future Direction of OSHA Voluntary Protection Programshttp://www.acoem.org/commentvvp.aspx <p> ACOEM Comments on Future Direction of OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs 2017-09-11 September 6, 2017 U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Docket Office Room N-3653 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington D.C. 20210 Re: Docket No. OSHA -2017-0009 To Whom It May Concern: The American College of Occupational and Env</p> Marianne DregerTue, 19 Sep 2017 11:15:29 GMTACOEM Objects to Proposed Changes to EPA National Ambient Air Quality Standardhttp://www.acoem.org/ozone.aspx <p> ACOEM Objects to Proposed Changes to EPA National Ambient Air Quality Standard 2017-09-07 September 5, 2017 The Honorable John Barrasso, Chair Committee on Environment and Public Works U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Thomas R. Carper Ranking Member,&#160;Committee on Environment and Public Works U.</p> Marianne DregerTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:59:37 GMTACOEM Urges OSHA Not to Revoke Ancillary Provisions of Beryllium Rulehttp://www.acoem.org/beryl9-2017.aspx <p> ACOEM Urges OSHA Not to Revoke Ancillary Provisions of Beryllium Rule 2017-09-01 Revoking provisions for construction and shipyard sectors puts workers at risk for beryllium disease In response to a call for comments, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is strongly urging</p> Marianne DregerWed, 06 Sep 2017 09:35:12 GMTThe Personal Physician's Role in Helping Patients With Medical Conditions Stay at Work or Return to Workhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18190 <p> The Personal Physician&#39;s Role in Helping Patients With Medical Conditions Stay at Work or Return to Work 2017-06-12 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/The_Personal_Physician_s_Role_in_Helping_Patients.21.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaWed, 30 Aug 2017 11:54:43 GMTTransforming Workplace Health and Safety through Accountable Care Organizations and the Patient Centered Medical Home: New Pathways for Employershttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=17545 <p> Transforming Workplace Health and Safety through Accountable Care Organizations and the Patient Centered Medical Home: New Pathways for Employers 2016-04-06 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/ACO%20Paper%202016%20ver%206.pdf </p> Bud RomanoWed, 30 Aug 2017 11:54:19 GMTWorkplace Weight Management Lowers Costs, Improves Quality of Lifehttp://www.acoem.org/weightQOL.aspx <p> Workplace Weight Management Lowers Costs, Improves Quality of Life 2016-11-10 Program Has Benefits Even for Participants Who Don't Lose Weight Employees who participate in a workplace weight management program—even those without significant weight loss—have reduced health care costs and improved quality of l</p> Marianne DregerWed, 30 Aug 2017 11:54:13 GMTProvisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010http://www.acoem.org/PatientProtectionAffordableCare.aspx <p>Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 2010 03 25 (Became law on March 23, 2010) Wellness Incentives (Sec. 1201) – Codifies an amended version of the HIPAA wellness program</p> Bud RomanoWed, 30 Aug 2017 11:52:10 GMTInteraction of Health Care Worker Health and Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System: Recommendations From the 2016 Summithttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18213 <p> Interaction of Health Care Worker Health and Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System: Recommendations From the 2016 Summit 2017-08-29 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/Interaction_of_Health_Care_Worker_Health</p> Jeri GarciaTue, 29 Aug 2017 15:54:29 GMT