NHOA/NHSPA: Substance Use Disorders - What's in your Medical Toolbox?


Substance Use Disorders-What’s in your Medical Toolbox?

Friday,  August 11, 2017

event date: 
Friday, August 11, 2017 -
08:00 to 17:00

Potential for Falsely Low Venous Blood Lead Test Results from Magellan LeadCare Analyzers

On June 2, 2017, the NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding falsely low venous blood lead test results from Magellan LeadCare® Analyzers. 

Key Points and Recommendations:

  • Providers should review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HAN (page 3 of the full health alert) about the potential for falsely low blood lead test results when Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare® analyzers are used to test venous blood samples (obtained by direct vein puncture).

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Portland, ME 04101

Telephone: 207.879.2100 x7508
Contact: Janet Hodgdon
Email: jhodgdon@bnncpa.com

Emerging Tickborne Diseases in NH

On June 1, 2017, the NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding emerging tickborne diseases in NH.NH DPHS Health Alert

Key Points and Recommendations:

  • Blacklegged ticks transmit four different infections in NH: Lyme, Anaplasma, Babesia, and Powassan. They may transmit other emerging infections.
  • NH has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation, and 50-60% of blacklegged ticks sampled in NH have been found to be infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.


May 31, 2017

EHRI'm at a user-group conference for the EHR that my hospital recently implemented. I came to speak about the implementation from the physician perspective. The implementation has had its ups and downs, but we were able to return to our pre-implementation volume about three months after go-live. This is similar to what I have heard from others who have changed systems. The most unfortunate part of our change was that a large part of the work landed on the staff at the front lines - the medical assistants and primary care providers who needed to make sure the data from the old system was manually entered into the new system. This continues to be a heavy burden.

Physician Leadership

May 17, 2017The Physicians Foundation

How would you describe physician leadership? Is it a set of personal attributes that make someone a leader? Is it a position with a job description? Is it someone who makes a difference for an organization? There are many different aspects of physician leadership to consider.

NH Insurance Department Announces Companies That Have Filed to Offer 2018 Marketplace Plans

May 17, 2017

Seal of the State of New HampshireOn May 16, the NH Insurance Department sent out the following press release:

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Insurance Department has received initial form filings from insurance companies that intend to offer medical and dental plans on the 2018 New Hampshire Marketplace (HealthCare.gov).    

Four companies have applied to offer individual plans: Ambetter from NH Healthy Families, Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim, and Minuteman Health. Three companies have applied to offer small-group plans to groups of 50 employees or fewer through the Marketplace’s Small Business Health Options (SHOP) program: Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim, and Minuteman Health. Two companies have applied to offer dental insurance, both as individual plans and through SHOP: Anthem and Delta Dental.    

NH Insurance Department to Host Public Information Sessions on Health Care Networks

Seal of the State of New HampshireMay 9, 2017

This morning, the NH Insurance Department sent out the following press release:

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Insurance Department will host two information sessions in June on the health care provider networks likely to be available through New Hampshire’s health insurance exchange in 2018.    

The first session will take place Monday, June 26, from 10-11 a.m. in Concord, at the Brown Auditorium, 129 Pleasant St. The second will be held online on Wednesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to noon. Both sessions will be free and open to the public.  

Carfentanil Hits NH (BDAS Brief)

May 4, 2017

Today's NH DHHS's Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services's Monthly Brief included this review on the dangers of carfentanil and list of resources:

As you are probably aware, the deadly synthetic opioid carfentanil has arrived in the granite state.

That means all of our jobs just became infinitely more difficult whether you're a treatment provider working against time and the law of odds, a first responder concerned for your own safety, or a active user struggling to find a pathway to recovery before it's too late. 

Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change

NHMS is pleased to sponsor:

Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change

Please join your colleagues at the Sheraton Portsmouth and earn 5 CME credits. 

event date: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
08:00 to 16:30