Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blogs and nepotism

Yep, definitely nepotism, but I wanted to let "my world" know about the new blog started by my nephew Erik's wife, Meadow.  Both Erik and Meadow are art teachers at Watts Atelier in the beach community of Encinitas, California -- both also freelance.  Meadow actually makes the period costumes for her paintings...her first blog posting is about how she is making a regency bonnet for a here to check it out!.  Click here to see some of her paintings.  And, if you're missing Halloween, check out Erik's blog and his website (not for the faint of heart!).  Yes, I suppose my posting these links on my blog will be considered a "conflict of interest" resolution needed, however.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

NPs as independent PCPs...has the future just arrived?

From the FierceHealthcare article:
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) today announced that, effective immediately, it will permit nurse practitioners (NPs) to participate in its health care provider networks as independent primary care providers. Previously, CareFirst permitted NPs to participate in its networks, but they were only permitted to practice independently of physicians in certain medically underserved areas with limited access to primary care physicians.
Click here to access the article.

NAAMECC transforms into NAMEC

The North American Association of Medical Education and Communication Companies (NAAMECC) recently changed its name to the National Association of Medical Education Companies (NAMEC).  Click here to access their website.