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January 2012

Jim A. Yturri, MD, FACP, Governor
Carrie Reisig, Executive Director



From the Chapter

Happy New Year! We have some great events coming up in the Montana Chapter in 2012. From our Big Sky meeting next month to our Fall Meeting in Missoula in September, we hope to see many of you attend!

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New Election Resource on Candidates' Positions on Healthcare

Last week, ACP launched a new web resource - http://www.acponline.org/advocacy/election_2012/ for ACP members and other interested persons on the views of the GOP presidential candidates and President Obama compared to ACP's policy positions. It also discussed physicians' responsibilities to advocate for their patients and includes resources for members to learn about how they can become more involved in the election. The materials will be continually updated throughout the election cycle (including removing candidates as they drop out of the race).

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Updated State Health Policy Website

Check out the newly updated state health policy website for information on current health policy issues and how you can take action at the state level. The information will be updated regularly to bring you a timely and useful resource. So, please check regularly for the latest information at http://www.acponline.org/advocacy/state_policy.

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Upcoming Events

Registration is now available for the Montana Chapter 2012 Big Sky Meeting, February 9-11, 2012.

Visit the website at http://www.acponline.org/about_acp/chapters/mt/news_meet.htm to download the brochure.

To register online, visit https://www.acponline.org/ebizatpro/Default.aspx?TabId=55&ProductId=19750

Save the Date!

2012 Montana Chapter Scientific Meeting
September 6-8, 2012
St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula

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ACP Medical Home Builder Tools

The ACP Medical Home Builder (MHB) tool provides affordable, accessible, online guidance to help identify opportunities for practice improvements and, if desired, prepare your practice for recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
• Designed for all practices, ACP’s Medical Home Builder will help
• Improve office efficiency
• Increase patient satisfaction
• Optimize patient care
• Develop policies and procedures with downloadable forms
• Prepare for PCMH accreditation or recognition

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