A Needle Exchange Project Modeled on Urban Efforts Aims to Save Lives in Rural Nevada

Richard Cusolito believes he’s saving lives by distributing clean syringes and needles to people who use drugs in this rural area of northeastern Nevada — but he knows some residents disagree.

“I’m hated in this town because of it,” said Cusolito, 60. “I’m accused of ‘enabling the junkies,’ pretty much is the standard term. People don’t get the impact of this whole thing."

Drugs, including heroin and other opioids, are readily available in Elko, and Cusolito said a program like his has long been needed. Cusolito is a peer recovery support specialist and received training through Trac-B Exchange, a Las Vegas-based organization that provides a range of harm reduction services throughout Nevada.

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CDC seeks answers after 6 kids die from hepatitis outbreak that has spread to 36 states

A spreading hepatitis outbreak that killed six children has infectious disease experts scrambling to find answers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the sixth death last week. The CDC said the outbreak of the liver disease has expanded to 180 reported youth patients across 36 states and territories over the past seven months.

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P3 Health Partners Expands its Footprint in Nevada

P3 Health Partners Inc. (“P3”) (NASDAQ: PIII), a patient-centered and physician-led population health management company, today announced that P3 Health Partners-Nevada, LLC (“P3 Nevada”) is expanding its footprint in Nye County with the recent acquisition of a cardiology and multi-specialty practice.

Pahrump Cardiology & Family Practice (“PCFP”) joins P3’s existing clinic in Pahrump. The combined practice will offer current patients and the Pahrump community access to additional healthcare options close to home.

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AMA Workshops and Webinars

Mind the Gaps: Digital Health Issues and Opportunities

August 30 at 11 AM CT 

Learn how Mayo Clinic is advancing digital health across strategy, research, and clinical informatics teams. Speakers will share how collaboration and coordination has supported technology implementation, workflow integration, and outcomes evaluation, plus explore what has worked well and where opportunities exist. Register now.

Addressing Adult Suicidal Ideation in the Primary Care Setting

September 1 at 12 PM CT 

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This pre-recorded webinar will focus on how primary care practices can address suicidal ideation within their adult patient population. Hear from experts about pragmatic implementation strategies, including one practice’s key lessons learned from putting them into action. Learn more or register now.

Register Now » AMPAC Campaign School

September 29 – October 2 

The 2022 Campaign School returns in-person at the AMA offices in Washington, DC! This comprehensive, bi-partisan program molds participants into winning political strategists with an understanding of strategy, message, and campaign plans. Physicians, spouses of physicians, residents and medical students are all welcome to participate. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Sept. 4, so reserve your spot now. 

The International Conference on Physician Health

October 13 – 15 

The American, Canadian and British Medical Associations will host the International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH) in Orlando. This year’s conference, with its central focus of “Engaging organizations to achieve cultural change,” is relevant to physicians across all specialties and practice settings. Learn more or register now.


Nevada Medicaid Rate Review Survey

Dear Provider,
It’s that time again for the quadrennial Medicaid rate review process! The purpose of this review is to help the Division assess whether certain Medicaid provider reimbursement rates accurately reflect the actual cost of providing a service or item as provided under NRS 422.2704. In some cases, a rate review may warrant a recommendation by the Division to the Director for an increase in reimbursement for certain providers.
We need your help to make sure that we have the information needed to complete this review. Provider Types listed below should immediately complete the survey.
The deadline is September 16th.
Again, the surveys, provider types under rate review, and instructions are available at: https://dhcfp.nv.gov/Resources/Rates/QRR/
Questions? Contact: [email protected]
As a reminder, providers are asked to print, post, and distribute Update Your Address and NV Medicaid App flyers for members. This notification may be distributed to staff so that anyone who is interested in signing up for the ListServ can do so.

Thank you to all who were able to attend the 118th Annual Meeting. 

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