Learning Opportunities

NCMS Plan Free Wellness Webinar: Using the Six Principles of Influence to Optimize Employee Health

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 12:00-12:45pm
Influencing others, even towards positive behavior change, is often a challenge, which is why it’s valuable to understand the psychological principles behind human motivation and behavior. The NCMS Plan is pleased to welcome Patty Purpur de Vries, Director, Stanford Health Promotion Network and Wellness Manager, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, as part of the continued Practice Wellness webinar series designed to assist practice managers with effectively planning, developing, implementing, and measuring a successful wellness program. Register now online.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements Free Webinar

The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Managers invite you to join them for a webinar overview of Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements in 2015 on March 25, from noon to 1 p.m. This webinar is free but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register today online.

ICD-10 Classes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduling introductory ICD-10 classes in Eastern North Carolina designed for physicians, practice managers, billing managers, and others who need help in transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. These are free, in-person classes, not webinars.

CMS is actively looking for hospitals or facilities to host an ICD-10 event in the Hickory/Highpoint area on March 25. To host a meeting, you need to have a meeting room with AV equipment that will hold at least 40 people and have free or low-cost parking for guests. If you can offer to host a class, please write Keith Gilliam.

MAHEC’s Spring CE offerings:

February 19th – May 28:   “MAHEC Motivational Interviewing for Health Care”

March 24:  “Practical Matters in Dementia Care”                                                                                

April 30: “Finding Stability: Management to Live Better with  Parkinson Disease or  Essential Tremor”

May 6-8:  MAHEC Women’s Recovery Conference”  

May 8: “Healthcare Express Track”  

May 12:  “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t – A Unique Documentary About Living with Alzheimer’s and Post-Film Panel Discussion”

Save-the-Dates: June 3-6: “Southeast Pain Symposium”

Workshop on Improving Geriatric Care through Collaboration

Duke Geriatric Education Center presents a three-part workshop on Improving Care Through Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, March 25, April 8 and April 22. 8:30 a.m – noon, Croasdaile Village Retirement Community, Durham. More information and register.

ICD-10 Boot Camp

ICD-10 Boot CampNCMGMA’s General Code Set TrainingMarch 26 & 27, 2015, 8 am – 5 pm, Women’s Educational Center, Greensboro, NC. This intensive 2-day, 16-hour, General Code Set Training is designed specifically for coding staff and intended to give attendees a comprehensive understanding of guidelines and conventions of ICD-10 as well as fundamental knowledge of how to decipher, understand and accurately apply codes in ICD-10. This Training is approved for 16 CEUs through AAPC. Get more information and register.

ICD-10 Success Dinner Event by athenahealth

Preparing Your Practice for ICD-10 Success, April 9, 6 p.m., Ritz Carlton, Charlotte, 201 East Trade Street

Few health care initiatives carry as great a potential for financial disruption: The number of ambulatory diagnosis codes will increase about fivefold, threatening your productivity and revenue flow. Please join athenahealth for this exclusive dinner event. More information and register.

Sixth Annual Addiction Medicine ConferenceApril 10-11, Asheville, Learn more and register.

Save the date — June 12, 2015, for Go SIMple, an opportunity to learn about the hottest trends in simulation education from experts. The training session will be held at Campbell University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, NC.








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