Learning Opportunities

TODAY — The North Carolina Medical Board will host a roundtable titled “Switching Gears: Longevity in Practice” on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Board’s offices, 1203 Front St., Raleigh. As medical practitioners age, they may want, or need, to make changes to the way they practice medicine. The longevity roundtable will bring together stakeholders to explore ways to support licensees in fulfilling their goals for career longevity and, perhaps, to explore ways to assist licensees in making an appropriate determination of their career longevity goals. Keynote Speaker: Thomas M. Hess, Ph.D., North Carolina State University Distinguished Professor of Psychology. From 3:30 to 4 p.m. there will be a light reception.

Palmetto GBA is offering two free Medicare Part B Traveling 10 Workshops Oct. 26 and 27, at the Palmetto GBA Government Programs Complex (GPC) located in Columbia, South Carolina from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. These workshops will offer insight on reducing overall claim error rate and provide strategies for ensuring claims are processed correctly the first time. These workshops will feature a presentation from one of Palmetto GBA’s Medical Directors concerning ICD-10, detailed information on the top errors and how to prevent and resolve them and clinical information focused on how to reduce your medical review denials. Additional details and register for event.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold the second session of a three-part Virtual Office Hours series titled “2015 PQRS Reporting Measures Series (Session 2 of 3): Measures Overview”, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 from 2 – 3 p.m. Topics to be discussed in this session include an overview of the measures, and live walkthroughs of the 2015 PQRS Measures List and the 2015 PQRS Individual Claims/Registry Measure Specification Supporting Documents.

This PQRS Virtual Office Hours session will allow stakeholders an opportunity to ask a CMS representative questions about how to get started with quality measures for 2015 PQRS reporting. To participate in this session, please register here.

EHR 2.0 is sponsoring a webinar on Final Rule on 2015 Meaningful Use Attestation Requirements, Nov. 12, noon- 1 p.m. featuring Terri Gonzalez of NC Medical Society Foundation will share with us the final rule on 2015 Meaningful Use (MU) attestation. In order to ensure eligible professionals are using the right technology and meeting the program attestation objectives by the Feb. 29, 2016 deadline, the webinar will focus on the latest updates on Meaningful Use EHR incentive attestation requirements for Stage 2 and Stage 3. Get more information and register.

Carolinas Trauma Related Issues and Critical Knowledge Symposium (TRICKS) of Fracture Management, November 14, 2015, 8 am – 2 pm, Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel, 222 E. 3rd St., Charlotte, NC 28202. For more information, call 704.512.6534 or visit the website for further information.


The 42nd Annual “The Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease” – Dec. 6-8, 2015, Williamsburg Conference Center, Williamsburg, VA. Learn more and register.

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) fall course schedule is out. Find out what is being offered July through December 2015 and register today.

A video recording of the “PQRS/Value-Based Provider Modifier: What Medicare Professionals Need to Know in 2015” presentation has been posted to the CMS MLN Connects® page on YouTube. This presentation is the same as the webinars that were delivered on March 31, 2015 and April 7, 2015 by the Philadelphia Regional Office. View the video.




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