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T.E.A.M — Tackling Evaluation and Management with Palmetto GBA The June and July 2013 Evaluation and Management events are now available. Evaluation and Management (E/M) services are a ‘key component’ to every practice. Understanding the principles and guidelines are essential to ensure that each service is documented and coded correctly. Palmetto GBA is presenting a free E/M workshop series. This workshop series is designed for anyone billing E/M services and will expand participant’s knowledge on billing E/M services to Medicare. For information click here.

 Southern Medical Association presents 24th Annual Focus on the Female Patient and 16th Annual Osteoporosis: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention, July 24-27, 2013. Women’s Health Topics: Exercise and Lifestyle Changes, Obesity, Diabetes, Infectious Disease, Hypertension, GERD and Constipation, Dyslipidemia, Ethics plus a two day OB/GYN specialty track. Register online.

Osteoporosis Topics:  Diagnosis, Pharmacological Management, Hyperparathyroidism, Atypical Femoral Shaft Fractures, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Fracture Risk Reduction, Osteo in Men and Pre-Menopausal Women and Secondary Causes, Hip Fractures, Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty/Vertebral Stents, and Fall Prevention. Register online. 

CMS holds its quarterly Health Insurance Marketplace Stakeholder Engagement Open Door Forum. CMS is holding a series of state-by-state Health Insurance Marketplace calls for states that will have federally-facilitated exchanges. The call for North Carolina is on Aug 1. Register online.

American Health Information Management Association presents ICD-10 Basics on Thursday August 22, 2013 at 1:30PM – 3PM. Are you ready to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014? Join us for a keynote presentation on ICD-10 basics by Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), along with an implementation update by CMS. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The presentation will cover the benefits of ICD-10, Similarities and differences from ICD-9, Coding, Training needs and timelines, Resources for coding and training, and National implementation issues. Register online.


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