Learning Opportunities Center

CMS National Provider Calls:

  1. Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) & Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program (Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 1:30 – 3:00 pm), will provide an overview on how the 2012 eRx payment adjustment will appear on the remittance advice and will discuss the self-nomination process.                          
  2. FFS implementation of HIPAA Version 5010 and D.0 Transactions (Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 2:00 – 3:30 pm), will provide implementation updates and include a Q&A session. Questions can be submitted to [email protected] before, during or after the call. 

Click here to register for both provider calls.

Second Annual Electrophysiology Summit, which is sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine, will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 – Saturday, January 21, 2012, at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel. Attendees will learn about the evolving techniques and tools needed for diagnosing and treating arrhythmia patients. The registration fee is $125 for physicians and $75 for non-physicians. Click here for more information or to register.

From Foam to Filters: What’s New in Venous Disease, which is co-sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine and the American College of Phlebology (ACP), will be held from Thursday, February 2, 2012 – Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. The registration fee is $249 for physicians and $149 for non-physicians. There is also an optional ultrasound workshop with a registration fee of $100. Click here for more information or to register.

Codequest Coding College 2012: Learn to Chart and Code Accurately and Effectively Transition to ICD-10, will be offered by the NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (NCSEPS) on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Grandover Resort, Greensboro. Topics of discussion include physician and technician documentation changes, practical applications and examples of ICD-10, exam scenarios, complex surgical cases, and learning how to solve coding quandaries. Attendees can earn six hours of CME, AAPC or JCAHPO credits. Contact NCSEPS at 919-833-3836 or click here to register.

Partners in POLST: Honoring Patient Wishes across Care Settings, which is being held in conjunction with the CCCC Conference, will be on Thursday, February 16, 2012, 8:00 am – 5:15 pm at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, San Diego, CA. Join end-of-life and palliative care leaders from across the country who are advancing the POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Paradigm to translate patient wishes into medical orders that are honored in care settings. Attendees will have the chance to learn innovative strategies for implementing POLST. Click here for more information and to register. Participation by an endorsed POLST state in the Networking Session from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm is also being requested. Click here for more information.

NC Neurological Society Annual Meeting, will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012 – Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. The meeting is designed for practicing neurologists and physician extenders in neurology practices. Attendees will be able to increase their knowledge and improve their diagnosis and treatment skills for illnesses such as headaches, movement disorders, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and mitochondrial disorders. Medicare regulations that pertain to the practice of neurology will also be discussed. A maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be earned. Click here for more information and to register. Questions can be directed to Nancy Lowe, NCMS Assistant Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at (919) 833-3836 or [email protected].

Quality Improvement 101 – A Toolbox for Improvement Wave 10, which addresses planning and implementing improvement, will be offered by Charlotte AHEC on Tuesday, February 21, and Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (Workshop 1). This professional development program includes four on-site workshops in February and June which allows participants to build skills and knowledge in quality improvement. By attending, participating hospital teams, clinical practices, AHEC regional offices, and other healthcare organizations can accelerate the application of quality improvement methods. The textbook “The Improvement Guide” by Gerald J. Langley et al., (2009), and both breakfast and lunch for each workshop is included in the registration fee. For more information contact Mary Webster at 704-512-6545 or click here to register.

2012 NC OB/GYN Society Annual Meeting, which is sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, will be held on Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort and Spa. The common conditions and concerns related to women’s health care will be addressed. Attendees can receive a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The registration deadline is Monday, March 19, 2012. For more information about the meeting, contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Assistant Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at (919) 833-3836 or [email protected]. Click here to register.

Cracking the Codes: Coding and Billing for Influenza Virus Vaccines Across Multiple Sites, a webinar from October 2011 offered by Sanofi Pasteur, is now available for viewing at all times. The webinar features an expert-led review of coding and billing for influenza vaccination in various health care settings. Click here to view the webinar.


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