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CMS Provider Call regarding Stage 2 requirements for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive programs will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. The call will discuss the changes and requirements in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for Stage 2 and will help health care providers understand what is needed to receive EHR incentive payments. Click here to register.

NCMS Foundation E-Prescribing and CMS webinar, which is also sponsored by the North Carolina Medical Group Managers (NCMGM), will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 12: 00 pm – 1:00 pm. The webinar will feature Kim Roberts, PharmD, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) E-prescribing Program Manager, and will provide updates on e-prescribing controlled substances and an overview of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) e-prescribing requirements for incentives and payment adjustments. Participants will also learn how to avoid billing pitfalls for future Medicare payment adjustments. The webinar is free but registration is required. Click here to register.

2012 NC OB/GYN Society Annual Meeting, sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, will be held 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 Associate Director of Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at (919) 833-3836 or [email protected]. Click here to register.

North Carolina Society of Pathologists (NCSP) 2012 Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Rizzo Conference Center, Chapel Hill. This meeting of pathologists, fellows and residents will discuss modern techniques applied to mesothelioma diagnosis; current status of thymoma classification; and current regulatory, legislative and advocacy issues pertaining to the practice of pathology, reimbursement, and payor adherence to contract terms. Attendees can receive up to 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Register before April 1 to receive the early-bird discounted rates. Registration forms should be submitted to NCSP, PO Box 27167, Raleigh, NC 27611. Contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director of Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at (919) 833-3836 or [email protected] for more information.

Cracking the Codes: Coding and Billing for Influenza Virus Vaccines Across Multiple Sites, a webinar offered by Sanofi Pasteur, is available for viewing. First presented in October 2011,  the webinar reviews coding and billing for influenza vaccination in various health care settings. Click here to view the webinar.


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