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Please note: The Physician Practice Survival Conference previously publicized in the Bulletin is rescheduled for Friday-Saturday, December 7–8, 2012.

‘Cracking the Codes: Getting it Right—Immunization Coding and Payment’ webinar, offered by Sanofi Pasteur, is now available online. This complimentary webinar provides a review of correct coding for vaccination billing to ensure entitled payment. The webinar covers reporting and documentation requirements for decreased financial liability and tips for a successful vaccine business model.

University of Kansas Medical Center Movement Disorder Review Course will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Charlotte Marriott City Center, Charlotte, N.C. The program will review diagnosis of Parkinsonism, restless leg syndrome, tremor disorders, movement disorders in psychiatry, hyperkinetic disorders, neurotoxin therapy, and deep brain stimulation. Attendees can receive up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The program brochure provides additional information. Note: the correct contact for the hotel is 704-333-9000.

North Carolina Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting will be held Saturday-Sunday, November 17-18, 2012 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The objective of the meeting is to discuss current trends affecting the practice of sleep medicine, identify emerging practice trends of sleep medicine, and describing specialty therapies such as behavioral sleep medicine. Attendees can receive up to 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. More information regarding the meeting is available online.

North Carolina Dermatology Association (NCDA) 2013 Annual Meeting will be held Friday-Sunday, January 11-13, 2013 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center, Charlotte, N.C. The meeting will evaluate dermatological practice needs, discuss systemic approaches to recalcitrant severe atopic dermatitis, analyze the effective use of isotretinoin in severe acne vulgaris, recognize common fungal infections and review management, and much more. Attendees can receive up to 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. NCMS member Grace Terrell, MD, CPE, FACP, FACPE also will provide an update regarding value-driven healthcare. Registration is available online.

2013 CODEquest Coding College will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Benton Convention Center, Winston Salem, N.C. This conference is a venture between the North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives. The six-hour course covers 2013 Ophthalmology coding updates, audit updates, information regarding sample coding surgical cases, tips for best run practices, examples of costly coding errors and mistakes, and an ICD-10 workshop. Registration is available online. Early-bird rates end Thursday, January 10, 2013.


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