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Health Law & Ethics Update 2012, December 8, 2012, 8 am – 2 pm, McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606. The interface between the practice of medicine and the realm of law is increasing with every passing year. Through the use of didactics and case presentations, this program will focus on issues that are of legal concern to physicians and other healthcare professionals in North Carolina. Topics included are Stark law updates, mental health reform, social media, Affordable Care Act and updates on NC health law statutes and court cases.  More information and registration is available online

‘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.

Hurry! Cut-off date for reservations for this meeting is December 21! 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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