Learning Opportunities Center

NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will be holding its weekly 30 minute webinar on March 20, 2013. The topic will be: Meaningful Use 102: Looking Ahead to Stage 2 and Beyond. Are you ready for Stage 2 MU?  With the official release of the Stage 2 MU requirements, the preparation begins.  In this webinar, we’ll explain how to tell if your EHR is Stage 2 certified, what new MU measure requirements you’ll have to meet, what to expect for public health reporting, the Stage 2 timeline, and more. Check out these weekly webinars online.   

Behavioral Health Intensive Program will hold its child session on March 8 & 9, 2013.  This intensive program is for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners who work with large numbers of patients with behavioral health needs.The program begins with topics in adult behavioral health presented in a three-day in-person training followed by five monthly web-based case discussions (“webinars”). This is followed by another three-day in-person training accompanied by five monthly webinars in child and adolescent behavioral health. Monthly group phone supervision and case discussion with a psychiatrist is provided throughout the program for a total of 10 months. In addition, the program includes its own web-based Learning Center that provides copies of the presentations, articles, scales, self assessment tools and group discussions. Education on policy, legal issues and billing psychiatric codes is also provided. Learn more here.

What Every Primary Care Provider Should Know About Lung Cancer webinar, offered by Wake AHEC. This webinar will discuss the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s new guidelines for lung cancer screening for high risk patients; and examine current evidence based practices in diagnosing lung cancer. The webinar will also recognize symptoms and risk factors of lung cancer and describe advances being made in new target therapies for lung cancer. Registration is now open online.

RT Wells & Associates, Inc. presents Web-Based Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Course. This course is designed to offer the most comprehensive and complete coding information to prepare students for the CPC examination and a career in the medical field. This course will include an overview of medical terminology, anatomy, CPT, ICD-9 CM and HCPCS manuals, and coding scenarios for practical application in the work environment.  Registration deadline is April 16, 2013. Learn more here.

“Bringing Advance Care Planning to Life: New Initiatives for North Carolina” conference on May 23, 2013. The conference is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience of health care professionals. Keynote speakers are Ellen Goodman, Director of The Conversation Project, and Bernard “Bud” Hammes, Director of Medical Humanities at the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and of the Respecting Choices advance care planning program. For more information, please contact Keith Stirewalt at [email protected].

Prescription for a healthier practice: Contract with confidence webinars on March 12 and March 26, at 1:00 p.m. ET. The AMA launched a managed care contracting webinar series to help you understand new provisions that managed care organizations are adding to physician contracts as those organizations implement new physician payment models. Register to attend this month’s live webinarsTerms, termination, and nonrenewal of agreements” and “Other problematic contract clauses” to understand the effect of these contract clauses and how to identify these clauses when they appear in a managed care contract offered to you. Learn more 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. Visit website and 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.  Visit website and register:  online


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