Learning Opportunities Center

NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will hold its last weekly 30 minute webinar on April 3, 2013. The topic is, “Hospitals and the NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.” Hospitals play a unique role in NC’s HIT landscape. In this webinar we will be reviewing hospital-specific information such as how to accurately report HMO bed days and out-of-state days, calculating patient volume, Medicaid/Medicare attestation schedule, and much more. To all hospitals out there: this is your chance to have a hospital-specific guide through the NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Check out these weekly webinars online.  

The North Carolina Chapter of HFMA presents 1st Annual Physician Practice Summit on April 4, 2013- April 5, 2013. The event will be held at EMBASSY SUITES CHARLOTTE/CONCORD GOLF RESORT & SPA 5400 John Q. Hammons Blvd, Concord, North Carolina 28027. Registration for the event is now open online.

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.

NCMS Foundation and NCMGM present ACOs: What They Are and How North Carolina Physicians Should Approach Them Webinar on April 17, 2013 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. This webinar will provide: a fundamental understanding of the reasons compelling health system change; a review of accountable care and accountable care organizations; an overview of how patient care can be improved through systems and teams; and clinical strategies for physicians to optimize access to and quality of care in the accountable care era. This webinar is free but registration is required. Space is limited so register early! Register here.

North Carolina Medical Group Managers presents 2013 NCMGM Spring Conference on May 15, 2013- May 17, 2013. Join NCMGM at the Charleston Marriott in historic Charleston, SC for the Spring Conference. This year’s theme is “Facing the Future Together.” Meet other practice administrators to network and learn best practices.  Register now online.  

“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].

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. 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. Register online .


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