NCMS Partner Organizations to Hold Free Webinars

1. athenahealth’s webinar for Stage 2 Meaningful Use

If you successfully attested for Stage 1 of CMS’ Meaningful Use program and received your incentive payment, congratulations! Now, it gets tougher. NCMS Partner athenahealth invites members to participate in a free webinar providing insights and expertise on just-announced Stage 2 measures on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM Eastern Time.

During the webinar, athenahealth experts will review the proposed Stage 2 measures and discuss ways practices can take next steps toward another sizable incentive check.  Topics include:

  • Details of Stage 2 measures and how to meet them
  • Guidance on sending feedback to CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT
  • Details on the EHR certification criteria
  • athenahealth’s viewpoints on the Stage 2 delay and other policy implications

Register today to get ahead for Stage 2 Meaningful Use.

Can’t join the webinar but want to move forward? Put your NCMS membership to work by contacting Terri Gonzalez, Practice Technical Assistance Coordinator. Terri provides member practices with assistance on EHR selection, training, interface coordination and upgrades needed to meet Meaningful Use and Patient Centered Medical Home criteria.

2. PAI’s Medical Audit Webinar for Physicians

The Physician Advocacy Institute, Inc. (PAI) will be holding a “Medical Audits: What Physicians Need to Know” webinar on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 10:00 am and Thursday, April 26, 2012, 2:00 pm. The webinar is based on the white paper recently released by PAI explaining the various types of audits and how to appeal adverse audit findings. Presenter Frank Cohen, MPA, MBB, the principal author of the white paper and expert in health care analytics, will provide information and tools about the different types of audits faced by physician practices, advise how to respond to record requests for medical audits as well as discuss a survey recently conducted regarding the experiences of physician practices that have received and responded to overpayment recovery requests.

To register for the April 24 webinar click here. To register for the April 26 webinar click here. For more information about PAI visit and refer to the PAI section. Questions can be directed to Mary Jo Malone, PAI EVP/CEO at [email protected].

Visit the NCMS Fraud and Abuse webpage for additional information on medical audits.


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