Learning Opportunities

The Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will present a webinar on Thursday, April 5 at noon or Thursday, April 12 at 2 p.m. demonstrating how to use the new self-registration pathway in the RoPR (Registry of Patient Registries). The RoPR is an AHRQ-funded data entry system that allows patient registry owners to provide information about their registry to promote collaboration, reduce redundancy and improve transparency among registry holders. The RoPR replaces the centralized repository developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and will provide a centralized source of information for MIPS eligible clinicians and Medicaid eligible professionals. Register Here for the April 5 webinar. Register Here for the April 12 webinar. Please contact the project team with any questions at RoPR@ahrq.hhs.gov

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Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2-3 pm, Patients over Paperwork Open Q&A, RuralHealthODF@cms.hhs.gov This call will be Conference Call Only. To participate dial 1-800-837-1935; reference conference ID: 32618232

Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID: 32618232. Encores for ODFs held on Thursdays can be accessed the following Monday. The recording is available for 3 business days. For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/.

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a Special Open Door Forum webinar on the New Medicare Card Project, Thursday, April 5, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more information on the new Medicare cards visit CMS’ site: www.cms.gov/newcard. Feedback and questions on the New Medicare Card Project can be sent to: Partnership@cms.hhs.gov. Call in info: Dial-In Number:  1-800-837-1935 Conference ID #: 7065199. Please log on to view the webinar: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/r51uia09fgq/. An audio recording of the presentation can be accessed two hours after the call has ended by calling 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 7065199. The recording expires on April 9.

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The NC Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is holding a Physician Practice Summit on April 11-12 beginning at noon on April 11 at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St. Learn more and register.

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The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACC) will offer Quality Improvement Workshops North Carolina on April 17 in Fayetteville and April 19 in Elkin. During the interactive workshops, participants will learn from Caravan Health experts about best practices to improve the health of their community, increase practice revenue and improve quality scores. For more information please contact qiworkshops@caravanhealth.com.

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Choosing Wisely will hold a webinar on Thursday, April 19 at noon on the drivers of overuse and practical approaches that have proved successful in combating it including a practical model for reducing low back pain. To join link to this website: https://zoom.us/j/9382071845 and use this meeting ID: 938 207 1845. You will be able to hear the audio through your computer, or access by phone (a number will be provided when you sign in). 

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Registration is now open for the NC Ob/Gyn Society & NC Section of ACOG’s 2018 Annual Meeting,
April 20-22 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville
. Other specialties may be interested in the Hands-on Ultrasound workshop and the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder course, which provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Learn more and register.

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The 9th Annual Addiction Medicine Conference will be held April 26-28, in Asheville. The conference will provide clinically practical and up-to-date substance use related training, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices. Learn more.
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The 2018 Spine Society of Australia 29th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held April 27-29 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia. Learn more and register.

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The National Academy of Medicine will hold a public meeting around the topic of “Establishing Clinician Well-Being as a National Priority” on May 2, 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. with an art show and reception from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. A live webcast is available if you are not able to attend in person. Learn more and register.
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The North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference “From the Mountains to the Sea: Healthcare Innovation Across the Carolinas,” will be held in Charlotte, May 3-4. Get more information and register.

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The Carolina Ear Research Center will present Otology for the Primary Care Physician: Diagnoses You Don’t Want to Miss on Saturday, May 5, at the Wine Cellar at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. Space is limited to 30 participants. Learn more and register.

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The Governor’s Institute and the NC Medical Board is offering “Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know” live training sessions across the state. The free CME panel sessions are designed for controlled substances prescribers to complete up to two hours of the required education in opioid prescribing. A one hour online training is recommended before the live training. Register for 1-hour online training here.   The upcoming session is May 8, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Carolinas Medical Center, Shelby (2 hrs).

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The Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development will offer its 25th Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update 2018 June 18-22 at Amelia Island, FL. The meeting seeks to update physicians on the latest recommendations of medical subspecialties important to the primary care physician. It is a comprehensive program consisting of lectures, workshops and panel discussions on topics of general interest in various areas of medicine. Learn more and register.

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MAHEC is offering two courses to help treat patients with opioid use disorders: “Providers’ Clinical Support System: Buprenorphine Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, The “Half and Half” Course,” and “Recovery Within Reach: Building Team Expertise in Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT).” Sessions will be held June 22 and Sept. 28. Learn more and register.

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Registration for Erlanger’s 11th Annual Trauma Symposium is open. The Symposium will be held Aug. 9-10, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Learn more and register.

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The 30th Annual Fall Foliage Cancer Conference will be held Oct. 12-13 at the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, NCLearn more and register.

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NCTracks has Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses on a variety of topics available to providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Anyone who is a registered user with NCID access to the NCTracks secure Provider Portal can access and take a self-paced course. A list of courses available can be found here and under Quick Links on the NCTracks Provider Training page of the public Provider Portal.

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MAHEC, working with the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, The Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse and Project Lazarus: A Project of CCNC, is offering A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, an online education course. The course is designed for all prescribing health care practitioners who are interested in an overview of the rational prescribing approaches for persons with chronic pain disorders. It will fulfill the North Carolina Medical Board’s requirement of at least one hour of continuing education designed specifically to address prescribing practices for chronic pain management. The course cost is $15 for the first 6 months. Offers 3 hours of AAFP, AMA/AAFP Equivalency, and CDE; www.mahec.net/opioid.

 

 

 
 

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