Learning Opportunities

As a follow-up to its recently released policy paper (Supporting Provider Transition to Medicaid Managed Care), NC DHHS is presenting a free webcast tomorrow Thursday, Jun 14 at 3 pm covering topics such as enrollment and credentialing, contracting guidance, conflict resolution, and payment and reimbursement. Registration is required. For those who cannot attend, the presentation will be posted on this website in late June. Visit DHHS’s Medicaid Transformation page for full details, dates and to register. __________________________________________________________________________________

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on Thursday, June 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. that will provide an overview of Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) measure development, processes and expectations. This webinar is intended to assist with the development of QCDR measures for future MIPS performance periods. Please know that CMS is not accepting additional QCDR measure submissions for the 2018 performance period. To register for the webinar, enter your email information at the bottom of this page. For more information about QCDRs visit qpp.cms.gov.

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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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The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association present a Lunch & Learn webinar on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from noon to 1 pm. NCMS Senior VP for Advocacy and Advancement, Chip Baggett, will update attendees on the latest developments at the NC General Assembly, including issues around the budget, Medicaid and the newly introduced HOPE Act. 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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NC Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (NCS-ACOFP) 2018 Annual CME Conference will be held Aug. 9 – 12 at the Pinehurst Resort. Earn up to 21 hours of CME credit.  Conference begins with a pre-conference Dermatology Workshop on Thursday.  Review the complete schedule and lecture topics here. Register by July 10th to be eligible for the Early Bird rates.  See the rates on the Registration form. Questions please contact Nancy Guy, NCS-ACOFP Director at 910-893-7960 or guy@campbell.edu.

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ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project), in partnership with Duke University World Food Policy Center, University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and MAHEC, will present Healthy Eating in Practice August 26-29, 2018, at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. This is a hands-on conference for physicians and other health care professionals, focused on changing the culture of health care to better support healthy eating behaviors, particularly in children and families, and prevent chronic diet-related diseases. Register by June 30 for early-bird discounts. Special rates are available for RN, NP, PA, and dietitians/nutritionists.

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Health:Further, an annual health festival held in Nashville, August 27-29, seeks to bring together a  community of doers and thinkers dedicated to building the future of health based on the ideals that health is a human right, and that health must be supported sustainably and affordably. This year, there will be a specific track for physicians interested in medical innovation and leveraging their clinical expertise in the innovation space with presentations from the American Medical Association, Society of Physicians Entrepreneurs, AngelMD, and several others. 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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Registration is open for The Southeast Institute for Innovation in Palliative and Supportive Care at the University of Alabama will hold the Forging the Future of Palliative Care Summit 2018 on Nov. 1-2, in Birmingham, AL. Learn 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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