Learning Opportunities

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) representatives will present the ICD-10 Small Physician Practice Tool in a webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 12 to 1 p.m. This is a free online tool that enables small provider practices to create an ICD-10 action plan and jumpstart their transition. Space is limited. Register now to secure your spot for this eHealth Provider Webinar. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a follow-up email with step-by-step instruction on how to log-in to the webinar. Past webinar presentations and recordings can be accessed on the Resources page of the CMS eHealth website.

Cloud-Based Services for Orthopedic Practices. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 12:15 p.m. and will be hosted by athenahealth expert Patrick Scranton and Dr. Deanna Boyette of Boyette Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.  It will focus on the specific needs of orthopedic practices in finding the right health IT option among traditional software vendors. Register to learn more.

The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence will host a webinar on Aligning Meaningful Use and PQRS on August 13, 2014 from 12:30-1 p.m. At the end of the webinar attendees will be able to identify, after considering their practice specifics, the pros and cons of reporting the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System Meaningful Use clinical quality measures together or separately. CME Available!   Learn more     Register now

Cracking the Codes: Coding and Billing for Influenza Vaccines, a free, two-part webinar by Sanofi-Pasteur, will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at noon. Learn more and register.

Become a trainer with the Safe Injection Connection through the North Carolina Division of Public Health on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the NC Division of Public Health Office, 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.Get the details.

Registration is now open for NCHICA’s 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for October 5-8, 2014 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. Learn about the latest developments and best practices in healthcare IT and network with your peers. The theme of this year’s conference is 20 Years of Health Information Sharing: Realizing the Art of the Possible, and the agenda is packed with over 50 speakers, 3 plenary sessions and 27 breakout sessions on policy, clinical and technology topics. For further details, click here. Early rates are good through August 31, so please register early!

The 19th Annual NC Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held Oct. 8-10 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The North Carolina Medical Society assisted with the conference program, which is designed to educate anyone who participates in the North Carolina workers’ compensation system and will examine the current rules, procedures, policies and forms. Registration fees increase beginning Aug. 15, so register now.

For those in the western part of the state the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) offers the following continuing education opportunities this fall:

Biennial Cardiovascular Symposium – 2014

Friday, October 3

Double Tree Hotel – Biltmore (Asheville)

Information and registration


Tai Chi for Arthritis: Implications for Pain Management and Falls Prevention

Friday evening, October 3

Asheville Event Centre

Information and registration 


Everything Has Changed! – New Prevention & Management Recommendations in Primary Care

Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8

MAHEC Education Building (Asheville)

Information and registration 


The Spectrum of Stroke Care- A Team-based Approach

Friday, November 21

MAHEC Education Building (Asheville)

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    There was a discussion sometime back about the development of programs for older retired physicians rather than have them become useless fixtures of society, has anything become of this?