Learning Opportunities

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) presents a webinar on Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Track 1+ Model, on Wednesday, March 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. Register at Medicare ACO Track 1+ Model Webinar Registration. The webinar is open to the public and will provide an overview of the Medicare ACO Track 1+ Model, including details on the Model’s design, eligibility and application requirements, evaluation, and learning activities. The webinar will specify actions ACOs need to take to submit their application this summer for a 2018 start date, and provide the audience the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from CMS staff.  For more information please access the Track 1+ Model detailed Fact Sheet – New Accountable Care Organization Model Opportunity: Medicare ACO Track 1+ Model.

NCTracks will conduct four Regional NC Tracks Seminars to help educate new providers, billing staff of existing providers and serve as a refresher for current and experienced provider staff. The seminars will also allow an opportunity to meet the Regional Provider Relations Representatives. Each seminar runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 29 – 2610 Wycliff Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607 (Ground Floor Training Room)
  • Thursday, April 13 – 65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro, NC 27312
  • Thursday, May 18 – 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, NC
  • Tuesday, June 6 – 1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem, NC

Review the agenda. Providers can register for the NCTracks Regional Seminars and the Provider Help Centers in SkillPort, the NCTracks Learning Management System.

Save the date: March 30 for the NC Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA) Health Policy Workshop. Topics to be covered include: MACRA, the NC Medicaid transition, the NC HIEA and the future of the Affordable Care Act. Learn moreRegister.

Quality Improvement Workshop focused on prevention wellness and quality measures will be held on Tuesday, April 4, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Center for Physician Leadership in Raleigh. This workshop will outline the services you can provide your patients to promote health and wellness and improve the health of your community, increase practice revenue and improve your quality scores. Click HERE for a full agenda and to register.

Wake AHEC will present a course titled “Improving Provider Communication + Self-Care = Thriving Practices and Patients” on May 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the William Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Learn more and register.

Erlanger Health System’s 10th Annual Trauma Symposium will take place June 1-2, in Chattanooga, TN.  Disaster Management and Trauma – Critical Care topics will be covered with a hands-on cadaver and skills lab to apply information discussed in lectures. Discounted rates are available through May 21, 2017.  Go to www.erlanger.org/traumasym to register!



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

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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