Learning Opportunities

NCTracks is conducting 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.

  • 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.

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.

The NC Health Information Exchange Authority (NCHIEA) Health Connex is hosting a “How to Connect” call next Monday, May 22 at noon. The hour-long webinar will explain what the NCHIEA or Health Connex is, the legislative mandate for practices to connect, an explanation of what is required of you during the connection process and an opportunity to ask questions. Learn more and register.

Monday, May 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will offer an overview webinar on the participation criteria used to determine inclusion in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Register here.

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!

The Governor’s Institute is providing two free CME sessions offering guidance on opioid prescribing. One is in Dare County on June 8. Learn more about the Dare County session and register here. The other will be held in Stokes County on June 20. Learn more and register for the Stokes County session here.

Registration is now open for the 13th Academic Medical Center Security & Privacy Conference, June 12-14, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for security and privacy professionals at AMCs and other health systems to learn how their peers are handling important privacy and security issues. The program features two plenary sessions and 18 breakout sessions on Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Business Associates/Technology, and Cybersecurity & Risk Management topics, plus a half-day forum on Regulatory Change. Learn more and register.

June 20, from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch and Learn webinar on ‘How to Get the Best Out of Your Team And Lead Effectively’ with Kristina Natt och Dag, PhD, VP Leadership Development and Executive Director of KIPL, and Erin Grover, Program Manager Leadership Development with Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership. Learn the importance of understanding how interpersonal relationships and behaviors impact collaboration, key components to effective leadership, and how to develop individual roles to achieve the highest potential from each team member. Lunch and Learn Webinars are provided by NCMS Foundation and NC MGMA. Register here.

The next in the series of workshops presented by the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium and Caravan Health to help practices make the transition to value-based reimbursement will held in Raleigh at the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Center for Leadership in Medicine on Tuesday, Aug. 1. This workshop will focus on behavioral health integration, patient satisfaction and advancing care information. Learn more and 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.

Save the Date for the 29th Annual Fall Foliage Cancer Conference focusing on Updates on Breast and Prostate Cancers, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, Oct. 20-21, 2017Learn more.








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