Learning Opportunities

TODAY! United Healthcare will hold a ‘listening session’ for Medicaid providers on Wednesday, June 14, from 5:45 to 8 p.m. in Raleigh at the Bank of America, Optum Offices, 4242 Six Forks Road. Dinner will be served. The session is billed as an “informal discussion on the challenges, opportunities and actions” United Healthcare and providers “can take together to improve the health of our state.” Learn more about United Healthcare’s outreach to physicians and physician assistants. RSVP for the dinner and listening session to Patti Boone at patti.boone@uhc.com.

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.

A 4-hour online seminar titled “MGMA online MACRA Readiness Workshop” will be held virtually on June 21 beginning at noon.  This workshop offers tactical advice including a comprehensive tool kit.  There are CE credits available. Learn more and register.

Meet payer representatives at the Multi-Payer Provider Expo in Asheville on July 18from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doubletree Asheville – Biltmore, 115 Hendersonville Road. Learn more and register.

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.

The Southeastern Medical Legal Symposium, Physicians Reviewing Physicians, Sept. 18-19, in Atlanta, GA, brings together stakeholders in the various professions involved in litigated medical claims. In its fourth year, the symposium is sponsored by the American College of Legal Medicine [ACLM]. Invitees include health care professionals (e.g., physicians, medical directors, psychologists, and nurse case managers), attorneys, dual degreed MD/PhD/DDS/DPM-JD’s, risk managers, claims managers, adjusters, judges, and others. Learn more and register.

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.

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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