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ACT NOW! Humana is holding two Provider Education Meetings on the 2014 North Carolina State Health Plan for Retirees on Thursday, August 22nd at 8:00am or 1:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4307 Big Tree Way, Greensboro and Friday, August 23rd at 8:00am-9:00am or 1:00pm-2:00pm at the UNC Cancer Hospital in the Starbucks Conference Room, 101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill.  For questions contact Beth McKee, Provider Relations Manager, North and South Carolina emckee3@Humana.com or (919)465-1367 x1010429

American Health Information Management Association presents ICD-10 Basics on Thursday August 22, 2013 at 1:30PM – 3PM. Are you ready to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014? Join us for a keynote presentation on ICD-10 basics by Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), along with an implementation update by CMS. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The presentation will cover the benefits of ICD-10, Similarities and differences from ICD-9, coding, training needs and timelines, Resources for coding and training, and national implementation issues. Register online.

The North Carolina Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association will hold the North Carolina Health Insurance Institute October 9-11th, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel at Four Seasons in Greensboro. The Institute offers education for health care financial professionals. Registration materials will be made available here.

Palmetto GBA presents 2013 Part A & B Fall Tour Workshop Series: Passport to Excellence. The 2013 Part A/B Fall Tour Workshop will discuss Medicare coverage and billing updates, as well as clinical and documentation information affecting the Medicare provider community. Each workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Click here  to register and for a list of the tour dates.

The Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) and the PACE Program at the University of California, San Diego are pleased to announce the addition of keynote speaker Nancy Dickey, MD, family practitioner and the first female president of the American Medical Association, to the upcoming Stepping Up to Leadership conference.

The Stepping Up to Leadership program trains medical staff leaders in issues of communication, problem-solving, and improving outcomes for patients and staff. For the first time, Stepping Up to Leadership is available as a national event, with events in San Antonio, Texas (November 7-9, 2013); San Diego, California (March 6-8, 2014); and Washington, DC (May 8-10, 2014).  A grant from the Physicians Foundation allows IMQ and PACE to offer Stepping Up to Leadership at prices as low as $595 for three days, making this an unbeatable opportunity. To register, click here.


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