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CMS National Provider Call: FFS implementation of HIPAA Version 5010 and D.0 Transactions (Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 2:00 – 3:30 pm), will provide implementation updates and include a Q&A session. Questions can be submitted to 5010FFSinfo@CMS.hhs.gov before, during or after the call. Click here to register for the provider call.

From Foam to Filters: What’s New in Venous Disease, which is co-sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine and the American College of Phlebology, will be held from Thursday, February 2, 2012 – Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. The registration fee is $249 for physicians and $149 for non-physicians. There is also an optional ultrasound workshop with a registration fee of $100. Click here for more information or to register.

Partners in POLST: Honoring Patient Wishes across Care Settings, which is being held in conjunction with the CCCC Conference, will be on Thursday, February 16, 2012, 8:00 am – 5:15 pm at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, San Diego, CA. Join end-of-life and palliative care leaders from across the country who are advancing the POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Paradigm to translate patient wishes into medical orders that are honored in care settings. Attendees will have the chance to learn innovative strategies for implementing POLST. Click here for more information and to register. Participation by an endorsed POLST state in the Networking Session from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm is also being requested. Click here for more information.

NC Neurological Society Annual Meeting, will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012 — Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center, Greensboro. The meeting is designed for practicing neurologists and physician extenders in neurology practices. Attendees will be able to increase their knowledge and improve their diagnosis and treatment skills for illnesses such as headaches, movement disorders, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and mitochondrial disorders. Medicare regulations that pertain to the practice of neurology will also be discussed. A maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be earned. Click here for more information and to register. Questions can be directed to Nancy Lowe, NCMS Assistant Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at (919) 833-3836 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org.

Quality Improvement 101 – A Toolbox for Improvement Wave 10, which addresses planning and implementing improvement, will be offered by Charlotte AHEC on Tuesday, February 21, and Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (Workshop 1). This professional development program includes four on-site workshops in February and June which allows participants to build skills and knowledge in quality improvement. By attending, participating hospital teams, clinical practices, AHEC regional offices, and other healthcare organizations can accelerate the application of quality improvement methods. The textbook “The Improvement Guide” by Gerald J. Langley et al., (2009), and both breakfast and lunch for each workshop is included in the registration fee. For more information contact Mary Webster at (704) 512-6545 or click here to register.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) North Carolina Chapter 2012 Scientific Session will be held Friday, February 24 – Saturday, February 25, 2012, at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center, Greensboro. The meeting will discuss updates in Infectious Diseases and Stroke Management, North Carolina Legislature, Advanced Directives, Management of Hepatitis C, Osteoporosis, and Patient-Centered Medical Home. Clinical skills sessions and special interest group lunch roundtables will also be available. Attendees can earn up to 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Click here to register. Room reservations at the Grandover will be available until January 23. Click here for more information or contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Assistant Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at (919) 833-3836 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org.

2012 NC OB/GYN Society Annual Meeting, which is sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, will be held Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort and Spa. The common conditions and concerns related to women’s health care will be addressed. Attendees can receive a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The registration deadline is Monday, March 19, 2012. For more information about the meeting, contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Assistant Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at (919) 833-3836 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org. Click here to register.

Cracking the Codes: Coding and Billing for Influenza Virus Vaccines Across Multiple Sites, a webinar from October 2011 offered by Sanofi Pasteur, is now available for viewing at all times. The webinar features an expert-led review of coding and billing for influenza vaccination in various health care settings. Click here to view the webinar.

 
 

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