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CMS Conference Call for Physicians, regarding Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program basics, will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. The call will provide an overview for program eligibility, how to get started and how to report meaningful use as well as provide other resources to help physicians and their staff who are participating in the incentive program. This is the last year for providers to receive maximum Medicare incentive payments. Click here to register.

NC IACT Program Presentation, hosted by the Integrated Accountability and Collaborative Transparency (IACT) Program, along with Carolina Dispute Settlement Services, Inc., The Collaborative Law Institute of North Carolina, and Campbell Law School will feature a presentation by Richard Boothman, JD, a trial lawyer who will be speaking about his experience at the University of Michigan Health System and the development of their disclosure-and-offer program. Presentations and a panel discussion will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, 225 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Boothman will also share his perspective on how North Carolina’s IACT Program helps physicians and hospitals reduce litigation, save resources, and enhance patient safety. To RSVP, contact Lori Riley, of Carolina Dispute Settlement Services, Inc., at cdss@notrials.com or 919-755-4646. Include your name, email, phone number, profession/firm and the times you plan to attend.

Fourth Annual Sara Schuh Child Abuse Conference, which is being hosted by The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, along with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), South Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center and South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, will be on Thursday-Friday, April 19-20, 2012 at Seacoast Church, Mt. Pleasant. The conference is designed to facilitate new understanding and to upgrade professional practices in the prevention, recognition/diagnosis, management and legal handling of child abuse cases. Registration for both days is $35 and includes lunch on Friday. Attendees can receive a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. There is an additional fee of $25 for CMEs. Click here for more information and to register. Questions can be directed to Anna Shaw, The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center Education & Program Manager, at ashaw@dnlcc.org or 843-723-3600.

2012 NC OB/GYN Society Annual Meeting, 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. 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™. For more information about the meeting, contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at (919) 833-3836 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org. Click here to register.

North Carolina Society of Pathologists (NCSP) 2012 Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Rizzo Conference Center, Chapel Hill. The meeting is designed for pathologists, fellows and residents and will discuss modern techniques applied to mesothelioma diagnosis, current status of thymoma classification, current regulatory, legislative and advocacy issues pertaining to the practice of pathology, and insurance payments and payor adherence to contract terms. Attendees can receive up to 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Register before April 1 to receive the early-bird discounted rates. Registration forms should be submitted to NCSP, PO Box 27167, Raleigh, NC 27611. Contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at (919) 833-3836 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org for more information.

Clearing the Way for Better Patient Outcomes: Take a Deep Breath,” a forum offered by EXCEL Continuing Education, will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Dr., Raleigh. The forum is designed for health care professionals who are interested in learning more about managing and treating respiratory diseases. This event is free and attendees can receive up to a maximum of four AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Click here to register for the event. Questions can be directed to Grace Rebull, EXCEL Continuing Education, at 305-630-9414 or grace@excelcme.com.

First Spine Care Conference, offered by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Multidisciplinary Spine Center, will be held from Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, 2012 at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The conference will focus on diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, both operative and non-operative, for patients suffering from spinal disorders. Click here to register. Questions can be directed to Pamela Benjamin, MUSC CME Program Coordinator, at 843-876-1925 or benjamin@musc.edu.

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 online. 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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