Upcoming ICD-10 Training Sessions for Practice Administrators: Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) across the state will be holding ICD-10 training and implementation sessions for medical practices. The sessions will assist practice administrators, managers, coders, billers and clinical staff understand ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and identify documentation and implementation issues that may impact a practice. The program costs $135 for early registration and $150 up to ten days before the event. Click here for training session schedules, session agendas and to learn more about awarded continuing education credits.
Cracking the Codes: Coding and Billing for Influenza Virus Vaccines and Across Multiple Sites, an educational program by Sanofi Pasteur will be held Tuesday and Thursday, May 22 and 24, 2012, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm respectively. The program will provide a review of coding and billing guidelines that impact influenza virus vaccine administration in various health care settings. It will also help participants understand how payment for influenza virus vaccine and its administration is often determined. There will be a question and answer session as well. Click here for more information and to register.
DOCMS Retirement Planning Seminar, an event held by the Durham-Orange County Medical Society (DOCMS), will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the University Club, 3100 Tower Blvd., Durham. The seminar will focus on North Carolina Physicians’ Retirement Strategy (NCPRS) and will offer free retirement analysis as well as case design to determine if physicians are on track to meet their retirement income goals. Registration ends Monday, June 4, 2012. To sign up for the event, contact Diane Lindsey of NCPRS, at email@example.com or 336-297-9194.
NC Hospice Free Pain Assessment Workshop, hosted by the Association for Home and Hospice of North Carolina and the Hospice and Home Care Foundation of North Carolina, will be on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Hospice of Wake County, Raleigh, NC. The workshop will focus on pain management and assessment in patients with dementia. Click here to register.
“What’s Up, Doc, with the Future of Healthcare Law?,” a CME program hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), the North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys, and Duke University, will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at the Duke University – North Pavilion. The program allows physicians and lawyers to discuss healthcare reform, malpractice reform and other current healthcare issues. Participants can receive up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Click here to register.
2012 Sports Medicine Symposium, an event sponsored by the NCMS Sports Medicine Committee and the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP), will be held Saturday-Sunday, July 7-8, 2012, at the Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC. The symposium is for physicians with an interest in sports medicine and emphasizes new diagnostic techniques and treatment options. Attendees can receive up to eight AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Early registration is available through June 1. Click here for more information and to register. Questions can be directed to Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at 800-722-1350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCDA 2012 Summer Meeting, which is also sponsored by the Wake Area Health Education Center (Wake AHEC), will be held Friday-Sunday, July 13-14, 2012 at the Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia. Attendees can receive up to 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Click here for discussion topics; meeting schedule and fees; accommodations information and to register. Contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at 800-722-1350 or email@example.com for more information.
‘Alcohol Misuse and Abuse Affects Us All’ Patient Resources: ACTnowNC has launched an initiative to build awareness and communication about alcohol issues. Visit http://www.actnownc.org/ or contact Tayna Roberts, MSW, ICPS, NC ABC Commission Contractor, at 252-665-3424 or firstname.lastname@example.org for these alcohol education resources.