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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: Getting it Right—Immunization Coding and Payment, a webinar hosted by Sanofi Pasteur, will be held throughout the month of June. The webinar will provide a comprehensive review of best coding practices and help physicians understand vaccination costs and payment. It covers reporting and documentation requirements for decreased financial liability and tips for a successful vaccine business model. Richard H. Tuck, MD, FAAP, Medical Director of Quality Care Partners in Ohio will be speaking at the webinar. Click here to learn more and 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)™. 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 nlowe@ncmedsoc.org.

NCDA 2012 Summer Meeting, which also is 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 nlowe@ncmedsoc.org for more information.

NC/SC Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 2012 Assembly, co-sponsored by the North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (NC OHNS) and Wake AHEC, will be held Friday-Sunday, August, 3-5, 2012, at Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville, NC. Participants can earn up to 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Early registration ends July 15. The assembly will focus on minimal access thyroid surgery, image modalities and management of more extensive thyroid cancer, Transoral robotic surgery (TORS), implantable auditory assistive devices, as well as practice management and meaningful use. Click here for more information and to register. Contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at 800-722-1350 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org with any questions or concerns.

North Carolina Spine Society (NCSS) Annual Meeting, which is jointly sponsored by the NCSS and Wake Area Health Education Center (Wake AHEC), will be held Friday-Saturday, August 17-18, 2012, at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, NC. Participants can receive up to 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. The meeting is designed for orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine specialists and will address symptomatic cervical myelopathy, non-operative and surgical treatment of cervical myelopathy, outcome assessment within spine surgery practice, axial back pain treatment, instrumentation techniques that minimize iatrogenic injury and emerging techniques for lumbar stenosis. Jens R. Chapman, MD, Hansjorg Wyss Professor, also will speak at the meeting. 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 nlowe@ncmedsoc.org.

Carolinas Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting will be held Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, 2012, at the Marriott Resort and Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Carolinas Chapter/American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (CC AACE) and Wake AHEC. Attendees can obtain a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Register by August 1 to receive the early-bird rate. Topics of discussion include diagnosing and treating hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer and acromegaly management, screening and treating endocrine causes of hypertension, treatment of water metabolism disorders, diabetes self-management obstacles, technologies available for managing glycemia and ICD-10 changes. Click here to register. Questions can be directed to Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at 800-722-1350 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org with any questions or concerns.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 23rd Annual Meeting and Symposium will be held at Turnberry Isle Hotel Miami, Aventura, Florida on Thursday-Sunday, December 6-9, 2012. The meeting will provide the latest developments in treating mental health substance use disorders. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ will be awarded. For more information, click here or contact Miriam Giles AAAP Director of Professional Development, at 401-524-3076 or miriam@aaap.org.

 
 

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