NCMS Plan Free Wellness Webinar: Using the Six Principles of Influence to Optimize Employee Health
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 12:00-12:45pm
Influencing others, even towards positive behavior change, is often a challenge, which is why it’s valuable to understand the psychological principles behind human motivation and behavior. The NCMS Plan is pleased to welcome Patty Purpur de Vries, Director, Stanford Health Promotion Network and Wellness Manager, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, as part of the continued Practice Wellness webinar series designed to assist practice managers with effectively planning, developing, implementing, and measuring a successful wellness program. Register now online.

The March MLN Connects™ National Provider Call, which provides an overview of how to report once across various 2015 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, Value-Based Modifier (VM), and Medicare Shared Savings Program, will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

This MLN Connects Call is being evaluated by CMS for CME and CEU continuing education credit (CE). Refer to the call detail page for more information.

For additional details and to register, please visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Registration will close at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day of the call or when available space has been filled.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduling introductory ICD-10 classes in Eastern North Carolina designed for physicians, practice managers, billing managers, and others who need help in transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. These are free, in-person classes, not webinars.

CMS is actively looking for hospitals or facilities to host an ICD-10 event in the Hickory/Highpoint area on March 25. To host a meeting, you need to have a meeting room with AV equipment that will hold at least 40 people and have free or low-cost parking for guests. If you can offer to host a class, please write Keith Gilliam.

MAHEC’s Spring CE offerings include:

February 19th – May 28:   “MAHEC Motivational Interviewing for Health Care”

March 13-14: “Everything Has Changed: New Prevention & Management Recommendations in Primary Care” 

March 24:  “Practical Matters in Dementia Care”                                                                                

April 30: “Finding Stability: Management to Live Better with  Parkinson Disease or  Essential Tremor”

May 6-8:  MAHEC Women’s Recovery Conference”  

May 8: “Healthcare Express Track”  

May 12:  “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t – A Unique Documentary About Living with Alzheimer’s and Post-Film Panel Discussion”

Save-the-Dates: June 3-6: “Southeast Pain Symposium”

Duke Geriatric Education Center presents a three-part workshop on Improving Care Through Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, March 25, April 8 and April 22. 8:30 a.m – noon, Croasdaile Village Retirement Community, Durham. More information and register.

ICD-10 Boot CampNCMGMA’s General Code Set TrainingMarch 26 & 27, 2015, 8 am – 5 pm, Women’s Educational Center, Greensboro, NC. This intensive 2-day, 16-hour, General Code Set Training is designed specifically for coding staff and intended to give attendees a comprehensive understanding of guidelines and conventions of ICD-10 as well as fundamental knowledge of how to decipher, understand and accurately apply codes in ICD-10. This Training is approved for 16 CEUs through AAPC. Get more information and register.

Sixth Annual Addiction Medicine ConferenceApril 10-11, Asheville, Learn more and register.

Save the date — June 12, 2015, for Go SIMple, an opportunity to learn about the hottest trends in simulation education from experts. The training session will be held at Campbell University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, NC.