A video recording of the “PQRS/Value-Based Provider Modifier: What Medicare Professionals Need to Know in 2015” presentation has been posted to the CMS MLN Connects® page on YouTube. This presenation is the same as the webinars that were delivered on March 31, 2015 and April 7, 2015 by the Philadelphia Regional Office. View the video.

Thursday, September 24, from 2-3PM, the CDC is sponsoring a free CME webinar titled, “The Role of Clinicians in Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic.” During this webinar, participants will learn about the drivers of the increases in opioid-related morbidity and mortality and steps clinicians can take to help reverse concerning trends. This webinar is hosted by the CDC Emergency Communication System’s Clinical Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call. Registration is not needed. Call in at 888-469-1370. The passcode is 3791890. Join by webinar. If you have questions or trouble accessing this COCA Call, please e-mail [email protected]. Call materials (slides, audio, and transcript) will be posted to the webpage a few days after the live call.

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) will hold a town hall meeting on EHRs and EHR regulations on September 29 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Waltham, MA. This event will also be streamed online starting at 7:00pm. Register today! Participants will share expreriences and challenges related to EHRs and hear from national and local physician leaders, including AMA President Steven J. Stack, MD. Even if you can’t participate in this event, you can still make your voice heard on this critical issue. Visit BreaktheRedTape.org to share your thoughts about EHR problems and solutions.

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, along with MAHEC, will be holding a CME program in Asheville on Saturday, October 3, on Advanced Laboratory Testing Across Tumor Types. Dr. Jared Weiss from UCN Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Course Director. Download a brochure. More information and a link to register is available here.

Free ICD-10 Implementation Training by CMS at the NCMS Center for Leadership in Medicine, Thursday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more and register.

All health care professionals interested in neuromuscular disorders are invited to attend the Neuromuscular Review Course 2015 sponsored by the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Neurology, on October 3, at the Renaissance Hotel North Hills in Raleigh. Learn more and register.

The North Carolina Industrial Commission will hold its 20th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference on October 14-16, 2015 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The conference provides a valuable opportunity for professionals to share information on current issues impacting the workers’ compensation arena. View the conference brochure, which includes the conference agenda and registration information. For more information, please contact Jeanne Bush or Eric Oxfeld at the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation office by telephone at (386) 677-0041, fax at (386) 677-0155, or e-mail at [email protected].

Carolinas Trauma Related Issues and Critical Knowledge Symposium (TRICKS) of Fracture Management, November 14, 2015, 8 am – 2 pm, Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel, 222 E. 3rd St., Charlotte, NC 28202. For more information, call 704.512.6534 or visit the website for further information.

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) fall course schedule is out. Find out what is being offered July through December 2015 and register today.