Tour the TED or “Telehealth Education Delivered” truck, which will be on display at The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Dr., Research Triangle Park, on Nov. 3 from 11 am – 3 pm. TED will showcase technologies that enable telehealth in many areas such as mental health, rural health, surgery, wound care, audiology, primary care, non-invasive cardio and dermatology, to name just a few. TED serves as both a facility from which mobile telehealth services can be delivered and/or received as well as a venue for providing education and training on an array of telehealth and patient care solutions. Admission is free. Learn more here.

FREE Buprenorphine Waiver Training in Hickory on Nov. 5 from 8am-5:30pm. Register here. Buprenorphine waiver training is for physicians interested in seeking their waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorders. To obtain the waiver to prescribe, providers are required to take eight hours of training. This training, presented by Stephen Wyatt, DO, and James Finch, MD will meet this eight hour requirement. Following the training, physicians who have successfully completed the course, may apply to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to obtain the waiver. Learn more here.

NCTracks training on indicating a referring and/or ordering provider on a Professional Claim (WebEx) will be held 

  • Monday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

This course is taught via WebEx and can be attended remotely form any location with a telephone, computer and Internet connection. The WebEx will be limited to 115 participants. REgister for this course in SkillPort, the NCTracks Learning Management System. Lonon to the secure NCTracks Provider Portal and click Provider Training to access SkillPort. Open the folder labeled Provider Computer-Based Training (CBT) and Instructor Led Training (ILT). The course can be found in the sub-folder labeled ILTs: Remote via WebEx.

The American Psychiatric Association will present a webinar on “Understanding the New Federal Regulation to Increase Buprenorphine Patient Limits” on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. Federal regulations recently made a significant change to the number of patients qualified buprenorphine prescribers can treat. This session will provide an overview of the new regulation, address the qualifications necessary to be approved for the higher patient limit, explain new reporting requirements, and define a “qualified practice setting.” Register here.

The American Psychiatric Association will present a webinar titled “Well Being Coaching for Chronic Pain: The Empower Veterans Program” on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. Real pain is more than a nociception/bio-medical model; especially with high impact chronic pain, real pain is often whole life dysfunction. Effective self-care training for a fuller life in spite of such pain is possible. Empower Veterans Program has successfully graduated more than 200 veterans. This webinar will outline the program and its outcomes, as well as address how bio-psycho-social-spiritual coaching can be put in place for those with life altering chronic pain. Register here.

The American Academy of Neurology will present a webinar on Nov. 9 on “Providing Stepped Care Management for Pain in Your Practice and Community.” Stepped care management, or chronic disease management, has been an evolving health systems approach to common chronic diseases, such as diabetes. This method provides a more comprehensive treatment model on a community-wide or health system basis, with improved integration of effective health services through delivery of best practice care. The overall goal is to prevent the transition of acute to chronic pain and long-term disability, in turn saving productive lives and preventing transition to federal and state disability systems. Register here.

The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine offers two free online buprenorphine waiver training sessions each month. The next east coast training will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn more and register here.

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine will be hosting the Point-of-Care and Critical Care Ultrasound course, Nov. 12-13 at Wake Forest University. This event uses live models, simulations, and didactic lectures to provide a comprehensive and in-depth look at how and where medical ultrasound can effectively be used in point-of-care and critical care settings. The course is eligible for up to 15 CMEs. Learn more and register here.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on Monday, Nov. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. on “Solutions to Reduce Disparities” to mark the one year anniversary of the CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare. This webinar highlights new resources developed under the plan, including tools to help better collect and analyze data and programs and initiatives across CMS that have the potential to improve the equity of care for beneficiaries. Register for this event. For questions about the webinar, contact [email protected].

CMS will also offer a Quality Payment Program Final Rule MLN Connects® Call on Nov. 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Register at MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early. During this call, learn about the provisions in the recently released final rule; participants should review the rule prior to the call. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

NCHICA Cybersecurity Forum on Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Research Triangle Foundation of NC, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. Topics include: “Securing the Internet of Healthcare: Effective Strategies for Medical Device Security;” “Measuring Cybersecurity Readiness Using a Cybersecurity Maturity Model;” and “Cyber Threats and Trends 2016.” Registration fee is $65 NCHICA members/$90 non-members and includes lunch. Space is limited, so please register early! Register here.

The AMA is hosting educational webinars on Nov. 21 and Dec. 6 to help physicians understand what the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) final rule means to their practice and how to prepare for it. Register for the Nov. 21 webinar here and the Dec. 6 session here. These sessions will cover the same material.

The 43rd Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Diseases will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 to Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Williamsburg, VA. Learn more about this conference and register here.

MAHEC, working with the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, The Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse and Project Lazarus: A Project of CCNC, is offering A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, an online education course. The course is designed for all prescribing health care practitioners who are interested in an overview of the rational prescribing approaches for persons with chronic pain disorders. It will fulfill the North Carolina Medical Board’s requirement of at least one hour of continuing education designed specifically to address prescribing practices for chronic pain management. The course cost is $15 for the first 6 months. Offers 3 hours of AAFP, AMA/AAFP Equivalency, and CDE;

NCTracks has Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses on a variety of topics available to providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Anyone who is a registered user with NCID access to the NCTracks secure Provider Portal can access and take a self-paced course. A list of courses available can be found here and under Quick Links on the NCTracks Provider Training page of the public Provider Portal.