NCTracks is conducting Regional NC Tracks Seminars to help educate new providers, billing staff of existing providers and serve as a refresher for current and experienced provider staff. The seminars will also allow an opportunity to meet the Regional Provider Relations Representatives. Each seminar runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 13 – 65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro, NC 27312
  • Thursday, May 18 – 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, NC
  • Tuesday, June 6 – 1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem, NC

Review the agenda. Providers can register for the NCTracks Regional Seminars and the Provider Help Centers in SkillPort, the NCTracks Learning Management System.

Tuesday, April 18, the NCMS and NC MGMA Lunch and Learn webinar series (noon to 1 pm) will be presented by Nicole Banahene, MHA, Clinic Relations Manager with MedAssist. The topic will be “Improving Outcomes for Your Uninsured / Self-Paying Patients – the Free Pharmacy Program.” Register here.

Becker’s Hospital Review is hosting a webinar titled Navigating the changing landscape of healthcare
on Tuesday, April 25, from 1 – 2 pm CT (that’s 2 – 3 pm Eastern time). If you can’t attend the live event register now and receive the recorded version to view at your convenience. Click here to register for this free webinar.

2017 AMA Qualified Clinical Data Registry Conference, Tuesday, May 9, 1 to 5 pm CST, Chicago. This meeting will provide opportunities for the QCDR Steward Community to come together to share concerns, learn from others, and discuss the future of QCDRs in the CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP).  The AMA is working to provide support in order to increase both the breadth and depth of QCDR participation — more QCDRs with more participants in each. There is no conference fee. Register. Please note: login to the AMA web site is required; you may need to create a free account.

Wake AHEC will present a course titled “Improving Provider Communication + Self-Care = Thriving Practices and Patients” on May 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the William Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Learn more and register.

Erlanger Health System’s 10th Annual Trauma Symposium will take place June 1-2, in Chattanooga, TN.  Disaster Management and Trauma – Critical Care topics will be covered with a hands-on cadaver and skills lab to apply information discussed in lectures. Discounted rates are available through May 21, 2017.  Go to to register!

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.