Events, Conferences, and Announcements for November 27

Each week the Wyoming Medical Society receives a number of webinar, CME, and other conference opportunities which we share with our members without endorsement.

Messages and announcements

Stephen Brown, MBA, MD, Rob Monger, MD, and Sheila Bush were in Atlanta recently for the American Medical Association’s Interim Meeting. Click here to read Dr. Brown’s report on the goings on at AMA, and AMA members can click here for a summary from the AMA or check out all of the festivities at the AMA Interim Meeting’s webpage.

Help your diabetic patients become more adherent with their medications with the new My WYhealth Coach mobile app. Be among the first to pilot the health app for free for your patients with diabetes.  Developed by Xerox with assistance from the Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, Prevention and Health Promotion Unit.  Email to request handouts to give to patients.  More information is on our website at

The Wyoming Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee currently has an opening for a physician member.  Information about the Drug Utilization Review program and the duties of a P&T Committee member are attached.  If you have questions, please contact Aimee Lewis by email at or by phone at (307) 766-6750.  If you are interested in filling this position, please send a copy of your most recent CV to

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship opportunity available in Wyoming at the Wyoming Family Practice in Casper. Family Physicians and Internal Medicine Physicians who have graduated from an accredited program, who are board-certified are eligible to apply. There is a competitive fellow salary with great University of Wyoming Benefits including malpractice coverage, vacation, CME and medical/dental coverage. Please contact Beth Robitaille at, Traci Farley at or visit for more information

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration is accepting submissions to the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. This is a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions. Click here for more information.

The AMA is accepting orders for co-branded, “Know Your Doctor,” wheels, which allows members to explain scope of practice to patients, and other interested parties. Orders are generally made in 250 wheel increments. If you have further questions, please contact Kristin Schleiter at or (312) 464-4783.

The MLN Connects Provider e-News for Nov. 19 is available here.

HITECH Answers offers the release of the Third Annual Practice Profitability Index, a survey of more than 5,000 physicians – provides an annual window into the issues affecting the financial and operational health of physician practices across the US. It serves as a barometer of the current state of physician practices and provides insight into physician outlooks on the year ahead. Click here for more information.

KEPRO is a Quality Improvement Organization through CMS and has released the fall edition of Case Review Connections, a quarterly e-newsletter from the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO). The newsletters provide success stories, frequently asked questions, new policy regulations related to technical denials, and more. Click here for acute care providers and here for post-acute care providers.

The Providers Clinical Support System Monthly update is available here.

RTWelter, a medical service company from Colorado offers its ICD-10 codes of the week here. They also offer a story on the Final Colorado Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedule here.

Webinars and conferences

HITECH Answers offers a webinar on protecting ePHI transmission in health care on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. The webinar will discuss what is considered a secure transmission, as well as what the HIPPA standard on encryption and integrity of transmission in. Click here to learn more or register.

The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry offers an archived webinar called Opioid Prescribing, maximizing benefits and minimizing risks here.

The Philadelphia Regional Office of CMS offers a national provider call to improve dementia care and QAPI on Dec. 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This call will focus on nursing home providers, as well as transitions of care between acute and long-term settings. A physician will share approaches to effectively manage high-risk medications, and a pharmacist will discuss the importance of drug regimen reviews and medication reconciliation. Click here to register.

The Providers Clinical Support System offers Enhancing Clinical Treatment Through Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8. Today, prescription drug abuse is a national epidemic affecting individuals, families, and communities. To combat this major public health crisis, states have passed Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) legislation. Click here to register.