Events, Conferences, and Announcements for October 20

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

Webinars and Conferences

Mountain Pacific Quality Care offers a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. called Maximizing ICD-10:  Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Immunization Coding Webinar. Amy Hayes of the Office Assistant will share the most current information available. Click here to take part in the webinar.

Nicole Brasseur visited the WMS offices last week in her mission to get the word out regarding KEPRO. The organization is a quality improvement organization which has a contract through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization. They handle all beneficiary complaints and quality of care reviews for Medicare beneficiaries. Their case review services are free for all people with Medicare. They also handle all discharge appeals when Medicare beneficiaries do not feel they are ready for discharge. Nicole has offered to act as a speaker should county societies be interested, as well as get WMS information regarding possible needs by KEPRO for a local physician case reviewers. All of KEPRO’s Medicare related services can be accessed through their toll-free helpline at 844-430-9504.  For more information about KEPRO’s services, please visit their website at

WMS Board Member David Wheeler, MD, PhD. will partner with the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado on a statewide training for school nurses and educators on managing students with epilepsy. The event will be held at Casper College from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 and is also available online. To register for the event, click here.

Representatives of the Wyoming Department of Health’s Trauma and Injury Prevention programs are encouraging Wyoming healthcare providers to take advantage of a new online training to help prevent falls among their older patients. The Stopping Elderly Accidents Deaths and Injuries (STEADI) Course, offered by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is designed to help providers incorporate fall risk assessments into routine clinical practice. Find out more at

Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) offers a number of webinars on Opioid Use Disorder and Depression: Surprising Findings, Treatment Translations on Oct. 27; Follow-up Q and A Webinar: Tapering Buprenorphine in Patients with Opioid Use Disorders on Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

HITECH Answers also offers a couple webinars including one on The Current and Future State of Interoperability: A Panel Discussion with Industry Thought Leaders on Oct. 22 at noon; and another on Denial Management Strategies in the Wake of ICD-10 on Oct. 27 at noon. On Oct. 21 at 11 a.m., HITECH offers Reduce Financial Risk: Tips for Front Office Survival.

The 2015 American Medical Association Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) Interim Meeting will be held Nov. 12–14 at the Hilton Atlanta. This program will: identify the legal and ethical issues surrounding the practice of telemedicine, describe how some states are successfully regulating the practice of telemedicine, and determine what medical staffs need to do to verify that telemedicine is provided both legally and ethically for physicians and their patients.

RxNT’s Practice Management webinars to learn more about how RxNT|PM will benefit your practice or schedule a free one-on-one consultation. For a free demonstration, click here. There are webinars available Oct. 21, and Oct. 22.

Gundersen NCPTC has developed a new training on adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and trauma-informed care (TIC). Basic Training (2.5 hours) provides an introduction to ACEs and TIC. Advanced Training (7.5 hours) provides in-depth information on ACEs and TIC, including practice of TIC strategies. Click here for more information.


The MLN Connects Newsletter for Oct. 15 contains information on ICD-10; Medicare Changes, Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program Provider Training and much more.

The American Academy of Family Physicians sent out its October newsletter last week. It can be seen here.

The EMR Advocate also released a column on The Final Rule Meaningful Use Audits here