Events, Publications and Announcements, February 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. This week’s list includes:


PCSS-MAT clinical experts have recently created a virtual step-by-step XR-Naltrexone User Guide to assist you in your practice in treating opioid use disorder (OUD). XR-Naltrexone is one of the FDA approved medications for the treatment of OUD. This guide provides step-by-step instructions from obtaining patient history and transitioning to treatment, to follow-up and throughout continuum of care. The guide includes a number of templates for evaluation and follow-up visits that clinicians can use in their daily practice, as well as a handout for patients and families. Also, an algorithm is included to assist the clinician in determining whether the patient is ready to receive the naltrexone injection and recommendations for using adjunctive medications.

A majority of women who die suddenly from heart disease had no previous symptoms. Differences in the early symptoms and signs of an impending heart attack in women may make diagnosis more difficult compared to men. A new article by The Doctors Company includes case studies and procedures you can implement to improve diagnosis of heart disease in your patients. sent out its monthly effort, complete with posts on a DPC bill up for vote in the Kentucky Senate, as well as peer recommended business books for physicians in 2017.

The website, Research and Markets released a report on anesthesia and respiratory devices in the global market. The global market for anesthetic and respiratory devices reached nearly $13.1 billion in 2014. The market is expected to reach nearly $24.2 billion by 2020 from $14.4 billion in 2015, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9% from 2015 to 2020.

The American Academy of Family Physicians released its Feb. 2017 newsletter. Among the posts are Medicare and CPT Changes of Note for 2017; The State of Family Medicine:  Hopeful but Overburdened; and Simple Tools to Improve Visits with New Patients.

The winter edition of KEPRO’s Case Review Connections is a quarterly e-newsletter from your Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO). The links below provide success stories, frequently asked questions, information about appeals, and more. We hope you find Case Review Connections informative and welcome new topics you would like to see featured. Click here for the version niched to acute care providers and here for the version for post-acute care providers.

The Olson Center for Women’s Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center offers a monthly newsletter complete with posts discussing music for relaxation during breast biopsy, and the Stork’s Nest, which offers donated wipes, diapers and cash for those in need. offers its readers a story on the difference between quality and quantity and how those issues can impact your revenue cycle.

CMS’ MLN Connects is back for another issue. This time they are discussing influenza activity, understanding and promoting chronic care management, and what’s new with physician compare webinar.

Webinars and Conferences/Events

The Wyoming Board of Pharmacy will meet Feb. 22-23 at the Board of Pharmacy Office in Cheyenne at 1 p.m. The Board has a very ambitious agenda. Click here to read more.

The NW Wellness Conference is set for Saturday, April 1 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. The NW Wellness Conference aims to help physicians and members of the healthcare team learn, engage and improve the overall health of patients in their communities. Registration is $50 per person.

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health offers a webinar called, “Awareness, Empowerment, and Engagement:  Learning to Share Meaning and Make Informed Decision when Living with Chronic Disease,” on Friday, Feb. 24 from 2-3 p.m. The webinar seeks to examine the evolving role of the consumer, how will providers and patients find successful ways to share meaning and make successful decisions? This webinar will focus on the journey that seniors (kupuna) have traveled from disengaged to aware and empowered.

Webinar on the ACA and Health Equity: Please join Community Catalyst and the Health Equity Leadership and Exchange Network (HELEN) for a webinar on The Continuing Struggle for Health Equity: A Look at the Challenges and Opportunities for Health Reform and Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3 P.M. EST. You can register here