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:
The Wyoming Department of Health has an opening for a State Epidemiologist/Chief of the Public Health Sciences Section in Cheyenne, WY. Click here to read more or to apply for the gig.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Lantana, Inc. for both the development and maintenance of the publicly reported Star Ratings. As part of the development and maintenance processes, CORE and HCSC convenes groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input during methodology refinement and maintenance. CORE/HCSC is seeking input from individuals with relevant experience and expertise who can provide a variety of perspectives on the development of these star ratings. C
ORE/HCSC anticipates holding at least one in-person meeting to be followed by one or more webinar meetings between spring 2017 and September 2017. In person meetings are generally a full business day and will be held in the Baltimore-Washington DC area. Teleconference meetings usually last between one and a half and two hours. As development and refinement work may occur after September 2017, TEP members may be asked to reconvene and participate in one to two follow-up teleconference meetings after September 2017 to provide feedback for the Star Rating specifications.
If you or someone you know with relevant expertise would be willing to participate, please complete the TEP Nomination Form and submit it along with their curriculum vitae and a statement of interest by 5:00pm on January 30, 2017, Eastern Time.
Harvard Medical School’s program, Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) aims to provide you with the tools you need to become a global leader in health care delivery. SQIL is a one-year certificate program consisting of three in-person, 3-day workshops, live interactive webinars, pre-recorded lectures, and peer collaboration. This program will give participants direct access to the world’s leading authorities in safety, quality, medical informatics and health leadership. Here is the admissions page.
The American Medical Association Organized Medical Staff Section has four ways to get involved in their organization. They have conference calls for medical staff updates. Their next call is 6 p.m. on Jan. 17. Click here to register for the next one, which will talk about the AMA Litigation Center Update. Other calls are scheduled for April 11, July 11, and Sept. 26. You can also complete a three-minute questionnaire regarding experiences and areas of expertise. That will help you be a part of reviews and comments on proposed revisions to Joint Commission and other organization standards. AMA-OMSS also has meetings each June and November in Chicago and Honolulu. Details on those meetings are forthcoming. The final way to take part in the AMA-OMSS is to serve as a liaison between medical staff and the AMA-OMSS. AMA-OMSS representatives contribute to the success of the section by facilitating two-way communication between their medical staffs and the AMA. Complete and submit the certification form to appoint an AMA-OMSS representative for your medical staff today.
The Centers for Disease Control issued its Morbidity and Mortality Report in late December, which contains the latest statistics on overdose deaths in the United States. According to the report, in 2015, more than 52,000 people died from a drug overdose, and of those, 33,091 (63.1%) involved an opioid. 2000, more than 300,000 people have died of drug overdose.
This Medical Devices sector report, “Anesthesia Airway Management Devices – Medical Devices Pipeline Assessment, 2016″ provides an overview of Anesthesia Airway Management Devices currently in pipeline stage.
The Jan/Feb. edition of Family Practice Management has been released with posts on the State of Family Medicine in 2017, as well as new codes and payment opportunities for CPT and Medicare. Use your membership information with the AAFP to read this newsletter.
The UnitedHealthcare Network Bulletin is UHC’s monthly publication for participating care providers, featuring timely updates to procedures, programs and policies, and important administrative and clinical information. This edition contains posts on: Star Ratings Show Close Collaboration between UnitedHealthcare and Care Providers; 2017 UnitedHealthcare Care Provider Administrative Guide; and Preferred Drug List Changes.
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health’s Health Technology team released its latest newsletter with links on How to register providers for Meaningful Use; The 2017 Meaningful Use requirements for 2017; an Antimicrobial stewardship program, and PQRS.
Don’t look now, but the Jan. 12 CMS newsletter MLN Connects has a new format. The stories remain consistent though with posts such as CMS finalizing new Medicaid and Medicare Home Health Rules and Beneficiary Protections; and a CMS Provider Minute on CT Scans. Buckle up for fun.
Webinars and podcasts
The Wyoming Telehealth Network offers two webinars this winter and they do ask for pre-registration for the events. The first webinar is called, “How to Code and Bill for Telehealth: A Panel of Third-Party Insurers and it is held at noon on Wed. Jan. 25. The second is called, “Tele-Behavior Health in Wyoming: Lessons from the Field.” It is held at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The Providers Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies offers a number of podcasts on its iTunes page, including DC opioid guidelines, Myths and Misconceptions of Medication-Assisted Treatment and more. Click here for iTunes store and here for PCSS page.
Mountain Pacific offers a few different webinars coming up, including a How to Meet Breach Notification Requirements on Jan. 24 from 1-2 p.m. Privacy complaints are on the rise from 3,742 in 2003 to 17,743 in 2015. Join Health Technology Services and HealthInsight to learn how to appropriately respond to a HIPAA breach in accordance with federal HIPAA regulations.
On Jan. 26 from 1-2 p.m. Mountain-Pacific offers a webinar called What to Expect with Health Care Transformation with Paul Mulhausen, MD. This webinar discusses ways to learn about Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS), which are key elements of the Medicare Part B QPP.