Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers
Take advantage of these upcoming online educational events. The webinars are all intended for eligible hospitals or eligible professional and their practices. They are free of charge so register today.
For other Health IT events, conferences, or summits visit our HIT Event Calendar. For our upcoming webinars see Our Webinars in the HIT Event Calendar. To follow Hashtag Events see our post in HIE Answers.
Looking Ahead at MIPS – Do you accept Medicare Part B payments? Are you prepared for MIPS? As the industry shifts from fee-for-service toward fee-for-value, now is the time to learn the steps you can take to ensure the financial and clinical success of your organization. In this webinar, you’ll hear Holly Taylor, ZirMed’s Value-Based Care Strategist, recommend best practices to: Increase your bonus potential; Avoid penalties under the new reimbursement model; Manage the new value-based revenue cycle.
Healthcare De Jure – Tune in as we serve up the hottest healthcare issues of the day, all from a legal point of view on Healthcare De Jure. From public policies and Federal initiatives to privacy and security, join host Matt Fisher as he and his guests discuss a smorgasbord of topics, giving hospitals, physicians, vendors and patients a seat at the table. On this webcast, Matt will chat with Mac McMillan, co-founder and CEO of CynergisTek, Inc., a top-ranked information security and privacy consulting firm focused on the healthcare IT industry.
SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program Call – Learn how the implementation of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program will affect your Medicare payment. During this call, CMS experts discuss the legislative background, along with the SNF 30-Day Potentially Preventable Readmission measure, performance standards, and scoring methodology finalized in the FY 2017 SNF Prospective Payment System final rule. Also, find out about the confidential quarterly feedback reports you will receive beginning on October 1, 2016. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
HIPAA Chat! – Join our monthly Q&A where we answer your HIPAA questions. Topic for September: Ransomware and HIPAA Breaches. HHS OCR has issued guidance on ransomware and HIPAA breaches. The guidance is a step in the right direction for HIPAA-beholden entities looking to limit their exposure to data breaches and ransomware attacks. Pose a question on the registration form or attend live and ask your question then.
2015 Annual QRURs Webcast – In mid-September 2016, CMS will make 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) available to all group practices and solo practitioners nationwide. This event provides an overview of the report and explains how to interpret and use the information.
Protecting ePHI in a BYOD World – Bring your ePHI related questions and join our webinar for another popular discussion and live Q&A event this month on the transmission of sensitive, electronic protected healthcare information (PHI and ePHI) in today’s BYOD healthcare environment. We will cover BYOD pitfalls and best practices, HIPAA standard on integrity and encryption, and common practices and applications used to securely transmit ePHI.
“Blame Big Pharma for Out of Control Health Care Costs” – The makers of the EpiPen have recently come under heavy criticism for a large price increase. But are they and other pharmaceutical companies really to blame for rising health care costs? Or are steep drug prices a necessary cost of getting new, potentially life-saving drugs developed and approved? America’s debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. addresses these issues with a live debate. Debaters include Dr. Zeke Emanuel, sometimes called an “architect of Obamacare,” and Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress president who was policy director for Hillary Clinton’s previous presidential campaign.
Vendor and HIT Consultant Events
The following events are hosted by Health IT and EHR vendors and consultants. They are open to the public and we have not been paid to advertise. Presentations could include product marketing.
Living in a (Regulated) World – UDI, GTIN, GUDID, GDSN…what’s the difference, what’s the relationship and more importantly, how can manufacturers and providers share and use product data for different purposes: clinical, financial and operational? The reality is, we live in a highly regulated healthcare environment with a need for accurate product data and attributes depending upon the purpose, coupled with challenges in both access and consumption. This webinar will help clear up confusion about the various regulatory and commercial standards and requirements, while exploring best practices in sharing and incorporating data into systems and processes.
Hacking Health: Addressing mHealth Privacy and Security Risks – Learn the best practices in mobile health privacy and security to minimize potential legal and reputational risks. According to industry reports, an estimated half billion people across the globe will be using mobile health apps this year. Mobile health solutions have the potential to dramatically change the delivery of health care – tackling challenges such as disparate access to care, federal budgetary constraints, and care coordination – and encouraging patients to take a more active role in their health.
Timely Tips to Maximize Year-End Profitability and Tame the Deductible Reset – It’s not too late to make 2016 a banner year for practice performance. But the time is now to take action! There are only two months left, and they’re precious. Patients who have met their deductibles will be eager to book services before December 31. And we all know what happens on January 1: the dreaded deductible reset. The time is now to plan for that slowdown, even as you aim to bring 2016 to a big finish.
REC and State HIE Events
These events are hosted by Regional Extension Centers or State Health Information Exchanges. The events could have registration limited to their members. Please check registration requirements on these events.
MACRA: Incentives to Outcomes – The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 has changed the future of Medicare Payments. With a new emphasis on quality and clinical improvement, MACRA has created two new reimbursement programs: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). In this 30 minute webinar, their experts will explain the features of both programs, and how they will affect you and your practice.
Understanding the New Cholesterol Performance Measure – Join Healthy Hearts in the Heartland and Muriel Jean-Jacques, MD, MAPP, for a presentation that will demystify the new cholesterol performance measure, “statin therapy for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.”