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 professionals & 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. Also follow our Hashtag Events.

When: Wednesday, January 22, or 29, 2020 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Register for one of these Medicare Learning Network events.
Twitter: @CMSGov

Listening Sessions on MAC Opportunities to Enhance Provider Experience – As part of our 2020 priorities, they are holding a series of listening sessions to gather feedback and improve your experience with the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) program. Through competitive cost-plus award-fee contract procurements, CMS encourages Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to innovate and respond to provider, practitioner, and supplier expectations in their jurisdictions. They invite you to participate in one of three MAC listening sessions. CMS wants to hear your feedback to improve processes and enhance interactions with your MAC related to operations, technology, and business functions. They are particularly interested in hearing provider, practitioner, and supplier ideas about actions they could take to improve the overall beneficiary quality of care and customer service experience they may have with the MACs. You can email comments or questions in advance of the listening session to CMSListens@cms.hhs.gov with “MAC Provider Experience” in the subject line. They may address them during the listening session or use them to develop other resources following the session.

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020  2:30 – 4:00 pm ET
Register for this event.
Twitter: @CMSGov

Overview of MIPS for the 2020 Performance Period of the Quality Payment Program – CMS is hosting a webinar to provide a basic overview of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for the 2020 performance period. Participants, support staff, health care organizations, and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the program and ask questions. During the webinar, CMS subject matter experts will provide information on various topic areas that will help clinicians, care teams, and practice support staff participate in MIPS, including: Background of the Quality Payment Program; Eligibility; Reporting options; Basic requirements for the MIPS performance categories; Help and support. CMS will answer questions about MIPS from attendees at the end of the webinar as time permits.

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.

eHealth Initiative
When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020  12:00 pm ET
Register for this event.
Twitter: @eHealthDC

Identifying and quantifying the impact of social determinants of health – In this webcast a panel of health experts will examine insights from PwC’s recent report: Action required: The urgency of addressing social determinants of health. The report leverages research and fieldwork, including a global survey of more than 7,900 people across 8 countries, interviews with healthcare organization leaders, analysis of more than 25 case studies, and input from our own health industries subject matter experts. All of this culminates into a PwC-perspective on how to succeed with a social determinants of health strategy.​

1st Healthcare Compliance
When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Register for this event.
Twitter: @1sthcc

Making Your Referral Sources Legal – Markus Cicka, Esq., owner of the Law Office of Markus P. Cicka, LLC will be presenting this informative webinar. Marketing and referral sources are the catalysts of a successful healthcare business. Making sure your marketing activities and referral sources are compliant with federal and state laws is complex but ultimately rewarding. In this presentation, they will discuss the various federal and state laws impacting your marketing and referral source activities, as well as discuss the application of federal and state law to specific provider types.

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020  2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Register for this event.
Twitter: @Imprivata

Panel Discussion: Clinical Perspectives on Identity and Access Management – Clinicians need swift and efficient access to all their systems and applications to deliver quality patient care. However, that fast access also needs to be secure access, so PHI is protected. An identity and access management (IAM) solution is critical to achieve the right balance of efficiency and security.

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.

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020  1:30 pm ET
Register for this event.
Twitter: @CHITREC

A Guide to Attestation – The 2019 attestation period for Medicaid Promoting Interoperability is now open. Although the deadline has been extended until April 30, they strongly encourage participants to prepare in advance. The sooner you get approved, the sooner you’ll receive the incentive! Join them for a webinar that reviews each step of the attestation process including: IMPACT Login; eMIPP Access and Search Eligibility Data; Objectives and Measures; Uploading Documents. Bring your questions! A Q&A session will follow the presentation.