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: Wednesdays, July 22 – September 23, 2020 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @CMSGov

Telemedicine Hack: A 10-Week Learning Community to Accelerate Telemedicine Implementation for Ambulatory Providers – HHS Telemedicine Hack (TM Hack) is a 10-week virtual, peer-to-peer learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation for ambulatory providers. Components of TM Hack include: Five teleECHO sessions; five virtual “office hour” discussion panels; and Inter-session peer-to-peer learning facilitated via virtual discussion boards. CME/CEU credits are available at no cost to participants. See the HHS Telemedicine Hack Flyer for more information.

When: Thursday, August 13, 2020  1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
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Twitter: @CMSGov

MIPS QCDR and Qualified Registry 2021 Self-Nomination Application Virtual Office Hours – CMS will host a 2021 Self-Nomination Application Virtual Office Hours session. This office hours session will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions about the self-nomination forms for the 2021 MIPS performance period in the Quality Payment Program portal tool and the QCDR measure submission template for those QCDRs submitting QCDR measures.

When: Thursday, August 13, 2020  1:30 – 3:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @CMSGov

Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Understanding 4 Key Topics Listening Session – Proposed changes to the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule are aimed at reducing burden, recognizing clinicians for the time they spend taking care of patients, removing unnecessary measures, and making it easier for clinicians to be on the path towards value-based care. During this listening session, CMS experts briefly cover provisions from the proposed rule and address your clarifying questions to help you formulate your written comments for formal submission: Extending telehealth and licensing flexibilities beyond the public health emergency; Updating Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding guidance; Updating the Quality Payment Program/MIPS Value Pathways; Updating opioid use disorder/substance use disorder provisions.

When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @ONC_HealthIT

TEFCA RCE Monthly Informational Call – The Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) will host a public informational call as an opportunity to share information about the progress to-date. An anticipated agenda will be shared in advance each month. This meeting will also provide stakeholders an opportunity to share their support, questions, and ideas.

eFax Corporate & Answers Media Network
When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020  1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @eFaxCorporate @healthitanswers

Effectively Managing Data, Information Risk and Compliance in Today’s Turbulent Healthcare Ecosystem – Today’s healthcare ecosystem continues to be the target of ever-evolving cyber criminals who continue to expose the security vulnerabilities of our nation’s most trusted healthcare institutions. The ramifications of these cyber attacks weigh heavily on the minds of healthcare industry stakeholders. Join eFax Corporate and Answers Media Network as we explore why it is crucial for organizations to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the highest electronic data protection standards which in turn provides customers with the assurance that protecting health information is taken seriously.

When: Wednesday, August 19, 2020  2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @VisiQuate

Work From Home? What The Heck?! – Are you considering (or have you already decided) to stick with a full or partial remote workforce going forward? If so, you have a great opportunity to optimize your processes, and create even greater outcomes than when everyone worked under the same roof. But to measure your remote employees’ performance, traditional performance metrics aren’t necessarily the right or only tools to use. In this webinar, they will show you the best metrics to focus on when measuring your team’s success. They will also go a step further, and introduce incentives and gamification that can motivate your team to exceed your expectations.

Answers Media Network
When: Thursday, August 20, 2020  2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @healthitanswers

ABCs of VBC: Understanding the Proposed 2021 Quality Payment Rule – Federal health officials have released the proposed 2021 rule for the Medicare Quality Payment Program, including changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). In the rule CMS identified the highest priority as ensuring patients get needed care in response to the pandemic and, therefore, limited the number of significant changes to the Quality Payment Program in 2021. They also announced a continuing, gradual implementation timeline for the MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) and introduced an Alternative Payment Model (APM) Performance Pathway (APP), which includes sunsetting the CMS Web Interface in 2021. Join us for this informative webinar in which experts from SPH Analytics will dissect the proposed changes and discuss how they could impact healthcare providers.

Answers Media Network/HealthcareNOW Radio
When: Tuesday, September 1, 2020  2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @healthitanswers @HCNowRadio

How Thought Leadership in the Healthcare Industry is being Shaped by Voice: 2020 Landscape for Streaming Internet Radio and Podcasts – In today’s digital and social media driven world, thought leadership as part of a content marketing and branding strategy has never been more critical. Healthcare and health IT companies must continue to look to thought leadership to: Stake out a public position; Educate the market; Convey and amplify the organization’s messages; Penetrate the market across multiple channels. On this webinar, Carol Flagg of Answers Media Network/HealthcareNOW Radio will discuss: The most recent research on Internet Radio and Podcast usage; Discuss the differences between streaming Internet radio and podcasts – and what that means for Alexa and Siri; How the two provide an opportunity to create multiple content usages; The elephant in the room – Listener Analytics; Use cases for radio shows, podcast shows, limited podcast series and one-off interviews; Q&A.

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.

When: Thursday, August 13, 2020  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @caregility

Considering Virtual Observation for Your Healthcare Organization – Join telehealth expert, Donna Gudmestad, as she outlines several key factors to consider when identifying the right virtual observation solution for your healthcare organizations. Key learning points include: How virtual observation systems work; Which patients are candidates for virtual observation; Using virtual observation technology for behavior management; How to assess patient risk; Legal considerations; What to look for in a virtual observation solution; Additional uses for virtual observation — including caring for COVID-19 patients; Return on investment implications. Throughout the presentation, Ms. Gudmestad will discuss the various use cases for this technology and offer insights on how you can begin implementing an effective virtual observation solution.

1st Healthcare Compliance
When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020  1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @1sthcc

Diagnosis Coding: The Cost of One and Done – Melody W. Mulaik, is the President of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies LLC and their presenter. The documentation of detailed clinical information should result in the assignment of accurate and hopefully reimbursable diagnosis codes. As practices look to streamline documentation and coding processes it is critical to practice continual quality improvement. The goal should always be to minimize additional work for providers while ensuring that the patients’ needs are being addressed clinically and financially. This session focuses on key areas of concern to balance compliance with operational efficiency. Understanding how diagnosis codes are utilized by insurance payers and other industry stakeholders is vital to ensuring that your organization receives appropriate recognition and credit for quality care.

NextGen Healthcare
When: Wednesday, August 19, 2020  1:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @NextGen

Embrace Virtual Visits and Patient Self-Scheduling to Advance Care Continuity – In early 2020, FPA Women’s Health implemented telehealth to use for specific visits. As cases of COVID-19 increased, they planned for the inevitable. In a week’s time, their providers engaged in virtual visits nine hours a day, six days a week. Joni Chroman, chief operating officer for FPA Women’s Health, will discuss the value of telehealth, virtual visits, and patient self-scheduling. She will also explain strategies for developing an integrated workflow and internal processes necessary for success.

GTMRx Institute
When: Wednesday, August 26, 2020  1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @GTMRxInstitute

Medication Management Reform: How We Integrate Technology – This webinar will showcase how health care IT services support efficient risk stratification of populations to identify those who need CMM services. Risk stratification tools promote prudent use of health care resources allowing providers to work together with a medication expert to help patients that have not achieved clinical goals of therapy.

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.

MeHI Massachusetts eHealth Institute
When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @MassEHealth

Objective 7 – Health Information Exchange – MeHI will review the requirements of Objective 7: Health Information Exchange (HIE). MeHI will explore the measures of the HIE objective, including how to use Query HIE functionality to improve your performance. The presenters will also explain the significance of performing and documenting all three components of clinical information reconciliation, as well as the supporting documentation required for successful attestation.

HealthARCH, Division of UCF College of Medicine
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020  12:00 – 12:30 pm ET
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Twitter: @HealthARCH_UCF

E/M Training Series: Prepare for 2021 Changes Now – Twenty-first century patient care continues to increase in complexity. Unfortunately, outpatient Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding has been stuck in the twentieth century, with the last major guideline changes taking place in 1997. As part of the nationwide commitment to reduce administrative burden, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) has revised the E/M codes for outpatient visits. During this webinar, they will review these revised codes: what’s been removed, what’s changed, and what’s new. These codes take effect on January 1, 2021. Don’t wait until then to review the changes!