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.
ABCs of VBC – Federal Health IT Policy Impacts on Value-Based Care – Join Answers Media Network and SPH Analytics (former host SA Ignite was recently acquired by SPH) as we continue our series of webinars on value-based care. The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will soon release transformative rules for promoting health data access and interoperability, in addition to soliciting comments on a draft 5-year strategic plan for the nation’s health IT infrastructure. What impacts will they have on value-based care program operations, outcomes, and design? We explore this through examples and informed predictions.
Part A Providers: QIC Appeals Demonstration Call – During this call, learn about the May 2019 expansion of the Qualified Independent Contractor (QIC) Telephone Discussion and Reopening Process Demonstration. It now includes Part A providers that submit second level claim appeals (reconsiderations) to C2C Innovative Solutions Inc., the Part A East QIC. Topics: Benefits; Who can participate; How to participate. A question and answer session follows the presentation; however attendees may email questions in advance to MedicareFFSappeals@cms.hhs.gov with “Appeals Demonstration” in the subject line. These questions may be addressed during the call or used for other materials following the call.
Open Payments: Your Role in Health Care Transparency Call – Did you know that reporting entities annually submit records to CMS of payments or transfers of value they made to physicians and teaching hospitals? Beginning in April, you have 45 days to review and dispute Program Year 2019 records. CMS will publish this data and updates to previous program years’ data by June 30. Topics: Overview of the Open Payments national transparency program; Program timeline; Registration process; Critical deadlines for physicians and teaching hospitals to review and dispute data. A question and answer session follows the presentation.
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.
The Biggest Health Care Scams in 2019 and How to Avoid Being a Target in 2020 – Stephen Bittinger, their presenter, is an attorney with the Nexsen Pruet’s Health Care Practice Group. They will be learning the mechanics of some of the largest health care fraud scams of 2019, how many providers became victims of these scams, and how to avoid these types of risks in the future.
Take the “On Ramp” to the Intersection of 21st and TEFCA – The 21st Century Cures Act is intended to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st-century cures through medical research and innovation. The new law also contains a number of provisions that directly impact the healthcare technology industry, specifically in the areas of interoperability, and have proposed a path to promote nationwide interoperability. In this presentation, MEDITECH Professional Services AVP Larry O’Toole and Manager Joe Wall will review the latest rules that are expected to drop in 2020, and the expectations that healthcare providers and EHR vendors will need to consider.
New Ways to Improve Hospital Flow With Predictive Analytics – Improving hospitalwide patient flow requires an appreciation of the hospital as an interconnected, interdependent system of care. Join Michael Thompson to learn how Cedars-Sinai Medical Center used supervised machine learning to create predictive models for length of stay, emergency department (ED) arrivals, ED admissions, aggregate discharges, and total bed census and leveraged these models to reduce patient wait times and staff overtime and improve patient outcomes and patient and clinician satisfaction.
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.