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Upcoming GA-HITEC events, CMS important updates, EHR related information, and Meaningful use information
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September 11, 2015
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GA-HITEC events and EHR news.


Upcoming Events

GA-HITEC Webinar: Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Related Reimbursement Opportunities 
CMS recognizes care management as one of the critical components of primary care that contributes to better health and care for individuals, as well as reduced spending... Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:30 PM EST

CMS Webinar: Hospital Inpatient and LTCH PPS FY 2016 Final Review
On July 31, CMS issued a final rule to update FY 2016 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The final rule will apply to approximately 3,400 acute care hospitals and 435 LTCHs. It will affect discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2015. Friday, September 18, 2015 1:30 PM EST

GCT2 Webinar Series: Medication Reconciliation and Medication Adherence
Please join us for a monthly series of 30-minute webinars focused on quality improvement in your practice. These webinars collaborate on practice quality improvement, facilitating efforts around cardiac care, diabetes management, and Meaningful Use.  Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:30 PM EST

CMS Webinar: Medicare Quality Reporting Programs: 2017 Payment Adjustment 
Learn how individual Eligible Professionals (EPs) and group practices can avoid the 2017 Physician Quality Reporting System negative payment adjustment, satisfy the clinical quality measure component of the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program, earn an incentive based on performance, and avoid the automatic 2017 downward payment adjustment under the Value-Based Payment Modifier. Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:30 PM EST

CMS: Public Reporting Information Sessions
During each one-hour session hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), you will learn more about how your measures may be publicly reported on the Physician Compare website (Various Dates)


Reports and Resources

Spotlight: Delivering Innovative Customer Experiences via the Cloud
Businesses are discovering creative ways to leverage swarms of customer data to provide intelligent support and personalized interactions.(Learn More)

2015 Sept 8th, OMH - Heckler Report/50 Anniversary Medicare Event  
Did you miss this conference and what to learn more about health disparities and the #CMSPath2Equity? (Learn More)

2015 Sept 10th, Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Fall Conference 
(Learn More)

CMS Releases First Ever Plan to Address Health Equity in Medicare
(Learn More)

CMS Updates

Weekly CMS updates and highlights with the corresponding resource links.


Deadline October 1, 2015:
CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10 
With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ahead of the October 1 deadline (Learn More).
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