Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 01/22/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Changing of the Guard at MMA Board Meeting: A New President Takes Over
•  Senior Section Luncheon January 24 Features Speakers on Precision Medicine
•  2017-18 Flu Season a Bad One
•  5 tips to help your patients make their new year a healthy one
•  US DHHS Proposes New Conscience and Religious Freedom Rules for Health Care
•  Administration Extends Opioid Emergency Declaration
•  Lyme Disease Continues to Rise in Maine
•  Important Update on MaineCare Provider Enrollment Applications: New Application Fee Amount for 2018
•  Claims-Based Quality Reporting for MIPS: Submitting MIPS Quality Codes on CMS-1500 Claims
•  Community Health Options Sues Federal Government for $5.7 Million
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Call This Tuesday, January 23rd
•  Legislative Report: Hospital Program Closures, School-based Health Centers
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training - half day workshop - March 2
•  28th Annual Winter Conference - Contemporary Topics in Orthopedics - March 16-18
•  QC2018: Building Communities of Practice through Innovation - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  MD/DO
•  Chief Executive Officer CEO at Greater Portland Health
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Chief Executive Officer - Pines Health Services
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

Claims-Based Quality Reporting for MIPS: Submitting MIPS Quality Codes on CMS-1500 Claims

Webinar on Wednesday, January 31 at 11:30am

Join the New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for an informational webinar on January 31, 2018 from 11:30am-12:30pm.  This webinar will explore when claims-based quality measure reporting may be your best option and how to create your 2018 plan for successful MIPS reporting.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:30am-12:30pm  Register Here

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:

  • Create a 2018 MIPS plan to avoid a Medicare Part B negative payment adjustment;
  • Choose 2018 quality measures using specialty sets; and,
  • Verify quality measure code submission on the Explanation Of Medicare Benefits (EOMB).
Who Should Attend: This session is intended for physicians, non-physician providers, support staff, office managers, practice administrators and any professional reporting MIPS data for PY 2017.
 
Contact: Susan Whittaker, CPC, CPMA swittaker@healthcentricadvisors.org, New England QIN-QIO