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Free "Lunch and Learn" Policy Webinars

The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Foundation is now offering webinars as part of our online education and training initiative.

These webinars will be held year-round based on demand. Topics will include issues and developments important to physicians and their practices.

March 2015

Patient Portals as a Tool for Patient Engagement
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
12:15 – 1:15 pm
No cost, but registration is required

Presenter:
Dara Barrera, Manager, Practice Management and Health Information Technology, MSMS

You will have better success meeting meaningful use requirements for Stage 2 if you integrate a patient portal effectively in your practice operations. In addition, stage 3 requirements may require that you use a patient portal to attest successfully.
 
Just making a portal available to patients will not ensure that they will use it. The portal must be engaging and user-friendly, and must support patient-centered outcomes. The portal also must be integrated into clinical encounters so the care team uses it to convey information, communicate with patients, and support self-care and decision-making as indicated.
 
In this webinar you will learn:

  • Actions to Take to Make Sure Your Portal Engages Patients
  • The Benefits of Patient Portals
  • Understand the Link Between your Patient Portal and Meaningful Use

Registrants will be sent an email with the webinar link and call-in instructions prior to the event.

Register Online

 

April 2015

Preparing for the Medicare Physician Value-based Payment Modifier
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
No cost, but registration is required

Presenter:
Stacey Hettiger, Director, Medical and Regulatory Policy, MSMS

Your performance in 2015 will affect your Medicare reimbursement in 2017. Join this webinar to learn about the Medicare Physician Value-based Payment Modifier (VM) program and steps you can take to prepare.
 
The VM program is part of Medicare's efforts move toward physician reimbursement that rewards value rather than volume. The webinar will review key program criteria, including the quality and cost components of the VM, and steps that eligible professionals (EP) can take to prepare for the 2017 VM, which will be based on 2015 performance.
 
After viewing this webinar you will:

  • Understand the methodologies and measures used to assess physicians for the VM
  • Learn key steps to prepare for the VM
  • Be aware of Medicare's Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) and how they can help you understand the VM's impact on your practice

Registrants will be sent an email with the webinar link and call-in instructions prior to the event.

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May 2014

What's New in Labor and Employment Law
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
12:15 – 1:00 pm
No cost, but registration is required

Presenter:
Aliyya Clement Rizley, JD, Labor and Employment Law, Miller Johnson

Did you know that the Michigan Department of Civil Rights has a new policy in discrimination cases? If you employ staff, you need to listen to this webinar.
 
Aliyya Clement Rizley, JD, of Miller Johnson will walk you through a variety of state and federal regulations that impact your hiring and workplace practices such as equal employment opportunities, disability discrimination, accommodations, minimum wage, wage and hour enforcement, and employee background checks.
 
After viewing this webinar you will:

  • Be aware of new regulations, laws, and rulings that impact employers
  • Identify hot topics in labor and employment law enforcement
  • Learn key actions to avoid violations

Registrants will be sent an email with the webinar link and call-in instructions prior to the event.

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June 2015

Health Care Providers' Role in Screening and Counseling for Interpersonal and Domestic Violence: Dilemmas and Opportunities
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
12:15 – 1:00 pm
No cost, but registration is required

Presenter:
Tom Cottrell, LMSW

Health Care Providers have a pre-established helping relationship with patients and access to patients who would never consider approaching a domestic violence program. During this webinar Health Care providers will learn their role in the screening and counseling of patients who have experienced Domestic Violence.

  • Learn how to actively talk to your patients about Domestic Violence
  • Learn the do's and don'ts of screening for Domestic Violence
  • Learn how to respond to disclosures of Domestic Violence

Registrants will be sent an email with the webinar link and call-in instructions prior to the event.

Register Online