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  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:31 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Coming to three locations across the State:

    Albany – July 1, 2019

    Rochester – July 31, 2019

    New York City – August 5, 2019

    Each conference will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m.

    Come learn how the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is now better for workers and better for business. These half-day, afternoon programs are open to anyone with an interest in the New York State workers’ compensation system. Multiple CLEs and CMEs will be available!

    For full details and to register, visit bit.ly/WCBconference19

    Presented by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.

    Questions? Contact Outreach@wcb.ny.gov

    WCB Conference 2019.pdf



  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:29 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)


  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:44 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)


    OPEN ACCESS to treatment and recovery services

    Catholic Family Center is committed to providing services to individuals seeking service immediately and in a trauma informed, person centered manner. 

    OPEN ACCESS Hours

    -       Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:00pm

    -       Fridays 8:30-1:00pm

    -       For individuals eligible for same day MATS it is important to come to our OPEN ACCESS hours prior to 1:00pm.

    Medication Assisted Treatments (MATS)

    -       Prescribers are on site Monday –Friday

    -       Same day MATS available to include Inductions

    -       Medication treatment is available for all forms of substance use disorders & other addiction disorders, such as buprenorphine (Suboxone), naltrexone (Vivitrol) and many others.

    Services currently available at CFC Restart, in addition to MATS:

    -       Group, individual and family therapy

    -       Group therapy offered 1x a week up to 3x a week (English & Spanish)

    -       Outpatient Rehab Service that offers Breakfast and a light lunch three days a week and treatment 5 days a week Monday-Friday (English & Spanish)

    -       Co-occurring services/ treatment (English & Spanish)

    -       Gambling Treatment (English & Spanish)

    -       IPV/SA groups (Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse) (English & Spanish)

    -       Certified Peers embedded into all of the programs

    -       HCBS Peer Services

    -       HARP enrollment and assessment

    -       In-community Services to Francis Center, Sanctuary House, and Place of Hope  (English & Spanish)

    -       Onsite access to NA group (s) (English & Spanish)

    Recovery Is Possible

    79 N. Clinton, Rochester, NY 14604    585-546-3046 ext 6122         www.cfcrochester.org



  • Monday, April 29, 2019 11:28 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center recently announced the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system. The CMS Primary Cares Initiative will provide primary care practices and other providers with five new payment model options, three of which are under the Direct Contracting (DC) path.

    Direct Contracting is a set of three voluntary payment model options aimed at reducing expenditures and preserving or enhancing quality of care for beneficiaries in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). The payment model options available under DC create opportunities for a broad range of organizations to participate with the CMS in testing the next evolution of risk-sharing arrangements to produce value and high quality health care.

    Please attend one of our upcoming informational sessions to learn more about Direct Contracting. During the one-hour event, you’ll hear from senior leaders and the team behind Direct Contracting about the model’s aims and requirements, benefits of participation, and application process.

    For your convenience, we will offer two informational sessions that will include a live question and answer session. Both will be recorded. Session information and registration links are included below:

     

    Informational Session 1: Thursday, May 2nd at 3 PM EDT
    Register to attend

     

    Informational Session 2: Tuesday, May 7th at 3 PM EDT
    Register to attend

     

    Feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Direct Contracting. For additional information about Direct Contracting, please visit the Direct Contracting Model Options web page.

     

     

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Update. To contact Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go to our contact us page.

     


  • Friday, April 26, 2019 9:24 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center recently announced the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system. The CMS Primary Cares Initiative will provide primary care practices and other providers with five new payment model options, two of which are under the Primary Care First path.

    The Primary Care First payment model options will test whether financial risk and performance-based payments that reward primary care practitioners and other clinicians for easily-understood, actionable outcomes will reduce total Medicare expenditures, preserve, or enhance quality of care, and improve patient health outcomes. Primary Care First also includes a payment model option that provides higher payments to practices that specialize in care for high need patients, including those with complex, chronic needs and seriously ill populations (SIP).

    Please attend one of our upcoming informational sessions to learn more about Primary Care First. During the one-hour event, you’ll hear from senior leaders and the team behind Primary Care First about the model aims, requirements, benefits of participation, and application next steps.

    For your convenience, we will offer multiple informational sessions. Session information and registration links are included below:

    Informational Session 1: Tuesday, April 30th at 12 PM EDT
    Register to attend 

    Informational Session 2: Tuesday, April 30th at 3 PM EDT
    Register to attend 

    Informational Session 3: Thursday, May 16th at 12 PM EDT
    Register to attend

    Informational Session 4: Thursday, May 16th at 3 PM EDT
    Register to attend

    Feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who may be interested in learning more about the Primary Care First Model. Reference materials will also be available for download during the event.

    For additional information about Primary Care First, please visit the model website at https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/primary-care-first-model-options/.

     

     

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Update. To contact Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go to our contact us page.


  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:08 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    The new start date is Tuesday, May 7th at 9:30am. For more details, click here!

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 10:42 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Open Payments Data Available for Review

    Pre-publication Review and dispute for the Program Year 2018 Open Payments data publication began on April 1, 2019 and will end on May 15, 2019. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish the Open Payments Program Year 2018 data and updates to the previous program years’ data in June 2019.

    Physician and teaching hospital review of the data is voluntary, but strongly encouraged. Please keep in mind the following:

    • Records eligible for review and dispute: all records submitted during the submission period of the current calendar year, including newly edited, submitted, and re-attested records from previous calendar years. For detailed information refer to the Physician and Teaching Hospital Review and Dispute Tutorial
    • Disputes must be initiated by May 15, 2019 in order to be reflected in the June 2019 data publication. For more information on review and dispute timing and publication refer to the Review and Dispute Timing and Data Publication Quick Reference Guide.
    • CMS does not meditate or facilitate disputes. Physicians and teaching hospitals should work directly with reporting entities to resolve disputes.
    • Registration in the Open Payments system is required in order to participate in review and dispute activities.

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    Registration Details

    If you have never registered with Open Payments before:

    Make sure you have your National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and State License Number (SLN). Initial registration is a two-step process:

    1. Register in the CMS Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM);
    2. Register in the Open Payments system

    For users who have previously registered:  Users that have registered during previous program years do not need to re-register.

    Please note:  If the account has not been accessed for within the last 60 days the account will have been locked due to inactivity. To unlock an account go to the CMS Enterprise Portal, enter your user ID and correctly answer all challenge questions to gain access to your account. You will be prompted to create a new password.

    If the account has not been accessed for 180 days or more, the account will be deactivated. To reinstate the account contact the Open Payments Help Desk at 1-855-326-8366; (TTY line: 1-844-649-2766) 

    For more information about the registration process, visit the physician and teaching hospital registration page on the Open Payments website.

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    Questions — Contact Live Help Desk

    Need help or have questions? Contact the Open Payments Help Desk at openpayments@cms.hhs.gov or call 1-855-326-8366 (TTY Line: 1-844-649-2766). The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET).

    The Help Desk refers media inquiries to CMS’ Press Office for response.

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    Creating Public Transparency of Industry-Physician Financial Relationships. Learn More.

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this update.

    To contact CMS go to our Contact Us page.


  • Monday, April 15, 2019 9:23 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    A free full day CE conference for medical providers in your area! Please see details below:

    • Date/Time: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 8AM-3PM

    • Location: Woodcliff Hotel and Spa Rochester | 199 Woodcliff Dr., Fairport, NY 14450

    • 5 CME/CNE/CPE credits offered

    • Breakfast and lunch provided

    • Registration required in advance

    To register go to https://rebrand.ly/hivhcv2019. If the Rebrandly link doesn’t work, please try

    https://www.ceitraining.org/sp2/index.cfm?action=group.registration_form&conference_id=117 or contact Cheyenne Stewart at Cheyenne.stewart@mountsinai.org.


  • Thursday, April 04, 2019 1:18 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Join the Center for Community Health & Prevention (CCHP) of the University of Rochester Medical Center at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at The Little Theatre for an engaging and educational presentation and discussion around HPV, cervical cancer and the importance of prevention through vaccination. The first portion of the evening will feature a viewing of the award-winning documentary, “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” that shares the stories of five young women impacted by HPV. A panel discussion from area experts will follow the film.* This free event is co-sponsored by WXXI Second Opinion and Wilmot Cancer Institute.

    Panelists include:

    • Cynthia Rand, M.D., M.P.H., Pediatrician, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Co-Chair of NYS HPV Vaccine Coalition

    • William Bonnez, M.D., Professor of Infectious Diseases, HPV researcher featured in the film

    • Sajeena Thomas, M.D., Gynecologic Oncologist, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    • Rhonda Justice, Cervical Cancer Survivor

    CCHP Director and vaccination expert Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS, will moderate the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

    Register today!

    *Continuing education credits are available for nurses, physicians and pharmacists who attend.


  • Monday, April 01, 2019 10:00 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Interested in plant-based recipes? They'll have food tasting, recipes and handouts. Instructors: Joy Valvano RD, CDE and Sharon Spear RD, CDE

    For more class details, click here.

    $35.00 per session

    Limited seating available

    TO REGISTER

    RochesterRegional.org/CookingClasses

    or call 585.922.LINK

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