UNDERSTANDING ADOLESCENT & YOUNG ADULT (AYA) CANCER
A FREE workshop for healthcare providers. Click here for flyer.
JANUARY 26, 2018
8:30 AM - NOON
AL SIGL COMMUNITY OF AGENCIES
1000 ELMWOOD AVE. (DOOR 1)
ROCHESTER, NY 14620
Call (585) 563-6221 to reserve your spot!
Participants will view the award-winning documentary, Until 20, followed by a distinguished panel discussion in order to:
The Workers’ Compensation Board has initiated a registration process to update the list of health providers who are authorized to treat injured workers.
As of December 19, 2017 over 6,000 authorized health providers have registered.
Authorized health providers are required to register by January 15, 2018. Health providers who have not registered by January 15, 2018 will:
The up-to-date list will ensure that an injured worker can easily identify Board authorized providers.
How to Register
The Board will use the existing New York State Health Commerce System (HCS) for the registration process and future updates to your registration information.
How to Access the Registration Form
1. Log in at https://commerce.health.state.ny.us
2. Select My Content > All Applications from the Main Menu.
3. Select P from Browse by list, and then add Person-based Electronic Response Data System (PERDS) to your application list by selecting + under the column add/remove.
4. On the top of the page, select Home.
5. On the home page, select Refresh My Applications List.
If PERDS does not appear in My Applications List call (800)-781-2362, option 6.
6. Select PERDS on the My Applications list to open it. DO NOT click the information icon (i).
7. Select the Data Entry tab located on the top left of page.
8. In the Activity field, select WCB Registration from the drop-down list.
9. The following default values will be shown:
Activity: WCB Registration
Form: WCB Registration for Health Care Provider
Data Entity Type: WCB Provider
Data Entity Name: Please Select Name
10. Select the Search WCB Provider button.
Search Entity (Validation of Information)
When you select the Search WCB Provider button, you are brought to the Search Entity page. On this page, please do the following:
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Monroe County Medical Society
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
MCMS Philip P. Bonanni Conference Room
132 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618
This is a free program. Registration is required: https://www.mcms.org/event-2697061
Presented by: Jack McIntyre, MD
Funding provided by the New York State Department of Mental Health
The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This is a notice regarding a current call for nominations for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Improvement Activities (IA) Technical Expert Panel (TEP).
As part of its improvement activity development process, CMS is seeking feedback from a group of stakeholders, consumers, patients and experts who can contribute direction and thoughtful input on the improvement activities during development and maintenance. HealthInsight is a subcontractor on this project, and is working to convene a TEP around the effectiveness and accuracy of the improvement activities (IAs) included in year 1 of the Quality Payment Program under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System’s (MIPS) Improvement Activities performance category.
We are seeking a TEP of approximately 10-12 clinicians and individuals with the following perspectives and areas of expertise:
The nomination period closes at 5:00 pm PST on January 12, 2018.
For more information, or to download the TEP Nomination Form, review the full posting on the Technical Expert Panels page at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/TEP-Currently-Accepting-Nominations.html#456.
For questions or assistance, please email ImprovementActivitiesTEP@healthinsight.org.
This is a notice that the deadline for the Call for Technical Expert Panel for the MACRA Measure Development Plan has been extended to 11:59 p.m. ET on January 8, 2018.
Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG), Measure & Instrument Development and Support contractor to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is seeking nominations for representatives of the following areas of expertise to participate in a Technical Expert Panel (TEP):
This TEP will provide expertise related to measure development for the Quality Payment Program. Nominations close at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 8, 2018.
For more information about the project and to download the TEP Nomination Form, go to the Technical Expert Panels page at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/Technical-Expert-Panels.html and click: “Currently Accepting Nominations (this includes the Panel Call, the Nomination form and the TEP Charter).”
1. For information, click: “CMS Quality Measure Development Plan: Supporting the Transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs).”
2. To download the TEP Nomination Form, scroll to the “Downloads” section at the bottom of the page and click: “CMS Quality Measure Development Plan: Supporting the Transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) [ZIP].”
For questions or technical assistance, please email to MACRA-MDP@hsag.com.
Ready to sign in to the Quality Payment Program for Performance Year 2017?
Good news! You can now:
Sign in to the Quality Payment Program to report data when the submission window opens on January 2, 2018.
The CMS Web Interface submission window opens on January 22, 2018.
For questions or problems signing in to the Quality Payment Program:
Interested in Quality Payment Program usability evaluations?
CMS is looking for Medicare clinicians, practice managers, administrative staff, or EHR and Registry vendors, to participate in user research activities to validate current and future Quality Payment Program website functionality. We value your suggestions and recommendations. If you’re interested in any upcoming user studies, please email Partnership@cms.hhs.gov.
Workers' Compensation law §15(3)(x), enacted as part of the 2017 executive budget, called upon the Board to implement new Permanency Impairment Guidelines for Scheduled Loss of Use (SLU) evaluations, with an effective date of January 1, 2018. The Board is pleased to announce that SLU Guidelines have been adopted, and are available on the Board's website. The enabling regulation is set forth at 12 NYCRR 325-1.6, and is also available at the Board's website. The Board is appreciative of the many thoughtful comments received during the initial public comment period and the subsequent public comment period.
The 2018 SLU Guidelines will replace chapters in the existing 2012 Medical Impairment Guidelines with respect to SLU, and will take effect January 1, 2018. The 2012 Guidelines remain unchanged for determining non-schedule permanent impairments. For SLU claims that have at least one examination conducted before January 1, 2018, the Board will consider the issue of SLU to have been joined under the auspices of the Guidelines in effect at the time, and as such the Board will determine the claimant's degree of permanent disability using the 2012 Guidelines. Where the first medical evaluation of SLU occurs on or after January 1, 2018, the question of SLU will be evaluated under the 2018 SLU Guidelines.
THE TEMPLE SINAI WOMEN'S CHAVURAH PRESENTS "THE OPIOID CRISIS AND ADDICTION: WE'RE ALL VULNERABLE"
PRESENTED BY DR. MARK WINSBERGWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 20187:00 P.M. AT TEMPLE SINAI
Addiction is a highly stigmatized, complex brain disease which has never been well understood by societies since humans first discovered mood altering substances.Temple Sinai congregant Dr. Mark Winsberg has graciously offered to present a talk about this highly important and timely topic.
The purpose of his talk is to:
Mark Winsberg, MD, BCFM, DABAM, is the Medical Director of Chemical Dependency Services at Rochester Regional Health. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, worked for 17 years as an Emergency Room Physician and ER Medical Director at Clifton Springs Hospital. He has been working in Addiction Medicine for the last nine years in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
THIS PROGRAM IS FREE OF CHARGE, AND IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.
Teens, college students, and other young adults are encouraged to attend. Not for women only.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
PLEASE RSVP TO CAROL YUNKER AT VPKelly@aol.com OR 385-3910
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As part of the broader HHS commitment to improving the Medicare appeals process, CMS will make available a settlement option for providers and suppliers (appellants) with fewer than 500 appeals pending at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) and the Medicare Appeals Council (the Council) at the Departmental Appeals Board.
During this call, learn about the low volume appeals settlement option and how the settlement process will work. CMS speakers discuss how to identify whether you are eligible and which of your pending appeals may be settled. Visit the Low Volume Appeals Initiative webpage for more information.
This call will not include a question and answer session. Submit questions in advance toMedicareSettlementFAQs@cms.hhs.gov. Questions may be addressed during the call or used for materials following the call.
Interactive, animated video brings Be Antibiotics Aware to life. Use it on waiting room TVs, or via social media, also in links in your newsletters Add the video to your organization’s website or share via social media to highlight the importance of smart use & giving patients the best care all year long. To view the Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer animated video on YouTube, visit: http://bit.ly/2zeBV1m.