Friday, March 15, 2019
8:00am - 4:00pm
Monroe Community Hospital, Rochester, NY
$20/ per person, includes lunch
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Annual Legislative Breakfast
Friday, March 15th, 2019
8:30am to 10:30am
Doubletree by Hilton, 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY
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Monday, March 11, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar titled “Eligible Clinician New eCQMs Finalized for 2019” on March 11, 2019. This one-hour session will provide an in-depth review of the following new electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) finalized for the 2019 performance period: HIV Screening (CMS349) and Appropriate Use of DXA Scans in Women Under 65 Years Who Do Not Meet the Risk Factor Profile for Osteoporotic Fracture (CMS249). CMS has transitioned the logic used in eCQMs from the previous quality data model (QDM) logic expression language to Clinical Quality Language (CQL) for the 2019 performance year. This session will provide an introduction to the new eCQMs finalized for 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality performance year. As a result of the feedback received from stakeholders interviewed through the CMS eCQM Strategy Project to reduce implementation and reporting burdens, this session is intended to prepare eligible clinicians, vendors, quality, and health information technology staff for eCQM reporting, and is the last in a series of five educational sessions to provide relevant information to support successful understanding, interpretation, and implementation of eCQMs.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Space is limited for this webinar. Registration will close when we have reached maximum capacity. This webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to participate, a replay of the webinar with presentation slides will be available on the eCQI Resource Center website within 2 weeks following the program.
DFS has decided to delay implementation of the recently updated WC Medical Fee Schedule until October 1, 2020 for the Auto No-Fault Program. Therefore, you will need to keep the WC fee schedule that was effective on June 1, 2012 for billing claims for the treatment of persons injured as the result of auto accidents.
Public comment should sent to Camielle.Barclay@dfs.ny.gov before April 22, 2019.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently updating the Promoting Interoperability Programs website to include new resources for the 2019 program year. Below are resources that are now available online:
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In 2016 the American Medical Association (AMA) and a number of other health-related organizations partnered to establish Xcertia, with the goal of developing guidelines for safe and effective digital health apps that will facilitate virtual care, including remote patient monitoring for chronic diseases. This is an emerging set of technologies, which is largely unregulated. Many solutions are not evidence-based and have not demonstrated that they are safe and effective tools for use as part of a patient’s treatment plan.
Xcertia has now released a complete set of guidelines covering the privacy, security, operability, usability and clinical content of mHealth solutions: https://xcertia.org/news-announcements/. The guidelines are now available for public comment until May 15, 2019 at: https://www.xcertia.org/the-guidelines/. Xcertia will rely on these public comments to create a final version of the guidelines.
Xcertia welcomes your comments and encourages you to join with us in recommending the guidelines to developers and physicians as a resource when considering mHealth solutions for their practice and to recommend to their patients.
For questions, comments or if you wish to join this effort, please contact Michael L Hodgkins, MD, VP & CMIO, AMA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 14th, 2019, 8:30am - 1:00pm at the Telesca Center for Justice.
Don’t miss this valuable half-day training presented by the RMC/DVC’s Education Committee. Topics include:
This booklet informs health care professionals about each level of appeal in Medicare Fee-ForService (FFS) Parts A and B as well as resources on related topics. It describes how the Medicare appeals process applies to providers, physicians, and suppliers.
Medicare Parts A & B Appeals Process
Medicare Parts A & B Appeals Process (Print-Friendly Version)
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Rochester Area has published the January 2019 biannual Certified Treatment Provider Directory and Recovery Services in Monroe County.
This can be found at https://ncadd-ra.org/
Friends of the Monroe County Medical Society are invited to the upcoming medical student-run conference, “Im/migrant Worker Conference: Health Care Barriers And Solutions” on February 23rd from 9AM to 3PM at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. Due to generous donations from our sponsors, including the Clinical & Translational Science Institute, several URMC departments and our AMA student chapter, we are happy to offer registration at no cost to students, $5 for the general public and $13 for providers wishing to obtain 4.5 CME credits for attendance. The conference is also sponsored by our AMA Student Chapter and I am one of the key organizers!
Im/migrant workers are a crucial part of the labor force on produce and dairy farms across the country and particularly in Upstate NY. They contribute enormously to the region’s economy, but they do so in the face of hazardous working conditions, wage theft and constant fear of deportation. Moreover, they are excluded from basic rights and protections, including but not limited to the right to organize, the right to a day of rest and the right to overtime pay. The negative health implications abound. This conference will be a unique opportunity for participants to learn about a population of people whose labor intricately intertwines with the region’s economy but whose existence is largely overlooked. For providers, this conference will deepen understanding of the health challenges that im/migrant farmworkers face and prepare us to better address them.
The conference will feature voices of im/migrant farmworker members of the Alianza Agricola (Agricultural Alliance) as well as speakers from Finger Lakes Community Health, Rural & Migrant Ministry, SUNY Geneseo, the University of Rochester, and the New York Civil Liberties Union. It is our goal that, by attending this conference, students, providers, professionals, and community members in the Upstate NY area will:
1. Gain an awareness about the im/migrant worker communities in upstate NY and their barriers to healthcare.
2. Acquire new skills to foster providing competent care to im/migrant workers.
3. Engage with individuals who provide activism and advocacy for the im/migrant worker community, building partnerships for sustainable collaboration.
You can register for the conference using the link to the conference website below. Please feel free to share the website, flyer, or the Facebook page with our fellow Monroe County Society members. It is an excellent opportunity to support our medical students as well.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out. Thank you for your time, and we hope to see you at the conference!