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  • MAT 101: Introduction to Medication Assisted Treatment (without CME)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This webinar will cover how MAT can be used to treat OUD, specifically with buprenorphine and will offer those interested in MAT the opportunity to learn more about its uses in drug treatment and how they can become a licensed prescriber of buprenorphine. Non-Members: Free.

    As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the nation, the importance of increasing access to cutting edge therapies in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has become critical in improving treatment and supporting recovery for those with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). This webinar will cover how MAT can be used to treat OUD, specifically with buprenorphine and will offer those interested in MAT the opportunity to learn more about its uses in drug treatment and how they can become a licensed prescriber of buprenorphine.

  • The CURES Database: Making It Work for Busy Physicians (with CME)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    PREPARE YOUR PRACTICE FOR THE NEW MANDATE TO CONSULT THE CURES DATABASE On October 2, 2018, physicians will be required to consult the CURES Database, California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) prior to prescribing Schedule II-IV drugs for the first time, and every 4 months thereafter if that medication remains part of the patient’s treatment. ACCMA/NCMS/SCMS Members: Free. Non-members: $49 (for CME Admin Fee. If you are not a member and DON'T want CME, please click on the activity without CME).

    PREPARE YOUR PRACTICE FOR THE NEW MANDATE TO CONSULT THE CURES DATABASE

    On October 2, 2018, physicians will be required to consult the CURES Database,

    California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) prior to prescribing

    Schedule II-IV drugs for the first time, and every 4 months thereafter if that medication

    remains part of the patient’s treatment.

    Ruben Kalra, M.D.

    Dr. Ruben Kalra provides integrative and empathetic care to patients in pain. Born and raised in California and trained at Harvard in anesthesiology and pain management, Dr. Kalra is both affable and approachable. He completed an anesthesia and critical care residency at Harvard's Brigham and Women's hospital followed by a pain management fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kalra maintains double board certifications in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He was the Chairman of the Cross-Campus Pain Management Team for the John Muir Walnut Creek & Concord Hospitals from 2010 to 2015, served as the director for the preeminent functional restoration program in San Francisco and has served as a board member for the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians since 2010. Dr. Kalra is an invited pain management expert for Grand Rounds. Dr. Kalra is the treating physician for the California Highway Patrol and hundreds of firefighters and law enforcement. Dr. Kalra has an avid interest in mindful meditation and the use of minimally invasive techniques for the relief of neck and back pain. 

    Ross Daley

    Ross Daley is a Program Analyst who started with the CURES program in January of 2018. Before joining the Program, Ross was employed by the University of California, Student Affairs Information Technology Division in Berkeley and assisted professional staff and students with information technology matters. Ross completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 with a degree in International Relations. Within CURES, he analyzes and reviews legislation and legal inquiries. 

    Jean Smith

    Jean is an Associate Governmental Program Analyst who started with the CURES Program in March 2018.  Before joining the program, Jean worked for U.S. District Court in Montana for the Honorable Charles C. Lovell.  Jean came back to the California Department of Justice.  Previously, she worked as a Field Representative for the Supervised Release File and the Domestic Violence Restraining Order System.  Jean has a MBA from the University of Montana and an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education. 

  • The CURES Database: Making It Work for Busy Physicians (without CME)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    PREPARE YOUR PRACTICE FOR THE NEW MANDATE TO CONSULT THE CURES DATABASE On October 2, 2018, physicians will be required to consult the CURES Database, California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) prior to prescribing Schedule II-IV drugs for the first time, and every 4 months thereafter if that medication remains part of the patient’s treatment. Non-members: Free.

    PREPARE YOUR PRACTICE FOR THE NEW MANDATE TO CONSULT THE CURES DATABASE

    On October 2, 2018, physicians will be required to consult the CURES Database,

    California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) prior to prescribing

    Schedule II-IV drugs for the first time, and every 4 months thereafter if that medication

    remains part of the patient’s treatment.

    Ruben Kalra, M.D.

    Dr. Ruben Kalra provides integrative and empathetic care to patients in pain. Born and raised in California and trained at Harvard in anesthesiology and pain management, Dr. Kalra is both affable and approachable. He completed an anesthesia and critical care residency at Harvard's Brigham and Women's hospital followed by a pain management fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kalra maintains double board certifications in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He was the Chairman of the Cross-Campus Pain Management Team for the John Muir Walnut Creek & Concord Hospitals from 2010 to 2015, served as the director for the preeminent functional restoration program in San Francisco and has served as a board member for the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians since 2010. Dr. Kalra is an invited pain management expert for Grand Rounds. Dr. Kalra is the treating physician for the California Highway Patrol and hundreds of firefighters and law enforcement. Dr. Kalra has an avid interest in mindful meditation and the use of minimally invasive techniques for the relief of neck and back pain. 

    Ross Daley

    Ross Daley is a Program Analyst who started with the CURES program in January of 2018. Before joining the Program, Ross was employed by the University of California, Student Affairs Information Technology Division in Berkeley and assisted professional staff and students with information technology matters. Ross completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 with a degree in International Relations. Within CURES, he analyzes and reviews legislation and legal inquiries. 

    Jean Smith

    Jean is an Associate Governmental Program Analyst who started with the CURES Program in March 2018.  Before joining the program, Jean worked for U.S. District Court in Montana for the Honorable Charles C. Lovell.  Jean came back to the California Department of Justice.  Previously, she worked as a Field Representative for the Supervised Release File and the Domestic Violence Restraining Order System.  Jean has a MBA from the University of Montana and an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education. 

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention: Naloxone Co-Prescribing in Primary Care (with CME)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this one-hour webinar with public health expert Emily Behar, physicians will learn about the evidence supporting naloxone access, the clinical indications for co-prescribing naloxone and how to talk about naloxone and overdose prevention with patients. ACCMA Members: Free. Non-Members: $49 (Admin Fee for CME).

    As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the nation, the importance of increasing naloxone distribution has become

    increasingly critical in preventing overdose deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that increased

    naloxone distribution could prevent 20,000 deaths annually in the United States alone.

    The U.S. Surgeon General also strongly urges that those at risk of overdose have naloxone available. In this one-hour webinar

    with public health expert Emily Behar, physicians will learn about the evidence supporting naloxone access, the clinical

    indications for co-prescribing naloxone and how to talk about naloxone and overdose prevention with patients.

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention: Naloxone Co-Prescribing in Primary Care (without CME)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    In this one-hour webinar with public health expert Emily Behar, physicians will learn about the evidence supporting naloxone access, the clinical indications for co-prescribing naloxone and how to talk about naloxone and overdose prevention with patients. Free to Non-Members (No CME Included).

    As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the nation, the importance of increasing naloxone distribution has become

    increasingly critical in preventing overdose deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that increased

    naloxone distribution could prevent 20,000 deaths annually in the United States alone.

    The U.S. Surgeon General also strongly urges that those at risk of overdose have naloxone available. In this one-hour webinar

    with public health expert Emily Behar, physicians will learn about the evidence supporting naloxone access, the clinical

    indications for co-prescribing naloxone and how to talk about naloxone and overdose prevention with patients.

  • Avoiding Embezzlement: Strategies to Protect Your Practice

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    One in six doctors will experience embezzlement at some point in their career, but the right strategies can protect your practice. Find out how you can avoid embezzlement in this one-hour webinar that uses real-life scenarios and techniques that will keep your practice safe and secure.

     TOPICS INCLUDE 

    1. Why employees embezzle 
    2. The most common ways employees embezzle 
    3. Behavioral signs that may signal stealing 
    4. New easy online education, credit check, and background screening 
    5. Dangerous work patterns 
    6. Accounting control procedures 
    7. Spot-checking techniques to uncover possible abuses 
    8. Online banking, lines of credit, and reconcilation risks 
    9. What to do after you discover embezzlement 

    Debra Phairas

    President of Practice & Liability Consultants

    Debra Phairas is President of Practice & Liability Consultants, a nationally recognized firm specializing in practice management and malpractice prevention. Her consulting experience includes over 2,000 practices of all sizes and specialties, and her services range from practice start-ups, practice assessments, financial analysis, revenue enhancement, overhead reduction, personnel management, partnership issues, and recruitment support for hospitals and physician groups. She has presented seminars and lectures nationwide. www.practiceconsultants.net

  • How to Hire Excellent Medical Office Staff

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The medical office is a multi-disciplinary “team sport” in which all positions are important and interdependent with one another. In this one-hour webinar, you will learn how to assess staff needs, hire the “superstar” employee, and motivate your team to succeed.

     TOPICS INCLUDE 

    Placing ads with key words to attract great employees 

    • “Situational interviewing” and other interviewing techniques 

    • Job descriptions: elements to include and wage ranges 

    • Offer letters to protect the employer 

    • Reference check questions, background checks, and drug screens 

    • Benefits that appeal to and retain employees 

    • Training and motivation

    Debra Phairas

    President of Practice & Liability Consultants

    Debra Phairas is President of Practice & Liability Consultants, a nationally recognized firm specializing in practice management and malpractice prevention. Her consulting experience includes over 2,000 practices of all sizes and specialties, and her services range from practice start-ups, practice assessments, financial analysis, revenue enhancement, overhead reduction, personnel management, partnership issues, and recruitment support for hospitals and physician groups. She has presented seminars and lectures nationwide. www.practiceconsultants.net

  • Yes, You Can Still Start A New Private Practice

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn How to Build Your Own Practice

    In this one-hour webinar, you will learn how it is possible to start a new practice either from training, or after leaving a foundation, hospital, or single/ multi-specialty group. You’ll hear from an experienced practice management consultant who has helped physicians start more than 160 new practices (8–10 per year for all specialties).

    Debra Phairas

    President of Practice & Liability Consultants

    Debra Phairas is President of Practice & Liability Consultants, a nationally recognized firm specializing in practice management and malpractice prevention. Her consulting experience includes over 2,000 practices of all sizes and specialties, and her services range from practice start-ups, practice assessments, financial analysis, revenue enhancement, overhead reduction, personnel management, partnership issues, and recruitment support for hospitals and physician groups. She has presented seminars and lectures nationwide. www.practiceconsultants.net

  • Medicare 2018: What You Need to Know

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn the important changes in Medicare for 2018 and how they may affect your practice reimbursement for the coming year(s).

    Don’t miss your opportunity to make the most of the ever-changing healthcare reimbursement landscape! First you must understand the challenges you may be facing. Learn the important changes in Medicare for 2018 and how they may affect your practice reimbursement for the coming year(s). Changes are sometimes subtle, but they can have a lasting effect on your practice.

     Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - CY 2018 Elements: 

    Overall Payment Update 

    Medicare Telehealth Services 

    Care Management Services 

    Office-based Behavioral Health Services 

    Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program 

    Patient Relationship Codes 

    2018 Value Modifier 

    Advanced Diagnostic Imaging 

    E/M Documentation Guidelines 

  • MACRA Assistance Program

    Contains 9 Component(s)

    A compilation of live webinars and on-demand tutorials to help physicians maximize reimbursement under MACRA.

    Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA) and Medical Insurance Exchange of California (MIEC), the doctor-owned professional liability insurance carrier sponsored by ACCMA, have teamed up with nationally recognized subject-matter experts to develop a free program to help physicians maximize reimbursement under MACRA.