CMS offers cornucopia of clinical, practice-based lectures
Members enjoyed an expanded array of lectures and workshops this year, both virtual and on-site, as part of CMS’ updated Midwest Clinical Conference Series.
Quarterly conferences addressed concepts in accountable care delivery, value-based payment, and other features of health care reform affecting physician practice, like choosing an EMR, measuring patients’ satisfaction, and implementing social media policies. During the full-day EMR conference, CHITREC representatives were on hand to personally answer questions. A CMS dinner program gave participants direct access to reps from both CHITREC and athenahealth. Still other sessions addressed employment law and human resources policies. A parliamentary procedures skills workshop helped organizational leaders brush up on their speaking and debate skills.
On the clinical side, members earned up to seven hours of CME credit attending lectures on the multi-disciplinary approaches to breast care and end-of-life care.
Many participants said they appreciated having ample time to ask questions and to suggest future educational programs.