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ACP offers a number of resources to help members make sense of the MOC requirements and earn points.
Understanding MOC Requirements
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The most comprehensive meeting in Internal Medicine.
April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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Ensure payment and avoid policy violations. Plus, new resources to help you navigate the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
Access helpful forms developed by a variety of sources for patient charts, logs, information sheets, office signs, and use by practice administration.
ACP advocates on behalf on internists and their patients on a number of timely issues. Learn about where ACP stands on the following areas:
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I am pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the 2013 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes chapters which successfully meet the standards for managing a chapter. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet all basic criteria and seven optional criteria. Criteria include such activities as formulating an effective Governor's Council and committees, communicating frequently with membership, providing educational opportunities, recruiting and advancing members and celebrating membership through local awards. I would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted me in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.
Several resources are available to help physicians and health care professionals ensure that patients receive the correct immunizations in accordance with the Center for Disease Control's Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule. ACP urges physicians and healthcare professionals to conduct an immunization review with patients during medical visits to assess whether patients' immunizations are up to date and to educate patients on the benefits of immunization. "Flu shots and other immunizations can prevent people from suffering serious illnesses," said David L. Bronson, MD, FACP, president, ACP. "We need to improve immunization rates for all adults, especially for people between the ages of 18 to 65 with chronic conditions."
ACP advises internists, family physicians, and subspecialists to capitalize on adult medical visits by conducting an immunization review to educate patients about the benefits of immunizations and to assess whether the patient's vaccination status is current, referring to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule.
The list of vaccines that adults should discuss with their internists include T dap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, whooping cough), HPV (human papillomavirus), herpes zoster (shingles), MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), pneumococcal pneumonia, hepatitis B (for adults with diabetes), and varicella (chickenpox).
The U.S. adult immunization rates for 2010 were 8.2 percent for Tdap (for people 19-64 in the past five years), 20.7 percent for HPV (for women 19-26), 14.4 percent for herpes zoster (for people 60 and older), 18.5 percent for pneumococcal (for people 19-64 who are at high risk), and 42.0 percent for hepatitis B among adults (19 to 49) at high risk of infection. Just 39 percent of adults 18 years of age and older received a flu shot in 2011-12.
"It is also important for physicians to immunize themselves, their staff members, and other health care workers," added Dr. Bronson.
ACP's new resource, the Physician & Practice Timeline, assists members in keeping track of various upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, educational, and delivery system changes and requirements. This tool outlines various important programs that physicians and their practices should be aware of. It can be found at the ACP website under the section "Running a Practice" .
Here are December's dates:
Data Collection Period (Ends)
The six-month PQRS data collection period for .5% bonus is from July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. The six-month period only applies to reporting measure groups via registry. Physicians must begin reporting 2013 PQRS to avoid the (-) 1.5% penalty in 2015 to their Medicare reimbursements.
Suggested Completion Date (Ends)
Meaningful Use 2013 Reporting Period (Ends)
2013 eRx Incentive Deadline (Ends)
Data Collection Period (Ends)
The 12-month PQRS data collection period for .5% bonus is from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Physicians must begin reporting 2013 PQRS to avoid the (-) 1.5% penalty in 2015 to their Medicare reimbursements.
Participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) (Ends)
New CPT Codes for Transition Care (Ends)
Continue Planning and Development (Ends)
The Calendar is already populated through the first quarter of 2015, so be sure to check it out.
Thanks to all of you who participated in our survey for where you would like to have our next SEP. We will be working closely with the Wyoming Medical Society to provide another SEP module at the next WMS meeting , scheduled this year for Cheyenne! The ABIM Self Evaluation Process Module (SEP) is an important part of Maintenance of Certification, so another good reason to see you at the WMS meeting!
Internal medicine is a primary focus of this year's WMS CME featuring lectures in cardiology and diabetes just to start. There's still time to tailor a CME presentation for you, so contact Sheila Bush at the WMS office with special requests for the 2014 meeting!
In addition to quality CME that gets better every year, you won't want to miss this year's social events. Kicking off the meeting will be a cycling event near Curt Gowdy State Park culminating with an evening family BBQ. Come get to know your colleagues and make Wyoming's provider community relationships stronger.
The American College of Physicians has released ACP Smart Medicine, a web-based clinical decision support tool developed specifically for internal medicine physicians containing 500 modules that provide guidance and information on a broad range of diseases and conditions.
Integrated with content from Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP JournalWise, and ACP's clinical practice guidelines with a display that automatically adjusts to desktops, smartphones, and tablets, the clinical recommendations in ACP Smart Medicine are evidence-based and rated based on the quality of the underlying evidence. Information is continually updated through triggered updates with new, relevant content and guidelines. Additionally, ACP High Value Care recommendations identify care activities that offer little benefit to patients.
ACP Smart Medicine also offers easy access to submit for CME credit. Physicians can select modules from the list of content areas they have reviewed, answer a question, and submit for CME credit.
ACP Smart Medicine is available as a free benefit to ACP members and can be purchased by non-members.
The Consult Guys make learning a pleasure!
Hosted by Geno Merli & Howard Weitz, two, seasoned clinicians, educators, and comedians who answer questions from preoperative evaluations to clinical puzzlers. Each episode reviews topics essential for anyone practicing internal medicine or its subspecialties.
Enjoy, learn, and laugh while Geno and Howard entertain and teach you on their medical consult talk show:
Episode 1: Cleared for Surgery? Perioperative Risk Assessment
Episode 2: Stumper: A 23 year old with a myocardial infarction - will you get the right diagnosis?