VMS announces free webinar series schedule for 2017/18

In an effort to keep Vermont’s physicians up-to-date on legal, regulatory and practice management issues of importance to their practices, the Vermont Medical Society is offering a monthly series of free webinars. 

Taking place the third Wednesday of each month from 12 noon to 1 p.m., the webinars are free for VMS members or associated practice staff and $30 for non-VMS members seeking CME or CLE credit. 

Webinar Schedule 

Mar. 21, 2018 | Risk Management – Obtaining Patient Consent  
Lou Anne McLeod, Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine     
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/risk-management-obtaining-patient-consent-v...

April 18, 2018 | Legal Issues in Providing Health Care to Minors
Anne Cramer, Esq., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer 
Shireen Hart, Esq., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
Joseph Hagan, MD, Hagan, Rinehart & Connolly Pediatricians 
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legal-issues-in-providing-health-care-to-mi...
May 16, 2018 | Accessing Mental Health Services for Patients 

Dillon Burns, Director of Mental Health Services, Vermont Care Partners
David Rettew, MD, Vermont Child Psychiatric Consultation Program 
Linda Zamvil, MD, Behavioral Health & Wellness Center 
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/accessing-mental-health-services-for-patien...

June 20, 2018 | New Health Care Laws for 2018
VMS Advocacy Staff 
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-health-care-laws-for-2018-vms-webinar-t...

Archived Webinar Materials 

Feb. 21, 2018 | CMS' Quality Payment Program for 2018 Performance Year -- VMS Webinar 
Jill McKenzie, RN BSN CCM, Vermont Program Director, NE QIN-QIO
Susan, Ridzon, MS, RD, Clinical Quality and Operations Manager at Healthfirst
Webinar recording here (registration required) and PowerPoint here. 

Jan. 17, 2018 | Negotiating Physician Employment Contracts 
Jonathan Rose, Esq., Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand PLLC
Webinar recording here (registration required) and PowerPoint here

Dec 20, 2017 | Physician Advocacy in the 2018 Legislative Session 
Rebecca Bell, MD, UVMMC, Vermont Chapter-AAP 
Vermont Legislators & VMS Advocacy Staff 
Webinar recording here (registration required) and PowerPoint here. 

Nov. 15, 2017 | End of Life Planning -  Advanced Care Planning, DNR/COLST, Vermont’s Medical Aid in Dying Law 
Cindy Bruzzese, MPA, MSB, Vermont Ethics Network
David Englander, Esq., Vermont Department of Health
Webinar recording here (registration required) and PowerPoint here.  

Oct. 18, 2017 | Updates in Managing Pain & Using VPMS 
Michael Kenosh, MD, Rutland Regional Medical Center
Hannah Hauser, MSW, Vermont Prescription Monitoring System Manager
Webinar recording here (registration required) and PowerPoint here.  

Sept. 20, 2017 | Medical Use of Marijuana – Clinical & Program Updates
Lindsey Wells, B.S., Vermont Marijuana Program Administrator        
Monique McHenry, PhD, Phytoscience Institute 
Kalev Freeman, MD, PhD, Phytoscience Institute
Webinar recording here (registration required) and handouts here and here.  

June 21, 2017 | New Health Care Laws for 2017 
VMS’ Jessa Barnard, Esq., and Stephanie Winters
Webinar recording here (registration required) and PowerPoint here.  

May 17, 2017 | New Vermont Department of Health Opioid and VPMS Rules
Hear from Vermont clinicians and VDH staff about rule changes impacting acute pain prescribing, chronic pain prescribing and the Vermont Prescription Monitoring Program.  The new rules go into effect July 1, 2017.  
Webinar recording here (registration required) and PowerPoint here.  
Additional info available at: VDH Opioid Resources for Prescribers  

April 19, 2017 | Responding to Board Complaints    
David Pocius, Esq., Paul Frank & Collins
Learn how the Board of Medical Practice complaint, investigation and discipline process works, plus how to respond when a complaint is filed with the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. Webinar PowerPoint here.   

March 15, 2017 | HIPAA & Compliance Update - Anne Cramer, Esq. & Shireen Hart, Esp., Primmer piper Eggleston & Cramer PC     
Two Vermont experts on privacy and confidentiality laws provide important HIPAA-related information, including timely updates, audit program insight and recent enforcement actions.  
Presentation here.   
Webinar video here (registration required).  

Feb. 15, 2017 | What’s New in Fraud and Abuse & Recoupment   
Linda J. Cohen, JD, MHCDS, Director, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
Overview of Vermont False Claims Act and PERM Audits
Presentation here.   
Webinar video here (registration required).  

Jan. 18, 2017 | Update on the Quality Payment Program: What you Need to Know to be Successful   
Jennifer Gordon, MSW, Project Coordinator, NE QIN-QIO, and Miriam Sheehey, OneCare Vermont
Learn how MACRA impacts your practice
Presentation here.   
Webinar video here (registration required). 

Oct. 19, 2016 | Employment Law Update
Alexa Clauss, Esq., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC  
Important changes in employment law for physician practices: ban the box, overtime pay changes effective Dec 1, paid sick leave and more. 
Presentation here.  
Webinar video here (registration required). 

Sept. 21, 2016 | Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities
Monika D. Rushford, J.D., Senior Investigator, US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office for Civil Rights
Presentation here



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