VMS launches free webinar series

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 open to VMS members, practice staff and others interested in the practice of medicine. 

Webinar Schedule 

April 19th    

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. Register here.  

May 17th     

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. Register here

June 21     

New Health Care Laws for 2017 (note date change, was previously scheduled for May)
VMS Advocacy Staff will provide an update about new legislation passed in 2017 that will impact the practice of medicine in Vermont. Register here

Archived Webinar Materials 

Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

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

Employment Law Update 

Oct. 19, 2016
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). 

Update on the Quality Payment Program: What you Need to Know to be Successful

Jan. 18, 2017   
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). 

What’s New in Fraud and Abuse & Recoupment

Feb. 15, 2017   
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).  

HIPAA & Compliance Update - Anne Cramer, Esq. & Shireen Hart, Esp., Primmer piper Eggleston & Cramer PC     

March 15, 2017
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).  

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