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Family Medicine Midwest - October 4-6, 2013, Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee, WI
IAFP Annual Meeting - November 8-9, 2013, Hilton Lisle Naperville, Lisle, IL
Adult Immunization - Communicating Risk Benefit
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:00pm CST
Presented by: Mary Anderson, MD, Assistant Dean - Student Development, Rush University; Marie T. Brown, MD, FACP, Governor, Illinois Northern Chapter, American College of Physicians
Sponsored by the IAFP & CAIC. Learn to recognize the challenges of communicating the risks and benefits of adult immunization and he complexity of patients' attitudes toward immunizations and individualize the message. Identify common barriers that involve the interactions among the patients, physicians, and health care system, and help health care team members and resources to improve immunization rates.
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Lunch and Learn with the IAFP!
The IAFP will offer a free lunchtime webinar the last Thursday of every month from January - October 2013. Gather your practice and participate in up-to-date CME in the comfort of your office. All webinars are free to access and will be worth at 1 credit each!
Do you have a presentation you would like to share with the IAFP membership? Please contact Kate Valentine at email@example.com
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Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
PQRS: How to Participate & Qualify for the Incentive Dollars (and Avoid the Penalty)
Presented by Lucy Zielinski, Vice President, Health Directions, LLC
Based on 2013 reporting, physicians who DO NOT participate in Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) will be subject to a 1.5% reduction in Medicare Part B payments in 2015. This webinar will provide information on how providers can move along the path of using Health IT to assist with patient care management and align with Meaningful Use requirements.
- Explain the PQRS initiative and the available reporting options to avoid payment reductions
- Describe how providers can create an effective quality improvement team within their organizations
- Illustrate how PQRS can align with meaningful use goals
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Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Beer's Criteria: A Fresh Look at an Old Way of Looking at Old Drugs for Old Patients
Presented by David Hagan, MD, Gibson City Clinic
The 2012 American Geriatric Society Beers Criteria is an important and improved update of a previously established guideline with great clinical utility. Also employed as a quality measure, the Criteria can aid the family physician in more effective and safer prescribing practices, which should lead to fewer adverse drug reactions, toxicity and lower cost of care for our senior patients.
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