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SAM Group Learning Session scheduled for Dec. 5 - complete assessment with ease
KAFP
Attend this SAM Group Learning Session to assist you in completing the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) module on Hospital Medicine, as part of your maintenance of Certification (MC-FP) process. Participate with colleagues in a distraction-free, focused work environment that fosters interaction and promotes collaboration, while earning CME*. Registration and information is at http://kafponline.org/Education/SAMGroupLearning/.
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Peers for Progress
AAFP
Please join Peers for Progress and National Council of La Raza for a webinar with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). During this interactive webinar, Ms. Contreras will discuss:
  1. How the new Marketplace will work;
  2. The role of the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organizations to assist individuals with enrollment; and
  3. Where to find Marketplace resources

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Are you using your EHR meaningfully?
Synovim
In this free one-hour webinar on Sept. 17 at 12:15 p.m. Donna Garwood, BSN, RN, will review the 2013 Stage 1 measures and how they will change in 2014. This webinar is relevant for providers just starting MU, not sure if they are meeting the measures required for 2013 or curious how MU relates to their practice.
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Health insurance marketplaces are coming
AAFP
As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1, with coverage beginning as soon as Jan. 1. Health Insurance Marketplaces are one-stop shops for consumers to research, compare, and purchase comprehensive health insurance plans, but currently, less than 25 percent of Americans are aware that marketplaces exist. Get informed on Health Insurance Marketplaces with resources from the AAFP to help answer your patient' questions.
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Join us at the Wichita Country Club for Kansas PCMH Summit
KAFP
Please join us Nov. 1-2 at the Wichita Country Club for the Kansas PCMH Summit 2013: Flip the Switch to PCMH. Schedule and registration is available at: http://www.kafponline.org/KansasPCMH/

This live activity, Kansas PCMH Initiative: 2013 Summit: Flip the Switch to PCMH, with a beginning date of Nov. 1, 2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

You should have received or will be receiving a full registration brochure.

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2013 Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute Symposium
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
This conference will focus on new approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of common and "not so common" neurological disorders. It is intended for primary care physicians, family physicians, neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurointensivists, psychiatrists, nurses, case managers/social workers and other healthcare professionals.
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NHSC 2014 site application cycle opens
NHSC
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) 2014 New Site Application cycle is now open. This is an opportunity for eligible sites to apply to become approved NHSC sites. For information regarding eligibility requirements and an Applicant Checklist please visit the NHSC website. In addition, the application cycle for all NHSC sites required to submit a 2014 recertification application is also open. Both application cycles will remain open until Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. CT.
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ObamaCare will make us smarter healthcare consumers
Forbes
ObamaCare* has been described as "the most sweeping power grab in modern American history" (more). Obviously it expands the government's role in healthcare, especially by requiring everyone to have health insurance or pay a penalty, and it will bring up to 21 million people onto the government-paid Medicaid roles.
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