The following is a message from Holly Oldham from the UMass Medical School, Center for Health Care Financing (CHCF). The CHCF manages the public clinic vaccination billing and reimbursement program for local health departments, local boards of health and school systems:
Below is this year’s vaccine reimbursement training schedule. Trainings are mandatory for all providers that wish to participate in the 2014-2015 vaccine reimbursement program. This year’s training will cover flu vaccine reimbursement for commercial billing, MassHealth, and Medicare billing. It will also cover ACIP-recommended adult vaccine billing. There are six on-site trainings throughout the state and two webinars for your convenience. Please register for a training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-890-2986.
It has been 20 years since Betsy Lehman, a prominent Boston Globe health reporter and young mother, died as the result of a medical error. Her shocking and untimely death catalyzed a national movement to promote patient safety. Please join in as to mark this anniversary and the re-establishment of the Center that bears Betsy’s name by presenting new research on the state of patient safety in MA — what has changed over the past two decades, current challenges, and where we can go from here to ensure that health care in MA is as safe as it can possibly be.
Delegates have been chosen for AAFP’s National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students to take place in Kansas City, MO August 7-9, 2014.
Joseph W. Gravel, Jr, MD is the Chief Medical Officer for the Lawrence Family Health Center and the Residency Program Director for the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency. Prior to this, Dr. Gravel served as Residency Program Director of the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency for 14 years and also as Medical Director of the Sharewood Project, a free clinic in Malden, Massachusetts. He is the Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians (MassAFP). Dr. Gravel will serve the ABFM on the Operations Committee and the Examination Committee.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires drug and device manufacturers to report transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals publicly. As a result, manufacturers and group purchasing organizations must disclose to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) any physician ownership or investment interests.