KAFP Weekly
Sep. 9, 2014

Participate in DOT Training Course online at your leisure
KAFP partnered with the Iowa AFP to produce an "On Demand Training Course" which allows you to complete this important training from the comfort of your home or office on your schedule. In addition, there is one live course still available in Des Moines, Iowa. More

1 day left to review your data before it goes public
On Sept. 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will for the first time publish Open Payments ("the Sunshine Act") data. This is a national program that promotes transparency by making public information about financial interactions between industry and individual physicians and teaching hospitals. The Open Payments program allows physicians and teaching hospitals to register and review the financial data submitted by applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations to initiate disputes if necessary before the data is made public. Physicians and teaching hospitals have until Sept. 10, to review and dispute payments reported about them.More

Registration now open for Fit Family Challenge
The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians and the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine invite you to Register for the Fit Family Challenge Dissemination Training.

What: The award-winning Fit Family Challenge is a proven pediatric obesity intervention that takes place in the primary care clinic. This hands-on training will give you the tools you need to fully implement this program at your practice. Find out more at www.coloradoafp.org.

Colorado AFP offers this first training at the discounted price of $295. The training includes breakfast and lunch, the Fit Family Challenge curriculum materials, a data tool-kit, two technical follow-up calls, and CMEs.

When: Feb. 2-3

Where: Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway 16455 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, CO 80011

Need a hotel room? Book your group Colorado Academy Family Physicians group rate

Register now at https://www.regonline.com/ffcdisseminationtraining

Questions? Please contact Sarah Roth by email: Sarah@coloradoafp.org or by phone: 303.696.6655 X16More

Free EHR Implementation and Optimization Services to Medicaid Providers

KFMC and KDHE's Division of Health Care Finance (KDHE/DHCF) are working together to assist Medicaid healthcare providers in Kansas to provide health information technology assistance.

Consulting services offered include expert assistance with:


Rural Health Care Services Outreach funding opportunity

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce that the FY15 Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program funding opportunity announcement (announcement number: HRSA-15-039) is now available. To access the application package and learn more about the funding opportunity announcement, please click here. (look under "application package" tab)

FY15 Rural Health Care Services Outreach FOA program contact:
Linda Kwon, MPH
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Coordinator
Office of Rural Health Policy
Telephone: (301) 594-4205 email: lkwon@hrsa.govMore

Strategies for Cancer Prevention — free webinar

Suzanne Kuon, M.S., director of cancer control policy initiatives at the New York State Department of Health (DOH), will present "Kicking Cancer Out of Your Community: Strategies for Cancer Prevention" at the next Public Health Live webcast, to be held from 8-9 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 18. Her co-presenters are Glynnis S. Hunt, M.S., of Schenectady County Public Health Services and Mary McFadden, C.P.H., of the Broome County Health Department. More

2015 Winter CME cruise registration open
Cruise: Jan. 16-24, 2015

You are invited by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians to come aboard the Celebrity Constellation to enjoy the ports of Gustavia, St. Barts; St. Croix, U.S.V.I.; San Juan, PR and Labadee, Haiti while obtaining CME! The ship departs from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. More

Save the date: Kansas evidence-based public health:
A course for local and state practitioners

Nov. 18-19

Applied use of evidence-based interventions at the state and local levels is critical to achieving successful public health outcomes, a skilled and adaptable workforce, and more efficient and effective use of resources.More

Privacy & security: Guidelines for compliance with HIPAA security
Please join Synovim for the eighth in a series of monthly webinars regarding privacy and security of health information. Compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule has been required since April 20, 2005. However, the HIPAA Security Rule is intentionally vague so that covered entities and business associates have flexibility to determine “reasonable and appropriate” controls for their environment.More