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June 10-14: See what events are coming in healthcare

News | Self-Payment Collection

June 10-14: See what events are coming in healthcare

June 7—Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 10.

Highlights include an HFMA webinar on improving collections and reducing bad debt, conference calls by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and a Senate hearing on vertical consolidation in the healthcare industry.

Monday, June 10

2019 ENGAGE: America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP’s) Communications Summit, Washington, D.C. Learn more.

2019 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, Chicago (through June 12). Learn more.

Aging Innovation Conference titled “Beyond Healthcare: The Social Determinants of Health,” Boston (through June 12). Learn more.

Webinar by AHIP titled “Integrated Virtual Behavioral Healthcare: Considerations for Health Plans.” Learn more.

Tuesday, June 11

Webinar by HFMA titled “How Meadows Regional Medical Center’s patient payment plan improved collections and reduced bad debt.” Learn more.

“Solving for Health | What's Next on Social Determinants of Health Summit,” Washington, D.C. Learn more.

Webinar by AHIP titled “Identifying the Value of Nutrition in Chronic Care Management.” Learn more.

Publication in the Federal Register of a CMS request for information on ways to reduce healthcare administrative burdens. Learn more.

Webinar by CMS on the “Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model” request for applications. Learn more or register.

Start of notices-of-intent application period for a Jan. 1, 2020, start date as an accountable care organization in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by the Medicare Group Management Association titled “Succeeding in Commercial Payer Value-Based Care Today.” Learn more.

Wednesday, June 12

Event by the CMS titled “A Conversation on Maternal Health Care in Rural Communities: Charting a Path to Improved Access, Quality and Outcomes,” Washington, D.C. Learn more.

Webcast by the Bipartisan Policy Center titled “Rural Health Task Force Kick-Off Event and Poll Results.” Learn more.

Hearing by the House Ways and Means Committee titled “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage.” Learn more.

Hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee titled “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills.” Learn more.

Hearing by the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Technology Modernization titled “Implementation of Electronic Health Record Systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.” Learn more.

Hearing by the House Committee on Small Business titled “The Doctor is Out. Rising Student Loan Debt and the Decline of the Small Medical Practice.” Learn more.

Hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights Subcommittee titled “Your Doctor/Pharmacist/Insurer Will See You Now: Competitive Implications of Vertical Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry.” Learn more.

American Hospital Association Team Training National Conference, San Antonio, (through June 14). Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by the Medicaid Health Plans of America titled “Beyond Buzzwords: 7 Health Engagement Strategies to Address Social Determinants of Health.” Learn more.

Conference call by CMS titled “Special Open-Door Forum: Developing a Hospice Assessment Tool — Status Update.” Learn more.

Thursday, June 13

Mental Health America 2019 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (through June 15). Learn more.

Forum by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine titled “Health-Focused Public-Private Partnerships in the Urban Context,” Washington, D.C. (through June 14). Learn more.

Workshop by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on healthcare provider directory standards, Washington, D.C., (through June 14). Learn more.

Webinar by AHIP titled “Value-Based Care Innovations: Collaborating with Labs.” Learn more.

Deadline for comments to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey. Learn more.

Webinar by the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation titled “Overcoming Opioids: Paths to Progress.” Learn more.

About the Authors

Rich Daly

is a senior writer/editor in HFMA’s Washington, D.C., office. Follow Rich on Twitter: @rdalyhealthcare

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