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March 9-13: HIMSS is among the first wave of cancellations to hit upcoming healthcare finance events

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March 9-13: HIMSS is among the first wave of cancellations to hit upcoming healthcare finance events

Even though healthcare organizations are starting to cancel events amid health concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, significant healthcare finance events still are scheduled for next week.

A range of industry groups will hold informational webinars, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has several key deadlines and information sessions scheduled.

Information on those events is below, along with our complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of March 9.

Monday, March 9

CANCELED: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, Orlando (through March 13). Learn more.

CANCELED: 2020 CHIME-HIMSS CIO Forum, Orlando (through March 10). Learn more.

Tuesday, March 10

Event by Health Affairs titled “The Affordable Care Act Turns 10,” Washington, D.C. Learn more.

Meeting by the Brookings Institution titled "How to Lower Healthcare Costs," Washington, D.C. Learn more.

Deadline for hospitals to review their data ahead of Medicare’s April 2020 public release of updated quality data. Learn more.

Listening session titled “Caring for Patients with Chronic Pain: Perspectives from Clinicians” by the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic. Learn more.

Outreach and Education webinar for participants in CMS’s hospital quality programs titled “Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle (Composite Measure) v5.7 Questions and Answers.” Learn more.

Webinar by America’s Physician Groups titled “Deep Dive on the Advance Notice Part I & II Proposed Rule” for Medicare Advantage. Register.

Webinar by the American Hospital Association titled “Telehealth: Taking Care to the Next Level.” Learn more.

Wednesday, March 11

Deadline for public comments on the CMS Basic Health Program proposed rule. Learn more.

Conference call by CMS titled “Prior Authorization Process for Certain Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Items: Inclusion of Lower Limb Prosthetics (LLPs) in Prior Authorization.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by the Medical Group Management Association titled “Learn How Automation Can Improve Your Accounts Payable Process.” Learn more.

CANCELED: Association of American Medical Colleges’ Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science, Washington, D.C. (through March 13). Learn more.

Hearing by the House Education and Labor Committee’s Health Subcommittee titled “The Healthy Families Act (H.R. 1784): Examining a Plan to Secure Paid Sick Leave for U.S. Workers.” Learn more.

Thursday, March 12

Webinar sponsored by America’s Health Insurance Plans titled “Nutrition & Chronic Care for Medicare Advantage (SSBCI).” Learn more.

Conference call sponsored by CMS titled “Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection for Public Safety-Based Organizations.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by the National Rural Health Association titled “Steam Sterilization: A Cost-Effective Method for Regulated Medical Waste in a Rural Hospital.” Learn more.

Friday, March 13

Deadline for CAHPS Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS CAHPS) survey users to submit their data to the HCBS CAHPS Database. Learn more.

Deadline to submit comments to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on proposed changes to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). Learn more.


About the Author

Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer and editor,

is based in the Washington, D.C., office. Follow Rich on Twitter: @rdalyhealthcare



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