Learning Opportunities

Throughout the fall, NC DHHS is offering training to help you understand the state’s Advanced Medical Home model as the primary vehicle for delivering local care management at the transition to Medicaid managed care takes place. Learn more about the upcoming statewide webinars as well as the regional training forums and register.


The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation and the NC Medical Group Management Association’s next Lunch and Learn Webinar, “Pings, Penalties & Posts: A Cyber Survival Guide for the Modern-Day Practitioner,” will be held on Monday, Dec. 17 from noon to 1 p.m.

The webinar, sponsored by Medical Mutual Insurance Company, will feature Jason Newton, Sr., Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Medical Mutual Group. At Medical Mutual (one of the 15 largest professional liability carriers in the country), he oversees the Risk Management and Claims departments in the company’s Raleigh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA offices.

Topics covered will include Cybersecurity as a patient safety issue and basic steps health care providers and their staff should be taking for good cyber-hygiene. The webinar is free for NCMS members. Learn more and register.


The Alcohol Drug Council of North Carolina offers Prevention: Best Practices. What Does the Recovery Field Need to Know? on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Governor’s Institute, in Raleigh. Learn more and register.


The Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) is offering free 8-hour, online, MAT training you can access anytime, anyplace.  Learn more and register.


NCTracks has Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses on a variety of topics available to providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Anyone who is a registered user with NCID access to the NCTracks secure Provider Portal can access and take a self-paced course. A list of courses available can be found here and under Quick Links on the NCTracks Provider Training page of the public Provider Portal.


MAHEC, working with the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, The Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse and Project Lazarus: A Project of CCNC, is offering A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, an online education course. The course is designed for all prescribing health care practitioners who are interested in an overview of the rational prescribing approaches for persons with chronic pain disorders. It will fulfill the North Carolina Medical Board’s requirement of at least one hour of continuing education designed specifically to address prescribing practices for chronic pain management. The course cost is $15 for the first 6 months. Offers 3 hours of AAFP, AMA/AAFP Equivalency, and CDE; www.mahec.net/opioid.


Registration is now open for the Governor’s Institute’s 10th annual spring conference Addiction Medicine 2019 to be held in Asheville, NC on March 21-23 when we will take a deeper dive into all things addiction medicine! Learn more and register.





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