Archive for March, 2013

Mar 28 2013

Webinar about Potential Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Safety Net Providers in 2014

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is sponsoring a presentation on how safety net providers are likely to be affected when the Affordable Care Act’s major coverage expansions become effective in 2014. The presentation will address how these changes are expected to impact these providers’:

  • patient populations;
  • business environment, and
  • roles and responsibilities as employers.

The session will also review the expectations for health insurers participating in the Marketplaces to contract with a subset of Essential Community Providers and include information on how to educate patients on new insurance options.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 12pm Eastern Time.

To join the webinar, go to: http://services.choruscall.com/links/hrsa130403.html

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Mar 18 2013

Genetics in Primary Care Institute has New Website

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The Genetics in Primary Care Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its new Web site, GeneticsinPrimaryCare.org! The new site is a clearinghouse for practical tools and information for primary care providers regarding genetics and genomics, genetic testing, family history, genetic counseling, and patient communication.

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Mar 18 2013

NEW STAR-G Parent Fact Sheet for Critical Congenital Heart Disease

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We are excited to update the STAR-G website with a NEW Parent Fact Sheet for Critical Congenital Heart Disease.  As you may recall these fact sheets are written specifically for families that have received an initial diagnosis of one of the disorders screened by newborn screening and want to know more general information. They address issues and answer questions that are of particular concern to parents.

We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the review and production of this fact sheet.

Link to fact sheet: http://www.newbornscreening.info/Parents/otherdisorders/CCHD.html

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Mar 13 2013

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum’s ACA Turns 3 Toolkit

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The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum has developed a toolkit about the Affordable Care Act geared towards members of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. To access the toolkit, go to: http://www.apiahf.org/policy-and-advocacy/health-care-reform-resource-center/community-members/affordable-care-act-turns-3

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Mar 13 2013

Abstracts Being Accepted for 2013 Pediatric Bioethics Conference

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Seattle Children’s Hospital is presenting their 2013 Pediatric Bioethics Conference entitled Cases that Keep Us Awake at Night: Challenges in Pediatric Bioethics on July 19 and July 20 in Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.

The conference organizers are currently accepting abstracts for presentation. Abstract submission deadline is April 12th.

For more information about the conference, or to submit an abstract, go to: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/pediatric-bioethics-conference/

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Mar 11 2013

Webinar on Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome Sequencing

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The Genetic Alliance is sponsoring a series of monthly webinars about privacy and progress in whole genome sequencing. The webinars are held on the second Tuesday of each month at noon Eastern time, beginning in February and ending in December.

For more information about the webinars, or to register for the webinars, go to: http://www.geneticalliance.org/webinars

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Mar 06 2013

Webinar on Payment Reform and the Affordable Care Act

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The WSGSC is hosting a webinar discussing issues surrounding payment reform and the Affordable Care Act. Meg Comeau, from the Catalyst Center, will be presenting information on this topic and answering questions relating to payment reform. The date and time of the webinar, adjusted for the various states/territory in our region, is below:

Guam: Thursday, April 25 at 7:00am
Hawaii: Wednesday, April 24 at 11:00am
Alaska: Wednesday, April 24 at 1:00pm
CA, OR, WA: Wednesday, April 24 at 2:00pm
Idaho: Wednesday, April 24 at 3:00pm

To register for this webinar, go to: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/182023007

For more information, contact Lianne Hasegawa at lianne@hawaiigenetics.org

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