Welcome to the Northern New England Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
The Northern New England Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of approximately 250 cardiologists,
fellows-in-training, and cardiac care associates who live and practice in
the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
The Northern New England Chapter works in partnership with the
American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Bethesda, MD.
The Best of ACC.13 Is Coming to Your Backyard
Join your colleagues in Boston from April 26 – 27 for a look at the latest, practice changing topics in cardiovascular medicine today, including clinical pearls from ACC.13. Interact with world-class faculty in an intimate setting as we cover a variety of topics of particular relevance to practicing cardiovascular specialists during this innovative, one-and-a-half day course.
The Best of ACC.13: Take Home Messages for the Clinician will feature educational highlights from the ACC’s 62nd Annual Scientific Session (ACC.13), offering a personal and interactive setting to learn about the latest advances in cardiovascular diseases. Don’t miss:
Plus, earn MOC credit with the optional Maintenance of Certification Session. Learn more and register today!
- A comprehensive year-in-review
- Case-based scenarios
- Vital information from late breaking clinical trials presented at ACC.13
- Summaries from the highest scored oral abstracts presented at ACC.13
- Key takeaways from recently released clinical guidelines
Space is limited!!!
ACC Provides an Update on “Value Based Purchasing”
CMS is progressively implementing requirements included in the Affordable Care Act of 2009 that call for “value-based purchasing” (VBP) in all major payment systems in Medicare. Value-based purchasing involves three major elements for physicians:
Value-based purchasing initiatives included in the final 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule highlight new trends that greatly impact physician practice, and underscore the need for practices to be ready for value-based purchasing and public reporting efforts. Your ACC is working to position members for success in a VBP environment by offering multiple tools and resources, including a webinar, “What’s New in CMS Value-Based Purchasing?” on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 3-4 pm eastern standard time. Click here to register.
- Confidential feedback on performance and resource use
- Public Reporting
- Payment adjustment/value modifier
March 2012 Newsletter
FIT Travel Awards for the ACC 2012 Legislative Conference
Now is the time to apply for the FIT Travel Awards for the 2012 Legislative Conference. The ACC has made a select number of travel awards available for FIT members attend the ACC’s 2012 Legislative Conference on September 9-11, 2012 in Washington, D.C. This travel award program provides FITs with an opportunity to become more educated about the important work the ACC is doing in the areas of Medicare reform, health system reform and research and prevention. More...