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HHS expands its Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program from 21 states to 45 using $11 million from the American Rescue Plan. The funding will provide state and regional pediatric teams with telemedicine-focused consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination services.


September 16 (Thursday) 1 ET. “Patient Acquisition and Retention: The Future of Omnichannel Virtual Assistants.” Sponsor: Orbita. Presenters: Harris Hunt, SVP growth product, Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Patty Riskind, MBA, CEO, Orbita; Nathan Treloar, MSc, co-founder and COO, Orbita. Consumers want the same digital healthcare experience from healthcare that they get in online shopping, banking, and booking reservations, and the pandemic has ramped up the patient and provider need for frictionless access to healthcare resources and services. Health systems can improve patient acquisition and retention with the help of omnichannel virtual assistants that engage and delight. Discover how to open and enhance healthcare’s digital front door to offer care that goes beyond expectations.

September 16 (Thursday) 1 ET. “ICD-10-CM 2022 Updates and Regulatory Readiness.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: June Bronnert, MSHI, RHIA, VP global clinical services, IMO; Theresa Rihanek, MHA, RHIA, mapping manager, IMO; Julie Glasgow, MD, clinical terminologist, IMO. IMO’s top coding professionals and thought leaders will discuss the coding changes in the yearly update to allow your organization to prepare for a smooth transition and avoid negative impacts to the bottom line. The presenters will review new, revised, and deleted codes; highlight revisions to ICD-10-CM index and tabular; discuss changes within Official Coding Guidelines, and review modifier changes.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.


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Primary care management company Skylight Health names Mohammad Bataineh (Bataineh Palmeri) president. He takes over from co-founder Kash Qureshi, who will remain an executive member of the board and oversee technology and data analytics.

Announcements and Implementations


Neighborhood Health (TN) uses the NextGen Mobile app to connect data from its street medicine program to its NextGen EHR. The FQHC’s program cares for 600 homeless people in Nashville.

Patient engagement software vendor Klara now interfaces with Modernizing Medicine’s payment processing technology.

Government and Politics


The Maryland Department of Health will use $1.5 million in SAMHSA funding to launch a telemedicine pilot program that will provide mental and behavioral health providers and their patients in 10 areas with smartphones, tablets, and Internet access for video visits.



Atlanta Allergy & Asthma notifies patients of a January data breach. It wasn’t until last month that, after further investigation, the clinic realized some patient information had been removed from its network.

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