2018 AAAAI Practice Management Workshop

2018 Practice Management Workshop

Salt Lake City, UT US
July 20, 2018 to July 22, 2018

Designed by allergists for allergists at every stage in their career, and their practice staff, this unique workshop focuses exclusively on the business side of medicine. Workshop sessions address the day to day issues faced by all allergy practices, and attendees have a unique opportunity to learn from faculty, consultants, and each other.

Pricing for the 2018 Workshop follows:

Member TypeFee
AAAAI Fellow or Member

$450

AAAAI Allied Health Member

$350

Fellow-in-Training (contact practicemanagement@aaaai.org for coupon code)

$100

Staff from an AAAAI Fellow or Member Practice (contact practicemanagement@aaaai.org for coupon code)

$350

Non-member Physician or Allied Health

$550

Staff from a Non-member Practice

$550

PLEASE NOTE: Each person who will be attending must register under his or her own account. Each person is required to select the breakout sessions and meals they wish to attend so we can plan room assignments and food arrangements appropriately, and to allow for individual credit claiming. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this setup. Practice managers cannot register individuals in their practices, other then themselves, under their login information. Setting up an account in our system is free, and very simple.

Group Registration

MULTIPLE ATTENDEES FROM A SINGLE PRACTICE: If multiple people will be attending from a practice and the practice would like to make a single payment for all attendees, each person should register under his or her own account and select the option to pay by check (even if the practice will pay with a credit card). Once all attendees have registered, one person should contact Gail Radecki at AAAAI for instructions for making the payment (414-272-6071, or gradecki@aaaai.org). Once the payment has cleared, all attendees' enrollments will be updated to reflect this information.

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists
  • Allied health practitioners
  • Fellows-in-training
  • Practice managers
  • Billing staff and other practice staff

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify advantages and barriers to a collaborative care model in an allergy practice
  • Describe how technology (including AAAAI resources such as the QCDR) can help practices meet reporting requirements
  • Describe how to code for venom immunotherapy
  • List three key items a practice should include in an employee handbook, and one item that cannot be included
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 12.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 12.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
02/12/2018
Course expires: 
06/30/2019
Event starts: 
07/20/2018 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
07/22/2018 - 10:30am
Cost:
$550.00
Rating: 
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Friday, July 20

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Coding 101 - Teresa Thompson, CPC CCC CMSCS
Covers the basic principles of medical coding and is designed specifically for FITs, new allergists and managers/administrators who have had minimal exposure to coding terminology and theory.

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Coffee break and exhibits

4:00 – 5:30 pm
(choose one)

Choosing Your Correct Career Path – Becky Buelow, MD; Amber Patterson, MD FAAAAI
A primer for getting started in practice, from preparing for interviews to contract negotiation strategies. The presenters will cover the pros and cons of both private and academic practice. Bring your questions!

Benchmarking Basics: Key Indicators For a Healthy Practice Nick Hernandez, MBA FACHE; Tessie Adams
Your revenue and expense streams are vital to ensuring your practice’s profitability. This session will help you determine which metrics to track and how you can spot problems before they become severe.

Saturday, July 21

7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental breakfast

7:00 – 7:45 am

Personal Finances and Investing For the Physician: A Boglehead’s ApproachVinay Mehta, MD FAAAAI
This non-CME session will provide an overview of how to best save and invest in a sensible, low-cost manner with or without the help of a financial advisor. Content is based on the speaker’s personal experience.

8:00 – 10:00 am

Coding Strategies for 2018 and Beyond – Teresa Thompson, CPC CCC CMSCS
This always insightful overview of current hot topics in coding has been expanded to two hours to include extra time for questions.

10:00 – 10:30 am

Coffee break and exhibits

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

(choose one)

A Step By Step Guide to Surviving Practice Financial Audits -- Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI; Shannon Ficker
Today, allergy practices are faced with frequent federal, state and sales tax audits, which can result in a big headache and expense for your practice. This session will prepare you to recognize audit triggers, explain your legal rights when responding to tax audits, and provide a roadmap to executing allergy practice financial audits.

Physician Wellness: Avoiding Burnout, Finding Balance Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI; Michael Rupp, MD FAAAAI
Burnout continues to be widespread in medicine. This session will help you recognize the symptoms of burnout and provide practical tips for both combatting burnout and keeping it at bay.

Advanced Coding Workshop: E/M Chart Audit – Teresa Thompson, CPC CCC CMSCS; Weily Soong, MD FAAAAI
Utilizing several case studies, this session will walk your through key E/M coding issues in allergy practice.

Making Sense of Government Regulations: Practical Strategies – Emily Graham, RHIA CCS-P; Tessie Adams
Allergy practices are impacted by a wide range of regulations, from quality measures to compounding to MACRA/MIPS. Get the latest updates on key regulations followed by practical steps your practice can take to ensure you’re in compliance.

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch, dessert reception and exhibits

1:30 – 3:00 pm

HR Legal Primer: Strategies for Allergy Practice -- Penelope (Penny) Phillips, JD
Your staff is the lifeblood of your practice. A seasoned labor and employment attorney will walk you through key aspects of employment and HR law affecting your practice including hiring and firing, employee handbooks, and more.

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Coffee break and exhibits

3:30 – 5:00 pm

(choose one)

Case Studies in HR -- Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI; Shannon Ficker; Penelope (Penny) Phillips, JD
The ugly side of running a medical practice is dealing with human resources issues including hiring, retention, disciplinary acts, sexual harassment claims, fraud and embezzlement. The panel will present case studies, advice and answer the difficult questions.

Beyond Correct Coding: Getting Paid For What You Do and Avoiding Billing BlundersTeresa Thompson, CPC CCC CMSCS; Tessie Adams
Frustrated by claim denials or struggling to prepare effective appeals for denied claims? This session will review proven strategies for combatting these time wasters. You’ll also get tips on how to identify coding mistakes and make corrections before you’re audited or penalized.

Building Patient Connections With Technology and Social Media Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI; Amber Patterson, MD FAAAAI
Your patients want to connect with you online. Are you leveraging the right online tools to maximize patient engagement and satisfaction? Presenters will show you how your website, Facebook page, patient portal, text messaging and other tools can help you more fully connect with your current and future patients.

Demonstrating the Value of the Allergist in Academics and Private Practice -- Nick Hernandez, MBA FACHE; Aidan Long, MD FAAAAI
The healthcare and regulatory environment that physicians operate in is evolving rapidly. Reimbursement for physician services is changing, and compensation for employed physicians is increasingly based on outcomes prioritized by the healthcare organization. In this environment, how can you demonstrate the value of allergy services to your organization, payers, referring physicians and the public? This session will explore ways the allergist in private or academic practice can begin meeting these challenges.

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Wine and cheese reception and exhibits

Sunday, July 22

7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental breakfast

7:40 – 8:00 am

Report on the Summit for the Future of Allergy and Immunology – Andrew W. Murphy, MD FAAAAI

8:00 – 9:30 am

Expanding the Scope of Practice Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI; Michael Rupp, MD FAAAAI; Jennifer Shih, MD; Weily Soong, MD FAAAAI; Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI
New therapies and procedures – telehealth, HAE therapies, oral food challenges/oral immunotherapy, IVIG and biologics – are the focus of this unique session. Utilizing a “speed dating” format, attendees will rotate to a different station every 20 minutes to learn about the management issues associated with each technique, including coding, staffing patterns, and revenue cycle management.   

9:30 – 10:00 am

Coffee break

10:00 – 11:30 am

(choose one)

Advanced Coding Workshop: Allergy and Pulmonary Procedural Coding Teresa Thompson, CPC CCC CMSCS; Shannon Ficker
 
This session will draw on some of the most frequently-asked coding questions received through the AAAAI website to demonstrate proper coding for specific procedures.

Telehealth in Allergy Practice – Nick Hernandez, MBA FACHE; Jennifer Shih, MD
Use of telehealth is expanding due to changing patient demographics and has been shown to increase access to care, reduce costs, improve outcomes, overcome geographic barriers, and increase patient satisfaction. This session will walk you through the opportunities and barriers of telehealth, and you’ll hear how one allergist incorporates it into her practice.

Utilizing Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Allergy PracticeKaren Gregory, DNP APRN-BC AE-C; Vinay Mehta, MD FAAAAI; Angela Moser, PA-C
While there is a growing shortage of allergists in the United States, demand for allergy services is projected to increase. To keep pace with the growing demand, many practices are turning to non-physician practitioners. This workshop will review the scope of practice of nurse practitioners and physician assistants and offer insights on how to best incorporate them in an allergy practice.

Making Sense of Government Regulations: Practical Strategies -- Emily Graham, RHIA CCS-P; Tessie Adams
Allergy practices are impacted by a wide range of regulations, from quality measures to compounding to MACRA/MIPS. Get the latest updates on key regulations followed by practical steps your practice can take to ensure you’re in compliance.

Little America Hotel
500 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
United States

A block of rooms is being held at The Little America Hotel for attendees and supporters.

Group rates are $164 single/double. Reservations can be made online or by calling (800) 437-5288. Please reference the 2018 AAAAI Practice Management Workshop when making your reservation. You must reserve your room by June 29, 2018 to obtain the special group room rate.

View at Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City     Little America Hotel Meeting Space

For more information about Salt Lake City and the surrounding area, please visit the following website:

https://www.visitsaltlake.com/aaaai2018/

Planning Committee
Tessie Adams
Coastal Allergy & Asthma PC, Savannah, GA
Relevant relationships: None

Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI
Asthma and Allergy Center, Bloomingdale, IL
Relevant Relationships: None

Becky Buelow, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Relevant relationships: None

Shannon Ficker
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, St. Cloud, MN
Relevant relationships: None

Karen Gregory, DNP APRN-BC RRT AE-C
Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Edmond, OK
Relevant relationships: None

Vinay Mehta, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, PC, Lincoln, NE
Relevant relationships: None

Amber Patterson, MD FAAAAI
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio, Findlay, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Michael Rupp, MD FAAAAI
The Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Southern New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM
Relevant relationships: None

Weily Soong, MD FAAAAI
Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, Birmingham, AL
Relevant relationships: None

Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, PA
Relevant relationships, None

Faculty
Tessie Adams
Coastal Allergy & Asthma PC, Savannah, GA
Relevant relationships: None

Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI
Asthma and Allergy Center, Bloomingdale, IL
Relevant Relationships: None

Becky Buelow, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Relevant relationships: None

Shannon Ficker, Office Manager
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, St. Cloud, MN
Relevant relationships: None

Emily Graham, RHiA CCS-P
Hart Health Systems, Washington, DC
Relevant relationships: None

Karen Gregory, DNP APRN-BC RRT AE-C
Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Edmond, OK
Relevant relationships: None

Nick Hernandez, CEO
ABISA Healthcare, Valrico, FL
Relevant relationships: None

Vinay Mehta, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Lincoln, NE
Relevant relationships: None

Angela Moser, PA-C
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Lincoln, NE
Relevant relationships: None

Amber Patterson, MD FAAAAI
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio, Findlay, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Penelope Philips, Esq.
Felhaber Larson, Minneapolis, MN
Relevant relationships: None

Michael Rupp, MD FAAAAI
The Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Southern New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM
Relevant relationships: None

Jennifer Shih, MD
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Relevant relationships: None

Weily Soong, MD FAAAAI
Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, Birmingham, AL
Relevant relationships: None

Teresa Thompson, CPC CMSCS CCC
T M Consulting, Inc., Carlsborg, WA
Relevant relationships: None

Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, PA
Relevant relationships, None

Content Reviewers
Sara Lowe, NP
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Relevant relationships: None

Kara Wada, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a Provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10704, for up to 12.50 Contact Hours.

Coding Accreditation Statement
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 8.00 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

This program is offering CPC®, COC™, CPM and CPPM credit. Approval is valid through May 30, 2019.

Credit Claiming Period
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on June 39, 2019. Requests to claim credit on or after July 1, 2019 will be subject to an administrative fee.

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Questions
Questions about the Workshop should be directed to practicemanagement@aaaai.org

Registration and credit claiming questions should be directed to cme@aaaai.org.

Available Credit

  • 12.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 12.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 12.50 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/12/2018
Course expires: 
06/30/2019

Price

Cost:
$550.00
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