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2019 AAAAI Practice Management Workshop

Cincinnati, OH US
July 12, 2019 to July 14, 2019

CREDIT CLAIMING IS NOW OPEN FOR CME/CE.

PLEASE REFER TO THESE INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

2019 PMW Credit Claiming Instructions.pdf


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.

NEW THIS YEAR: Friday afternoon's program consists of three tracks, designed to address the specific needs of new allergists, practice managers, and mid-level career allergist/immunologists.


Registration Information

Each person registering for the Workshop MUST REGISTER UNDER HIS OR HER OWN ACCOUNT in order to select breakout sessions and to be eligible to claim credits or a certificate of participation. Creating an account is free, and instructions can be found in our Help Center. If you are unsure if you have an account with the AAAAI, please contact us at cme@aaaai.org before attempting to register to avoid creation of a duplicate account.


There is NO group registration option. Groups wishing to make a single payment must do the following: 

  • each person much register separately
  • when each person checks out they must select the option to pay by check, even if the intent is to pay by credit card
  • when everyone in the group has registered, the person responsible for making the payment should:
    • check option: send a check for the full amount that indicates the order numbers and full names of all attendees from the practice on the check stub or on a separate sheet included with the check
    • credit card option: contact Gail Radecki or Andrea Scholfield at 414-272-6071 to make the payment by phone

Registrations indicating check payment will not be considered completed until payment has been received. Because space may be limited in some of the breakouts and seats will be filled on a first come-first served basis, sessions may be filled before check payments are received. In these cases, registrants will be notified and given the opportunity to select another breakout session.


Registration Fees
 Registration TypeFee
AAAAI Fellow/Member (Physician)$450
AAAAI Fellow/Member Practice Staff$350
AAAAI Allied Health Member$350
AAAAI NAIA Member$350
Non-Member (Physician, Practice Staff)$550
Fellow-in-Training$100
Workshop FacultyFREE

NEW THIS YEAR: Individuals from practices sending 3 or more people to the Workshop will also receive free access to the 2019 Practice Management Workshop Online.

Handouts

Handouts are available to all attendees, either pre-printed and bound for an additional $25, or as downloadable PDFs at no cost. Handouts are made available about a week before the Workshop to anyone who is registered. Pre-printed handouts are distributed to purchasers with registration packets at the Workshop. A limited number of pre-printed handouts will be available for purchase at the workshop on a first come, first served basis. 


2019 Practice Management Workshop Online

Attendees will be offered the opportunity to pre-order the recordings from this year's Workshop at a 50% discount. This offer will apply only to attendees who purchase on site.


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 new allergy service and procedure codes for 2019 and apply them effectively in day-to-day practice to ensure optimal reporting and reimbursement
  • Describe how technology can help practices meet reporting requirements
  • List three effective tactics an allergy practice can employ when negotiating managed care contracts

Additional Information

Summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.75 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 12.75 CE
    CE credit.
  • 12.75 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
02/06/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
Event starts: 
07/12/2019 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
07/14/2019 - 1:00pm
Cost:
$550.00
Rating: 
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                                         Practice Management Workshop Session Descriptions
                                                        Cincinnati, OH – July 12-14, 2019

Friday, July 12

1:00 - 5:30 pm

Registration Opens

2:00 – 5:30 pm

(choose one)

Focused Track Learning – New for 2019, these tracks are designed to bring together specific audiences to review topics of interest.

FITs and New Allergists

2:00 – 2:45 pm – Negotiating Employment Contracts – Penelope (Penny) Phillips, JD
2:45 – 3:30 pm – Business Management Basics – Richard Wasserman, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Refreshment break and exhibits
4:00 – 4:45 pm – Marketing Your Practice – Amanda Reed
4:45 – 5:30 pm – Introduction to Coding and Billing – Teresa Thompson, CPC, CMSCS, CCC

Practice Managers

2:00 – 2:45 pm – Revenue Cycle Management – Dianne LeDuc, RN and Karen L. Gregory, DNP, APRN-BC, AE-C
2:45 – 3:30 pm – Billing Strategies to Avoid Insurance Denials – Teresa Thompson, CPC, CMSCS, CCC
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Refreshment break and exhibits
4:00 – 4:45 pm – Attracting and Retaining Quality Staff – Cheryl Bernstein, RN, BSN, CCRC
4:45 – 5:30 pm – Recognizing and Dealing with Burnout: Yourself, Your Staff, Your Physician – Priya Bansal, MD, FAAAAI

Mid-Career Allergists

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Navigating a Changing Market and Shifting Practice Paradigms – Priya Bansal, MD, FAAAAI and Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE
3:00 – 3:45 pm – Coping with Burnout – Michael Rupp, MD, FAAAAI
3:45 – 4:15 pm – Refreshment break and exhibits
4:15 – 5:30 pm – Practice Opportunities: MIPS, Quality Reporting and More with the AAAAI Registry – Gary Steven, MD, PhD, FAAAAI and Emily Graham, RHIA, CCS-P

Saturday, July 13

7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental breakfast

8:00 – 10:00 am

Coding and More: Updates for 2019
Teresa Thompson, CPC CCC CMSCS
Dianne LeDuc, RN (moderator)
Marshall Grodofsky, MD, FAAAAI (moderator)

This always insightful overview of current hot topics in coding includes significant time for questions from the audience.

10:00 – 10:30 am

Coffee break and exhibits

10:30 am – 12:00pm

(choose one)

New USP Compounding and Government Regulations: Get Your Practice in Compliance
Andrew W. Murphy, MD, FAAAAI
Emily Graham, RHIA CCS-P
Cheryl Bernstein, RN, BSN, CCRC

The new USP Chapter 797 requirements for sterile compounding in allergy practice are being released in June. Our panel will review the new requirements and what your practice needs to do to ensure compliance. Updates for other important regulations, including MACRA/MIPS will also be addressed.

Allergy Practice Options: What’s Your Best Fit?
Amber M. Patterson, MD, FAAAAI
Michael Rupp, MD, FAAAAI
Mohamed Yassin, MD, FAAAAI

Our panelists will describe what it’s like to work in a solo, single specialty and multispecialty practice setting and the issues unique to each. Bring your questions for this lively, interactive session.

Marketing Strategies for Allergy Practice
Priya Bansal, MD, FAAAAI
Amanda Reed

Whether you’re looking to attract new patients, a new associate, or build awareness among current patients for a novel therapy you just started offering, our presenters will help you identify marketing strategies that will work best for your practice. Hear how videos, other technology and social media outlets can help expand your reach.

Insurance Contract Negotiation Nuts and Bolts
Michael Stubee, MHA

Negotiating payer contracts is a necessary evil for all allergy practices. This session will help you evaluate the positions of both sides and develop the best course of action for your practice.

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch, dessert reception and exhibits

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Winning HR Strategies for Allergy Practice
Penelope (Penny) Phillips, JD
Richard Wasserman, MD PhD FAAAAI
Cheryl Bernstein, RN (Moderator)

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)

HR Strategies: Harassment Recognition and Mitigation
Penelope (Penny) Phillips, JD
Richard Wasserman, MD, PhD, FAAAAI (moderator)
Cheryl Bernstein, RN, BSN, CCRC (moderator)

Harassment in the workplace continues to be a major issue. This session will review the different types of harassment, the key elements of an anti-harassment policy and how to protect your practice from harassment claims.

HIPAA Issues: What’s Real, What’s Unnecessary?
Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI
Karen Gregory, DNP, APRN-BC, AE-C

Is your practice HIPAA-compliant? In 2018, HIPAA fines reached an all-time high with several high profile settlements. This session will review the steps you need to take to get – and keep – your practice in compliance.

Practice Transitions: Buying, Selling, Retiring
Marshall Grodofsky, MD, FAAAAI
Nick Hernandez, MBA FACHE

With increasing mandates and complexities of practice, many physicians are either selling or closing a practice or joining larger entities in order to reduce financial and administrative burdens. This session will explore the steps in involved in selling or closing a practice, and challenges physicians may encounter when joining a larger health system.

Practice Management Pearls for Academic Allergy Practice
David Lang, MD, FAAAAI

The academic clinical practice has its own unique challenges -- this session will explore a variety of topics to help position you for success. The panel will cover RVUs and financial benchmarks, negotiation strategies for employment agreements/contracts, and how to set a career development plan.

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Wine and cheese reception and exhibits

Sunday, July 14

7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental breakfast

8:00 – 9:30 am

Expanding the Scope of Practice
Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI
Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI
Marshall Grodofsky, MD, FAAAAI
Richard Wasserman, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
David Bernstein, MD FAAAAI

New therapies and procedures –oral food challenges, oral immunotherapy, biologics, drug allergy testing, and digital health tools – are the focus of this unique session. Utilizing a “speed dating” format, attendees will rotate to a different station every 15 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 am – 1:00 pm

Break: 11:30 – 11:45 am

E/M and Procedural Coding Case Studies
Teresa Thompson, CPC, CCC, CMSCS
Marshall Grodofsky, MD, FAAAAI (moderator)
Dianne LeDuc, RN (moderator)

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 and E/M scenarios. Get ready to test your coding knowledge and walk away with updated strategies you can implement immediately in your practice.

Hilton Netherland Plaza
35 West 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

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Planning Committee

Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI
Asthma and Allergy Wellness Center, St. Charles, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Cheryl Bernstein, RN BSN CCRC
Bernstein Clinical Research Center, LLC, Cincinnati, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Christina Ciaccio, MD FAAAAI
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Shannon Ficker
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, PA, Saint Cloud, MN
Relevant relationships: None

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

Marshall Grodofsky, MD FAAAAI
Connecticut Asthma and Allergy Center, LLC, West Hartford, CT
Relevant relationships: None

Dianne LeDuc, RN
Allergy Partners of Northern Virginia, Chantilly, VA
Relevant relationships: None

Amanda Reed
Allergy Partners, Asheville, NC
Relevant relationships: None

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

Richard Wasserman, MD PhD FAAAAI
Dallas Allergy Immunology, Dallas, TX
Relevant relationships: None

Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, PA, Saint Cloud, MN
Relevant relationships: None

Faculty

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

Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI
Asthma and Allergy Wellness Center, St. Charles, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Cheryl Bernstein, RN BSN CCRC
Bernstein Clinical Research Center, LLC, Cincinnati, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Christina Ciaccio, MD FAAAAI
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Relevant relationships: None

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

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

Marshall Grodofsky, MD FAAAAI
Connecticut Asthma and Allergy Center, LLC, West Hartford, CT
Relevant relationships: None

Nick Hernandez, MBA FACHE
ABISA, LLC, Valrico, FL
Relevant relationships: None

Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD FAAAAI
Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida, Miami Lakes, FL
Relevant relationships: None

David Lang, MD FAAAAI
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Dianne LeDuc, RN
Allergy Partners of Northern Virginia, Chantilly, VA
Relevant relationships: None

Andrew Murphy, MD FAAAAI
Asthma, Allergy and Sinus Center, West Chester, PA
Relevant relationships: None

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

Penelope Phillips, 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

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

Michael Stubee
Orlando Health, Orlando, FL
Relevant relationships: None

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

Richard Wasserman, MD PhD FAAAAI
Dallas Allergy Immunology, Dallas, TX
Relevant relationships: None

Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, PA, Saint Cloud, MN
Relevant relationships: None

Content Reviewers

Gloria Akan, MD
ENTAA Care, Glen Burnie, MD
Relevant relationships: None

Pamela Steele, MSN CPNP AE-C
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Relevant relationships: None

AAAAI Disclosure Policy

Pursuant to the Code of Ethics for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and the Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the AAAAI requires disclosure of certain information from faculty members of educational activities designated for CME credit by the AAAAI. Prior to the activity, authors and reviewers are required to disclose all relationships that meet the following parameters:

  • Employment: Name of employer and job title.
  • Financial interests: All organizations, other than the employer, from which the faculty member or a member of his/her immediate family or household receives annual remuneration in any amount (including grants, honoraria and consulting fees).
  • Research interests: All organizations which support research projects for which the faculty member or member of his/her immediate family or household serves as an investigator.
  • Legal Consultation Services/Expert Witness Testimony: All topics on which the faculty member provided legal consultation and/or expert witness testimony during the previous calendar year.
  • Organizational interests: All organizations, other than the AAAAI, for which the faculty member holds volunteer positions.
  • Gifts: All organizations from which the faculty member or a member of his/her immediate family or household have received a gift of any amount in the last year.
  • Other interests: All interests of the faculty member or a member of his/her immediate family or household that would be judged by a majority of his/her peers to be more than casual and/or likely to impact his/her ability to exercise independent judgment. This includes any financial interest in or relationship with any manufacturer of a commercial product, and any financial interest or relationship with any organization that provides commercial support to AAAAI-sponsored educational activities.

The information disclosed by the speakers and planning committee was reviewed in accordance with the AAAAI Disclosure Policy. All potential conflicts of interest were resolved by the planners, faculty, and reviewers prior to their participation in the development of this activity.

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 [live activity or enduring material] for a maximum of 13.75 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 13.75 Contact Hours.

AAPC Credit Statement

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This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 7.00 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

This program meets AAPC guidelines for up to 7.00 CEUs. Can be used for Core A and all specialties except CIRCC for continuing education units. Approval is valid through May 30, 2020.

Credit Claiming Period

Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on June 30, 2020. Requests to claim credit on or after July 1, 2020 will be subject to an administrative fee.

AAAAI Privacy Policy

To verify your participation in educational activities, you may be asked to provide your name, contact information, and/or other descriptors. The AAAAI will not release this information to outside entities. It may be used internally to inform you of other AAAAI educational activities. If you wish to have your information excluded from this process, please contact us at cme@aaaai.org.

Questions

Activity-related questions should be directed to Lauri Sweetman (lsweetman@aaaai.org).

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

Available Credit

  • 12.75 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 12.75 CE
    CE credit.
  • 12.75 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/06/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020

Price

Cost:
$550.00
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