2022 Practice Management Workshop

Washington, DC US
July 22, 2022 to July 24, 2022

2022PMW

RECORDINGS FROM THIS LIVE EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE MID AUGUST 2022

The Practice Management Workshop is programmed by allergists and allergy office managers for allergists and their office staff, and focuses exclusively on the practical aspects of running your practice. Sessions are presented by a unique mix of consultants, physicians and practice managers who fight the same battles you do every day.

Registration fees are the same for those who attend the workshop in person in DC or virtually using the live stream. Everyone will also be given access (after the live event) to recordings of all workshop content. We hope this will allow a larger number of FITs and practice staff in particular to experience the workshop even if they are unable to travel to Washington, DC.

The following sessions will be available via live stream:

Friday, July 22

3:30 pm        Major Moving Targets: Regulatory Issues of Critical Importance to Allergy Practice
5:30 pm        Billing 101

Saturday, July 23

9:30 am       Coding Documentation Pearls
11:30 am     The Ins and Outs of Contract Negotiation
2:30 pm        Rebuilding Your Practice Post-COVID
4:30 pm        Practice Changes: Buying, Selling, Moving

Sunday, July 24

9:30 am       Mixing Allergy Serums, Safe Administration, & Compliance with USP 797 Guidelines
11:30 am     Enhancing Practice Revenue with Additional Services

 

Member TypeRegistration
Fee
AAAAI Members and Fellows$450
Non-members$550
Non-member practice staff$550
Allied Health Members$350
AAAAI Member/Fellow practice staff$350
NAIA Member$350
Fellows-in-Training$100
Emeritus Member$100

Registration Information

AAAAI leadership will be monitoring health and safety factors for the Practice Management Workshop. All attendees, faculty and exhibitors are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination when registering on site. AAAAI will follow all federal, state and local guidelines in place at the time of the workshop and we may have masking protocols on site.

Please read ALL information and instructions before attempting to register. DO NOT REGISTER UNDER ANYONE'S NAME BUT YOUR OWN. There are options at the bottom of the page to register as practice staff of a AAAAI member or non-member as outlined in the table, below.

If you do not have a AAAAI account because you have never participated in any AAAAI-sponsored activities, you must first create one. Click 'Log in' or 'Register' on the Register tab, select 'I am not a member, and I do not have an account with the AAAAI' and enter your email address for instructions for setting up your account. If you are unsure if you have an account with AAAAI, please contact us at cme@aaaai.org before proceeding to avoid the possibility of creating a duplicate account.

Please note that ALL attendees MUST register separately, but practices may notify AAAAI staff of multiple attendees and arrange to make a single payment by completing this online form. The form is for multiple registrations only. If you are not registering more than one person, please scroll down and read the remaining information for registration of one person. If you opt to submit the form, please complete it now and do not proceed with registration for any members of your practice until you have been contacted by a member of the AAAAI Education Team.

 

Credit Claiming

Credit must be claimed by June 30, 2023. Credit requests on or after July 1, 2023 will be subject to an administrative fee.

 

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses
  • Fellows-in-training
  • Office managers
  • Coding and billing staff members
  • Front office staff
  • Other clinical staff

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand which provisions of the Surprise Billing Act apply to allergy practices.
  • Describe the key components of an employment contract.
  • List three steps an allergy practice owner should take before selling, starting up, or moving the practice.
  • Describe the scope of practice for a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant in an allergy practice.
  • Understand how to calculate a work RVU for common allergy procedures in a large allergy department

Additional Information

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Summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 12.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 12.00 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
03/15/2022
Course expires: 
06/30/2023
Event starts: 
07/22/2022 - 2:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
07/24/2022 - 12:00pm CDT
Cost:
$550.00
Rating: 
0

Friday, July 22 (all times listed EDT)

12:30 – 6:00 pm

Registration Open

2:00 – 3:30 pm

*Major Moving Targets: Regulatory Issues of Critical Importance to Allergy Practice – Emily Graham, RHIA, CCS-P/Hart Health Strategies Team and Stuart L. Abramson, MD PhD AE-C FAAAAI

This session highlights the most critical regulatory issues for allergy practices.

 

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Coffee break/Exhibits

4:00–5:30 pm

(choose one)

 

Rebuilding Your Practice Post-COVID – Priya Bansal, MD, FAAAAI; Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE; Dareen Siri, MD FAAAAI

Physicians and their medical offices have and continue to experience innumerable challenges in this COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 pandemic.  In this forum, we will discuss ideas to mitigate negative financial, logistical and operational consequences of the pandemic. We will also discuss potential best practices for keeping a practice safe, healthy and moving forward.

 

Seeing Red: Strategies to Improve Communication and Resolve Office Conflicts – Theresa Bingemann, MD, FAAAAI and Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FAAAAI

Effective communication between team members is critical to ensuring a high-functioning practice. This session will provide practical guidance and tools for both clinical and administrative team members.

 

*Billing 101 – Deborah Grider, CDIP, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-C, COC, CEMC, CPMA and Ewa Schafer, MD, FAAAAI

This session will provide the basics in medical coding for young allergists or practice managers with minimal exposure to allergy/immunology coding principles.

 

Strategies for Hiring and Developing an Allergy/Immunology Team – Helen Combs and Amar Dixit, MD

This session will discuss hiring and developing support staff within an allergy/immunology practice. It will specifically discuss the decision making process on when to hire staff.  It will consider and suggest recruitment strategies. It will provide guidance on determining qualifications (MA, LVN, Nurse, biller/coder etc.) needed for open positions. It will review best known staffing ratios. Lastly, it will review concepts of people development and mentoring.  

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Non CME dinner programs (2)

 

 

 

Saturday, July 23 (all times listed EDT)

6:30 am – 4:30 pm

Registration open

7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:30 am

*Coding Documentation Pearls – Deborah Grider, CDIP, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-C, COC, CEMC, CPMA

An overview of the most recent coding updates for allergy practice.

 

9:30 – 10:00 am

Coffee break/Exhibits

10:00 – 11:30  am

(choose one)

Promoting Work-Life Integration and Well-Being Through Creative Strategies and Breath Work Theresa Bingemann, MD, FAAAAI and Hemant Sharma, MD, FAAAAI

This session will help you identify stressors on a personal and professional level and provide strategies for building personal resilience and maintaining a healthy and productive environment for the entire practice team.

 

Strategic Planning for an Allergy/Immunology Practice  -- Amar Dixit, MD; Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE; John Milewski, MS, FACHE

This session will provide guidance for established allergy/immunology private practices to chart out their future. The session will delve into establishing a 2-3 year strategic plan, including financial and operational outlook. It will discuss strategies for growth and tools by which to guide decision-making. It will provide metrics by which to measure a practice’s current health and status for growth potential. It will leave attendees with templates to establish and execute their vision.

 

Enhancing Practice Revenue with Additional Services Helen Combs; Dareen Siri, MD, FAAAAI; Gary Steven, MD, FAAAAI

Are you looking for proven ways to grow and expand your existing allergy practice? Panelists will discuss several options for expanded services and the accompanying administrative and staffing considerations.

 

*The Ins and Outs of Contract Negotiation – Christina Ciaccio, MD, FAAAAI; Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FAAAAI; Ewa Schafer, MD, FAAAAI

Negotiating an employment contract can be stressful, but preparation is the key to a successful outcome. Panelists will review the steps you need to take ahead of the negotiation process, the primary elements you should focus on, and provide examples of effective negotiation strategies. 

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch/Dessert reception/Exhibits

 

 

Saturday, July 23 (all times listed EDT)

 

1:00 – 2:30 pm

(choose one)

*Rebuilding Your Practice Post-COVID – Priya Bansal, MD, FAAAAI; Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE; Dareen Siri, MD FAAAAI

Repeat session. See Friday afternoon listing for details.

 

Telemedicine in Allergy Practice Post-COVID – Sofija Volertas, MD and Gary Steven, MD, FAAAAI

This session will explore the elements of safe and equitable implementation of telehealth in allergy practices. It is clear that there is a role for telehealth in the future, and careful attention to appropriateness and patient safety will help ensure the viability of telehealth from regulatory and payer perspectives.

 

Strategies for Hiring and Developing an Allergy/Immunology Team – Helen Combs and Amar Dixit, MD

Repeat session. See Friday afternoon listing for details.

 

Promoting Work-Life Integration and Well-Being Through Creative Strategies and Breath Work Theresa Bingemann, MD, FAAAAI and Hemant Sharma, MD, FAAAAI

Repeat session. See Saturday morning listing for details.

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Coffee break/Exhibits

3:00 – 4:30 pm

(choose one)

Building a Successful, Patient-Centered Medical PracticeSasha Alvarado, DO and Mohamed Yassin, MD, FAAAAI

This session will help you use patient-centered care to improve outcomes and inspire satisfaction among both patients and your staff.

 

When Mistakes Aren’t Mistakes: Turning a Negative Into a Positive – Christina Ciaccio, MD, FAAAAI; Jamel Mansur, MD; Dayne Voelker, MD

Mistakes happen, but practices can turn this into a positive learning experience for the entire team. This session will give you a framework for both preventing mistakes and ultimately transforming them into a positive.

 

Solving Common Practice Challenges/Headaches – Dianne LeDuc, RN and John Milewski, MS, FACHE

During this session, presenters will identify common work flow roadblocks and share proven strategies to maximize scheduling, streamline work flow/check in, and ensure payment before the patient walks through the door.

 

*Practice Changes: Buying, Selling, Moving – Priya Bansal, MD, FAAAAI and Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE

Allergists are seeing different models of practice that didn’t exist years ago.  From private equity to hospital-based medicine, we review how you successfully evaluate opportunities and navigate the change.

 

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Wine and cheese reception/Exhibits

 

 

Sunday, July 24 (all times listed EDT)

6:30 – 11:00 am

Registration open

7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental breakfast

8:00 – 9:30 am

*Mixing Allergy Serums, Safe administration, and Compliance with USP 797 Guidelines

Emily Graham, RHIA, CCS-P; Dianne LeDuc, RN; Mohammed Yassin, MD, FAAAAI

This session provides an overview of the new USP-797 regulations related to compounding and how allergy practices can comply with the new rules. Panelists will provide ideas for developing and implementing efficient staffing protocols that ensure safe administration of allergy serums. 

 

9:30 – 10:00 am

Coffee break

10:00 – 11:30 am

(choose one)

 

Seeing Red: Strategies to Improve Communication and Resolve Office Conflicts – Theresa Bingemann, MD, FAAAAI and Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FAAAAI

Repeat session. See Friday afternoon listing for details.

 

When Mistakes Aren’t Mistakes: Turning a Negative into a Positive – Christina Ciaccio, MD, FAAAAI; Jamel Mansur, MD; Dayne Voelker, MD

Repeat session. See Saturday afternoon listing for details.

 

*Enhancing Practice Revenue with Additional Services Helen Combs; Dareen Siri, MD, FAAAAI; Gary Steven, MD, FAAAAI

Repeat session. See Saturday morning listing for details.

 

Solving Common Practice Challenges/Headaches – Dianne LeDuc, RN and John Milewski, MS, FACHE

Repeat session. See Saturday afternoon listing for details.

 

11:30 am

Course adjourn

 

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20002
United States
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Rates
Discounted room rate $174 single/double

Reservations
You can make your room reservation online at:
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASRW/G-LERG

Travel & Transportation
The Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill is within walking distance (0.4 miles) of Union Station.
Ronald Reagan Washington National airport is 4.3 miles away and you can access taxis, shared ride services or the Metro from the airport.

Planning Committee

Sasha Alvarado, DO
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center, Murphy, TX
Relevant relationships: None

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

Theresa Bingemann, MD FAAAAI
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Relevant relationships: None

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

Amar Dixit, MD
Beaver Medical Group, Beaumont, CA
Relevant relationships: None

Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD FAAAAI
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami Lakes, FL
Relevant relationships: None

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

Jamel Mansur, Researcher
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Relevant relationships: None

John Milewski, MS
Colorado Allergy and Asthma Centers, Denver, CO
Relevant relationships: None

Ewa Schafer, MD FAAAAI
Northshore University Health System, Glenview, IL
Relevant relationships, None

Dareen Siri, MD FAAAAI
MASA/SWIA, Normal, IL
Relevant relationships, None

Dayne Voelker, MD FAAAAI
Washington University-Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO
Relevant relationships, None

 

Faculty

Sasha Alvarado, DO
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center, Murphy, TX
Relevant relationships: None

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

Teresa Bingemann, MD FAAAAI
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Relevant relationships: None

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

Helen Combs
Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, Birmingham, AL
Relevant relationships: None

Amar Dixit, MD
Beaver Medical Group, Beaumont, CA
Relevant relationships: None

Emily Graham, RHIA CCSP
Hart Health Strategies, Inc., Washington, DC
Relevant relationships: None

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

Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD FAAAAI
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami Lakes, FL
Relevant relationships: None

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

Jamel Mansur, Researcher
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Relevant relationships: None

John Milewski, MS
Colorado Allergy and Asthma Centers, Denver, CO
Relevant relationships: None

Ewa Schafer, MD FAAAAI
Northshore University Health System, Glenview, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Hemant Sharma, MD MHS FAAAAI
Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC
Relevant relationships: None

Kelvin S. Shaw, MD FAAAAI
Allergy and ENT Associates, Kingwood, TX
Relevant relationships: None

Dareen Siri, MD FAAAAI
MASA/SWIA, Normal, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Gary Steven, MD PhD FAAAAI
Allergy Asthma and Sinus Center, Greenfield, WI
Relevant relationships: None

Dayne Voelker, MD FAAAAI
Washington University-Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO
Relevant relationships, None

Sofija Volertas, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Relevant relationships, None

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

 

Content Review

Stuart L. Abramson, MD PhD AE-C FAAAAI
Shannon Medical Center/Shannon Clinic, San Angelo, TX
Relevant relationships: None


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Available Credit

  • 12.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 12.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 12.00 CME
    CME credit.

Price

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$550.00
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