This year’s Annual Meeting will have an all-new Tech track that offers practice managers and others savvy advice on navigating everything from social media platforms to in-office medical software. Technology is a major component of successful practice management today. You and your staff will enjoy these engaging sessions, and you’ll learn how to integrate health IT and social media smoothly into your practice. Instead of fighting with technology and feeling frustrated, learn how to control it and use it to your practice’s advantage.
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Electronic medical records, online tools, smartphone apps to promote healthy behaviors or facilitate patient compliance, electronic billing technology and other innovations are all an important part of medical practices today. Are you up to speed? Could you use new technology to make your practice or patient care more effective? Could tech help you control costs?
Don’t feel bulldozed by all the new buzzwords or changes in technology. All of these questions and others will be discussed at this year’s Annual Meeting. By the end, you may feel as tech-savvy as the teenagers in your family.
Sail Through Authorization Issues
At this year’s ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Practice Management track sessions will help you and your staff gain invaluable insight into important changes happening in 2015 and beyond. Be prepared before changes occur so your practice can avoid problems and thrive. This is especially important in your relationships with insurance providers.
On Sunday, Nov. 8, ARHP will organize an informative panel discussion on Navigating Insurance and Prior Authorization. Insurance companies are changing their business practices and policies. How do you keep up and make sure procedures are reimbursed in a timely manner? Content experts will talk about every aspect of this complex area, from quality issues to contracting. This session is just one part of this year’s exciting Practice Management track, and everyone at your practice is encouraged to attend. Don’t let a changing landscape catch you off guard.
Learn Ways to Control Costs
Practice managers and others focused on your practice’s bottom line will enjoy informative sessions at this year’s Annual Meeting. One planned session on Monday, Nov. 9, offers expert discussion of new, innovative practice models like super groups, entities that bring rheumatology practices together so they can integrate efforts and save operating costs. Healthcare expenditures keep rising, and you need to take advantage of any opportunity to keep your balance sheet healthy. Adopting new payment models may help your practice succeed in this ever-changing, always-challenging economic environment. You need to get up to speed on new antitrust rules, contract issues, and how insurance companies view new practice business models.
Be Prepared for, or Steer Clear of, Audits
As always, the ACR and ARHP will offer hands-on advice on how to prepare for or even prevent a costly practice audit. Audits and financial reviews by the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) or even by private payers are time consuming and aggravating, not to mention costly for you. They require your staff to take time away from their daily work to respond to these requests.