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Looking for a reason to attend the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, which will be held Nov. 11–16 in Washington, D.C.? This monumental meeting will offer a variety of sessions on MACRA/MIPS/APMs, Medicare Value-Based Payment Reform programs, auditing, compliance and coding. Particularly, the pre-meeting workshops will provide you with the unique opportunity to dive deep into core issues affecting rheumatology practices. Take advantage of these sessions and workshops to foster collaboration and dialogue with colleagues in a focused, intimate environment prior to the scientific sessions.
At no other time are education and training more relevant in discussions regarding the potential impact on practices of the newly proposed requirements for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs). As physicians continue to grapple with the continuous forces on payment issues and the growing need to provide care for a newly insured population, adapting and running an effective practice can bring about unwarranted challenges.
Additionally, as healthcare becomes more consumer directed and individuals bear more responsibility for costs, practices will need to be equipped to help patients take a more active role managing all aspects of their healthcare. These new requirements will prove the need for staff to know the latest updates relevant to billing operations and compliance.
Attending pre-meeting programs is the best way to get the most effective and timely continuing education to provide in-depth information with tools and tips for the office.
Choose from five different programs or sessions and dive into exciting topics, such as:
- Coding Workshop Pre-Meeting: Advanced Rheumatology Coding Case Study Workshop (Roundtable Discussion with Hands-On Coding)
Friday, Nov. 11
Participate in a structured hands-on workshop that will allow attendees to understand the coding and billing guidelines and implement process improvement for the practice financial performance.
- CORC Pre-Meeting Practice Management Track: The Next Generation of Business Development for Rheumatology Practices
Saturday, Nov. 12
This interactive session will educate new and established rheumatologists, fellows-in-training, practice managers and administrators on topics that will address areas such as auditing, False Claims Act, overpayments and more! This session will include a keynote address with Timothy Laing, MD, discussing the small/medium practice perspectives on APMs; there will also be a roundtable discussion with healthcare leaders on the most basic to complex practice issues.
Plus, attendees who register for the pre-meeting workshops will have the option to access three additional days of great sessions to enhance the Annual Meeting experience! Attendees will have the opportunity to access all of the practice sessions, which include MACRA preparation, practice assessment and creating an office compliance plan, as well as:
- The Value-Based Payment Modifier: How to Prepare Your Practice: Sunday, Nov. 13 (11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
- Creating a High-Performing Practice through Assessment and Planning: Monday, Nov. 14 (9:00–10:00 a.m.)
- CORC Forum: Emerging Biosimilars in Therapeutics: Wednesday, Nov. 16 (7:30–8:30 a.m.)
It is time for high-performing physician practices to adopt innovative education and training solutions to eliminate silos of information, improve patient care during critical situations and make the most of practice budget. This educational opportunity will provide invaluable information for physicians and their managers to lead with confidence and excel in the practice.