Also, presenter Sean Weiss, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, will cover important topics, such as how to minimize audit risk and ensure that your practice optimizes revenue with specific tools, tips and guidance through efficient clinical and operational performance.
The Practice Management Roundtable
As part of the practice management course on Oct. 20, don’t miss the opportunity to connect, learn and engage at the practice management roundtable to get your practice-specific questions answered by your peers. Special guest Karen Ferguson, practice administrator at Arthritis Northwest PLLC and Washington State Medical Group Management Association past president, will share her personal experience of preparing her practice to thrive in a value-based payment system through patient/physician-centered care. “The industry is moving aggressively from fee-for-service to risk-based payment models. Inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are particularly in focus, because they are among the top three most costly conditions for specialty drugs,” says Ms. Ferguson. She states that because value-based reimbursement is implemented to address this transition, practices must adapt quickly to the future of tying cost to quality for improvement and accountability. Moving early, in particular, can give practices more opportunity to partner with payers and shape these new payment models. Ms. Ferguson will share how her team improved patient access to care and leveraged data from provider documentation to negotiate and finalize one of the first value-based contracts for rheumatology clinics.
This two-day event will provide the most up-to-date information that attendees can apply within their organization, no matter the size or setup. Not only will you learn how to measure coding and practice program success, but you’ll also identify ways to improve program strategies beyond the patient setting for more efficiency. During these presentations, speakers will provide tips and other tools to advance coding and practice management improvement through technology and innovation. This year’s preconference courses are all about empowering rheumatologists, fellows in training, health professionals, practice administrators and ancillary staff to improve productivity and proficiency in the practice.
Don’t Miss It!
The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting premeeting courses are the premiere events addressing the critical business, payer and regulatory issues that affect the physician practice management. Don’t miss out on these interactive programs designed to help you and your team be more aligned toward your practice goals and vision.
Discounted registration packages are available for the coding and practice management summit. For additional registration information, visit www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Registration, or contact the ACR Practice Management department at [email protected].