The workshop includes a Practice Management Roundtable discussion with consultant Carla Parris. During the roundtable, Ms. Parris will share some of the hottest tools and online resources for rheumatology practices to improve these key areas of business success. The audience members will also be able to discuss and share current practices for collections, staff recruitment, hiring, insurance appeals and practice improvement.
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Rheumatologists who offer infusion services will enjoy the Nuts and Bolts Operational Issues of an Infusion Clinic led by Mr. Overbay, which will identify key risk areas that infusion clinics encounter, the pros and cons of running an independent infusion clinic and how shifting reimbursement methodologies are driving the current trend toward independent infusion clinics. He will explain the Stark law and how it relates to independent infusion clinics, or how it may affect rheumatologists planning to launch one.
Confused by Medicare’s Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) program? The workshop includes a session led by consultant Sean Weiss, CMCO, CPMA, of Doctors Management, who explains this key payer program. Mr. Weiss will review areas of vulnerability for rheumatology practices that may elicit a TPE request and how staff should respond to one.
This informative workshop wraps up the day of practical education with A New View on Incident-to Billing, also led by Mr. Weiss. The discussion will offer rheumatologists and practice managers proven strategies to master incident-to billing and minimize insurance denials. He will discuss what direct supervision can mean for day-to-day practice, detail the new incident-to coding and billing guidelines and discuss individual state guidelines to help rheumatology practices reduce denials.
Both rheumatologists and practice managers will greatly benefit from, and enjoy, this stimulating workshop. Attendees will walk away armed with strategies and tools to implement right away to improve their practices’ long-term success and ensure high-quality patient care.
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The 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, Nov. 8–13, in Atlanta is your gateway to global rheumatology education. View the Online Program to find out more about the opportunities for professional development and networking, and obtain firsthand access to the latest rheumatology research and clinical applications. Register now, and don’t miss out.