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ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Tulane University Health Sciences Center and Medical Meeting Solutions, LLC. Tulane University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

 

Tulane University Health Sciences Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

This program has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 19 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor.

 

This conference has been pre-approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BMSC) for 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards the maintenance of the ACS-AN and/or SCP-AN credential.8er today

Day One : Thursday May 16

  • Full buffet breakfast with exhibitors  7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Keynote 8:10 AM - 9:00 AM

Richard Dutton

The Evolving Anesthesia Workforce: Recruiting and Retention in the Digital Age

Richard Dutton, MD, MBA – Chief Quality Officer, USAPE

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Judy Semo

Navigating the Landmines of Consolidation in the Anesthesia Market

Judy Jurin Semo, JD – Judith Jurin Semo, PLLC

  • Refreshment Break/Exhibits 9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Quality Queasiness? MIPS Malcontent? Mastering the Quality Payment Program

Emil Engels, MD, MBA, CPC – Division Medical Officer, MEDNAX
  • 11:20 AM - 11:55 AM Questions and Answers

11:55 AM - 1:00 PM

Optional Luncheon 1 “Ask the billing experts”

with Judi Blaszczyk, Kelly Dennis, Vicki Myckowiak and Devona Slater

Optional Luncheon 2: “Ask the Practice Management Experts”

with Richard Dutton, Emil Engels and Shena Scott

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Shena Scott

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TRACK

Positioning for success in the 2019 Anesthesiology Market

Shena Scott, MBA – Scott Healthcare Consulting

Judi Blaszczyk

BILLING AND CODING TRACK

Spinal cord stimulator billing 

Judi Blaszczyk – Medical Compliance Auditor, Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc. 

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Mark Weiss

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TRACK

Group-to-group mergers . . .  and not quite mergers

Mark Weiss – The Mark F. Weiss Law Firm

Tandy Causey

BILLING AND CODING TRACK

Transesophageal echocardiography: Certification, credentialing and coding

Tandy Causey RN, JD – Juris Medica, LLC

  • Refreshment Break/Exhibits 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM - 4:10 PM

John Friedel

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TRACK

Your hospital just handed you an RFP…what next?

John Friedel, Chief Operating Officer, Premier Anesthesia, LLC

Kelly Dennis

BILLING AND CODING TRACK

Billing for obstetric anesthesia services

Kelly Dennis, MBA – Perfect Office Solutions, Inc.

Questions and Answers 4:10 PM – 4:45 PM

  • Wine and Cheese Reception with the Exhibitors 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Day Two: Friday May 17

  • Full buffet breakfast with exhibitors  7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Sean Kurzweil

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TRACK

Value based contracting: choosing realistic metrics and meeting goals

Sean Kurzweil – Product Development and Telehealth Manager, MEDNAX

Kelly Dennis

BILLING AND CODING TRACK

Frequently asked questions on billing and compliance

Kelly Dennis, MBA – Perfect Office Solutions, Inc.

8:50 AM - 9:40 AM

Judy Semo

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TRACK

How to Use Benchmarking Data to Negotiate a Contract

Judy Jurin Semo, JD – Judith Jurin Semo, PLLC

Devona Slater

BILLING AND CODING TRACK

Billing for Acute pain services

Devona Slater – President, Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc. 

  • Refreshment Break/Exhibits 9:40 AM - 10:20 AM

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TRACK

Getting providers on board with compliance, and what to do when they don’t.

Vicki Myckowiak, JD – Myckowiak Associates, PC

Judi Blaszczyk

BILLING AND CODING TRACK

Befuddled By Bundling

Judi Blaszczyk – Medical Compliance Auditor, Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc.

  • Questions and Answers 11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Lunch with the Exhibitors 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Jack Neil

Artificial Intelligence: Decoding the Future of Coding

Jack Neil, MD – Chief Executive Officer, Hank AI/Chief Technology Officer, MedStream

1:50 PM - 2:40 PM

Pain Management Practice Efficiencies for World Class Results

Amy Mowles – President and CEO, Mowles Medical Practice Management

  • Refreshment Break/Exhibits 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM

Denials, audits and overpayments: a practical approach

Vicki Myckowiak, JD – Myckowiak Associates, PC

  • Questions and Answers 4:10 PM - 4:45 PM

Day Three: Saturday May 18

  • Full buffet breakfast 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Judy Semo

HIPAA Update 2019: What You Need to Know

Judy Jurin Semo, JD – Judith Jurin Semo, PLLC

8:50 AM - 9:40 AM

Is There a Case on That: Lessons for Anesthesia and Pain Groups From Real Cases

Vicki Myckowiak, JD – Myckowiak Associates, PC

  • Refreshment Break 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Devona Slater

Compliance Questions and Answers

Vicki Myckowiak, JD – Myckowiak Associates, PC

Devona Slater – President, Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc. 

  • Questions and Answers
  • Lunch on Your Own 10:50 AM - 12:45 PM

12:45 PM - 1:35 PM

Judi Blaszczyk

Navigating and Understanding Payer Policies to Mitigate Risk and Increase Your Bottom Line

Judi Blaszczyk – Medical Compliance Auditor, Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc.

1:35 PM - 2:25 PM

Devona Slater

Electronic Medical Record Audits

Devona Slater – President, Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc. 

2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Kelly Dennis

Anesthesia modifiers

Kelly Dennis, MBA – Perfect Office Solutions, Inc.

  • Questions and Answers/Adjourn