|7:30 am - 8:30 am||
Breakfast with Exhibitors
Continental Breakfast in the Exhiit Hall (included with attendee registration)
|8:30 am - 10:00 am||
KEYNOTE SESSION - Ethics - Nobody Needs it Until They Get Caught
Speaker: Dale Henry
This is a must-have workshop for everyone preparing for management and leadership. It is the most misunderstood and slippery slope of organizational empowerment. No one really gets hurts by twisting the truth a little – right? Everyone wants to do the right thing – right? Nope! We want to do the easy thing. In this empowering and life changing presentation, everyone will leave with a new understanding of - and appreciation for - the power of self-ethical monitoring.
|10:30 am - 12:00 pm||
Successful Transition to ICD-10
Speaker: Ken Bradley
Hear Ken Bradley, Navicure's VP of Strategic Planning and Transition Implementation, discuss:
--- Where to start if your practice has not - Even though there's been a delay, you still need to be ready for the ICD-10 transition
--- Possible implementation scenarios – going early vs. late.
--- The different ICD-9 to ICD-10 mapping scenarios and how cross-walk data can assist.
|10:30 am - 12:00 pm||
Little Steps, Big Journey: The Path to an Effective Compliance Program
Speaker: Kenneth Zeko
The course will discuss:
• The importance of an effective compliance program vs. just "a program"
• Identifying and avoiding common compliance program pitfalls
• The concept of performing an assessment of your compliance activities
• Tips on documenting compliance program effectiveness
|12:15 pm - 1:15 pm||
Attendee Networking Lunch
Attendees enjoy lunch with other members from their region (seated by State, included with attendee registration)
|1:30 pm - 3:00 pm||
10 HIPAA Security Myths and Misunderstandings, Debunked
Speaker: Russell Stay
According to the OCR, 69% of all HIPAA violations of 500 or more items are a result of human error. Since HIPAA regulations have changed, the government is requiring more and more of staff members to enable organizations to stand firm amidst patient data breaches and threats. Using real examples found in HIPAA case studies, attendees will learn common mistakes most healthcare entities make. Attendees will discuss best practices to avoid a PHI security weakness or disaster.
|1:30 pm - 3:00 pm||
NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition: The Odd Couple-The Specialist and the PCP
Speaker: Nancy M Meisinger
Until now patient centered care has been the province of primary care physicians. Building on the success of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, recognition in the NCQA Patient Centered Specialist Program (PCSP) is the next step in achieving the triple aim – better care for individuals, better health for populations and lower costs. It has the potential to impact shared-saving and risk contracting, ACO development and success, better outcomes for patients, and the ability to compete in a value-based market.
As with all marriages, each party has responsibilities and expectations. The PCSP program focuses on proactive coordination and information sharing among specialists and primary care providers to benefit patients. We will address these from both the primary care and the specialist view.
• The roles and responsibilities of PCPs and specialists in coordination and co-management of care
• The importance of health information technology to facilitate new models of care and integration
• Preparation for a delivery/reimbursement model that focuses on value, outcomes and shared savings
• Using the recognition programs to distinguish your group as a high-performing/high-value practice
• An overview of PCSP recognition program standards and requirements
• Changing roles and relationships between primary care providers and specialists
• Why the NCQA PCSP program is important to both primary care providers and specialists from the standpoint of both quality and revenue generation
• PCSP program overview
Specialist and primary care physicians, administrators, managers and staff, IT personnel, care managers, ACO administrators, and anyone remotely interested in improving the delivery of healthcare and achievement of the triple aim.
|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm||
Practice Survival by Minimizing Audit Risks for Electronic Medical Records
Speaker: Arlene Morrow, CPC, CMM, CMSCS
Tips to better demonstrate medical necessity
Critique documentation from an auditor's perspective
Itemize highly targeted services along with tips to audit proof the documentation.
|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm||
Who Can Enter Orders into the EHR? What Managers Need to Know
Speaker: Donald A Balasa
Effective January 1, 2013, only “credentialed medical assistants” (or licensed health care professionals) are permitted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to enter orders into the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system for calculating meaningful use for all stages of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs. Eligible professionals who allow non-credentialed medical assistants to enter orders cannot count such entry toward meeting the meaningful use thresholds, and run the risk of being denied all incentive payments.
Managers will learn:
• Which medical assistants CMS considers to be “credentialed”
• Why CMS will only accept credentials awarded by third-party credentialing bodies, and will not accept “in-house” credentials awarded by a clinic or health system
• That CMS on-site auditors have the authority to determine whether orders have been entered by credentialed medical assistants (or licensed health care professionals)
• What the consequences can be for eligible professionals who do not meet the CPOE core objective
|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm||
Rebecca's List - Professional Business Photos
(Must be purchased separatey and in advance!)
Tuesday evening at the exhibitor reception we'll have a professional business headshot photographer available for members who register ahead of time. See these NAB photos shot by Rebecca as an example of her work. (Advance purchase necessary $39)
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||
Evening Exhibitor Reception
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres served in the exhibit hall. Cash bar for the evening (open bar beer, wine, sodas for the first hour). Get free drink tickets from the exhibitors! (included with attendee registration)