Conference Program Information

 
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Invitation from the Conference Directors

On behalf of the Tulane University Health Sciences Center and Medical Business Solutions, LLC, we invite you to attend the 2018 Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management to be held Saturday April 28 - Monday April 30, 2018 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas.

The 2018 Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management is the only anesthesia conference in the marketplace that focuses on practice management issues with the goal of enlightening attendees on broader group strategy issues, including numerous talks on billing, coding and compliance. All of our speakers are nationally renowned.

Sincerely,

Charles Goodman, MD
Medical Business Solutions, LLC
Gary Haynes, MD, PHD
Tulane University School of Medicine
Vincent J. Vilasi, MD, MBA
Doctors Community Hospital

Program Speakers

Emil Engels, MD, MBA, CPC, FASA
President
Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists
Divisional Medical Officer, MEDNAX
Fairfax, VA
Rob Shakar, MD
Corporate Medical Director
American Anesthesiology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of North Carolina Medical School
Wilmington, NC
David Bergman, DO
Chief Executive Officer
ePreop, Inc.
Seal Beach, CA
Vicki Myckowiak, Esq.
Myckowiak Associates, PC
Detroit, MI
Judith J. Semo, Esq.
Semo Law Group
Washington, DC
Mark F. Weiss, Esq.
The Mark F. Weiss Law Firm
Dallas, TX 
Brian Thomas, JD
Vice President - Risk Management
Preferred Physicians Medical Risk Retention Group
Overland Park, KS
Bellinger Moody, RHIA, CPC, CPC-I, CCP
President
Medac
Augusta, GA
Jeff Swearingen
Managing Director
Edgemont Capital Partners, LP
New York, NY
Steven Avery, CPA, MA-HSM, CGMA
President
Abeo
Alpharetta, GA
Daniel Prevost
Vice President
Abeo
Ashville, NC
Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CAN-PC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I
Perfect Office Solutions, Inc.
Leesburg, FL
Judith Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM, ICDCT-CM
Compliance Auditor
Auditing for Compliance and Education
Overland Park, KS
Devona Slater, CHA, CHC, CMCP
President
Auditing for Compliance and Education
Overland Park, KS

Course Directors

Charles Goodman, MD
President
Medical Business Solutions, LLC
Wilmington, DE

Gary Haynes, MD, PHD
The Merryl and Sam Israel Chair in Anesthesiology
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Vincent J. Vilasi, MD, MBA
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology 
Doctors Community Hospital
Great Falls, VA

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be better able to effectively:

  1. Identify anesthesia billing compliance issues and errors, including the main compliance risk areas for anesthesia practices.
  2. Explain billing and coding for pediatric anesthesia, subspecialty anesthesia, cardiac cases and acute and chronic pain management services.
  3. State the specific CPT codes to enhance practice revenues and maximize reimbursement. 
  4. Identify practice management areas with emphasis on new technology, hospital relationships, consolidation, negotiation and strategy, and how groups will look in the future.
  5. Describe the salient points of educating providers and billing companies to Governmental Quality Programs including PQRS, QCDRs, MACRA and MIPS.
  6. Describe how the Perioperative Surgical Home will affect anesthesia groups now and in the future.
  7. Identify the new trends in the anesthesia marketplace that will allow anesthesia practices to remain viable.

Target Audience

The target audience includes Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, Practice Administrators, Billing Managers, Professional Coders and other Allied Health Professionals.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

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 Business Solutions, LLC. Tulane University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards the maintenance of the ACS-AN and/or SCP-AN credential.

Tulane University Health Sciences Center and Medical Business Solutions, LLC present this activity for educational purposes only and do not endorse any product, content of presentation or exhibit. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected because of their recognized expertise.

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Group Discounts

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Location and Accommodations

This year our conference will once again take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas believes “Meetings should be interesting. And enjoyable. Even unforgettable.” For full details on Accommodations, please click on Location & Accommodations

 

Conference Agenda

Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management
Place: The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates: April 28—April 30, 2018

Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management 2018

 

 

Registration

The fee is $1,025 prior to March 15; $1,125 after March 15. Fees include a thumb drive syllabus, full buffet breakfasts, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, wine and cheese reception on Saturday and a buffet luncheon on Sunday. The optional lunches on Saturday are $65. An optional printed syllabus is available for $50.

Checks should be made out to Tulane University. $200 will be deducted for administrative expenses should you cancel your participation registration. There will be no refunds will be issued after March 27, 2018.

Registration Form
__________ $1,025 - Payment Received Prior to March 15
__________ $1,125 - Payment Received After March 15
__________ $65 - Optional Luncheon # 1 - Saturday (Ask the Billing & Compliance Experts)
__________ $65 - Optional Luncheon # 2- Saturday (Ask the Practice Management Experts)
__________ $50 - Printed Syllabus (Optional)
__________ Total
 

Online:

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Email:

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Mail:

The completed Registration Form, with payment (check or credit card) to:

Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management
c/o Center for Continuing Education
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
1430 Tulane Ave #8451
New Orleans, LA 70112

Fax:

The completed Registration Form. Credit card payments only to: 504-988-1779