AUA Practice Management & Coding Program: Thursday Session (2022)
Attend Live Virtual on Thursday, July 14, 2022 ONLY!
Management, Leadership and Coding for Your Urology Practice!
This 2-day, hybrid program combines the AUA’s ever popular Practice Management Conference and annual Coding Seminar into one comprehensive course offering. The purpose of this program is to educate physicians and non-physicians alike on the topics impacting the management of today’s urology practice with an increased emphasis on coding and reimbursement.
Thursday live virtual session focuses on practice management content in the following content buckets delivered in an interactive, engaging format:
- Best Practices in Operations
- Professional Development & Leadership
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- Practice Administrators
- Physicians involved in managing a urology practice
- Other Office Staff
AUA 2022 Practice Management & Coding Program
Management, Leadership and Coding for Your Urology Practice
Course Co-directors: Angela Gilfillan, CPME, CSC; Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer
Program Agenda (times and topics subject to change)
Day One (Thursday, July 14): Practice Management
8:00 – 8:10 AM Welcome and Introduction
Angela Gilfillan, CPME, CSC; Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer
Session I: Professional Development & Leadership
8:10 – 9:10 am Best of the Best: What Effective Managers Do to Sustain Success
Sean M. Weiss, CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CMPE, CPC
9:10 – 10:00 am Communication and Listening Skills That Work
Jeffrey Daigrepont, CAAPM, EFPM, MCPM
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:00 am Panel Discussion: Why Should You Have a Personal Network?
Moderator: Angela Gilfillan, CMPE, CASC
Panel: Twila Puritty, MBA; Daniel A. Schonwald, CMPE
Session II: Best Practices in Operations
11:00 – 11:50 am Understanding Data
Twila Puritty, MBA
11:50 am – 12:50 pm Operational Efficiency: Front Office, Call Center, Clinical, Billing Office Personnel
Kelly Raffel, MBA; Andrew Sobczyk, MHA
12:50 – 1:35 pm Lunch
1:35 – 2:35 pm Financial Management for Operational Efficiency
Kelly Raffel, MBA; Andrew Sobczyk, MHA
2:35 – 3:35 pm Staffing: Engagement & Retention
3:35 – 3:50 pm Break
3:50 – 4:50 pm Improving and Maintaining Competency for Medical Assistants
Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA); Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA (AAMA)
4:50 – 5:30 pm Panel Discussion: Onboarding Advanced Practice Providers
Moderator: Anne Lizardi-Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP, RNFA
Panel: Angela Gilfillan, CMPE, CASC; Joshua Langston, MD, FACS; Daniel A. Schonwald, CMPE
5:30 pm Course Adjourns
Virtual Attendance via Live Stream
Live streaming instructions coming soon!
Education Council Disclosures
COI Review Work Group Disclosures
Faculty disclosures will be posted here prior to the start of the course.
AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
AUA ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
EVIDENCE BASED CONTENT:
It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
AUA DISCLOSURE POLICY:
All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider all financial relationships with any commercial interest during the previous 24 months. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and mitigate any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.
MITIGATION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education staff, will document the mechanism(s) for management and mitigation of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to mitigate conflict of interest:
- Peer review for valid, evidence-based content by the AUA COI Review Work Group.
- Attestation that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias.
- Introduction of a debate format (point-counterpoint)
- Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with unbiased moderator
- Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
- Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
- Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning
- Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic
OFF-LABEL OR UNAPPROVED USE OF DRUGS OR DEVICES:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
- 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 8.25 Non-Physician Participation
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Course Registration Fees
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AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel any portion of this activity if a minimum enrollment is not reached before June 21, 2022. If AUA Education & Research cancels any portion of this activity, notification will be sent by June 28, 2022.
Live Courses: An administrative fee of 15% is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. If registration is cancelled four to six weeks from the course, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.
Registration Transfer: Customers switching from an option of lesser value to a higher value will be required to pay the difference in cost between the two options. Switching to an option of lesser value from a higher value must be made no later than to six weeks prior to the course and will be subject to an administrative fee of 15% of the cost of the course from which they are transferring. Transfer of registration from a higher value option to an option of lesser value past six weeks prior to the course will not receive a refund.
Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912. Questions? Call 1-800-908-9414 or email registration@AUAnet.org.
Attendee Information & Policies
AUA Anti-Harassment Policy: AUA Commitment: AUA is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas and is free of harassment and discrimination. All meeting participants are expected to behave professionally and treat others with respect, follow venue rules, and alert AUA staff or security of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress.
Reporting Harassment: It is the policy of the AUA that all meeting participants will enjoy an environment free from discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Harassing or offensive behavior by meeting participants will not be tolerated. If an individual experiences or witnesses harassment, he or she should contact Janet Skorepa, AUA EVP, at jskorepa@AUAnet.org or Diane Bieri, AUA General Counsel, at dbieri@AUAnet.org or use a venue phone and ask for security if he or she feels unsafe. All complaints will be treated seriously and responded to promptly.
The AUA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including refusing or revoking the registration of any individual, without refund, as long as such refusal is consistent with applicable law and AUA policy.
Disclaimer: The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the American Urological Association (AUA).
Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at or participation in AUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.
Audio, Video, Photographic Equipment: The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.
Reproduction Permission: Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the AUA.
Special Assistance/Dietary Needs: The AUA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, a written request should be submitted at least one month in advance. For additional assistance with your request please call 1-800-908-9414.
AUA COVID-19 Safety Policies
The AUA will abide by and follow all CDC guidelines, as well as state, local and federal regulations. We will continue to update this page, so please check back for news and additional guidance.
The AUA will institute a COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result Entry Protocol for the Practice Management & Coding Program on July 14-15, 2022.
In practice, this means all AUA attendees, faculty, vendors and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide negative test results taken 24-hours or less from the time of entry in order to gain access to the event. There is no higher priority for the AUA than delivering a safe and successful course, and we believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of our audience.
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