AUA Practice Management & Coding Program: Thursday Session (2023)

July 13, 2023

Attend Live Virtual on Thursday, July 13, 2023 ONLY!

Designed specifically with the practice administrator and coder in mind, this 2-day, virtual program addresses the hot topics facing today's urology practices and offers practical advice on how to survive and thrive in the current environment. APPROVED FOR 13 CEU's!


  • Angela Gilfillan, CMPE, CASC
  • Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ACS-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer


  • Angela Gilfillan, CMPE, CASC
  • Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ACS-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer


  • Maintaining Practice Independence
  • Outsourcing for Practice Growth and Efficiencies
  • Utilizing Advanced Practice Providers for Optimal Patient Care and Office Efficiency
  • Mitigating the Burden of Prior Authorizations
  • Creating an Effective Compliance Program
  • Tools and Analytics for Determining the Practice Impact of Changes to the Physician Fee schedule and Reimbursement
  • New Age of Collections and Transparency

Registration Fees



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Target Audience

  • Practice Administrators
  • Coders
  • Physicians involved in managing a urology practice
  • Other Office Staff

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss advance practice provider (APP) integration & utilization in urologic practice to optimize access to care.
  2. Define advanced practice provider (APP) scope of practice, review national APP scope of practice goals, and state adoption of those goals.
  3. Recognize and analyze opportunities to keep their practice a physician owned independent entity.
  4. Evaluate the benefits, drawbacks, and potential risks of outsourcing coding and revenue cycle management services, and make informed decisions regarding the suitability of outsourcing for their urology practice.
  5. Recognize the importance of creating a culture of compliance in their practice and list the fundamentals of effective compliance plans.
  6. Identify ideas and strategies to mitigate the burden of prior authorizations.
  7. Identify how changes in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule may impact their practices.
  8. Recognize the value of a budget and the facile, but fundamental, tactics to build a functional budget..
  9. Interpret and apply the rules and regulations around price transparency and the No Surprises Act.



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/13/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/13/2023 - 5:00pm EDT

AUA 2023 Practice Management & Coding Program Agenda

Management, Leadership, and Coding for Your Urology Practice 

Course Co-directors

  • Angela Gilfillan, CPME, CASC
  • Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer

Day One (Thursday, July 13): Practice Management

(All times are Eastern Time and Subject to Change)

8:00 – 8:10 AM                 Welcome and Introduction

  • Angela Gilfillan, CPME, CASC; Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer

Session I: Operational Improvement: Better and Faster   

8:10 – 9:10 AM                 Utilization of APPs for Maximum Results: Here’s How

  • Jim Kovarik, MS, PA-C

9:10 – 9:40 AM                 APPs: Update on Scope of Practice by State

  • Jim Kovarik, MS, PA-C

9:40 – 9:55 AM                Break

9:55 – 10:30 AM              Management Services Organization (MSO) and other Opportunities:  Maintaining Small Practice Independence

  • Dan Schonwald, CMPE

10:30 – 11:30 AM           Coding and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Outsourcing - The Pros, Cons, and Risks

  • Stephanie Allard, CPC, CEMA, RHIT

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM     Lunch Break

12:15 – 1:15 PM               Creating an Effective Compliance Program Through a Gap Analysis

  • Sean M. Weiss, CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CMPE, CPC

1:15 – 2:15 PM                Mitigating the Burden of Prior Authorizations

  • Holly Ezell, CRCR

Session II: Financial Management in My Practice

2:15 - 2:30 PM                 Break

2:30 - 3:15 PM                 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: A Practice Analysis

  • Jeff Gorke, MBA

3:15 – 4:00 PM                Understanding How Reimbursement Impacts Your Budget

  • Jeff Gorke, MBA

4:00 – 4:45 PM                New Age of Collections and Transparency

  • Richard Kes, CPA; Holly Ezell, CRCR

4:45 – 5:00 PM                 Todays Hot Topics – What are your concerns?

  • All Faculty

5:00 PM                             Course Adjourns





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For a full listing of all faculty disclosures, please visit AUA Practice Management & Coding Program (2023) Faculty Disclosures and click on the "Faculty" tab. 

AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.



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 7.50 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™.


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.


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 (aka ineligible company) 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.


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


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.

Available Credit

  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.50 Non-Physician Participation


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Course Registration Fees



Live Virtual: Both Days

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Cancellation Policy

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel any portion of this activity if a minimum enrollment is not reached before June 9, 2023. If AUA Education & Research cancels any portion of this activity, notification will be sent by June 16, 2023.

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.

Webcast: Cancellations must be made no later than one week prior to the live course. Subscription fees will not be refunded after the cancellation period. Purchases after the live course date are not eligible for a refund.

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


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Reporting Harassment: It is the policy of the AUA that all meeting participants will enjoy an environment free from discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Harassing 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 or Maureen E. Cones, Esq., AUA General Counsel, at 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).

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