AUA Practice Management & Coding Webcast Upgrade: Thursday Session (2023)

AUA Practice Management & Coding Webcast Upgrade: Thursday Session

Designed specifically with the practice administrator and coder in mind, this on-demand webcast addresses the hot topics facing today's urology practices and offers practical advice on how to survive and thrive in the current environment. 


  • 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

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.


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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

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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AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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This is a complimentary webcast upgrade provided to eligible registrants of the AUA Practice Management & Coding Program (2023).