AUA Practice Management & Coding Program (2023)

July 13, 2023 to July 14, 2023

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!

FEATURING COURSE CO-DIRECTORS

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

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

CODING & REIMBURSEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Evaluation & Management (E/M) Services Update 
  • 2023 CPT Code Changes: Need to Know Updates and Clarifications
  • Billing in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ACS)
  • Correct Use of Modifiers
  • Strategies for Denials: Maximizing your Revenue Stream
  • Public Health Emergency (PHE) Updates: Urology After the PHE
  • 2023 Medicare Updates: Comment Period Hot Topics

REGISTER NOW to attend! 

Attendees can choose between THREE options:

  1. Live Virtual : Attend Both Days
  2. Live Virtual: Attend Thursday only (Practice Management content)
  3. Live Virtual: Attend Friday only (Coding content)

Registration Fees

LIVE VIRTUAL 

 

Live Virtual: Both Days

Live Virtual: Thursday Only

Live Virtual: Friday  Only

Member/Practice Managers' Network (PMN) Subscriber

$875

$545

$545

Non-member

$1,095

$685

$685

 

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

Day One: Practice Management

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.

Day Two: Coding & Reimbursement

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

  1. Determine coding for the appropriate level of evaluation and management.
  2. Interpret and apply billing and coding for proper reimbursement.
  3. Identify and apply best practices in billing processes within an ambulatory surgery center to optimize revenue capture and ensure compliance.
  4. Identify the practice implications created by the expiration of the Public Health Emergency (PHE).
  5. Accurately identify and apply appropriate modifiers in urology coding scenarios, understand the impact of modifiers on reimbursement, and effectively navigate modifier-related challenges to optimize coding accuracy and revenue capture within their medical practice.
  6. List the changes to Medicare Program for 2023.
  7. Identify common causes of claim denials, implement proactive strategies to minimize denials, and develop effective techniques to maximize revenue by effectively appealing and resolving denied claims within their urology practice.
  8. Code complex urological issues and multiple procedures.
Course summary
Course opens: 
02/06/2023
Course expires: 
07/14/2026
Event starts: 
07/13/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/14/2023 - 4:30pm EDT
Rating: 
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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

(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


Day Two (Friday, July 14): Coding & Reimbursement

(All times are Eastern Time and Subject to Change)

9:00 – 9:10 AM               Welcome and Announcements

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

9:10 – 10:10 AM               Evaluation & Management (E/M) Services Update

  • Jonathan N. Rubenstein, MD

10:10 – 10:45 AM            2023 CPT Code Changes: Need to Know Updates and Clarifications

  • Edna R. Maldonado

10:45 – 11:00 AM            Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Panel Discussion: Billing in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)  

  • All Faculty

12:00 – 12:30 PM             Public Health Emergency (PHE) Updates: Urology After the PHE

  • Mark N. Painter, CMPA, BS

12:30 – 1:15 PM               Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:15 PM                 How Well Do You Know Your Modifiers?

  • Edna R. Maldonado

2:15 – 3:00 PM                 2023 Medicare Updates: Comment Period Hot Topics

  • Mark N. Painter

3:00 – 3:15 PM                 Break

3:15 – 3:45 PM                 Strategies for Denials: Maximizing your Revenue Stream

  • Edna R. Maldonado

3:45 – 4:15 PM                 How to Dissect an Operative Note - Challenging Cases

  • Edna R. Maldonado

4:15 – 4:30 PM                 Ask the Experts: Open Mic Q&A

  • All Faculty

4:30 PM                              Course Adjourns

 

Education Council Disclosures

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COI Review Work Group Disclosures

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AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Course Co-director(s)

Angela Gilfillan,

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Edna Maldonado, CPC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Faculty(s)

Stephanie Allard,

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Holly Ezell,

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jeffrey Gorke, MBA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Richard Kes,

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

James Kovarik, PA-C

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Mark Painter, CEO, BA

has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Specialty Not Specified)) with iUflow;.
has a financial relationship (Leadership Position (General Urology)) with PRS Consulting;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with Photocure;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with Soundable Health;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with HIFU Prostate Services, Inc;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with Medtronic;.
has a financial relationship (Leadership Position (General Urology)) with Relative Value Studies, Inc.;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with Boston Scientific;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with ODX;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with Novuhealth;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Fergene;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Specialty Not Specified)) with Applaud Medical;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery)) with Contura;.
has a financial relationship (Leadership Position (General Urology)) with Physician Reimbursement Systems;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with SRS Medical, Inc.;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with Swan Valley Medical;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with Vensica;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with UroGen;.
has a financial relationship (Leadership Position (General Urology)) with PRS, LLC;.
has a financial relationship (Leadership Position (General Urology)) with PRS Managed Services, LLC;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with Sonacare;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with Medeon;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (General Urology)) with StreamDx;.

Jonathan Rubenstein, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Daniel Schonwald, BA

has a financial relationship (Other (General Urology)) with LUGPA;.

Sean Weiss, CPC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

AUA ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

ACCREDITATION: 

The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: 

The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OTHER LEARNERS: 

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.

 
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Course Registration Fees

LIVE VIRTUAL 

 

Live Virtual: Both Days

Live Virtual: Thursday Only

Live Virtual: Friday  Only

Member/Practice Managers' Network (PMN) Subscriber

$875

$545

$545

Non-member

$1,095

$685

$685


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 registration@AUAnet.org.


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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 jskorepa@AUAnet.org or Maureen E. Cones, Esq., AUA General Counsel, at mcones@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. 

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