Upcoming RCM Conferences and Events
Healthcare is changing literally every minute of every day. Keeping up is one of the biggest challenges for anyone on the clinical or administration side of healthcare delivery. Attending professional development, conferences, summits, and webinars are some of the best ways to get the most current answers to help you navigate the changing landscape. Here are some upcoming events we thought you would interest you. Check back here as we will be updating the content every few weeks and reposting.
For other Healthcare, Health Finance, and Health IT events, conferences, or summits visit our HIT Event Calendar. For our upcoming webinars see Our Webinars in the HIT Event Calendar. For more Health IT online events see our Friday post on HITECH Answers. To follow Hashtag Events and Tweet Chats see our post in HIE Answers.
SNF PPS: New Patient Driven Payment Model Call – On October 1, 2019, the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is replacing Resource Utilization Group, Version IV (RUG-IV) for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). Topics: Overview of PDPM, a new case-mix classification system for SNF Part A beneficiaries; Changeover from RUG-IV to PDPM. A question and answer session follows the presentation; however, attendees may email questions in advance to PDPM@cms.hhs.gov with “December 11 Call” in the subject line. These questions may be addressed during the call or used for other materials following the call.
The Future of Health Care After the Midterm Elections – Kent Bottles, MD, Lecturer at The Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health and noted keynote speaker, will provide analysis and commentary about the future of the government programs such as ACA, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as topics like Work Requirements, the opioid crisis, Medicare for All, and efforts to control drug prices. Join Dr. Bottles for a lively and informative update on our industry.
OB-GYN billing tips for 2019 – This year the Revenue Services team helped OB-GYN practices maximize reimbursement by focusing on three key areas. In this webinar, Shavonne Steding, Greenway Revenue Services consultant, shares lessons you can use to improve revenue for your practice in 2019.
When It Just Is Not Working: Progressive Discipline & Termination – Stephen Dickens, attorney and Vice President of Medical Practice Services at SVMIC leads this webinar. He is also the Past President of the MGMA Financial Management Society, Tennessee MGMA and Tennessee Association for Home Care healthcare. This presentation outlines the importance of providing effective employee feedback including performance improvement plans. Outlining best practices for documentation the simplest method for termination are addresses.
Why Clinical Quality Should Be Your Core Business Strategy – Join them for a webinar discussion with Brent James, MD, MStat. As the vice president and chief quality officer at Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. James led much of the change that produced Intermountain’s recognized operational and clinical excellence. Dr. James will educate and inspire all of us to do great work by sharing practical stories of how data has become the critical tool to help healthcare shift from revenue enhancement to clinical quality, which produces the most affordable care.
Telemedicine Compliance Primer – Using Delaware as a Model – Andrew B. Wilson (“Drew”) attorney and legislative specialist in Morris James LLP’s Health Care Industry and Government Relations Groups will be leading this informative webinar. Telemedicine is booming nationwide. Practices of all sizes – from the solo practice to the hospital system – are grappling with the new tools and reading tea leaves as the payment landscape evolves to value based payment. This presentation will highlight areas for compliance staff and counsel to be aware of and unresolved areas and challenges for telemedicine.
2019 Healthcare Industry Outlook – Avalere experts host the annual Outlook webinar examining the top healthcare priorities to watch. The annual Outlook webinar will explore the main industry trends from each stakeholder’s point of view. Tune in to Avalere experts discussing the changes that will shape the industry in 2019 and why they matter.
Quality Payment Program 2017 MIPS: Improvement Activities Performance Category Web-Based Training Course — A new Quality Payment Program 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Improvement Activities Performance Category Web-Based Training course is available through the Learning Management System. Learn about:
- Improvement Activities performance category requirements
- How this category fits into the larger Quality Payment Program
- Steps you need to take to report Improvement Activities data to CMS
- Basics about scoring
On Demand Webinars – ICYMI
ABCs of the QPP Playlist – Join Answers Media Network and SA Ignite each month as we address your questions on the current and future state of the CMS Quality Payment Program.
The Future of CMMI: Where Do We Go from Here? – While participation in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) continues to expand and CMS is rolling out the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced initiative, questions regarding the sustainability and long-term effectiveness of these and other alternative payment models remain. A recent analysis from Avalere highlights the uncertainty regarding the MSSP after finding ACO net savings have fallen short of the initial Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections by more than $2 billion but also suggests some opportunities for future success.
Conferences and Summits
Our world is changing every day at breakneck speed and healthcare is no different. Browse through some of these upcoming events and maybe you will find one that will help ease the adjustment to the ever-changing healthcare landscape. You may even make a connection or two while networking.
Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum – When consumers do better, we all do better. AHIP’s Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum delivers ideas to help build and implement CX and digital health strategies that will break down barriers to better care and drive member loyalty. You’ll learn from startups and powerhouses, focused on topics at the forefront of the push to reinvent health care.
Fourteenth National Value-Based Payment and Pay for Performance Summit
When: February 25 – 27, 2019
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Event Hashtag: #P4P
Fourteenth National Value-Based Payment and Pay for Performance Summit – The 14th National Value-based Payment & Pay for Performance Summit will begin by addressing the crucial strategic issues of “Thinking Strategically about Valuebased Payment Models: Lessons Learned, Current Challenges and Moving to Mandatory Risk-bearing Models” and “Making Downside Risk Work”. Other plenary sessions cover topics like an “Annual Medicare Advantage Update”, “The Role of Analytics, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Value-based Care”, a “MACRA/APMs/MIPS Roundtable”, and the perspectives of physicians and hospitals on their respective roles in the move to value-based care. Register by January 11, 2019 and save up to $800.
InstaMed Healthcare Payments Summit 2019 & Digital Health Forum
When: March 25 – 27, 2019
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Event Hashtag: #HCPayments19
InstaMed Healthcare Payments Summit 2019 & Digital Health Forum – The InstaMed Healthcare Payments Summit is the only event that brings together providers, payers, healthcare IT systems and consumers in one place to share insights, learn from industry leaders and preview the latest in healthcare payments technology. The goal of the conference is to foster discussion and collaboration across all healthcare stakeholders to improve the convenience, efficiency and security of healthcare payments. Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank, and David Horsager, national bestselling author and prominent public speaker, will deliver the opening and closing keynotes, respectively. Consumerism in healthcare will be a major focus of the event, specifically digital strategies for engaging patients and members in the healthcare payments experience. So join us this March in Philadelphia as together, we can push beyond the boundaries of the status quo and transform the healthcare payments experience for everyone!
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National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals
When: October 14-18, 2018
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Event Hashtag: #AHIPMMD
National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals – This fall, take a few days out of the office. Then take home exceptional insight that translates to your organization, your mission, and the communities you serve. You’ll meet experts from across the health care universe including leadership from health plans, government agencies, health care providers, academia, and other stakeholders. To help you plan your #AHIPMMD experience, see all the speakers, sessions, and topics on our agenda to-date.