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.
Take advantage of these upcoming online educational events. The webinars and web-based training courses are all intended for eligible hospitals or eligible professionals and their practices. They are free of charge so register today.
Gold-Medal Technology to Transform Patient Payments – On January 1, 2018, new health plans, many of which are high deductible, took effect and patient deductibles reset resulting in high patient A/R. Proactive healthcare organizations are using innovative technology to automate patient collections processes and have seen significant reductions in bad debt, improved staff efficiency and cash flow. Learn the technologies that are getting strong results for your peers by attending this complimentary webinar.
The Financial Impact of Post-Acute Care in Medicare Advantage – Many Medicare Advantage plans are beginning to recognize the need to reduce costs associated with post-acute care, particularly to optimize their Medicare bids – but most don’t have the expertise to identify the best areas for potential cost reduction. This is unfortunate, as post-acute care accounts for up to 25 percent of a Medicare Advantage plan’s total spend. Every post-acute care journey is characterized by transitions – from hospital to a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), or to an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), or to recovery at home. At each transition, the path splits, but providers may have incomplete information at the point a decision is needed. Often, Medicare Advantage plans do not have the specialized resources to manage the complexity of the post-acute care continuum. This results in increased risk for adverse patient outcomes, waste, and additional costs.
Health Plans Deliver Value with Virtual Care – For consumers, the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care has pushed them to shoulder more of the financial burden. In this new paradigm, consumers have become more discerning about the types of services to obtain, the providers they seek out, how personalized their interactions can become, where and how they access care and the details of their financial arrangements. Virtual care delivery helps health plans keep their promise to become true value-added partners within the health care delivery ecosystem.
2018 QCDR Measures Workgroup Webinar – CMS provides an overview of the development, criteria, and evaluation of Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) measures. Learn how to: Identify meaningful quality actions; Construct measures that have an increased likelihood of being approved for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System; Understand the structure of multi-strata measures; Appropriately apply measure analytics.
MIPS Quality Data Submission Webinar – Deadlines are fast approaching to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period. CMS experts answer commonly asked questions about the submission feature, as well as answer attendees’ questions live.
HIPAA Chat! – Join our Q&A where we answer your questions on HIPAA. Topics this month: CMS latest communication on texting patients; Two recent breach settlements and the ramifications for CEs and BAs. Our host: David Harlow, JD MPH. David is a health care lawyer and consultant with over twenty-five years of public and private sector experience, with a unique perspective on legal, policy and business issues facing the health care community. His focus is on digital health law and policy, starting with HIPAA and state law health care data privacy and security planning and compliance for covered entities and business associates, including health care providers, big data analytics shops and health app developers.
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
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.
The Thirteenth National Value-Based Payment and Pay for Performance Summit is a leading forum on pay for performance, value-based Payment and MACRA. The Summit is a Hybrid Conference and Internet Event that will be offered both onsite and live and archived for 6 months over the Internet.
The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health IT. No other conference brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health IT challenges – all at one time, all in one place.
Where will we be in 2018? What health policy issues will be in the spotlight? On what priorities should your organization focus? AHIP’s National Health Policy Conference will deliver expert insights, top-level dialogue, and innovative solutions as we work together to advance a health care system focused on quality and sustainability.
What will be the key policy and operational issues for those serving the Individual and Small-Group markets? Join us in March as thought leaders from throughout the health care industry share where we are and what’s needed next to succeed in these important markets. You’ll leave with innovative ideas from states, what’s next for small groups, how to best tackle affordability and access, and more. Located immediately following AHIP’s National Health Policy Conference (March 7-8), combine both conferences with one trip.
InstaMed User Conference 2018 – This one-of-a-kind conference gives providers, payers and partners the opportunity to discuss the latest healthcare payments trends, learn from forward-thinking experts, network with key industry stakeholders, get a first-look at payment innovations and much more! Plus, attendees enjoy a VIP experience that delivers high-end fun at an incredible value.
We are proud to announce @Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak @stevewoz as our headliner for the InstaMed User Conference 2018! Mark your calendars and register today! https://t.co/xrfKrolg0u #InstaMedUC18 #consumerexperience
— InstaMed (@InstaMed) November 30, 2017
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The Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum will take place in Nashville, TN in partnership with the Nashville Health Care Council. Experience the nexus of consumer satisfaction and targeted technology. During AHIP’s Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum, in partnership with the Nashville Health Care Council, discover how smart technology and consumer-focused strategies can advance affordability, value, and customer satisfaction. You’ll take home timely ideas, partnership prospects, and digital tools that can optimize your organization’s collaboration and connectivity.