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.
HIPAA Chat! – Join our Q&A where we answer your questions on HIPAA. Topics for September: Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During a Declared Emergency; Aetna HIV Status Breach; Wrongful termination lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente by nurse who viewed patient records.
PQRS: Feedback Reports and Informal Review Process for PY 2016 Results Call – Learn about Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) downward payment adjustments, PQRS feedback reports, and the informal review process for Program Year (PY) 2016 results and 2018 payment adjustment determinations.
Two Keys to Increasing Practice Cash Flow – How much cash is your practice leaving on the table each year? On average, a five-provider practice with 3,000 patient visits per month will lose $15,0000 in productivity each year to patient phone calls and billing issues. So, how can you avoid that kind of loss and increase your practice’s profitability? Join them for a webinar hosted by Greenway Health’s Lauren Mazza and Christina Love.
Make Your Patients Fall in Love with Your Financial Policy – While many organizations know that credit card on file (CCOF) and e-billing will enhance revenue and efficiency, many are reluctant to try these options out of fear as to how patients and staff will react to new workflows and policies. Attend this complimentary 75-minute webinar to learn how your organization can introduce new approachable and affordable ways to enhance your revenue cycle utilizing electronic options.
Denial Prevention: Avoiding Cash Flow Potholes – An alarming 15 to 20% of the nominal billing value of claims is denied. This may result in more than an hour spent researching and appealing each denied claim. Instead of patching issues and chasing after denied cash, your hospital or health system has the opportunity to prevent the potholes from occurring. Learn how Linda Stumpf, Patient Financial Services Director, at Agnesian Healthcare led her health system to achieve a 50% reduction in write-offs and improve net revenue by $6 million. Linda achieved these stellar results by deploying change management, process improvement, and technology to identify and resolve the source of denials.
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 89th AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles, CA, will explore the many ways health information professionals must inspire, innovate and lead their organizations into the future of health data analytics, informatics, and information governance. Join with other healthcare leaders, health information professionals, and healthcare stakeholders from every segment of healthcare to get industry updates, learn best practices, share innovative ideas, gain insights from lessons learned, and discuss how health information is shaping the future of healthcare. Additionally, the exhibit hall will feature new and exciting innovative technology solutions to help advance your organization and gain a competitive advantage.
MACRA holds profound implications for the future of medical practice and is of great importance to hospitals and health systems, especially those which employ physicians, and for health plans and employers which contract with providers. The MACRA MIPS/APM Summit seeks to provide an overview of MACRA for beginners and a series of in-depth, advanced sessions on all aspects of the new law and draft regulation. The Summit is a hybrid conference and internet event so there are two ways to attend: Traditional Onsite Attendance or Live and Archived Webcast Attendance. Either register, travel to the conference city and attend in person or watch the conference in live streaming video over the Internet and at your convenience at any time 24/7 for six months following the event. The archived conference includes speaker videos and coordinated PowerPoint presentations.
AAHAM’s 2017 Annual National Institute is the only industry event dedicated to patient financial service professionals. The AAHAM ANI is designed to enable you to learn from diverse perspectives, exchange ideas and foster connections and collaborations. This year’s theme is “Catch the Revenue Cycle Rhythm.”
— AAHAM (@AAHAMMember) December 5, 2016
The 2017 Revenue Integrity Symposium brings together training on Medicare billing and compliance, patient status, revenue integrity, case management, coding, and clinical documentation improvement (CDI), helping attendees ensure compliance and accurate billing and reimbursement across the revenue cycle. Unlike any other, this conference offers a wide range of exciting sessions on critical revenue integrity topics and the chance to learn from and network with trusted industry experts and revenue cycle professionals of all varieties.
— HCPro (@HCPro_Inc) July 31, 2017
HFMA’s Revenue Cycle Conference is designed for healthcare finance and revenue cycle leaders as well as PFS executives, directors, and managers working in hospitals, healthcare systems, integrated delivery organizations and physician practice/clinics. Additionally, support departments (including health information management, information systems, utilization management and clinical staff) will gain insight into maximizing both consumer expectations and the accuracy and efficiency of revenue cycle processes.
— HFMA (@hfmaorg) July 24, 2017
To ensure their organizations survival for years to come, hospitals and other healthcare providers must generate new revenue streams, control costs, collect every penny of reimbursement, adjust to consumer choice, and, in many instances, help lead a clinical transformation that transitions care from acute care to outpatient settings. The Healthcare Finance Summit will provide education, thought-leadership, and networking that helps hospitals and other healthcare providers do that. At this event, attendees will hear from hospital business and strategy leaders and learn how to improve profitability and uncover opportunities to increase revenue, control costs, and navigate a changing reimbursement landscape. Join us in Boston for two days of problem solving, networking, and strategy focused entirely on healthcare finance. This event will deliver information to help healthcare organizations implement the “comprehensive performance improvement” that’s critical to long-term sustainability.
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The Healthcare Revenue Cycle Conference features an exciting array of sessions focused on the very best educational content around successful operations and exceptional performance for individuals in the revenue cycle management industry and billing companies of all sizes.
The 3rd Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference brings together hospital and health system Chief Information Officers, IT Executives, and Revenue Cycle leaders to discuss the role of the CIO, data analytics, mobile health, EMR issues, denials and revenue cycle challenges and trends. Keynote speakers include George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America and Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxing Legend, Successful Entrepreneur and Author The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring.