AUA Practice Management & Coding Program: Live In-person (2022)

Linthicum, MD US
July 14, 2022 to July 15, 2022

Management, Leadership and Coding for Your Urology Practice! 

This 2-day, hybrid program combines the AUA’s ever popular Practice Management Conference and annual Coding Seminar into one comprehensive course offering. The purpose of this program is to educate physicians and non-physicians alike on the topics impacting the management of today’s urology practice with an increased emphasis on coding and reimbursement.

REGISTER NOW! For a limited time, receive extra $avings available to those who register by June 17, 2022.

Attendees can choose between three Live In-person registration options:

  1. Live In-person: Attend Both Days*
  2. Live In-person: Attend Thursday only (Practice Management content)
  3. Live In-person: Attend Friday* only (Coding content)

* Friday Coding & Reimbursement Session approved for 8.0 CEUs


Registration Fees

LIVE IN-PERSON

 

Live In-Person

Membership Category

Standard

Attend Both Days

 

Standard

Attend

Thursday Only

Standard

Attend

Friday Only

Member/Practice Managers'

Network Subscriber (PMN)

$1,095

$685

$685

Non-Member

$1,350

$855

$855

 

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

Day One (Thursday, July 14): PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Session I: Professional Development & Leadership

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

  1. Identify and apply effective management strategies to sustain practice success.
  2. Explore the most common methods of communication, why effective communication skills are so important in healthcare, and how to apply these skills for practice success.   

Session II: Best Practices in Operations

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

  1. Effectively interpret and utilize data to monitor practice performance and identify areas for improvement.
  2. Identify front-end, point of service, and back-end practices that achieve optimal results and envision a balanced scorecard approach for evaluating practice performance across various domains.
  3. Utilize and apply benchmarking, revenue cycle key performance indicators and best practices for effective denials management to achieve optimal practice performance.
  4. Acquire several ideas, tips and tricks they can utilize in their practice to improve staff engagement and retention.
  5. Obtain the basic knowledge to advertise, interview, hire, and properly on-board and support (education, credentialing, etc.) a Medical Assistant.
  6. Comprehend the legal basics of medical assisting education, certification, and scope of practice.
  7. Recognize and apply best methods to hire and onboard an APP into urology practice.

Day Two (Friday, July 15): CODING & REIMBURSEMENT

At the conclusion of this activity, 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. Formulate practical applications of the coding information to utilize in everyday practice.
  4. Identify effective strategies to mitigate audit risk and how to respond effectively to additional documentation requests.
  5. Comprehend the fundamental principles of governmental regulations like Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statue and Surprise Billing.
  6. List the changes to Medicare Program for 2022.
  7. Code complex urological issues and multiple procedures.
  8. Describe National Correct Coding Initiatives (NCCI) for bundling and unbundling in the practice of urology.
  9. Define the relationship between encounter documentation and code selection.
Course summary
Course opens: 
05/30/2022
Course expires: 
07/15/2025
Event starts: 
07/14/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/15/2022 - 5:00pm EDT
Price:
$1,350.00
Rating: 
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AUA 2022 Practice Management & Coding Program

Management, Leadership and Coding for Your Urology Practice

Course Co-directors: Angela Gilfillan, CPME, CSC; Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer


Program Agenda (times and topics subject to change)

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

Day One (Thursday, July 14): Practice Management

7:00 – 8:00 AM                 Breakfast and Registration

8:00 – 8:10 AM                 Welcome and Introduction

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

Session I: Professional Development & Leadership

8:10 – 9:10 am                  Best of the Best: What Effective Managers Do to Sustain Success

Sean M. Weiss, CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CMPE, CPC 

9:10 – 10:00 am                  Communication and Listening Skills That Work

Jeffrey Daigrepont, CAAPM, EFPM, MCPM

10:00 – 10:15 am                Break

10:15 – 11:00 am             Panel Discussion: Why Should You Have a Personal Network?

Moderator: Angela Gilfillan, CMPE, CASC

Panel: Twila Puritty, MBA; Daniel A. Schonwald, CMPE

Session II: Best Practices in Operations

11:00 – 11:50 am             Understanding Data: People Pay Attention to What is Measured

Twila Puritty, MBA

11:50 am – 12:50 pm       Operational Efficiency: Best Practices and Key Areas of Focus

Kelly Raffel, MBA; Andrew Sobczyk, MHA

12:50 – 1:35 pm                Lunch

1:35 – 2:35 pm                 Financial Management for Optimal Performance

Kelly Raffel, MBA; Andrew Sobczyk, MHA

2:35 – 3:35 pm                 Staffing: Engagement & Retention

Allison Griffin

3:35 – 3:50 pm                Break

3:50 – 4:50 pm                  Improving and Maintaining Competency for Medical Assistants  

Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA); Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA (AAMA)

4:50 – 5:30 pm                Panel Discussion: Onboarding Advanced Practice Providers

Moderator: Anne Lizardi-Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP, RNFA

Panel: Angela Gilfillan, CMPE, CASC; Joshua Langston, MD, FACS; Daniel A. Schonwald, CMPE

5:30 pm                             Course Adjourns

 

Day Two (Friday, July 15): Coding & Reimbursement

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

8:00 – 8:10 am                  Welcome and Announcements

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

7:00 – 8:00 AM                 Breakfast and Registration

8:10 – 9:10 am                  How to Maximize Office or Other Outpatient Evaluation & Management (E/M) Services Using the 2021 Guidelines

Jonathan N. Rubenstein, MD                                

9:10 – 9:40 am                  How Well Do You Know Your Modifiers?

Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer

9:40 – 10:20 am                Common Denials – A Panel Discussion

Panel: Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer; Mark N. Painter, BA, MBS; Jonathan N. Rubenstein, MD

10:20 – 10:35 am               Break

10:35 am – 12:05 pm          Leveling the Playing Field: Stand Your Ground with Payors (OIG Hot Topics and Compliance)

Sean M. Weiss, CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CMPE, CPC

12:05 – 1:05 pm                  Lunch Break & AUA Museum Tour

1:05 – 2:30 pm                    Regulatory Compliance and Applicable Updates

Sean M. Weiss, CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CMPE, CPC

2:30 - 3:15 pm                    Public Health Emergency (PHE) Updates

Mark N. Painter, BA, MBS

3:15 – 3:30 pm                  Break

3:30 – 4:15 pm                 Medicare Update 2022

Mark N. Painter, BA, MBS

4:15 -4:45 pm                    How to Dissect an Operative Note

Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer

4:45 – 5:20 pm                  2022 Coding Challenges: A Case Discussion

Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer

5:20 – 5:30 pm                  Ask the Experts: Open Mic Q&A

Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer; Mark N. Painter, BA, MBS

5:30 pm                               Course Adjourns

AUA Corporate Headquarters
1000 Corporate Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 20190
United States

For live in-person attendees, see below for hotel information. 

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport

Group Name:  AUA Coding Seminar

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AUA COVID-19 Safety Policies

The AUA will abide by and follow all CDC guidelines, as well as state, local and federal regulations. We will continue to update this page, so please check back for news and additional guidance.

The AUA will institute a COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result Entry Protocol for the Practice Management & Coding Program on July 14-15, 2022..

In practice, this means all AUA attendees, faculty, vendors and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide negative test results taken 72-hours or less from the time of entry in order to gain access to the event. There is no higher priority for the AUA than delivering a safe and successful course, and we believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of our audience.

For more information and resources we encourage you to visit the following resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Guide

Local Health Guidelines and Testing Resources

Education Council Disclosures

PDF iconEducation Council Disclosures 2021

COI Review Work Group Disclosures

PDF iconCOI Review Work Group Disclosures 2021

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,

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

Donald Balasa, MBA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jeffrey Daigrepont,

has a financial relationship (Other) with The Coker Group;.
has a financial relationship (Other) with Coker Group;.

Allison Griffin,

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Joshua Langston, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Anne Lizardi-Calvaresi, NP

has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Tolmar;.
has a financial relationship (Meeting Participant or Lecturer (Oncology)) with cysview;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Janssen;.
has a financial relationship (Meeting Participant or Lecturer (Oncology)) with Genome Dx;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with myovant;.

Mark Painter, CEO, BA

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 (Oncology)) with UroGen;.
has a financial relationship (Leadership Position (Specialty Not Specified)) with PRS, LLC;.
has a financial relationship (Leadership Position (Specialty Not Specified)) 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 (General Urology)) with StreamDx;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Specialty Not Specified)) with Boston Scientific;.
has a financial relationship (Leadership Position (Specialty Not Specified)) with PRS Consulting;.
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 Medtronic;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Specialty Not Specified)) with iUflow;.
has a financial relationship (Leadership Position (Specialty Not Specified)) with Relative Value Studies, Inc.;.
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 (Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery)) with Contura;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Specialty Not Specified)) with Applaud Medical;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Specialty Not Specified)) with Photocure;.

Paula Purdy, CMA,CMA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Twila Puritty, MBA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Kelly Raffel, MBA

has a financial relationship (Employee (Non-urology Healthcare Related)) with Coker Group;.

Jonathan Rubenstein, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Daniel Schonwald, BA

has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Dendreon;.

Andrew Sobczyk, MHA

has a financial relationship (Employee (Non-urology Healthcare Related)) with Coker Group;.

Sean Weiss,

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 16.25 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 IN-PERSON

 

Live In-Person

Membership Category

Standard

Attend Both Days

 

Standard

Attend

Thursday Only

Standard

Attend

Friday Only

Member/Practice Managers'

Network Subscriber (PMN)

$1,095

$685

$685

Non-Member

$1,350

$855

$855

 

 


 

Cancellation Policy

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel any portion of this activity if a minimum enrollment is not reached before June 21, 2022. If AUA Education & Research cancels any portion of this activity, notification will be sent by June 28, 2022.

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.

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.


Attendee Information & Policies

AUA Anti-Harassment Policy: AUA Commitment: AUA is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas and is free of harassment and discrimination. All meeting participants are expected to behave professionally and treat others with respect, follow venue rules, and alert AUA staff or security of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress.

Reporting Harassment: It is the policy of the AUA that all meeting participants will enjoy an environment free from discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Harassing or offensive 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 Diane Bieri, AUA General Counsel, at dbieri@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.

The AUA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including refusing or revoking the registration of any individual, without refund, as long as such refusal is consistent with applicable law and AUA policy.

Disclaimer: The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the American Urological Association (AUA).

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at or participation in AUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Audio, Video, Photographic Equipment: The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission: Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the AUA.

Special Assistance/Dietary Needs: The AUA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, a written request should be submitted at least one month in advance. For additional assistance with your request please call 1-800-908-9414.


AUA COVID-19 Safety Policies

The AUA will abide by and follow all CDC guidelines, as well as state, local and federal regulations. We will continue to update this page, so please check back for news and additional guidance.

The AUA will institute a COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result Entry Protocol for the Practice Management & Coding Program on July 14-15, 2022.

In practice, this means all AUA attendees, faculty, vendors and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide negative test results taken 24-hours or less from the time of entry in order to gain access to the event. There is no higher priority for the AUA than delivering a safe and successful course, and we believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of our audience.

For more information and resources we encourage you to visit the following resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Guide

Local Health Guidelines and Testing Resources