Virginia MGMA 2019 Webinars: Free Benefit of Membership

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NOTE: 2018 & 2019 Webinar Archives At Bottom Of Page.

DATE: May 10, 2019 (Click HERE to register. Registration closes 5/8/19 at 5:00 P.)
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 P
TOPIC: Maximizing Reimbursement Through Correct Diagnosis Coding
Presented by the VA MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, PA MGMA, DE MGMA and NY MGMA.
PRESENTER: Jaci Kipreos, CPC, COC, CPMA, CEMC, CPCI, Practice Integrity
Jaci has been working in the field of medical coding and auditing for 31 years and has been a Certified Professional Coder (C.P.C.) since 1994 and attained her COC for facility based coding issues in 2005.  She has also obtained her credential as a Certified Professional Medical Auditor and is certified in the specialty of Evaluation and Management Coding.  
Kipreos has worked in a variety of practice settings and has particular expertise in coding for family practice, urgent care, OB/GYN, general surgery, Medicare’s Teaching Physician Guidelines, with a particular emphasis on compliance with Evaluation and Management guidelines.
 Jaci has been with Practice Integrity since 2003. Here she leads a group of AAPC Certified Instructors in teaching the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum. She also manages a national client list in monitoring provider documentation and performing audits for physician practices.  Jaci also provides a wide range of educational topics to assist clients in the area of chart documentation, Medicare’s Teaching Physician Guidelines, surgical coding, modifier usage and basic coding skills.
Kipreos has been an instructor for various AAPC workshops for the past six years and is a Certified ICD-10 Instructor through AAPC for both ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS. She has spoken at the annual AAPC HealthCon event over the past seven years and at their regional conferences. She has been a presenter for various MGMA events and has provided presentations for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners state event in Virginia and for the national event for the American Association of Medical Assistants.
Kipreos has been an instructor for various AAPC workshops for the past four years and is a Certified ICD-10 Instructor through AAPC for both ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS.
Jaci is a past president of local chapters of AAPC in both Richmond, Va and Charlottesville, VA.  Jaci received her B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech.  Jaci served as the President for the AAPC National Advisory Board from 2013-2015.
OVERVIEW: Diagnostic codes are an important and sometimes misunderstood aspect of correct coding. They are a key element in all claims that support medical necessity and by documenting the severity of the condition. Improper ICD-10 diagnostic coding can lead to claim denials and other missed revenue opportunities. It can also make the practice a target for audits and expose it to risk. Attend this session to increase your level of understanding of the importance of diagnosis coding for all specialties and all services.
Learning Objectives
•    Explain the correlation of medical decision making and diagnosis coding
•    Identity coding rules for professional fee coding vs facility coding vs risk adjustment
•    Describe how to find the guidelines for use of ICD-10 codes and understand key regulations


2019 Archives

DATE: April 5, 2019
TOPIC: How To Avoid The Medicare Mousetrap
PRESENTER: Nan Gallagher, Esq., Gallagher Campanella Inc.
OVERVIEW: A Medicare audit, appeal or investigation can sidetrack a medical practice timewise and financially for years.  Attendees of this webinar will learn the tricks of the trade from healthcare lawyer, Nan Gallagher, Esq., to help navigate through the labyrinth of surviving them or avoiding them altogether.


DATE: March 8, 2019
TOPIC: Required OSHA Documentation per BBP Standard
PRESENTER: Renee Russell, RDH, BS - Consultant, Total Medical Compliance
OVERVIEW: How prepared are you for an OSHA inspection? We will discuss the basic requirements of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and the required documentation by OSHA. We will also learn about the components of the Exposure Control Plan and learn the contents of employee health records. We will discuss personal protective equipment and how we can ensure the safety of our patients and employees.

DATE: February 8, 2019
TOPIC: Hiring & Firing: A Risky Business
Presented by the Delaware MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA, and VA MGMA.
Nan Gallagher, Gallagher Campanella LLC


2018 Archives

DATE: December 7, 2018
TOPIC: Succession Planning
Led by CT MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, PA MGMA, MD MGMA, MA/RI MGMA and NY MGMA.
PRESENTER: Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE, Founder & CEO, ABISA, LLC
OVERVIEW: Planning for physician ownership succession will ensure not only the survivability of the practice, but also continued success and growth.  Strategic planning, careful due diligence of recruitment, and continual process management are hallmarks of successful physician transition.
In this presentation, you will discover a proven step-by-step practice ownership transition strategy that will not only ensure the survivability of the practice -- but will also position the practice for continued growth and profitability.  The best practices, and practical "how-to" ownership transition techniques, explained in this presentation can help you to avoid common, but costly mistakes that quickly turn transition into a financial and legal disaster for both buyer and seller.    
Session Objectives:
1.       Why it is absolutely critical to start planning for practice transition now, even if ownership transition is
         still years away.
2.       How to start thinking about ownership transition -- key issues and considerations --  common mistakes
         and misconceptions about practice ownership transition that can quickly derail a smooth ownership transition.
3.       Best practices for partnership structure.

DATE: November 9, 2018
TOPIC: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Age of Me Too and Times Up
Led by NY MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, CT MGMA, PA MGMA, MD MGMA and MA/RI MGMA.
PRESENTER: Gregory B. Reilly, Partner, Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP, Employment & Labor Practice Group
PRESENTER: Aisling M. McAllister, Partner, Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP, Employment & Labor Practice Group
This webinar will explore the Me Too and the Time’s Up Movements and how they affect the healthcare industry, specifically considerations for healthcare employers.  This will include discussion of the current federal and state laws governing  sexual harassment and, in particular, sexual harassment prevention training and arbitration and settlement of sexual harassment claims.  In addition, we will be discussing proactive approaches for employers to  prevent sexual harassment in their respective hospitals, clinics and doctor offices.

DATE: October 16, 2018
TOPIC: Determining, Managing and Documenting an Exposure Event
Rebecca Summey-Lowman, MBA, RDN, CPHRM, CPPS, CHPS
OVERVIEW: Your day comes to a screeching halt when the process server shows up with the lawsuit or when you receive a message that a patient intends to sue your physician and practice.  During this webinar, we will discuss step-by-step actions to take to protect yourself and to mitigate the damage to your physician practice.  We’ll review the trigger points for reporting potential events to your Risk Manager or Medical Malpractice provider, what to do and what not to do in the immediate aftermath of such an event, and how to manage communication to ensure legal protection.

DATE: October 5, 2018
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
TOPIC: MACRA 2019: Am I Ready?
Led by MA/RI MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, CT MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA and MD MGMA.
PRESENTER: Tim DiBona, CEO, Doctors' Management Service
This webinar will cover:
2019 Final Rule Expectations;
MIPS versus AAPM;
Strategy Session Plan;
Financial Plan;
Take the hit, Avoid the penalty, or Shoot for the Incentive?;
Execution and Management Plan.

DATE: September 7, 2018
TOPIC: Legal Risks in Social Media
Led by PA MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, CT MGMA, NY MGMA and MD MGMA.
PRESENTER: Daniel Shay, Attorney, Alice G. Gosfield & Associates P.C.
OVERVIEW: This session addresses the legal challenges posed by physician practice use of social media , so as to prevent lurking liabilities.  It will look at specific challenges relating to compliance with HIPAA, and medical malpractice risks, such as the risks posed by employees posting protected health information (PHI) on social media accounts, and how responding to online inquiries can lead to malpractice exposure, with discussion of real-life scenarios.  The session also explores practical, technological, and legal techniques for addressing these risks, including social media policies for physician practices, a discussion of secure messaging, and suggestions for employee training.
Learning Objectives:
- Explain some of the basic functionality of social media platforms;
- Analyzing the legal, practical, and technological risks involved in using social media within the
    physician practice context;

- Outline practical and legal advice to mitigate such risks.

DATE: August 10, 2018
TOPIC: Establishing Logical Chart of Accounts, Tracking Overhead & Report Structure to Best Accomplish At-A-Glance Monitoring
Led by VA MGMA, in collaboration with the MA/RI MGMA, CT MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA and MD MGMA.
PRESENTER: Marilyn Kitchens, CPA, Senior Accountant, PB Mares
OVERVIEW: This webinar will focus on establishing a logical chart of accounts, tracking overhead, and report structure to best accomplish at-a-glance monitoring.

DATE: July 20, 2018
TOPIC: The Customer Experience: The Journey to Increased Profits
Led by MD MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, CT MGMA, PA MGMA and NY MGMA.
PRESENTER: Brenda Brouillette, RN, BS, Principal, Savvy Marketing Solution, LLC
OVERVIEW: In today's ever changing healthcare environment it is essential that physician practices understand what is necessary in portraying a solid image and building their practice.  The objective is to have a program designed to enhance your marketing strategy, reach more potential customers, and help in attaining your business goals.  This session provides a look at the patient's journey with a medical issue to include all the touch points and opportunities for the physician's office to engage.  These journey's touch points allows the practice an opportunity to enhance the experience and develop a loyal customer.

DATE: June 12, 2018
TOPIC: Bridge the Divide: Revenue Capture & Patient Care Integrated Through RCM
PRESENTER: Joe Aromando, VP Business Development, Antworks
OVERVIEW: The Revenue Cycle Management industry is constantly changing. Technology is being unleashed and vibrantly infused to bring the most accurate and efficient billing known to the industry. With the growth of technology, such as artificial intelligence, the entire cycle of billing and patient care will be revamped for smoother, more efficient processes. Billing data can leak through various cracks and even be denied. This was the past. Through this webinar, attendees will begin to understand the technology surrounding patient-centered RCM services. Each attendee will leave with refreshed insight on the RCM industry and exhilaration for the future of it. You’ve got questions, this webinar will provide those answers. You will learn what it looks like to have a cohesive system, where software interacts with each other and promotes the bettering of patient-provider relationships as well as the practice as a business.After attending this webinar, you and your practice will be prepared to take on the future of RCM. Don’t miss out on the RCM revolution.

DATE: June 1, 2018
: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
: The Disruptive Patient
Led by CT MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, MD MGMA, PA MGMA and NY MGMA.
: Jed Beaulier, Practice Administrator, Mansfield Family Practice
: All of us have had to deal with an upset patient in one way or another. Disruptive patients can be difficult with which to deal. The goal of this webinar is to provide understanding as to why patients can get upset, provide strategies to deal with the disruptive patient, provide safety considerations for other patients and staff. Even after a confrontation there are important considerations management staff must make regarding continued care for the disruptive patient, staff who was affected, and potential legal issues. After this informative webinar we hope that you have a fresh outlook on the disruptive patient and increased awareness of the safety of both your staff and patients.

: May 18, 2018

TOPIC: Physicians Employment Agreements & Contract Negotiating Skills
Led by NY MGMA, in collaboration with MA/RI MGMA, CT MGMA, VA MGMA, PA MGMA and MD MGMA.

PRESENTER: Gina Campanella, Esq., FACHE, Partner, Gallagher Campanella, LLC
OVERVIEW: An overview of key elements to look for when presented with a written employment agreement.  Learn which elements are worth negotiating, and which are not and how to determine this based on your own values.  Discover ways to effectively negotiate those high value elements and achieve your goals.

DATE: April 13, 2018
TOPIC: How to Communicate with the Millennial Patient
Led by MA/RI MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, VA MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA and MD MGMA.
PRESENTER: Stacey Christensen, Dir. of Marketing, POS Professional Office Services
This webinar will cover the following topics:
Tech savvy generation who wants to be communicated to differently;
Shop healthcare more than any other generation;
Annual health visits not as much a priority for this group;
Online consumer – 24/7 communication is their life;
- Expect healthcare providers and staff to live online too.

DATE: March 9, 2018
TOPIC: Achievement Now! Success Characteristics
Led by PA MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, VA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, NY MGMA and MD MGMA.
Tyler Enslin, Director, Direct Development Training
OVERVIEW: Achievement Now! Success Characteristics is a highly interactive program that was created to examine both the timeless core principles of success and specific modern techniques to implement them. For those that want to prosper in today’s competitive business market, it is essential to develop confidence, a mindset for growth and productivity, strong consistent habits, and outstanding people skills. This one of a kind program is designed to help people to cultivate these very traits. Each attendee will leave with a clear list of their own energizing goals, an action plan, and daily practices to manage their mindset and promote constant growth. Whether you aspire to take your career to new heights, build a successful business, improve your physical health, or personal relationships, this program will provide you with the tools that you need to thrive.

: February 20, 2018
TOPIC: Behavioral / Emotional / Mental Health Issues & ADA / FLMA / Discrimination Laws
PRESENTERS: Kimberly Daniel & Jonathan Sumrell, Hancock Daniel
OVERVIEW: Nearly one in five American adults suffer from mental illness. When left unaddressed, mental health issues can detrimentally affect employee performance, morale and productivity. This presentation will focus on how practice leaders can effectively address employee mental health issues while remaining compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other applicable laws.

DATE: February 9, 2018
TOPIC: Insurance Contract Negotiations
Led by VA MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, PA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, NY MGMA and MD MGMA.
What are your peers doing with their payor contracts?  Walk through numerous, actual contract negotiations from real-life practice success stories.  Learn to advocate for your practice using proven techniques from a veteran contract negotiator.  Most physician practices focus on cutting expenses instead of improving the revenue to the practice from non-governmental payors.  A little focused effort on negotiating payor contracts can create much needed money for the practice.  You can do it!  Negotiating your payor agreements can be the difference your practice needs for maintaining profits and independence in these complex times of health exchanges, increasing regulation, and pressure to contain costs system-wide.  

DATE: January 12, 2018   
Telemedicine Panel Webinar
Led by MD MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, PA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, NY MGMA and VA MGMA.
OVERVIEW: As healthcare continues to embrace the digital age, more and more clinicians are using telemedicine as a tactic to provide care in an innovative way. In this session, our panel of telemedicine experts will show how to successfully implement virtual visits by focusing on how to identify patients that would best benefit from telemedicine, understand billing and documentation requirements and acquire strategies for how clinicians can adjust their style of practice for delivering care virtually rather than in person.


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