LIVE STREAMED: Compliance, Coding, Reimbursement,

and Practice Management Boot Camp for the Audiology

Practice

Contact:

Kim Cavitt, AuD 
Audiology Resources, Inc. 
audiologyresources@me.com 
773-960-6625 

When

Monday, February 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT
-to-
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM CDT


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Where

LIVE STREAMED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE VIA MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND AUDIOLOGY RESOURCES!

Monday and  

Audiology Resources will be hosting a LIVE STREAMED (from Chicago) Audiology Boot Camp: Compliance, Coding, Reimbursement, and Practice Management for the Audiology Practice on Monday, February 25, 2018 and Tuesday, February 25, 2019.  There will be no live audience in Chicago. The course will run Monday and Tuesday from 8AM to 5:30PM. There will be a 15 minute morning and afternoon break and a 45 minute lunch break each day. 

We know it is harder and harder each day for individuals to leave their practices and homes to attend a live event. We also know that the costs of travel, both the time and money, are difficult for many practices to absorb. Audiology Resources wants to be the leader in the industry to offer our Boot Camp to you directly in your home or office.  We have hired a noted Chicago live streaming firm, MainStream Media, to bring the Boot Camp directly to you.  Even though you are viewing this remotely, you will still have the ability to ask questions, in real time, earn continuing education hours, and get copies of the materials.  

Before you register, please do not forget to check your internet download speeds at your home or office (wherever you plan to view the event).  While we can control the bandwidth of the outgoing signal, we cannot control your download speed capacity on your internet. Mainstream Media, our live stream vendor, suggests a download capacity of, at least 10MBps (if you can watch a two minute YouTube video without buffering, you should have the bandwidth to view the Boot Camp). You can conduct a test of your internet download speed at http://beta.speedtest.net. Please check with your service provider for more information or assistance. 

The course will be worth up to 1.60 CEUs  (16.0 hours of continuing education). CEUs WILL BE GRANTED ONLY FOR THE TIME LOGGED INTO THE EVENT.  WE HAVE BUILT THE CAPACITY TO RECORD THE NUMBER OF HOURS EACH REGISTRANT IS LOGGED INTO THE EVENT.  

CEUs will be offered and have been approved by AAA (ABA Tier 1 and Ethics credit hours will be available from this course), ASHA (pending), AAPC and AOA/COPM. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT WILL ONLY BE PROVIDED TO PAID REGISTRANTS! iN 2019, THERE IS A MECHANISM TO RECEIVE A REDUCED RATE FOR ADDTIONAL ATTENDEES FROM THE SAME PRACTICE OR BUSINESS.  

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*This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 16 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

The course is geared to audiology practices, otolaryngology practices which house an audiology department, hospital audiology departments or hearing aid dispensing practices which employ audiologists.  Registration is open to administrators, practice managers, audiologists, coders, office staff, hearing aid dispensers and AuD students.  

Please go to the Training Event page of our website www.audiologyresources.com for information on recorded and future Audiology Resources events. 

Space in the live stream event will be limited to a maximum of 150 attendees.  

The Boot Camp will address all of the following topics.  

Section #1: Ethics, Legalities and Compliance

Codes of ethics of audiology

Ethical scenarios

Published professional guidelines for audiology

State licensure laws pertaining to audiology

Sunshine Act

Anti-kickback

Stark laws

False claims

Food and Drug Administration guidance on hearing aids

HIPAA

Telehealth

Documentation and report writing

Section #2: Fundamentals of Coding

CPT coding

Coding scenarios

Modifiers

HCPCS

ICD10

Evaluation and management coding for audiologists

Case history

Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)  

Section #3: Managed Care

Managed care terms

Insurance contracting

Insurance credentialing

Coverage and reimbursement tips

Third-party administrators

Billing hearing aids to third-parties

Notifications and waivers

CMS 1500 form requirements

Medicare enrollment

Medicare policies

Medicare physician order requirements

Medicaid

Place of service

Medicare Part C

Section #4: Pricing, Delivery and Differentiation

Disruptions and differentiation

Competition

Pricing strategies for diagnostics and treatment, including hearing aids

Bundled and unbundled pricing models

Implementation of unbundled pricing

Implementation of over the counter options

Rental options

Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to:

  • List the 18 pieces of protected health information.
  • Describe how the anti-kickback statute applies to audiology.
  • List the eight warning signs of ear disease.
  • List the place of service codes most commonly used by audiologists.
  • Describe how to code different types of hearing loss.
  • Define numerous managed care terms. 
  • List the Medicare coverage requirements.
  • Describe the different Medicare enrollment options.
  • Describe how to evaluate a managed care agreement.
  • Describe the differences between bundled and unbundled pricing.
  • Describe how to calculate their own breakeven amount.
  • List various basic health screenings.

Registrants will be provided with an electronic copy of the slides prior to the event.  Dr. Cavitt and Dr. Brian Urban, Doctor of Audiology, Principal of CounselEar and Course Moderator, will be available to answer registrant questions throughout the training event.

Dr. Cavitt will address questions following the conclusion of the Boot Camp.  This service is built into the cost of the event.  AUDIOLOGY RESOURCES WILL ONLY ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM PAID REGISTRANTS, BOTH DURING OR AFTER THE COURSE AND WILL ONLY SUPPLY COURSE MATERIALS TO PAID REGISTRANTS. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. No charge questions are answered for a period of time based upon your level of registration:

  • Two-Day Boot Camp registrants: No charge questions and guidance is available until August 31, 2019.
  • One-Day Boot Camp registrants: No charge questions and guidance is available until May 31, 2019.

 

Registration Fees 

Two-Day, Live Stream Rate for 2019 - Monday and Tuesday, February 25 and 26, 2019: $695.00  
Two-Day, Live Stream Rate for 2019 with Access to the Recorded Version of the Live Stream Event:  $795.00 

One-Day Live Stream Rate for 2019 - Monday or Tuesday, February 25 or Febriuary 26, 2019: $400.00

Additional Attendee from the Same Business (Must have at least one registrant, from your same business entity, registered at a $695 or $795 rate): $400.00

Optional Purchase:
  • Boot Camp Booklet (printed and bound copy of the slides; shipped via Priority Mail): $50.00
  • Flash Drive (contains all Boot Camp materials and reference documents; shipped via Priority Mail): $20.00
  • One-Year of No Charge Questions or Guidance (an additional six months; extends no charge guidance to March 1, 2020): $250.00
Your registration is not guaranteed until your payment is received.  Payment can be made via PayPal, Zelle (to audiologyresources@me.com) or check. If you want to send payment via Zelle, please select Pay by Check at registration. 

 

Registration Information:

  • When registering for the Boot Camp, each registrant must register with a unique name and email address.  This is a CEU requirement. 
  • The recording of the Live Stream event will be available on our host site, Thinkific, by March 31, 2019.  If you purchase recorded access, you will have recorded access to the event for six months after registering for the event on the Thinkific site.  This $795 purchase does not include or extend the length of the no-charge guidance or assign continuing educationcredit to another, non-registered provider. 
  • The additional attendee rate does not include access to the recorded version of the Boot Camp.  This access is only attainable with a full registration at the $795 rate. 
  • If you are seeking association CEUs, you must include your membership number in your registration for the associations in question. 
  • Please let us know, in advance, if you require a certificate of attendance so we can have it prepared for you.
  • YOUR SPOT IN THE COURSE IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AS WE CANNOT HOLD SPOTS!
  • Registrants will not be able to record the event.  The video and electronic slides are the property of Audiology Resources, Inc. and cannot be used, printed, recorded or disseminated without the written consent of Audiology Resources, Inc.  Registrants can purcahse, for an additional fee, recorded access to the event. 
  • Booklet and flash drive purchases are non-refundable once the item has shipped.
  • Boot camp registrations are non-refundable after Friday, February 15, 2019. 

 

More Information

Please go to www.audiologyresources.com or contact Kim Cavitt at 773-960-6625.  We would be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns.  More information will be provided to registrants four weeks prior to the event.