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

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:30 AM CDT
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Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT


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Where

Hilton Newark Penn Station, 1048 Raymond Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 622-5000


 
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Audiology Resources will be hosting an Audiology Boot Camp: Compliance, Coding, Reimbursement, and Practice Management for the Audiology Practice on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Hilton Newark Penn Station. The course will run Thursday and Friday from 7:30AM (breakfast) to 5PM. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Complementary WIFI will be available in the meeting space.

Each event also comes with six months of no charge, one on one questions, guidance and coaching! This is included in the registration fee! 

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

Accommodations will be available at the Hilton Newark Penn Station at $179 per night, single occupancy. You can book your accommodations at 973-622-5000. Parking at the hotel is $30 per day.  If you fly into Newark International Airport, the hotel offers a free shuttle. 

Additions for 2019:

  • Discounts will be offered for New Jersey Academy of Audiology members. 
  • Participants will be broken into small groups during the ethics, coding and insurance discussions and will work through guided, real-world case scenarios. 
  • After the course, Audiology Resources will create a closed group for the course attendees on both Linkedin and Facebook.  This group will be monitored by Dr. Cavitt and will allow for continued group discussion following the event.  These groups will be functional for the entirety of the six month guidance window. 
  • Ability to purchase, separately, a flash drive of the slides.  This drive will include a copy of the slides (with all of the links active) as well as addiitonal guidance and reference documents. 
  • Ability to purchase, separately, an extended guidance package at a reduced rate.  This would extend your no-charge guidance to April 30, 2020! 
  • Discount on access to the recorded version of February 2019 Live Stream Boot Camp ($300 instead of $545 reguar price) for 2019 face to face boot camp registrants. 

The course will be worth a maximum of 1.60 CEUs  (16.0 hours of continuing education).  CEUs will be offered and have been approved by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).  AAA ABA Tier 1 and Ethics credit (2 hours) will be available from this course. Please note: ASHA does not require that a program need to be approved by ASHA to count towards re-certification.  As a result, no ASHA CEUs will be offered.  You can learn more at http://www.asha.org/certification/maintFAQs/#do%20I%20have%20to%20earn. 

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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 practice managers, audiologists, coders, office staff, hearing aid dispensers and AuD students.  

Space will be limited to a maximum of 60 attendees.  We will not be able to exceed 60 attendees.

All attendees will be supplied a bound booklet (for two-day registrants), which contains a copy of the slides and valuable Medicare resource documents. Attendees will also be supplied a certificate of attendance, upon request.   As a result, no on-site registration or guests will be allowed.  

Dr. Cavitt will be available to answer attendee questions throughout the training event and will address attendee questions following the conclusion of the Boot Camp until June 30, 2019 (for two day registrants) at no additional charge.  This service is built into the cost of the event. One day registrants receive no charge guidance until July 31, 2019. 

The Boot Camp will address all of the following topics: 

Day #1 (Thursday): 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 

Day #1 (Thursday): Coding and Documentation 

CPT coding

Coding scenarios

Modifiers

HCPCS

ICD10

Evaluation and management coding for audiologists

Case history

Health care reform: MACRA, PQRS and MIPS 

Day #2 (Friday): 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

Day #2 (Friday): 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

Membership 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 screening. 
Registration Fees: 

Two Day-Thursday and Friday: $595.00
Two Day - Thursday and Friday - New Jersey Academy of Audiology Member (membership will be verified): $545.00

One Day (Thursday or Friday): $350.00
One Day (Thursday or Friday) - New Jersey Academy of Audiology Member (membership will be verified): $325.00

Your registration is not guaranteed until your payment is received.  

Registration Information: 

  • When registering for the Boot Camp, each attendee must register with a unique name and email address.  This is a CEU requirement. 
  • If you are seeking AAA or AAPC CEUs, you must include your specific membership number in your registration. 
  • Please let us know, in advance, if you require a certificate of attendance so we can have it prepared for you.
  • Please let us know, in advance, if you have any dietary restrictions or special needs.  We will try our best to be accomodating. 
  • THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION ALLOWED.  
  • YOUR SPOT IN THE COURSE IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AS WE CANNOT HOLD SPOTS!
  • As we cannot recoup certain processing fees and, after a certain point, are locked into operational and food and beverages costs that we cannot cancel, cancellation fees do apply. There is a cancellation fee of $25 per registrant if cancelled prior to March 29, 2019, a fee of $200 per registrant if cancelled between March 30, 2019 and April 15, 2019, and no refund if cancelled after April 16, 2019.  There are no exceptions. 
  • If the course is ultimately sold-out and your spot can be rebooked, these cancellation fees may be waived or reduced and refunded to you.

 

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.