May 13-14, 2011
Before the Annual Meeting
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Registration fee: $525
Friday, May 13, 2011
|7 – 8 a.m.||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|8 – 9:30 a.m.||Developing Wind-Down and Succession Plans for Aging Urologists||Kenneth Hertz, FACMPE|
|9:30 – 10:30 a.m.||Gaining an Edge in Recruiting New Urologists and Allied Health Professionals||Allan Cacanindin|
|10:30 – 11 a.m.||Exhibit Break|
|11 a.m. – Noon||Collaborating with a Hospital While Preserving Your Autonomy||Craig Pederson, MHA, MBA
and Cordell Mack
|Noon – 1:30 p.m.||Luncheon Presentation Sponsored by Centocor Ortho Biotech||Christine A. Pierce, MS, FACHE|
|1:30 – 2:20 p.m.||Concurrent Breakouts|
|Submitting an Application for a Private Letter Ruling||Julie Kass, Esquire|
|Maintenance of Certification Update||Bedford Waters, MD|
|Using RVUs for Cost Analysis and Pricing Models||Justin Chamblee, CPA|
|Pitfalls of Employment Law||Jana Abrams, SPHR|
|2:30 – 3:20 p.m.||Concurrent Breakouts|
|Ancillaries and Profit Centers – What's on the Horizon?||Candy Chapman, CMPE and Carla Houle|
|Care Teams – When and How to Delegate Clinical Tasks||Laurie Browning, RN, CASC|
|Using MGMA Data Dive Software for Benchmarking||Dan Schonwald and
|Essential Policies and Procedures||Jana Abrams, SPHR|
|3:30 – 4 p.m.||Exhibit Break|
|4 – 5:30 p.m.||Hot Topic Forums|
|Techniques for Boosting Productivity||Micail Samiere, MBA, CMPE|
|Improving your PQRI Reporting Scores||Rick Rutherford, CMPE|
|Managing your Staff with Consistency and Wisdom||Tina Spellman, MHA, FACMPE|
|Clinical Utility of EHRs||Robert Dowling, MD|
|5:30 – 6:15 p.m.||Networking Reception|
Saturday, May 14, 2011
|7:30 – 8 a.m.||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|8 – 9 a.m.||Government and Regulatory Update||Karen Lencoski, JD, MBA and Anders Gilberg|
|9 – 10 a.m.||Developing Effective Relationships with Your Governmental Representatives||Karen Lencoski, JD, MBA|
|10 – 10:30 a.m.||Exhibit Break|
|10:30 – 11:20 a.m.||New Tools for Government Fraud Fighting||Sean Weiss, CPC, CPC-PC,
|11:30 a.m. –
|Improving Ambulatory Surgical Center Management||Angela Jordan, CMPE|
|Effective Collaboration Between Doctors and Administrators||Micail Samiere, MBA, CMPE and Charles Eckstein, MD|
|Negotiating a New Physician's Compensation||George Conomikes|
|Smart Shopping for Supplies||Matthew Clement, SCP-UR|
|12:30 – 1:30 p.m.||Luncheon Presentation||Pat Haggerty|
|1:30 – 2:30 p.m.||How the Growth in ACOs May Affect Urology||Susan Charkin, Cordell Mack,
Craig Pederson, MHA, MBA, and
Julie Kass, Esquire
|2:30 – 4 p.m.||Looking Under the Hood of Meaningful Use (MU) of EHR||Rick Rutherford, CMPE|
The AUA Practice Management Department and MGMA Urology Administration Assembly (UAA) Collaborate to help urology Managers hone their skills.
Featured 2011 Speakers
Craig D. Pederson and Cordell Mack of HealthCare Futures—recipients of the Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award from MGMA—will discuss hospital affiliations without being a hospital employee.
Karen Lencoski of the AUA and Anders Gilberg of MGMA will review the latest Congressional actions that affect your practices.
Statement of Need
Urologists and practice managers need a thorough knowledge of excellent practice management techniques in order to allow them to spend more time on improving the quality of patient care and less on administrative processes. Course material was selected for this conference based on input from urology managers, comments on previous course evaluations and advice from the AUA Practice Management Committee and the UAA Executive Committee.
At the conclusion of the 2011 Practice Management Conference, participants should be able to:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20001-3614
Please book early and secure a sleeping room at one of our nearby convention hotels by visiting www.AUA2011.org/PMConference. Several properties are easy walking distance to the Washington Convention Center where the P.M. Conference and many other AUA Annual Meeting activities take place.
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AUA takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The granting of credit hours for members of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) is based on a review of the program description submitted by the sponsoring organization and is intended to verify the content relevance and number of instructional contact hours only. ACMPE acknowledges this organization to be a bona fide sponsor of continuing education programs, wholly responsible for the delivery, quality and outcomes of the program.
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the AUA must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its activities. All faculty participating in an educational activity provided by the AUA are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationship with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the faculty's relationships may influence the educational content with regard to exposition or conclusion and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent faculty with relevant financial relationships from serving as faculty, but rather to provide members of the audience with information on which they can make their own judgements.
Special Assistance/Dietary Needs
The AUA, an organization accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME), 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 assistance with your request, please call 1-800-908-9414.
The AUA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
How to Register
Registration for the Urology Practice Management Conference is part of a package registration including the AUA Annual Meeting and the Urology Practice Management Conference for one low price. This provides you with the most flexibility to attend the two-day conference, visit the AUA Exhibit Hall as often as you like, and also participate in other practice management educational courses and events held during the remainder of AUA week. Note: Some additional courses and events may require payment of additional fees. The earlier you register, the lower your cost. Sleeping rooms for this conference must be arranged through the AUA 2011 Housing Office. It is advised that you book reservations at your earliest possible convenience. Room blocks in the hotels nearest the Walter E. Washington Convention Center sell out quickly. There are three different ways for you to register for the 2011 Urology Practice Management Conference and reserve your sleeping rooms for your time in Washington, DC.
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