Practice Program at the Annual Meeting
Policies and standards for coding and measurement are constantly changing. E-Prescribing and electronic health records (EHR) are only two of the latest applied technologies now available for medical practice. Want to know the best ways to keep up with the rules, the policies, and the technology?
The 2010 Annual Meeting provides a variety of opportunities to help members begin their practices, improve practice efficiency, learn about advocacy, and keep current with the latest in coding, reimbursement, and office technology.
Saturday, April 10
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Attendees will learn how to effectively use strategies to recruit new physicians and retain physicians within the group, use metrics to track physician and practice productivity, and implementing emerging issues into practice. Faculty will also address timely topics such as an update on health care reform, RACs, PQRI, as well as other issues relevant to running a neurology practice now and in the future.
Best Care Expo: Guidelines, Government Relations, and Getting Paid
Monday, April 12
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Attend the 2010 "Best Care Expo," where your colleagues will discuss ways the Academy helps you use the latest research, technology. and tools to streamline your practice and provide the best possible care to your patients. Activities include:
- Debate the nuances of evaluation and management coding with colleagues
- Discuss recommendations with authors of recently published guidelines
- Network with members who have participated in Academy programs designed to help you become a better advocate for neurology and your patients' care
- Gather tools to help you implement Academy quality and performance measures in your practice
Web Wonders: The Must-Have Technologies for Neurologists in 2010
Monday, April 12
2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Web Wonders will feature six member presentations highlighting products and technologies that simplify office workflow, improve physician/patient communication, and prepare members for federally mandated changes and incentives with health information technology and reimbursement issues. The presentations will include: revenue cycle management, registries for quality reporting, social networking in your medical practice, patient portals, e-prescribing, and meaningful use requirements.
Current Practice Issues in Neurology: Health Care Reform
Wednesday, April 14
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Room: 716 B
With the future reform of the US health care system uncertain, this free event will provide a forum to learn more about the politics of health reform, how the Academy has been working for neurology's interests, and how the changes to the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule impact neurologists and their patients. An expert panel featuring the AAN's Government Relations Committee Co-chair, Elaine Jones, MD, FAAN, Medical Economics and Management Chair, Neil A. Busis, MD, FAAN, and AAN Legislative Counsel, Michael Amery, Esq. will present updates, followed by a question and answer session. If you're wondering where neurology stands in health reform, how the loss of Medicare consult codes will affect your practice, or just want to hear an insider's perspective about events on Capitol Hill—plan to attend this informative session!
Patient Safety Colloquium: Diagnostic Errors in Neurology
Sunday, April 11
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The objective of this colloquium is to improve patient safety by reducing the likelihood of diagnostic errors in neurology. Faculty will cover the breadth of diagnostic errors in neurology and strategies for misdiagnosis prevention and misdiagnosis-related harm. Future opportunities in simulation and diagnostic technology will be introduced to promote diagnostic clarity.
Practice Colloquium: Dialogue with the Insurer Medical Directors: A Conversation You Don't Have Every Day
Sunday, April 11
1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Attendees will have a chance to dialogue with medical directors from major insurers at this free session. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what insurers are contemplating, so they are a step ahead of everyone else with new programs, and will understand how to take advantage of insurer programs that can increase their reimbursement and reduce administrative hassle. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.