The 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop The best practice management meeting in podiatry just got better! Wednesday to Sunday, March 3 to 7 at the Pittsburgh Marriott Airport Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA A maximum of 18.5 CECH credits to be awarded Workshop Highlights try, practice managers, office managers, Please note that these are "early bird" doctors, technology experts, billing and fees. Registration rates are higher The AAPPM Midwinter Practice marketing specialists and lawyers are after February 8 and at the door. Management Workshop has been widely being asked to share information with the acclaimed as the best practice manage- group and to address the group’s specific Reservations at Marriott Pittsburgh ment meeting in podiatry. Now, we are concerns and responsibilities. Time dur- Airport Hotel starting the meeting Wednesday night, ing each track will also be set aside for Call the Marriott Pittsburgh Airport Hotel adding more new optional workshops on the group to share questions, advice and at 800-328-9297 or 412-788-8800 and Thursday and beginning the general ses- resources. ask for the special AAPPM group rate of sion Friday morning to make podiatry's Please see page 15 for the description $79 single or double occupancy. Please best practice management meeting even of the track being offered for the note that we must receive both your reg- better! The Midwinter is four jam packed Executive Management Group. istration form and payment one week days with eye-opening and inspiring lec- before the conference to complete your tures, hands on work-shops, interactive registration. Do not make airline or hotel roundtable discussions and short pearls - reservations after January 23 until you presented by the best speakers and know if space is available for the work- many of the most successful podiatrists in shop by contacting the AAPPM office at podiatric practice management education. 978-646-9091. Day-Long Workshop Added for AAPPM’s Newest Membership Registration Fees Group - The Executive Management Group The AAPPM member registration fee is only $399. The fee for AAPPM member The Executive Management Group has American Academy of Podiatric A1-4 New Practitioners and staff is $349. been created to help office managers Practice Management All fees include all your meals from Friday tackle the daily challenges of managing a breakfast through Sunday breakfast and 10 Maple Street, Suite 301 busy podiatric practice. Each meeting will Middleton, MA 01949 great networking, sharing and socializing have a track for executive office man- 978-646-9091 phone firstname.lastname@example.org every night at our free hospitality suites. agers. Some of the best minds in podia- www.aappm.org website This is the best meeting value in podiatry! 1. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop, March 3 to 7, Pittsburgh, PA Workshop Highlights Practice Management (Billing, Educational Objectives Scheduling and Patient Accounting) and Electronic Medical Records soft- ware systems with Zac Childress of Maximum of 18.25 Continuing DarwinTech, Inc., 248-840-3100 ext. 30. Education Contact Hours Financial Planning and Choosing the To earn Continuing Education Contact Right Retirement Plan for Your Hours (CECH) credits, see the schedule Business with Russell LaGreca, CFP®, for the lectures and workshops that quali- CRPS® from Graystone Consulting, 410- fy. The majority of the credits will be for 735-5372 or email@example.com. attending optional workshops on Thursday. Financial Options for Running an AAPPM is an approved sponsor of cours- Efficient Practice with Nicole Potochar, es by the Council on Podiatric Medical 732-766-0800 or Education (CPME) and Gary Adams is firstname.lastname@example.org. the Director of Continuing Education. This Office Technology and HIPAA program offers a maximum of 19.75 Over 25 Exhibitors to Help Build Compliance Review with Raymond Continuing Education Contact Hours. Your Practice/Free Consultations Posa, MBA from The Manta Group. If you At the conclusion of these continuing Over 25 of our Corporate Sponsors will want a HIPAA review, please email your medical education programs doctors will: be exhibiting. They will feature a wide office HIPPA Security and Policy and variety of exceptional podiatric products Procedures manual prior to the meeting. 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Sense Marketing plan review and consult with Understand the important role that Rem Jackson, 717-626-2025 or A quick look at our workshop registra- ancillary services such as vascular rem@TopPractices.com. tion form will tell you that DPMs who testing, physical therapy, neurological are members of AAPPM save $200 testing, diabetic/serve tissue programs Office organization. Jump Start and imaging in diagnosing and treating Momentum with Wendy Ellin! - Come when registering for this conference. Since membership in AAPPM only many of the most common foot and share your personal organizational chal- ankle conditions more effectively. lenges in a 30 minute one-on-one ses- costs $269, it makes sense to spend sion and take away tips to change your the additional $69 to join AAPPM if you Learn new treatment modalities for have not already. If you are a new prac- patients with peripheral neuropathy life immediately! 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For complete membership information, visit us online at www.aappm.org, email email@example.com or call 978-646-9091. 2. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Faculty Learn new patient communication Featured Speaker Featured Faculty techniques and tools that will help improve patient outcomes and compli- Bradley Bakotic, DPM, DO ance and increase understanding of Neil Baum, MD the doctor-patient relationship. Dermatopathologist and Principal Partner We are pleased to wel- of Bako Pathology which provides lower Achieve a better understanding of skin come urologist Dr. Neil extremity pathology services to clinicians lesions and skin and nail pathology in Baum, a nationally recog- throughout the US. Both a podiatrist and order to better diagnose and treat nized practice manage- a board-certified dermatopathologist with pathology of the foot and ankle. ment speaker and author, additional subspecialty training in bone Learn how incorporating in office dis- as our featured speaker. and soft tissue pathology. Has become pensing into their practice helps pro- This will be the third time that Dr. Baum one of the nation's foremost authorities in duce better clinical outcomes and has lectured for AAPPM at the podiatric pathology. Author of numerous improves patient compliance. Midwinter and he has always received articles and text chapters on topics rang- rave reviews for not only his practical ing from pathology of the skin, soft tissue, Gain new knowledge and understand- information but his humor and a pen- and bone to cytogenetics. Assistant pro- ing of the healing/ repair cascade through application of growth factors chant for a few magic tricks as well. fessor at Barry University School of and understand the process of pro- As a speaker, Dr. Baum shares his Podiatric Medicine, teaching both derma- curement of autogeneous platelet con- extensive experience from his urologic tology and pathology. centrate (APC) and applications for practice. He regularly speaks to prac- this new technology. Animesh Bhatia, DPM, CWS tices, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and Achieve a better understanding of medical manufacturing companies on Has a private practice in Columbus, OH peripheral nerves and their role in cre- improving communications between that devotes a large portion of it's time to ating pain in order to better diagnose physicians and patients, practice man- managing chronic wound patients. Board and treat chronic pain of the foot and agement, guerrilla marketing and prac- Certified Wound Specialist, a Diplomate ankle. of the American Academy of Wound tice promotion and motivation. Improve their knowledge of how to Dr. Baum has authored five books, Management and a Fellow of the effectively prescribe custom orthotics including Marketing Your Clinical American Professional Wound Care and improve patient acceptance and Practice - Ethically, Effectively, and Association. compliance. Economically, and over 150 articles Improve their ability to assess which addressing an array of practice man- S. Galen Chapman, Jr., DPT, CLT treatment options are best suited for agement topics. Has Bachelor of Arts in Exercises wounds commonly seen by podiatrists; Science and Doctorate in Physical and increase understanding of the Dr. Baum received his medical degree Therapy. Also graduate of the Norton proper application of various wound from Ohio State University Medical School of Lymphatic Studies. Has a back- care products, the importance of using School in Columbus and is certified by ground in medical laboratory science from wound care protocols and how dis- the American Board of Urology. He 10 plus years in the United States Army pensing wound care products can serves as Associate Clinical Professor Reserves and seven years with AMS improve patient care and compliance, of Urology at Tulane Medical School Diagnostics. Works for Advanced after participating in small group dis- and Louisiana State University Medical cussion roundtables. Physical Therapy. School, both in New Orleans, LA. He Better understand the effective clinical has been in the private practice of Zac Childress use of various Durable Medical urology in New Orleans, LA, since 1978. President and CEO of DarwinTech, Inc. a Equipment, products, including AFOs, Certified Business Partner of The after participating in small group dis- Medinotes Corporation and value added cussion roundtables. reseller of Lytec Practice Management Gain new understanding of best prac- Software. National speaker and expert on tices for clinical application of medical office technology and information Extracorporeal Pulse Activation technology systems. Treatment (EPAT) for the successful treatment of acute and chronic muscu- Craig Conti, DPM loskeletal pain of the lower extremity. Member Board of Trustees of American Improve their physical therapy case Academy of Podiatric Practice management and diagnoses for Management. In private practice in patients including new treatments of Sarasota, FL. neuropathies and rehabilitation exer- cises. 3. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Faculty Featured Faculty John Guiliana, DPM, MS Rem Jackson Nationally recognized speaker and author Founder and CEO of Top Practices, LLC, Marybeth Crane, DPM, MS on topics pertaining to medical practice a company dedicated to helping podia- Board certified in foot surgery and wound management. AAPPM Fellow and board trists, other professionals, and business- care; specializing in sports medicine/bio- member and holds a Masters degree in es build and grow through innovative mechanics, reconstructive foot surgery, Healthcare Management. In private prac- marketing programs. Leader of the Top and diabetic limb salvage. Has an MS in tice in Hackettstown, NJ. Practices Marketing Master Mind Group. biomedical science from Barry University Regular speaker and contributor to and lectures extensively on niche market- AAPPM. ing for podiatric foot and ankle surgeons. AAPPM Fellow and board member. Russell M. LaGreca, CFP®, CRPS® Managing partner for Foot and Ankle Wealth Advisory Specialist with the JK Associates of North Texas, LLP in Meek Group of Graystone Consulting, a Grapevine, TX. Marathon runner who has business of Morgan Stanley Smith completed almost a dozen marathons Barney, LLC. This team specializes in including Boston, New York and Chicago. working with associations, corporations, public pensions and high net worth fami- Alison DeWaters, DPM lies on a direct investment management AAPPM Fellow and board member. In and consulting basis. Certified Financial group podiatric practice in Howell, NJ Lynn Homisak, PRT Planner™ practitioner and a Chartered with Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center, LLP. President of SOS Healthcare Retirement Plans Specialist. Recent graduate of the four year residen- Management Solutions cy program at Presbyterian Hospital in (www.soshms.com), a podiatric consult- Richard H. Mann, DPM Philadelphia. ant company that focuses on staff man- Diplomate of the American Board of agement, training and practice efficiency. Podiatric Surgery, Certified in Foot and Wendy Ellin Spent 38 years as a podiatric medical Ankle Surgery. Member of the American Founder of Momentum, a productivity assistant/office manager and is also a NJ Academy of Wound Management, a training and consulting business. The licensed Podiatric Radiology Certified Wound Specialist and Director of Momentum Method training is a proven Technologist. Has a Certificate of Human Visiting Foot Care Services, Boyton step-by-step process of enhancing focus, Resource Studies from Cornell University Beach, FL and of Diabetic Foot Care organization and productivity in the work- School of Industry and Labor Relations Centers, Delray Beach, FL. Founder and place by changing the way you address and is an AAPPM Fellow and Past Vice- CEO of Pryde Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and your challenges. Over 20 years of corpo- President. Lecturer, author and national Realm Labs, LLC, which distribute OTC rate business and entrepreneurial experi- workshop leader training doctors and staff pain remedies and medical food products ence in management and executive in successful management strategies and to healthcare providers and end-users. administration. recognized nationwide by many in her Managing partner in private practice profession as an expert in her field. located in Delray Beach, FL. Neal Frankel, DPM Board Certified by the American Board of Anthony Iorio, DPM, MPH William McCann, DPM Ambulatory Foot Surgery and the Associate Professor and Chair, Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Department of Community Health and Surgery; Fellow, American College of Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Medicine, and Assistant Dean for Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Member: American Podiatric Continuing Medical Education at the New Surgeons; AAPPM Medical Association, National Association York College of Podiatric Medicine. Fellow and Immediate of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Illinois Fellow, American College of Foot and Past President. Podiatric Medical Association, American Ankle Surgeons; Fellow and Past National and interna- Diabetes Association. In private practice Secretary of the American Academy of tional lecturer and in Chicago, IL. Podiatric Practice Management. National author on practice management topics. lecturer on practice management. In pri- As a pioneer in in-office dispensing pro- Jeffrey Frederick, DPM vate practice Fairfield, CT. grams, has developed simple yet highly AAPPM President and Fellow and effective methods of introducing this con- President of the Michigan Podiatric cept to doctors, staff and patients. In pri- Medical Association, Diplomate American vate practice in Concord, NH. Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. Well respected author and national lecturer on practice management and coding. In a group podiatry practice in Berkley, MI. 4. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Faculty Featured Faculty James A. M. Smith, DO James P. Wilton, DPM Board Certified American College of Board Certified in Foot Surgery & Wound Jonathan Moore, DPM, MS Osteopathic Internists and American Care - American Board of Podiatric Board qualified by the American Board of Board of Vascular Medicine; Diplomat, Surgery; American Academy of Wound Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Endovascular; Fellow, Society for Care; Fellow, American College of Foot Podiatric Medicine and Fellowship, Vascular Medicine and Biology; Founding and Ankle Surgeons; Member, American Trained in Diabetic Foot Salvage at the Member Society of Cardiovascular College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics; University of Texas Health Science Computed Tomography. Member Member, American Academy of Podiatric Center. Fellow and Trustee of the American Osteopathic Association; Sports Medicine; Fellow, Institute of American Academy of Podiatric Practice American College of Osteopathic Peripheral Nerve Surgery. In private prac- Management. National Lecturer and Internists; Kansas Association of tice Portsmouth, NH. author on diabetes and practice manage- Osteopathic Medicine. Fellow, Society for ment topics. In private practice in Vascular Medicine and Biology. In private Somerset, KY. practice Wichita, KS. Other Invited Faculty Hal Ornstein, DPM Tracey Toback, DPM Nicole Bacha AAPPM Chairman and Director of Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Corporate Development. Board certified, Ernestro Castro, CPed Surgery; Board Certified in Foot Surgery; American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Fellow, American College of Podiatric Lori Cerami Consulting Editor for Podiatry Radiologists; Fellow, American Society of Terry Connors Management Magazine as well as a Podiatric Dermatology; Fellow, American Distinguished Practitioner in the National College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. In pri- Mike Crosby, CPA Academies. Has given over 200 presen- vate practice Kingston, NY. Patty Eurich tations internationally and has written and been interviewed for over 250 articles on Benjamin Weaver, DPM Sheryl Gambarella topics pertinent to practice management, One of the first podiatrists to become Brandt Gibson, DPM patient satisfaction and efficiency in a Physician Certified in Wound Care - Allen Guehl, DPM medical practice. Serves as Medical Council for Medical Education & Testing. Director of Affiliated Foot and Ankle Fellow of the American College of Foot Howard Hillman, DPM Center, LLP with its main office in Howell, and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, as Ira Kraus, DPM NJ. well as the American Professional Wound Care Association, and College of Certified John Leardi, Esq. Nathan Schwartz, DPM Wound Specialist. AAPPM executive Glenn Lombardi Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric board member and a Fellow. Has Fay Mushlin Surgery; Fellow of the American College authored and co-authored multiple prac- of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Board certi- tice management articles. In a group Don Pierson, CPed fied in foot and ankle surgery and APMA podiatric practice in Wichita, KS. Ray Posa, MBA representative to the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine. Also board Josh White, DPM, CPed Nicole Potochar certified in wound care and pedorthics. Podiatrist and pedorthist who turned his Jonathan Purdy, DPM Frequent national and international passion for footwear into a company Jamie Russell speaker on foot surgery and diagnostic called SafeStep that streamlines podia- ultrasound. trist utilization of the Medicare Janie Petercheff Therapeutic Shoe Program. Lectures Andrew Schneider, DPM Jon Segal, DC nationally on how podiatrists can effec- Nationwide public speaker. Has lectured tively integrate shoes, ankle foot orthoses Don Schoen and consulted on a variety of topics, and other DME items to improve patient Chad Schwarz including billing, coding, documentation care and broaden podiatrists' scope of and PT integration. Has owned clinics Brooke Weaver practice. Chair of the APMA DME sub- specializing in inter-disciplinary practices, committee and lectures at the New York Steve Weinburg including medical, physical therapy and College of Podiatric Medicine. Peter Wishnie, DPM chiropractics. Currently the principal of Serenity Health Systems, a company dedicated to helping physicians to prof- itably expand their practices through diversification.Practices in Boynton Beach, FL. 5. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Schedule Wednesday, March 3 Thursday, March 4 E/M coding - made simple Overlooked Codes, what are the best 6:30 pm 7:00 to 8:00 am resources Registration Registration, continental breakfast, DME - Codes, rules and regulations visit exhibitors Wound Care - get paid for supplies Two Optional workshops. Choose and treatment one or two. Optional Paid Workshops. Choose Audit prevention and defense New Billing and Coding or one work- 7:00 to 8:00 pm Making your office run like a business shop early morning and one work- EMR Alphabet Soup, Zac Childress; shop late morning. Accounting for every penny Patty Eurich; Nicole Bacha; Don Schoen; Collections, cash flow and getting paid Michael Brody, DPM 7:30 am to 12:00 am Documentation to make you audit 1 CECH Billing and Coding Workshop, Hoda proof Henein; Ira Kraus, DPM; Neal Frankel, Accounts receivables management EMR, eRx, PQRI, CCHIT. The acronyms DPM; Lori Cerami; Sheryl Gambarella may sound familiar, but what do they mean for you and your office? Join us to Coding can be the difference between 7:30 to 10:00 am learn how you can provide better patient success and failure. In today's health Chronic Venous Insufficiency - care through the use of technology. We'll care environment to stay in business, you Improving Your Venous Insufficiency show you how to comply with the require- need to get paid for everything you do. Patient's Quality of Life, Benjamin ments and earn the government incen- Let our experts help you bill so that you Weaver, DPM; James Smith, DO; John tives being made available to you for pro- will be paid. Insurance companies are Guiliana, DPM, MS; Brad Bakotic, DPM, viding quality care now and in the future. increasing audits - make sure you are fol- DO lowing the regulations on all codes includ- 2.5 CECH 8:00 to 9:00 pm ing DME items. Clearly understand the Crucial Facts Your Credit Score Plays necessary "buzz" words and documenta- This presentation will unveil a unique in Obtaining the Financing Necessary tion requirements. Enhance your under- turnkey collaborative care model for a for Practice and Personal standing of Evaluation and Management patient with swollen legs, both with and New without venous ulcers. Growth, Nicole Potochar Coding. Stop giving your services away for free. GET PAID! Let us show you how During this 2.5 hour interactive workshop The importance of good credit to secure to ethically enhance revenue and we will teach you how to properly workup necessary financing to maximize practice increase patient outcomes. Make your and treat your venous ulceration and lym- growth. office run like a successful business. phedema patients. You will gather insight Understanding the importance of your Leave this session an expert on coding into patient selection and CVI testing for credit score and increase your bottom line! this important and often neglected diag- Learning how to manage your credit nosis. Dermapathology and tissue sam- This four hour workshop will include score pling will also be reviewed, along with these topics and more. (This workshop is Conquering credit challenges recommended for established doctors, wound care and compression therapy. Insights into securing a loan new doctors, office managers and billing Other important issues to be covered Open discussion of your credit, finan- staff members.) include: cial and banking concerns Proper selection of compression gar- New Codes, Modifiers, V-Codes, Global periods, CCI Edits ments (both non-custom and custom) 9:00 pm to 12:00 am Understanding and reading your Indications for and choices of special- Hospitality Suite/Fellowship Exchange ist referral for your patient's condition accounts receivables reports/what reports to run on a monthly, quarterly Use of Lymphedema pumps and yearly basis The psycho-dynamics and road blocks Making your office accountable finan- of patient compliance cially, daily reconciliation Assembling the members of your Lymphedema team Cooperative marketing of your turnkey Lymphedema clinic. 6. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Schedule Thursday, March 4 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Clinical Protocols a Pathway for 8:00 to 10:00 am Efficiency, Benjamin Weaver, DPM Enough is Enough - Get Control of 1.5 CECH Your Stuff!", Wendy Ellin Increase efficiency of the office Repeated Thursday evening Increase communications in the office Learn how to get rid of your chaos and clutter and finally get control of your stuff Define roles - once and for all! Build congruity between providers 10:00 to10:30 am This session is for doctors and staff who Break, visit exhibitors for Venous want to increase efficiency, patient flow Insufficiency and Enough is Enough through the office, and improve patient workshop attendees outcomes. After this groundbreaking ses- sion, you will leave with working cus- 10:30 to 11:00 am New: Making Sense of Wound Care tomized protocols to take back to your Break, visit exhibitors for Billing and office and implement on Monday. A cus- Products In A Busy Practice: What to Use Coding workshop attendees tomized protocol manual for your office and When: Billing and Documentation 10:30 am to 12:30 pm will be sent to you after the workshop - Pearls Will Be Discussed, Animesh usually in about two weeks. Bhatia, DPM Practice Compliance 101: Bulletproofing Your Practice from Post 12:30 to 3:30 pm Payment Audits and Regulatory Please note - all those attending the Clinical Protocols Workshop Take the Sting out of Neuropathy, Liability, John Leardi, Esq., Terry Benjamin Weaver, DPM; John Guiliana, must bring a laptop. Connors; Steve Weinberg DPM, MS; Brad Bakotic, DPM, DO; This workshop will provide an in-depth Richard Mann, DPM; Jon Segal, DC; S. look into the increasing risk posed by 12:00 to 1:00 pm Galen Chapman, Jr., DPT, CLT post payment audits performed by both Lunch on own 3 CECH commercial health benefit plans and Medicare, with a special emphasis on Optional Paid Workshops. Choose What are doctors looking for from their CMS's Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) one workshop early afternoon, one practice? Doctors of all specialties are initiative. workshop late afternoon and one searching for ways to improve the quality workshop early evening. of care they deliver to their patients, while After explaining the ins and outs of these also building their practice. This entertain- audits, the workshop will provide practical 1:00 to 3:30 pm ing presentation will introduce you to Mrs. guidance on what steps can and should New Smith, a fictional yet typical podiatric A FRESH, Comprehensive be taken to proactively insulate a practice Look at Expanding Your Practice patient who presents with neuropathy and from potential audit liability. Specific top- Through DME and Ancillary Services: a multitude of other conditions. You will ics to be discussed will include: Learn what Custom and OTC Products follow the treatment of Mrs. Smith The anatomy of an effective compli- and Services You Should be Using to through the eyes of two separate podi- ance plan; Improve Outcomes and Grow Your atric physicians: one who "gets it" and Practice one who doesn't. You will be amazed at Tips for integrating a compliance plan into a practice the difference in the quality of Mrs. 2.5 CECH Smith's care and how practicing more The importance of conducting a base- All new topics with the same comprehen- comprehensively can help build your line audit of billing, coding, and treat- sive AAPPM approach! practice. ment records New: Advanced DME Options for the This program will review: The importance of ensuring structural Unstable Ankle (The LATEST OTC The use of physical medicine and integrity of all transactions and busi- Options), Josh White DPM, CPed electrophysiological dispensable ness arrangements New: Advanced OTC and Custom DME items This workshop will conclude with a round- Options for Offloading the Diabetic Foot, Medical foods and their beneficial role table Q&A session. Jonathan Moore DPM, MS in correcting a vitamin deficiency com- mon in people with peripheral neu- New: Addressing the Podiatric Drop Foot ropathy. Patient and the Diabetic Foot through the The use of OTC DME equipment for use of Custom AFOs, Ernesto Castro/Don often overlooked neurological etiolo- Pierson and Jonathan Moore DPM gies, i.e. new carbon fiber drop foot braces 7. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Schedule Thursday, March 4 An understanding of some of the ter- Dr. Moore and his scribe and medical minology used in diagnostic ultrasound assistant will offer suggestions and pearls The use and efficacy of a new FDA An understanding of the key points in to help you train and develop your own approved neuropathic medication on identifying structures with diagnostic documentation system: the market ultrasound The following topics will be discussed: Lastly, the presentation will conclude with The ability to identify several different How to find and train the right person a demonstration of how practicing more types of structures with diagnostic to become a scribe comprehensively using protocols will help ultrasound build your practice. A basic understanding of charting and How to create great patient specific billing for diagnostic ultrasound notes using EMR templates along with 1:00 to 3:30 pm detailed referral letters all within min- An understanding of artifacts in diag- utes Advanced Coding and Billing nostic ultrasound Workshop, Neal Frankel How to keep your EMR notes from 4:00 to 5:45 pm looking and sounding "canned" This hands-on workshop will take you Medinotes...Evolved, Zac Childress; through the sample documentation Patty Eurich; Nicole Bacha; Don Schoen A review of documentation require- required to make effective appeals. Also ments will be discussed when dispens- discussed will be how to create a claim 1.75 CECH ing DME, performing procedures and "protocol" so that the office collects more Learn how to take your Medinotes EMR referring to ancillary services of what it bills. The steps to negotiate to the next level. Or get your first look at Learn key pearls toward maximizing contracts will be discussed and a sample its successor, PeakPractice. We're ready each patient visit while assuring proper contract will be reviewed so you know to answer your questions and show you documentation what to look for. You will learn how to how to make the most of either product to write effective appeals and how to handle improve patient care, documentation a "peer to peer" review. quality and your practice. 3:30 to 4:00 pm 4:00 to 5:30 pm Break and visit exhibitors Human Resource Management - Getting the Most from Your Staff, John Guiliana, DPM, MS Let's face it - our staff makes our practice run. This 1.5 hour interactive workshop will explore all critical ingredients for an efficient practice infrastructure. The work- shop will cover important matters such as team building and leadership, organiza- tional design, labor laws, motivation strategies, recruitment, disciplinary actions, and employment termination .... 4:00 to 6:00 pm and more! 6:00 pm Podiatric Diagnostic Ultrasound Working dinner for those attending the Hands-on Program with New 4:00 to 5:30 pm following two workshops Innovations Utilizing Autogeneous Integrating a Scribe into Your Office: Platelet Concentrates Interventionally Practical Tools and Pearls to Improve 6:00 to 8:00 pm for the Treatment of Tendon Ligaments Documentation, Efficiency and YOUR Enough is Enough - Get Control of and Other Soft Tissue Abnormalities, LIFE!, Jonathan Moore DPM, MS; Jamie Your Stuff!", Wendy Ellin Nathan Schwartz, DPM; D. Charles Russell; Nicole Bacha; Janie Petercheff Repeated from Thursday morning Greiner, DPM 1.5 CECH Learn how to get rid of your chaos and 2 CECH In this 1.5 hour workshop, live demon- clutter and finally get control of your stuff The attendees at the completion of the strations will be offered with practical sug- - once and for all! lectures should have: gestions, and easy to follow pearls designed to guide you toward developing A basic knowledge of how the diag- the use of a scribe in your office. Sample nostic ultrasound works and how to position the probe for scanning office notes will be created with different patient scenarios for you to see an exam- A good understanding of the indica- ple of how using a scribe can improve tions and applications for diagnostic ultrasound in the foot efficiency and allow you to keep from get- ting buried by paperwork at the end of the day. 8. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Schedule Thursday, March 4 Friday, March 5 6:00 to 9:00 pm 7:30 am The Ultimate Podiatry Marketing Registration, continental breakfast, Workshop, Rem Jackson; Andrew visit exhibitors Schneider, DPM; Brandt Gibson, DPM; Chad Schwarz; Glenn Lombardi One Optional Free Workshop Participants will be presented a compre- 7:30 to 8:30 am hensive podiatry practice marketing plan Maximizing Diabetic Patient Outcomes that includes: by Improving Patient Care and Loyalty, The best practices in internal and John Guiliana, DPM, MS; Jonathan external marketing Moore, DPM, MS General Session The best practices in internet market- ing 1 CECH 8:40 to 9:20 am In each vital area, participants will be This presentation will take podiatrists Understanding and Responding to guided through the strategies and ideas through through the complete first Your Practice's Two Important that are working in podiatric practices appointment with a diabetic patient, Ms. Financial Statements - The Profit and around the country. They will use two Smith, and demonstrate the products and Loss Statement and the Balance powerful marketing and project planning treatment protocols that ultimately show- Sheet, John Guiliana, DPM, MS tools to design a plan that works for them case the patient outcome rewards of and for their budgets and will leave with using these products and protocols. The This program is designed to teach doc- an action plan for implementation. participants will leave with a thorough tors and office executives how to evalu- understanding of communication as it ate their P/L Statement and Balance Participants will learn how to significantly Sheet and how to interpret each. Many relates to patient compliance and the increase referrals from: doctors with whom I speak receive these value added by utilizing products Patients documents from their accountants and designed to optimize successful out- Other medical professionals (Including comes, lower risks, and help build their never really understand them. As a result, exactly how to approach and develop financial decisions are often compro- practice. these referral sources) mised. Other effective referral sources in your This presentation will cover: market The root causes of noncompliance and 9:20 to 10:05 am How to use newsletters (both print and its impact on the diabetic patient Case Studies in Podiatric Pathology; A online) and other direct marketing Communication skills required to over- Medico-legal Perspective, Brad Bakotic, efforts to get new patients come noncompliance DPM, DO Participants will explore how to advertise, An evidence based clinical approach .75 CECH where to advertise, how to negotiate with to the diabetic population vendors, and how to generate a solid Presentation of a series of dermatological An introduction to the products com- return on investment for marketing dollars cases, what might have been done wrong monly used for diabetic patients and spent. A special focus will be on how to their ability to improve outcomes and from a medico-legal perspective and what get FREE advertising and PR. help build your practice alternate approaches might have been taken. Finally, participants will be led through a Solutions to the various obstacles out- detailed look at how the Internet is being lined New 10:05 to 10:25 am used as the most effective marketing tool The staff's role in implementation and Experiences and Thoughts for podiatry practices. An advanced look the training needed to effectively dele- gate the duties involved on Buying Into a Practice, Craig Conti. at how to connect your web-based mar- DPM keting will be outlined by the country’s leading DPMs in internet marketing. Buying into a practice can be a stressful experience for both parties involved. 9:00 pm to 12:00 am Presented are ways to reduce the anxiety Hospitality Suite/Fellowship Exchange through this important transition and help make it a win-win experience. 10:25 to 11:10 am Visit exhibitors 9. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Schedule Friday, March 5 1:10 to 1:55 pm Efficiency Challenge, Lynn New 11:10 to 11:30 am Homisak, PRT Going Green with Technology, Ray Posa, MBA There are many reasons why office flow New is compromised and weak systems are .25 CECH the biggest culprits. You can't manage In this presentation we will look at new efficiency if you can't measure it. Lynn will technologies that are beneficial for the share necessary strategies and manage- environment and enhance patient care, ment tools that will optimize practice per- and your practice. We will explore digital formance and help build a framework of Finding the Perfect Employee-A Match X-ray, EMR, digital marketing and digital success for both doctors and staff. The Made in Heaven N ew data safe. challenge involves change … are you up For the health of your practice to it? and your marketing program, you must 11:30 am to 12:00 pm New Improving Patient Satisfaction have a high-quality staff. It has never 1:55 pm to 2:20 pm Improves Your Bottom Line, John been easy to hire the perfect candidate Peripheral Nerves and the Podiatric for a job opening in a practice. Failure to Guiliana, DPM, MS Practice: Analyzing Chronic Pain, hire a candidate who is not a good fit with Do you find yourself working harder and James Wilton, DPM your practice can result in stress, loss of harder for less and less? It's not WHAT .25 CECH productivity, and deterioration in morale. you do that matters...It's what you’re NOT Although today there is a large pool to doing that does! This program will intro- Chronic lower extremity pain can be a choose from in this market glut of unem- duce and explore a new approach to diagnostic challenge to the podiatric ployed healthcare personnel, the chal- comprehensive patient care that will physician. The ability to differentiate lenge of finding the right person for the improve your patient satisfaction and your between joint, bone, muscle, tendon, soft job is daunting and even difficult. This practice. tissue and peripheral nerve generators does not mean you should settle for less can be an extremely complex process. than the best employee for your practice. 12:00 to 12:05 pm The correct identification of peripheral This presentation will discuss how to find Presentation of Fellow Certificates pain sources will guide ultimate treatment Mr.\Ms. Right for your practice and how to pathways for the patient. Biomechanical, train them to be an exemplary represen- 12:05 to 1:10 pm reconstructive, pharmacologic and periph- tative of your practice. Working lunch and visit exhibitors eral neurologic surgical approaches are all combined in the treatment of chronic 3:20 to 4:05 pm 12:15 to 1:00 pm lower extremity pain. This lecture will out- Break and visit exhibits Improving Patient Care and line decision-making process subsequent Compliance through In-Office treatment options in the podiatric physi- 4:05 to 4:45 pm N ew Dispensing, William McCann, DPM; Hal cian’s examination and treatment of the Creating a Fall Prevention Program Ornstein, DPM chronic lower extremity pain patient. Within Your Office: Tools and .75 CECH New Resources to Meet An Ever Growing 2:20 to 3:20 pm Need, Jonathan Moore, DPM, MS This workshop, conducted by two of podi- Balancing Your Personal and atry’s leading authorities on in-office dis- Professional Life, Neil Baum, MD .5 CECH pensing, takes a hands-on look at the Podiatrists are forever making an effort to Meeting the needs of our diabetic popula- most common conditions and treatment balance their personal and professional tion and our senior community through protocols utilizing dispensing to improve lives. This is a challenge that confronts ancillary services and DME is the secret patient compliance and outcomes. every podiatrist. This presentation will to success in Podiatry. In this new pro- provide 10 suggestions that will hopefully gram, the audience will learn how to bring make the balancing act just a little easier. these services together through the inte- These are recommendations that every- gration of AFO technology and physical one can easily implement to make their therapy to create a unique program that professional and professional lives more will impact the quality of care for your productive and ultimately more meaning- patient population and improve your prac- ful. tice. 4:45 to 4:55 pm AAPPM Student Chapter Report, Lucy Malvitz 10. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Schedule Friday, March 5 8:20 to 8:50 pm New Saturday, March 6 GIT-R-DONE, Jeffrey Frederick, DPM 4:55 to 5:35 pm 6:30 to 7:30 am Being a successful podiatrist encompass- EMR Panel - What You Need to Know Continental breakfast and visit es may challenges. Learn how to change About EMR for 2010 and Beyond, Hal exhibitors your work priorities to maximize success Ornstein, DPM; John Guiliana, DPM, MS; and your time. What you should be doing Nicole Bacha; Don Schoen; Ben Weaver, One Free Optional Workshop right now can make tomorrow your best DPM; Jonathan Moore, DPM, MS; Zac day yet. What does it really mean to be a 7:30 to 8:30 am Childress; Michael Brody, DPM podiatric physician working in today's .75 CECH Internet Marketing and Social Media: environment. Learn how to really GIT-R- How do you position your podiatric DONE! 5:35 to 6:10 pm practice for the new communication New world!, Rem Jackson, Andrew Schneider, How to Build a Solid Relationship with 8:50 to 9:20 pm Referring Offices, Chad Schwarz DPM; Neil Baum, MD Effective Scheduling, Neil Baum, MD Learn, both internally and externally, how Nothing can improve the efficiency, pro- General Session to build a solid relationship with your ductivity, and morale of your office than New referring offices. We will discuss taking having a schedule that results in patients 8:30 to 9:20 am that initial step of walking through the being seen within minutes of their sched- How to Attract Media Attention, Neil door at your local doctor's offices in an uled appointments. The traditional Baum, MD effort to develop a referring relationship method of assigning every patient 15 Certainly the Internet is one of the hottest allowing your practice to provide care as minutes and then working in the urgen- items to use to market and promote a an extension of theirs. Along with that, cies and emergencies is no longer appli- practice. However, there is nothing like learn several systems to implement in cable. This presentation will cover the use getting local and, when possible, national your office that will develop your relation- of volume planning or the creation of care media attention. This presentation will ship with these referral sources keeping categories. Finally, Dr. Baum will discuss cover the basics of attracting media your practice in mind when top quality the use of the modified wave scheduling. attention: how to get it and how to keep it podiatric care is needed. Both of these techniques will create a to promote your podiatric practice. scheduling program that will enable you 6:10 to 6:15 pm to see more patients and be labeled an Moments of Truth Analysis…Contact Announcements on-time doctor. Points Between Patient and Your Practice, Neil Baum, MD N 6:15 to 7:15 pm Increasing Efficiency with Use of a ew Dinner Scribe, Neil Baum, MD Most of us feel that the most important time for our patients is when .75 CECH 7:15 to 7:35 pm the podiatrist is eyeball to eyeball with the Scheduling for Success, Marybeth Dr. Baum believes that doctors should patient. However, there are other contact Crane, DPM, MS only perform functions that only doctors points that are critical to impacting the can and are trained to do. All other activi- patient-practice interaction. These inter- Do you dread looking at your schedule, ties should be delegated to others. Dr. actions are referred to as the moments of knowing you are running behind before Baum has developed the scribe concept truth and how those moments are man- you even start? This is a practical discus- which he will describe to you and how it aged will ultimately decide if your patient sion of several types of scheduling meth- helps improve the efficiency of his prac- has a positive experience with you, the ods including how to measure “real time” tice. He will explain how to find a scribe doctor, and your practice. This presenta- so your staff can schedule for success! and how to train him\her to take over tion will illuminate the moments of truth activities that were once performed by the for your practice and what you can do to 7:35 to 8:20 pm podiatrist but can be easily delegated to make each interaction a positive experi- Winning the Insurance Game – the scribe. ence for your patients. Collecting More of What You Earn (Parts I and 2), Neal Frankel, DPM 9:20 pm to 12:00 am Hospitality Suite/Fellowship Exchange Part 1: Contracting- what you need to know to increase your reimbursement. Part 2: Using URAC to collect on Medical Necessity denials 11. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Schedule Saturday, March 5 2:25 to 2:45 pm Integrating a Nail Technician Into Your 9:20 to 10:05 am Practice, Allen Guehl, DPM Winning the Insurance Game – Nail technicians are licensed profession- Collecting More of What You Earn als capable of providing services to our (Parts 3 and 4), Neal Frankel, DPM patients freeing the doctor to provide Part 3. Using ERISA to turn the tables on other higher value services. A brief the insurance companies. overview of the nail technician, mani- curist, pedicurist, cosmetologist licensing Part 4. Using ERISA to fight against and managing license and other services insurance company recoupments. 11:50 am to 12:20 pm will be provided. We will look at how New Staff Meetings…who needs about 10% of the practice gross comes 10:05 to 10:25 am New 'em? YOU DO!, Lynn Homisak from nail care taking up about 25% of Preparing for EHR your time and how to maximize ancillary Implementation, Michael Brody, DPM Say the words, "Staff Meeting" and sneers, jeers and tears emerge. And yet, services such as shoes and vascular How to get your office ready for the cul- without them, communication, progress evaluation while the nail tech is perform- ture of Electronic Medical Records and teamwork are all jeopardized. Don't ing the manual labor. Learn about believe me? Stay tuned to find out how advanced online training modules avail- 10:25 to 11:10 am able for nail techs that are podiatry staff meetings can be more effective and Visit exhibitors outcome-focused and why you need to specific and also training modules for make them a staple in your practice. medical assistants. 11:10 to 11:30 am 2:45 to 3:15 pm New What's on the Other Side of Your 12:20 to 12:30 pm Team's Rainbow?, John Guiliana, DPM, Presentation of President’s Award Stark Reality: Everyday Applications of MS the Self-Referral Law and the Anti- 12:30 to 1:45 pm kickback Statute, John Leardi, Esq. This 20 minute presentation will review appropriate methods of motivating and Lunch and visit exhibitors This presentation will focus on the two rewarding your staff for success. 1:45 to 2:15 pm most prominent compliance issues that arise within the context of a practice's The Dr. Moore Hat Trick, Jonathan 11:30 to 11:50 am business dealings and relationships. First, Moore, DPM, MS Realizing the Clinical and Practice New self-referrals and kickbacks will be Building Rewards of Prescribing .5 CECH defined and explained. Second, common Custom Functional Orthotics, Tracey DME standards and Documentation: examples of transactions and arrange- Toback, DPM Learn how to stay on top of an ever ments that violate these regulatory New .25 CECH increasing demand for organization and requirements will be discussed. Finally, a documentation as a DME supplier few "checklists" will be provided in the In this presentation, the clinician will learn hopes of providing doctors with practical how to be more confident in prescribing Checks and Balances: Do you have them guidance on what they should be on the custom orthotics in addition to utilizing in your office? Never again let a patient lookout for when analyzing proposed pre-fabs. The proper presentation tech- leave that should have had orthotics, vas- business arrangements. niques to dispense custom orthotics to cular testing, diabetic shoes or physical the patient will be reviewed showing you therapy. Use your staff and your EMR to 3:15 to 3:55 pm how to gain increased patient acceptance stay ahead of the game. The Four Pillars of Success, John and compliance. Also casting techniques Chronic Venous Insufficiency: One of the Guiliana, DPM, MS; Hal Ornstein, DPM and prescription suggestions will be greatest and most often missed opportu- reviewed. Success is NOT a status....it's a process. nities in our practice. Learn about a new In this program, Hal and John will share product that may change your tune about what life has taught them regarding that dispensing compression garments. process. You will learn about and hopeful- ly begin to practice the four pillars 2:15 to 2:25 pm required to support YOUR success. PPAC Report 3:55 to 4:00 pm Announcements 4:00 to to 4:15 pm Break 12. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Schedule Saturday, March 5 Sunday, March 6 Two Optional Free Concurrent Workshops. Choose one. 7:00 to 8:00 am Continental breakfast 10:45 am to 12:45 pm New Advanced Top Practices Workshop, 7:00 am to 8:00 am Rem Jackson; John Guiliana, DPM, MS Use of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation There is no better way to finish your Treatment (EPAT) in Acute and Chronic AAPPM Midwinter Workshop that to join Musculoskeletal Pain of the Lower Dr. John Guiliana and Rem Jackson for Extremity, Anthony Iorio, DPM, MPH an advanced workshop that is focused on 1 CECH going back to your practice on Monday 4:15 to 6:45 pm and hitting the ground sprinting. John and A clinical presentation on EPAT to include Rem have been working together in this Roundtable Discussions for 35 min- science, applications/uses, patient selec- interactive environment that is designed utes each. Choose four to attend. tion, hands-on techniques, patient mar- by the workshop participants at the start 1. Technology in Your Practice, Ray keting and overall best practices for the of the workshop. Areas that are typically Posa, MBA; Zac Childress; Michael successful treatment of acute and chronic covered: Brody, DPM musculoskeletal pain of the lower extrem- ity. How to make sure that what you've 2. Billing and Coding, Hoda Henein; Ira learned at the conference actually Kraus, DPM, Neal Frankel, DPM, 8:00 to 10:00 am happens within 90 days Sheryl Gambarella Breakfast and Learn Roundtable How to involve and motivate your staff 3. Grow Your Practice, Rem Jackson, Discussion Groups, D. Charles Greiner, How to design your growth plan Marybeth Crane, DPM, MA; Chad DPM How to knock over the roadblocks that Schwarz, Peter Wishnie, DPM; Neil Join us for breakfast in small round table have held you back in the past Baum, MD discussion groups where 4 or 5 groups all Practice management guidance 4. Associateships, Partnerships, Buy- discuss the same two questions and ins, Financing and Investing, Mike Marketing plans and guidance share what works and doesn't work in Crosby, CPA, MBA; Nicole Potochar; Strategic Vision their practice and their best pearls for Russell LeGreca, CFP®, CRPS® success. Then everyone gets back 10:45 am to 12:00 pm 5. DME, Ancillary Care, Orthotic together in a wrap up session where Improving Patient Care and Retention Devices, Wound Care Products and recording secretaries report a summary of In-office Dispensing, Jonathan Through a Physician Directed Physical their group's answers to the questions to Moore, DPM; Animesh Bhatia, DPM; Therapy Program, Jon Segal, DC the entire group. What you learn at this Bill McCann, DPM; Josh White, DPM, session will pay for the seminar several 1.25 CECH CPed; Howard Hillman times over!! This portion of the program is By adding the services of a physical ther- 6. Compliance and Audits, John always most informative and useful - apist to your practice, you will be offering Leardi, Esq., Terry Connors and Steve catch a later flight home and stay for the the onsite convenience of physical thera- Weinberg pearls that can change your practice and py and soft tissue rehabilitation to your change your life. patients experiencing pain from other Moderated Roundtables will meet for an hour and 30 minutes allowing all to areas of the body, exclusive of podiatric 10:00 to 10:30 am attend one optional roundtable above needs. Learn the appropriate phases of Summary of Pearls General Session, care and how to justify them. Through 1. Billing Staff Forum, Brooke Weaver; Final Q & A proper case management, diagnosis, Lori Cerami coding, billing, providing medical necessi- 10:30 to 10:40 am 2. Staff Issue and Training, Fay ty and compliant documentation, you will Mushlin; Jamie Russell; Janie What to Do With All You Learned, John have the opportunity to improve patient Petercheff Guiliana, DPM, MS care and expand your practice. You will also learn compliance of dispensing 3. New Practitioners, D. Charles home-going TENS and ultrasound Greiner, DPM; Jonathan Purdy, DPM; devices. Increasing stringency from insur- Craig Conti, DPM; Alison, DeWaters, ance companies has created a need for DPM podiatric doctors to address all their 7:00 to 8:30 pm patient’s needs and a new opportunity for this dynamic program to succeed. The Dinner Buffet solution is simply: Physical Therapy. 8:30 pm to 12:00 am Hospitality Suite/Fellowship Exchange 13. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Executive Management Group Friday, March 5 Saturday, March 6 6:10 to 6:45 pm Attend one of the General Session 6:30 to 8:00 am 6:30 to 7:30 am Round Tables Registration, continental breakfast, Registration, continental breakfast, Technology in Your Practice, Ray Posa, visit exhibitors visit exhibitors MBA; Zac Childress; Michael Brody, Executive Management Group 7:30 to 11:30 am DPM breakout Attend General Session 2. Billing and Coding, Hoda Henein; Ira New Kraus, DPM, Neal Frankel, DPM, 8:00 to 9:00 am Executive Management Group Sheryl Gambarella Take Personality Test and Share breakout 3. Grow Your Practice, Rem Jackson, Results, Fay Mushlin; Brooke Weaver 11:30 am to 12:20 pm Marybeth Crane, DPM, MA; Chad 9:15 to 11:15 am New Schwarz, Peter Wishnie, DPM; Neil Open Forum. Share Ideas, Q & A, The Appeal Process and More Baum, MD Brooke Weaver; Fay Mushlin (Using Erisa), Neal Frankel, DPM; Lori 4. Associateships, Partnerships, Buy-ins, Cerami 12:20 to 12:30 pm Financing and Investing, Mike Crosby, Attend General Session for CPA, MBA; Nicole Potochar; Russell 11:15 am to 12:00 pm Announcements, Presentation of LeGreca, CFP®, CRPS® Cutting Costs, Maria Guehl New Presidents's Award 5. DME, Ancillary Care, Orthotic Join General Session Devices, Wound Care Products and 12:30 to 1:45 pm In-office Dispensing, Jonathan 12:00 to 12:05 pm Lunch and visit exhibitors Moore, DPM; Animesh Bhatia, DPM; Presentation of Fellow Certificates Executive Management Group Bill McCann, DPM; Josh White, DPM, breakout CPed; Howard Hillman 12:05 to 1:00 pm Lunch and visit exhibits 1:45 to 2:45 pm New 6. Compliance and Audits, John Leardi, Esq., Terry Connors and Steve 12:15 to 1:00 pm Ask The Expert: Anything you want to Weinberg Improving Patient Care and ask about staff or your DPM regarding office policies, John Guiliana, DPM, MS 6:45 to 8:00 pm Compliance through In-Office Dispensing, William McCann, DPM; Hal Dinner Buffet Ornstein, DPM 8:00 pm to 12:00 am Executive Management Group Hospitality Suite/Fellowship Exchange breakout New 1:15 to 3:15 pm Time Management Tips, Wendy Ellin 3:15 to 3:45 pm Break and visit exhibitors 3:45 to 5:30 pm Compliance and More. Bring your 2:45 to 3:00 pm questions, John Leardi, Esq. Executive Managers Group Meeting: Return to General Session Planning for our Future, Brooke Weaver; Fay Mushlin 5:35 to 6:10 pm How to Build a Solid Relationship with 3:15 to 4:15 pm Referring Offices, Chad Schwarz Attend General Session 6:10 to 6:15 pm 4:15 to 6:10 pm Announcements Staff Moderated Roundtables. Choose One. 6:15 to 7:15 pm Dinner 1. Billing Staff Forum, Brooke Weaver; Lori Cerami At 7:15 group can either join General Session or engage in our own networking 2. Staff Issue and Training, Fay and socializing prior to the hospitality Mushlin; Jamie Russell; Janie suites opening. Petercheff 14. 2010 AAPPM Midwinter Workshop Registration Form Please submit only one form per registrant ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name Name for Badge ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Fax Email ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address City State Zip Code No guests may attend sessions or meal functions. Registrants must be registered for full conference to attend any of the optional workshops. All registrants must be paid in full prior to the conference in order to attend. All cancellations must be received in writing. No refunds after February 19. Registration Fees Registration Fees for Optional Paid Workshops AAPPM Member Rates Wednesday Early Afternoon $399 DPM member in practice more $29 EMR Alphabet Soup from 7:00 $49 Expanding Your Practice than 4 years. $449 if registering to 8:00 pm Through DME and Ancillary after February 8 or at door. No charge Crucial Facts Your Services from 1:00 to 3:30 pm $349 DPM Associate 1 to 4 member Credit Score Plays from 8:00 to $49 Advanced Coding and Billing in practice 4 years or less. $399 if 9:00 pm Workshop from 1:00 to 3:30 pm registering after February 8 or at Thursday $49 Take the Sting Out of door. Please check off which you will attend for Neuropathy from 12:30 to 3:30 pm each time period. $299 Resident/Student member. Late Afternoon $349 if registering after February 8 Early Morning $49 Podiatric Diagnostic or at door. $99 Billing and Coding Workshop Ultrasound Hands-on Program from $299 AAPPM Assistant/Staff member. from 7:30 to 10:30 am 4:00 to 6:00 pm Assistant or staff members (non- $49 Chronic Venous Insufficiency $49 Medinotes...Evolved from 4:00 DPMs) must be paid AAPPM mem- from 7:30 to 10:00 am to 6:00 pm bers under their own name. $349 if registering after February 8 or at $49 Enough is Enough - Get $49 Human Resource Management door. Control of Your Stuff! from 8:00 to from 4:00 to 5:30 pm Non-AAPPM Member Rates 10:00 am $49 Integrating a Scribe into Your Late Morning Office from 4:00 to 5:30 pm $599 Non AAPPM member DPM in practice more than 4 years. $649 if $49 Practice Compliance 101 from Evening registering after February 8 or at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm $79 The Ultimate Podiatry door. Marketing Workshop from 6:00 to $99 Clinical Protocols; A Pathway $479 Non AAPPM member for Efficiency from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm. Includes working dinner. Assistant/Staff. $529 if registering 12:00 pm. Laptop needed. $69 Enough is Enough - Get after February 8 or at door. Control of Your Stuff! from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Includes working dinner. Payment information Total General Admission $________ Check enclosed for $____________. (US funds only). Make payable to AAPPM. 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