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					The University of Chicago
Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Medical Business Solutions, LLC

Seventh Annual
Anesthesia Billing
and Management
Seminar 2006
April 7-9, 2006
Rio Suite Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Directors
Charles Goodman, M.D.
William G. Conrad M.D., M.B.A.
Anesthesia Billing and Management Seminar 2006

Invitation from the Course Directors
On behalf of Medical Business Solutions and The University
of Chicago, we want to take this opportunity to personally invite
you to the Seventh Annual Anesthesia Billing and Management
Seminar. As you can see from the enclosed program, we have
gathered some of the finest experts in the field of anesthesia
billing and management to address some of the bottom line issues
that will help each of you better manage your practice. We have
again chosen the fabulous Rio Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
to be the host for this year’s program. Please join us in April for a
great meeting and a wonderful time in exciting Las Vegas.

Charles Goodman, M.D.           William G. Conrad, M.D., M.B.A.

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:
   1. Understand anesthesia billing compliance issues,
      including the main compliance risk areas for anesthesia
   2. Better understand billing and coding for anesthesia,
      obstetrics, and pain management services,
   3. Recognize the importance of having sound group
      contracts with managed care organizations,
   4. Gain practical skills and ideas on how to use information
      technology to improve anesthesia record documentation
      and billing company charge capture,
   5. Improve group management in the areas of provider
      compensation, group staffing, financial reporting and
      contract negotiations,
   6. Better understand how pay for performance will affect
      anesthesia groups in the future.
The fee is $675 prior to March 1, $725 after March 1. Fees include the course syllabus,
full buffet breakfasts and refreshment breaks. The optional lunches are $45 each.
Checks should be made payable to The University of Chicago. $100 will be deducted for
administrative expenses should you cancel your registration. There will be no refunds after
March 23, 2006.

Registration Form                                                Please Print Clearly
Anesthesia Billing and Management Seminar 2006
April 7-9, 2006
Please check: ____ $675 – Payment Received Prior to March 1, 2006
              ____ $725 – Payment Received After March 1, 2006
              ____ $ 45 – Optional Luncheon Day #1 (Nelson/Moody/Slater)
              ____ $ 45 – Optional Luncheon Day #2 (Semo/Johnson/Laden)

                ____ TOTAL

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Return to:
Center for Continuing Medical Education
950 East 61st Street, Suite 101, Chicago, Illinois 60637
or fax with credit card information to: (773) 702-1736
Location and Accommodations

The seminar will be held at the fabulous Rio        “Masquerade Show in the Sky” treats
Suite Hotel & Casino in the always exciting         guests to a magical journey above the
city of Las Vegas. The Rio Suite Hotel &            crowds, aboard fantasy floats that glide to
Casino, one of Las Vegas’ premiere resorts,         an elaborate orchestration of music, dance
is the first all-suite hotel casino resort in the   and carnival.
world, with each suite providing spectacular
views of Las Vegas and more than 600                If golf is your game, Rio Secco Golf Club,
square feet of luxury.                              an 18-hole championship course designed
                                                    for the guests of the Rio All Suite Casino
A block of rooms has been reserved at Rio           Resort, is just a short drive away. On its
Suite Hotel & Casino at the rates of $135           opening, it was named “One of the Top
for Thursday, April 6, and $165 for Friday          Ten New Courses” by Golf Digest. Rolling
and Saturday, April 7 and 8, single or double       across 240 acres of rugged desert and
occupancy. The $135 rate is applicable for          seated over 800 feet above Las Vegas, the
three days before and three days after the          7,332 yard, par 72 course was designed by
meeting, based on availability. Each suite          Rees Jones, one of the top golf architects
has a separate dressing area, couch, table          in the world. It is also the home of the
with chairs, hair dryer, in-room refrigerator,      Butch Harmon School of Golf. Panoramic
iron and ironing board and complimentary            views of the Las Vegas Valley and the
in-room safe. Masquerade Suites (1,600 sq.          desert-mountain landscape provide a golf
ft) are $500 single or double occupancy,            experience for the senses and a formidable
based on availability. Room reservation             test of skill at all levels. Players are
forms will be sent with your seminar                challenged on multiple elevations on
confirmation, or you may call the hotel             arroyos, plateaus and steep canyons
directly at 1-888-746-6955, or fax the forms        through every-changing terrain. Call
to 1-702-777-7611, indicating you are               1-888-TO-SECCO for reservations for
attending the Anesthesia Billing and                Rio Secco and the Butch Harmon School
Management Seminar. The reservation                 of Golf.
code is S04UNC6. Room reservations must
be made by March 15, 2006 to guarantee              You may also enjoy the relaxing atmosphere
the reduced rate. We recommend you make             of a tropical paradise at Rio’s famous
your reservations early to take advantage           Ipanema Beach, lounging upon real sand
of this remarkable opportunity. Rio Suite           beaches at the edge of a tropical lagoon,
Hotel & Casino can be found on the world            surrounded by cascading waterfalls, four
wide web at                             swimming pools and five Jacuzzi-style spas,
                                                    or the newly expanded Rio Spa and
Las Vegas is truly a city with something for        Michael’s Salon which cater to the senses
everyone and the Rio Suite Hotel & Casino           with a complete luxury treatment center,
is in the middle of it all!                         complete spa, salon, fitness center, steam
                                                    room and whirlpool. The Rio also features
Set amidst the sparkling Vegas skyline              Masquerade Village, a 60,000 square foot
towers the Rio All-Suite Casino Resort, with        combination of entertainment, food,
non-stop excitement and a famous flair for          shopping and gaming woven together in an
culinary distinction all rolled into one. It’s      on-going carnival atmosphere, and the Wine
no wonder that this all luxury suite resort         Cellar Tasting Room, the world’s largest
has been recognized the “best” by both              publicly displayed collection of fine and rare
visitors and experts alike.                         wines, along with a complete line of tasting
                                                    accessories and gifts.
The Rio’s non-stop action casino
encompasses 120,000 square feet of                  So whether sipping fine wines, feasting on
gaming, featuring more than 2500 slot               fantastic culinary creations, dreaming by
machines and over 100 table games. The              the pool, trying your luck at the tables,
Resort boasts 15 restaurants, featuring             delighting in a show, or playing a thrilling
cuisine from throughout the world, from             round at Rio Secco Golf Club, the Rio
fine gourmet dining, to an oyster and               invites you to treat yourself to only the
seafood bar, to the Carnival World Buffet           very best!
and the VooDoo Cafe. The one of a kind
Friday, April 7
 6:45     Registration                   8:50      OR Utilization: How Much
                                                   Should You Pay, How Much
 7:00     Full Buffet                              Should They Pay
          Breakfast/Exhibits                       – William Mazzei
 8:00     Welcome and Introduction –     9:40      Refreshment Break/Exhibits
          Charles Goodman and
          William G. Conrad              10:10     Anesthesia Electronic
                                                   Medical Records (AEMR):
 8:10     2006 Anesthesia/Pain                     The Time is Now
          Coding Update                            – Jerry Stonemetz
          – Hal Nelson
                                         11:00     Questions and Answers
 9:10     Obstetrics: Coding,
          Documentation and              11:40     Optional “Ask the Experts”
          Billing for Maximum                      Luncheon – Judy Semo,
          Reimbursement                            Robert Johnson and
          – Bellinger Moody                        Joe Laden

 9:50     Refreshment Break/Exhibits     1:00      Anesthesia Subspecialty
                                                   Billing – Devona Slater
10:20     Anatomy of the Anesthesia
          Bill: From Initial Provider    1:50      Medical Direction Rules:
          Documentation through the                A National Perspective by
          Billing and Collection                   Medicare Carrier
          Process – Devona Slater                  – Bellinger Moody

11:10     Questions and Answers          2:40      Refreshment Break/Exhibits

11:50     Optional “Ask the Experts”     3:10      How to Evaluate the Pros
          Luncheon – Hal Nelson,                   and Cons of Outsourcing
          Bellinger Moody & Devona                 Your Anesthesia Billing
          Slater                                   – Judith Semo

 1:00     Negotiations with Hospitals,   4:00      Questions and Answers
          Payers and Providers:          4:30      Adjourn
          Strategies, Techniques and
          – Robert Johnson               Sunday, April 9
 1:50     Tips for Negotiating           7:00      Full Buffet Breakfast
          Hospital Stipends
          – Judith Semo                  8:00      Managing Your Managed
                                                   Care Agreements
 2:40     Refreshment Break/Exhibits               – Judith Semo
 3:10     Key Financial Metrics and      8:50      Income & Lifestyle:
          Models for Anesthesia                    Understanding Anesthesia
          Practices – Joe Laden                    Provider Compensation &
                                                   Staffing Issues in 2006 and
 4:00     Questions and Answers
                                                   Beyond – Robert Johnson
 4:30     Adjourn
                                         9:40      Coffee Break
                                         9:55      Governmental Investigations
Saturday, April 8                                  of Anesthesia Practices:
 7:00     Full Buffet                              Specific Case Reports and
          Breakfast/Exhibits                       Their Outcomes
                                                   – Devona Slater
 8:00     Pay for Performance:
          What’s Behind the Buzz         10:45     Questions and Answers
          Words – Robert Lagasse         11:15     Adjourn
Program Speakers
Judith J. Semo, Esq.
Judith Jurin Semo, PLLC
Washington, D.C.
Hal Nelson, CPC
Vice President – Anesthesia Services & Compliance
CompOne Services, Ltd.
Oklahoma City, OK
Devona Slater
Auditing for Compliance & Education
Leawood, KS
Robert M. Johnson, M.B.A.
Director, Anesthesia Business Development
Sheridan Healthcare
Baltimore, MD
Bellinger Moody, RHIA, CPC, CCP
Vice President – Compliance, Coding & Reimbursement
Augusta, GA
Robert S. Lagasse, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman
Department of Anesthesiology
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY
William Mazzei, M.D.
Clinical Professor
Medical Director – Perioperative Services
Department of Anesthesia
University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA
Jerry Stonemetz, M.D.
Clinical Associate
Director of Compliance
Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
Baltimore, MD
Joe Laden
Practice Administrator
Anesthesia Associates of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Course Directors
Charles Goodman, M.D.                 William G. Conrad, M.D., M.B.A.
President                             Associate Professor
Medical Business Solutions, LLC       Associate Chair for Business Operations
Wilmington, DE                        Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
                                      The University of Chicago Medical Center
                                      Chicago, IL
Special Airfares to Las Vegas
Travelex is the official travel agency for this conference. They offer
discounts of 5%-10% on several major airlines for round trip travel to
the meeting site. Discounts are taken from published fares in effect
at time of ticketing. Their professional staff is trained to find the best
airfares for meetings and conferences and will guarantee the lowest
applicable rate available on any airlines at the time of booking and
For personalized service in making effortless reservations, call
Travelex toll free at 1-800-882-0499 (in Illinois 1-847-882-0400),
Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, CT. Please identify
yourself as a participant in this conference and have your dates,
preferred travel times, frequent flyer number, seat preference and
credit card number available.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the
Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Medical
Business Solutions. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of
Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education
for physicians. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.5 category 1
credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician
should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the
educational activity.
This program has the prior approval of the American Academy of
Professional Coders (the Academy) for 17 continuing education hours.
Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the
Academy of the program content or the program sponsor.
This program may qualify for continuing education credit in the
American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). To apply
for ACMPE credit, submit the generic credit hour form with a copy of
this program brochure.
For further information, contact:
The University of Chicago
Center for Continuing Medical Education
950 East 61st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773-702-1056 Fax: 773-702-1736
Extensive information about the conference and the city may be
obtained via the world wide web at

Other University of Chicago Anesthesia and Critical Care Conferences:
19th Annual Challenges for Clinicians
Dec. 2-4, 2005
Drake Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
8th Annual Challenges for Clinicians
Jan. 24-28, 2006
Westin Resort
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
For more information:
Check the web at or call 773-702-1056
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Anesthesia Billing and
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