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									      GAOE 2010 Annual Meeting
              March 25-27, 2010

Crowne Plaza Hotel • Atlanta, Georgia

               Crowne Plaz
                                Meeting Agenda
                          2010 GAOE 4th Annual Meeting
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.     Reception
                          Sponsored by SRSsoft
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.     Registration

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Registration
7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Exhibit Hall Open
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.     Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Welcome & Introductory Remarks
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.     Elizabeth Woodcock · “Revenue Cycle”
                          2010 brings a host of challenges in revenue cycle management. Health-care reform, a
                          turbulent economy, consumer-directed health care, and the increase in the uninsured are
                          all having an impact on your revenue cycle. is fast-paced and succinct session will focus
                          on ten proven ways to enhance your revenue cycle.
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    Tracy Field · “RACs & Hot Topics”
                            is session focuses on the current legal developments that impact your practice.
10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.   Break with Exhibitors
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Ron Howrigon · “Marketing to Managed Care Organizations”
                             ere are many issues and factors involved with developing and executing an effective marketing strategy to ensure you do not become
                          excluded from any payers and/or networks. In this session, explore the various steps and tactics that can be used to ensure access to
                          these payers and/or networks, and make your practice indispensable to these managed care organizations.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Breakouts By Topic
                          • RACs – Tracy Field
                          • Contracting – Ron Howrigon
                          • ASCs New Rules – Rusty Ross
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Lunch with Vendors
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.     Lynn Scheps · “Government Health IT Programs: Right For My Practice?”
                          During this session, you will learn the facts and the current status of the regulations for ARRA’s (still evolving) EHR incentive plan
                          and Medicare’s ePrescribing program. You will leave with the tools needed to evaluate the merits of participation in both.
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Louis Feuer · “Up the Motivation”
                             is dynamic session will help you understand what motivates the troops in your offices, how to understand the resistors, the ostriches
                          and the visionaries. Learn how age can impact motivation and one’s willingness to change and adapt. Learn and laugh as you take a
                          closer look at your office colleagues, and see what will motivate some to be more productive and efficient.
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.     Break with Vendors & Door Prizes

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.     Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.     Business Meeting / Elections
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
                          Powerful winds in Washington, D.C. are ushering in significant changes to many critical laws affecting the health care business.
                            is interactive workshop is designed to bring you up-to-date on the most recent federal developments including issues involving
                          employment discrimination, the Family Medical Leave Act and other legal issues involving employment situations that create
                          concerns for orthopaedic practices.
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Meredith Oliver · “Marketing on a Shoestring”
                          How do you maintain the advertising wow factor on a diminished budget? Are your communications hitting the right target and
                          delivering the message you need to optimize effectiveness? During this session, we will explore ways to maintain quality and
                          effectiveness in your marketing while dealing with the reality of shrinking budgets.
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Iwanna Ridgill · “Avoiding the “Lucy Syndrome”: Excellence in Customer Service”
                             is session focuses on skills necessary for dealing professionally and courteously with the public and with your coworkers, the
                          “internal customers.” We will look at how to meet the needs of the public and maintain a positive, service-oriented attitude.
                   Attendee Registration Form
 Georgia Association of Orthopaedic Executives 2010 Annual Meeting
                      March 25th – 27th, 2010 · Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Name and Title: _________________________________________________________________________________________

Practice Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: _____________________________________ Fax Number: ______________________________________

Work E-Mail: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Number of Physicians: _____________________________ Number of Locations: __________________________

Certifications: __________________________________________________________________________________________

Practice Type:  Private  Multi-Specialty  University Affiliated  Hospital Based/Owned  Solo  Clinical

Does the Practice Employ:  RN  Occupational                           LPN  NP  MA  Surgical Asst  PA

 Hand             Ortho Tech  PT  Radiology Tech  Other: _________________________________________________

Does the Office Have:  X-Ray  Physical                     Ambulatory Surgery Center  MRI  CT  Occupational

Charts:  Electronic  Paper EMR/EHR Name:____________________________________________________________________

PMS Name: _________________________________________________________

Attending Thursday Welcome Reception?  Yes  No
Registration fee: $99 for members and $225 for non-members. Registration Deadline is February 26th, 2010
Please make checks payable to: GAOE
Credit Card Payments (Payment can also be made online at
Card Type:  Master Card  AMEX  Visa  Discover
Name on Card: _________________________________________________________
CC #: __________________________________________ Exp. Date: _____________ AVS Code (3 digit # on back): _____________
Billing Address with Zip Code: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Mail, fax or e-mail to: Rebecca Hockaday
100 Montvale Drive | Hoschton, GA 30548 | Phone: 706.433.3251 | Fax: 706.354.6831 | e-mail:

                                                             Crowne Plaza Hotel
                                                             To	make	reservations:
                                                   	Use the group code GE1
                                                             or	call	(770) 395-7700	or	toll	free	1-800-554-0055	(outside	of	Georgia	only).	
                                                             Mention GAOE when making reservations by phone to receive the group rate.
                                                             Deadline	for	group	rate	is	March	4,	2010.			Rate	is	$125	per	night.

                                       Local Attractions
For	your	convenience,	the	Atlanta	hotel	provides	complimentary	shuttle	service	to	the	MARTA	train	station	located	directly	across	the	street	
at	Perimeter	Mall	which	provides	continuous	transportation	to	and	from	the	airport,	as	well	as	a	variety	of	other	Atlanta	locations.	Dining	
&	Entertainment:	We’re	more	than	just	great	shopping..	there’s	a	lot	to	do	at	Perimeter	Mall!	Dine	with	friends	or	entertain	the	family	at	
our	exciting	restaurants	and	attractions	(Goldfish,	Hudson	Grille,	Maggiano’s	Little	Italy,	Nordstrom	Café,	Seasons	52,	The	Cheesecake	
Factory,	Wildfire).		For more information visit:

                                  The Georgia Aquarium                   Drop,	the	largest	New	Year’s	Eve	celebration	in	the	Southeast,		
                                  Dive	into	a	one-of-a-kind	aquatic	     St	Patrick’s	Day	Festival,	and	Heritage	Arts	Festival	are	just	a	few		
                                  experience	at	the	world’s	largest	     of	the	special	events	that	take	place.
                                  aquarium,	the	Georgia	Aquarium!	
                                  Get	up	close	with	gentle	whale	                                      High Museum of Art
                                  sharks,	toothy	sand	tiger	sharks,	                                   The	High	Museum	of	Art	is	the	
graceful	beluga	whales,	playful	sea	otters	and	aquatic	animals	from	                                   leading	art	museum	in	the	southeast.	
around	the	globe.	With	the	largest	collection	of	aquatic	animals,	                                     Expect	a	broad,	diverse	selection	of	
you	are	sure	to	see	things	you’ve	never	seen	before!                                                   art	comprising	19th/20th	century	
                                                                         American	works,	European	paintings,	decorative	arts,	African,	
World of Coca-Cola                                                       African-American	art,	photography,	and	modern	and	contemporary	
From	a	multi-sensory	4-D	theater,	a	marvelously	restored	1880s	          art.	The	High	is	currently	involved	in	a	three-year	partnership	that	
soda	fountain,	a	one-of-a-kind	World	of	Coca-Cola	glass	bottle	          brings	treasures	from	the	Musee	du	Louvre	to	the	city.
produced	in	a	real,	live	bottling	line,	to	an	opportunity	to	sample	
nearly	70	different	beverages	from	around	the	world,	you’ll	             Little Five Points
experience	something	inviting	around	every	corner.                       It’s	one	of	the	coolest	spots	on	the	map.	A	bohemian	hangout	with	
                                                                         a	rich	mix	of	art,	theater,	and	shopping,	it	has	been	the	epicenter	
               Underground Atlanta                                       of	all	things	alternative	for	many	years.	7	Stages	Theatre,	Horizon	
               Six	city	blocks	have	been	transformed	into	a	spirited	    Theatre,	Variety	Playhouse,	Star	Community	Bar	(with	a	shrine	to	
               marketplace	that	offers	historic	guided	tours,	more	      Elvis)	and	many	pubs	and	nightlife	places	are	available.

               than	100	specialty	stores,	Kenny’s	Alley,	the	trendy	
               hangout	with	exciting	nightlife	and	restaurants,	         For more information please visit:
               street-cart	merchants	and	annual	events.	The	Peach

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