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Part B News' 7th Annual Billing & Reimbursement Conference
Chicago, Ill. - April 27-28, 2006
Orlando, Fla. - June 15-16, 2006

WASHINGTON DC, USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- MARCH 8, 2006: Physician practices are being challenged like never before to operate more efficiently and collect every dollar of entitled reimbursement. Part B News announces their 7th annual Billing & Reimbursement Conference to be held April 27-28 in Chicago, Ill., and June 15-16 in Orlando, Fla. This in-person conference brings together experts to discuss proven ways for medical practices to improve their A/R, boost collections, avoid denials and more.

Expert Presenters:

Betsy Nicoletti, president of Medical Practice Consulting, Springfield, Vt., gives you step- by-step guidance on how to calculate payment for both the patient and the insurance company during A Winning Approach to Get Paid Your Entitiled Reimbursement for Tricky Same Day Covered and Non-Covered Services.
Breath new life into your A/R collection efforts with the knowledge you'll gain from Deborah Holzmark, Dixon Hughes, Asheville, N.C., during CPR for Your A/R: 10 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Collections.
Don't let minor template errors lead you to overcode. Joan Gilhooly, president, Medical Practice Consulting, Deer Park, Ill., gives advice on how to steer clear of template errors so you stay in compliance in this session, Overcome the Perils of Templates: Make Sure Your Billing Tools Don't Turn On You
Joan Gilhooly also gives you an expert primer to correctly billing key modifiers and getting payment instead of denial during Master Modifiers - Time-Tested Tips for Using High Volume Modifiers Correctly - and Avoiding Denials.
Senior Compliance Analyst Kathleen Enniss, from the University of Washington Physicians, Seattle helps you Turn the Lessons of an Audit Into Success, by describing her experience when an audit led to a corporate integrity agreement. BONUS: Your conference CD includes audit benchmarking data adaptable to your practice and worksheets to track audit results.
Deborah Holzmark returns on the second day of the conference to prepare you for Medicare's latest initiative in the morning session, Thriving With Pay-for-Performance: What the Latest Health Care Payment Scheme Means - and How to Make it Work for You.
Failure to adequately document E/M services can prove to be very costly. Connie Tiljevang, operations manager for physician billing at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, N.Y., shares how she improved her physician billing and boosted her center's credibility during, Inside E/M Charts: How One Practice Makes Sure Doctors Document These Services Correctly - and You Can Too!

Note: The AAPC has pre-approved this conference for 11 CEUs.

You can view the entire agenda by clicking here. To register, call toll-free (866) 620-5939, or register online to save. Also register for the post-conference session on enhancing revenue through coding analysis.

Plus, attend the post-conference-day session to understand the basics of how to use the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) to examine your physician productivity, analyze your fees and costs, and more, to improve your practice's profitability! You take home a CD packed with valuable tools you'll use in your practice.


For registration information, go to the conference web site at or call 866-620-5939.