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Arm Yourselves: New CMS Fee Schedule - New Opportunities

Attendees of EDPMA's Nashville Workshop Are Now Armed!

EDPMA's "Arm Yourselves: New CMS Fee Schedule - New Opportunities"Workshop in Nashville, Tennessee, in Late November, was a big success.  About 50 participants heard from presenters who shared the latest developments on the 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule including updates on MIPS and APMS, revenue cycle topics, and more.
On the first day, Bob Jasak, from Hart Health Strategies Inc. (EDPMA's outside consultant), gave an update on the 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including an overview of MIPS & APM provisions. Dr. Jason Adler presented on NQF's New Chief-Complaint-Based Quality Measures. Calvin Rogers and Mark Owen presented on Using or Modifying the Marshfield Clinic Audit Tool. For the last session of the day, Mark Owen, Calvin Rogers, and Dr. Jason Adler held a question and answer session as a way to wrap up the day. After the educational portion of the day concluded, attendees were able to relax and network during the Evening Reception at BB King's Blues Club sponsored by Gottlieb.  Some lucky attendees won door prize gift cards sponsored by Medical Coding Solutions.  

On the second day of the workshop, attendees started with a hearty breakfast sponsored by Zotec Partners.  Attendees heard from Shanna Howe and Dr. Don Powell on Additional Revenue Streams for the ED: Separate TINs for Observation & Deep Sedation, RCM Issues & Managed Care Tips. Michelle Scott and Ed Gaines discussed FAIR Health and Out-of-Network Considerations & Solutions. David McKenzie, Dr. Don Powell, and Dr. Jenn Raley discussed Communication-Based Technology Services & Expanding Telemedicine. For the final presentation of the workshop, David McKenzie, Calvin Rogers, and Dr. Hamilton Lempert discussed Coding Conundrums: Teaching Physicians, How the Primary Care Flat Fee Will Affect the ED, -25 Modifiers. After the workshop concluded, attendees grabbed box lunches and departed for home and left Nashville armed with new tools for the tool box and solutions to bring back to their groups and organizations for implementation.  One lucky attendee left with a door prize of a free 2019 Solutions Summit registration sponsored by RelyMD.  

EDPMA would like to offer special thanks to Ed Gaines, Mark Owen, and Paul Hudson for their time and effort planning this workshop. EDPMA would also like to thank all of the sponsors of this workshop for making the event a success.

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