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Annual Billing Expo

MMBA's 11th Annual Billing Expo
Waves of Change Leads to Oceans of Opportunity

Tuesday - May 15th, 2018
Crowne Plaza Lansing West

Topics Include: MACRA, Gray Areas of E&M, and more!  Stay tuned for further updates on this. You won't want to miss it!

 

REGISTRATION:

Early Bird Rate - register by April 30th, 2018

Member $190
Non-member $235


Regular Rate - after April 30th, 2018

Member - $210
Non-member - $260

*Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided.

CLICK HERE to Register Online!

 

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EXHIBITOR/SPONSORSHIP:

Level Cost Benefits
Gold $900 - Premium placement of table/booth (Limit 2 booth attendants with meals included.)
- Copy of attendee roster
- Sign with logo displayed near registration table
- Full page acknowledgement in on-site program
- Special thanks in our online newsletter (to include link to your website)
     
Silver $750 - Table/ Booth (Limit 2 booth attendants with meals included.)
- Sign with logo displayed near registration table.
- Half page acknowledgement in on-site program
- Special thanks in our online newsletter (to include link to your website)
     
Bronze $600 - Table/Booth (Limit 2 for booth attendants with meals included.)
- Quarter Page acknowledgement in on-site program
     
Additional: $750 Breakfast Sponsor
  $1,000 Lunch Sponsor
  $750 Snack Break Sponsor
  $750 Expo Brochure Sponsor
  $500 Name Badge Sponsor

 

Click Here to Exhibit/Sponsor!

Click Here to Register your Prize Drawing!

Click Here to download Vendor Packet (PDF/Mail-In Registration) (Coming Soon!)

 

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This program has the prior approval of the AAPC for 6 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

 


HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

Crowne Plaza Lansing West
925 S Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917 US

Discounted Lodging available call: (517) 323-7100
$129/night not including taxes and hotel fees
Booking Code : MB3 by May 8th, 2018

 

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 AGENDA

General Session: 8:00 - 9:15AM
Professionalism is for Everyone
Speaker: Judy Wilson
Are you putting your best face forward? Let's startour day learning why professionalism is so important in today's workplace. We'll look at howwe present ourselves, how others perceive us and why! This eye-opening session will make us take asecond look at how we are reacting on a day-to-daybasis.   
   
Breakout Session 1: 9:30 - 10:30AM
Session 1A: Beginning Biller I (must also sign up for Biller II, 2-hour session)
Speaker: Kathy Jo Uecker

  You've just been promoted - now what??  If you're confused about the difference between Medicare and Medicaid; if you're confused about the difference between HMOs and PPOs; if you're confused about the difference between copays and deductibles, THESE ARE THE SESSIONS FOR YOU! Whether you're new to your position or need a refresher, this session will increase your worth to your office.
   
Session 1B: Gray Areas of E/M - Part 1 (must also sign up for Part 2, 2-hour session)
Speaker: Shannon DeConda

  There's a big difference between a 99212 and a 99215 - are you coding correctly to avoid audits? The guidelines are 20 years old - and while much has changed in that time, the guidelines have NOT! Learn how to separate rules from opinion as Shannon dives head first into each of these controversial areas, defining "fact from fiction" and keeping your office out of trouble.
   
 Session 1C: Revenue Cycle Mgmt
Speaker: PJ Love


  We’ve done all this work, how can there be any claims older than 60 days????? PJ will discuss tips to help us process accounts receivable/revenue cycle.   Is there anything falling through the cracks?  What are we missing? You'll learn how to increase office revenue and make yourself a valued member of the staff!
   
Session 1D: Follow the Record, the Anesthesia Record
Speaker: Judy Wilson
  Did you know there are different types of anesthesia?   Take a journey through the process of how (and why!) to bill for anesthseia.  This course shows both beginner and seasoned biller/coders how to read an actual anesthesia record - a very interesting look at a very complex process! This just might be what opens a new door for you!
   
Breakout Session 2: 10:45 - 11:45AM
Session 2A: Beginning Biller I (must also sign up for Biller II, 2-hour session)
Speaker: Kathy Jo Uecker

  You've just been promoted - now what??  If you're confused about the difference between Medicare and Medicaid; if you're confused about the difference between HMOs and PPOs; if you're confused about the difference between copays and deductibles, THESE ARE THE SESSIONS FOR YOU! Whether you're new to your position or need a refresher, this session will increase your worth to your office.
   
Session 2B: Gray Areas of E/M - Part 1 (must also sign up for Part 2, 2-hour session)
Speaker: Shannon DeConda
  There's a big difference between a 99212 and a 99215 - are you coding correctly to avoid audits? The guidelines are 20 years old - and while much has changed in that time, the guidelines have NOT! Learn how to separate rules from opinion as Shannon dives head first into each of these controversial areas, defining "fact from fiction" and keeping your office out of trouble.
   
Session 2C: Provider Communication
Speaker: Brenda Edwards

  Treatment notes are the bridge between a patient visit and how a claim is paid.  Is your office willing to 'roll the dice' with current documentation? Brenda will discuss effective provider education, documentation and compliance in EHRs.  In addition, an interactive session will include 'how to' and 'how not to' deliver coding and documentation education!
   
Session 2D: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Speaker: Jill Young

  Who can perform 92909?  Can it be 'incident to'? Can it be billed the same day as removal of impacted cerumen?  Global days, multiple/bilateral procedures, modifiers - let Jill show you how the 31 columns of the MPFS can unlock daily coding mysteries.
   
Breakout Session 3: 12:45 - 1:45PM
Session 3A: NCCI - Rules (must also sign up for NCCI - Working It!, 2-hour session)
Speaker: Kris Cuddy

  Can you bill a 11040 with a 11000?   Do you know how to find the answer?  Avoid denials and lost revenue by having Kris teach you how to FIND NCCI, how to UNDERSTAND NCCI, how to READ the Chapter intros (did you even know there were chapters??), how FIND SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTATION on coding edits and how to USE NCCI for code pair edits and MUE's.  (If you don't know what an MUE is, you'll need these sessions!)
   
Session 3B: Credentialing
Speaker: Monica Lanphear
  Is credentialling your least-favorite task?  Do you feel as though you spin your wheels filling out forms that are ultimately returned for lack of information?  Let an expert give you some guidance.  Monica will show you the ins and outs of this extremely critical task.  
   
Session 3C: Billing Professional Services in the Facility Settings
Speaker: Jill Young
  Location affects more than you think!  If your practice was purchased by a hospital system and is now doing "split service" billing for patients, you have more to look at than adding modifiers!  X-rays, injections and other non E&M services are all in need of review for change.   NP/PA services are affected both in how they are billed and in how documentation requirements change.  Did you know Incident To services are not allowed for POS 22?  If any of the above strikes a nerve - you won't want to miss Jill's presentation.
   
Session 3D: Worker's Compensation
Speaker: Kathy Jo Uecker
 
  Do you know you can collect late fees if your clean claim is not paid within 30 days?  Do you know about the 104B Mediation Request Form?  Even if you only have one Work Comp claim a year, LuAnn will give you priceless, necessary information on coding, billing and appeal processes in the State of Michigan.
   
Breakout Session 4: 2:00 - 3:00PM
Session 4A: NCCI - Rules (must also sign up for NCCI - Working It!, 2-hour session)
Speaker: Kris Cuddy
  Can you bill a 11040 with a 11000?   Do you know how to find the answer?  Avoid denials and lost revenue by having Kris teach you how to FIND NCCI, how to UNDERSTAND NCCI, how to READ the Chapter intros (did you even know there were chapters??), how FIND SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTATION on coding edits and how to USE NCCI for code pair edits and MUE's.  (If you don't know what an MUE is, you'll need these sessions!)
   
Session 4B: MIPS/MACRA
Speaker: Stacey Hettiger
  Do you think of MIPS as a 4-letter word? Does the term Quality Payment Program make you faint? If you have concerns or questions, or just need to gain a better understanding of QPPs, you will benefit from this session with the Director of Medical and Regulatory Policy for the Michigan State Medical Society! 
   
Session 4C: Answers to Thorny Medicaid Questions
Speaker: Kathy Jo Uecker 
  Whether you have a large percentage of Medicaid patients in your practice or just a few cases, solving sticky problems can be tricky.  Join this session and lean about; how to report COB information when patients have a change in primary coverage; how to add providers to your milogintp; how to use the wonderful CHAMPS system to report over payments. OB Billers will also benefit from a quick tutorial on whether antepartum/delivery/postpartum should be billed global or separate.
   
Session 4D: The Impact of Chronic Conditions
Speaker: Brenda Edwards
  Chronic conditions account for a large percentage of healthcare dollars. Accurate reporting is therefore critical for reimbursement! Learn how to ensure your documentation is thorough, accurate and complete.  Brenda will discuss the importance of reporting manifestations and combination codes - and she'll review examples of documentation with suggestions for improvement!
   
Insurance Panel: 3:15 - 4:30PM
Modifiers -25 and -59:  Are you sure you're using them correctly?
WPS has stated -25 is the most abused modifier... when thinking of -59 do you remember XE, XS and XP... don't let bad habits put your practice at risk!  Listen to a panel of insurance company representatives discuss their thoughts on these two modifiers and make sure you're submitting correct claims!


 

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SPEAKERS

Judy A. Wilson, CPC, COC, CPCO, CPPM, CPC-P, CPB, CPC-I, CANPC, AAPC Fellow, CMRS
Judy has been doing medical coding/billing for over 38 years. For the past twenty-five years she have been the Business Administrator for Anesthesia Specialists, a group of eleven cardiac anesthesiologists who practice at Sentara Heart Hospital.  She has the honor of serving on the Board of Director of the AAPC-Chapter Associations from 2010- 2014 and served again from 2015 – 2017.She is also on the Board of Director of Bryant & Stratton College in Virginia Beach, VA.  She is a PMCC instructor, AAPC Approved ICD-CM/PCS Instructor, and teaches classes in the Tidewater area. She serves on the National Advisory Board for American Academy of Billers for AMBA. She has had the pleasure of presenting at several AAPC regional and national conferences and at the AMBA conference as a speaker for their general session, as well as serving on the expert panel at conferences and has spoken at the University of Tulane Anesthesia Conference in 2013.  She has written several articles including ones for HCPRO/Just Coding and the AAPC’s Healthcare Business monthly and contributes to the AAPC Blog monthly.
 
Kathy Jo Uecker, CMPE, EFPM, NCP, CPC, COC, CHSPA, CHSA

Kathy has been working in healthcare practice management since 1989 and most recently joined the consulting staff of NetSource One through a merger of Medical Informatics Solutions. With a strong background in billing, coding, and revenue cycle management, she brings the expertise to the NSO/MIS team. Her past experience also includes medical chart auditing, development, and implementation of compliance programs including HIPAA, fee schedule analysis, insurance carrier contract negotiations, and practice management software conversions and implementation.  Prior to joining NetSource One/Medical Informatics Solutions, Kathy was a Senior Healthcare Consulting Manager for Rehmann. She also served as the director of Reimbursement Services at HealthCare Midwest for 7 Years.

Kathy is active in the Michigan Medical Group Management Association (MMGMA), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the AAPC, the MMBA, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the American Academy of Medical Management. She currently serves on the Third Party Liaison Committee for the Michigan State Medical Society and the Third Party Payer Day committee.

 
Shannon Deconda, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CMSCS, CPMA
Shannon is the founder and president of the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS) as well as the President of Coding & Billing Services and a Partner at DoctorsManagement, LLC. Ms. DeConda has more than 16 years of experience as a multi-specialty auditor and coder. Since founding NAMAS in 2007, Ms. DeConda has developed the NAMAS Medical Auditing Certification Training, written the NAMAS Medical Auditing Study Guide, and launched a wide variety of educational products and web-based educational tools to help coders, auditors, and medical providers improve their efficiencies. 
 
PJ Love, CPC, CMRS
PJ Love is the owner of Physician Billing Services of Mid Michigan Inc. located in Lansing, Michigan.  The company has been in business over twenty years.  PJ has over thirty years’ experience in the medical profession including Practice Management, Professional Billing, Coding and Consulting.  Her company provides multispecialty Medical Billing, Consulting, and Enrollment services.  PJ is a Past President of the Michigan Medical Billers Association (MMBA) and served on the Board for twenty years.  She established the Lansing MMBA chapter in 1993.  An active member of the American Academy of Professional Coders, Michigan Medical Billers Association, and the American Medical Billing Association.

Physician Billing Services specializes in Accounts Receivable/Revenue Cycle Management for multiple specialties.  We assist our clients utilizing several Practice Management Systems.  We tackle billing issues related to Revenue Cycle/AR, Coding, EHR Systems, PM System, and Office Operations affecting our client’s bottom line.

 
Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
Brenda entered the coding and billing profession over 25 years ago.  Her experience includes chart auditing, coding and compliance education.  She has written many articles for national publications including Healthcare Business Monthly, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and BC Advantage.  Her humorous and engaging presentation style has made her a conference favorite at both national and regional conferences for AAPC as well as local chapter meetings across the country.  Brenda is a Certified Professional Coding Instructor (CPC-I), AAPC ICD10-CM/PCS Training Expert, and an AAPC workshop presenter. She served on the AAPC Chapter Association board of directors from 2010-2014 and held office as chair.
 
Jill Young, CPC,CEDC,CIMC
Jill brings with over 30 years of medical experience.  This includes a diverse background in all areas of medicine from clinical to billing and she has worked with many physician specialties. Her consulting company provides auditing and the usual consulting services but additionally provides both education and training from front office to back.
 
Kris Cuddy-Cummings, CPC, CIMC, CEMA
Kris has 26 years of experience in the medical field. She is a healthcare compliance analyst for Michigan State University HealthTeam, provides independent consulting services, and has been a speaker and author for Michigan State Medical Society, The Coding Institute, SuperCoder.com webinars, and AAPC. Kris is a source for Eli’s Coding Alerts, HIPAA Institute, and Part B News. She has been published in MedEd Portal. She has served as president, vice-president, and secretary of the Lansing, Mich., local chapter, is a member of WPS GHA Medicare Part B Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group, a member of Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology, and is adjunct faculty at Lansing Community College, also serving on their advisory board for their medical insurance billing and coding curriculum.
 
Monica Lanphear
Monica is the Director of Insurance Credentialing for McLaren Medical Group.  MMBA is honored that McLaren is partnering with our Expo this year by allowing Monica to share her experience in this critical field.   We are truly grateful to McLaren for their collaboration. 
 
Stacey Hettiger
Stacey Hettiger is the Director of Medical and Regulatory Policy at Michigan State Medical Society is a liaison between physicians and health plans.  She specializes in reimbursement and policy issues related to health care, third party payer issues, including workers comp.

 

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