The breakout sessions that provide information specific to each specialty about the impact of the new reimbursement schedule will be invaluable
Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) February 7, 2007
In January, 2008, Medicare will implement the biggest change to Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) payments in over 20 years, including a fundamental change in the ASC procedure list. Speaker Caryl Serbin, President and Founder of Fort Myers, FL based Surgery Consultants of America, Inc (SCA) and Serbin Surgery Center Billing, LLC (SCB), will present information surgery centers need to make a smooth transition to the new system.
The event, which is being held by the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC), will take place February 22-23 at the Marriott Atlanta Airport in Atlanta Georgia. Registration for the event is $495.00 for AAASC members and $555.00 for non-members. Additional information about the event and online registration is available at http://www.aaasc.org/membership/APCSeminarSeries.html.
During the two-day seminar, participants will be presented with the following topics:
- Definitive look at the new system
- Implant reimbursement and impacts on fee schedules
- Managed care implications and contract negotiation strategies
- Importance of case costing and updated budgeting
- Coding and billing strategies with the new APC system
"The breakout sessions that provide information specific to each specialty about the impact of the new reimbursement schedule will be invaluable," says Craig Jeffries, Executive Director of AAASC, the sponsor of the event and a co-presenter.
The program is designed to help administrators, coders/billers, physician owners, directors of nursing, and business managers with the changes they face with the new Medicare payment system. For some attendees, this program qualifies for 13 hours of continuing education credits.
Interactive sessions in which attendees can bring their laptops to participate include The Importance of Case Costing, Impact of Fee Schedule, and Budgeting for Change. "These three sessions allow for hands-on learning and give administrators something of real value that they can take away with them," says Serbin, "The whole program is critical for those in the ASC industry, I commend Craig Jeffries and AAASC for the insight in putting it together."
SCA is a consulting firm which specializes in the development and management of ambulatory surgery centers and SCB is the acknowledged leader in ASC billing. For more information about SCA, call 1-800-694-5808 or visit SCA Press.