2013 AAMAS Annual Meeting


Workshops

Workshop 1: Auditing Bootcamp - Day 1

Monday, April 15, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Auditing Bootcamp Day 1
Presented by: William Malm, ND, RN CMAS

A two day immersion providing the medical auditor with the knowledge, tools, and insight to advance their career. This course requires prior audit experience. Information covered will include professional standards, regulations, investigating/ verifying charges, and other medical audit responsibilities such as compliance, denials/appeals, and contracts/ negotiations. This can serve as a functional review course prior to the CMAS exam however it is not designed specifically to address all areas of the exam.

Lunch is on your own 12pm-1pm.

Separate fees apply:
Members: $400 - After March 15th $450
Nonmembers: $400 - After March 15th $450

Please note the fee is for the two full days. If you wish to take only one day there is no discount offered.

 

William MalmWilliam Malm William L. Malm, ND, RN, CMAS, a Senior Data Projects Manager for Craneware, based in Edinburgh, Scotland UK with US office in Atlanta, Georgia. Bill has over twenty years experience in a combination of clinical and financial healthcare. He holds a Doctor of Nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University with advanced education in Emergency Department Trauma management. Malm specializes in operations surrounding chargemasters and has performed over 250 CDM analysis engagements. His specialty is also in operations resulting from the chargemaster, including education, audit and post-implementation reviews. Additionally, Malm has served as a systems compliance officer for a large for-profit healthcare system and has conducted hundreds of pre-pay and post-pay audits. He is a nationally known author and speaker on topics such as compliance, chargemasters and recovery audit contractors.


 

Workshop 2: Auditing Bootcamp - Day 2

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Auditing Bootcamp- Day 2
Presented by: Bill Malm, ND, RN CMAS

A two day immersion providing the medical auditor with the knowledge, tools, and insight to advance their career. This course requires prior audit experience. Information covered will include professional standards, regulations, investigating/ verifying charges, and other medical audit responsibilities such as compliance, denials/appeals, and contracts/ negotiations. This can serve as a functional review course prior to the CMAS exam however it is not designed specifically to address all areas of the exam.

Lunch is on your own 12pm-1pm.

 

William MalmWilliam Malm William L. Malm, ND, RN, CMAS, a Senior Data Projects Manager for Craneware, based in Edinburgh, Scotland UK with US office in Atlanta, Georgia. Bill has over twenty years experience in a combination of clinical and financial healthcare. He holds a Doctor of Nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University with advanced education in Emergency Department Trauma management. Malm specializes in operations surrounding chargemasters and has performed over 250 CDM analysis engagements. His specialty is also in operations resulting from the chargemaster, including education, audit and post-implementation reviews. Additionally, Malm has served as a systems compliance officer for a large for-profit healthcare system and has conducted hundreds of pre-pay and post-pay audits. He is a nationally known author and speaker on topics such as compliance, chargemasters and recovery audit contractors.


 

Workshop 3: Pearls of Wisdom

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Pearls of Wisdom
Presented by: Day Egusquiza

This dynamic, operational focused workshop will walk through the updates and lessons learned that impact the provider community including ideas on how to reduce vulnerabilities from RAC, MAC, Medicaid and OIG audits. Come prepared to have fun and learn!

Separate fees apply:
Members: $125 - After March 15th $150
Nonmembers: $125 - After March 15th $150
This workshop requires a minimum of 20 participants.

 

Day EgusquizaDay Egusquiza Day Egusquiza is the president of AR Systems, Inc. Day has over 30 years experience in health care reimbursement, hospital business office operations (20 years in an Idaho hospital), contracting, and compliance implementation. Additionally, her experience includes eight years as a Director of a Physician Medical Management billing service, which included completing an integrated business office between a hospital and a large physician clinic. She has been an entrepreneur in hospital and physician practice accounts receivable management and a leader in redesigning numerous organizations. Her work includes providing guidance as a compliance & reimbursement educator while providing operational insight on the revenue cycle impacts of RAC/Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors. Additionally, she has been instrumental in researching and preparing national education on the impact of the Prescription Drug Benefit. ICD 10 is also on the list of 'fun' projects with audit and boot camps. Day's strength is her ability to 'operationalize' complex regulations into teachable components. Ms. Egusquiza is a nationally recognized speaker on continuous quality improvement (CQI), benchmarking, redesigning, reimbursement systems and implementing an operational focus of compliance- both in hospitals and practices. She has been on the AAHAM National Advisory Council, HFMA National Advisory Council, is a past President of the Idaho HFMA Chapter & recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been highlighted in JCAHO's Six Hospitals in Search of Excellence, Zimmerman's Receivable Report, HFMA's HFM and Patient Account, AHIA Prospective, and numerous healthcare newsletters along with a contributing author to 2006 Health Law and Compliance Update. She received the Idaho Hospital Association "Distinguished Service Award" for her legislative work and training on new indigent law. Attendees at HFMA's ANI rated her in the top 25% for each year she has presented, earning her the 'Distinguished Speaker' award.


 

Workshop 4: Taking the Next Step. Is Independent Contracting for You?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Taking the Next Step. Is Independent Contracting for You?
Presented by: Leslie Trainor, RN, CMAS Patricia Ann Bemis, RN, CEN, LHCRM

In this workshop, we will share the pros and cons of becoming an independent contractor/auditor and steps to setting up and running your own business. Offered will be practical advice on self-employment to include types of incorporation, federal and state filing requirements, home office setup, HIPAA requirements, contract negotiation, audit performance and record keeping. Practical examples will be provided and open forum discussion. This course is a must if you are contemplating a move into the world of independent auditing

Separate fees apply:
Members: $85 - After March 15th $110
Nonmembers: $85 - After March 15th $110

 

Leslie TrainorLeslie Trainor Leslie G. Trainor, RN, BSN, CMAS is an independent contractor, Certified Medical Audit Specialist with 20 plus years of experience in hospital bill audit, charge master review, long term care audit and legal consulting. Leslie has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Medical Audit Specialists since 2006 as Treasurer, President-Elect, President and is the current Past-President. Leslie's past healthcare experience includes intensive care, cardiac care, home health care nursing and healthcare administration. She is an honorably discharged United Air Force Nurse having served in Germany during Desert Shield. Leslie currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband Mark. Go Gators!!!


Patricia Ann BemisPatricia Ann Bemis Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN LHCRM, is the president of the National Nurses in Business Association. She has held the position since 1999. She received the Great 100 Nurses award presented by the Florida Nurses Association in 2009 in the entrepreneur category. She has authored an online course on how to be a nurse entrepreneur for Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing. The online course serves as a resource for nurses who desire to become business owners capitalizing on their nursing and health care practice skill and knowledge. She works daily with nurse entrepreneurs offering advice, support, and business training and brings a practical real-world experience to the table. Her books include: Emergency Nursing Bible, Nurse Entrepreneurs, and Self-Employed RN. She is also an instructor with the University of Florida for the risk management and forensic science for nurses online courses.


Continuing nursing educational activity was approved by the Arizona Nurses'  Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Pre Conference Workshops:  21 contact Hours (Maximum available)
Conference:  11.75 contact hours (Maximum available)

The AAMAS 19th Annual Conference has met the criteria for continuing education credit as mandated by the Certification Council, the credentialing body of the American Association of Medical Audit Specialists.

Preconference Workshops: 21 CMAS CEU's (Maximum)
Conference: 13.25 CMAS CEU's (Maximum)

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