The Practice Management Webccast & Audiocast Series
Medicare Update for 2010
Available On-Demand 24 / 7 at Your Convenience


Introduction†- Every year Medicare updates its policies and procedures through updates to the Medicare Carriers' Manual. In addition, CMS, the Office of the Inspector General, Congress and others formulate new policies affecting patients and providers. Participants will learn the newest policies affecting their practices as well as strategies for dealing with these new policies. This program builds on the Introduction to Medicare curriculum . This program is recommended for all staff and physicians.

This Practice Management Audiocast Presentation includes ...

  • This Audiocast is of a recent Live Webcast presented by Economedix;
  • Your registration fee covers the ability for you and your practice to view this presentation for one year along with various course handout materials;
  • The ability for ACS Fellows and practice managers to e-mail follow-up questions to Economedix Practice Management Advisors for personalized responses;
  • Co-Sponsors - The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and The Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM).

    Course Objectives - Completion of this Practice Management Course will provide:

    • Understand the latest updates and changes to the Medicare program from the beginning of the year;
    • Know how to organize the information and set up training programs for staff;
    • Understand changes to the payment system;
    • Know what Medicare and CMS are emphasizing;
    • Have a host of new resources for obtaining more information;
    • Understand the current issues most affecting medical practices.

    Accreditation - The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

    Credits - The American College of Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. PAHCOM has pre-approved this educational activity for 1 CEU towards the PAHCOM CMM designation. To earn the credit, participants must complete the combination Evaluation / CME - CEU Form, that is included in the course materials, and FAX this form back within seven days following the date of the teleconference.

    Faculty - The faculty for the course is Mr. Tom Loughrey†††, MBA, CCS-P. Mr. Loughrey is Chairman of Economedix and a noted practice management consultant to physicians, medical offices and medical societies. For over a decade, Mr. Loughrey has provided consulting services to the College as a part of the Consultantís Corner at the annual ACS Clinical Congress and regularly is engaged by ACS to speak and teach at meetings and workshops throughout the country.

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