AAHAM eNewswatch
Feb. 25, 2015

Save the Date: Legislative Day 2015
Sponsored by The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), this event brings you face-to-face with the decision-makers in Washington who will determine the outcome of our industry's top legislative priorities.

Legislative Day is right around the corner, March 30-31. We are all very excited to present you with a jam-packed agenda for this year's trip to "The Hill". This year we are making appointments for you with both your senators and representatives. Those of you who have attended this event in the past can attest to the excitement of being part of a grassroots advocacy event such as this. With all of the issues and obstacles facing us in healthcare today, it is imperative that you take this opportunity to let your voice be heard in Washington. AAHAM is giving you the opportunity to personally make this happen. Don't let this once a year opportunity pass you by!

Due to the nature of this event and to allow sufficient time to set up legislative appointments, attendance is limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to send in your registration form and payment today.

The deadline to register is March 9 and reserve your room at our special discounted AAHAM rate is March 6.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Where & When
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.
March 30-31More

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Upcoming Webinar
Topic: Your Solution to Medical Necessity Denials
WEDNESDAY, March 4 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Olakunle Olaniyan, MD, MBA, FACP, FACPE, President of Case Management Covenants LLC

This interesting intermediate level webinar will review the origin and background macroeconomic trends driving denials. Learn about a comprehensive physician driven approach to preventing and minimizing medical necessity denials. To make sure we have space for you, payment must be received by Feb. 25.

Click here to download the full description and printable order form.

Click here to register online.

NON-Members can click here to register online.More