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Jun. 24, 2015

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The 2015 Annual National Institute will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida, from Oct. 14-16.

Connect with others and expand your network with ANI events designed to maximize your opportunities for meeting a unique community of professionals who "do what you do." Enjoy this once a year, unique opportunity to network with colleagues and industry leaders from across the country, to share ideas and learn useful new solutions to your day-to-day challenges. AAHAM social events are an integral part of your learning and networking experience; a catalyst for building relationships in a fun and informative atmosphere.

The Early Bird Registration is Aug. 14.
It's never too early to make your hotel reservations! The deadline to reserve your hotel room is Sept. 11. For reservations please call 888.828.8850 and reference AAHAM or click here.

The Exhibitor Prospectus is now available! More

OIG: Physician payments must reflect fair market value
FiercePracticeManagement
In its most recent in a series of warnings addressing physician issues, the Office of Inspector General released a new fraud alert this month regarding physician compensation arrangements that could violate anti-kickback regulations if payments do not reflect fair market value. In particular, the OIG cites issues tied to medical directorships that pay for services a physician did not actually provide. In addition to payments that go above fair market value, compensation arrangements that account for the volume or value of referrals could be considered anti-kickback violations.More

How healthcare leaders can increase transparency, improve patient safety
FierceHealthcare
Organizations must have transparency in order to create a true culture of patient safety. But it takes strong leadership to overcome the barriers to transparency ingrained in healthcare culture so that organizations can be open about errors and mistakes that harm patients and make changes in their systems to keep them from happening again, argue four members of the National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute.More

Medicare at 50: Is it working?
Modern Medicine
"No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings that they have so carefully put away over a lifetime." With those words, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare legislation into law 50 years ago. It was the culmination of a decades-long effort to make healthcare affordable to the nation's elderly population, and represented the first large-scale government involvement in the nation’s healthcare system — a role that was highly controversial at the time and remains so today.More

In snapshot of $1.3 billion mHealth investment landscape, concierge care and telemedicine take up more real estate
MedCity News
A look at CB insights’ latest report on mobile health startups and growth stage companies shows the dominance of on demand concierge care and telemedicine services. Teladoc’s preparations for its public debut reflect the confidence in this sector of digital health that the market has sufficiently matured enough to support the growth of these businesses. Altogether, the mobile health companies included in the report raised $1.3 billion in 114 financing deals.More

Patient engagement: First care. Then share.
Healthcare IT News
Sometimes, we like to think of patient behavior as separate from human behavior, and analyze the two separately. But, patients, like all humans, need to be motivated. Whether this is intrinsic, extrinsic or both, we need to be motivated to take an action or complete a task. This is basic human psychology, and how we are wired.More

5 health IT trends set to shake up industry
Healthcare IT News
For those healthcare providers still resistant to technology, you've got a problem on your hands: You're going to be left behind. This is where healthcare it going – with or without you. That's according to a new Accenture report, Healthcare Technology Vision 2015, which lays out five key trends in the industry that show adaptation might be the best business model.More

To improve hospital-physician relationships, involve docs in decision-making
FierceHealthcare
Healthcare leaders who want support from their physicians must step up efforts to involve them in key decisions, according to an opinion piece in Forbes. "No longer can administrators rely on support for decisions in which the physicians had no real input," wrote Josh Weisbrod and Tim van Biesen, New York-based partners in the business consulting firm Bain & Company's healthcare practice.More

Healthcare giant launches $1.2 billion electronic records consolidation effort
Fortune
Partners HealthCare, a massive Boston-area hospital network, is consolidating its many electronic health records systems so every patient is associated with a single set of data across all specialties and facilities. Implementation of the new system, by Epic Systems, will cost an estimated $1.2 billion, according to the Boston Globe.More

Upcoming Webinars
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Back by Popular Demand!

Join AAHAM and top CRCP coaches as we present A Four Part Webinar Study program for the AAHAM Certified Revenue Cycle Professional Exams.

PREPARE FOR YOUR CRCP OR STAY CURRENT IN YOUR SKILLS & EARN AAHAM CEUs AT THE SAME TIME!

Earn 3 AAHAM CEUs for each study session attended

If you can't attend the webinars, you can purchase downloadable mp4's of the webinars.

The webinar dates are:
June 24 - 1 - 2:30 EDT Patient Access
July 15 - 1 - 2:30 EDT Billing
July 22 - 1 - 2:30 EDT Credit & Collections
Aug. 5 - 1 - 2:30 EDT Management

Click here to download the full description and printable order form.
Click here to register online.
NON-Members can click here to register online
Join AAHAM and top CRCP coaches as we present A Four Part Webinar Study program for the AAHAM Certified Revenue Cycle Professional Exams.

PREPARE FOR YOUR CRCP OR STAY CURRENT IN YOUR SKILLS & EARN AAHAM CEUs AT THE SAME TIME!

Earn 3 AAHAM CEUs for each study session attended

If you can't attend the webinars, you can purchase downloadable mp4's of the webinars.

The webinar dates are:
June 24 - 1:00 - 2:30 EDT Patient Access
July 15 - 1:00 - 2:30 EDT Billing
July 22 - 1:00 - 2:30 EDT Credit & Collections
Aug. 5 - 1:00 - 2:30 EDT Revenue Cycle Management

Click here to download the full description and registration form.
Online Member Registration
NON-Members can click here to register online
10 Best Practices for Payer Contracting; a Roadmap for Successful Negotiations

When: WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Susan Charkin, MPH, Founder and President of Healthcents and Steve Selbst, CEO of Healthcents

This interesting intermediate level webinar will discuss payer contracting. Steve and Susan will provide a map to get you to your destination; more revenue for your practice and more patient referrals. To make sure we have space for you, payment must be received by Aug. 12. Everyone earns 3 CEUs for attending.

Click here to download the full description and registration form.

Online Member Registration

NON-Members can click here to register onlineMore