Track: Business of Rheumatology

requires a separate registration fee.

Friday, November 4, 2011

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Course and Examination
ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Course
Antanya Chung; American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice

Saturday, November 5, 2011

11:00 AM-5:00 PM

ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Course and Examination
ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Examination
Melesia Tillman; American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice

Sunday, November 6, 2011

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

ACR Practice Issues
Health Information Technology and Informatics to Promote High Quality Rheumatologic Care
Rod Piechowski; Healthcare Information Systems, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago, IL and Itara Barnes, BS; Quality, Registries, and Health Informatics, American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

ACR Practice Issues
Utilizing Media Relations to Build Your Practice
Jana Leigh Thomas, MPA; Health & Social Marketing, Porter Novelli, Atlanta, GA and Stanley B. Cohen, MD; Metroplex Clinical Research Centre, Dallas, TX
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

2:30 PM-4:00 PM

ARHP Concurrent Sessions
Disability: Clinical Facts, Legal Fictions, and Practice Strategies
Donald Uslan, MA, MBA, LMHC, CRC; The Seattle Arthritis Clinic, University of Washington Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Seattle, WA, Frederick P. Langer; Nelson Langer Engle, PLLC, Seattle, WA and Richard Jimenez, MD; Rheumatology, The Seattle Arthritis Clinic, University of Washington Medicine, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  SessionSelect

Monday, November 7, 2011

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

ARHP Concurrent Sessions
ICD Coding - Crash Course for Researchers
Charles G. Helmick, MD; Arthritis Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA and Michael M. Ward, MD; Bldg 10 CRC Rm 4-1339, NIAMS/NIH, Bethesda, MD
Business of Rheumatology  Research  SessionSelect

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

ACR Practice Issues
RAC and Roll – How to Perform Complex Chart Audits
Melesia Tillman; American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

ACR Practice Issues
The Road to Meaningful Use and Beyond: A Simple Overview of a Complex Topic
Robert W. Warren, MD, PhD, MPH; Pediatric Rheumatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Laura Zaremba, BA, MA; Illinois Office of Health Information Technology, Chicago, IL
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

12:45 PM-2:15 PM

ACR Special Sessions
Contract Negotiations for Physicians
Richard M. Pope, MD; Medicine/Rheumatology Div, Northwestern Univ Med School, Chicago, IL, Gregory J. Dennis, MD; Potomac, MD, Herbert Baraf, MD; Arthritis & Rheumatism Assoc, Wheaton, MD and Joan M. Roediger, JD, LLM; Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell, Philadelphia, PA
Business of Rheumatology  Educators  Fellows-in-Training  SessionSelect

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

7:30 AM-9:00 AM

ACR Special Sessions
Gender Issues in the Rheumatology Workforce
Abby Abelson, MD; Dept of Rheum & Immun Dis, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Sheila A. Dugan, MD; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL and Leslie J. Crofford, MD; Div of Rheumatology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Business of Rheumatology  Educators  SessionSelect

9:30 AM-10:30 AM

ACR Practice Issues
Understanding Medicare Incentive Programs: e-Prescribing & PQRI
Salahuddin Kazi, MD; Health Informatics Office, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

ARHP Concurrent Sessions
Fiscal Management of Infusion Clinics: Academic and Private Practice Perspectives
Victoria L. Ruffing, RN; Medicine JHAAC, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and Karen M. Ferguson, MS; Spokane, WA
Business of Rheumatology  SessionSelect

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

ACR Practice Issues
CORC Forum: Payment Reform Options
Warren Skea, PhD; Health Research Institute Advisory Team, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dallas, TX and Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP; American College of Physicians, Washington, DC
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

ACR Practice Issues
Mastering Patient Flow to Improve Practice Operations
Owen J. Dahl, MBA, FACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB; Owen Dahl Consulting, The Woodlands, TX
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect
ACR Special Sessions
Education Redesign for Teaching Rheumatologists
Lee Berkowitz, MD; Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Business of Rheumatology  Educators  Fellows-in-Training  SessionSelect

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

ACR Practice Issues
ICD-10 & HIPAA 5010 - Ready or Not…It's Coming!
Antanya Chung; American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect