Our consultants and experts serve as featured speakers at oncology industry events and trade shows. Look for them at the events listed below, or contact us to request a speaker for your own event.

ImagineSoftware Client Conference
May 20 - 22, 2019
Charlotte, NC

Stop by the Coding Strategies booth and visit with Ron DiGiaimo, CEO of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, and Laurie Desjardins, Executive Director of Client Services. 

Link to the conference: https://www.imagineteam.com/event/18/the-2019-client-conference-attendee-registration

RBMA Coding Academy
June 02, 2019
Miami Beach, FL

Do’s and Don’ts of Coding 

Gain valuable insights and strategies in this full-day workshop with Karna MorrowCPCRCC, CCS-P, AHIMA APPROVED ICD-10-CM TRAINER,  Director of Training and Development for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, and Cindy Pittmon, RCC, CHBME, FRBMA as they delve into hot topics such as clinical decision support, coding department management, efficiently coding to prevent medical necessity denials and what to do when denials occur. 

Link to Coding Academy Registration https://www.rbma.org/RBMAMembers/Education/Coding_Academy_June_2019.aspx

ACCC Oncology Reimbursement Meeting (ORM)
June 06, 2019
Portland, OR

Attend Ron's session on Overcoming 2019 Documentation and Coding Hurdles from 1:30-2:35PM. This year is pivotal for oncology coding and reimbursement, and correct documentation will be crucial for determining and supporting medical necessity. Hear an in-depth review of coding and reimbursement trends, including financial counseling, compliance, and authorizations in medical and radiation oncology. Gain tactical knowledge to support your department and help overcome reimbursement obstacles.

Join Teri Bedard for her session from 2:35-3:40PM on Oncology Coding Updates. The CY 2019 Medicare Final Rules include several changes for next year as well as some important changes for providers to prepare for CYs 2020 and 2021. One key change: nonexcepted off-campus provider-based departments are no longer excluded from 340B Drug Program pricing. Review important E&M documentation and code changes for CY 2019, new procedure codes, and expanded packaging in the hospital outpatient department. Plus, information to help your staff complete Appropriate Use Criteria using Clinical Decision Support Mechanisms. This fast-paced session provides tools to navigate the regulations that impact oncology coding and billing.

AAMD 44th Annual Meeting
June 15 - 20, 2019
Anaheim, CA

Join Revenue Cycle Inc's experts Tamara Syverson BSRT (T), Executive Director of Client Services for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies and Adam Brown BSRT (T), Consulting Director for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies to learn how the latest regulatory updates impact Radiation Oncology Documentation and Coding.

Special Pre-conference workshop
Saturday, June 15

With a focus on Medicare published requirements for Radiation Oncology services, this special session will share best-practices in coding and documentation processes for different modalities of treatment in both facility and non-facility scenarios.

He Said, She Said
Sunday, June 16th

You can also join Tamara and Adam for their fast-paced general session presentation where they will provide answers to the most commonly asked coding questions while exploring how coding accuracy can affect future compensation.

After the session, don't forget to stop by and visit Tamara and Adam at booth #403 in the exhibitor's hall!

Link to conference registration:  http://www.cvent.com/events/aamd-44th-annual-meeting/custom-40-2e696a4b27c7422fa6d9d52a79e17d11.aspx

AHRA 2019
July 21 - 24, 2019
Denver, CO

Save the date for AHRA’s Annual Meeting where President of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, Melody Mulaik, MSHS, RCC, CPC, CPC-H, will be presenting the following sessions:

Coding & Billing Compliance - What Does That Really Mean?
Sunday, July 21

Coding and billing compliance in the modern imaging department requires a team approach. From supervision and orders to ABNs, edits and more this session will prepare you and your team to address the compliance concerns within your organization.

Don't Let Any Money Slip Away
Sunday, July 21

Given the current state of reimbursement, no organization can afford to forfeit their hard-earned money.  This session will discuss the charge capture processes and how to identify system break-downs that could be costing you!

Regulatory Update
Monday, July 22

Healthcare regulatory changes continue to impact imaging administrators at a rapid pace affecting both compliance and reimbursement. In this session, Melody is joined by Sheila M. Sferrella, President of Regents Health Resources, to discuss the proposed and finalized (if available) legislative changes and updates for 2019-2020. Examine key issues such as Clinical Decision Support (CDS), site-neutral payment, RRA/RPA supervision changes, and their operational impact on your organization.

Coding Tips & Traps
Tuesday, July 23

Learn about this year’s top coding and compliance concerns including the appropriate utilization of 2019’s latest radiology-specific codes and new technologies. Melody will discuss process improvement opportunities in system operations and answer your coding-related questions.

In between sessions, stop by booth #1215 to visit with Melody and the Coding Strategies team.

Link to conference registration: http://www.ahra.org/AHRA/AHRA_Conferences/Upcoming_Events/Annual_Meeting/AHRA/AnnualMeeting/AnnualMeeting_Registration.aspx

Coding, Compliance, and the Revenue Cycle in Radiation Oncology
July 24, 2019
Indianapolis, IN

Solve the mysteries of the Radiation Oncology revenue cycle and get answers to your complex coding questions from the industry leaders in oncology coding and billing.

Choose either full-day session:
Session 1

Coding, Documentation and Compliance for Radiation Oncology

Discover the most utilized, highest financial and compliance risk codes and scenarios in Radiation Therapy and learn how to use documentation to reduce risk and increase reimbursement in a regulatory compliant manner. This session will outline the process of care for the external beam treatment course with specific focus on external beam radiation oncology procedures including IMRT, Stereotactic and Proton therapy.

Session 2
The Radiation Oncology Revenue Cycle

Insurance companies are becoming more radiation oncology aware and their authorization requirements and reasons for denial are more difficult than ever to decipher. Due to this, authorizations and denial management require an intimate knowledge of both radiation oncology as a specialty and the exact processes taking place in the clinic. As a result, today’s clinic manager plays a major role in the revenue cycle. This session will discuss the revenue cycle functions in which a clinic manager would have control, oversight or direct input and provide best practice recommendations.

For more, visit: http://go.codingstrategies.com/indianapolis/

Radiation Oncology Conference for Therapists and Dosimetrists
September 06, 2019
Niagara Falls, NY

Documentation and Coding Updates for Radiation Oncology

Join Adam Brown BSRT (T), Consulting Director for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies for a 2-part discussion on radiation oncology documentation and coding. Adam will provide resources to assist in day-to-day documentation, reimbursement, and compliance processes as well as a preview of Medicare's proposed rules for 2020.

Link to conference registration: https://www.roswellpark.org/education/continuing-medical-education/cme-conferences/radiation-oncology-conference

AHIMA
September 14 - 18, 2019
Chicago, IL

The Patient Financial Experience – From Registration to Zero $ Balance

Monday, September 16

Join Melody Mulaik, MSHS, RCC, CPC, CPC-H, President of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies and Laurie Desjardins, CPC-I, Executive Director Client Services for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies for a look at the key areas that impact the patient’s financial experience.  Explore methods to ensure these areas provide a positive patient experience and learn best practices to address common concerns at each step of the revenue cycle.

Link to conference registration: http://www.ahima.org/conference

ASTRO
September 15 - 17, 2019
Chicago, IL
ASRT
September 15 - 17, 2019
Chicago, IL

Back To Basics, Understanding the Fundamentals of the Medicare Payment Systems
Tamara Syverson
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:30 A.M.

Productivity is at the forefront of medicine and the radiation oncology specialty; however, lack of understanding of the Medicare program can lead to difficulty in gauging the health of the organization. Understanding concepts that affect reimbursement, such as bundling, packaging, comprehensive payments and alternative payment models, can assist the management staff in identifying reimbursement trends and potential changes needed for budgeting and future planning. This presentation will address the Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule and Hospital Prospective Payment System to review the basics for each payment system and key terms and concepts that apply to each system and the various CPT® codes utilized in the radiation oncology department.

Radiation Oncology Coding/Documentation/Compliance and Reimbursement
Ron DiGiaimo

This session will review the highest utilized, highest financial and compliance risk codes and scenarios in Radiation Therapy for 2019 and 2020. We will review associated and necessary documentation to reduce risk and increase reimbursement in a regulatory compliant manner. Time will be allocated for Q&A.

Dosimetry 101: Back to the Basics
Adam Brown and Jennifer Buchanan

In this session, the presenters will discuss the coding differences when utilizing different planning modalities such as 2D (Conventional), 3D Conformal, IMRT, SRS/SBRT, Brachytherapy, etc. When appropriate, sample cases will be presented to illustrate coding patterns and potential payer edits. This program will also provide a glimpse into the roles for therapists/dosimetrists in the realm of documentation, reimbursement and compliance with Dosimetry.

Change Management
Trena Taylor
Monday, September 16, 2019

This presentation is intended to illustrate the effects of a strong change management structure. The benefits of a positive culture and consistent process involving change management are noticed throughout all parts of an oncology department. Each person or staff group plays an important role in the growth and development of a department and responses to change plays an important part. Attendees will the come away with an understanding and ideas pertaining to how they and others in their department can positively affect change.

Back To Basics, Understanding the Fundamentals of the Medicare Payment Systems
Tuesday, September 17

Understanding concepts that affect reimbursement such as bundling, comprehensive payments and alternative payment models, can help identify reimbursement trends and potential changes needed for budgeting and future planning. In this presentation, Tamara Syverson, BSRT (T), Director of Client Services for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, will address the Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule and Hospital Prospective Payment System to review the basics for each payment system and key terms and concepts that can impact the bottom line of your radiation oncology department.

Dosimetry 101: Back to the Basics
Tuesday, September 17

Join Adam Brown BSRT (T), Consulting Director for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, to learn how utilization of different planning modalities such as 2D (Conventional), 3D Conformal, IMRT, SRS/SBRT, Brachytherapy can impact coding. The program will examine the roles for therapists/dosimetrists in the realm of documentation, reimbursement, and compliance with case studies to illustrate coding patterns and potential payer edits.

Between sessions, visit the Revenue Cycle team in the exhibit hall.

Link to conference registration: https://www.asrt.org/events-and-conferences/radiation-therapy-conference

SROA
September 15 - 18, 2019
Chicago, IL

Visit the Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies team at the annual meeting.

Understanding How Reimbursement is Changing and the Impact to Your Cancer Center

Recent audits by the Office of Inspector General and other agencies as well as updates to coding and clinical guidelines are reshaping the way radiation oncology services are billed and reimbursed. These changes are impacting hospitals, freestanding facilities, provider-based departments, and physicians. Join Teri Bedard BA, R.T. (R)(T), CPC, Director of Client Services, as she explains how this impacts your cancer center and shares resources to help you meet the challenge.

Link to conference registration: https://www.sroa.org/meetings/conference-2019/

ACCC Oncology Reimbursement Meeting
September 19, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

Save the date and join industry leaders from Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies at these sessions:

Overcoming 2019 Documentation and Coding Hurdles

This year is pivotal for oncology coding and reimbursement, and correct documentation will be crucial for determining and supporting medical necessity. Join Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE, CEO of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, for an in-depth discussion on coding and reimbursement trends, including financial counseling, compliance, and authorizations in medical and radiation oncology.

Oncology Coding Updates

Review important E&M documentation and code changes from the CY 2019 Medicare Final Rules and get ready for changes coming in CYs 2020 and 2021. Teri Bedard B.A., R.T.(R)(T), Director of Coding Policy for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, will explain changes in drug program pricing, new procedure codes, expanded packaging in the hospital outpatient department and completing Appropriate Use Criteria using Clinical Decision Support Mechanisms.

ACCC National Oncology Conference
October 01, 2019
TBD
ACCC Oncology Reimbursement Meeting
November 14, 2019
Cincinnati, OH

Save the date and join industry leaders from Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies at these sessions:

Overcoming 2019 Documentation and Coding Hurdles

This year is pivotal for oncology coding and reimbursement, and correct documentation will be crucial for determining and supporting medical necessity. Join Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE, CEO of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, for an in-depth discussion on coding and reimbursement trends, including financial counseling, compliance, and authorizations in medical and radiation oncology.

Oncology Coding Updates

Review important E&M documentation and code changes from the CY 2019 Medicare Final Rules and get ready for changes coming in CYs 2020 and 2021. Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, AHIMA APPROVED ICD-10-CM TRAINER, Director of Training and Development for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies will explain changes in drug program pricing, new procedure codes, expanded packaging in the hospital outpatient department and completing Appropriate Use Criteria using Clinical Decision Support Mechanisms.

ACCC Oncology Reimbursement Meeting
December 03, 2019
Augusta, GA

Save the date and join industry leaders from Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies at these sessions:

Overcoming 2019 Documentation and Coding Hurdles

This year is pivotal for oncology coding and reimbursement, and correct documentation will be crucial for determining and supporting medical necessity. Join Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE, CEO of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, for an in-depth discussion on coding and reimbursement trends, including financial counseling, compliance, and authorizations in medical and radiation oncology.

Oncology Coding Updates

Teri Bedard B.A., R.T.(R)(T), Director of Coding Policy for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies

Review important E&M documentation and code changes from the CY 2019 Medicare Final Rules and get ready for changes coming in CYs 2020 and 2021. Teri Bedard B.A., R.T.(R)(T), Director of Coding Policy for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, will explain changes in drug program pricing, new procedure codes, expanded packaging in the hospital outpatient department and completing Appropriate Use Criteria using Clinical Decision Support Mechanisms.

CROWN® 2020
December 11 - 13, 2019
Atlanta

Are you ready for the coding and billing changes, updates and challenges coming in 2020? The industry’s leading experts from Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies will get you prepared with 3 full days of CEU eligible training. 

Cleck here to see sessions and times for Atlanta: https://revenuecyclecodingstrategies.com/atlanta/

CROWN® 2020
January 13 - 15, 2020
San Antonio

Are you ready for the coding and billing changes, updates and challenges coming in 2020? The industry’s leading experts from Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies will get you prepared with 3 full days of CEU eligible training. 

Click here to see sessions and times for San Antonio: https://revenuecyclecodingstrategies.com/san-antonio/