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.

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.

International Oncology Leadership Conference
November 17 - 19, 2019
Antwerp, Belgium

Proton Therapy: Challenges in an Increasingly Competitive World

The number of healthcare providers offering proton therapy has grown rapidly over the past five years and that growth is gaining momentum around the globe. However, many still question the perceived limitations of appropriateness for this particular modality and the associated costs. Join Marc Gelinas MHA, CMPE, CPHIMS, FACHE, Senior Consultant for The Oncology Group, as he discusses this worldwide evolution and the projected trends for proton therapy.

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. 

Click 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/