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05/25/2023

2024 17th Annual MMBA Billing Expo!

Michigan Medical Billers Association's 17th Annual Expo!

WHEN: Thursday, September 19th, 2024. 

WHERE: Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, Michigan


 

2024 EXPO Theme Titled: "Bridging the Gap"

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ATTENDEE REGISTRATION HERE!!

 

*Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided. 

 

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HOTEL RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION:

Bavarian Inn Lodge

1 Covered Bridge Ln,

Frankenmuth, MI 48734

MMBA Code for Hotel Discount at checkout is: 13R9NU

Click HERE to visit the Bavarian Inn Lodge Website.

 

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 AGENDA

7:00 - 7:45 AM Registration and Breakfast
   
7:45 - 8:00 AM Introduction by MMBA President
   
8:00 - 9:30 AM Keynote: "Audaciously Imperfect"
   
9:30 - 9:45 AM Break
   
9:45 - 10:45 AM Breakout Session 1
  1A: “Recognize the Pivotal Role of Educating Physicians Safeguarding Revenue Integrity”
  1B:  "The Pitfalls of the EMR"
  1C:  "From Surviving to Thriving in 12 Weeks"
   
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
   
11:00 - 12:00 PM Breakout Session 2
  2A:  "Surprise Billing - Don't Get Caught Off-Guard!"
  2B:  "Fraud & Abuse - How to Detect & Prevent"
  2C:  "The Confetti Connection: Build a Professional Network that Pops!"
   
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch and Time with Vendors
   
12:45 - 2:15 PM Breakout Session 3
  3A:  "Unlocking Revenue Potential: Mastering Chronic Care Management, Principal Care Management, and G2211 Coding"
  3B:  "Establishing AI in Medical Billing: A Crawl, Walk, Run Approach"
  3C:  "Dispelling the Myths of Medical Billing"
   
2:15 - 2:30 PM Break
   
2:30 - 3:30 PM Breakout Session 4
  4A: "The Importance of Correct Diagnosis Coding"
  4B: "Telehealth Changes in Today's World"
  4C: "Overview - A Beginners Guide to Billing for Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)"
   
3:30 - Giveaways & Closing Remarks Closing Remarks and Giveaways (Must be present to win.)
   

 

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SESSIONS SUMMARY AND SPEAKER INFORMATION

 

2024 Expo Speaker Bios

 

8:00 – 9:30 am,   Keynote

Keynote: "Audaciously Imperfect"

Speaker: Dr. Andrea Mata, Clinical Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Company is BrightSpot Families.

Description: American women feel pressure to do everything perfectly, and this leads to depression, anxiety, and burnout. Dr. Mata will provide practical tips on how to live an audaciously imperfect life.

9:45 - 10:45 am,   1st Breakout

Session 1A: "Recognize the Pivotal Role of Educating Physicians in Safeguarding Revenue Integrity"

Speaker: Shannon DeConda CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT, President & Founder of NAMAS, Partner of DoctorsManagement.

Description: This session is intended to help medical billers identify and minimize potential risks in the constantly evolving healthcare billing landscape, and to maintain revenue integrity by educating physicians on potential billing hazards minimized through audits. This session will also address the vulnerabilities of how to navigate who performs the audit review as you navigate the fine line between budget and compliance. Through case studies and practical insights, participants will be equipped with the necessary tools to cultivate collaborative relationships with physicians while safeguarding financial viability. Learning Objectives:  1) Understand the significance of exposed risks in medical billing and its impact on revenue integrity.  2) Learn effective strategies for communicating the need for an audit to physicians in a constructive and educational manner.  3) Explore the ethical considerations surrounding conflicts of interest in audits and the role of independence in ensuring compliance.


Session 1B: "The Pitfalls of the EMR"

Speaker: Lori-Ann Rickard, Attorney at Law, Founder of Rickard & Associates, PC, Author.

Description: Learn about the most common EMR issues and areas of risk, relevant regulations, document integrity, and auditing.


Session 1C: "From Surviving to Thriving in 12 Weeks"

Speaker: Dr. Andrea Mata, Clinical Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Company is BrightSpot Families.

Description: When we start a new job, we’re typically in survival mode, but we don’t want to stay there. Dr. Mata will provide practical tips on how to transition from surviving to thriving in your new position.

10:45 - 11:00 am,    Break

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm,  2nd Breakout

Session 2A: "Surprise Billing – Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard!"

Speaker: Lori-Ann Rickard, Attorney at Law, Founder of Rickard & Associates, PC, Author.

Description: Find out about the No Surprises Act, learn when it applies, how it applies, and how you can make sure you are covered.


Session 2B: "Fraud & Abuse – How to Detect & Prevent"

Speaker: Sue Butler CPC, CPB, CIMC, CAWC, AAPC Approved Instructor, Co-Manager at Accident Fund of America, Medical Bill Review Department

Description: What exactly is fraud and abuse. There is a fine line between the two and it is very difficult to ascertain or even prove which one applies.  We have all heard the words or seen news segments about a medical provider or entity facing charges resulting from their medical billing and coding practices, but do we understand the impact that fraud & abuse has on the healthcare field and related costs.  Each of us is paying the price.  Fraud and abuse increase the overall costs of medical care, equipment, and health insurance premiums.  What can we do as medical billers, coders, providers, and others in the medical field to help curtail fraud and abuse.


Session 2C: "The Confetti Connection: Build a Professional Network that Pops!"

Speaker: Greg Peters, Co-Founder of Third Generation Networking, Speaker, Author.

Description: How can some people turn five-minute conversations into life-long connections while others simply seem to be wasting their time? What makes one person the center of attention in the room while another stands off to the side, ignored by the crowd? Why do some people receive opportunities, introductions, and referrals from their network while others get nothing? The secret is in the depth, breadth, and quality of the connections you make as you build your network.

While many professionals focus on the short-term benefits of networking, such as finding new job opportunities or generating leads for their business, the true value of networking lies in developing powerful long-term connections that can offer ongoing support, guidance, and opportunities throughout your career. “The Confetti Connection” is for the busy business professional who understands the importance of developing powerful long-term networking connections and only needs the practical strategies and tactics for building and nurturing these relationships.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Adopt continuous networking as a part of their professional life.
  • Identify strategic networking partners.
  • Create a process around follow-up, so no connection is wasted.
  • Set realistic relationship expectations.

12:00-12:45 Lunch Break and Network with Vendors

12:45 - 2:15 pm,   3rd Breakout

Session 3A: "Unlocking Revenue Potential: Mastering Chronic Care Management, Principal Care Management, and G2211 Coding"

Speaker: Shannon DeConda CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT, President & Founder of NAMAS, Partner of DoctorsManagement.

Description: In order to ensure high-quality patient care and optimize revenue streams, it is essential for physicians to master Chronic Care Management (CCM), Principal Care Management (PCM), and appropriate utilization and documentation of G2211. This session is specifically designed to equip the biller with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to effectively guide or assist in implementing along with understand the billing mechanisms. Attendees will receive comprehensive guidance and practical insights to help them navigate the nuances of CCM, PCM, and G2211, to accurately capture revenue.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Chronic Care Management (CCM), Principal Care Management (PCM), and G2211 coding and their importance in revenue optimization.
  • Identify eligible patients and qualifying criteria for CCM and PCM services.
  • Explore strategies for effectively implementing and integrating CCM and PCM services into clinical workflows.

Session 3B: "Establishing AI in Medical Billing: A Crawl, Walk, Run Approach"

Speaker: Dan Loch, President of EZClaim

Description: Join EZClaim to discover our “Crawl, Walk, Run” strategy for integrating A.I. in medical billing. We’ll explore A.I. challenges, strategies, and solutions including security and data integrity. Let’s navigate the A.I. world together and find the best fit for you and your team!


Session 3C: "Dispelling the Myths of Medical Billing"

Speaker: Sherry Sanford, President of Infinite Revenue Medical Billing, LLC

Description: Many people think a career in medical billing is a quick way to make a lot of money sitting at home. But is that all there is to it? What do you need to know to truly be considered a medical biller?

2:15 - 2:30 pm,   Break

 

2:30 - 3:30 pm,    4th Breakout

Session 4A: "The Importance of Correct Diagnosis Coding"

Speaker:  Mary Mallory CEMC, CRC, Subject Matter Expert

Description: 

Presentation touches on:

  • *The basis of why diagnosis codes are on claim
  • *How do diagnosis codes affect claim denials/rejections
  • *The difference between diagnoses documented versus diagnoses billed
  • *How to code more accurate diagnosis codes
  • *How diagnosis codes can help reduce the burden of HEDIS measures
  • *HCC coding information including the new version V28

Session 4B: "Telehealth Changes in Today’s World"

Speaker:  Marion Salwin CPC, CRC, COC, CPC-I, Consultant, AAPC Approved Educator, Virtual Instructor Lead Teacher

Description: Documenting, coding, billing, and reimbursement in 2024 for telehealth services may be a challenge.  Learn how to overcome common mistakes that are made when it comes to services provided using audio and visual technology in a physician/advance practice provider office.  Discover codes to assign that can support patient care beyond the end of the pandemic extension (12/31/2024) utilizing technology.  Tools, tips, and regulatory guidance will be included in this deep dive discussion!


Session 4C: "Overview – A Beginners Guide to Billing for Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)"

Speaker:  Sue Butler CPC, CPB, CIMC, CAWC, Co-Manager of Accident Fund of America, Medical Bill Review Department

Description: Key things to know before you bill for MVA related services. Does your office accept patients injured in an auto-accident?

If so, contact the insurance carrier and obtain:

  • The claim numbers.
  • Name and contact information for the adjuster on the claim.
  • Confirm the mailing address where bills are to be sent.
  • Verify what information needs to be sent with the bill for review.  
  • Does the patient have health insurance and auto insurance? If so, which insurance is primary (billed first).
  • Recommend that the office call both the health insurance and auto insurance and document a summary of your conversation with the insurance representative (date/person you spoke with, reference number for the call and what they said).
  • If the patient does not have health insurance and does not have auto insurance, how does the patient plan to pay their bill?

3:30pm - Giveaways & Closing Remarks

 

*All registrations are non-refundable: in certain situations, a substitution may be allowed. Please contact the MMBA office for more information at info@mmbaonline.org


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VENDOR/SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION:

Level Cost Benefits
Gold $750

- Premium placement of table/booth (Limit 2 booth attendants with meals included.)
- Copy of attendee roster
- Sign with logo displayed near registration table
- Full page acknowledgement in on-site program
- Special thanks in our online newsletter (to include link to your website)
- Plus, all benefits of the Pre-promotion Sponsorship

     
Silver $600 - Table/ Booth (Limit 2 booth attendants with meals included.)
- Sign with logo displayed near registration table.
- Half page acknowledgement in on-site program
- Special thanks in our online newsletter (to include link to your website)
- Plus, all benefits of the Pre-promotion Sponsorship
     
Bronze $450 - Table/Booth (Limit 2 for booth attendants with meals included.)
- Quarter Page acknowledgement in on-site program
- Plus, all benefits of the Pre-promotion Sponsorship
     
Pre-Promotion $250 - Pre-event promotion via Social Media and member emails
- Your logo as part of the placeholder; slide that is displayed prior to the start of the Expo
- An introduction of you as our sponsor at the beginning of the Expo.
     
Additional: $750 Breakfast Sponsor
  $1,000 Lunch Sponsor
  $750 Snack Break Sponsor
  $750 Expo Brochure Sponsor
  $1000 Name Badge Sponsor
  $250 1/4 Page Ad in Expo Brochure ONLY

 

Vendor/Sponsorship Registration HERE!

 

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This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 6.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. AMBA and AHIMA Approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. (AHIMA CEU approved under the current 2024 recertification guidelines and will count towards the 60% come 01/01/2025 when the new recertification guidelines come into effect.)

MMBA Disclaimer: This event was created by presenters focused on Michigan rules and policies. These may vary from state to state. Always be sure to verify with your state specific payers if you are not a Michigan provider.

Expo fees are non-refundable! Please alert MMBA Admin Assistant at (855) 360-3401, at least seven days before the event if unable to attend. MMBA will allow substitutions for Expo; however, you must contact MMBA Admin Assistant to arrange a substitute.

 

 

 

 

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