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Bigger and Better: Expanded BSM Team Gathers for ASCRS•ASOA

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 9:00 AM

BSM News

Written by: Margaret Moran

BSM Consulting is actively embracing the phrase "the more, the merrier" by attending the upcoming 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress in Washington, D.C., with a bigger, more comprehensive team than ever before.

For the first time, members of our recently acquired Rose & Associates and Progressive Surgical Solutions teams will be part of the BSM group attending the annual gathering. Of the nearly 20 BSM consultants and team members attending the April 13-17 meeting, a majority are scheduled to be involved in 40 meeting presentations, discussions, boot camps, and review sessions. Notable topics include coding and compliance, ambulatory surgery center operations, mergers, and practice management.

In between presentations, we encourage ASCRS•ASOA attendees to stop by BSM Booth #1315 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. At the booth, you can meet BSM team members in person, ask questions, and learn about our ever-expanding products and services. You can even get free coding and compliance consultations at select times.

In no particular order, below are several informative BSM presentations and sessions we think you might enjoy sitting in on. For a full BSM Consulting ASCRS•ASOA presentation lineup, complete with dates, times, locations, presenters, and topics, click here.

Only the Strong Survive: An ASC Development Case Study
Learn how to successfully develop an ophthalmic ASC through a real-world case study and expert insight. 
Presenter: Regina Boore 
When: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., Monday, April 16
Where: Level 2, 204C

Reimbursement Challenges and Mandatory Quality Reporting in Your ASC
Summary: Examine several factors affecting ASC payments, including fee schedule changes; payment for drugs, devices, and implants; and payment reductions dealing with completed claims. The CMS ASC Mandatory Quality Reporting program will also be discussed.
Presenters: Crissy Benze, Mary Pat Johnson
When: 4 - 5 p.m., Sunday, April 15
Where: Level 2, 204B

Tips on Audit Proofing Your Practice
Summary: Learn proper chart documentation requirements and discuss ways to avoid adverse Medicare audits.
Presenter: E. Ann Rose
When: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Sunday, April 15
Where: Level 2, 209BC

Cloned Documentation — The Risks are on the Rise
Summary: Learn about the problems associated with cloned documentation — including risk management and reimbursement — as more payers and agencies increase scrutiny and issue steep penalties for offenders.
Presenter: Patricia Kennedy
When: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 17
Where: Level 2, 203AB

Private Equity: A Discussion
Summary: Attend what will likely be a lively point-counterpoint debate on private equity involvement in the eye care industry.
Presenters: Bruce Maller, Daniel Chambers, Sandra Yeh, Mark Micheletti
When: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., Monday, April 16
Where: Level 2, 207B

Shareholder Compensation Models for Today's Practices
Summary: Learn the external forces impacting shareholder and provider compensation, as well as examine several models for sharing income.
Presenter: Maureen Waddle
When: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., Monday, April 16
Where: Level 2, 204B

Business Case for Improving Clinical Efficiency
Summary: Learn how data — i.e., provider productivity and patient wait times — can be used to identify clinical efficiency issues and potential lost practice revenue.
Presenters: Elizabeth Holloway, Jolynn Cook, Laurie Brown
When: 4 - 5 p.m., Saturday, April 14
Where: Level 2, 207A

The BSM team will be extremely active at ASCRS•ASOA. We hope to see you in the audience at one of our presentations ... and at BSM Booth #1315.

This communication is not affiliated with the official program of the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress or any of its subsidiaries.

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