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Monday, October 17

7:00AM-8:00AM | Breakfast


7:45AM-8:00AM | Welcome and Introduction

Ben Kartchner, MD, CHCQM PHYADV


8:00AM-9:00AM | Medicare Basics and the Two-Midnight Rule

Juliet B. Ugarte Hopkins, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV


9:00AM-9:15AM | Case Discussions About Two-Midnight Rule

Juliet B. Ugarte Hopkins, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV
Ben Kartchner, MD, CHCQM PHYADV


9:15AM-10:00AM | Determining Status Outside of the Two-Midnight Rule (Non-Medicare Payors)

Carolyn Dutton, MD, FACEP, FACP, CHCQM-PHYADV


10:00AM-10:30AM | Break


10:30AM11:15AM | The Physician Advisor Role in Clinical Documentation Integrity

Erica Remer, MD, CCDS


11:15AM-12:00PM | Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs)

Ahmed Abuabdou, MBBS, MBA


12:00PM-1:00PM | Lunch


1:00PM-1:45PM | Condition Code 44 and Self-Denials

Clarissa Barnes, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV, FACP


1:45PM-2:30PM | Peer-to-Peers and Denials

Clarissa Barnes, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV, FACP


2:30PM-2:45PM | Break


2:45PM-3:30PM | Medicare Notifications

Alvin Gore, MD


3:30PM-4:00PM | Chairing the Utilization Management Committee

Ben Kartchner, MD, CHCQM PHYADV


4:00PM-5:00PM | Q&A Panel w/ All Speakers


5:00PM-5:15PM | Wrap-up

Ben Kartchner, MD, CHCQM PHYADV






Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American College of Physician Advisors. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



REFUND POLICY: Individuals can request their registration fee for Essentials & Fundamentals (minus $100 for administrative fees) be applied to their future registration for the 2023 National Physician Advisor Conference (NPAC) taking place at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida April 17 - 19. Requests should be directed to Amy James-Meurs at amyjm@frontlineco.com no later than October 2, 2022.





For questions & more information, please contact amyjm@frontlineco.com.

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