HATA SME Catalogue

Emerging Payment Models and the Role of the PM System

GOAL:  By the end of this presentation attendees will better understand the issues facing Practice Management Systems with the emerging new payment models and provide them a roadmap to chart a course that will ensure their clients are prepared to handle these new forms of reimbursement. 

OBJECTIVES:  The session will look at current payment models, emerging CMS payment models and the range of possibilities of what can be.  Participants will work through a series of questions in small groups and flush out what are the “known unknowns.”  From there, they will outline how to capture that information to provide a steady stream of reliable data.  

SUMMARY:  In this highly interactive and thought-provoking session, participants will work through a series of questions to better understand how practice management systems will need to adjust their software to help practices operate as they switch from fee-for-service to the alternate based payment models.  Practices will be more reliant on data analytics than ever before so it will be imperative that PM vendors provide the tools and resources that allow practices to ensure appropriate reimbursement. 

Breaking Down The Barriers To EFT/ERA

GOAL:  Practices adopting EFT and ERA as part of their Revenue Cycle Management find that they can save an average of $7.21 per payment by switching from manual to automated remittance and payment processing.   Plus, patients get their bill quicker and electronic posting lets them understand their responsibility sooner. 

OBJECTIVES:  This presentation will include:

  1. HATA ERA EFT Whitepaper
  2. Value Proposition for Providers of Automation of ERA & EFT
  3. ERA & EFA Basics
  4. Implementation Steps
  5. The HATA ERA & EFT Resource Library 

SUMMARY:  Learn how your practice can save an average of $7.21 per payment by switching from manual to automated remittance and payment processing.   As with any major process change, ERA and EFT adoption can at first seem overwhelming for a physician practice. But remember: knowledge is power, and HATA stands ready to help!

Maximize the use of all the electronic transactions

GOAL:  Industry stakeholders will learn the significance of measuring ROI on three HIPAA standards that are the most under-utilized:  Eligibility, Claim Status and ERA/EFT and how automation lends itself to lower operating costs, better data, and happier patients. 

OBJECTIVE:  The session will look at the risks involved in not using electronic transactions and the reward of getting connected!  Eligibility – with the ACA and ACO’s, practices could be at financial risk if not checked beforehand.  Claim Status – when automated this is a reliable way to identify unpaid claims.  ERA EFT – practices can save an average of $7.21 per payment by switching from manual to automated remittance and payment processing.  

SUMMARY:  This informative session will provide hard data and talking points on the significant ROI possible for the three HIPAA standards that are the most under-utilized:  Eligibility, Claim Status and ERA/EFT.  Participants will be able to take the information they’ve learned and immediately educate their clients on a revenue opportunity not to be missed! 

Virtual Health through Telemedicine

GOAL:  By the end of this discussion, participants will better understand the scope of virtual healthcare through the use of Telemedicine. Telemedicine will become a widely used form of patient care and it will be imperative for PM systems and providers to understand the nuances of this type of service.  This educational session will focus on the cutting-edge technologies providers will be using in 2016 and beyond. 

OBJECTIVES:  This discussion will include:

  • Telemedicine in the news
  • Payer Telemedicine Participation
  • Government Telemedicine Acknowledgements
  • Consumer/Patient Telemedicine Demand
  • Provider Telemedicine Acknowledgements
  • Hands on Demo – AdvancedMD Telemedicine Virtual Visit 

AdvancedMD will facilitate discussion, provide participants information for research, and provide context for the coming trends that are moving the industry toward virtual healthcare. Participants will be able to see an AdvancedMD prototype of virtual healthcare through an iPhone/iPad application. 

SUMMARY:  Participants will be more informed on this topic and will be able to evaluate learnings as potential topics for the 2016 HIMSS and 2016 MGMA conferences. Our discussion, may help participants understand the trends that are moving the industry toward virtual healthcare and how adopting these technologies can contribute to their ROI and improved patient access.  

The EHNAC Practice Management System Accreditation Program (PMSAP)

GOAL:  To provide an overview of the EHNAC Practice Management System Accreditation Program (PMSAP) process. 

OBJECTIVE:  Through the experience of three PMSAP accredited PM vendors, this webinar not only provides information on EHNAC, but will provide important view of the accreditation process through the experience of those that have gone through the process.  The participants will review the PMSAP Core Criteria and lay out the value proposal for PMS vendors in becoming accredited.  The applicant’s share their challenges, solutions and overall perspective on how you can get ready to go through the PMSAP process. 

SUMMARY:  This in-depth and informative session will provide participants with the tools they need to successfully apply for the PMSAP. 

If you would like to learn more about our Speakers' Bureau, please email your contact information and areas of interest to info@hata-assn.org or contact us by phone at 844/440-4282.