Upcoming Programs

    • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    • 23
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    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and one of three that is on the rise. Up to 45% of individuals who die by suicide have visited their primary care physicians within a month of their death. Research suggests that 67% of people who attempt suicide receive medical attention as a result. Primary care/medical professionals can have a critical opportunity with preventing suicides and connecting people to specialty behavioral healthcare providers.

    Join us for this presentation specifically designed for medical professionals that will address:

    • Risk factors and warning signs of suicide • Community resources to connect the patient

    • How to monitor patients through a suicide care management plan • How to address barriers to implementing suicide prevention efforts

    • Recipients receive a booklet manual.

    All members of the care team welcomed. 


    Presenter:

    Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, MBA, CCM, SAP

    Virna Little is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Concert Health and the Director of the Center for Innovation in Mental Health at the CUNY School of Public Health in New York. Prior Dr. Little worked for 22 years as a Senior Vice President for a large FQHC network in New York overseeing over 300 behavioral health and community staff.  Dr. Little has been a consultant on the AIMS center and National Council for Community Behavioral Health teams providing technical assistance to organizations around the country integrating primary care and behavioral health as well as a member of the national Zero Suicide Faculty. Dr. Little is a nationally and internationally known speaker and has been recognized with awards from the Society for Social Work Leaders in HealthCare, National Association of Social Workers, Community Health Center Network of New York, New York Suicide Prevention Committee and others. She has served on many boards and is currently board chair for the New York Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Heart Association and the Association for Clinicians for the Underserved.

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    This event has been approved for CME activity credit by the AAFP.  They can also offer CEU credit for LMSW/LCSWs and LMHCs.         
      
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    • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    • 54
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     Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and one of three that is on the rise. Up to 45% of individuals who die by suicide have visited their primary care physicians within a month of their death. Research suggests that 67% of people who attempt suicide receive medical attention as a result. Primary care/medical professionals can have a critical opportunity with preventing suicides and connecting people to specialty behavioral healthcare providers.

    Join us for this presentation specifically designed for medical professionals that will address:

    • Risk factors and warning signs of suicide • Community resources to connect the patient

    • How to monitor patients through a suicide care management plan • How to address barriers to implementing suicide prevention efforts

    • Recipients receive a booklet manual.

    All members of the care team welcomed. 


    Presenter:

    Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, MBA, CCM, SAP

    Virna Little is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Concert Health and the Director of the Center for Innovation in Mental Health at the CUNY School of Public Health in New York. Prior Dr. Little worked for 22 years as a Senior Vice President for a large FQHC network in New York overseeing over 300 behavioral health and community staff.  Dr. Little has been a consultant on the AIMS center and National Council for Community Behavioral Health teams providing technical assistance to organizations around the country integrating primary care and behavioral health as well as a member of the national Zero Suicide Faculty. Dr. Little is a nationally and internationally known speaker and has been recognized with awards from the Society for Social Work Leaders in HealthCare, National Association of Social Workers, Community Health Center Network of New York, New York Suicide Prevention Committee and others. She has served on many boards and is currently board chair for the New York Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Heart Association and the Association for Clinicians for the Underserved.

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    This event has been approved for CME activity credit by the AAFP.  They can also offer CEU credit for LMSW/LCSWs and LMHCs.         
      
    MCMS may photograph this event for marketing purposes.  Unless this permission is revoked in writing to MCMS, by virtue of their attendance, all program participants agree to the use of the event photo in MCMS marketing.
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtually
    • 75
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    HPV VACCINATION AND CANCER PREVENTION:

    INCREASING VACCINATION RATES

    • Best practices for increasing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among adolescents and young adults
    • The latest area surveillance data from the HPV Vaccine Impact Monitoring Project

    Presenters:

    Cynthia Rand, MD, MPH

    Pediatrician at Golisano Children’s Hospital and Co-Chair of the New York State HPV Coalition

    Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS

    Director of the Center for Community Health & Prevention and former Chair of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

          
       

    ACCREDITATION

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and University of Rochester Medical Center-Monroe County Medical Society.

    The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CERTIFICATION

    The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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    • Friday, July 03, 2020
    • (EDT)

     

    • Thursday, July 09, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 0

    Course Summary:

    CMOM teaches practical administrative skills that lead to improved communication with providers, third-party payers, patients, and business associates. Learn guidelines and examples that will improve decision-making and tactical skills. Graduates of this program will be better prepared to manage risk, motivate employees and improve the financial outlook in a medical office.

    Practice Management Institute® (PMI) teaches physicians and their staffs how to run a more productive, profitable and compliant medical office. Each year, thousands of medical office professionals look to PMI as a leading provider of continuing education and credentialing. These training programs have been hosted in leading hospitals, medical societies, and colleges across the U.S. for 36 years.

    PMI awards certification by exam to accomplished medical office professionals in the competency areas of coding, reimbursement, compliance, and management. More than 20,000 people have earned one or more PMI certifications.

    Benefits:

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical office managers will increase by 20% by 2026.

    As the baby boomer generation retires, there will be a high demand for certified managers.

    With certification, you demonstrate managerial competency in the medical practice.

    With the advanced knowledge you gain, you have the edge in the industry.

    CMOMs can transition into and advance their careers in other supervisory roles. 

    Curriculum:

    Practice Management

    • Review of practice administration role and responsibilities
    • Facility, operational, and time management
    • Review of practice administration roles and responsibilities
    • Facility, operational and time management
    • Employee relations, laws and guidelines
    • Employee handbook and business policies
    • Administration of medical records and patient relations
    • Labor regulations and reporting requirements
    • Terminating the patient/provider relationship
    • Risk Management and Quality Assurance
    • Sexual harassment, discrimination, and substance abuse

    Personnel Management

    • Creating effective job descriptions, interviewing, and hiring tips
    • Team building and managing conflicts
    • Handling staff grievances, evaluations and performance issues
    • Compensation and benefits packages attract talent and minimize turnover
    • Proper maintenance of employee personnel files (e.g. Form I-9)
    • Goal setting and conducting effective staff meetings
    • Termination procedures and the exit interview
    • Physician and staff retention and motivation
    • Coping strategies for difficult employees
    • Leadership vs Management

    Financial Management

    • Financial planning, calculations, and controls
    • Examining contracts and fee schedule
    • Patient education, verification, and collections procedures
    • Accounts receivable, status and activity reporting
    • Developing and maintaining a budget
    • Revenue and cost accounting
    • Maximizing cash flow and controlling overhead
    • Cost analysis, forecasting, and new revenue streams


    Compliance Requirements

    • MACRA and the Quality Payment Program
    • HIPAA and OSHA compliance
    • Implementing the OIG’s recommended compliance program
    • Policies and procedures that inhibit fraud/abuse
    • Identifying and controlling the risk of medical identity theft
    • Legal protections, risk management, and compliance checklists


    Managed Care Delivery System

    • Physician credentialing and privileging
    • Payer contract evaluation, negotiation, and termination
    • Calculating the right patient-payer mix for your office
    • Physician Utilization Committee review process
    • Utilization control techniques
    • HMO, IPA, MSO, PPO definition, purpose, and analysis
    • Assigning an internal managed care coordinator
    • Health insurance exchanges
    • Value-based care and quality metrics

    • Coordination of benefits

    • ACOs and Patient-Centered Medical Homes 

    Requirements: 

    Candidates for CMOM certification should have a minimum of one year of experience working in a medical practice. CMOM certification course registration includes a physical course manual, workbook exercises, exam review, and four-hour proctored exam. A passing score of 70 percent or better is required to earn the CMOM certification.

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    This program is approved for 20 CEUs. 

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    • Friday, July 10, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 0

    This course will explain responsibilities and liabilities in a medical office. Review numerous case examples and receive guidance on compliant patient communication, reporting a breach and more. Lack of training and knowledge is not a valid defense in a federal audit. Don’t get caught off guard. Even honest mistakes can result in huge fines. Participants will walk away with the knowledge and tools to perform a practice Gap Analysis and Risk Assessment.

    4 Reasons to Attend

    1. Learn how to determine whether a breach has taken place along with notification protocols.
    2. Every office that submits claims to a third-party payer must be compliant.
    3. Course provides guidance on fraud and abuse, HIPAA and OSHA compliance.
    4. Instruction on the 7 elements of compliance that every practice must have in place.

    Class Highlights:

    • Review the 3 major compliance risk areas: Medicare, HIPAA, and OSHA
    • Learn the 7 elements of compliance that every practice must have in place
    • ADA rules and how to apply them in your practice
    • How to perform a risk assessment
    • Areas of weakness that could result in fraud investigations
    • What to do when an auditor makes contact with your office
    • Appropriate clinical documentation for compliance with payor and regulatory guidelines
    • Compliance efforts that could reduce or minimize the adverse effects of fraud investigations
    • Why you should obtain an ABN every time
    • Evaluate all HIPAA-compliant patient communication
    • How to handle a breach when it is discovered
    • Prevent, eliminate or reduce workplace hazards
    • Emergency/disaster preparedness to ensure patient and data safety
    • Explanation of penalties for non-compliance

    Who Should Attend

    Content is relevant for providers, billing professionals, office managers, consultants, and anyone seeking a better understanding of medical office compliance guidelines.

    Prerequisites

    This is a basic-level class. Content assumes some experience working in a medical office.

    What to Bring

    A course manual will be provided. No supplementary materials are required for this course.

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    This program is approved for 6 CEUS.

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    • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta, NY 14467
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    Meet with representatives from the area's major Health Plans and Accountable Care Organizations including: 

         Aetna                       Medicaid

         AHP                          Medicare Part B

         Excellus                   MVP Health Care

         Fidelis                      UnitedHealthcare

         GRIPA                       YourCare Health Plan

    Hear first hand about policy changes, administrative and operational processes and procedures, and learn how to minimize overall administrative burdens. 

    Each hour, presentations by the Health Plans and ACOs will be limited to 20 minutes, with breakout sessions forming for the remaining 40 minutes to ensure you have the chance to meet with persons representing different divisions within the organization and have your questions answered!  

    Please note that some payers will have a primary care or specialty care focus during their sessions.

    ***Registration includes Breakfast and Lunch***

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    *Pending: 6 PMI and AAPC CEU credits

    Thanks to our event sponsors who help make this event possible!

            
     

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    • Thursday, July 16, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • MCMS, 132 Allens Creek Road, Rochester NY 14618
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    Kindly RSVP your availability to attend and any agenda items you wished discussed.

    • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 0

    This introductory level program will provide you with valuable information regarding patient confidentiality and the disclosure and documentation requirements you face every day to prevent breaches that may result in civil liabilities, charges of un-professional conduct or criminal penalties. Learn the answers to these important questions:

    ● Who has ownership and control of patient records when a physician retires?
    ● When can you share information over the telephone?
    ● Do patient confidentiality rights continue after death?
    ● Does a parent’s custodial status affect that parent’s right to medical records?
    ● What are the rights of minors?
    ● Can you release health records that are subpoenaed?

     

    Presenter:

     

    Anna Lynch, Esq.

    Underberg & Kessler, LLP

    Anna Lynch, Managing Partner of Underberg & Kessler LLP, is an experienced health care attorney who represents hospitals and physicians on risk management and patient care, professional discipline, state and federal regulatory compliance, insurer billing audits and disputes, and contractual matters.

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    This event has been approved for 2.0 PMI CEUs.

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    • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 27
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    This program is about understanding which patients are at risk for contracting HIV and why PrEP is so important.
       

    PRESENTER:

    Robert Biernbaum, D.O. 

    Chief Medical Officer, Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

    Robert “Rob” Biernbaum, D.O. holds a Master’s degree with a focus in Epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Doctorate of Osteopathy from the University of New England.  He completed a traditional internship and Residency in Emergency Medicine at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

    In his vital role as Chief Medical Officer, Rob oversees Trillium Health’s expansion as we provide new services, barrier-free access to medical care & supportive services while increasing access to populations with crucial health care needs.

    Rob has worked as a Clinician and healthcare executive in Rochester since 2001.

    A native Rochesterian with roots in Pittsford & Victor. He has a great fiancé, Kristina and a beautiful family.

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    This event has been approved for 1.0 PMI CEU.         
      
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    • Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • MCMS
    • 4
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    Course Summary:

    CMOM teaches practical administrative skills that lead to improved communication with providers, third-party payers, patients, and business associates. Learn guidelines and examples that will improve decision-making and tactical skills. Graduates of this program will be better prepared to manage risk, motivate employees and improve the financial outlook in a medical office.

    Practice Management Institute® (PMI) teaches physicians and their staffs how to run a more productive, profitable and compliant medical office. Each year, thousands of medical office professionals look to PMI as a leading provider of continuing education and credentialing. These training programs have been hosted in leading hospitals, medical societies, and colleges across the U.S. for 36 years.

    PMI awards certification by exam to accomplished medical office professionals in the competency areas of coding, reimbursement, compliance, and management. More than 20,000 people have earned one or more PMI certifications.

    Benefits:

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical office managers will increase by 20% by 2026.

    As the baby boomer generation retires, there will be a high demand for certified managers.

    With certification, you demonstrate managerial competency in the medical practice.

    With the advanced knowledge you gain, you have the edge in the industry.

    CMOMs can transition into and advance their careers in other supervisory roles. 

    Requirements: 

    Candidates for CMOM certification should have a minimum of one year of experience working in a medical practice. CMOM certification course registration includes a physical course manual, workbook exercises, exam review, and four-hour proctored exam. A passing score of 70 percent or better is required to earn the CMOM certification.

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    This program is approved for 20 CEUs. 

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    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 26
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    Before you code another claim, improve your understanding of the rules of coding and documentation. This class is an essential coding primer with detailed instruction and workbook exercises to quickly improve coding proficiency and accuracy. Get a comprehensive look at the complete reimbursement process for physician services. Receive hundreds of professional tips and guidelines that will make you a more efficient, versatile, and accurate coder. 

    Course Overview

    1. A comprehensive look at ICD-10 diagnostic coding, CPT®, HCPCS Level II coding systems

    2. Use the language of coding to tell the story of the patient encounter

    3. Maximize productivity when you learn to use your coding books more effectively

    4. Learn the importance of documentation and proper code selection

    Participants will gain excellent comprehension in all the following areas:

    • What payers want and why
    • The role of each coding language and how they fit together
    • How to use the CPT®& ICD-10-CM code books
    • The seven components used in defining the levels of E/M services
    • How to read a source document
    • How to locate a code from the index
    • Definition of a new patient vs. established patient
    • When to use '95 vs. '97 guidelines
    • Benefits of basic medical terminology knowledge
    • Reporting additional medical services and supplies not covered under Level I CPT codes
    • Valuable guidelines/conventions of coding that apply to all coders regardless of specialty
    • Steps for coding unlisted procedures

    Who Should Attend

    This program is designed for coders, auditors, providers, clinical, and practice staff involved in learning or reviewing the basics of all aspects of medical coding. Consultants, compliance officers and office managers may also benefit.

    Prerequisites

    This a basic course for those seeking well-rounded knowledge of coding for physician services.

    What to Bring

    For maximum benefit, participants should bring current CPT® and ICD-10-CM coding books to this class. Class workbook includes time-saving tips for getting the most out of the CPT® & ICD-10-CM coding manuals. 

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    This program is approved for 6 CEUS.

     

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    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 18
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    • How is an OPMC investigation initiated?
    • What does the OPMC investigator look for when reviewing records?
    • Should you speak with them on the phone or in person?
    • What is the process?
    • These questions and a step-by-step description of the OPMC process will be answered for you.
    • Bring your questions and have a thorough discussion of the legal issues with OPMC reviews start to finish.

    • Statistics of the actions taken by the OPMC over the past several years
    • Steps taken by OPMC from complaint to resolution of a case
    • Activities occurring at FSMB and the National Academy of Medicine related to physician burnout and wellness and how it may impact FSMB activities
    • The importance of the Physician Profile
    • Opportunity and role of serving on the BPMC

    Presenters:

    Anna Lynch, Esq.

    Underberg & Kessler LLP 

    Anna Lynch, Managing Partner of Underberg & Kessler LLP, is an experienced health care attorney who represents hospitals and physicians on risk management and patient care, professional discipline, state and federal regulatory compliance, insurer billing audits and disputes, and contractual matters.

     

    Arthur S. Hengerer, MD

    Dr. Hengerer was appointed to the NYS Board of Professional Medical Conduct in 2002 and served as the Chair of the Board from 2011 to 2019. He is a fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards and served on multiple committees including Planning, Education, and Opioid Prescribing guidelines. He was elected to the FSMB Board in 2010 and served two terms before being elected Chair of the Board in 2014.

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     This program has been approved for 1.0 PMI CEU.


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    • Thursday, September 03, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • MCMS, 132 Allens Creek Road, Rochester NY 14618
    Register

    Kindly RSVP your availability to attend and any agenda items you wished discussed.

    • Monday, September 07, 2020
    • (EDT)

     

    • Friday, September 11, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • MCMS Philip P. Bonanni Conference Room, 132 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 24
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    Topics to include:

    This 3-hour course is designed to enhance the importance of professionalism of the clinical staff in your practice.

    Topics include:

    1. Professionalism in the workplace
    2. Medical ethics and medical etiquette in the work setting
    3. Professional boundaries
    4. Importance of professional attire
    5. Communication
    6. Cultural humility
    7. Improved conflict resolution   

    PRESENTER:

    Jane Dodds, MPH, FACMPE

    Jane earned a BA at the University of Rochester, and Masters in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She worked for 9 years in the Education Department at Planned Parenthood, helping to create Rochester’s Rape Crisis Service. After children, she worked briefly in a hospital-based specialty group, then began managing physician-owned medical practices. Through the Medical Group Management Association, she became a Certified Medical Practice Executive, and then earned Fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives in 2002.

    Jane has worked in Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, and consulted with several primary care groups. She has experience with a myriad of practice models and compensation plans. She has served on the local and NY State MGMA Boards, and was Chair of the national MGMA Primary Care Assembly. She has served on MGMA’s Survey Operations Committee, and is currently a member of the Government Affairs Committee.

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    Pending-This program is approved for 3.0 PMI CEUs.    

     

       

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    • Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 24

    Course Summary:

    This course includes the following resources:

    1. Physical course manual: three-ring binder with tabbed sections, workbook exercises, exam preparation handbook, and practice exam. Manual is shipped within 24-48 hour of purchase.
    2. Digital course recordings and materials are pre-loaded and accessible for instant access in a password-protected PMI Portal Account. Login information is provided with purchase confirmation. The course includes twelve 90-minute instructor-led recordings and bonus medical terminology course. Additional resources provided with this course include CMC handbook, coding exercises, coding exercises, answer key, practice exam, testing tips, and course updates, if applicable.
    3. The proctored certification exam is also included with purchase. Instructions on how to schedule your exam with PMI’s exam coordinator are provided with the course materials.

    The following resources are required for use during this course and exam, and must be purchased separately:

    Current year editions: CPT®, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM, a medical dictionary (any year) is also required. See the “Requirements” tab for more information about these reference materials. 

    Benefits:

    The Certified Medical Coder is a leading certification for medical coding professionals that work with outpatient claims. The training program prepares candidates with advanced knowledge of the reimbursement cycle from patient encounter to claim. These skills are imperative for proper claim submission and accurate payment for services rendered.

    For employers, auditors, and business associates, CMC signifies an ongoing commitment to continued professional development. Those who continue to expand their professional knowledge will have an edge in today's ever-changing healthcare climate.

    Benefits of becoming/hiring a Certified Medical Coder:

    • A CMC protects the practice’s financial health by decreasing claim denials and improving billing accuracy and compliance with current guidelines
    • A CMC does not rely on EHR presets, web searches or coding cheat sheets for coding assignments, which can cause repeat problems and trigger an audit
    • A CMC communicates with confidence with physicians, third-party payers, patients, and business associates, which promotes advancement into chart auditing and supervisory roles.

    Curriculum:

    The CMC online preparatory course consists of 29 hours of high-level coding instruction and practice exercises led by a PMI-approved Instructor.

    Course Outline:

    • Medical Terminology
    • Makeup and pronunciation of medical terms/words
    • Key review of the human body systems, illustrations, and review of anatomic position and directional terms
    • Root words, prefixes, suffixes, and supplemental terms
    • Combined forms associated with medical conditions
    • Definitions for common medical abbreviations
    • Analysis of physician orders and narratives

    ICD-10-CM Coding

    • Instruction on the guidelines, organization, and groupings of ICD-10-CM
    • Accurate translation of medical terminology for diseases into codes
    • Designation of symbols, punctuations, abbreviations, keywords, unspecified codes, and other coding conventions
    • ICD-10-CM subcategories, classifications, and extensions
    • Outline of the complete coding and reimbursement equation
    • Primary vs. secondary code selection
    • Diagnostic coding guidelines such as laterality, sequelae, etc.
    • Differentiate between signs/symptoms and ill-defined conditions and a diagnosis
    • Correct rules and guidelines for assigning codes for neoplasms, adverse effects, pregnancy, childbirth, wounds, burns, injuries, HIV/AIDS, etc.
    • Unsubstantiated and borderline diagnoses
    • Application of ICD-10 coding conventions
    • How to determine the accurate diagnostic code order
    • Proper use of tables
    • Problem set coding exercises for hands-on comprehension

    Procedural Coding - CPT® and HCPCS

    • Key elements of physician documentation that drive the assignment of CPT codes
    • Accurate code assignment through the application of coding guidelines
    • HCPCS/CPT coding process and steps
    • Format and conventions used in the HCPCS/CPT coding manuals
    • Global and unbundled procedures, and their impact on coding in CPT
    • Identify unlisted procedures and how to bill them
    • Modifier usage for appropriate reimbursement and efficient claims processing
    • Evaluation and management service types
    • E/M guidelines and levels of service
    • Medical record documentation as related to the application of E/M coding
    • Bundled services guidelines for surgery coding
    • New versus established patient guidelines
    • Surgery coding guidelines
    • Hands-on exercises coding common procedures and services provided by physicians

    Ancillary Services & Advanced Coding

    • Maternity and delivery services
    • Types of radiology services
    • Technical and professional component distinction
    • Billing supervision and interpretation (S&I) services
    • Laboratory procedure types
    • Billing for qualitative detection versus quantitative detection
    • Billing laboratory panel tests
    • Types of pathology services
    • Coding services in the medicine section
    • Billing for the administration of vaccines and immunizations
    • Types of dialysis
    • Guidelines used to assign ophthalmologic examinations
    • Advanced coding problem set exercises 

    Requirements:

    The Certified Medical Coder (CMC) is designed for experienced coders that have a minimum of one year of work experience as an outpatient medical coder. All candidates are encouraged to complete PMI’s free online Medical Coding Assessment to test their base knowledge and identify areas of deficiency where training may be beneficial in advance of the course. Candidates with less experience or wishing to brush up on their skills may consider completing the Principles of Coding before beginning the more intensive certification course.

    Fundamental Training Recommendation

    Inexperienced coders and those new to the field will benefit from fundamental training prior to attempting the Principles of Coding course referenced in the paragraph above. The Medical Coding Basics Bundle is a four-part series that covers the fundamentals of coding guidelines as well as an introduction to CPT, ICD-10-CM, and E/M coding.

    Required Self-Supplied Materials

    Students must have access to current editions of CPT®, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM, and a medical dictionary throughout the course and on the exam day. These coding reference materials are updated annually. The ICD-10-CM code set manual is valid through September 30 of the calendar year noted on the cover. The codes for the subsequent year go into effect on October 1 each year. CPT and HCPCS code sets are effective for the calendar year period beginning January 1 and ending December 31. PMI certification course students should utilize coding resources that are current at the time of their participation in the course and exam. Candidates that schedule an exam appointment for the next calendar year should bring coding books that are current on the date of their exam.   

    Practice Management Institute (PMI) used current AMA published versions of the three coding manuals in the preparation of this course and exam.  While the usage of these materials does not in any way indicate the endorsement of a particular brand by Practice Management Institute, these resources are recommended to minimize potential discrepancies in coding information provided. Students should also be aware that the AMA publishes the only CPT® codebook with the official CPT guidelines. PMI does not sell medical coding books, but they are widely available for purchase or lease through a variety of nationwide publishers and retailers.

    Exam

    Earning CMC certification requires a passing score of 70 percent or better on the written exam. All exams are proctored live in testing centers across the country. Candidates have up to six hours to review questions and coding books and write in their answers based on the criteria given. Codes selected must designate the highest degree of specificity based on the documentation provided using current coding reference books. Exams are hand-graded and verified twice. In an age of digitized grading systems designed to simplify the grading process, PMI stands by its resolute exam standards as the most accurate measure of a CMC candidate’s coding ability. 

    Certified Professional Standards of Excellence

    Practice Management Institute certified professionals are required to uphold high professional standards, established by the Practice Management Institute Advisory Board for Certification Programming. Ethics requirements include adherence to legal guidelines according to governmental and third-party payer organizations and contracts.

    Maintaining the CMC Certification

    Medical office professionals, particularly those working in reimbursement roles, must stay current on updates and changes each year. Keeping the CMC certification active requires an ongoing commitment to continuing education. Twelve hours of continuing education are required each year to maintain active certification status. For information about renewing the CMC certification, visit the “Certification Renewal” section of our website.


    For more details, here is the Program Flyer

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     This program is approved for 29 CEUs.             

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    • Thursday, September 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 30

    Get answers to your toughest coding and auditing questions

    Physician services and improper coding continue to be high profile items on the Office of the Inspector General’s audit radar.

    5 Reasons to Attend

    1. Get answers regarding E/M documentation and its relation to medical decision-making.
    2. Learn why physicians and coders cannot rely on EMR systems to select the correct codes.
    3. Uncover missed revenue when auditing charts based on documentation.
    4. Improve compliance in an era of increased audit probability.
    5. Receive examples, auditing tools, and resources to ensure coding procedures remain current.

    Don’t wait for an audit letter to come. This class will help you get your self-audit program off the ground.

    Improving audit proficiency prior to claims submission reduces practice risk and promotes proper payments. Participants in this session will audit case scenarios, including evaluation and management, ICD-10, and procedural codes with appropriate use of modifiers as they relate to coding and auditing from documentation.

    Program Highlights:

    • Discuss the benefits of establishing an ongoing chart audit process
    • Review resources and tools needed to create a successful chart audit process
    • Identify key components, code linkage issues, and proper evaluation of the presenting problem
    • Step-by-step review of E/M coding procedures and ’95 vs. ’97 guidelines
    • Guidance on selecting the level of medical decision-making
    • Complete hands-on coding scenarios designed to help capture proper reimbursement under the current coding requirements
    • Review E/M documentation guidelines, as well as surgical and procedural documentation requirements
    • Practice with a series of advanced-level auditing exercises that will put your audit skills to the test

    Who Should Attend

    This course is relevant for medical office coding, reimbursement staff, compliance officers, and consultants.

    Prerequisites

    This is an advanced-level course. Content assumes at least a year of direct coding/auditing experience for outpatient services.

    What to Bring

    To maximize the experience, participants may bring current copies of CPT® and ICD-10-CM coding manuals, and a medical dictionary.

    Here is the Program Flyer


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    This program is approved for 6 CEUS.

     

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    • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
    • 30

    Curb error rates and denials to improve your practice's bottom line. This course is designed for clinicians and coders actively involved in diagnostic coding in a medical practice. This fast-paced workshop provides instruction and hands-on exercises in the 21 chapters of ICD-10-CM.

    5 Reasons to Attend

    1. Instructional manual and access to faculty to address specific questions
    2. In-class exercises will sharpen diagnostic coding accuracy
    3. Expand your knowledge of the critical role that clinical documentation plays in correct coding
    4. Curb error rates and denials and improve your bottom line
    5. Protect the practice from audits that could result in big fines

    Reliance on EMRs for proper code selection is dangerous! Failure to code to the highest degree of specificity negatively impacts reimbursement as well as utilization statistics.

    Coders must know how to code to the highest degree of specificity and cross-reference to verify accuracy. It has never been more important to have a strong foundation in diagnostic coding principles and guidelines.

    Program Highlights

    • Learn the ICD-10-CM conventions with detailed examples
    • Explanation of current general and chapter specific coding guidelines in ICD-10
    • Understanding the coding system's format and structure
    • Usage of the placeholder character "X" and 7th character extensions
    • Working with Excludes1 and Excludes2 notes
    • Know the categories of Z code
    • Classification and proper coding of diseases and injuries
    • Clarification of signs, symptoms and ill-defined conditions
    • How to code for sequela (late effects)
    • Correct sequencing of codes
    • Coding for orthopedics, pregnancy/childbirth/puerperium, infectious disease, neoplasms, diabetes and more
    • Hands-on exercises to improve proficiency within a variety of chapters/specialties

    Who Should Attend

    This course is designed for coding and billing professionals, providers, office managers, consultants, and anyone seeking a better understanding of outpatient diagnostic coding.

    Prerequisites

    This is a basic-level course. Content assumes some knowledge of outpatient coding and reimbursement.

    What to Bring

    Participants must bring an ICD-10-CM Code Set manual to this class.

    Practice Management Institute® (PMI) teaches physicians and their staffs how to properly navigate complex healthcare issues and secure every dollar rightfully due. PMI programs focus on solutions for coding, reimbursement, compliance and practice productivity. These training programs have been hosted in leading hospitals, medical societies, and colleges across the U.S. for more than 30 years.

          

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    This program is approved for 6 CEUS.

     

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    • Thursday, November 12, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (EST)
    • MCMS, 132 Allens Creek Road, Rochester NY 14618
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    • Thursday, November 26, 2020
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    • Thursday, December 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
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    • Thursday, December 17, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Monroe County Medical Society, 132 Allens Creek Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14618
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Past Programs

Monday, May 25, 2020 MCMS-Closed for Memorial Day!
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 MCMS Private Practice Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Re-Opening the Office Webinar with Q&A
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Quality Collaborative
Friday, April 10, 2020 MCMS-Closed for Good Friday!
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 Survival Series: Appropriate Use Criteria
Thursday, March 19, 2020 MCMS Private Practice Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Quality Collaborative Meeting
Friday, March 13, 2020 HR Considerations for Staffing Your Office Amidst COVID19
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 COVID-19 Town Hall with Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Social Rounds @ New York Beer Project
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Survival Series: Personnel Issues
Monday, February 17, 2020 MCMS-Closed for Presidents Day!
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Grand Rounds: Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder-- Will there ever be a "pink pill"? The real scoop on Bremelanotide, Flibanserin and other treatments.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 MCMS Private Practice Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Social Rounds @ Iron Smoke Distillery (TAKE 2)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Grand Rounds: Contract Negotiations
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Survival Series: OSHA-Improving Workplace Safety & Health
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2020 CPT Code Update
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2020 Medicare and Compliance Changes
Monday, December 30, 2019 MCMS-Closed for New Years!
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 MCMS-Closed for Christmas!
Thursday, November 28, 2019 MCMS-Closed for Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 18, 2019 Survival Series: Liability for the Actions of Others
Friday, November 15, 2019 Front Desk with Finesse
Friday, November 08, 2019 18th Annual Practice Manager Appreciation Luncheon
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Social Rounds @ Iron Smoke Distillery
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 MCMS Career Fair!
Friday, October 11, 2019 Mastering E/M Coding
Friday, October 11, 2019 ICD-10-CM Coding Update
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Grand Rounds: Transgender Lecture
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Survival Series: HIPAA Webinar
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Grand Rounds: The Importance of a Sexual History
Friday, September 20, 2019 Professional Development for Staff
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Social Rounds @ Lock 32
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Certified Medical Coder (CMC)
Monday, September 02, 2019 MCMS-Closed for Labor Day!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Social Rounds @ Radio Social
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Survival Series: Children's Health Home Program - Help your Medicaid Patients!
Thursday, August 08, 2019 PMI Basics: Introduction to ICD-10-CM Coding
Thursday, August 08, 2019 PMI Basics: Introduction to CPT Coding
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 Advanced Coding and Auditing Boot Camp
Saturday, August 03, 2019 MCMS Summer Bash: Physician/Family Appreciation BBQ
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Grand Rounds: Shouting Doesn't Help!
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Survival Series: Meaningful Use, Meipass Prep, and Security Risk Assessments
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Billing for Mid-Level Providers
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Appeals, Refunds and Recoupment Requests
Friday, July 05, 2019 MCMS-Closed for Fourth of July!
Thursday, July 04, 2019 MCMS-Closed for Fourth of July!
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Social Rounds @ Bitter Honey
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Understanding the Adult Protective Services Process
Monday, May 27, 2019 MCMS-Closed for Memorial Day!
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Survival Series: Hiring and Firing - What You Need to Know
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 MCMS 198th Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM)
Friday, April 26, 2019 Survival Series: Getting Ready for Change-Complying with Substance Use Data Sharing
Friday, April 19, 2019 MCMS-Closed for Good Friday!
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2019 Ask the Carrier Conference
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Management and Leadership for the Medical Practice
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 MSSNY Veterans Matters: PTSD & TBI in Veterans
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Social Rounds @ Selena's Mexican Restaurant
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Grand Rounds: Contract Negotiations
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Meet Directly with eviCore Representatives
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Meet Directly with eviCore Representatives
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Survival Series: Maintaining Medical Records Confidentiality
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Understanding the Child Protective Services (CPS) Process
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Survival Series: Personnel Issues
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Social Rounds @ black & blue Steak and Crab
Monday, February 18, 2019 MCMS-Closed for Presidents' Day!
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Social Rounds - 80W
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Survival Series: Hot Topics, Best Practices and Process Tips in Billing Compliance
Friday, January 11, 2019 Advanced Coding & Auditing Boot Camp
Monday, December 31, 2018 MCMS-Closed for New Year's!
Monday, December 24, 2018 MCMS-Closed for Christmas!
Thursday, December 20, 2018 Social Rounds - The Revelry Restaurant
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Survival Series: Violence in the Workplace and Emergency Preparedness
Friday, December 07, 2018 17th Annual Practice Manager Appreciation Luncheon
Thursday, December 06, 2018 Medicare & Compliance Changes for 2019
Thursday, December 06, 2018 CPT Code Update: 2019
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Effective Denial Management and Rejection Prevention
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Optimizing the Patient Experience: A Team Approach
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Practice Management Roundtable
Thursday, November 22, 2018 MCMS-Closed for Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Social Rounds @ Monroe's Restaurant
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Survival Series: Meeting Obligations to Patients with Disabilities
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Medical Matters Webinar
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Grand Rounds: Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Social Rounds @ Native Restaurant
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Billing for Mid-Level Providers
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 ICD-10-CM Coding Update
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Social Rounds
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Survival Series: Keeping Up With HIPAA Webinar @ MCMS
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Survival Series: Keeping Up With HIPAA Webinar @ Your Desktop
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 14th Annual Technology Dinner
Monday, September 03, 2018 MCMS-Closed for Labor Day!
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Professionalism in the Workplace
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Social Rounds
Saturday, August 11, 2018 MCMS Summer Bash: Physician Appreciation BBQ
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Grand Rounds: Personal Finance Success Strategies
Thursday, August 02, 2018 E/M Chart Auditing Workshop
Thursday, July 19, 2018 Social Rounds
Thursday, July 19, 2018 Survival Series: Workplace Violence & Emergency Preparedness
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Medical Office Compliance
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Coding by Specialty: Pediatrics
Wednesday, July 04, 2018 MCMS-Closed for Independence Day!
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Social Rounds at NOSH
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 MSSNY CME Webinar
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Survival Series: Health & Safety-OSHA
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Professionalism in the Workplace for Clinical Staff
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Practice Management Roundtable
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Certified Medical Chart Auditor-E/M (CMCA-E/M)
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Grand Rounds: Contract Negotiations
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Survival Series: Liability for the Actions of Others
Monday, May 28, 2018 MCMS-Closed for Memorial Day!
Thursday, May 24, 2018 MSSNY CME Webinar
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Social Rounds
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM)
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 MCMS 197th Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Grand Rounds: Financial Strategies
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Social Rounds
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Advance Directives: Keeping our Promise to Ensure Clients' Healthcare Decisions are Implemented
Friday, April 13, 2018 Certified Medical Coder (CMC)
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Grand Rounds: Engaging Patients Through Open Notes
Friday, March 30, 2018 MCMS-Closed for Good Friday!
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Survival Series: Maintaining Medical Records Confidentiality
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Survival Series: Making the RHIO Work for You
Monday, February 19, 2018 MCMS-Closed for President's Day!
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Survival Series: Personnel Issues
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 MSSNY Veterans Matters: Suicide in Veterans
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Professionalism in the Workplace for Front Desk Staff
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Grand Rounds: Your Patient Called OPMC, Now What?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Advanced Coding & Auditing Bootcamp
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 CPT Coding Workshop
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Survival Series: Cyber Security & Liability Insurance
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Coding & Reimbursement Update 2018 (PM)
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Coding & Reimbursement Update 2018 (AM)
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Practice Management Roundtable
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Physician Resources for Opioid Use and Treatment
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Survival Series: Is Your Practice HIPAA Compliant? Webinar at MCMS
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Survival Series: Is Your Practice HIPAA Compliant? Webinar at Your Desktop

MCMS Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation requests must be sent to Melinda McGinnis- LePree via e-mail with “Cancellation Request” in the subject line. Correspondence must include event title, date and time, registrant’s name, and payee’s contact information. If cancellation notice is provided at least 7 days prior to the scheduled event, a refund may be requested, minus a 20% processing fee.  If cancellation notice is provided at least 1 day prior to the scheduled event, a credit voucher will be issued for the full amount paid that may be used by anyone in the practice within one year of the original event date. Questions? Please contact Melinda McGinnis- LePree via e-mail or by phone at (585) 473-7573.

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