AAMA : AAMA 2014: The National Summit of Medical Administrators : Pre- and Post-Conference Sessions


Pre-Conference Sessions And CAAMA Prep Course

CAAMA Certification

Your first step in becoming AAMA certified is to attend the AAMA certification prep course offered at this year’s summit in Las Vegas. This series of hour-long sessions include a question and answer session at the end of each review. The materials are developed especially to best prepare you to sit for the AAMA certification exam which is offered on the last day of the meeting. Join your peers in preparing for your future.

CAAMA Schedule

Tuesday February 25 10:00-12:00 1P1: CAAMA Certification Examination Preparation Activity
Wednesday February 26 7:00-8:00 2P1: CAAMA Certification Examination Preparation Activity
Thursday February 27 7:00-8:00 3P1: CAAMA Certification Examination Preparation Activity
Friday February 28 7:00-8:00 4P1: CAAMA Certification Examination Preparation Activity
12:30-1:30 4P2: CAAMA Certification Examination Final Overview
1:30-4:30 4P3: CAAMA Exam

Pre-Conference Sessions

Tuesday February 25, 2014 Morning Sessions: 8:00-12:00view

Includes Breakfast served starting at 7:30

Countdown to ICD-10: How to survive after October 1, 2014 (1P2)
Nicole D. Harper

This presentation will give you practical tips on how to prevent debilitating changes in your existing systems and processes so that your organization will be able to continue experiencing success following the largest (coding) implementation of its kind in the last thirty years!  This workshop will help you uncover and analyze current gaps so that your organization can begin working to mitigate issues as a result of the ICD-10 implementation.

Emergency Medicine is the Window to Affordable Healthcare: Less Works Best through Efficient Operations (1P3)
James Easter, Jr, FAAMA, HFR Design, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  • Presenters will define new and creative processes for emergency department operations, planning and design.
  • Physicians, nurses and planners will discuss how form follows function and works better with less space and no waiting by patients.
  • Team members demonstrate how hospitals of the future will be smaller, more creatively designed and adaptable to change.
  • Financial results will be shown based on improved practice management and more efficient clinical pathways.

Topical Issues:

  • Why emergency (ER) medicine in today’s environment?
  • How will the ER remain the “window to the community” and does ageism impact demand?
  • What will the future ER look like?
  • Urgent care + design
    • Emergency/trauma care + design
    • Innovative observation + design
    • Free standing emergency service (expandable over time) + design
  • Design and space illustrations for practical application of planning, clinical, design and nursing methods

Tuesday February 25, 2014 Afternoon Sessions: 1:00-4:00

Physician Alignment: What is it? How to Plan, Implement and Sustain (1P4)Renee Mazeroll, RN, MSN, FACCA, VP, CV Service Line, Sharp Health CareAnthony Long, MBA CAAMA FACCA, Pinnacle Healthcare Service

Stacy Lang and Ross Swanson, Corazon

As the healthcare market changes and competitors become allies, many organizations have become faced with the challenge of reorienting their approach to medical staff partnerships.  Healthcare reform measures and other payor strategies have cemented the need for healthcare facilities and physician providers to more fully align.  Alignment is necessary to create a more sustainable business proposition while supporting a broader patient base.   Effective implementation, coupled with an ability to sustain the alignment model, are critical factors to an organization’s future success.   While there is no “one size fits all” physician alignment strategy, the presentors will review strategies to achieve success through a review of:

  • Various integration models that promote alignment
  • Foundational components
  • Common pitfalls and lessons learned
  • Case study from a 5 hospital system including process steps
  • Real world examples of demonstrable achievements
  • The Co-management agreement – achieving accountability and identifying when it fits

Disaster Risk Communication (1P5)
Details TBA