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A combination of live and on-demand webinars—our largest Symposium ever!
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Live Webinars – Available On-Demand through 4/30/21

Tuesday, March 9 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Kickoff/Keynote: Health Equity & Advocacy and Regulatory Updates
OSMA Staff & Leadership

There has been much disruption and frustration in the past year that has diverted your time and attention from patient care. But now, more than ever, is the time for organized medicine to come together in our desire to help . . . core principles that bind physicians, residents, students and all members of the healthcare team together in this profession.

As the first and largest physician-led organization in Ohio, the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) is a leader in helping our state take the challenges and lessons learned from 2020 to move Ohio forward in becoming a place of justice, equity and health.  OSMA stands with many other organizations in recognizing that racism, bias and inequality is a threat to public health, a hindrance to the advancement of health equity, and a barrier to the delivery of medical care.

The opening session of our 2021 Virtual Education Symposium will include key information about:

  • OSMA’s response to COVID-19 and how we are helping local and state organizations move from discussion to implementation on the vaccine and other pandemic protocols
  • 2021 advocacy with the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio’s medical regulatory boards
  • OSMA’s participation with the Ohio COVID-19 Minority Health Strike Force, and the work of Ohio physicians to address equitable access to resources and vaccine safety and efficacy
  • How participants can do to help move these causes forward

Wednesday, March 10 • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm          
Auditing the Changed E/M Services (Outpatient/Office)
Diane E. Zucker, M.Ed., CCS-P, Health Care Management & Reimbursement Consultant

This interactive webinar reviews the changes in E/M documentation and coding for office/outpatient services coded with the 99202 through 99205 for new patient services and 99211 through 99215 for established patient services, and explain how to audit the changes in documentation and coding with the two distinct methods of documenting and coding care—time-based or medical decision making-based. Polling feature will help assess your knowledge and reinforce learning.

Thursday, March 11 • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
HR Legal Update 2021
Mindi Wells, Esq., Employment Lawyer, Trainer and Workplace Investigator, Wells Law, LLC

Have you kept up with the changes to HR laws and requirements of employers over the past year? Don't worry if you haven't - we have! Uninformed decisions can be costly. In this fast-paced and informative live webinar, we will discuss changes to workplace laws and provide you with a roadmap on what to do next to minimize risks to your organization. Join us to learn the latest on: Minimum wage and salary exemption; Worker classification: Employee vs. contractor; Undocumented workers and the I-9 form; COVID-19 laws; Paid leave; Medical marijuana; Harassment prevention; Notices and employee handbook updates for 2021 and more!

Friday, March 12 • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
A Year of Change – 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, FMV & Commercial Reasonableness
Kameron McQuay, CPA/ABV, CVA, Director and Owner – Blue & Co., LLC

This session will explore the rather extensive changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule for 2021 and the economic impact it will have on medical practices, including the decrease in the conversion factor, an increase in E&M wRVU weighting and documentation guidelines and the potential impact all this may have on reimbursement. We will also cover some more substantial changes made in determining the fair market value of services and the new definition of Commercial Reasonableness (CR).

Tuesday, March 16 • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Top 10 Health Law Issues for Ohio Physicians During 2021 
Kathryn E. Hickner, Esq, Member, Brennan Manna & Diamond, LLC

This live webinar will provide an overview of the most important legal and industry developments impacting Ohio physicians in 2021, and provide practical guidance that physicians may implement to better position themselves for success. 

Wednesday, March 17 • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: Know your Reporting Obligations & Understand How to Support your Payments
Michael Alessandrini, CPA, MBA, Director, Blue & Co., LLC

Any medical provider who billed Medicare or Medicaid in 2019 or 2020 likely received a Provider Relief Fund payment from HHS during 2020. Reporting is required for the use of those grants to combat COVID-19, and the process for reporting on the of these funds and the requirements for the use of funds has gone through significant changes since spring of 2020 when the program was first announced. This session will provide the most updated reporting guidelines and requirements as well as deliver an action plan that any provider can implement to get ready for reporting as well as understand the calculation that HHS will use to determine how of the grant they may keep. Note: this session addresses payments received under the Provider Relief Fund and not PPP, EIDL, FEMA or Medicare Accelerated Payments.

Thursday, March 18 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm             
Implementing an Effective Denials Management Program
Rochelle Dahmen, Healthcare Consulting Manager, EideBailly

Understanding the denials occurring within the revenue cycle can show organizations where they have revenue leakage and opportunities for process improvement. Data is the key, and being able to consistently review denials by relevant themes and by dollars, number of claims and by payer will help you strategically realize the greatest dollars. This live webinar will focus our experience in using data methodologies and share examples of tools we use to maximize this process. Whether working in a professional or facility-based practice, this webinar is for you!

On-Demand Webinars Available - CME expires 4/30/21

Medical Office Safety during COVID-19
Carol Murray RHIA, CPHRM, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company

As the pandemic continues to be present, medical offices must remain attentive to the widespread outbreak of COVID-19, continuing to proactively take steps to safely manage patients while protecting clinical staff. This webinar will provide an overview of risks associated with caring for patients in the office setting in the COVID-19 environment, resources to keep up-to-date with the latest information, and suggestions for recordkeeping and ways to maintain patient and staff safety.

Patient Collections; Transforming Debt into Revenue
Brian Liebknecht, BS, MHSA, CMPE, Executive Director, Proximal LLC

Every year, patients become responsible for a larger portion of their healthcare expenses. Conversely, as the financial burden shifts towards the patient, medical practices need to shift policies to address the growing patient revenue stream. To do this healthcare providers need processes and tools in place to help patients meet their financial obligations and establish collection mechanisms that will benefit both the patient and provider. In this webinar we will discover what is driving this financial burden, tools that create a positive outcome for the practice and the patient, and solutions to help your practice collect patient’s responsibilities timely.

Maximizing Your Revenue Cycle
Brian Liebknecht, BS, MHSA, CMPE, Executive Director, Proximal LLC

Revenue Cycle Management is a critical component of a practice’s business and requires effective and efficient management if the practice is to survive in the ever-changing healthcare landscape. The entire healthcare revenue cycle process includes everything from determining patient eligibility, collecting their co-pay, coding claims correctly, tracking claims, collecting payments, following up on denied claims and financial reporting. This webinar will discuss key internal and external components and issues, and key performance indicators.

Changing Course: Healthcare Real Estate In The COVID-19 Era
Daniel Mayer, Vice President, CBRE

Real estate is an unavoidable element to all medical practices. Whether you lease or own, you need space to see patients and deliver care. In the wake of COVID-19 and the acceleration of telehealth implementation, there have been significant changes in how providers and healthcare organizations think about their real estate and make decisions. This webinar will examine real estate challenges that COVID presented how they can be managed and overcome, new facility considerations driving site selection, how the current environment is impacting lease versus buy evaluations, and real estate trends and opportunities.

FOR PHYSICIANS: Leading Your Practice OUT of the Pandemic
Keith Wilson, Organizational Development Consultant, ScrogginsGrear

Developed for physicians, this webinar will explore the three critical responsibilities in transitions and practical steps to build MORE trust with your team and a strong practice culture. With more uncertainty in 2021, physician leaders will have the profound opportunity to move their teams forward if they take the right steps.

FOR PRACTICE MANAGERS: Leading Your Practice OUT of the Pandemic
Keith Wilson, Organizational Development Consultant, ScrogginsGrear

With more uncertainty in 2021, managers will have the profound opportunity to move their teams forward if they take the right steps. During this webinar we will explore the three critical responsibilities you have in the transition and practical steps to build trust and confidence within your team.

Understanding Data and How to Make it Actionable
Rochelle Dahmen, Healthcare Consulting Manager, EideBailly

This webinar is a great primer for the March 18 webinar “Implementing an Effective Denials Management Program.” There is never a shortage of data, but it might not always be easy to know what to do with it. This webinar will breakdown the key revenue cycle metrics,the data needed to support them and how to use this information to drive change within your revenue cycle.

What Consumers Really Want from Healthcare Providers
Linda MacCracken, Principal Director, Accenture
Michael Dill, Managing Director, Accenture

Consumers have an evolving expectation of health services, shaped by experiences outside of healthcare. Regardless of your practice size and structure, you WILL need to do things differently in the future to better engage and care for consumers and to remain financially viable. This discussion will demonstrate for providers and practice managers the importance of being aware of what consumers are asking for and the importance of technology, telehealth, and creative relationships with payers - and how to integrate these strategies into practice management, staff engagement and future planning.

Medical Marijuana in Ohio: 2021 Update
Brian J. Santin, M.D., FACS, FSVS, RPVI, OSMA Medical Marijuana Physician Advisor
Sharon Maerten-Moore, Esq., Director, Medical Marijuana Operations, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy
Brandi Dorcy, Chief of Compliance, State Medical Board of Ohio
John Carney, Esq., Partner and Chair, Health Care and Cannabis Practice Groups, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Kristen Lawrence, Esq., Associate, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Frederick Slezak, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, FACG, Ohio CTR provider

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) allows people with certain medical conditions, upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician certified by the State Medical Board, to purchase and use medical marijuana. This webinar provides a status update on the OMMCP and the current legal and regulatory environment in Ohio, integrating medical cannabis into clinical practice, and answers to many questions received from physicians.