RPA is pleased to share with you a comprehensive educational series that was developed for renal fellows and training program directors focusing on the business issues around nephrology practice. Presentations such as Introduction to Nephrology Coding and Billing, Maintence of Certification, Medical Director Responsibilities and more can be found on our e-learning portal. As additional presentations are completed, we will post them on the e-learning portal. Please share this information with fellows and colleagues throughout your institution to expand their knowledge of these important topics.
Online Practice Curriculum Courses
RPA 2013 Annual Meeting Workshop Presentations
The following sessions are being offered online for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per session. Sessions can be purchased separately or as a bundle.
Individual Session: $79 Bundle: $239
Integrated Kidney Care
The hoof beats of integrated care has proven to be a thundering herd. Many of your peers now have real time experience working in the ACO world. Learn from what they are experiencing in various care delivery models and prepare for what may be coming for to your community. There will also be a discussion on ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) and what nephrologists need to know.
The Business of Interventional Nephrology
Interventional nephrology is no longer a sideline business of a few select nephrology practices. A significant portion of nephrology practices have dedicated or part time interventionalists, some of whom are vascular surgeons or radiologists. This unique session will focus on the business issues associated with owning and operating an access center.
Attention Practicing Nephrologists! Accountability, Certification and Payment for Performance in the Digital Age
CMS is requiring achievement of ever-more difficult objectives to satisfy the meaningful use of EHRs. 2015 marks the beginning of payment penalties for failure to accomplish expanded mandatory core objectives. Learn how you and your staff can prepare for these changes by enhancing your EHR use to comply with clinical measures and quarterly reporting activities as well as to satisfy ABIM’s PQRS Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive requirements.
Hypertension: New tools and Interventions to Improve Care
Hypertension remains a bread and butter treatment focus for nephrologists and internists in general, but not a whole lot has changed over the past decade…. Until now! Our discussants will first review the use of central blood pressure monitoring to manage hypertension in patients with CKD, and then explain and explore an exciting and promising new intervention for difficult to manage hypertension – renal denervation. How will nephrologists incorporate these procedures into their regular practices?
Register Today for one or all courses!
Meaningful Use and Nephrology Webinar On-Demand
Learn more about the consequences and benefits of participating in Meaningful Use. Topics covered include:
• Overview of Meaningful Use (MU)
• Stage 2 Introduction
• “50% Rule”
• Hardship exceptions
• MU Audits
The session is approximately 60 minutes and includes the question and answer session that followed the live webinar. The session is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM .
The cost of the on-demand course is $49 for RPA Members and $99 for Non-members.
Meaningful Use & Nephrology On-Demand
The Nephrology Online Coding and Billing Course is Now Open
The Renal Physicians Association is pleased to offer nephrology-specific coding and billing information as an Online Course. The Online Course will cover the following topics: Fundamentals, Reimbursement, Consult v. Referral, Hospice Services, Discharge Management Services, Critical Care, Nephrology Specific CPT Coding, MCP Guidelines, Interventional Nephrology Coding, Diagnosis Coding, Coverage Policy, “Incident to” and “Shared Service Billing,” Observation Care, Billing for Erythropoietic Stimulating Agents, OIG Targets, Compliance Assessment, Internal Audits, and the EHR Incentive Program. While these topics are delivered during our face-to-face seminars, the online course provides you with the opportunity to log in from your home or office computer at your convenience at any time of day or night.
The cost for the online course is $399 for RPA Members and $599 for non-members. To receive the member rate, the individual taking the course must be a member of RPA. The course will be available until November 22, 2013.
Online Nephrology Coding and Billing Course