The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was just released, and there are lots of changes for allergy/immunology. 
 
COVID-19 is taking a toll on the financial health of many allergy/immunology practices. In this town hall, we review options allergists can take to stabilize their practices.
 

ACAAI Review for the Allergy & Immunology Boards, Third Edition
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has released the completely updated book, ACAAI Review for the Allergy & Immunology Boards. This board review book is directed to allergists and immunologists of all levels.

Allergen Extract Mixing Toolkit

Our toolkit is chock-full of helpful resources, including instructions, staff competency assessments, our extract preparation guide, checklists and links to our popular USP webinar and extract mixing quiz.

Allergen Extract Mixing Quiz: ACAAI Members 2019
Allergen Extract Mixing Quiz: Non-members 2019
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommends anyone who prepares extract, takes the Allergenic Extract Preparation Quiz, media-fill test and gloved fingertip-thumb sampling tests annually.

Allergy Office Modules
Real-world allergy practice management advice packaged in bite-sized chunks that can be quickly implemented in your practice.

Allergy Testing Coding and Billing Essentials
Allen Goldsobel, MD, FACAAI and Carminia Lopez, discuss why allergy practices need to focus on both coding and billing practices to maximize reimbursement for allergy testing.

Jason Biddy, MBA, administrator for Alabama Allergy and Asthma Center, tackles this delicate topic. 
 
Beyond E&M Coding: Procedures and More
James Tracy, DO, FACAAI,  Jennifer Kuehn, CPC, and Jean Owen, MBA, CT (ASCP) discuss E&M coding and how and when to do procedures/tests on the same day as an E&M visit.
 

Biologics Basics: Pearls, Profits and Pitfalls
James Tracy, DO, FACAAI, and Jennifer Kuehn, CPC, discuss options for providing biologics to patients, as well as tips and tricks from a practice that uses both "buy and bill" and specialty pharmacies to provide biologics.

Discover the tools and information you need to simplify coding! Learn the ins and outs of coding for common allergy and immunology issues to ensure accurate insurance claims and maximize payments.
 
Learn how to transition allergy patients from pediatric to adult care and from adult to elder care.
 
Learn collections strategies to thrive in a world of high deductibles. In this toolkit, you’ll find information on how to maintain great customer service during financial interactions with patients, how to successfully collect payment and more.
 
Many schools still struggle to obtain standing orders and prescriptions for life-saving undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors. This toolkit contains everything you need to reach out to your local schools and school districts to help!
Empathic Communication: Yes, you can teach it!
This webinar will define empathic communication and identify strategies for employees and physicians to improve communication with patients, families, and each other. 

Everything you wanted to know about CPT 95165
Billing for allergy extract (95165) is becoming limited across a broad spectrum of insurance carriers. This webinar addresses one of the most important topics for allergists.

Financial Trends for Allergists 2018
This webinar reviews the latest Allergy/Immunology financial data from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

Financial Trends for Allergists 2019
Our experts review the latest allergy/immunology financial data from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Medscape and CMS. 

Stanley Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI, and J. Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI, give allergists of any age tips on starting a new practice.
 

This webinar will update you to the new guidelines and new medications for HAE.

How to be an Advocate for Allergists
Stephen Imbeau MD, FACAAI and John Seyerle MD, FACAAI will address how allergists can impact issues important to the future of allergy by advocating at the local, state and federal level.

Human Resources Basics for Today’s Allergy Practices
Kay Tyler, CEO of Family Allergy & Asthma, discusses the must-have policies and procedures for your practice. 

M. Dougher; S. McCutcheon; P. Parikh, MD; K. Tyler; J. Tracy, DO, FACAAI; In this town hall discussion our experts discuss many HR issues arising from COVID-19, plus how the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act can impact your practice.
 
Learn how to attract the best talent and motivate, develop and retain your employees. Find HR resources and sample documents you can use.
 
Our coding experts, M. Razi Rafeeq, MD, FACAAI and Mike Tankersley, MD, MBA, FACAAI, do a deep dive into the coding for various types of immunotherapy. 

 

Let’s Cycle Through Revenue Cycle Management
Kay Tyler, MBA and Tom Derrico walk through the key steps of a successful revenue cycle management process to help you capture every dollar you’re owed.

Marketing Magic
Michael Rupp, MD, FACAAI and John Tole, DO, FACAAI show you how you can give your allergy practice a boost by promoting it to patients, physicians and the community.

Marketing and Patient Materials Toolkit

Marketing your practice has never been easier. Simply download the resources in this toolkit, distribute them to your patients, community and the media — and watch your practice grow.

New Allergists to FITs: What We Wish We Would Have Known at Graduation

Meagan Shepherd, MD, FACAAI, and Sarah Spriet, DO, give advice to young allergists.

Next Steps: Moving Your Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

This webinar begins with a high-level overview of results from the College’s April 2020 survey on the impact of COVID-19 on allergy practices – including impact on finances, staffing, patient volumes and clinical services and protocols. (May 14, 2020)

Optimize your allergy practice
Practice Management Committee experts discuss ways to make your practice more efficient and give examples from their practices.

Stanley Fineman MD, MBA, FACAAI and Jean Owen, MBA review the following aspects of penicillin allergy testing and how to make it more efficient for your practice.
 
Practice Management Committee experts discuss ways to make your practice more efficient and give examples from their practices.
 
Consultant and LEAN management expert Owen Dahl challenges you to think about your practice and ways to improve your operations. 
 
Compliance Program Updates--Debt collections and Medicare requirements
Kay Tyler, CEO of Family Allergy & Asthma, will get you up to speed on the many changes to compliance programs.
 
Make sure every visit to your office is a great one – brush up on the skills you need with our toolkit to increase patient satisfaction.
 
Get the resources you need to learn about peanut OIT, how to discuss it with patients, and how to bill for it.
 
M. Manning, MD; A. Goldsobel, MD, FACAAI. This webinar will discuss how to maximize your practice set up to offer peanut OIT.
 
Find practice parameter and yardstick resources, which provide evidence-based recommendations to help you with day-to-day clinical management decisions.
 
Discover the tools and information you need to ensure your practice is profitable! Access resources for maximizing profits, improving operational efficiency, and financial benchmarking.
 
In this town hall discussion, our experts review the various COVID-19 related government loan and grant programs available to medical practices. 
 
Discover the tools and information you need to simplify prior authorizations! Create personalized prior authorization appeal letters, get tips from our prior authorization experts and find resources to share with your patients and staff.
 
Keep your practice in compliance with federal regulations, reduce risk, and create a culture of safety.
 
Practice Manager Roundtable
The roundtable features a Q&A with two allergy practice management experts. 
 
Prior Authorizations from the Insurance Company Perspective
This presentation provides recommendations for filing successful prior authorizations and offers perspective on prior authorizations from the insurance company point of view. 
 
This webinar discusses educating patients and referring providers about your practice and the COVID-19 protocols you’re implementing to keep them safe.
 
Learn about the benefits and challenges of telemedicine, how to select the best telemedicine platform and get info about state laws and reimbursement.
 
Melinda Rathkopf, MD, FACAAI and Mike Tankersley, MD, FACAAI discuss the future for allergists and telemedicine.
 
James Sublett, MD, FACAAI, This 30 minute webinar will explain how to offices can get paid for offering food oral immunotherapy (OIT)
 
M. Shams, MD; Recognize the different presentations of acute & chronic urticaria, implement targeted evaluation strategies and initiate guideline directed therapy to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
 
Bryan Martin, DO, FACAAI, and James Sublett, MD, FACAAI advise you of the steps your practice needs to take to be compliant with the new allergen extract mixing rule. 

 

Annual Meeting Content
The following courses from our On Demand versions of previous annual meetings contain practice management-related content. Please click their descriptions for more information.
On Demand 2019 ACAAI Annual Meeting: General Sessions
2019 Office Administrators Practice Management Course
On Demand 2018 ACAAI Annual Meeting: General Sessions
2018 Office Administrators Practice Management Course

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