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Bring your entire team with you to the Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 10-14 in San Francisco. Whether you are in clinical practice or a research center, this year’s event has a wide range of educational opportunities for your entire office.

“Attending the Annual Scientific Meeting last year interested me due to the multiple changes happening, including ICD-10 and PQRS. I wanted to see how other members of ACAAI were handling the changes and compare to how we were handling them,” said Kim Canady, NRCMA, ACAAI Allied Health Professional member, Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Associates.

“My favorite part of the meeting was the interaction between everyone. The presentation on compliance programs by Kay Tyler, MBA and Gary Gross, MD, FACAAI, were very helpful,” said Canady. “They reviewed the ICD-10 codes and verified information I had been getting mixed facts on from other sources. There were issues discussed about HIPAA and Meaningful Use that I wasn’t even aware of, so we were able to tackle those immediately back in the office. Overall, I am more knowledgeable on the topics and have more confidence in handling any situations that arise, whether it is with employees, patients, or an insurance/coding denial!”

The Office Administrators Practice Management Course on Nov. 11 will help you with the changing payment models coming into play. Attendees can zero in on topics like patient centered care, financial management, regulations and payment models, marketing, human resources, new technology to improve retention, compliance and a look to the future.

The Allied Health Care Providers Course on Nov. 12-13 is a one-and-a-half-day course designed for registered and licensed practicing nurses, registered respiratory therapists, medical assistants and other allied health professionals. The course focuses on a wide variety of topics, including the obese asthmatic, asthma genotypes, evaluation and management of the venom allergic patient, managing allergic rhinitis, special testing procedures and office therapeutics, spirometry interpretation, comorbidities of allergic disease, psychosocial dynamics with asthma, early food introduction and more.

The Advanced Health Care Providers Course on Nov. 11 is perfect for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, allergy/immunology nurses and other health care providers with extensive experience – and allergists are welcome, too! This full-day course has its own literature review and dives into topics like precision medicine in asthma, asthma COPD overlap syndrome, a food allergy update on oral epicutaneous immunotherapy, the good, the bad and the ugly of corticosteroids, patch testing, chronic urticaria and prescription and non-prescription therapy.

Registration is now open – so plan now to have your office staff attend the Annual Scientific Meeting right along with you.

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