Get up to date on advocacy issues and more

| October 30, 2023

Get up to date on advocacy issues and more

The Advocacy Council wants to ensure you have what you need to enhance your practice and lighten your workload, and there are many valuable sessions to attend at the College’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 9-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

On Friday, Nov. 10 at 8:00 am, the Practice Management Committee has put together a fantastic program for practice managers, office managers, nurse managers and physicians. Sessions during the one-day program on Nov. 10 include:

  • Coding.
  • Effective communication between allergists and their teams.
  • Emergency preparedness and disaster recovery.
  • Financial performance monitoring.
  • Remote patient monitoring.
  • Revenue cycle management.

Take your skills to the next level and network with other practice leaders. There is no separate fee to attend – it’s included in your Annual Meeting registration.

The College’s Resource Center opens Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall (booth # 815). Get connected and learn about advocacy, practice management, the Allergists’ Foundation and other ongoing College programs. You can also join the Advocacy Council’s sign-on letter to Congress encouraging them to enact legislation that will find a long-term solution to keep physician payments in line with expenses. STOP MAKING “US” THE CUT!

Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm the House of Delegates is hosting its Annual Town Hall Meeting. After a brief business meeting, we’ll be presenting a program – The Future of Allergy – My Perspective. You’ll hear three 20-minute presentations from the perspective of a small, solo practitioner – Travis Miller, MD, FACAAI; from an academic institution practitioner – Alan Baptist, MD, MPH, FACAAI; and a practitioner from a large, national group – Weily Soong, MD, FACAAI. They will each address their individual strategies to:

  • Help make a practice more efficient.
  • Improve revenue streams.
  • Foster cooperation between community and academic allergists.

They will then each present their vision of what an allergy practice will look like in the future.

Wine and cheese will be served.

Start Sunday, Nov. 12 with a great symposium on Coding and Government Relations, moderated by J. Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI, ACAAI Executive Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs and Steve Dorman, MD, FACAAI, the HOD Southeast Region’s Super-Delegate.

The session begins at 10:00 am and will address relevant changes, modifications and implementation of CPT and ICD-10 coding for 2023-2024. Gary N. Gross, MD, FACAAI will provide a coding update. Warner Carr, MD, FACAAI (Chair of the Advocacy Council) will discuss our current advocacy issues and Matt Reiter (Principal of our Washington Consulting firm) will provide a Government and Legislative Update. This is a session you won’t want to miss!

Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm is an exciting Ask the Expert session. This interactive learning opportunity would benefit physicians interested in starting or expanding their practices. You can choose three of the six topics and spend 25 minutes with each expert addressing a specific phase of allergy practice and physician wellness. Choose from:

  • Bringing on Associates or Others Offering Partnership.
  • Building New Service Lines.
  • Contract Reviewing.
  • Financial Reports in A/I Care.
  • Partnering with NP/PAs in Advanced A/I Care.
  • Practice Start-up.

Everyone should also plan to attend the College’s Annual Business Meeting Sunday at 4:30 pm. You’ll learn about projects the College has been involved in this year, along with Council reports and various awards. Advocacy Council Chair Warner Carr, MD, FACAAI, will provide a detailed advocacy update. Dr. Kathleen May will complete her term as ACAAI President and Dr. Gailen Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD, FACAAI will be installed as the 2023-2024 ACAAI President.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Anaheim!