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What will 2021 look like?

September 28, 2020

What will 2021 look like?

While the year 2020 has been anything but typical, the ACAAI virtual 2020 Annual Meeting will offer the same cutting-edge education you’ve come to expect and enjoy! As you browse through the meeting program, make sure you take a look at the Advocacy Council’s sessions. We’re offering programming every day that is important to you and your practice.

Presidential Plenary – The Changing Payment System – Challenge Accepted!

Friday, Nov. 13
8:00 – 9:30 am CT

The Advocacy Council’s Washington Consultant, Bill Finerfrock (Capitol Associates, Inc.) is proud to be part of the Presidential Plenary. Bill’s talk, “If You’re Not at the Table, You’re Probably on the Menu!” provides a behind-the-scenes look at the College’s Alternative Payment Model. Stay for the Keynote Presentation: Why “Value-based Payment” Isn’t Working – And How Physicians Can Fix It” by Harold D. Miller, President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform.

Practice Management in a Changing Landscape – Billing and Coding Update

Friday, Nov. 13
10:00 – 11:30 am CT

Get the latest coding update for 2021 by our lead coding expert, Gary N. Gross, MD, FACAAI. Jennifer Pfeifer, Practice Management Manager, will also discuss many of the resources the College offers to help you in the management of your practice.

Town Hall Meeting Presented by the House of Delegates

Friday, Nov. 13
4:30 – 5:15 pm CT

After a brief business meeting where resolutions will be presented to the College, the House of Delegates will present, “What will telehealth look like post COVID-19?”

It’s Time to Individualize Our Approach to Diagnosis and Testing

Saturday, Nov. 14
8:00 – 9:30 am CT

This session is packed with excellent speakers on topics that have evolved in recent years. At 9:05 am, Advocacy Council Chair James Tracy, DO, FACAAI, will present the Bela Schick Lecture, “Then, Now and Where Do We Go From Here?”

ACAAI Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, Nov. 14
4:30 – 5:15 pm CT

The College’s Annual Business Meeting takes place Saturday afternoon. This is a perfect time to help us recognize this year’s award recipients and hear reports about key projects and initiatives that have taken place over the past year and those scheduled for 2021. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from the College’s current and incoming presidents.

Coding and Government Relations

Sunday, Nov. 15
10:00 – 11:30 am CT

Leaders of the Advocacy Council will address the relevant changes, modifications and implementation of CPT and ICD-10 coding for 2021 and how these changes will affect allergy/immunology. They’ll also review the state of politics and the national perspective on medicine, as well as an update on the current state of the government and the changing landscape on Capitol Hill.

These are only a small part of the program offerings. The College’s Annual Meeting Program Committee has been exceptionally dedicated this year, making sure there are programs that pique everyone’s interest. The virtual meeting is free for College’s dues paying members, FIT/student members, and retired members! Current FITs from international fellowship training programs will also be granted free access. Attendees can earn CME and CE credit. Register now! Registration closes Nov. 9. The Advocacy Council – we have you covered.

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