Upcoming webinars cover employment contracts, COVID-related workplace issues and ICD-10 changes

These CME webinars from AOIA are scheduled in November.

Live CME webinars from the American Osteopathic Information Association scheduled in November will address traps in employment agreements, COVID-19 related workplace issues, including vaccination requirements, ICD-10 changes and audits.

Below is a summary of each upcoming webinar along with a registration link and the webinar’s date and time.

Name: ICD-10 Changes for FY2022
Date: Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. CT
CME: 0.75 2A credit
Cost: $40 for AOA members; $75 for nonmembers
Register here.
Summary: The ICD-10-CM code changes for FY2022 have been announced and are in effect. Using the proper medical coding ensures that insurers have all the diagnostic codes required for appropriate payment. Learn the FY2022 updates that went into effect in October 2021 during this webinar, which will discuss the changes in codes by category, suggested documentation updates, and where to get the latest information.

Name: COVID-19 Related Employment Matters
Date: Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. CT
CME: 1.0 2A credit
Cost: Free
Register here.
Summary: The Americans with Disabilities Act has restrictions on when and how much medical information an employer may obtain from any employee. Are you following them? This webinar will cover:
• Developments related to President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 action plan
• Vaccination requirements in health care settings and the difficult questions that remain
• Navigating accommodations for medical conditions or religious beliefs

This is an interactive session; send your question in advance to

Name: The COVID Pause is Over – How to Prepare for the Coming Audits
Date: Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. CT
CME: 1.0 2A credit
Cost: $40 for AOA members; $75 for nonmembers
Register here.
Summary: This webinar will address the preparation needed to prevent or defend audits from third-party payors like Medicare. Learn the impact of medical records requests on both audits and revocations, providers’ affirmative obligations under the 60-day rule, and the general process for both federal and commercial audits. The webinar will also address ongoing compliance for other areas, such as preparing for a sale and its related diligence and/or internal audit/investigation.

Name: The Three Biggest Traps in Physician Employment Agreements (webinar & book)
Date: Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. CT
CME: 1.0 2A credit
Cost: $50 for AOA members; $80 for nonmembers; $30 for residents
Register here.
Summary: Be prepared for three of the biggest traps found in physician employment agreements. Dennis Hursh, JD, a physician’s contract attorney since 1992, will discuss issues relating to commencing employment, restrictive covenants and malpractice insurance coverage.

Hursh will also address the most common concerns physicians have about contracts, suggest ways they can protect themselves, and participate in a Q&A session to answer individual questions.

Webinar registrants will also receive a copy of the revised second edition of Hursh’s book The Final Hurdle: A Physician’s Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement.

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