Cancellation Policy:
The course registration fee
is nonrefundable.

If, after registering, you find
that you are unable to attend
the conference, please contact
NCRS at your earliest
convenience. Space is limited
and your cancellation may
allow someone else to attend
in your place. It will also help
ensure that we have the
appropriate number of
materials. We thank you in
advance for this courtesy. In
the unlikely event that the
course is canceled, NCRS is
responsible only for a full
refund of the registration fee
and not for transportation,
hotel accommodations or any
miscellaneous expenses.

For further information please
Victor Mo at NCRS:
Email: NorCalRheumatology
Tel: (415) 735-6277
Fax: (888) 599-8812
3775 Beacon Ave Ste 100,
Fremont, CA 94538
• We welcome the support of
this activity in the form of  
exhibitor fees.
• Exhibitor fees ranges from
$1,200 to $2,500 and include
a shared  or one tabletop
exhibit and one or two
complimentary registrations.
• As an exhibitor, your
company will  be
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Will be added when

ICD-10 One Page Cheat Sheet
OSHA related
HIPAA Compliance related
Legislative update related
Quality Improvement related
Next Event:

Rheumatology ICD-10 Superbill Training and
Practice Compliance - Improvement Training  
June 27th, 2015   (Saturday)   8AM- 3:30PM
Double Tree by Hilton (near San Francisco International Airport)**discount: see below  
835 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010   T: 650-344-5500
A special opportunity for Rheumatologist, Managers, Nurses &
Medical Assistants to engage and learn:
7:00AM     Registration & Breakfast    

8:00AM     Introduction

Decoding ICD-10: Using 1-Page Rheumatology Superbill? ~Amiel Tokayer MD
    Dr Tokayer is a rheumatologist practicing in Florida. He created a one page ICD-10 superbill coding cheat sheet, which includes about 95% of
    rheumatology specific codes. At the end of the presentation, he also goes over 10 to 15 coding cases with the attendees. His presentation has
    been very educational and practical from the physicians’ perspective of coding. He had presented at NORM last year (and again later this year),
    Tennessee & Florida State Society meetings.

9:40AM        Break - Exhibit

10AM-      Physician Office Regulations: Are You in Compliance with OSHA & HIPAA?* ~Julian Goduci
12PM        This compliance course fulfills regulatory requirements and provides physician offices with the latest changes in the law.   
    • Required components of a successful bloodborne pathogens (BBP) Exposure Control Plan         
    Review of Cal-OSHA CCR Title 8 section 5193
    • Review of most common BBP diseases         
    Work Practice and Engineering controls                 
    Personal Protective Equipment
    • Vaccination requirements                 
    Sharps, Red bags, & Chemical waste management         
    Signs and labeling requirements
    • Emergency Equipment                 
    Universal Precautions                         
    Cleaning, Sanitizing and Sterilization protocols
    Personal hygiene & Cross Contamination        
    Required Components of a Successful HIPAA Program         
    what is PHI? The Omnibus rule?
    How to write a Breech Policy; proper method of Handling Complaints •what it’s like to experience a HIPAA Inspection
    What Forms and Agreements are most useful?          [*Training certificates will be provided by Enviromerica]

12PM           Break - Exhibit

12:15PM   Lunch &
        California Legislative Update, SGR, Value-based Payment
~ Caren Sykes (Johnson & Johnson)
1PM            Break - Exhibit

1:15PM     Healthcare Trends & Quality Improvement Opportunities ~ Karen Ferguson
    (A) Ignite. Commit. Participate.  The Rapidly Changing Healthcare:
    A successful healthcare organization is often defined not by quality reports, but the patient/provider experience.  Happy and loyal patients are the
    key drivers for referrals, volume, and revenue. Both medicare and private payers are demanding an accountable model to justify appropriate
    reimbursement.  Without this, the landscape of rheumatologic care delivery will continue to condense and patients will face less accessible and
    more expensive care. The session will demonstrate how to implement a systematic approach to quality and performance.   Collaborating and
    aligning with our PCPs, rheumatologist can work together to take the lead in developing an accountable model that also justifies appropriate
    reimbursement for our specialty.  

    (B) The Leap to New Payment Models:  Planning for Value-Based Reimbursement
    New legislation proposes to dramatically shift how physicians are reimbursed.  The shift from fee-for-service care to a value-based paradigm will
    be supported by health information technology capable of collecting electronic data from robust population health record systems.  Quality metrics
    will need to be incorporated into a new hybrid form of value-based contracting that reflects appropriate treatment decisions, cost-effective care,
    while improving patient engagement, employer engagement, coordination of care, and patient adherence to medication and treatment plans.

3:15PM    Q & A – Evaluation
3:30PM    Adjournment
**Discount hotel stay available, please call 1-800-222-8733 and give the discount code “Pi0” (P i zero) 10% off on current available
booking price). Note: This code is Not valid on any online booking sites.

NCRS would like to thank our 2015 corporate sponsors Abbvie, Amgen, Celgene, CrescendoBioscience, & Janssen
for their generous support to enable us to provide such educational and training programs at very low cost.
Registration Fee: (includes Validated Parking)   
                                                                    On or before 6/8/15         6/9/15 or after
Providers & General (MD, PhD, PharmD, NP, PA)                $40                        $80
Office staff, Nurses, Medical Assistant, Managers                $25                        $50