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2016 Rheumatology Patient & Family Symposium
Date: May 7, 2016 (Sat) 8AM-3PM  
(More info )  Video Recordings on
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont
(near 880 & Stevenson Blvd)  
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark, CA 94560
valid till 2/29/2017
Reimbursement Reality 2016:
The Challenges and Opportunities for Medical Practices

Date: 3-17-2016 (Thursday) 6PM - 9PM  
Speaker: Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC
Location: Viognier Restaurant
(upstairs at Dragger's Market)  650-685-3727
222 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401     www.viognierrestaurant.com

Leverage 2016's key changes – what's next for Medicare reimbursement, its impact on specialties
and CPT® changes in 2016 that could affect you, including the new advanced care planning codes.  
Determine the impact of ICD-10. Successfully participate in the government's incentive programs –
keys to successfully attest for Stage Two Meaningful Use for 2015/2016 by the end of February or
apply for the hardship exception.Get the skinny on the new government program, the MIPS (Merit-
based Incentive Payment System) & and how to avoid future penalties now, PQRS, VBPM.

Program Agenda:         
6:00pm - 6:45pm         Reception/Networking
6:45pm - 7:00pm         Intro/Welcome/Announcements
7:00pm - 8:45pm         Featured Presentation, Q&A
8:450pm – 9:15pm       Post-event reception/networking

About the speaker: Elizabeth W. Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC, has focused on medical practice
operations and revenue cycle management for 20 years. Combining innovation and analysis to
teach practice operations, she has delivered presentations at regional and national conferences to
more than 150,000 physicians and managers. In addition to her popular e-mail newsletters, she
has authored 10 best-selling practice management books, and published dozens of articles in
national health care management journals. Elizabeth is a Fellow in the American College of Medical
Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder.

Transportation/ Car Ride assistance: If there are 3 providers (in this instance, Practice Manager)
coming from the same location, NCRS will arrange a Taxi/Uber ride pickup-return between your
location and the event location.

Please RSVP by 3/8/2016 via email to NorCalRheumatology@Yahoo.com
or eVoice: 415-735-6277 to leave a message
2016 - Events For Providers:
- Reimbursement Reality 2016:
The Challenges and Opportunities for Medical Practices
Date: March 17, 2016 (Thursday) 6PM - 9PM  
Speaker: Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC
Location: Viognier Restaurant,
222 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

- Advances in Rheumatology: What have we learned? (*CME event)
"Highlights from EULAR"
  Agenda Details
Date: July 23, 2016 (Saturday) 8AM - 3PM (pre-post conference events)
Location: Double Tree Hilton (near SFO)
Speakers: Arthur Kavanaugh M
- Pre-Conference and Post-Conference Topics:
-Knowing Your Practice Options: Benefits of Merging, Buying, Selling etc.
-Debunking the Myths of Asset Protection and Estate Planning
-BofA-ML Research on The Election and The Economy -and- Wealth Planning

Date: Sep 1, 2016 (Thursday) start time 6:30pm
Topic: Latest Biologic Clinical Updates & Case Sharing (Part 1)
-- Jeremy Sokolove M.D. of Abbvie,
-- Mark Snyder Ph.D. of Pfizer,
-- Nay Wei Soong Ph.D. of Janssen
-- Case Sharing 1: Christine Elias MD – Community case
-- Case Sharing 2: Lester Miller MD – Community case
Location: Four Seasons Hotel - Silicon Valley/Palo Alto
2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Free parking)

Date: Nov 3, 2016 (Thursday) 6:00pm - 9pm
6:45pm - 8:30pm:
Medicare Updates: MACRA (MIPs, APM) -including
(This event is open to all Managers also)
Speaker: Lotita Jacobe of CMS  
Prospect Restaurant SF
300 Spear St. San Francisco, CA 94105  (cross street: Folsom St)   Tel:(415)247-7770
NCRS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to provide support and  
advancement of education in this regional rheumatology community.
We are NOT a
covered/reporting entity within Open Payments Act (Physician Payment Sunshine Act), no
meal values will be reported.
For Office Staff/Managers:  CA Rheumatology Alliance (CRA)
- In partnership with CRA Rheumatology Manager’s Meeing
Date: May 21, 2016
(Sat) at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
NCRS Appreciation Dinner Party - for Corporate Supporters  (By Invitation Only!)
Please join us for Dinner and Drinks at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood and Steak
(170 S. Market St. San Jose, CA 95113) on December 8, 2016 from 7pm-9:30pm
2015 Events at a glance

Update in Rheumatology (2015 Spring)
- Highlights from ACR and EULAR) Half-day conference
Date: Feb 28, 2015 (Saturday 9AM - 2PM) Double Tree by Hilton,SFO
Speakers: Arthur Kavanaugh MD and Mark Genovese MD

Clinical topic: Biosimilars
Date: April 23. 2015 (Thursday) 6PM - 8:30PM
Speaker: Vibeke Strand MD
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM  (Reception 6-6:45pm)
Location: Piacere Restaurant
  tel: 650-592-3536
727 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

Rheumatology ICD-10 Superbill Training and Practice
Compliance / Improvement Training
(Agenda & Registration Info)
June 27th, 2015   (Saturday)   8AM- 3:30PM
Double Tree by Hilton (near San Francisco International Airport)  
835 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010   T: 650-344-5500

EULAR 2015 Review
Date:  Sep 10, 2015 (Thu) 6:45pm
Venue: Boulevard Restaurant 1 Mission St (at Steuart) San Francisco, CA
Speaker: John J. Cush, MD
Director of Clinical Rheumatology, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, TX
Executive Editor,
RheumNow.com - a site dedicated to daily news, information and blogs by
rheumatologists and for rheumatologists.  Simple registration gets you my hand selected news and info to
your email box every monday-friday ~ J.Cush MD
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