Las Vegas Conference to present a full-range of physician and staff topics

Hundreds of physicians, practice administrators, billing and coding professionals from all over the country are expected to participate in this year's Medical Practice Coding and Compliance Summit in Las Vegas this November. The goal: finding workable solutions for today's reimbursement and regulatory challenges. The summit will be held at Harrah's on the Las Vegas Strip on November 9 and 10, and is jointly presented by Practice Management Institute and The CMC Group, L.L.C.

Keynote speakers and session leaders from all walks of medical practice management will share real-world solutions and insight as they conduct workshops on securing accurate and fair reimbursement, complying with new regulations and making the most of a limited budget and staff. These experts will reveal money-saving tips to combat rising costs and reduced profitability. Emphasis will be placed on how to improve practice productivity and efficiency without sacrificing quality of care.

This year's prestigious speaker lineup includes Robin Linker, a 28-year veteran of practice management and reimbursement training; Sean Weiss, a leading consultant, author and contributing editor to numerous textbooks on chart auditing, contract negotiations, and specialty-specific training manuals; and Robert Liles, former Deputy Director for Legal Programs at the US Dept. of Justice. Dr. Debra Patterson, Part B Medical Director for TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, and Annette Grady, Director of Educational Services for Coding MetriX, Inc. will also be on hand to discuss important coding and documentation issues.

In all, ten speakers will lead advanced sessions on coding and documentation, along with workshops on auditing, compliance, financial planning, billing, emerging healthcare management business trends, and much more.

Participants will hear four general sessions and choose from more than 20 breakout sessions during the two-day engagement.

CMEs and CEUs will be awarded accordingly for physicians, nursing and administrative professionals. Summit participants will receive tips and tools to head off rising costs and reduced profitability, along with an advance look at the coming year's coding and Medicare changes.

Summit sessions will motivate key staff, making them more productive and confident in their interactions with patients, payers, and business associates. Clinical and administrative staff will return to the practice prepared to guard the practice against risks and improve revenue.

The program fee is $795 for both days. A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available at Harrah's. For more information, visit and click on the 2006 Medical Practice Coding and Compliance Summit image, or call 800-259-5562 for further details.