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ASOA Congress on Ophthalmic Practice Management

Earn your credits and credentials through ASOA programming: COE, CME, and AAPC

Your single registration fee includes unlimited crossover access to over 1,300 ASCRS and ASOA educational presentations (CME- and COE-accredited) with sessions covering all aspects of practice management, including 10 different programming tracks, roundtables, Consultants on Call, interactive panels, the ASOA Networking Lounge, and entry to the Exhibit Hall.

Registration is open to members and nonmembers (premium rates apply).

ASOA Congress registration is not required to register separately for the ASOA Workshops and the COE Exam.

ASOA Workshops*

Friday, May 6

Attend specialized training and leadership conditioning workshops designed to expand your career opportunities. Seating is limited. Register early for your preferred selections.

How to Succeed with ICD-10 ▼

Friday, May 6
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 200

Conducted by Mary Pat Johnson and Kirk Mack from the Corcoran Consulting Group, this workshop discusses challenges to successful implementation of ICD‐10, pertinent problems identified with the transition from ICD‐9, and techniques to smooth the transition from ICD‐9 to ICD‐10 coding. This course is not an introduction to ICD‐10 – it is an advanced course on diagnosis coding.
Resources: All attendees receive a thumb drive containing useful information about 2016 ICD-10 updates and revisions. Course includes an electronic copy of the handout.

This course does not require a computer; however, it is helpful to bring a laptop to view the data on the thumb drive.

Tier 1Tier 2 Tier 3
Until 2/18/16 2/19-4/21/16 4/22/16-On-Site
$99 $149 $179

Practice Management Bootcamp ▼

Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

You’ve just become a new ophthalmic practice manager—now what? This course will teach you the basics of ophthalmic practice management in all of the core areas. View the Practice Management Bootcamp schedule.

Member Price: $225
Nonmember Price: $325

COE Review: Parts 1 & 2 ▼

Part One
Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Attendee Limit: 100

Part Two
Saturday, May 7
1 – 6 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

This two-day workshop covers all practice management subjects, and is one of several recommended COE study resources not a test preparation course. Attendance does not guarantee passage of the COE Exam.

Registration is open to anyone—you do not need to be an ASOA member or to have applied for the examination to register for COE Review: Parts One and Two.

Member Price: $250
Nonmember Price: $350

Healthcare the Disney Way ▼

Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 200

Due to the growing link between patient satisfaction and reimbursement, delivering a quality patient experience is more important than ever.

Learn from a former Disney leader about how to quickly increase patient satisfaction ratings by incorporating Disney’s proven customer-service techniques.

Member Price: $275
Nonmember Price: $375

Simple: The Inner Game of Ophthalmic Practice Success ▼

Friday, May 6
8 – 10 a.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 150

Best-selling author and ophthalmic practice consultant, John B. Pinto, shares the secrets to simplifying the most challenging problems in your practice.

Eye surgeons are drawn to the complex. Why else would a procedure like cataract surgery with essentially perfect outcomes still be such an active sphere of ongoing innovation and elaboration?

These gratifying clinical complexities are unfortunately matched by rising business complexities that make eye care practice management more difficult than ever before. This workshop based on John Pinto’s new book, is an antidote for everything that makes modern ophthalmic practice vexing.

All attendees will receive a copy of Simple: The Inner Game of Ophthalmic Practice Success, the latest in a series of eight Pinto books published by ASCRS•ASOA over the last 20 years.

Member Price: $125
Nonmember Price: $225

Talking ≠ Communicating: Communication that Drives Results ▼

Friday, May 6
2 – 4 p.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

The following topics will be covered in this two-hour session, which will be presented by Alcon Customer Management:

Effectively Communicating: Techniques to Enhance the Quality of Care Delivery
Understanding pressures that affect the ophthalmology practice and their demand for clear and concise communication techniques. Applying these simple and proven techniques in everyday practice setting to enhance quality interactions and care.

Understanding Personality Types to Enhance Engagement
Learn to apply the Merrill-Reid Model to identify both your own personality type and that of others in order to adapt and customize your approach to interpersonal situations

Member Price: $125
Nonmember Price: $225

Dealing with Difficult Personalities – Patients and Staff  ▼

Friday, May 6
8 a.m. – Noon
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

We all know THAT person, right? Recharge personal leadership skills and improve practice interactions using the guidance from actual case studies in this facilitated, interactive workshop.

The ASOA Presidents and a professional facilitator from Cindy Zook & Associates will coach you through fun exercises while sharing insights and best practices.

Presenters
John Bell, MBA, COE, CMPE, ASOA President, 2015–2016
Daniel Chambers, MBA, COE, ASOA President, 2016–2017
Kathleen Case, MS, Cindy Zook & Associates

Member Price: $150
Nonmember Price: $250

COE Exam ▼

Tuesday, May 10
8 – 11:30 a.m.
Register | Attendee Limit: 100

ASOA is pleased to offer a Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) Exam on Tuesday morning, May 10, 2016, in New Orleans, LA. Join the more than 280 ophthalmic administrators who proudly display the COE credential by taking this written exam. In addition, do not miss the opportunity to refresh yourself on exam-specific content areas during the two-part COE review on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. (The COE Review is not a test-preparation course and attendance does not guarantee passage of the COE Exam.)

No onsite registration permitted for the COE exam.

Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, April 8.

Member Price: $250
Nonmember Price: $550

*ASOA Congress on Ophthalmic Practice Management registration is not required to register for the ASOA Workshops and the COE Exam.

To register for these workshops, please proceed through the registration process until you reach the corresponding registration page.

Seating is limited. Separate registration fees apply.

ASCRS•ASOA Joint Government Relations General Session

The Regulatory Process: The 4th Branch of Government

Friday, May 6
5 – 6 p.m.
Room 220-222

Speaker: Johnathan Turley, JD

 
 

Opening General Session and Celebration of ASOA’s 30th Anniversary

Saturday, May 7
8 – 10 a.m.
Great Hall B-C

Keynote Speaker: Mike Rayburn

Roundtables

Saturday, May 7
11 a.m. – noon
Room 343-344

View the full list of roundtable topics and facilitators.

COE Review Part 2

Saturday, May 7
1 – 5 p.m.
Room 352

Consultants on Call

Saturday, May 7
1 – 5 p.m.
ASOA Networking Lounge – Room 354-355

View the full schedule of speakers.

BOOST: Business Of Ophthalmology Standards

The BOOST track is a selection of ASOA CME-designated courses that provide Physicians with essential business education to maximize practice efficiency and profitability.

BOOST courses focus on business topics of interest and value to physicians. This business track features courses that address:

  • Business Management and Strategies
  • Profit Diversification and Ancillary Services
  • Human Resources and Team Work
  • Electronic Health Records and Information Technology
  • Coding and Reimbursement
  • Risk Management and Compliance

View the complete schedule of BOOST courses.

ASCRS•ASOA Joint Symposium

Collaborative Efforts with Payers: Friend or Foe?

Sunday, May 8
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Room 255-257

Consultants on Call

Sunday, May 8
ASOA Networking Lounge – Room 354-355

View the full schedule of speakers.

CareCredit Program and Lunch

Sunday, May 8
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 356-357

Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS)
Perspectives Meeting

Sunday, May 8
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hilton Riverside. Click here for more information.

COE Lunch and Program*

Bringing Fun and a Positive Attitude Back to Work and Life

Monday, May 9
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 348-349

Guest Speaker: Bruce Wilkinson

*Attendance limited to current COEs only.

Consultants on Call

Monday, May 9
ASOA Networking Lounge – Room 354-355

View the full schedule of speakers.

Admininstrator Beginner's Circle (ABC)* Lunch and Program

Monday, May 9
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 343-344

*Attendance limited to ABC Group members with four years or fewer in ophthalmic practice management.

COE Exam

Tuesday, May 10
Room 352
No on-site registration permitted.

*ASOA Congress registration is not required to register for the COE Exam and the ASOA Workshops. Separate registration fees apply. ASOA Congress or ASCRS Symposium registration is required in order to attend the COE Lunch, CareCredit Lunch or the ABC Lunch.