• Strengthen Your Skills, Deepen Your Connections by Attending the AAOE Program of AAO 2016

    Dear AAOE Member,

    Keeping abreast of the dynamic regulatory environment and finding ways to increase practice efficiencies is something we administrators have to squeeze in between staff management and our general practice duties. These demands pull us in a million directions every day. The AAOE program of AAO 2016, Oct. 15-18 in Chicago, can help you cull through the information overload and stay on track.

    The AAOE program has 94 courses (accessible with a single Academy Plus course pass), plus eight intensive Saturday master classes and several free roundtables. The program content is rich with ideas to improve efficiency, solve problems, reduce costs and increase revenue. Expert-taught courses will cover important topics like business operations, finance and coding, plus the latest updates on 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. We'll also cover how to improve practice efficiency, quality and cyber security.

    Best of all, attending the meeting gives you many opportunities to network with peers and share ideas, challenges and success stories. The connections you make here will be an invaluable resource throughout the year.

    While your physician owner may be concerned about the cost of sending you to the meeting this year, it is an expense that will ultimately pay for itself in correct coding tips, profitable practice guides, and free, plentiful advice from many sources. Attending this meeting will pay dividends throughout the year in terms of skills, access to information and networking, and helping you to run an efficient and profitable practice.

    AAO 2016 also enables you to earn credits for your professional development. To view the complete course schedule, buy event tickets, or register for the AAOE program, visit our website. As an AAOE member your registration is free.

    Member surveys consistently affirm the value of the AAOE Program. You will return to your practice energized with strong peer connections and ready to put your new knowledge to immediate use. Remember: You’re not advocating just for yourself, you’re advocating for the practice. On behalf of AAOE, I look forward to welcoming you to Chicago in October.


    Nancy Baker
    AAOE Chair