ACRO Business Basics Webinar Series

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Participants MUST register for each individual webinar using specific links found on the confirmation email sent to your email address following successful registration to receive a unique login code for each event. You will not be able to attend the webinars without this special passcode.

Designed for: Radiation Oncologists in First Three Years of Training and New Practitioners who have recently completed their Residency.

Course Objective: This course is designed to teach the essential business foundation of running an effective and appropriately documented radiation oncology practice. The content is appropriate for radiation oncologists who are in their first three years of practice in a private practice and/or academic setting as well as residents in their final two years of training. Individuals who complete all components of the course will be issued a certificate of completion by Revenue Cycle, Inc.

Timing: Webinars which will take place in February and March. (Calls are tentatively scheduled for Wednesdays at 5pm EST)

Registration Fee: $275 for Non Members/ Complimentary for ACRO New Practitioner and Resident Members

Registration for non-member * New Practitioners includes a complimentary membership in the American College of Radiation Oncology that expires December 31, 2016!

* Radiation Oncologists three years post residency completion date


ACRO Members: Click here to Register.

Non-Members: Click here to Register.

Course Schedule:

February 11, 2015 5PM – 6PM Eastern Time (Presenters: Ron DiGiaimo and Donna Fleck)
Course Basics, Credentialing and the Business of Radiation Oncology: This session will introduce participants to ACRO’s Business Basics Webinar Series, outline how a new practitioner can be prepared for the credentialing process which may need to be repeated for a new job application, acquisition of a new center, and/or obtaining privileges at a new hospital / medical center. Additionally this session will dive into the nitty-gritty of costs and break-even points for the most common pieces of equipment in radiation oncology, salaries of support staff, non-employee costs, reimbursement rates in different parts of the country, as well as different practice structure models. Be ready to also learn about billing structures, types of partnerships, and hospital/contract negotiations, mergers in health care, and physician recruitment as well.

February 18, 2015 5PM – 6PM Eastern Time (Presenter: Patrick Maguire, MD, FACRO)
Marketing Yourself and Your Practice: In this class, we will learn effective strategies in building and maintaining a referral network, how to advertise, generate a “web presence”, as well as the benefits and potential pitfalls of social media and medicine. With all of the knowledge acquired during this course you won’t want to miss this class to help learn how to get your practice noticed by both patients and referring physicians. Additionally, this session will discuss the concept of including clinical trials in the private practice setting.

March 4, 2015 5PM – 6PM Eastern Time (Presenters: Arno Mundt, MD, FACRO and Casey Sandack)
Business of Academic Medicine: This installment in the business basics series will explore the foundations of how an academic department works from a chairman and cancer center administrator with plenty of examples to learn from. The barriers between academic and private practice are decreasing and many physicians change back and forth between the two practice models at some point during their career, so join us to learn information on budgeting, personnel decisions, how to fund a residency program, contract negotiations, as well as capitated vs. fee for service discussion. Many of these topics also apply to private practitioners, so all course participants are encouraged to participate in this Webinar.

March 11, 2015 5PM – 6PM Eastern Time (Presenter: Ron DiGiaimo)
Fundamentals of Coding, Billing and Documentation: This course will discuss the basics of appropriate billing and coding. Learn from the documentation experts at Revenue Cycle on how to be sure you are at the cutting edge of using the correct billing codes in your practice and get paid for the work you do every day. We will learn the values for both professional and technical codes, coding of evaluation and management of patients, as well as what can happen when coding is not done appropriately.

March 25, 2015 5PM – 6PM Eastern Time (Presenter: Ron DiGiaimo)
Coding in the Clinic: The final ‘capstone’ session will apply content learned in previous sessions to common treatment sites including breast, prostate, and lung cancer as well as brachytherapy procedures. Be ready to learn what codes can and cannot be billed together and to have even your most complex questions on billing and coding be answered!