Spring 2007 Conference

This year, our Spring meeting will be held in Portland at the Hotel deLuxe on April 20th. The agenda includes presentations on coding, reimbursement and collection updates. Additionally, Dr. Ron Hofeldt M.D. will provide expert insight regarding physician/patient communication skills and how to understand orthopedic staff’s role in maintaining a healthy workplace.


Hotel deLuxe
729 SW 15th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

503 219-2094

Thursday April 19, 2007– Green Room
5:00 pm
Board Meeting / Social / Dinner (open to PAID 2007 Membership)

Guest Speakers:
5:15 pm Melanie Spiering, Underwriting Director, CNA
"A Brief Discussion/Update On What Is Happening Relative To Liability Issues For Physicians"
6:30 pm Ron Hofeldt, M.D.
"Team Building/Maintaining a Healthy Workplace/Organization"

Friday April 20, 2007 – Screening Room

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
Welcome by President Melony Kimmel

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Orthopedic Coding – Lisa Peterson, Sound Medical Consulting
“Documentation Regulations, Consultations, Fracture Care, Global Periods”

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Working Lunch (lunch provided) – Guest Speaker: Ron Hofeldt, M.D.
“Apology and What it Means, Dealing with Challenging Patients
 and Preserving Good Communication Skills”.

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm 2007 Medicare Changes – Dr. George Waldmann, Director of Medicare (Oregon)
and Lori Weber, Provider Educational Specialist

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Time for Q/A

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2007 Workers Compensation Changes – Debra Buchanan, Medical Review Unit Manager
and Juerg Kunz, DC, Medical Reviewer, State of Oregon Workers Compensation Division
"Billing Issues and New Rules"

Adjourn Thank you for attending – see you at Fall Conference, Nov. 8th and 9th at Salishan!


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