AAPP: Roy Harris, General Counsel for MDVIP to (April 17-18 AZ) AAPP Spring Conference

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American Academy of Private Physicians Announces Keynote & Legal Compliance Topics For Spring Conference

Click Here to Register, view Agenda, Speakers and More ... APRIL 17-18, 2015

Click Here to Register, view Agenda, Speakers and More … APRIL 17-18, 2015

Indianapolis, Ind (April 6, 2015) – The leading national authority and trade organization for private medicine practices, the American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP) announces their Keynote Speaker and the topics that will be covered by their Legal Compliance Forum in their Spring Conference on Private Medicine, April 17 and 18, 2015 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

Roy Harris, General Counsel for MDVIP will discuss “Consumer Expectations in a Transforming Healthcare System.” This is a hot topic of conversation within the private medicine world for those in practice and those thinking about making the transition to private medicine. The topic reached national headlines in the wake of the recent judgment in Florida.

Additionally, the Legal Compliance Forum has announced their topics to be discussed on Friday morning of the Spring Conference:

Private Direct Medicine: Updated Amenities And Practice Structure Trends

  1. Reviewing the wider diversity of practice styles, from OneMedical-type electronic or low annual fee amenity programs, to DPC programs with more affordable monthly fees, to higher-end concierge style practices.
  2. Discussion about how electronic platform solutions are likely going to continue to be more broadly implemented, and may play an important role with compliance (fee for non-covered service).

Medicare Coverage Updates: New Reimbursement Models, Expanded Care Coordination, Avoiding Medicare Assignment Violation

  1. The panel will discuss the new chronic care CPT code with PPPM Medicare reimbursement, expanded care coordination in general, and look to future trends.
  2. The connection to fee for non-covered service legal planning, and how this impacts private practice structures.

Basic Private Direct Medicine Compliance: State and Federal Issues

  1. The panel will address the basics: a) Medicare Assignment/CMP and discussed the 2013 OIG action; b) state insurance and consumer protection laws, what DPC is trying to accomplish in this regard, and basic planning tactics; c) brief reference to data privacy compliance: ensuring HIPAA (and Part 2) compliance is baked into practice models engaged in expanded electronic communication.

Medicare/Private Plan Integration

  1. The panel will discuss Medicare integration versus opting out, pros and cons.
  2. Addressing private plan responses to 100% and hybrid private direct practices, and evaluate options (out of network/super-billing, in network with PPOs, limitations imposed with HMO, Medicaid, workers comp.
  3. Finally, they will look to the future, and discuss recent efforts to connect plan coverage with private direct practices–from a policy perspective we discuss the pros and cons of connecting or reconnecting private direct medicine to plan reimbursement, versus the benefits of private patient investment and extra-plan freedom with treatment.

These two conversations alone will result in legal costs “savings” for those in attendance and will far outweigh the costs associated with the Spring Conference registration. Time to register is growing tight but the AAPP will accept registration up through the start of the conference.

The Spring Conference on Private Medicine’s programming is designed to foster networking with industry-leading experts in the fields of medical-legal counseling, healthcare marketing, medical technology and new innovations, long-term business planning and practice formation. With three educational tracks added to meet the needs of the membership in the ever-changing healthcare industry. These one-day tracks will focus on:

  • Direct Primary Care (DPC) practices
  • Practice Formation: designing a successful private practice
  • Private Medicine and Concierge practices

Physicians attending the Spring Conference will earn nearly 10 CME credits for their participation.

Visit the new to see the detailed Spring Conference agenda, confirmed list of presenters, and to register. The American Academy of Private Physicians is a nonprofit trade association for medical doctors in the practice of private medicine. The AAPP is proud to act as the pre-eminent informational resource and professional advocacy group for private medicine.


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