ASPHO Webinars Offer Convenient, On-Demand Educational Opportunities
ASPHO webinars are free non-CME presentations led by experts in clinical and career topics of broad interest to our members. Webinar attendees can participate live and ask presenters and moderators questions, or they can watch a recorded version after the event. Below are the dates, topics, and faculty for upcoming ASPHO webinars. Mark your calendars and we'll meet you online.
*Webinars are 30-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers. The material presented in these activities represents the opinion of the speaker(s) and not necessarily the views of ASPHO.
Billing and Coding for Optimal Reimbursement in the ICD-10 Era
August 24, 2017 at 3 PM CT
Moderator: Mona D. Shah, MD, Texas Children's Hospital
Speakers: Amanda Termuhle, MD, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Billing and coding for optimal reimbursement are essential to a sustainable practice in pediatric hematology/oncology, whether in the community or academic setting. Many clinicians have learned this on the job without any formal education on optimal billing/coding methods for the myriad of complex medical issues that our patients face. In this webinar we will review general concepts in optimal reimbursement, with specific attention to differences in both geography and in practice size/scope (academic center, community practice, regional children’s hospitals).
Users of this webinar will learn practical strategies that can immediately be applied to their practice setting.
Speakers will review a couple of common scenarios each, maybe a routine leukemia clinic visit for counts, a sickle cell patient visit, a solid tumor patient visit and an off therapy cancer patient. In each of those scenarios, they will discuss something that might make the patient a high complexity medical decision making visit, a moderate complexity, a low complexity and a minimal complexity visit. Each could give examples of documentation they would like to see in order to bill at the specific level.
Then, they will do a brief review of the different standards that institutions can choose from when setting up their requirements (the 1995 and the 1997 based standards), why some institutions use one and others don’t.
Next, they will proceed with a brief review of optimizing inpatient billing - something less complex than outpatient – and procedures.
Finally, they will offer some comments on how to optimize billing by advanced practice providers in different settings.
- Describe approaches to optimize reimbursement in your practice
- Understand the billing/coding implications of advanced practitioners in practice
- Define basic billing/coding levels for outpatient visits
- Define basic billing/coding levels for inpatient hospital stays
- Understand optimal billing for PHO procedures
Impact of Obesity on Outcomes in Childhood ALL Survivors
November 15, 2017, at 3 PM CT
Moderator: Mukta Sharma, MD MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Children’s Mercy Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Speakers: Jill Hickman Simmons, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Ian Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Emily S. Tonorezos, MD MPH, Clinical Director, Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer, accounting for almost one-quarter of childhood cancer survivors. Survivors of childhood ALL are at increased risk of obesity and have a higher incidence of diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease than their peers. Causes of this increased risk are multifactorial and include treatment with corticosteroids and decreased physical activity both during treatment and following therapy.
We will look at mechanisms related to ALL treatment that increase risk factors during treatment and subsequently leading to long-term risk of Cardiovascular disease, obesity and insulin resistance. We will discuss interventions that can alter the metabolic pathways to cardiometabolic disease.
- Describe the multifactorial physiologic mechanisms for obesity and cardiometabolic disease and discuss potential prevention strategies for pediatric ALL patients.
- Impact of Obesity on Childhood ALL survivors and long-term health-related outcomes into adult years
Neonatal Thromboembolism: Management Challenges and Potential solutions
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 3 PM CT
Moderator: Chris Guelcher, RN-BC MS PPCNP-BC, Children’s National Health System
Speakers: Jennifer L. Meldau, MSN CPNP CPHON RN-BC, Hemostasis Nurse, Children’s National Health System; Yaser Diab, MBBS, Children’s National Health System
Neonates account for the largest proportion of thromboembolic events seen in the pediatric population. These events often occur in sick term and preterm infants. Newborns are at increased risk of thrombotic complications due to unique characteristics of their hemostatic system and exposure to known triggers such as indwelling catheters. Moreover, the management of thrombosis in this patient population is more challenging compared with older age groups and requires careful consideration of the risks and benefits.
- To review important aspects of the neonatal hemostatic system and their impact on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of neonatal thromboembolic events;
- To discuss diagnosis and management of common neonatal thromboembolic events; and
- To review the role of pediatric multi-disciplinary anticoagulation consult services with focus on Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner-managed service model.
Essentials of Mentorship
Tuesday, March 15, 2018, at 3 PM CT
Moderators: Lindsay Frazier, MD ScM, Associate Professor, Dana Farber/Boston Childrens Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Jennifer Kesselheim, MD MPH Assistant Professor, Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Sunny Dovat, MD PhD
Speaker: Christine Pfund PhD. Associate Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mentorship is a requisite of our day-to-day work in academics, yet we rarely discuss what it takes to be an effective mentor. Mentorship is not an innate ability but a skill to be cultivated and honed through training and practice. This webinar will break mentorship down into its some of it component parts, or “competencies: aligning expectations, maintaining effective communication, assessing understanding, addressing equity and inclusion, fostering independence, and promoting professional development. Through interactive, case-based discussion, participants will learn about some concrete steps one can take to enhance one’s mentorship.
This webinar will be led by Dr. Christine Pfund of the University of Wisconsin- Madison who has led the developed this curriculum over the last decade, funded by NIH, Howard Hughes and NSF. The curriculum has been implemented in over 75 academic centers and through constant evaluation is ever-evolving to meet the needs of our current mentees.
- Identify the key competencies of effective mentorship
- Through an interactive discussion of case study of one of the key competencies: aligning expectations, the participants will be able to:
- Learn how to define the key elements of mutually beneficial expectations for the mentoring relationship.
- Explore means of communicating these expectations including the development of a mentor-mentee compact to align expectations at the outset of the relationship.
Recordings of all webinars can be accessed through the Knowledge Center.