2020 Oncology Reimbursement Meeting
At the ACCC Oncology Reimbursement Meeting, we can equip you and your colleagues with the tools needed to strengthen your program’s operations, accelerate your knowledge in oncology business, and take on this rapidly changing healthcare landscape.
In this series of sessions, you'll have the opportunity to:
- Review the latest trends in oncology coding and billing based on the 2020 Medicare Final Rules
- Assess financial strategies to track and improve the financial health of your cancer program
- Gain insight to upcoming coding and reimbursement challenges related to financial counseling, compliance, and authorizations in medical and radiation oncology
- Identify opportunities to improve the financial navigation services at your practice or program
Billers and Coders: Each session in this program has the prior approval from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1.0 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.
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Ricky Newton, CPA
Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Cancer Specialists of Tidewater, Ltd.
Ricky Newton has over 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He currently serves as Director of Financial Services and Operations for the Community Oncology Alliance. Since 1997 he has been the administrator for Cancer Specialists of Tidewater, Ltd. He worked for Riverside Health Systems from July 2007 to July 2014 serving as their director for oncology operations. Prior to joining the practice he was a CPA with the public accounting firm of Failes & Associates.
Ricky has presented and consulted at over 350 conferences and practices in 46 states on topics such as financial and practice management issues in medical practices, health care law, relationships between oncologists and hospitals, managing employees, contracting with insurers, pharmacy management including managing pharmaceutical contracts, compensation models as well as other topics in the operating an oncology practice.
Currently, Ricky serves as treasurer of the Virginia Association of Hematology and Oncology Managers (VAHOM), Virginia Association of Hematologists and Oncologist (VAHO), Southeastern Coalition of Oncology Practitioner (SCOOP), National Oncology Society Network (NOSN) and Community Oncology Alliance (COA).
Ricky graduated with honors in 1990 from Old Dominion University with majors in Accounting and Finance.
Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC
Director, Client Services, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies
Teri Bedard is the Executive Director, Client & Corporate Resources with Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, LLC. Her expertise includes over 20 years of medical experience. Teri has served as a senior and Staff Radiation Therapist at renowned oncology practices across the Midwest and during her tenure with RCCS, has served as a Senior Consultant, Remote Solutions Manager, and Director, Client Services. As a member of the RCCS team Teri advises and leads clients in the areas of billing and reimbursement for technology, monitoring government regulatory information and seeking new business opportunities.
Teri completed her Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of Northern Iowa. She completed her Radiologic Technology certificate at Mayo School for Health Related Sciences in Rochester, MN and her certificate for Radiation Therapy at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. She also earned her certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Teri is active in the ARRT, ASRT, and AAPC. She lectures and participates at national seminars in conjunction with the AAPC, ACCC, ACRO, and ASRT.
Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE
CEO, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies
As CEO, Ron leads Revenue Cycle Inc. with more than 27 years in clinical, mid-level and executive level management, clinical experience and financial management. He is also a proven strategist in practice building, coding and documentation for both Part A and Part B reimbursement and has broad experience with marketing, operations, development and public relations.
Ron is active with ACRO, ASTRO, SROA, ACCC, ACE, AAMD, ASCO, ACHE and several other groups whose missions forward the cause of oncology. He currently assists with the publication of the American College of Radiation Oncology Practice Management Guide, which serves to educate the oncology community as a whole.
Ron earned an MBA from Oklahoma Christian University a bachelor of science in health services administration from Weber State University, Utah and an associate's degree in radiography from MCC in Waco, Texas. His clinical and strong operational management experience assist in both short and long term goal achievement for hospitals and providers alike.
Dan Sherman, MA, LPC
Financial Navigator/Consultant, The NaVectis Group
Dan E. Sherman, MA, LPC, has been in the field of financial navigation services for oncology patients since 2008, and is the founder and president of the NaVectis Group, a consulting company that assists oncology providers in the implementation of financial navigation programs. In 2009, he created and implemented the Financial Navigation Program at the Lacks Cancer Center, and has since been recognized by the Oncology Roundtable, Access Management, and the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ Oncology Issues for his expertise in clinical financial navigation. He has also been published in the Journal of Access Management, ACCC’s Oncology Issues journal, the American Journal of Managed Care, and ASCO’s Journal of Oncology Practice.
Dan has a degree in accounting, psychology, and a master’s in counseling.
Thank you to our Corporate Partners, whose support makes this program possible!
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