An Educational Series on Clinical Documentation

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NOW is the time for healthcare providers to “leap the gap” between traditional fee-for-service reimbursement and value-based reimbursement.

TMA is offering workshops across the state to help physicians, practice managers and office staff understand exactly what steps they need to take to achieve success in this rapidly changing reimbursement environment. Attendees will participate in a discussion of diagnosis-based reimbursement, how extensively it has penetrated the industry and the market forces that drive it.

Now Earn 3 hours of CME* or 3 hours of CEU**!


$179 Practice Manager or Office Staff  
Additional Practice Manager or Staff
Additional Physician Attendee 

Dates and Locations:

  • August 12    Memphis
  • August 13    Nashville
  • August 19    Johnson City
  • August 20    Knoxville
  • August 21    Chattanooga

Practice Managers and Support Staff Classes will be from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. 
Physician Classes will be from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

*Please note there will be two different classes at different times for Practice Managers/Support Staff and Physicians*
Practice Managers Registration               Physician Registration

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what diagnosis based reimbursement is, how extensively it has penetrated the industry, and the market forces that drive it
  • Understand value-based and evidence-based medicine and the role they play in reimbursement
  • Understand Medicare Risk Adjustment, HCC coding and how those plans and programs impact current and future reimbursement
  • Understand why NOW is the time to “leap the gap” between traditional fee for service reimbursement and value-based reimbursement
  • Understand exactly what steps you need to take to achieve success in this rapidly changing reimbursement environment
  • Learn top documentation and compliance issues discovered in chart audits


Alex Bidwell


Alex is the National Educational Consultant with Assistive Coding, an affiliate company of The Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting Group, headquartered in Denver, Colorado and currently resides in Knoxville, Tn. She specializes in educating providers in the outpatient, ambulatory arena about the ICD-10 transition and Clinical Documentation Improvement. She has worked with key stakeholders such as billing companies, clearinghouses, primary care associations, and state and national medical organizations. She notably managed elite partnerships with gold standard organizations such as MGMA, the Tennessee and Texas Medical Associations, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Southern Medical Association. She has become a favored speaker and educator of numerous state and national healthcare organizations and in May, 2013, delivered a keynote address for the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

As a double major in psychology and integrative physiology from the University of Colorado, Alex strives to learn about all aspects of the business of healthcare in order to augment her ability to deliver on point, concise information to those that attend her workshops and webinars.




Kathi Carney bio

Kathi LaPosta-Carney, CPC, CPC-I Senior Coding Auditor


Kathi currently serves as a senior coding auditor for STAT Solutions, LLC. She has fi fteen years of physician medical coding. Kathi recently joined the company after moving to Nashville from New York where she performed physician coding and auditing functions for physicians and served as a
medical coding instructor. She also spent 19 years as a practice manager, billing manager, and business manager of practices with the specialties of cardiology, pulmonary and critical care, and family practice. Her physician practice management experience includes overseeing all accounts receivable and revenue cycle functions, developing and maintaining corporate compliance plans, managed care contract negotiation, budgeting and fi nancial reporting, and leadership training. Prior to her recent relocation to Nashville, Kathi served as Education Director and Past-President of New York State Capital District Professional Coders. She served on the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee at Hudson Valley Community College, where she helped shape the curriculum for the Health Information Technology Program. She also served on the Hudson
Valley Community College Alumni and Foundation boards.

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

crosslin & Associates

 *This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Tennessee Medical Association. Methodist Le Bonheur is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Methodist Le Bonheur designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**This program meets AAPC guidelints for 3 Core A continuing education units. This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.