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March 24, 2017

NEWS & ASSOCIATION UPDATES
Last Day to Save 40% off SuperCoder Medicare Part B Answers Handbook

Through today at midnight eastern, save 40% off the list price of the Supercoder Part B Answers Handbook, a savings of nearly $80. 2017 brings challenges for Part B providers, with drastic changes in how physicians get paid. Be prepared with the Part B Answers Handbook 2017, which provides expert insight on Part B payments, MPFS, modifiers, E/M coding and ICD-10 as well as issues in general compliance, HIPAA compliance, and technology and security. This great offer expires tonight - purchase your book now to save!

 

Quick and Dirty Grammar Tips: Two Spaces after a Period
Source: Grammar Girl
If you learned to type on a typewriter, you’re going to hate what I say next: Do not put two spaces after a period. Don’t do it. Just use one. I know. I was taught to use two spaces after a period in my high school typing class too, but you know what? It’s not that hard to break the habit. I haven’t been tempted to type two spaces for decades. It’s not like quitting smoking. I don’t find myself in nostalgic typewriting situations and suddenly get hit by an unexpected urge to type two spaces. The modern and easy-to-follow style is to put one space after a period. Read the full entry on why you should only use one space after a period on Grammar Girl's blog.

 

MANAGER'S MINUTE

A Winning Offer of Employment
When you make an offer to a new employee at any level, you do yourself a huge disservice if all you talk about is the pay.A position with your company is much more than just what goes into the bank account at the end of the day – it’s also about benefits, perks and job satisfaction. And it’s about career progression, if that is available in your company. When talking with a potential employee, address the "total offer package," not the hourly rate or salary. Include vacation/PTO, health benefits and other insurance specifically mentioning company contributions, your 401K program and how much your company contributes, education support and training, ability to be considered for any internal job openings, and progression through supervisory roles. Also make sure to mention company events such as Casual or Jean Days, charity support/donations, annual company picnic or Christmas party. And what you do for employee birthdays or anniversaries. Remember, you are trying to convince this terrific individual to accept a position with your company so you pull out everything you can so they choose YOU. Your company is more than just a paycheck; it’s where they’ll spend more of their time than what they do at home with their family…they have to want to be there too.

 

AOA RESOURCES
Spring Forward Your Practice with Webinar Education
Help grow your practice this spring by engaging in AOA webinars! With three great presentations coming up in April - and even more scheduled throughout the rest of the year - AOA webinars are an excellent way to receive timely education from the comfort of your office. You can also purchase webinar recordings to receive on-demand education whenever you need it most! You can still purchase the 2017 webinar subscription for access to the remaining live presentations and ALL recordings for the year for just $349. Spring ahead with AOA webinars!

 

UPCOMING WEBINARS
Educate yourself and your office with AOA webinars. Learn about several upcoming titles below. Visit the AOA Webinars page to register. Secure your education for 2017 with the 2017 AOA webinar subscription for the low member rate of just $349.

April 5 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
Sanction Screening & Validation Programs" presented by Tia Lee Daniel, MS, LIP SHRM-CP COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR!
April 12 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
Best Practices in Practice Flow & Efficiencies" presented by Larry Brooks, AIA
April 26 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
Employment Changes in 2017: What Does the New Administration Mean for Your Office?" presented by Lori Kleiman, SPHR

 

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