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Aug. 4, 2017

NEWS & ASSOCIATION UPDATES
There'sStill Time to Watch the AllMeds Webinar

Did you miss the complimentary AllMeds webinar? Don't fret - you can access the recording at no cost. In the free webinar recording, "Practice Management Systems Are Letting Us Down! The Critical Elements Your PM (Desperately) Needs," speaker, Kristy Seiber, discusses the critical elements that your practice management system needs! If you have any questions after watching the free recording online, please contact Kristy Seiber.

 

AOA-35 ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

Only 1 Week Left
There is just one more week to ensure the lowest registration rates to attend AOA-35 in Las Vegas. Save more than $100 on the full-conference registration and your Tuesday Evening Out Event at Topgolf ticket by registering by next Friday, Aug. 11. Also, don't miss the opportunity to secure a room in the discounted hotel block at the Venetian, which expires next week. Act now to take advantage of the lowest rates for registration and lodging in Las Vegas! Register today!

 

MANAGER'S MINUTE

The Alternative to the Standard 8 Hours/5 Days Per Week Schedule
There’s a lot to be said for what are now called “Alternative Work Schedules."Whether it’s four 10-hour work days or three 12-hour work days or four 9-hour work days plus one 4-hour workday, there can and should be a balance between the needs of your business and the needs of your employees. Working an alternative schedule can save money for gas and wear and tear on your car. It can give employees time to take care of personal business such as doctor appointments so they aren’t asking off during time when you need them. And it can save in daycare costs, if they have small children. Even if you stick to a standard 8-hour day, allowing flextime so they can stagger when they arrive and leave can still ensure your office is staffed the way you need it to be and give the employees a choice for how they meet those needs. It has been proven to reduce employee stress, which leads to better productivity, better morale and retention, reduced tardiness, and more office coverage due to extended workdays.


The challenges to a non-standard approach are developing policies and procedures to ensure fair practices, reduced chances for ride sharing due to different schedules, making sure all office duties are adequately covered and monitoring employees who participate.Take the time to form a team to see if your employees can help develop an approach to office coverage that provides them with more choices. You can even calculate actual costs for commuting to help show your employees the benefits using this commute cost calculator. You might just be amazed at how successful it can be!

 

AOA RESOURCES
Simplify Your Staff Training with AOA University
Don't make training employees complicated - use AOA U self-learning modules to easily educate your staff! AOA U provides modules on a variety of topics you can use to train new employees or to provide a refresher for your current employees. AOA U modules are set up in presentation format using PowerPoint slides, with a narrator to walk your employees through the content provided. At the end of each module, there is a post-test to assess how the trainee did. If your employees test successfully, they will receive a certificate of achievement! Check out AOA University to simplify your current training program.

 

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.

Aug. 9 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "HIPAA Compliance: Texting and Emailing with Patients" presented by Jim Sheldon-Dean

 

Webinar Series (REDUCED RATE):

Aug. 30 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "Part I: Making Sense of Medicare"presented by Debbie Abel

Oct. 11 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "Part II: Cracking the Code"presented by Debbie Abel

Oct. 25 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "Part III: Itemizing Hearing Aid Services and Third-Party Payers" presented by Debbie Abel

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