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Sept. 29, 2017

NEWS & ASSOCIATION UPDATES
COMPLIMENTARY RECORDING: AAO Reg-ent Registry 2017 Annual Report


Join us for a complimentary webinar recording to receive an annual update on Reg-ent presented by Cathlin Bowman, AAO-HNSF Director of the Reg-ent Registry. Reg-ent is an otolaryngology-specific clinical data registry that will become the foundation for quality reporting, measures development, quality improvement, clinical and product research, and support for maintenance of certification and licensure. With Reg-ent, AAO-HNSF is investing in a future that will be increasingly focused on quality of care and patient outcomes. The Reg-ent Registry is expected to be the MIPS tool of choice for AAO-HNSF members with EHRs. Through Reg-ent, you will be able to report all required MIPS categories, including Quality Measures, Advancing Care Information Measures, and Improvement Activities. Access the webinar instantly.

Update: engagemENT LIVE Polling and Texting

Are you connected to engagemENT LIVE? This weekly text survey program allows you to complete quick polls straight from your phone. These brief surveys will provide a pulse for what is happening in ENT. To join, text "engagement" to 77453 to opt in. The system will prompt you to enter your full name and then email address, and you're all set to begin receiving messages!

 

If you were at the AOA-35 Annual Educational Conference, you may have received an error message if you answered "Other" to the engagemENT LIVE survey that was sent out. We are currently working with the engagemENT LIVE platform to work through these issues and make sure that we are providing the best LIVE experience!

 

AOA-36 ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

Save the Date: AOA-36 in New Orleans
Mark your calendar to join fellow AOA members as we "jazz up our skills in the Big Easy" Sept. 12-15, 2018, in historic New Orleans! Now that we've closed the chapter on a great AOA-35 in Las Vegas, it's time to start looking forward to AOA-36 in 2018. We hope to see you next September for what should be another terrific annual educational conference in the Big Easy!

 

MANAGER'S MINUTE

Too Many Excel Files!!
Most people create a new Excel spreadsheet for every new report or analysis they need and eventually have a thousand different files to manage. And they can also end up copying things from one document into another document to get everything all in one place. You don’t have to do that! You can link your Excel worksheets and workbooks together. First, open both workbooks, the one with the “source” data and the “target” one where you want to put that data. Click into the target workbook or worksheet, enter your formula(s) until you get to the place where you need to insert the information from the other worksheet or workbook. Go to that other file (the “source” workbook or worksheet) and click on the cell you want the data to come from. Then go back to the target worksheet where your formula is and press Enter. Your formula will look odd to you if you haven’t done this before because it will include the reference to the other worksheet or workbook right inside the formula. That’s it! Now, if you change the data in the “source” document, it will automatically update your “target” document too! (There are tutorials on YouTube you can watch if you need help.)

 

AOA RESOURCES
Last Call: Save on the 2018 Webinar Subscription by Purchasing at the AOA-35 Show Price
We've extended the AOA-35 show price on the 2018 webinar subscription through Sunday, Oct. 1. Purchase all webinar live presentations recordings for 2018 at the low rate of just $299. If you didn't get a chance to purchase this on site in Las Vegas, visit the AOA Store and use coupon code AOA35Webinars to receive $50 off the list price. But hurry - this offer is only good through the weekend!

 

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.

Oct. 11 @ 1 p.m. Eastern |
"Cracking the Code (Audigy Webinar Series, Part II)" presented by Debbie Abel AAPC APPROVED!!!

Oct. 25 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "Itemizing Hearing Aid Services, Third-Party Payers (Audigy Webinar Series, Part III)" presented by Debbie Abel AAPC APPROVED!!!

Nov. 29 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "Coding Updates for 2018" presented by Teresa Thompson, CPC, CMSCS, CCC

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