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Education

The schedule is a compilation of high quality educational sessions covering areas of outpatient coding, billing auditing, compliance, inpatient coding and practice management.

2019 Call for Speakers Requirements

Application

To be considered as a speaker for AAPC conferences in 2019 you will need to complete and submit a speaker application by August 15, 2018. Application can be accessed here. All applications must be complete and include the information below.

The HEALTHCON Education Committee will review all applications and select topics that are fresh, relevant, and engaging to the intended audience. All topics will be reviewed and considered by the selection committee.

Email completed applications to taylor.martindale@aapc.com by August 15, 2018 to be considered.

Items to Consider When Submitting

Sample Topics

  • Current Hot Issues - AAPC is looking for experts to present on current topics and the latest trends. Our membership relies on us to keep them informed of the changes they need to know to be the most knowledgeable coders in their profession.
  • Specialty Coding Focus – HEALTHCON will also offer sessions with a specialty focus. All topics that are current and timely for your specialty will be considered.

Level of Difficulty - We are looking for advanced sessions that cover topics in significant detail - Non-advanced topics, such as E/M, can still be presented on an intermediate to advanced level. Advanced topics should still be presented in a clear, understandable format despite the advanced nature of the topic.

Be Clear about What Your Session Will Include - If you plan to show an operative video, provide hands-on dissection or have the class access the internet during your presentation, include this detail in your application. The more interactive the session, the more people learn, and this is a consideration when selecting speakers.

Be Concise About Your Goals - Clearly describe your teaching objective. What will make your presentation stand out from the rest?

Speaker Compensation

  • Speakers receive complimentary admission to the conference.
  • Sessions that are selected to be presented twice will not receive additional compensation.

Physician Compensation

  • An honorarium of $1000 compensation will be split between multiple presenters for single presentation.
  • If physician brings a coder to co-speak, coder will receive complimentary admission to conference.
  • Two-night stay at the host hotel.
  • Airfare reimbursed up to $400.

Notification

Speakers that are selected will be notified by October 1, 2018 via the email address listed on your application.

Questions

Questions concerning the speaker selection process or the speaker application should be addressed to Taylor Martindale in the conference department at: taylor.martindale@aapc.com