Two vital dates for your schedule:
October 1, 2010
This is the new Medicare fee schedule extension date. Until then, the 2010 Medicare rate will be maintained at the 2009 levels. Here's an AMA summary:
This afternoon, the Senate passed H.R. 4213, a bill to extend certain tax policies and stimulate job growth, by a vote of 62-36. The bill includes provisions that would further extend current Medicare physician payment rates until October 1, 2010. The legislation will now be sent to the House, where amendments are possible. Consequently, it is not certain if this extension of Medicare payment rates can be signed into law before the current Medicare physician payment freeze expires on April 1.
July 22-23 (and 20+21 for PCC clients)
Even more important - the PCC Users' Conference and Pediatric Coding and Practice Management in July. To quote, again:
The next PCC Pediatric Coding and Practice Management conference will be a two day event held on July 22-23 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont. Further information is typically published in early April.
The next PCC Users' Conference will be a three-day event held on July 21-23 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont. A pre-conference reception will be held on July 20 from 6-8pm. The PCC Users' Conference is inclusive of the two-day PCC Pediatric Coding and Practice Management Conference referenced above.
We have some really fascinating speakers lined up - some new, some of the usual suspects - and it doesn't get better than Vermont in July. Save the date.