Implementing DME in Your Practice
4/20/2013 - 4/21/2013
AASM National Office
Course Chair: Carolyn Winter-Rosenberg
Advanced Registration Deadline to Save: March 22, 2013
Cancellation Deadline: March 29, 2013
This one-and-a-half-day course will provide physicians and their support staff with the clinical and practical guidelines associated with providing durable medical equipment (DME) to patients. Sessions will focus on current limitations, regulations, ownership options, staff policies, PAP adherence and DME accreditation. Discussion will focus on providing relevant updated information and new strategies that sleep clinicians can use in their practice immediately.
This course is intended for physicians, sleep center managers and their support staff involved in the treatment and management of patients with sleep disorders and the business operations of a sleep center.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Discuss the current limitations associated with a sleep center’s ability to own and operate a DME practice;
- Examine the types of DME ownership options including joint ventures and contractual arrangements;
- Assess DME equipment, staffing requirements, space and workflow accommodations and other practical considerations;
- Review coding and billing requirements and develop a compliance plan to prevent DME fraud and abuse; and
- Provide patient education on DME equipment set-up and PAP adherence.
||On or Before March 22
||After March 22
|Employee of an AASM Center Member
Continuing Medical Education
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Their Elements of the ACCME by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The AMA Council on Medical Education mandates that accredited providers only offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to physicians. The AASM will issue non-physicians a letter of attendance for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine designates the Emerging Clinical and Business Trends in Sleep Medicine course as a live activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.