The Winter Meeting always includes our annual business meeting, which consumes about thirty minutes for a "state-of-the-association" report and the election of officers and directors. Otherwise, it looks like every other quarterly meeting, with a keynote speaker or two and all the usual updates, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and more.
The QIC Contractor will participate in this meeting, bringing good news about the possibility for getting claims out of the long line at the ALJ level and getting them approved for payment.
Additional program development is underway and may change depending on what happens between now and then. Right now, we fully expect to be discussing the return to January 2016 Medicare rates and how to accelerate adjustments from other payers.
We also return to our traditional day of Wednesday and timing more toward the middle or end of the month. Please put the date on your calendar now, and watch for more news as the program develops.