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Rheumatology Association of Iowa (RAI) 5th Annual Meeting

Rheumatology Association of Iowa

Rheumatology Association of Iowa

Friday – Saturday, March 1 – 2, 2019

Quick Conference Information

Registration/Information Desk Hours

Location:Student Common Area
Friday, March 1, 20193:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 20197:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location:Student Common Area
Friday, March 1, 20195:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 20198:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Online registration will be open through February 19, 2019.
After this date, on-site registration will be available.

Registration Includes

  • Entrance to all sessions
  • Program Materials
  • Welcome Reception
  • Continental Breakfast / Breaks / Lunch

Cancellation/Refunds

Registration refund requests must be submitted in writing to the RAI Executive Office no later than 2/7/2019. All refund requests will be subject to a $5.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made after 2/7/2019.

Special Considerations

For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call (847) 517-7225.

Program Schedule Information

Educational Needs

Effective management in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), specifically Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) and Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) include not only the use of evidence-based treatments but also rigorous application of monitoring and preventive strategies to reduce the risk of infection and medication-specific toxicities. Rheumatologists need to be aware of these strategies to provide their patients with the best outcomes.

For the two main forms of Large-vessel vasculitis (LVV), Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu Arteritis (TAK), non-medical management should be considered for disease that is threatening a critical organ or for significant symptoms impacting quality of life.

Today’s challenging health care environment is affecting the way physicians manage their practices, interfering with access to care and forcing them to make difficult decisions. Physicians seek to continue to provide quality care while contending with reduced Medicare reimbursement rates, medical claims, process errors and inefficiency, and legislative and regulatory changes. Rheumatologists need to be aware of emerging trends in practice management, payer reform, and administrative simplification of impact to the success of their practices and quality of patient care.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the RAI 2019 5th Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize federal efforts to improve value in healthcare delivery and payment through programs established under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)
  2. Distinguish and contrast pathways for Rheumatologists to be reimbursed under the Quality Payment Program (i.e., the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
  3. Evaluate the potential impact of MACRA on Rheumatology practices and estimate the significance of engagement in current and future value-driven delivery and payment models.
  4. Identify opportunities for state and national advocacy, legislative action and our need for representation at the state national level.
  5. Identify the clinical features of ANCA-associated vasculitis.
  6. Describe the approach to diagnosis for ANCA-associated vasculitis.
  7. List the treatment options for ANCA-associated vasculitis.
  8. Describe the diseases that can be associated with large vessel vasculitis.
  9. Identify the clinical features associated with giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis.
  10. Discuss the treatment approaches to giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis.

The Rheumatology Association of Iowa (RAI) 5th Annual Meeting will be held during March 1 – 2, 2019  at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America. All sessions will be located in Amphitheater unless otherwise noted. Speakers & times are subject to change

FRIDAY, MARCH 01, 2019

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk
Location: Student Common Area

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Student Common Area

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

GENERAL SESSION

5:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
RAI President: Michael S. Brooks, MD, FACP, FACR

5:05 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. How Current Iowa Laws Passed Affect those Practicing Rheumatology Today
Speaker: Doug Ommen
Iowa Insurance Division

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Student Common Area

SATURDAY, MARCH 02, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk
Location: Student Common Area

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Student Common Area

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Practice Management Networking Breakfast
Location: H Classroom 185

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Location: Exhibit Hall

GENERAL SESSION

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Announcements

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Lecture I Vasculitis
Speaker: Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS, FACP
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break/Visit Exhibits

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Keynote Lecture II Vasculitis
Speaker: Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS, FACP
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. RAI Annual Business Meeting
Location: Amphitheater

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Industry Satellite Symposia Lunch
Location: Conference Room 185

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dessert & Networking in Exhibit Hall

2:00 p.m. – – 4:00 p.m. Advocacy Panel/Presentations
CSRO State Issues
ACR Federal Issues
Arthritis Foundation
Iowa Medical Society

Continuing Education Credit

Iowa Medical Society

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 5.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Rheumatology Association of Iowa. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 5.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

General Disclaimer

The statements and opinions contained in this program are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the Rheumatology Association of Iowa or Des Moines University (DMU). The appearance of the advertisements is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality, or safety. Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The content of this publication may contain discussion of off-label uses of some of the agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses. RAI disclaims responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the abstracts or advertisements.

Special Assistance

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you. Call (847) 517-7225 if you require special assistance to fully participate in the meeting.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Rheumatology Association of Iowa 4th Annual Meeting 2018 (RAI 2018)

Rheumatology Association of Iowa

Rheumatology Association of Iowa

The Rheumatology Association of Iowa (RAI) 4th Annual Meeting will be held during Feb 23 – 24, 2018 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America.

Registration/Information Desk Hours

Location: Student Common Area
Friday, February 23, 20183:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 20187:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location: Student Common Area
Friday, February 23, 20184:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 20188:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Additional Registration Information

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Entrance to all sessions
  • Program Materials
  • Welcome Reception
  • Continental Breakfast / Breaks / Lunch

Special Needs

For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call (847) 517-7225.

Questions

Contact the RAI Executive Office by:
Phone: (847) 517-7225
Fax: (847) 517-7229
Email: rai@wjweiser.com

EVENT REGISTRATION

Today’s challenging health care environment is affecting the way physicians manage their practices, interfering with access to care and forcing them to make difficult decisions. Physicians seek to continue to provide quality care while contending with reduced Medicare reimbursement rates, medical claims, process errors and inefficiency, and legislative and regulatory changes. Rheumatologists need to be aware of emerging trends in practice management, payer reform, and administrative simplification of impact to the success of their practices and quality of patient care.

Rheumatologists and their patients will be significantly impacted by the implementation of MACRA, thus education and training on the resultant programs are important to ensure practice viability and compliance with the new requirements. Absent such education, rheumatology practices are more likely to absorb steep financial penalties and fail to comply with new statutory and regulatory mandates, which could subsequently result in the closure of rheumatology practices and loss of beneficiary access to important rheumatology care.

PSN Helps Provide Clinical Services at DCH

Premier Specialty Network helps provide Rheumatology, Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy and Immunology Clinics at DCH

Davis County Hospital is a 25‐bed critical access hospital and is situated in Bloomfield, Iowa. We provide health services to over 8,000 residents in our community. Bloomfield is located over 111 miles to the east and west of the three largest tertiary care facilities in the state. With the addition of several helicopter services in the area, our facility is able to provide a higher level of emergency care to our patients. The struggle we have experienced over the last few years is to identify visiting specialty physicians who are willing to make the trip to Bloomfield to provide clinics for our patients on a routine basis. Premier Specialty Network is making that possible in Bloomfield.

“Teaming up with Premier Specialty Network has allowed us to grow our specialty clinic schedule,” says Sharon Donaldson, RN, Outpatient Manager. “The partnership has allowed us to provide additional services in the area of Ear, Nose and Throat, Allergy and Immunology and Rheumatology.”

Dr. Lary Ciesemier sees patients twice a month at Davis County Hospital. The Allergy and Immunology clinic sees an average of 356 patients a year. Dr. Robert Jackson holds clinics in Rheumatology one day a week and provides services to over 1,000 patients each year. Services in the area of Ear, Nose and Throat are provided at our facility once a month by Dr. Kelly Burchett. Dr. Burchett’s clinic sees approximately 200 patients each year.

“The addition of these specialties is very important to the residents in the community,” says Donaldson. “There is no greater joy than to see the quality of life for our patients drastically improve. A 50‐year‐old female patient came to the facility to meet with Dr. Jackson and presented in a wheelchair at her first visit. With the help of Dr. Jackson, she now is able to walk into the facility for follow‐up appointments. The relationship with Premier Specialty Network has allowed this to happen.”

The addition of these three specialty physicians has made follow‐up appointments more convenient for our patients as well. Not having to travel long distances to see physicians has allowed our patients to miss less work, rely less on family and friends to make appointments, and the confidence of knowing they can be taken care of at their local hospital.

Davis County Hospital is very excited to continue to grow the relationship we have with Premier Specialty Network. The benefits to our patients, community and facility are tremendous.