Illinois Dermatological Society
Practice Management Workshop
for Physicians & Staff

 Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

Course Information

The following topics will be presented:

  • Coding for Dermatology:  What's New and What You Need to Know
  • Is Your Practice Up-to-date on HIPAA and OSHA Compliance
  • Patient Reviews and Your Online Presence - Good or Bad for Your Practice (and Your Patients)?
  • Physician & Payor Partnership to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Spotlight on Springfield, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • Special breakout working lunch for residents in training --
    • Welcome to the Real World of Dermatology

Who should attend:

  • Practicing dermatologists
  • Residents/fellows in training
  • Recent graduates now in practice
  • Office administrators & administrative staff
  • Physician assistants
  • New employees to a medical practice

What you will learn during this conference:

  • Recent changes in Medicare policies and coding rules affecting dermatologists
  • How to maintain high quality communication between patients and providers
  • The importance of protecting patient privacy against ever evolving threats
  • HIPAA Audits - A question of when, not if
  • Social Media - Do's and don'ts for the modern world
  • How to ensure continuity of care while respecting patient rights

Registration & Fees

  • IDS member rate (physicians & non-physician staff) -- $75 each
  • Resident/fellows -- No charge (but registration still required)
  • Not a member of IDS - Physicians and non-physician staff* -- $150 each

EXHIBITORS -- Click Here for the Exhibitor Prospectus

Click on the button below to register online.  Log-in using your IDS website username and password, or you may proceed without logging in.

PLEASE NOTE --  The credit card transaction will be listed under:  "RP&A Client Processing"


Download the paper registration form (in PDF format) - CLICK HERE

Other information:

  • Cancellations – Refunds, minus a $15 processing charge, may be requested for cancellations received at the IDS administrative office no later than 5 p.m. on January 22.
  • Substitutions – If a person registered is unable to attend, you may substitute somebody else from your office. Please contact the IDS office if you plan to make a substitution.
  • Confirmations – All registrants will receive a confirmation and site map by regular mail or fax.

Date & Location

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

7:30 a.m.
          Registration/continental breakfast
          Visit with exhibitors
8:30 a.m.
          Welcome & Introductions
8:40 a.m.
          Patient Reviews and Your Online Presence
9:10 a.m.
          Is Your Practice Up-to-date on HIPAA and OSHA Compliance?
10:10 a.m.
          Break and visit with exhibitors
10:30 a.m.
          Physician & Payor Partnership to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness

10:50 a.m.
          Coding for Dermatology:  What's New and What You Need to Know
          (includes time for questions and answers)
12:00 p.m.
          Spotlight on Springfield
12:15 p.m.
          General Session Adjourns

Special breakout session for Residents in Training

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
          Work Lunch:  Welcome to the Real World of Dermatology

          Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; 5555 N. River Road; Rosemont
          -- Skybridge/parking diagram
          -- Rosemont driving directions  (view
          -- Village of Rosemont/area map   (view
          -- Google map

Parking is available directly across River Road from the convention center. The garage connects to the rooms by a covered "skybridge" network.

Program Information

About Your Instructors. . .

  • Jill Maher, MA, COE; Maher Medical Practice Consulting, LLC; Chicago, IL
  • Joseph Suchocki; Eagle Associates, Inc.; Ann Arbor, MI
  • Tammaji Kulkarni, MD; Medical Director, Humana 
  • Peggy Eiden, CPC, CCS-P, CPMA, CPCD; Coding and Reimbursement Specialist, Department of Advocacy and Policy; American Academy of Dermatology
  • Amy Derick, MD; IDS President; Derick Dermatology; Barrington, IL

Additional Information

  • Location Information for the Stephens Convention Center
  • Parking is $13 for the day (garage is located across the street and connected by indoor Skywalk)
  • Download a copy of the printed brochure (PDF format)


Questions?  Contact the IDS Administrative Office:

     Phone: 847-680-1666
     Email:  [email protected]

Last Updated on Thursday, January 21, 2016 09:36 AM