ATA18: Pre-Conference Workshop Descriptions

Add an intensive half-day workshop to your ATA18 experience and accelerate your learning.

If you’re new to ATA, it’s the best way to gain a solid foundation. Intermediate users can expand their knowledge. All workshop attendees will come out feeling more prepared for their ATA18 educational journey.

Workshops cost $235 – $295 in addition to conference fees. You must pre-register during the conference registration process. Workshops are offered Saturday, April 28th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Sunday, April 29th from 7:00am – 11:00am, and Sunday, April 29th from 7:45am – 10:45am.

Find more information about workshops below.


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Saturday, April 28, 2018: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Five Hot Topics That Will Define the Future of Telemental Health

Telemedicine (TM; video; synchronous) is effective, well received and a standard way to practice. Guidelines and some best practices for TM clinical care, but educational standards or their desired outcomes, have not been put forward except for telepsychiatry. This workshop outlines telepsychiatry, social media ” an asynchronous set” and dermatology competencies for trainees and clinicians, with an emphasis on skills, measurable behaviors and outcomes as a starting place for this discussion. ATA leaders and clinical, educational, evaluation, research and policy experts from intermediate to advanced level programs will share tips on preliminary implementation and initial outcomes.

Price: $235 Member / $295 Non-Member


Successfully Navigating the CHQI Telemedicine Accreditation Program Application and Review Process

The workshop is designed to provide guidance and assistance to Organizations and other stakeholders interested in pursuing recognition for available clinical programs and services through the CHQI Telemedicine Accreditation Program. The workshop will focus on the interpretation and intent of the Accreditation Standards and provide tips for writing a successful Application for Accreditation.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the accreditation process and related milestones for developing organizations and those seeking renewal of accreditation.
  • Interpret the “Standards and Interpretive Guidelines” in a manner consistent with the application of those same standards by Surveyors.
  • Select appropriate evidence as required by established compliance indicators for each of the Accreditation Standards.

Price: $235 Member / $295 Non-Member

Telehealth 101

Join this content-rich course that illuminates key foundational elements to building a successful telehealth program. Hear from experts on areas to assess when developing a telehealth program, the pearls and pitfalls of implementation, the policy and regulatory environment associated with telehealth, and receive answers to questions that commonly arise throughout the various stages of program development. Administrators, clinicians, IT specialists, and operation managers in the beginning or early stages of program development are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss how telehealth can be applied across the care continuum
  • State the value of outreach and partnerships
  • Identify key clinical, operational and technical factors important in the development and implementation of a telehealth program
  • Identify important legal and regulatory factors in telehealth

Price: $235 Member / $295 Non-Member


Telemedicine New Employee Orientation (Train the Trainer Course)

This course will provide the resources and guidance to develop your own New Employee Orientation into Telemedicine.  The course will review the available resources and provide a template to customize the content to your specific requirements.  The course will include presentation material like a PowerPoint slide deck, Facilitator and Learner handouts as well as some examples of best practices.

Price: $235 Member / $295 Non-Member


Sunday, April 29, 2018: 7:45 am – 10:45 am

Leveraging Telemedicine Services to Maximize Value Based Care Strategies


There are significant opportunities to leverage telemedicine and telehealth capabilities to enhance your organizations value based performance.  This course will discuss policy, reimbursement and program design allowing your organization to harness telemedicine to maximize your performance in accountable care and risk-based contracts.  Key elements that will be discussed is improving coordination of care to optimize risk based contracts, improving patient outcomes in post-acute facilities, effective use and billing of Remote Patient Monitoring services, and virtual services to maximize patient activation and self-care.

Price:  $235 Member / $295 Non-Member


Making Telemedicine Payoff for You

This course is a comprehensive look at how to receive payment when implementing Telehealth will include the following topics.

  • Common Billing Issues for Fee-for-Service Medicare and Medicaid Billing.
  • An overview of Value Based Payments
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers and Telehealth Reimbursement
  • Billing and Coding
  • Private Payers
  • MACRA and MIPS
  • Innovation

Price:  $235 Member / $295 Non-Member


How to Build an Online Primary and Urgent Care Service

This half-day course is for healthcare systems or provider groups who are generally familiar with telemedicine and its principals and are ready to take the next steps. The focus is on decision making in terms of practical clinical, technical and legal considerations in building an Internet-Based videoconferencing, direct-to-consumer primary or urgent care telehealth delivery model. Implementation next steps are covered including care model components, clinical best practice requirements, necessary legal due diligence and operational steps. The course brings together the expert advice and real-world experience of a clinician, operator, and attorney, all active in managing various approaches to delivering primary and urgent care using telemedicine. ATA’s primary and urgent care practice guidelines will be provided to course participants.

Price: $235 Member / $295 Non-Member


Telemedicine Law and Contracting: What Providers Need to Know

This 3-hour pre-conference workshop, presented by the ATA Business and Finance SIG, will feature two nationally-recognized telemedicine lawyers, both of whom hold leadership positions with ATA and have been speakers at previous ATA conferences.

The course is deliberately designed to serve as a single-stop for the legal and regulatory issues facing ATA attendees when delivering telemedicine services. In covering the landscape, the presenters will review contract structures, business models, compensation methodologies, fraud and abuse, billing and coding compliance, and patient-facing service lines. The presenters will offer advice and examples from their real-world experiences advising telemedicine companies and hospital systems on these issues. The presenters will also offer strategic legal perspectives on financing and investment options for telemedicine entrepreneurs. The goal of this course is to educate and empower attendees on the complex nuances of telemedicine legal issues, multistate contracting, and network development, and give them strategies for successful pathways to understand and apply these laws.  The session format will dedicate a significant block of time for audience Q&A and open discussion among the attendees and presenters.

Price: $235 Member / $295 Non-Member