Tip Top Conference Saturday Registration

Register for the whole day or just take a workshop – your choice!


Billing and Coding – Liz Russell, MBA, Billing Director MTSL Group

Learn the ins and outs of insurance billing with the processional medical billing staff of MTSL Group. They will go over the processes necessary to build a successful billing practice and give you confidence in your ability to maximize your income efficiently.

  • Choosing a software: describing the difference between EMR and billing software and the importance of both.\
  • Billing account set up (TIN, NPI numbers, DEA number)
  • Superbill review- how to set up your ICD 10 and CPT codes/ how to set your fee schedule
  • Importance of Verifications of Benefits and creating patients who understand their benefits
  • Billing procedure guidelines
    • From Start to finish how to bill and follow up on claims
    • AR reporting and following up on older claims
    • PT collections protocol

Bio: Elizabeth Russell has a Masters in Business Administration from Marylhurst University and a Bachelor in Psychology from Humboldt State. Over the years, Mrs. Russell has gained experience in several medical practices serving a wide range of billing functions from front desk duties to billing and collections management. Mrs. Russell has developed strong working relationships with many insurance companies and the workman’s compensation division to help stay current with billing regulations and guidelines to ensure fast and accurate payment.


Medical Malpractice: The Final Frontier – Bruce Hancock, Aegis Insurance Associates

It’s everything about medical malpractice that you didn’t learn in medical school. Come learn the ABCs of medical malpractice, and how to protect yourself from it!

Bio: Bruce Hancock double majored in Pharmacy and Engineering at the University of CT. In 1975, because of his close relationships with hundreds of machine shop owners who produced parts for Pratt & Whitney engines he was recruited to work on a program with Sentry Insurance that was sponsored by the National Tool & Die Association. After two years heading that program he opened his own agency in CT to provide coverage for machine shops. In 1985 he moved to Scottsdale, AZ to manage the Phoenix office of Rollins, Burdick, Hunter, a National Insurance Broker which is now known as Aon Corporation.

In 1987 he started his own brokerage firm in Scottsdale with the idea of focusing solely on the medical field to provide hospitals, ER groups, surgery centers, and doctors a better malpractice product. In 2006 he was approached by a naturopath in Scottsdale who asked if he could provide coverage for him and other NDs. At that time Admiral Insurance and NCMIC were the only companies providing coverage for NDs and he set out to find a better market. He placed business at first with Allied World and then added some Risk Retention Groups, and finally became the managing underwriter for the Aegis program provided through Cap Specialty beginning in 2014. Aegis currently insures about one third of the licensed NDs in the US and in 2016 we opened up coverage in New England, Maryland, Hawaii, and Alaska, and we looking to open an east coast office in the near future.

Advanced Degrees to Enhance Your Career – Danielle Law, MPA

The graduate school choice can feel like an overwhelming one. This presentation will walk you through the important considerations to make when choosing a graduate or medical program. We’ll talk about the ways to begin your search, the questions you should ask, and the steps you can take to make yourself a strong applicant.

Bio: Danielle Law is the Associate Director of Admissions at NUNM. Danielle moved to Portland from Bloomington, Indiana, where she received a Master of Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University (IU). After graduation, Danielle accepted a position as Assistant Director of Graduate Student Recruitment with IU.

Prior to starting graduate school, Danielle attended DePauw University and then spent four years doing NGO work in Cameroon, Italy, and China.

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