Pre-Conference Workshops - Tuesday and Wednesday

Audit 101 - David Eklof, RN, CMAS - Executive Director of Clinical Services, DataMetrix, Inc., AAMAS President

SNF/RUG Post-Acute Care Auditing 101 - Lauri Laxton, RN, BSN, CMAS, RAC-CT Clinical Educator, ABILITY

ICD-10 Workshop - Lynn Handy, Vice President Audit & Coding Services, Managed Resources Inc.

Full Agenda


Strategies for Identifying Fraud and Abuse - Kristine Bordenave, MD, FACP Lead Medical Director/Special Investigations Unit & Provider Payment/Health Guidance Organization

Alternate Therapies: Coping in an Upside Down World - Kathleen Hanold, RN, MS, Lac, Dipl.Ac.

The Essential Role of Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) in Today's Healthcare Environment - Trish Anen, RN, MBA,NA-BC, Principal, SullivanCotter and Associates, Inc.

Anatomy of an Audit Report - Lynn Handy, Vice President Audit & Coding Services, Managed Resources Inc.

Nurse Entrepreneurship: A Nurse’s Journey from Bedside to Business - Carla McDuffie MJ, BSN, RN, Discovery Consulting Inc.

Long Term Care Auditing Basics - Lauri Laxton, RN, BSN, CMAS, RAC-CT, Clinical Educator, ABILITY


The Role of Palliative Medicine in an Accountable Care Organization -Sean O'Mahony, MB BCH BAO, FAAHPM, Director of Palliative Medicine, Rush University

Cybersecurity Trends in Healthcare - Andy Reeder, CISSP, CISA, CISM, HIPPA Security Officer, Rush University Medical Center, Chair Healthcare Security SIG, ISSA

Auditing and Access to Electronic Health Records - Andy Reeder, CISSP, CISA, CISM, HIPPA Security Officer, Rush University Medical Center, Chair Healthcare Security SIG, ISSA

Medicare Billing and Reimbursement for Professional Services Provided by Pas & NPs - Tricia Marriott, PA-C, MPAS, MJ, CHC

Current Issues in Auditing - David Eklof, CMAS, Executive Director, Clinical Service, DataMetrix, Inc., AAMAS President

Continuing Education Credits

AAPC CEU's (Coding)
Preconference Sessions - Approved for a maximum of 14 CEU's
Conference Sessions - Approved for a maximum of 9.5 CEU's

Preconference Sessions - Approved for a maximum of 14 CMAS Units
Conference Sessions - Approved for a maximum of 12 CMAS Units

Preconference Sessions - Approved for a maximum of 14 CEU's
Conference Sessions - Approved for a maximum of 11.25 CEU's

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.


Conference Pricing
  Member Rate Non-Member Rate** Member Rate Non-Member Rate**
Early Bird Before May 3, 2017 Regular Fee After May 3, 2017
Individual Conference $475 $625 $600 $750
3 or more Members* $430 N/A $565 N/A
One Day Rate $300 $425 $325 $450
* 3 or more AAMAS members who submit payment for their conference registrations together
** Non-Member rates include a 1-year AAMAS membership

Register Online Now!
If you would prefer to mail or fax your registration, or take advantage of the discount for registering 3 or more members at once, download the registration PDF by clicking here.


Hotel reservations are now open!

The Embassy Suites Chicago O'Hare Rosemont has made booking your hotel room easy by offering the use of an on-line group reservation system to make your reservations. Reservations can be made, modified, or cancelled by individuals on-line at the link provided below.

A block of rooms has been reserved for April 29, 2017 - May 7, 2017. The special room rate will be available until April 10th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Reservations are all based on availability at the time of request.

* Complimentary internet will be provided in your guest suite.
* $15.00 Reduced Self Parking

A SPECIAL ROOM RATE of $169/night - single/double has been reserved for AAMAS Conference attendees and is available to reserve using the on-line link below. Please have your credit card available when making your reservation. The hotel may charge a (1) night’s deposit to your credit card in order to guarantee your reservation.

NOTE: All reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date of April 10, 2017 to take advantage of the negotiated AAMAS room rate. Any reservations made after the cutoff date shall be at the hotels current available rate

Book now to ensure you get the group rate.


Hotel Reservations – By Phone
To make a reservation by phone, call 800-315-1061 and identify yourself as attending the Association of Medical Audit Specialists 2017 Annual Conference using the group code - AA7 in order to get the special conference rate.

Sponsorship and Exhibiting

We are excited to announce the 21st AAMAS Conference which will be held May 2 – 5, 2017 in Chicago, IL, "The Windy City" at the Embassy Suites O’Hare/Rosemont. AAMAS would like to offer you the opportunity to sponsor or exhibit at this event.

Opportunities that this event will offer exhibitors:

  • Networking with our membership
  • Marketing opportunities for potential employees
  • Showcasing your products and services
  • Advertising exposure at all conference functions
  • Educational opportunities by attending our conference sessions
  • Recognition on the AAMAS website
  • Website recognition will include your company logo and a link to your website
  • Conference attendee list which can be used for a one-time mailing
Organization Overview
Our international membership consists of:
  • Over 500 professional nurses
  • Case managers
  • Coders
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Medical record professionals
  • Compliance officers
  • Consultants

Additionally, many members of the state medical audit associations attend his conference regularly.
This makes the AAMAS conference a unique opportunity to meet auditors for recruitment possibilities as well as showcase your products and services.

If exhibiting is not for you, consider sponsoring an event. Our sponsorship opportunities are available in our prospectus. Advertising on our website will give you additional exposure to the conference attendees and AAMAS membership.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in another successful AAMAS event!

If you have any questions please contact our Sponsorship and Sales Director, Becky Schlevensky as noted below. The prospectus, with all of the details, is available by clicking here.

Becky Schlevensky
Sponsorship and Sales Director
American Association of Medical Audit Specialists (AAMAS)

7044 S. 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
P: 414-908-4941 x 111
F: 414-768-8001