HEALTHCON Regional: Charleston

October 4-6, 2021 | 12 CEUs | $795 $545

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About AAPC Regional Conference

This year, AAPC brings an all-star cast of the brightest minds in the business sharing the most recent insights and learning on revenue cycle management. Come earn your CEUs in a series of fun, constructive and informative sessions with the industry’s top minds.

Talk to Your Employer

Over 80% of conference attendees have it paid for by their employers.

Tell Your Friends

Help your colleagues network and stay up to date in their careers. Come as a group! It makes it all the more fun.

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Conference Venue

Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Host Hotel
Charleston Marriott

Charleston Marriott

Pricing is Inclusive of Tax and Resort Fees

  • $240 per night (single / double occupancy)
  • $15.00 per each additional occupant.
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM | Checkout 11:00 AM

Location Map
Charleston Marriott | 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Airport Information

Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Airport Phone: +1 843-767-1100

Hotel direction: 12 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service

  • Estimated taxi fare $30 (one way)
  • Alternate transportation: Julian's Transportation Service $35 (one way)(reservation required)

Driving Directions

*** Update*** Hotel shuttle service currently suspended. Exit airport onto International Blvd. Take International Blvd to Montague Ave. Turn Left on Montague Ave to I-26 East. Take I-26 East to exit 221A (Hwy 17 South) Toward Savannah. Hwy 17 becomes Spring Street Take Spring Street to Lockwood Blvd. Take right unto Lockwood Blvd. Hotel is on right, 4 blocks ahead.

Interested in getting your products and services in front of AAPC members? AAPC Regional Conferences offer the perfect venue for meeting, showing, and demonstrating what your company offers. This event offers table-top exhibits and has limited space, so reserve yours today.

Download the exhibitor prospectus

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact:
Victoria Fuentes | Office: 385-207-2288 | victoria.fuentes@aapc.com

Learn more about this and other AAPC exhibiting opportunities.

1. Talk to Your Employer - Over 80% of attendee's costs are paid by their employers. Don't be afraid to ask! Educate your boss on the benefits for both you and your company. Visit the employer justification page to help you prepare to talk to your boss.

2. Tell Your Friends - Conference is a blast, but it's even more fun with friends and colleagues. Be a good friend and inform them of the educational benefits.

3. Personalize Your Schedule - Look over the education and build the schedule that best fits your needs.

4. Make Your Travel Plans - Flight booked, check; hotel confirmed, check; Other activities, check!

How to Convince Your Boss

Anyone who's been to conference will tell you it's an incredible, career enhancing experience. But when you ask your employer to pick up the tab, we know you have to make a bold case for attending.

So here's a bit of advice on getting your manager or business decision maker to send you to AAPC Conference: It's not about you. It's about how you AND the entire team - in fact, your company - will benefit from the information and insights you'll gain.

By leveraging the steps below, we feel confident you can make a game plan, create your story and leverage your communication skills.

STEP 1

Be Prepared

  • Review the full conference agenda with over 50 sessions and map out your customized conference agenda. AAPC offers tracks across a variety of topics and disciplines, so you can choose a mix of sessions that benefit you personally and some that benefit your organization. You might even plan to show your manager the sessions and let them choose a few sessions they would like you to attend.
  • Download this persuasive letter for your boss. Include a few of the sessions you'd like to attend, and name-drop some speakers.
  • Ready your argument that attending conference will make you a bigger asset to your company.

STEP 2

Pick the Right Time to Talk About It

  • Lay the groundwork with the letter, then schedule a brief meeting to state your case in person.
  • Explain the ROI on sending you to the event.
  • Tell your manager you'll bring back best practices from leading experts, thought leaders and organizations.
  • Talk about why you are choosing the sessions you want to attend and how the skills will complement your capabilities and those of the organization.
  • Tell your manager conference packs a full year's worth of value into just 3 days.
  • Walk through the conference website to review the agenda and speaker lineup, adding credibility and transparency to your request.
  • Explain that you will take accountability and return ready to present your findings to the team and how they can be implemented into your current work processes.

STEP 3

Respond to Objections and Questions with Confidence and Detail

  • You probably already know the questions or objections your boss will have, impress your boss with your communication skills by being prepared to answer the expected AND unexpected.
  • Objection: "It's too expensive."Your response: "This isn't just a three-day conference; I see it as an investment. The learnings can have real impact on our organization's bottom line. I'll capture detailed notes from every session, so our whole team can learn along with me. And conference offers group and corporate discounts and discounted lodging."
  • Objection: "You can't be away from the office for several days."Your response: "I might be away from the office, but I will still be working when I can. WiFi will be available, and the schedule allows me to move between tracks and sessions. I'll be able to stay connected at the same time I’m gathering information and best practices that will take our team’s work to the next level."
  • Objection: "How do I know this a credible conference and a good use of your time? "Your response: AAPC is the world's largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare, at over 180,000 members.

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Regional 2021 Charleston

Application

To be considered as a speaker for AAPC conferences in 2021 you will need to complete and submit a speaker application by April 23, 2021. All applications must be complete and include the information below.

The AAPC Speaker Selection Committee will review all applications and select topics that are fresh, relevant, and engaging to the intended audience. All topics will be reviewed and considered by the selection committee.

Email completed applications to speakers@aapc.com by April 23, 2021 to be considered.

Items to Consider When Submitting

Please keep in mind when applying to speak that you will be required to be onsite and that speaking virtually will not be an option. If you aren't able to travel due to the COVID-19 restrictions, or any other reason, please do not apply.

Sample Topics

  • Current Hot Issues - AAPC is looking for experts to present on current topics and the latest trends. Our membership relies on us to keep them informed of the changes they need to know to be the most knowledgeable coders in their profession.
  • Specialty Coding Focus – Regional HEALTHCON will also offer sessions with a specialty focus. All topics that are current and timely for your specialty will be considered.

Level of Difficulty - We are looking for advanced sessions that cover topics in significant detail - Non-advanced topics, such as E/M, can still be presented on an intermediate to advanced level. Advanced topics should still be presented in a clear, understandable format despite the advanced nature of the topic.

Be Clear about What Your Session Will Include - If you plan to show an operative video, provide hands-on dissection or have the class access the internet during your presentation, include this detail in your application. The more interactive the session, the more people learn, and this is a consideration when selecting speakers.

Be Concise About Your Goals - Clearly describe your teaching objective. What will make your presentation stand out from the rest?

Speaker Compensation

  • Speakers receive one complimentary admission to the conference.
  • Compensation is given per conference. Sessions that are selected to be presented twice will not receive additional compensation.

Notification

Speakers that are selected will be notified by May 15, 2021 via the email address listed on your application.

Questions

Questions concerning the speaker selection process or the speaker application should be addressed to Torry White in the conference department at: speakers@aapc.com

Don't Miss Out!

Sessions
Get inspired during any of our 50+ breakout sessions
Industry Leaders and Experts
Build your network and connect with industry leaders and experts
Conference speakers
Take the opportunity to hear our world class conference speakers
Product Makers
Meet the makers of products you use every day

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