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Practice Management


9-Night Rome to Lisbon
Nov. 3 - 12, 2004
on Holland America's ms Noordam
CRUISE SOLD OUT - Waitlist Only.

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Practice Management: Serving your Patients Efficiently while Building a Profitable Practice "Coding, Compliance and getting the most for your Efforts"

14 CME Category 1 Credits
Physicians $575
All Others $350
Course Fee Cancellation Policy - 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Executives, Nurses, Auxiliary Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
Course includes the following topics:
* Basic E&M coding (H&P)
* Basic E&M coding (complexity of medical decision making and nature of presenting illness
* Contributory components - time, place of service, newest patient
* Consults
* Denials and denial management
* Incident to billing - dealing with residents, mid-level providers
* Office costs, salaries, benefits
* Procedure billing, modifiers
* Insurance - malpractice, dealing with plans
* Quality initatives, peer comparisons
* Compliance - how to handle an audit
* Documentation workshop
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Edward M. Mendoza, M.D.,M.B.A., C.P.E., F.A.C.P.E., Senior Physician Consultant with Healthcare Management Advisors and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Mendoza has more than 23 years experience as a physician and healthcare consultant. He is board certified in Internal Medcine, Psychiatry, Neurology and Medical Management.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing Contact Hours: Continuing Education, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Date Port
Arrive
Depart
Wed Nov 3 Civitavecchia/Rome
-
7:00pm
Thu Nov 4 Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
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Fri Nov 5 Monte Carlo, Monaco
8:00am
10:00pm
Sat Nov 6 Marseille, France
7:00am
6:00pm
Sun Nov 7 Barcelona, Spain
8:00am
9:00pm
Mon Nov 8 Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
-
-
Tue Nov 9 Cadiz, Spain
7:00am
6:00pm
Wed Nov 10 Casablanca, Morocco
6:00am
7:00pm
Thu Nov 11 Gibraltar
8:00am
2:00pm
Thu Nov 11 Scenic cruising the Rock of Gibraltar
-
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Thu Nov 11 Scenic cruising Strait of Gibraltar, passing the Rock of Gibraltar
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Fri Nov 12 Lisbon, Portugal
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Cadiz, Spain - This 3,000-year-old town is your portal to Seville, home of flamenco and the exquisite Alcazar Palace; and Jerez, sherry capital at vine-covered bodegas; From Cadiz you can taste the sherries of Jerez and visit an Andalusian equestrian school, or drive through cork plantations to see the marvelous city of Seville with its Alcazar Royal Palace. Cadiz itself boasts a 13th-century cathedral and ancient castle walls.
Casablanca, Morocco - Travel from Casablanca, the city of Bergman and Bogart, and tour to Rabat, Morocco's serene capital. In the south, on the edge of the Western Sahara, Marrakech is the city of souks, storytellers, snake charmers and the famed Koutoubia Minaret.
Gibraltar, British Territory - As long as the Barbary Apes remain, the British will rule Gibraltar‐this is the tradition that has held for 350 years. These pesky primates are a favorite with visitors despite their incessant chatter and light-fingered ways. Ride to the top of the Rock for great views over the Strait of Gibraltar‐on a clear day you'll see Africa.
Lisbon, Portugal - Make your own discoveries in the city that launched the Age of Discovery. Cross the River Tagus on its soaring suspension bridge. Wander the maze of streets in the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, dominated by the medieval Castle of St. George where peacocks strut and shriek. Stroll the Baixa, shop for elegant shoes.
Marseille, France - Marseille offers an unexpected view of a mosaic of buildings and National Heritage Sites from the terraces of Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica that towers above and watches over the city.

Alongside the port the towers of Saint Victor Abbey house crypts that already existed when Christianity was introduced into Provence. The columns of the Palais de la Bourse, the noble facades of the Prefecture and the fountains of the Palais Longchamp are part of the triumphant architecture from the 19th Century that is scattered throughout the city and that gave Marseille renewed splendour.

In the old quarter the houses are built on the sunny slopes ; the clock in the Accoules Bell tower, which was the old Sauveterre tower, still marks the hours of life around the Town Hall, while beyond the dome of the Vieille Charite hospice, Pierre Puget's masterpiece, stands out against the sky. The small streets of the Panier quarter lie a little further on.
Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

Category
Description
CEI Rate
M
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, shower
$799
L
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, 1 sofa bed, pullman upper, shower
$799
K
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, shower
$799
J
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, shower
$799
I
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, shower
$899
H
Large Inside - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$899
G
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$899
FF
OceanView - Twin or Queen, 1 sofa bed, pullman upper, bathtub & shower
$899
F
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$899
E
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$999
D
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$999
C
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$999
B
Deluxe Outside - Double has a queen-size bed, picture window, sitting area, bathtub and shower Approximately 219 square feet
$1099
A
Mini Suite - Each Mini Suite offers a king-size bed, sitting area, picture window, refrigerator, bath and shower. Approximately 294 square feet
$1359
Port Charges, Taxes and Fees $ 225.55 Prices are per person, double occupancy
3rds and 4ths in Cabin $1120.00
Deposit $ 600.00 per person
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason