FEW BENEFITS FOR AAPI MEMBERS
- AAPI Members get 20 hours of free CME
- AAPI Partners with RESOLVE for Job Search & Contract Review
- AAPI Partners with CureCompanion to Assist with Telemedicine Needs
- AAPI Partners with MERCEDES-BENZ USA to bring special incentive to its members
- MEDJET ASSIST – AAPI members will get $25 discount on annual membership on Air Ambulance
- PERRY – COVID-19 Screening Tool & Revenue-Generating Remote Patient Monitoring Tool Screening too
AAPI Partners with RESOLVE
AAPI members get 10 percent off all prices with code AAPI10, which can be used on the website.
Resolve Fills Critical Need for AAPI Job Seekers
The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), announces a new partnership with Resolve. Resolve is a specialized, top-rated physician contract review service and technology platform for physician jobs. Experience around navigating a J1 waiver physician job search is incredibly valuable for any International Medical Graduate, but specifically the young AAPI membership.
“Partnering with Resolve allows us to provide our membership with a trusted partner they can rely on to help navigate their job search. The data, market insights, and customer service provided by Resolve will prove invaluable to our physicians. As the top-rated physician contract review company, Resolve adds immediate value to our membership and can help close any compensation deficiencies that exist for our members.”
Resolve’s specialized team can effectively analyze a physician’s contract, interpret complicated issues, addressing missing needs or unfair clauses, and conduct a competitive income comparison to other physicians in the same specialty, based on internal and external compensation data. A lawyer may even negotiate on the physician’s behalf if the client so chooses.
“Resolve’s experience and market data take the guesswork out of what is “standard” in a physician contract. We have worked with thousands of clients nationwide in every specialty. We frequently see physicians utilize this data and knowledge to improve their contract terms.” states Kyle Claussen, CEO of Resolve. “Any physician wanting to see the entire job market, including finding practices that are not listed as “hiring” elsewhere, will benefit from our platform. We are extremely excited to see this benefit translate to value for AAPI’s membership.”
Resolve is a company created to empower doctors with the knowledge they need to navigate their career as successfully as their practice. We provide career coaching, data, analysis, and insight with in-depth practice- and market-specific compensation analysis, job postings not listed anywhere else, and industry-leading contract review services. To learn more about Resolve, visit www.resolve.net, or see what other physicians have to say about Resolve’s services here.
AAPI is a forum to facilitate and enable Indian American Physicians to excel in patient care, teaching and research and to pursue their aspirations in professional and community affairs. AAPI’s vision is to Promote professional solidarity in the pursuit of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Bring American medicine the distinctive contributions from India, and advance the American creed of one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
AAPI Partners with CureCompanion to Assist with Telemedicine Needs
In these times of crisis, we applaud everyone for doing our part to help our communities near and far. Minimizing unnecessary patient traffic plays a critical role in flattening the curve. Telemedicine has been a crucial tool in addressing the challenge of continuing to care for our patients’ needs during times of lockdowns and social distancing.
As many of you know, CMS has expanded Telehealth coverage with the 1135 waiver. In addition, the government has announced it will not pursue HIPAA violations that might be incurred due to Telehealth. This allows physicians to use non-HIPAA compliant options like FaceTime and WhatsApp with their patients. The obvious downside to this setup is physicians are then forced to use their personal phones to enable videocalls with patients.
We felt it was important to have a HIPAA compliant option that protected physicians’ privacy that was cost effective and easy to use. AAPI is pleased to announce that CureCompanion is now our exclusive telehealth platform partner. As a benefit of this partnership, CureCompanion is offering a special discounted subscription plan to AAPI members at $25/month/practice, which includes unlimited HD video visits and messaging, as well as unlimited user accounts (as opposed to most platforms that charge per provider). With easy-to-use apps for iOS, Android, and web, CureCompanion allows doctors to provide telehealth visits to their patients using their own phone, tablet, or computer. Sign up your practice now using the link: https://curecompanion.com/app/aapi-member-plan
Cure Companion has been very accommodating to our requests. They are working on a free “Lite” Version that we hope will soon be available for our members as well. They continue to optimize the platform so users may notice ongoing improvements over the next couple weeks, but we wanted to share access to this platform with our members as soon as possible.
In addition, some reminders about Telemedicine implementation. Please check with your malpractice carrier for coverage. Most insurers are providing free coverage during this crisis. Patients should be consented, either verbally or through the app (coming soon via CureCompanion). Please refer to the table below for billing codes. Reminder that the usual office E & M codes (99201-99215) require synchronous video and cannot be phone only (without video component) calls. Also, there are other time-based codes available, but we recommend using the codes in the table below for the best reimbursement.
Also a reminder, if interested in learning more about telemedicine, please enroll in this informative Masterclass using the link: https://innovatehealth.teachable.com/?affcode=311503_plld3yoz
Sign up your practice at: https://curecompanion.com/app/aapi-member-plan
For questions or concerns, email email@example.com or call (512) 967-0664.
TYPE OF SERVICE
WHAT IS THE SERVICE?
Patient Relationship with Provider
A virtual visit with a synchronous video component.
New patients (now allowed due to expanded waiver coverage)
Use Place of Service Code O2 (CMS) or Modifier 95 (Private)
Use Place of Service Code O2 (CMS) or Modifier 95 (Private)
A brief (5-10 minutes) check via telephone. NO Video Component
HCPCS code G2012
Sole telephone only code currently reimbursed. Must not have seen Pt w/in previous 7 days or next 24 hrs
RESOURCES FOR COMPREHENSIVE LIST
HIPAA enforcement waived. FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp permitted
***Reminder: Please Confirm Coverage with Your Malpractice Carrier
The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz USA, is pleased to present its members with a Special Incentive for new Mercedes-Benz vehicles acquired through the Diversity Organization Fleet Program. AAPI members in good standing are eligible to receive between $2,000 to $4,000 off on the purchase or lease of a new vehicle. Mercedes-Benz, in recognition of your position as a leader in the business community, would like to be your choice when the time comes to select your next automobile.
http://www.fleet.mbusa.com/fepor contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-866-628-7232.
If you wish to participate, please click on "Start Enrollment Process" located on http://www.fleet.mbusa.com/fep. Please note when completing the Fleet Employee Program (FEP) Enrollment Form to indicate "AAPI" under Corporate Name along with Corporate Account Number: "020340" so Mercedes-Benz can identify which organization you are a member of AAPI.
AAPI members will get $25 discount on annual membership on Medjet Assist. This is a great program for emergency Air Ambulance anywhere in the world. http://medjetassist.com Ask for special discount for AAPI Members.
Disclaimer: THIS TOOL IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEDICAL ADVICE OR CARE. If you believe you may or do have a medical emergency or are in any physical distress, call 911 (or your local emergency services) or your doctor immediately. This tool is not a replacement for professional medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis, and Perry Health makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of any results or information provided.
For providers: If you would like to use this tool for your patients so that you can track data, please contact Perry Health by filling out the “Contact Us” form at hiperry.com/covid-19 to be quickly set-up. A revenue-generating remote patient monitoring app endorsed by AAPI is also available for COVID-19 use cases. For the COVID-19 use case, AAPI members will receive the screening and monitoring tools at no cost for the duration of the public health emergency.