How to gain your organization’s approval to attend the 2023 Revenue Integrity Symposium

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

After reviewing the agenda for the 2023 Revenue Integrity Symposium, to be held September 18–19 in Charlotte, North Carolina, you may be checking your calendar and calculating travel and attendance costs. However, if you need your organization’s approval to attend or are hoping your organization will reimburse you for attendance, gaining that approval can be difficult. You’ll need to create a solid pitch that makes a clear case for the return on investment. But how do you do that?

First, carefully review the agenda (see the full agenda here). Make a list of your must-attend sessions—the ones you think will have the biggest impact on your job and provide you with critical knowledge. Make a bullet point list that explains why you want to attend these specific sessions and how they will help you do your job better. Sort the remainder of the sessions in order of which will have the most relevance and value to your job. Then, create an ideal agenda for yourself and any members of your team who may also wish to attend. And don’t forget the pre-conference. NAHRI is offering the Medicare Boot Camp®—Utilization Review Version as a pre-conference. Make sure to reach out to your colleagues in other departments to see if they are interested in attending the main conference or the pre-conference.

Next, calculate your costs. Register by June 12 to get our early bird discount of $100. And NAHRI members get an additional $100 discount. That means if you’re a NAHRI member and register before June 12, you would get a combined discount of $200. Going with your team? Send a group of five for the cost of four with our special group pricing. Don’t forget that registering for the pre-conference as well as the main conference secures you a 15% discount on the cost of the pre-conference.

Along with your registration, calculate the costs of flights, accommodations, and food. The conference will be hosted at the Sheraton Charlotte, and the room rate is $189 per night. Be sure to note: The cut-off date for the room rate is August 24.

Next, it’s time to present your case to your program administrators. But finding the right words—and the time—to craft a justification letter can be difficult. Use NAHRI’s 2023 Revenue Integrity Symposium justification letter as a template to help you make a clear, concise case for attendance.

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