Sleep center staff seeking information about current issues affecting the management of a sleep center can now register for the new AASM Intermediate Sleep Center Management Series to be held April 21–22, 2012 at the AASM national office (a suburb of Chicago). The weekend series will be divided into two full-day courses.

On Saturday, attendees of the Strategies for Successful Billing course will review topics including:

  • Demystifying Insurance Policies
  • Documenting the Procedure
  • Forms and Submission Processes
  • Denials and How to Appeal Them
  • Security and Privacy in the Electronic Age
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Developing a Compliance Plan for Your Center

And on Sunday, the Expanding and Improving Your Sleep Center course will provide participants with information on:

  • AASM Integrated Accreditation
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Portable Monitoring
  • Outcomes
  • Attracting New Patients
  • Successfully Negotiating with Commercial Insurers
  • Avoiding Denials to Maximize Revenue
  • Recruiting the Best Staff and Optimizing Staff Performance
  • Online Marketing: Websites and Social Media

Members of the AASM and the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) can now register for these courses at a discounted rate. For full course information, including a course brochure, or to register, visit the Sleep Education Series portion of the AASM website. Questions may be directed to the AASM meetings department by sending an email to or by calling 630-737-9768.