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By: Kevin Asp on February 12th, 2016

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Join Us At The AAST Spring Course For Kathryn Hansen's Presentations!

Sleep Technologist Advice

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Meet our speaker Kathryn Hansen, BS, CPC, CPMA, REEGT.

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Get to know Kathryn, Executive Director of the Kentucky Sleep Society, the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and owner of Integration Consultants, LLC

Kathryn Hansen is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Sleep Society, the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and owner of Integration Consultants, LLC, a Healthcare Consulting firm working with Hospitals and Medical Practices to grow revenue and maintain compliance with Federal and State regulatory standards.

Recently she has joined Sleep Education Partners, a company dedicated to meeting cost-effective electronic educational needs for professional Sleep Medicine providers.

Kathryn collaborates with the American Society for Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ASET) legislative initiatives to draft changes to required credentials to perform Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Testing, and is a member of the ASET Governmental Advocacy Committee (GAC) who regularly monitor legislative and regulatory proposals that impact neurodiagnostic technologists.

Kathryn is Adjunct Faculty; Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Medtech College teaching Coding and Reimbursement (Outpatient and Inpatient), Computers in the Medical Office, Sleep Technology, and Anatomy and Physiology.

Ms. Hansen holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Kentucky, and studied in the department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  She did research with the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado to define the relationship of increased cardiac arrhythmia as noted during REM sleep.  Originally from Minnesota, Kathryn lives in Lexington, Kentucky and speaks extensively to medical staff, civic groups, professional organizations, and businesses about the effects of sleep deprivation as it affects the bottom line and impacts performance.

Here's what to expect: 

Friday, March 11, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

"Patient Acceptance Criteria"

Course Objectives

  • Determine policies/criteria for patients tested in the laboratory (age, weight, physical limitations, co-morbidities, need for attendant)
  • Define documentation required prior to patient acceptance (H&P, questionnaires)

Saturday, March 12, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

"Internal Audits: Regulatory and Legislative Advisory Committee"

Course Objectives

  • Define OSHA/State and Federal/Accreditation Requirements
  • Define Safety and Regulatory Requirements
  • Recognize and meet payor requirements
  • Identify and apply local, state, and federal requirements in preparation for audits

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