2020 Symposium

NAIRO 2020 Symposium

Each year, NAIRO and its member companies stage an annual Symposium discussing the latest developments and trends in independent medical review. The Symposium delivers in-depth educational content, along with networking opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with others in the industry.

For 2020, the Symposium moves to the beautiful Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, April 28th-30th. The theme for the three-day event is “Protecting Review Integrity During Healthcare and Regulatory Evolution,” highlighting changes in healthcare and the regulatory environment and the impact on IROs, Workers’ Compensation Organizations and Health Utilization Management Organizations.

Please stay tuned for updates to the agenda and other important information. If your company or organization is interested in sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please click the "Sponsor/Exhibitor Info" button below to learn more.



Program Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:00-5:00 pm Registration/Check-In
12:00-5:00 pm NAIRO Board of Directors Meeting – All Members Welcome!
5:30-7:30 pm Welcome Reception
Day 2: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
7:00-8:30 am Group Breakfast and Registration/Check-In
8:30-8:45 am Welcome & Opening Remarks: Ed Bolton, NAIRO President
8:45-9:45 am Opening Session: Panel Discussion on Risk Mitigation, Privacy and Security
9:45-10:00 am Networking Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 am Guest Speaker: Donna Merrick, Product Enhancement Principal, URAC
Topic: URAC Updates
11:00-11:30 am Break
11:30-1:00 pm Group Lunch
1:00-2:00 pm Guest Speaker: Mara OsmanSenior Regional Director for State Affairs, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) 
2:00-2:15 pm Networking Coffee Break
2:15-3:15 pm Guest Speaker: Kelly Kenney, CEO, Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI)
Topics: Fair Audit Advocacy Efforts, Administrative Burden Associated with Regulations
3:15-4:15 pm Guest Speaker: Morris Auster, Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Medical Society of the State of New York
Topic: Surprise Billing
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Group Dinner
Day 3: Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:00-8:30 am Group Breakfast
8:30-9:45 am Keynote Address: Dr. Shawn Griffin, President and CEO, URAC
9:45-10:15 am Networking Coffee Break
10:15-11:45 am Guest Speaker: Keith Landry, Partner, Allen & Gooch
Topic: Current State of UM in Louisiana
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Closing Remarks


Travel Information

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Accommodations

Kiawah Island Golf Resort
One Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

Overnight rooms are available to NAIRO Symposium attendees at a discounted rate of $179.00 per night plus tax for a One Bedroom Villa. A resort service fee of 9% per villa per day will apply to all guest rooms utilized. Please note: guests can also book a One Bedroom Ocean View Villa for $299.00, based on availability.

Reservations must be made by phone or fax/email on or before March 28, 2020. Mention you are a NAIRO Symposium attendee for access to the special group rates or reference booking ID number 16740.

Phone Reservations: Call (800) 654-2924 and reference the NAIRO Annual Symposium and/or the group booking number 16740.

Fax or Email Reservations: Complete the Reservations Form and fax to (843) 768-2736 or email to [email protected]

Getting There

The nearest airport is Charleston International Airport (airport code CHS), which is a 30- to 45-minute drive from the island. The airport is serviced by several rental car companies, as well as taxi and ride sharing services.

For a list of additional area airports and driving directions, please see kiawahresort.com/about-us/our-location/