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The Business of Medicine

Date: February 23-24, 2013

Location: Thomas Jefferson University Campus, Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA

This two day seminar will provide critical information on running a successful practice. CME is offered.

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ACP Discounts

ACP members can use the discount code "ACP" when registering to get the following discounts:

2-days: Reg price is $550, discounted price is $400

1-day: Reg price is $300, discounted price is $200

"Volume" Discount

3 or more from the same group: 10% off

5 or more from the same group: 15% off

10 or more: 20% off

More Course Details

Day 1 Saturday (February 23)

KEYNOTE: From HMO to ACO: Managed Care Organizations – What will it take to make these models as favorable to as many stakeholders as possible?
~ Stephen Schoenbaum, MD

Making Sense of Changing Healthcare Delivery Models How do medical homes, medical home neighbors, ACOs, and other models of care fit into the new health care environment?
This session will strive to increase the well-being of physicians through education of planning alternatives to make their practice more viable and more able to thrive in an economically challenging environment, as well as to alleviate the physician’s financial concerns by providing concrete techniques for making their personal and practice assets more secure.
~ Michael Barr, MD

Corporate Structure and Tax Reduction for Medical Practices
This session will strive to increase the well-being of physicians through education of planning alternatives to make their practice more viable and more able to thrive in an economically challenging environment, as well as to alleviate the physician’s financial concerns by providing concrete techniques for making their personal and practice assets more secure.
~ David Mandell, Esq.

Risks & Implications Associated with New Performance-based Compensation Models
This session will cover the impact the change in compensation models is having on practices and the decisions they make about productivity expectations, infrastructure, staffing, etc.
~ Alice Gosfield, Esq

Practice Efficiencies: Practical Advice for the Practicing Physician
This session will cover fraud and abuse compliance and avoidance; medical staff issues and utilization management and quality issues.
Panel TBD

How e-Messaging, Social Media, and Patient Activation Can Transform Your Practice
Communication and collaboration are at the heart of healthcare, and yet we do a terrible job leveraging many communication tools in healthcare that we find useful in our lives outside of healthcare. But incorporating newer collaboration technologies-and even tools like social networking and Twitter into our healthcare systems requires some forethought and planning. Each technology has its attributes, risks, benefits, and role. This session will review how to use them effectively in our practices, which may improve outcomes, enhance efficiency, and improve both patient and staff satisfaction.
~ Kent Bottles, MD

Day 2 Sunday (February 24)

KEYNOTE: Health Policy
~ David Nash, MD

Reimbursement Codes and ACO Contracts
How do medical homes, medical home neighbors, ACOs, and other models of care fit into the new health care environment?

Both HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 require providers to conform to new standards so they can get paid for healthcare services rendered. This session will review these modifications and the impact they have in today’s physician practices. We will also discuss the administrative requirements to support an ACO contract, how can a plan contract for and administer a bundled payment.
~ Jay Sultan

Meaningful Use: How to Make the Most Out of Medicare and Medicaid Incentives for Use of Certified Electronic Health Records
This presentation includes an overview of the requirements for Stage I, Stage 2 and expectations for Stage 3 of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) EHR incentive program for eligible professionals, including financial penalties for providers who do not meet the Meaningful Use criteria.
~ Michael Zaroukian, MD

Electronic Health Records: Results of the Medical Economics 2-Year Study
Ask doctors why they are implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system and the majority will say their primary goal is to achieve meaningful use and collect on the government’s incentive program to go digital. At this panel discussion, Medical Economics’ EHR Best Practice Study participants will discuss their experiences as participants in this two-year long study.
~ Survey Participant Panel

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