Plan for the future with Practice Management sessions

August 2016 - Vol. 35, No. 7

A Board of Governors Miniseminar and two Physician Payment Policy Workgroup (3P)-supported Miniseminars have been included in the robust Annual Meeting schedule to provide even more exciting learning opportunities. Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss these sessions!

Board of Governor’s Hot Topics: How to Survive and Succeed in Practice in 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Quality is the buzzword for 2016. As new mandates, regulations, and expectations start to take effect, physicians will face the difficult challenges of understanding, complying, and surviving these requirements. Panelists will discuss the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS), Physician Consortium for Performance, and the Sunshine Act, among other topics, and focus on how physicians can understand the various rating systems and improve their quality scores. This presentation will include discussions on patient perception, public quality rating management, and maintaining a beneficial web presence.

Business of Medicine for Residents and Fellows Planning for the Future

Monday, September 19, 2016 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Once the residency and fellowship training period ends, the focus shifts to the various practical questions surrounding providing quality care to patients and how to navigate everyday life as a practicing otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. This course has been designed to prepare residents and fellows to tackle the important decisions they will need to make in the future—from choosing a place to practice and interviewing for a position to selecting maintenance of certification courses and advancing their practice. All residents and fellows are encouraged to attend.

New Payment Models: Effects on  Otolaryngology Reimbursement

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 7:30 – 8:30 am

The Academy, through the Ad Hoc Payment Model workgroup, continuously analyzes  the trends and developments in current payment reform efforts. We work to keep you well informed of the payment reform trends so that you know how changes to current alternative payment models (APMs) will affect our profession and our patients in the near future.

Join a panel of Academy payment reform experts as they share their personal experiences with APMs, focusing on the potential benefits and risks for otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons. Additionally, Ad Hoc Payment Model workgroup leaders will discuss recent Academy efforts to work with private payers and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop potential models that would allow for otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons to participate in newly developed MIPS, APMs, or Advanced APMs.