Touchpoint Series

 
Touchpoint Series
Friday, January 18, 2019

We incorporated your request for more interactive sessions and greater flexibility to choose the topics that matter most to you into an exciting new offering—the Touchpoint Series.

The Touchpoint Series consists of eight (8) action-oriented sessions. You’re invited to participate in four (4) sessions based on your personal interest. Registration for the Touchpoint Series includes access to the educational materials for all eight (8) sessions.

Moderator: Samuel Wald, M.D.

An introduction to the concepts of communication, negotiation and emotional intelligence for health care professionals. Attendees will engage in scenarios and practice these skills in real time. These essential basics for leadership will aid attendees in their development towards the successful implementation for themselves and others.

Who should attend?

  • Physician anesthesiologists
  • Physician anesthesiologists seeking a leadership role within their group or practice
  • Administrators

What you’ll learn:

  • How to apply basic negotiation skills within a health care environment
  • The important components of successful communication styles
  • Methods to improve and leverage emotional intelligence and incentive planning

Alexander Choi 

Moderator: Alexander S. Choi, M.D., M.P.H., FASA

This session will provide an overview of tactics utilized by payers to diminish the position of the provider. It will then help attendees to develop methods by which they could counter them to create a more advantageous position for negotiating contracts.

Who should attend?

  • Physician anesthesiologists and other anesthesia clinicians
  • Anesthesiology practice leaders
  • Practice presidents
  • Department chiefs
  • MGMA-AAA members

What you’ll learn:

  • The basic elements of payer contracts
  • Tactics utilized by payers to influence the outcome of contract negotiations
  • Developing strategies to counter these tactics

Moderators: Lilian Kanai, M.D., M.B.A., FASA

As health care is moving from a volume- to value-based system, the PSH model of care is positioned to assist you in this transformation. Learn what the PSH is, how it can provide value and receive suggestions on implementation.

Who should attend?

  • Physician anesthesiologists
  • Anesthesia group practice administrators

What you’ll learn:

  • How to properly articulate what the PSH model of care is and how it provides value
  • How to develop ideas on implementation in the different phases of care
  • Monetization strategies that would be beneficial to your group or institution

Moderator: James R. Mesrobian, M.D., FASA

This session will review increasing trends in health system consolidation and potential implications for anesthesiology practices. Attendees will understand the resulting challenges and identify strategies for adaptation and success in the new system.

Who should attend?

  • Physician anesthesiologists in clinical practice
  • Physician anesthesiologists in a leadership role within their group/practice or hospital
  • Anesthesia administrators

What you’ll learn:

  • Recent and future trends in health system consolidation
  • The implications for anesthesiology practices
  • Strategies to adapt the practice for success in the new system

Moderator: Patrick Allaire, M.D.

This interactive session includes a didactic presentation on often encountered challenges for small- and medium-sized anesthesia groups.

Who should attend:

  • Anesthesia administrators
  • Physician anesthesiologist leaders
  • Business personnel

What you’ll learn:

  • Motivation and retention of key employees
  • Acquiring and understanding business cash control
  • Evaluation, assessment and auditing of your billing and collections department or service

Moderator: Scott Roethle, M.D., FASA

This session provides methods to establish relevant quality improvement projects, including how to determine, gather and analyze data that is important to improving quality. It will cover implementation issues and experiences that will assist in building a practice focused on providing quality to patients and facilities.

Who should attend:

  • Physician anesthesiologists in clinical practice
  • Physician anesthesiologists in a leadership role within their group/practice or hospital
  • Anesthesia administrators

What you’ll learn:

  • Which metrics to measure and why, how to collect the data, what the numbers mean and how to report the data
  • Implementation issues related to quality improvement projects, and tools to assist implementation 
  • What to do with the data to make it relevant to your practice and your patients 
Moderator: Salvatore G. Vitale, M.D.

This session will focus on utilizing operating room functions such as ERAS to drive quality and value which will be important to the future of a practice. This improvement in performance will illustrate the impact of a physician anesthesiologist and the anesthesia practice on the patient and the facility.

Who should attend:

  • Physician anesthesiologists with less than five years of practice management experience
  • Physician anesthesiologists seeking a leadership role within their group or practice
  • Anesthesia administrators

What you’ll learn:

  • How anesthesiologists can be central to the management of surgical services, an area often managed by nursing and administrators
  • How using a protocol, such as ERAS, can lead to system performance
  • Quality management in a large versus a small practice

Moderator: Edward A. Yaghmour, M.D., FASA

This session will provide information on how to improve an anesthesia practice’s value in a health care system. It will illustrate how to utilize those improvements to improve relationships and alignment among the practice, the facility, other providers and the patients.

Who should attend:

  • Physician anesthesiologists
  • Anesthesia group practice administrators
  • Quality officers in health care systems
  • Hospital and health care system administrators and leaders
  • Surgeons

What you’ll learn:

  • Examples of programs initiated by anesthesia practices to create value for their health care systems
  • How anesthesia led initiatives from larger health care systems can provide value to patients, surgeons and local leaders
  • How participants might create similar programs within the confines of their practices to produce similar value to the health care system and benefits to the consumers
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