"Thrive - Not JUST Survive III:
Shark Proof Your Practice"
Practice Management Workshop
May 31, 2003 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Olympic Room, Seattle Center Seattle, Washington 98109
6:30 - 9:00pm Welcome reception at Homewood Suites Hotel, 206 Western Ave
Free shuttle from Homewood Suites to Seattle Center will run from 7:15 am to
7:45 am, approximately every 15 minutes.
7:15 -- 8:30 Registration/breakfast
8:00 -- 8:15 Welcome/introductions
Tom Mueller, M.D., Providence Everett Medical Center & Chester Danehower, MD,
|SESSION ONE: COMPLIANCE AND LEGAL ISSUES FACING
Panel One: HIPAA Compliance after April 14
Panel One will address HIPAA compliance issues, including privacy and
transaction regulations, strategies to comply without compromising patient care
or ethical standards, the option to remain a non-covered entity under HIPAA, OCR
enforcement plans & the impact of October 2003 transaction code deadline on cash
flow and revenues.
8:15 - 8:30 "Beyond HIPAA: New Regulations & Enforcement around the
Corner: Stark II, NHII, ICD-10, Security Rule & others"
8:30 - 9:15 "Responding to an OCR HIPAA Investigation"
John R. Christiansen, Esq./Preston Gates & Ellis
9:15 - 10:00 "HIPAA Transactions Standards & Code Sets: Claims
Rejections & Impact on Cash Flow"
10:00 - 10:15 BREAK
Panel Two: Defending Your Practice: Prosecution, Audits, Peer Review &
Panel Two will address the most pressing legal issues faced by physicians,
including audits, administration and fair hearings, fraud and other criminal
prosecutions, and peer review. Participants will reveal practical defensive
tactics and strategies gleaned from their first-hand experiences in the legal
10:15 - 11:00 "Strategies against Sham Peer Review & Licensing Hoops"
Richard Willner, Center for Peer Review Justice
11:00 - 11:45 "The Knock at the Door: New Strategies to Win Prosecutions
Andrew Schlafly, Esq./AAPS
11:45 - 12:00 Roundtable discussion of morning speakers, including
Noon - 1:00 LUNCH
|SESSION TWO: MINIMIZING THIRD PARTY INTERFERENCE
1:00 - 2:00 CASE STUDIES: Stories from the frontlines
Case studies on enhancing productivity, increasing cash flow and improving
quality of patient care through minimization of third-party contracts will be
provided by key administrators and physicians in different specialties and
geographic areas. Presenters will summarize financial impact on their practice,
patient notification and reaction, staffing issues and steps for making the
"Opt Out of Medicare Without Leaving Patients Behind"
Michael Schlitt, M.D.
"Stop Drinking From the Fire Hydrant --Eliminate Third- Party Contracts"
Thomas Mueller, M.D.
"Do the Math! -- Practical Steps to Eliminate Third Party Contracts &
Improve Your Bottom Line"
Vern Cherewatanko, D.O./SimpleCare
2:00 - 2:15 Roundtable discussion with panel, questions from audience
2:15 - 2:30 BREAK
|SESSION THREE: NEW TOOLS FOR A HEALTHY PRACTICE
2:30 - 3:15 "E-Tools to Leverage the Internet, Increase Efficiency &
Jerry Reeves, M.D./WorldDoc
|SESSION FOUR: PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
& ASSET PROTECTION
3:15 - 4:15 "Cover Your Assets: Judgment-Proof Your Practice"
Robert Bluhm, Esq./Nat'l Medical Foundation for Asset Protection & Jay Mitton
4:15 - 4:30 Final questions, announcements & adjournment
4:30 - 5:30 One-on-ones with speakers, demonstrations