Power up your practice management

July 17, 2017

The College has your back when it comes to your practice during the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Oct. 26-30 in Boston. There are a lot of sessions to choose from on our Practice Management and Professional Development track, all focused on helping your practice run as efficiently as possible. Sessions include:

  • What's New in Health Care, Oct. 27. Get ready for the future at this special session, with a presentation from the Center for Drugs for the FDA on precision medicine and targeted therapy. Learn about the transition to value-based health care, including why it’s important and how to prepare.
  • How to Improve Your Patients' Satisfaction: Improving Practice Operations – Which Pearls Really Work, workshop, Oct. 27. Go over practice management techniques that help improve patient satisfaction, including improved patient communication with staff and physicians and monitoring patient feedback with satisfaction surveys. You will also learn techniques that help improve practice operations, including customer service training, office flow and HR hiring and management.
  • Essentials of Sterile Compounding for the Allergy Practice, workshop, Oct. 27. Every practicing allergist that compounds immunotherapy extracts must comply with applicable current guidelines (such as USP 797) mandated by national legislation. Join us at this session that will take you, step-by-step, through applicable guidelines, office requirements, techniques and the media fill test and quiz to achieve compliance.
  • Conflict Resolution in Your GME Environment, Oct. 28. Training program directors should check out this session. Learn definitive steps for both the avoidance and resolution of personnel conflicts among GME colleagues and office staff to maximize the quality of the office environment and patient care.
  • Advocacy Council 2017 Update on Coding: What You Need to Know, workshop, Oct. 28 Coding is complex and errors can lead to underpayments, or worse, penalties. The Advocacy Council team will review coding topics important to allergists.
  • Competing With Dr. Google: How Allergists Can Combat Misinformation & Misperceptions, Meet the Professor breakfast, Oct. 29. 70% of patients search online for information pertaining to their health, but misinformation is prevalent. In order to prepare themselves for these conversations, allergists need to understand the breadth of misconceptions our patients encounter as well as develop strategies for having productive discussions in the office setting.
  • Regulatory Changes That Affect Allergists: USP 797; FDA Guidance, Etc. – What You Need to Do, Oct. 29. It’s no secret - there are a lot of new health care regulations and changes that affect practicing allergists. Head to this plenary to understand how the regulatory changes impact your practice and what you need to do to comply.
  • Telehealth/Telemedicine, workshop, Oct. 29. Get the skinny from College-member experts on everything you need to know about telehealth and telemedicine.
  • Essentials in Becoming a Leader in Your Office, workshop, Oct. 29. Get ready to be a leader in your medical practice. Sign up for this workshop to learn true leadership through role-playing, self-assessment tests and other leadership training scenarios. You will explore leadership roles as a manager, communicator, mentor and team member and develop your individual leadership style for maximum impact. Get practical techniques to shape your leadership messages to achieve results.
  • Advocacy Council Update on Legal/Regulatory Issues: The Alphabet Soup (USP, MACRA, APMs), workshop, Oct. 29. Get an up-to-date review on the latest developments regarding implementation of health care reform, as well as review strategies for the new quality reporting programs so that you can thrive, and not just survive, in 2018.
  • How to Start a Center of Excellence: The Cough Center Experience, Meet the Professor breakfast, Oct. 30. Learn the tools to develop a clinical center of excellence embedded in a practice such as assessment and treatment protocols, and internal and external marketing including social media. Cough centers are the model and will present the concept of cough hypersensitivity in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough.

Registration for College members opens this week - so stay tuned to your email for details.

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