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The new realities of providing GI healthcare: Are you prepared?

GI Outlook 2015: The Practice Management Conference

As the health care delivery system continues to transform, GI physicians and practices will have to adjust to the new realities, including financial, associated with providing high quality GI care. More than ever, the GI clinical and practice operations teams are going to have to work together to ensure the continued success of the GI practice.

GI Outlook 2015: The Practice Management Conference will take you through a Learn-Adapt-Thrive process to equip you with the information and processes you will need to not only survive the changing healthcare delivery system, but thrive in it.


What’s New for

Hot Topics for Discussion
(Requested by Registrants)

  • ICD-10-Payer payments slowing down
  • Meaningful use stage 2/MU audits
  • Aging gastroenterologists
  • Alternate revenue sources
  • 2016 Medicare reimbursements
  • Payment reform
  • Continuing as an independent

ASSESS your practice’s position in this changing healthcare delivery environment. Learn from experts in the field of GI reimbursement about how changes in physician payment will drive the value, innovation, and transparency in the delivery of GI care. Topics during GO 2015 that will help you assess your practice’s position include:

  • Seismic Changes 2016:  Can We Land on our Feet? –Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, MACP

  • The Future of GI Reimbursement: A Shifting Landscape—Joel V. Brill, MD, FACP, AGAF, FASGE

  • Beyond Bundles:  High Value Care of the Complex GI—John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF

ADJUST to this changing health care environment by obtaining real life examples of new approaches to providing GI care and to marketing your practice. Hear from presenters that have implemented new innovative approaches in their practices and with government agencies to meet the demands of the current health care environment.  Topics during GO 2015 that will help you consider new approaches for your practice include:

  • Know Your Practice, Know Your Strength— Thomas M. Deas Jr., MD, MMM, FASGE
  • What does a Payer Find Attractive About a GI Specialty?—Fernando J. Valverde, MD

  • Tennessee’s Experiment with Payment reform:  Keep Your Seat at the Table and Your Napkin in Your Lap—Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, MHS, FASGE
  SUCCEED in the new delivery system by enhancing your business skills through "The Power of Negotiating Workshop" at GO 2015. This workshop will be conducted by Chris Laubach, MBA, lead faculty member for the American College of Healthcare Executives, and author of Mastering the Negotiation Process: A Practical Guide for the Healthcare Executive.

Keynote speakers at GO 2015 will also provide their expert opinions and insights to help you be successful in the "Learn-Adapt-Thrive" process. Don’t miss:

David Roe

Congressman Phil Roe, MD
United States House of Representatives,
Tennessee, District 1

Implications of Health Care Reform on GI

Anton Decker

G. Anton Decker, MBBCH, MRCP, FACG, MHA, CPE
President, Mercy Health Physicians
Cincinnati, OH 

A Private Payer's Perspective on the Changing Landscape in Health Care Delivery 

Julia Michelle DawsonChristopher L. Laubach, MBA
President, Center for Management Programs
Agoura Hills, CA

The Power of Negotiation

Christopher A. Holden

Christopher A. Holden
President and CEO
 AmSurg, Nashville, TN

 Consolidation and Alliances in Health Care: Where Should We Be Heading? 

Register now and take control of how these changes in today’s health care delivery system will influence your practice operations.   

Important deadlines:

Early registration discounts end July 16!