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GI Outlook 2016 - The Practice Management Conference
August 5-7, 2016
JW Marriott
Washington, DC


Course Directors:

S Bently

Edward S. Bentley, MD

Santa Barbara Gastrointestinal Consultants Medical Group
Santa Barbara, California
Lawrence Kosinski

Lawrence R. Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF
Illinois Gastroenterology Group
Elgin, Illinois
J Petrini

John L. Petrini, MD, FASGE
Sansum Clinic
Santa Barbara, California

Course Overview

Gastroenterologists face significant challenges in 2016 and the coming years. In order to achieve endoscopic efficiency, our GI office staff need effective and efficient ways to manage the GI unit in this difficult and ever changing healthcare system to avoid revenue losses, optimize reimbursement, and smoothly transition our practice operations to potentially new payment delivery models. It will be critical to translate quality concepts into practice by using benchmarking, accountability, and assessment and improvement in patient satisfaction. These changes challenge the fundamentals of GI practice organizational structure, operations, payment, physician accountability and patient management. The good news is that opportunities to build and sustain a successful GI practice still exist.

What is your GI practice blueprint for the future?

As both the architect and engineer for your practice, you need a clear and concise blueprint for success to communicate to your practice staff. GI Outlook 2016: The Practice Management Conference • Redesigning and Rebuilding the GI Practice of the Future, will equip you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to create a blueprint for success for your practice that is built to last in this rapidly changing landscape. By attending GI Outlook 2016, individuals involved with managing GI practices, including gastroenterologists, nurse managers and practice administrators are provided with critical information on issues such as—

  • Preparing for the payment models of the future 
  • Navigating Change in the GI business model 
  • Building new business lines in GI  
  • New approaches to patient care management 
  • Managing the consumerism of GI care 
  • Making change work for your GI team 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this education activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the vision of CMS and commercial payers for the changing healthcare delivery systems
  • Apply CMS’ timeline for implementation of the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2019 starting with 2017 reporting
  • Evaluate new GI business lines including Obesity and GI services
  • Recognize opportunities in Population Health and GI services
  • Apply new techniques to increase consumer engagement
  • Employ new strategies to manage change in the business and human capital aspects of GI endoscopy


 Join us at the GI Outlook 2016 conference to address marketplace pressures, reimbursement issues and compliance challenges that GI endoscopy practices face, along with new opportunities and business lines to build and redesign your practice for the future!

Attendees at GI Outlook 2015 had this to say when queried about what they liked best about the conference—

  • The coherence of the entire course.  It flowed remarkably well!  Probably the most coherent practice management course I have ever attended.
  • The lectures were spot on and dynamic and the reason I came back.  The information is actionable and meaningful.
  • Learning about new payment options and bundling.  Being able to hear how other practices improved their reimbursement and operations around the US sheds light on possibilities.
  • To know that we can reduce medical care cost for the practice by more than 50%...
  • Power of negotiation—very practical and can be applied to day-to-day living other than medical practice.
  • Good overall review of how various practices in different regions of the US are dealing with present challenges to the GI healthcare delivery in private practice.
  • The entire course was helpful.  The suggestions of the ABM & bundled colonoscopy package seem the most beneficial for our practice.
  • Solutions—case studies on how to deal with different elements of new payment initiatives negotiation course.  Glad you devoted time to it.
  • The positive message that we can succeed in a “cut back” environment.  We can also lead and give better care!
  • We are in the middle of many changes.  The course gives us some roadmaps to pursue, more objective evaluation of current situation, not based on fear or opinion.  Negotiation was EXCELLENT.

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