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Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, August 2, 2019


Enhance your experience and maximize your skills with one or both of these pre-conference workshops.

Small Craft Advisory: How Small Practices Can Weather the Squall

(members of larger practices welcome to participate)

Chair:

Faculty:

              

Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE

Randy Farber, Harish Gagneja, MD, FASGE,
Scott Roman, JD, Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FASGE


 
6:00 am    Registration Opens

 
7:00–8:00 am    Breakfast (Pre-conference Workshop Participants) 

 
8:00–11:30 am    PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS (A+B)
Attend both or individually 

 
8:00–9:30 am     Workshop A: Practice Foundations

There are several key components that are critical to building a solid
foundation for your practice to ensure staff efficiency, profitability, and
to keep your partners happy. Have you addressed these foundational
aspects in your practice?

• Associate and Partner Contracts - Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FASGE
• Emerging Trends in Contracts - Scott Roman, JD
• Comp Models in Small Practices: How Do Ancillaries Figure In? - Harish Gagneja, MD, FASGE
• Is Outsourcing the Answer? - Randy Farber

 
9:30–10:00 am    Refreshment Break 

 
10:00–11:30 am    Workshop B: Practice Transitions

Transitions can make or break your practice. You need to factor in time for
recruiting. As partners retire out, how do you handle transfer of responsibility, and more.

• Retirement -- Phasing In, Phasing Out - Harish Gagneja, MD, FASGE
• Recruiting and Retaining - Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FASGE
• Cutting Back Without Getting Out - Randy Farber
• Buy Ins and Buy Outs - Scott Roman, JD
 
















 
                                                                                                                    


General Conference

Friday, August 2, 2019



1:00 – 1:15 pm       
Welcome and Program Overview 
Conference Directors     
 
Session 1
 
Climate Change Is for Real
1:15–2:15 pm   KEYNOTE
Pharma Prices: Phixable or Phubar?
James C. Robinson, PhD, MPH

2:15–2:45 pm    Panel Discussion:
Value-based Contracts and Market Consolidation
—The GI Perspective

Moderator: Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, FASGE
Panelists: Harish Gagneja, MD, FASGE, Scott R. Ketover, MD, FASGE,
James C. Robinson, PhD, MPH, James J. Weber, MD
 

2:45–3:05 pm     Slip through MIPS: Minimal Effort for Maximal Effect
Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FASGE 

3:05–3:35 pm    Break and Exhibits 

Session 2 
 
Shake, Rattle & Roll
3:35–4:20 pm    KEYNOTE
“Beyond 80% in 2018”:
CRC Prevention in the Next 10 Years

Theodore R. Levin, MD 

4:20–5:00 pm   Panel Discussion: Colonoscopy and Colorectal Cancer Prevention
– Protecting Your “Bread and Butte
r”
Moderator: Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE
Panelist: Theodore R. Levin, MD, James S. Lea
vitt, MD,
Jill Olmstead, MSN, NP-C, and Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE

5:00– 6:30pm   Digesting Day #1: Networking Reception & Exhibits

6:30 pm
  Conference Adjourns Day #1

                                       

Saturday, August 3, 2019


 
7:00–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast and Exhibits 

8:00–8:10 am    Announcements Day #2
Conference Directors 

Session 3
 
Shake-ups Ahead: Seismic Retrofits
8:10–9:00 am   KEYNOTE
Healthcare Reform: 20-20 Vision
John C. (Jack) Lewin, MD 

9:00–10:15 am   

Your Business Dashboard: Recognizing Broken Processes
Joseph M. Garcia, MBA
Your Biggest Compliance Risks
Martine Henry, Barbara Tauscher, MHA
Panel Discussion
Joseph M. Garcia, MBA, Martine Henry, Barbara Tauscher, MHA

10:15–10:45 am    Break and Exhibits

Session 4 
 
Stronger Space

10:45–11:45 am    Own Your Own? Build or Lease?
Frank Chapman, MBA
Making the Most of the Lease
Randy Farber
Panel Discussion
Frank Chapman, MBA, Randy Farber, Scott R. Ketover, MD, FASGE 

11:45 am–12:45 pm    Lunch and Exhibits

12:45 – 1:15 pm    KEYNOTE
From Hollywood to the (Other) Stars
John Mulchaey, PhD

Session 5 
 
Stronger ASCs 

 

1:15–1:45 pm   

KEYNOTE
Endoscope Reprocessing and Infection Transmission — An Update
Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE

1:45–2:45 pm    Fix or Replace? The Aging Endoscope and
‘Real’ Scope Costs per Case

Frank Chapman, MBA Can
We Do Advanced Endoscopy in the ASC? Should We?
David H. Robbins, MD, MSc, FASGE
Panel Discussion
Frank Chapman, MBA, David H. Robbins, MD, MSc, FASGE,
Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE

2:45–3:15 pm    Break and Exhibits 

Session 6 
 
Stronger Teams 

 

3:15–4:30 pm    Staff Productivity: What to Expect,
How to Assess & Use in Reviews

Barbara Tauscher, MHA
Best Practices for Advanced Practice Professionals (APPs)
Jill Olmstead, ANP-C, MSN
Panel Discussion
Jill Olmstead, ANP-C, MSN, David H. Robbins,
MD, MSc, FASGE, Barbara Tauscher, MHA

Session 7 
 
Stronger Partners  

 

4:30–5:15 pm
  The Late Debate
Taking in a Private Equity Partner—A Must!

James S. Leavitt, MD, James J. Weber, MD
Taking in a Private Equity Partner—A Bust!
Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, FASGE,
Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE 

5:15 pm    Conference Adjourns Day #2 


                                       

Sunday, August 4, 2019


 
7:00–8:00 am    Continental Breakfast
 
8:00–8:10 am    Announcements Day #3
Conference Directors

Session 8 
 
Fixing Your Fault Lines
8:10–8:50 am    The Road from Anarchy to Effective Teams
Edward Sun, MD, MBA, FASGE

8:50–9:30 am    Can We Extend our Staff and Advanced Practice Providers?
Moderator: James J. Weber, MD
Panelists: Joseph M. Garcia, MBA, Jill Olmstead,
ANP-C, MSN, David H. Robbins, MD, MSc,
FASGE, Edward Sun, MD, MBA, FASGE

9:30–10:00 am    Can Economics Drive the Triple Aim in the Office?
Lessons from Project SONAR

Lawrence R. Kosinski, MD, MBA 

10:00–10:30 am    Break

Session 9 
 
GO (2019)-ING, GO-ING, GONE
10:30–11:00 am    Squares and Towers: Where Are Physicians in the Power Struggle?
Lawrence R. Kosinski, MD, MBA

11:00–11:50 am    Production Pressure and Burn-Out: Strategies for Improving
the Health of Your Practice, Your Providers, and Your Staff

Moderator: Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE
Panelists: Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, FASGE, Joseph J.
Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE, Scott R. Ketover, MD, FASGE
 
11:50 am–Noon    Wrap Up
Conference Directors

Noon    Conference Adjourns