Early Career Practice Management Essentials
Education Program

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and Boston Scientific have joined together to partner on an initiative aimed at fulfilling a need for education in GI practice management amongst Advanced Fellows and Early Career Physicians (physicians less than five years out of fellowship).

Through the generous donation from Boston Scientific to the ASGE Beyond Our Walls campaign, Boston Scientific and ASGE have embarked on a new program to develop a series of online learning modules designed to provide comprehensive education on the following topics related to GI endoscopy:

  1. Reimbursement
  2. Quality
  3. Practice Management (Series coming soon)
  4. Changing Healthcare Landscape (Series coming soon)

These modules are in GI Leap, ASGE’s online learning platform, and will be available to Advanced Fellows and Early Career Physicians at no charge.

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Reimbursement 101 Learning Series


Reimbursement 101: The Basics
Presented by: Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, MACP, FASGE

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Description

Dr. Littenberg provides an overview of the Early Career Practice Management Essentials Program in this introductory module to the series. This module highlights the various components of reimbursement including how payment is determined, the importance of proper coding and complete documentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the essentials of coding, coverage and payment
  • Examine the reimbursement process from the initial service to claim payments
  • Identify the relative Relative Value Units (RVUs) and physician payment calculation
  • Understand the importance of complete documentation and its role in practice audits and reimbursement process
Contents

Module 1: Components of Reimbursement

  • Overview of coding, coverage and payment

Module 2: The Reimbursement Process

  • Overview of the process from the initial service to claim payment/adjudication
  • Called the Revenue Cycle by practice management professionals

Module 3: Physician Coding and Payment

  • Physician Coding
  • Overview of relative RVUs
  • MD payment calculation

Module 4: Importance of Complete Documentation

  • Role in our reimbursement process
  • Protection in practice audits

Bonus Module: Unlisted Procedure Billing Tools

  • Deeper dive into the details of how to do billing, coding and to pursue reimbursement for unlisted procedures
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Quality 101 Learning Series


Quality 101: The Basics
Presented by:
Lukejohn W. Day, MD, FASGE
Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, MS
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS, FASGE
Jose Nieto, DO, FASGE
Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE
Eun Ji Shin, MD, PhD

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Description

The second of four essential modules in the Early Career Practice Management Essentials Program series, Quality 101: The Basics reviews core topics that cover the basic foundation on quality in endoscopy for advanced fellows and physicians beginning their endoscopy careers. The series provides key insight to maintain a high-quality endoscopy unit, understand key quality indicators in endoscopy, the importance of efficiency, and infection control in endoscopy. The series additionally reviews advanced endoscopy procedures such as ERCP and EUS and includes a bonus module on the importance and benefit of providing the optimal patient experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Define key components to a high-quality endoscopy unit
  • Identify the key quality indicators of a colonoscopy
  • Review the metrics and develop workflow processes to achieve efficiency
  • Understand endoscope-associated infections and reports on transmissions
  • Know why quality makers are important in advanced endoscopy procedures
  • Measure the patient experience and the factors that influence the experience
Contents
Module 1: What Constitutes a High-Quality Endoscopy Unit?
  • Overview of the importance of quality in an endoscopy unit
  • How to start a quality program

 Module: 2: Quality Indicators for Colonoscopy

  • Review quality Indicators and the fundamentals of a high-quality exam
  • Discussion on the fundamentals of a high-quality exam

Module 3: Improving Efficiency in Endoscopy Units     

  • Define efficiency and what has been learned from the business community
  • Review reports on efficiency in GI healthcare
  • Discuss ways to improve efficiency in your endoscopy unit

Module 4: Infection Control in GI Endoscopy

  • Review endoscope-related infection transmissions
  • Review how duodenoscope infections are acquired
  • Discuss the challenges in reprocessing

Module 5: Quality Markers in Advanced Endoscopy: ERCP and EUS

  • Discuss the importance, uniformity and guidelines followed in advanced endoscopy
  • Overview on advanced endoscopy training and review training assessment statistics
  • Review quality indicators for ERCP and EUS

Bonus Module: The Patient Experience

  • Discuss the importance of benefits
  • Review measurement of the patient experience
  • Overview of the factors influencing and methods to improve the patient experience

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