Session Schedule

Full Program

Friday, January 26 Title Speaker(s)
8 - 9 a.m. Keynote Session: Leading with Purpose
Nicholas Pearce PhD
8 - 9 a.m. Is there a Case on That? Vicki Myckowiak JD
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. What’s New in Anesthesia and Pain Management for 2024 Deena Gauthier CPC, CDEO, CANPC, CGSC
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. How to build and sustain real partnership with C-Suites Donald Arnold MD, FASA; Elmer Choi MD, PHD, FASA, MBA; Sonya Pease MD, MBA, FASA
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. The Business Case for Environmental Sustainability in Anesthesiology Brian Chesebro MD; Lucinda Everett MD; Jodi Sherman MD
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Streamlining the Revenue Cycle Process Doris Branker CHC, CPMA, CIRCC, CANPC, CEMC
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Valuing CPT (and Anesthesia) Codes: The RUC and what you need to know Amr Abouleish MD, MBA, FASA; Neal Cohen MD, MPH, MS; Gordon Morewood MD, FASA, MBA, FASE
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Weaponized Reporting--When the Pen is Deadlier than the Sword Zachary Deutch MD, FASA; Steven Shafer MD, FASA
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Promoting Wellbeing Through Conflict Resolution Management Rita Agarwal MD, FASA; Jason Cheng DO
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Roundtables: Session 1  
1:50 - 2:20 p.m. Roundtables: Session 2  
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Anesthesia Coding & Billing Conundrums
Bellinger Moody RHIA, CPC-I, CPC, CCP
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Emerging Independence - How previously employed physicians can take the reins and set up their own independent practice Jack Dillon MA, MBA; Jason Greenberg MD; Henry Kamali MD; Stan Morton CEO
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Optimizing Economics of Pain Medicine in the Anesthesia Group Practice Maxim Eckmann MD; Jay Grider DO, PHD, MBA; Gary Schwartz MD, FASA
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Anesthesia Staffing Models: Optimization, Cost Analysis and Practicality Martha Kelley CMPE, MS; David Leachman MD, FASA, MBA, FACHE
4 - 5 p.m. Anesthesia Payments: How your case gets billed and how you get paid! Kelly Dennis MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPMA, CPC, CPC-I
4 - 5 p.m. How Payment Issues Affecting Anesthesiologists Intersect with Advocacy Manuel Bonilla MS; Lois Connolly MD, FASA, FACHE; Jonathan Gal MD, FASA, MBA, MS
4 - 5 p.m. Building a Culture of Change; Strategies to Foster Adaptation & Adjustment at the Employee, Leader and Organizational Level Elizabeth Duggan MD, MA; Chris Glover MD; Crystal Wright MD, FASA
4 - 5 p.m. Basics of Operating Room Management Mark Hudson MD, MBA, FASA; Cynthia Wells MD
Saturday, January 27  
8 - 9 a.m. Financialization of Healthcare: What’s All This Brouhaha? Lawton Burns PhD
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. What You Must Know About Hospital and Payor Contracting Alexander Choi MD, MPH, FASA; Ron Howrigon AA; Mark Weiss JD
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Billing and Coding for Anesthesia and Related Services Christopher Troianos MD, FASA, FASE
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Innovation and Big Thinking for Anesthesia in 2030 Moeed Azam MD, MBA, FASA; John Beard MD; Kevin Tremper MD, PHD, FACA
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Leadership, Self-Development, and Coaching: Techniques, Resources, & Skills to Enhance Leadership Capacity John Laur MD, FASA, MSC, CPE; Drew Lawson MD; David Zvara MD
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Aligning ASA Quality Priorities with the Quality Payment Program, Clinical Guidance, and Workforce Thomas Miller PhD; Matthew Popovich PhD
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Negotiating Hospital Contracts Workshop Mark Weiss JD; Alexander Choi MD, MPH, FASA; Ron Howrigon AA
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Mental Fitness Training: Leadership, Self-Development, and Coaching  Workshop John Laur MD, MSc, FASA; Drew Lawson MD; David Zvara MD
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Roundtables: Session 1  
1:50 - 2:20 p.m. Roundtables: Session 2  
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Professional Liability: Things Every Anesthesiologist Should Know Vilma Joseph MD; Alan Marco MD; Erik Smith MD
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Anesthesiologists and Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Building a Value-Based Partnership Katherine Grichnik MD, MS; James Mesrobian MD, MBA, FACHE, FASA; Arnaldo Valedon MD, FASA
4 - 5 p.m. President's Address & Townhall Donald Arnold MD, FASA; Manuel Bonilla MS; Lois Connolly MD, FASA, FACHE; Ronald Harter MD, FASA; Brian Reilly
Sunday, January 28  
8 - 9 a.m. Addressing Physician Burnout and Creating a Strong Team Culture Jesse Ehrenfeld MD, MPH, FASA; Ronald Harter MD, FASA
9:15 - 10:45 a.m. How to Respond to Payer Audits Vicki Myckowiak JD; Amy Turner RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP
9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Thinking Out Of the Box: Innovative Approaches to the Anesthesia Work Force Shortage Ioana Pasca MD; Ronald Pearl MD, PHD, FASA; Sonya Pease MD, MBA, FASA
9:15 - 11:15 a.m. Career Journey: From Personal Branding to Vision & Execution, Everything You Need to Know! Mada Helou MD, FASA; James Hill MD, FASA
11 a.m. - Noon Acute Pain Management Hot Topics Amy Turner RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP
11 a.m. - Noon To Grow or Not to Grow: Planning Ahead to Preserve Your Independent Anesthesia Practice Howard Greenfield MD; Shena Scott MBA, FACMPE; Judith Semo JD, ESQ
11 a.m. - Noon Getting Your First Job and Keeping It Molly Kraus MD, FASA; Lori Marshall MD, FASA; W. Sumrall, III MD, FASA

Date of last update: November 15, 2023