Fundamentals of Practice Management

Session Description: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the economic, business and regulatory principles essential to running a successful anesthesia practice.

Fundamentals of Practice Management
Friday, January 17, 2020

Brian M. Parker, M.D.  Michael Simon, M.D.

Moderators: Brian M. Parker, M.D. and Michael Simon, M.D.

Who Should Attend:

  • Physician anesthesiologists with less than five (5) years of practice management experience
  • Physician anesthesiologists seeking a leadership role within their group or practice
  • Anesthesia administrators
  • Residents and Fellows

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain basic risk management and compliance issues in anesthesia practice.
  2. Summarize concepts for operating room management and how to use operational data.
  3. Explain current basic anesthesia billing and coding requirements.
  4. Recognize the importance of clinical compliance and regulatory agency oversight.
  5. Explain how to set up a quality program for your practice.


Friday, January 17, 2020
Time Title Speaker

6:30 – 7 a.m.

Continental Breakfast



Leadership and Professionalism


7 – 7:35 a.m.

Professional Citizenship

Jeffrey Plagenhoef, M.D., FASA

7:35 – 8:10 a.m.

Risk Management and Compliance

Jeffery Vender, M.D., FCCM, FCCP, M.B.A.

8:10 – 8:45 a.m.

Navigating Medical Staff Issues

Randall M. Clark, M.D., FASA

8:45 – 9 a.m.



9 – 9:30 a.m.




O.R. Management 101: What Is Your Groups Value Proposition?


9:30 – 10:05 a.m.

The Anesthesia Clinical Director: Critical Leadership Role in the O.R.

Aaron J. West, M.D., M.B.A.

10:05 – 10:40 a.m.

O.R. Capacity: Allocating a Valuable Resource – Basics of Block Scheduling

John P. Lawrence, M.D., M.Ed.

10:40 – 11:15 a.m.

O.R. Metrics: Tracking the Right Data – Provider and Hospital Perspectives

Michael Simon, M.D., M.B.A., FASA

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.



11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.




The Devil's in the Details…


1 – 1:35 p.m.

Accreditation and Regulatory Surveys

Donald Arnold, M.D., FASA

1:35 – 2:10 p.m.

The Nuts and Bolts of Coding and Payment

Sharon K. Merrick, M.S., CCS-P

2:10 – 2:45 p.m.

Contracting with Your Hospital: Negotiating Your Employment Contract

Judith Jurin Semo, Esq., J.D.

2:45 – 3 p.m.



3 – 3:30 p.m.




Quality in Your Practice


3:30 – 4:05 p.m.

Measuring Quality Data and Reporting

Matthew Popovich, Ph.D.

4:05 – 4:40 p.m.

Setting Up a Quality Program in Your Department

Spiro Spanakis, D.O.

4:40 – 5:15 p.m.

Using IT to Improve Group Quality

Mark Deshur, M.D., M.B.A., FASA

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.



5:30 p.m.



5:30 – 7 p.m.

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall




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