Annual Assembly 2016

Annual Assembly

Focusing on the Health of Your Practice

Health care is undergoing extensive transformation. This transition period requires physiatrists to remain astute to these changes and flexible in adapting your practice. In order to stay competitive, you must systematically evaluate your practice design and move it forward to meet changing reimbursement and practice models.

The “Focusing on the Health of Your Practice” sessions are designed to enhance your understanding of the changes and opportunities currently available in health care. This focused theme will take you beyond the day-to-day practice challenges and help you understand what the future holds for physiatry in this changing health care landscape. Check out a few session highlights of this theme below. 

Session Highlights:

  • 302. The Team, the Physiatrist, and Patient Outcomes: An Iterative Problem-Solving Approach to Improve Team Effectiveness

Thursday, October 20 | 11 am-12:30 pm
Dale C. Strasser, MD (Session Director)

  • 303. Optimizing Physician/Health System Alignment: How to Empower Physicians and Administrators to Work Constructively Together in a Changing Health Care Environment

Thursday, October 20 | 2 pm-3:30 pm
Jeffrey E. Oken, MD (Session Director)

  • 304. Leaning In: Women and Leadership in Physiatry

Thursday, October 20 | 4 pm-5:30 pm
Kathleen R. Bell, MD (Session Director)

  • 317. Integration of Rehabilitation Programs in Different Health Care Settings: The Practice of Rehabilitation in an Era of Consolidation

Friday, October 21 | 7:30 am-9 am
Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH (Session Director)

  • 318. The MACRA Primer: Preparing for the New Quality Payment Program

Friday, October 21 | 2:30 pm-4 pm
Mark Huang, MD (Session Director)
Scott R. Laker, MD (Session Director)

  • 308. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as a Driving Force of Value Based Medicine

Friday, October 21 | 4:30 pm-6 pm
Jonathan H. Whiteson, MD (Session Director)

  • 314. Increasing Vitality and Preventing Burn Out: Review of the Evidence and How to Implement a Practical Plan for a Long and Happy Career

Saturday, October 22 | 4:15 pm-5:45 pm
Karen Barr, MD (Session Director)