Annual Assembly 2017

Annual Assembly

Building and Maintaining Medicolegal Work in Your Physiatric Practice

Intro/Course Overview
Martin P. Lanoff, MD

8:30 am-8:40 am         

How to Perform LTC/Life Planning
Joe G. Gonzales, MD, CLCP

  • Introduction to Life Care Planning/Life Care Planning Methodology
  • Physiatry's Relevancy to Life Care Planning
  • How to Make Life Care Planning a Part of Your Existing Physiatric Practice
8:40 am-9:30 am
How to Perform an Effective Medicolegal File Review
Martin P. Lanoff, MD
  • Requestor’s expectations
  • Authoring an exemplary report
  • Ethical/procedural review guidlelines
  • Common mistakes/pitfalls of file review
  • Goals of review
  • Common attorney questions asked of reviewers
9:30 am-10:15 am

10:15 am-10:30 am           
How to Give Effective Expert Witness Testimony 
Martin P. Lanoff, MD
  • Traits of successful expert witnesses
  • Testifying venues
  • Discovery vs. evidence deposition testimony
  • Trial testimony
  • Ethics of expert testimony
  • Deposition/trial preparation
  • Pitfalls of expert testimony
10:30 am-11:15 am
What the Attorney Expects During Your Testimony
James F. Hewson, JD
  • Expert’s report expectations
  • Opposing counsel strategies/goals
  • Retaining counsel strategies/goals
  • Desirable/undesirable expert witness traits and behaviors
  • Witness preparation
  • Common opposing attorney goals/tactics
11:15 am-Noon
Lunch on Own

Noon-1 pm
How to Perform an Effective IME Exam      
Steve R. Geiringer, MD
  • Exam techniques
  • Exam scheduling
  • Ethical/procedural exam guidelines
  • Exam performance tips
1 pm-1:45 pm
Fraud and Abuse in Medicolegal Arena 
Steve R. Geiringer, MD
  • How to spot fraud and abuse
  • EMG issues
  • Interventional issues
  • Treatment issues
  • How to testify on these issues
1:45 pm-2:30 pm

2:30 pm-2:45 pm
How to Build and Maintain a Successful Medicolegal Practice
Steve R. Geiringer, MD and Martin P. Lanoff, MD
  • Marketing techniques
  • Case manager/adjustor relations
  • Billing/collecting standards and techniques
  • Building a strong reputation
  • Expert risk management techniques
  • CV preparation for expert work
  • Developing a niche in the marketplace
  • Personal stories
  • Why physiatry is the perfect specialty for expert work
  • Pitfalls/failures of expert work to avoid
2:45 pm-3:30 pm
How to Author an Effective Medicolegal Report    
Steve R. Geiringer, MD and Martin P. Lanoff, MD

3:30 pm-4:15 pm
Ask the Experts
All Faculty
4:15 pm-5 pm


Faculty and topics subject to change.