Annual Assembly 2018

Annual Assembly





Navigating Early-Career Decisions for Success in Physiatry Practice


Registration and Breakfast

7 am-8 am
Welcome, Introductions and Overview
Michele L. Arnold, MD, FAAPMR and Jeffrey S. Johns, MD, FAAPMR
8 am-8:15 am        

Leadership Skills
Jennifer Zumsteg, MD, FAAPMR

  • Involvement in Local Hospital Committees
  • Organized Medicine
    • Alphabet Soup – Definitions and Pros/Cons
    • Why Get Involved?

8:15 am-10 am   
10 am-10:15 am  

Measuring Performance

  • Compensation Metrics – Michele L. Arnold, MD
    • wRVUs, Conversion Factor, Patient Satisfaction, Quality Process, and Outcomes Measures
  • Quality Metrics and Reporting – Beth Radtke & Kavitha Neerukonda
  • Compliance – Beth Radtke & Kavitha Neerukonda
    • EHR, MIPS, Registries, Alternative Payment Models

10:15 am-11:30 am
CV Preparation, Job Search, Interview Skills and Contract Negotiations--Part 1
Michael Laiche, MBA
11:30 am-12 pm            

Lunch Presentation: Working with Industry Partners
Moderator: Charlotte H. Smith, MD
Speaker: Kevin O’Brien, MERZ North America

    12 pm-1 pm
    CV Preparation, Job Search, Interview Skills and Contract Negotiations--Part 2
    Michael Laiche, MBA
    1 pm-1:30 pm

    AAPM&R Resources
    Annie D. Purcell, DO, FAAPMR
    1:30 pm-2 pm 

    Licensure, Credentialing and MOC

    • Where to start? – Jeffrey S. Johns, MD
      • Priorities and Timing for Obtaining Licensure
      • Getting Credentialed/Privileges
      • MOC
    • PIP and CQI – Michele L. Arnold, MD
      • Not just about meeting requirements but about improving patient care

    2 pm-2:45 pm      

    2:45 pm-3 pm

    Words of Wisdom for Your Practice

    • Private/Self-Employed
      Omar F. Selod, DO, Annie D. Purcell, DO
    • Group (Single Specialty vs Multi-Specialty)
      Michele L. Arnold, MD
    • Academic
      Jennifer M. Zumsteg, MD
    • VA/Government Employee
      Lance L. Goetz, MD
    • Medical Directorships
      Michele L. Arnold, MD
    • Alternative Practice Models- PMR ‘Hospitalists’, Post-acute Providers, Continuum Managers, Boutique Practices
      Charlotte H. Smith, MD
    • Marketing Your Practice
      Charlotte H. Smith, MD
    • Reinventing Your Career 
      Jeffrey S. Johns, MD

    3 pm-4:30 pm 
    Closing Advice/Q&A
    All Faculty 
    4:30 pm-5 pm 

     Faculty and topics subject to change