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Annual Assembly

Expert Medical Legal Work in Physiatric Practice


 

Wednesday, November 13
8 am-5 pm  

     
     
     
     
     

Designed for all physiatrists, this full-day precourse will help you learn how to diversify into new areas to increase your revenue potential. Attendees will walk away knowing how to establish themselves as medicolegal experts to supplement their practice and understand the logistics of running that part of their practice efficiently.  

  • Seasoned experts will explain the legal system, it’s procedures, and customs and how to navigate them. They will review the skills needed to master performance of independent file reviews for legal entities, to perform an effective IME exam, and to testify at deposition, trial or arbitration.
  • A veteran attorney will discuss what a retaining legal vendor looks for in an effective expert’s report, exam or testimony. An experienced life care planner will discuss the techniques, training, and certification necessary to perform the ever-evolving and relevant life care plan.
  • Finally, building a medicolegal practice including marketing and sustaining that aspect of your practice and the veteran panel’s successful experiences will be discussed.

This course will be informal and informational with ample opportunity to meet the faculty. It's intent is to demystify the process and familiarize the attendee with the type of knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to start a medicolegal practice and will instill confidence in the ability to build and maintain it.

Course Director and Faculty

Director:

  • Martin P. Lanoff, MD, FAAPMR

Faculty:

  • David L. Bagnall, MD, FAAPMR
  • Steve R. Geiringer, MD, FAAPMR
  • Joe G. Gonzales, MD, FAAPMR
  • James F. Hewson, JD

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to comprehend the process of the worker’s compensation vs. personal injury arenas and the systems and procedures involved in each.
  • Participants will be able to be an effective expert witness, report author, and IME examiner.
  • Participants will be able to market, build, and maintain an ethical expert witness practice, as an adjunct to a clinical practice.
  • Participants will be able to comprehend how to prepare a long-term care and life plan.

A Word from the Course Director

AA19_Martin Lanoff“This course has an all-star lineup of distinguished, seasoned lecturers designed to help demystify the process of incorporating medicolegal work into your practice. Realizing the ease with which one can transition from simply being a practicing physician to a legal expert is one of the main goals of this course.”—Martin P. Lanoff, MD, FAAPMR


Agenda

7:30 am-8 am                           Registration Open/Breakfast

8 am-8:05 am                           Introductions
                                                   
Martin P. Lanoff, MD, FAAPMR

8:05 am-8:45 am                      How to Perform an Effective ML File Review
                                                   
Martin P. Lanoff, MD, FAAPMR

8:45 am-9:30 am                      How to Perform an Effective IME Exam                                
                                                   
David L. Bagnall, MD, FAAPMR

9:30 am-10:15 am                    Long-Term Care and Life Planning
                                                   
Joe G. Gonzales, MD, FAAPMR

10:15 am-10:30 am                   Break

10:30 am-11:15 am                   How to Give Effective Expert Witness Testimony
                                                     
Martin P. Lanoff, MD, FAAPMR

11:15 am-12 pm                        Traits of a Good Expert: A Defense Attorney's
                                                     Perspective
                                                     
James F. Hewson, JD

12 pm-1 pm                               Lunch

1 pm-1:45 pm                            Video Deposition Critique
                                                     
David L. Bagnall, MD, FAAPMR; Steve R. Geiringer, MD,
                                                     FAAPMR; 
James F. Hewson, JD; and Martin P. Lanoff, MD,
                                                     FAAPMR

1:45 pm-2:15 pm                       How to Market Your Practice
                                                     
Martin P. Lanoff, MD, FAAPMR

2:15 pm-2:30 pm                       Break

2:30 pm-3:15 pm                       How to Build a Successful ML Practice  
                                                     
David L. Bagnall, MD, FAAPMR; Steve R. Geiringer, MD,
                                                     FAAPMR; and Martin P. Lanoff, MD, FAAPMR

3:15 pm-4 pm                             Experts Discuss Medicolegal Pearls
                                                     
David L. Bagnall, MD, FAAPMR; Steve R. Geiringer, MD,
                                                      FAAPMR; and Martin P. Lanoff, MD, FAAPMR

4 pm-4:30 pm                             Experts Q & A

4:30 pm-5 pm                             Meet the Experts/Closing Remarks and Adjourn

 

Pricing


Expert Medical Legal Work in Physiatric Practice


Early-Bird (May 15-September 18)
 Regular (September 19- Onsite)
 Member Pricing $650  $750 
 Nonmember Pricing $795  $895 

 

Who Should Attend?

Physicians who wish to know how to establish themselves as medicolegal experts to
supplement their practice and understand the logistics of running that part of their practice efficiently.

Accreditation

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Academy Tested, Board Approved!

The 2019 Annual Assembly Preconference Courses have been approved by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) for Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®) Part II Self-Assessment credit.  Attendees must complete a post-test to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, which will be commensurate with the number of CME available for each precourse.