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2018 MCC & PLI Conference Saturday classes

Saturday June 9, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 am
The Pace Picks Up: MACRA and Value-Based Payment in 2018 and Beyond

After a period of uncertainty, CMS has committed to moving forward with Medicare value-based payment initiatives. Providers must navigate regulatory changes, new legislative requirements, and an array of participation options. This session addresses key considerations in addressing this fast- changing area, including:

•           History and status of CMS value-based programs

•           Summary of the current Quality Payment Program (including the new Cost category and other changes for Year 2)

•           Participation options for different kinds of providers and practices.

•           Sec. Azar’s “Bolder Moves” Initiative and upcoming CMS models.

SPEAKER: Neal D. Shah, JD, Polsinelli PC, Chicago, IL

8:30am - 11:115 am
You spoke we listened! Efforts to Empower Women Physicians

Women are changing the physician workforce and may soon outnumber men.  However, according to the American Medical Association, there is a gender inequality in medicine that has resulted in “a lack of women in leadership positions, a gender pay gap, [and] stereotypes.”   This program has been designed to foster discussion about counseling and supporting women physicians in the workplace, including:

  • Effectively negotiating employment arrangements and independent contracts in a manner that promotes equitable compensation and career advancement.
  • Breaking down barriers, including how to recognize and respond to harassment and other illegal conduct in the workplace.
  • Marketing, self-promotion, and tools—such as executive coaching—to help women physicians achieve their career goals.

PANEL: Melinda Malecki, JD,
Michael Holy, JD,
Julie Bird, CPA

9:00 – 10:00 am NON-CLE
Communication in Medicine

The Chief Medical Officer at Rush Medical Center will address the importance of communication in medicine.

SPEAKER: Omar B. Lateef, DO, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

10:00 – 10:15 am        

10:15 – 11:15 am NON-CLE
Cannabis Debate

The medical community has been the center of a vigorous debate surrounding the appropriate use of medical cannabis, under what conditions to permit it and how to regulate it. Panelists will have a moderated debate about certifying patients for cannabis use and the pros and cons to patients’ utilization of cannabis.

SPEAKERS: Ashwani K. Garg, MD, North Shore Medical Group, Glenview, IL
Jerrold B. Leikin, MD, Director of Medical Toxicology, NorthShore University Health System – OMEGA, Clinical Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Glenview, IL

MODERATOR: David J. Banayan MD, MSc, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Section of Psychiatry & Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

11:15 am – 1:30pm
Anatomy of a Malpractice Lawsuit

Receiving your first (or any) notice of being summoned in a medical malpractice lawsuit can be a frightening time. Lawyers on this panel will provide real-world perspectives in medical malpractice litigation by discussing hot topics relating to malpractice claims, notice requirements, selecting and handling medical expert witnesses, deposition and trial preparation, jury selection, and settlement strategies. The presentation will also address the impact of tort reform on medical malpractice lawsuits.

SPEAKER: Michael Cogan, JD, Cogan & Power PC, Chicago, IL

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