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Session Information

CRS C029 - Advanced Practice Management: Mini MBA

Tuition fee and ticket required for admission


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 6.00

Location: Room B112/113

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Director: Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD, FAAD


  • Carrie Cherveny
  • Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD
  • Michael H. Gold, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Andrew Todd Jaffe, MD, FAAD
  • Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD
  • Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • David Michael Pariser, MD, FAAD
  • Steven P. Rosenberg, MD, FAAD
  • Daniel M. Siegel, MD, MS, FAAD
  • Stacy R. Smith, MD, FAAD
  • Darlene Tomlinson, MBA
  • David Wagener, MBA, CPA
  • Robert A. Weiss, MD, FAAD
  • Allan S. Wirtzer, MD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the economic trends and regulatory demands of private and academic dermatology practice.
  • Analyze the need and cost benefit analysis of electronic health records.
  • Manage the legal issues associated with clinical practice.

This course will delve into the economics, structure, regulatory demands and challenges of today's dermatology practices. It will both touch on the basics as well as deal with advanced concepts of practice management and ways to better understand and enhance your practice. It is relevant to both academic and private practice dermatologists. The format will be presentations that will be augmented with audience questions and discussion.


Tuesday, March 05
9:00 AMIntroduction and Overview / Dr. Nestor
9:15 AMDermatology Practice Models: MBA Core Concepts / Wagener
9:45 AMKeeping up with Insurance and Regulatory Demands / Tomlinson
10:05 AMReimbursement Trends / Dr. Coldiron
10:20 AMSurviving a Medicare Audit / Dr. Nestor
10:35 AMEconomic Challenges and Academic Dermatology / Dr. Lebwohl
10:50 AMQ and A: Panel Discussion / Dr. Nestor, Dr. Coldiron, Dr. Lebwohl, Wagener, and Tomlinson
11:00 AMOptimized CPT Coding and Documentation / Dr. Wirtzer
11:15 AMElectronic Health Records I: Will I lose Money? / Dr. Kaufmann
11:30 AMElectronic Health Records II: Meaningful Usefulness? / Dr. Siegel
11:45 AMQ and A: Panel Discussion / Dr. Kaufmann, Dr. Siegel, and Dr. Wirtzer
2:00 PMThe Use of Physician Extenders / Dr. Pariser
2:15 PMOffice Base Dispensing: Brand vs. Private Label / Dr. Gold
2:30 PMEconomics of Office Based Clinical Trials / Dr. Smith
2:45 PMQ and A: Panel Discussion / Dr. Gold, Dr. Pariser, and Dr. Smith
3:00 PMEconomics of Fillers and Toxins / Dr. Monheit
3:15 PMDevices: Economic Considerations / Dr. Weiss
3:30 PMOptimizing Your Cosmetic Practice: Patient Loyalty / Dr. Jaffe
3:45 PMQuestions and Answers: Panel Discussion / Dr. Weiss
4:00 PMAvoiding Problems with “The Board of Medicine” / Dr. Rosenberg
4:15 PMStark Violations: Dermatopathology Laboratories / Nuland
4:30 PMDealing with Employees: EEOC, Department of Labor / Cherveny
4:45 PMQ and A: Panel Discussion / Dr. Rosenberg, Nuland, and Cherveny