Managing Your Long Term Care Private Practice

Mar 11, 2010 ‐ Mar 14, 2010


The majority of AMDA members report practicing long term care medicine as part of an ambulatory care or academic practice. However, a growing number of members are specializing in long term care. This type of practice presents new opportunities and challenges which include: clinical advantages of a focused practice; opportunity for enhanced productivity; greater likelihood of obtaining medical directorships and potential to justify a higher medical director stipend due to single focus. A medical practice, just like a patient, is a complex assembly of systems and subsystems. For both, the best outcomes are usually obtained through intention, not happenstance. This session will offer ‘best practices’, models, and resources for primary care physicians who are interested in building a focused long term care medicine practice. Presenters are active AMDA members from the following settings: rural long term care solo practitioner; physician leader of full spectrum geriatric practice; physician leader of long term care multi-specialty practice; and senior management partners from a geriatric practice management company.


Learning Objectives


  • Discuss how to start a long term care practice.
  • Identify and implement strategies to grow a long term care practice.
  • Discuss and avoid common pitfalls associated with long term care.
  • Describe effective tools to enhance productivity and still maintain job satisfaction

Presenter(s)
Scott Kuhlman, MBA; Rod Baird, MS; Michael Wasserman, MD; Gregory Zydiak, MD, CMD; Kenneth Kubitschek, MD

Presenter Disclosures
Rod Baird, MS - Geriatric Practice Management, Inc.: Stakeholder, Officer, Employee; Provides studies to be discussed in presentation
Kenneth Kubitschek, MD - Geriatric Practice Management, Inc.: Shareholder; Employee: Company provide services that will be discussed in presentation
Scott Kuhlman, MBA - Geriatric Practice Management, Inc.: Stakeholder, Officer, Employee; Provides studies to be discussed in presentation
Michael Wasserman, MD - Senior Care of Colorado: Owner
Gregory Zydiak, MD, CMD - Zydiak Medical Enterprises, LCC: Written and promoting The Long Term Care Practice Manual on my website - www.geriatric-medicine-made-practical-and-profitable.com

Accreditation
The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDCP Credit Designation:
This session has been approved for a total of 3.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

Target Audience
Physicians in Long Term Care

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