Physicians committed to patient safety and comfort.

2017 Spring Conference

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Speaker Handouts

Regulatory Update: MACRA and Registry Reporting Options
Matthew Popovich, PhD, American Society of Anesthesiologists

Measurement Milieu: ASA Processes Today, Meeting Practice Needs Tomorrow
Matthew Popovich, PhD, American Society of Anesthesiologists

What Data Government Payers Want to See and How They Use It
Marc Leib, MD, JD, American Society of Anesthesiologists

Out-of-Network Payment: The Most Confusing Public Health Topic You'll Ever Love
Sherif Zaafran, MD, Ad Hoc Committee on Out of Network Payment, US Anesthesia Partners


Dear Colleagues,

As highly trained physicians, we are comfortable with caring for a wide range of patients with any number of underlying medical problems. However, when it comes to adapting to the rapidly changing regulatory environment, there are frequently issues that extend significantly out of our comfort zone. Identifying the most relevant changes in a timely fashion is a necessary component of maintaining a healthy practice that is able to best serve our patients within the complex network of government oversight. To achieve a better understanding of these issues, our MSA Spring Conference will focus on practice management. The conference will be held on Saturday, May 20th at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront.

We are fortunate to have three experts in the most recent hot topics of practice management scheduled to present during the Spring Conference. Dr. Sherif Zaafran will discuss out of network billing issues, an area that has recently received significant attention in the lay press. Dr. Marc Leib will present highly pertinent information regarding what data government payors want to see and how they use it. In addition, Dr. Matthew Popovich will speak on some of the nuts and bolts of MACRA and how the ASA is working to help meet the quality reporting needs of practices now and in the future. There will be ample time for questions and discussion during the course of the conference.

A refreshing brunch will be provided, with plenty of time to network with colleagues and interact with exhibitors. Furthermore, Dr. J.P. Abenstein, Past President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, will be providing us with an update of current ASA business. Please stick around after the lectures for the business meeting, which includes the election of MSA Officers. With excellent presentations by these leading experts in practice management, the MSA Spring Conference is sure to be an educational and enjoyable day.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Adam Niesen, MD

Chair, MSA Education Committee


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Schedule of Events

7:00 - 7:55 AM
Registration and Coffee with Exhibitors

7:55 - 8:00 AM
Welcome Remarks

Adam Niesen, MD, Chair, MSA Education Committee

8:00 - 8:45 AM
Surprise Billing and Network Inadequacy
Sherif Zaafran, MD, Ad Hoc Committee on Out of Network Payment, US Anesthesia Partners

8:45 - 9:30 AM
Regulatory Update: MACRA and Registry Reporting Options

Matthew Popovich, PhD, Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, American Society of Anesthesiologists

9:30 - 9:45 AM
Expert Panel Discussion – Question & Answer

Sherif Zaafran, MD, and Matthew Popovich, PhD

9:45 - 10:45 AM
Brunch with Exhibitors
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Update

JP Abenstein, MSEE, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester

10:45 - 11:30 AM
Measurement Milieu: ASA Processes Today, Meeting Practice Needs Tomorrow

Matthew Popovich, PhD, Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, American Society of Anesthesiologists

11:30 - 12:15 PM
What Data Government Payers Want to See and How They Use It

Marc Leib, MD, JD, Chair, Committee on Economics, American Society of Anesthesiologists

12:15 - 12:30 PM
Expert Panel Discussion – Question & Answer

Matthew Popovich, PhD, and Marc Leib, MD, JD

12:30 - 1:00 PM
MSA Business Meeting and Officer Elections

1:00 PM
Adjournment and Executive Committee Meeting


Continuing Medical Education Credit Offered


Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

MOCA Statement: This activity contributes to the CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.


Exhibitor Opportunities


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Event Details

Start
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 7:00am
Location
Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront

 
11 East Kellogg Boulevard St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 United States

 
Prices

MSA Members: Complimentary
Wisconsin (WSA) Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $100

Cancellation/
Refund/
No Show Policy

Cancellations received by the office at least five (5) business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.