Program Description

The 2016-17 Medical-Dental-Legal Update
  • Monday

    • "Things I Wish I Knew Last Year" Louis Kuritzky, MD

      Practitioner and award winning clinical instructor, Louis Kuritzky, MD, reviews a variety of clinically relevant items that despite their utility are not well known. His discussion includes use of Nitroglycerin to treat tennis elbow, Memantine for apathy in Alzheimer’s disease, Gabapentin to treat cough, Simvastatin to heal venous insufficiency ulcer, Tramadol to address premature ejaculation, and more.

    • The Anti-aging Benefits of Exercise and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Barry A. Franklin, PhD

      Internationally renowned physiologist and cardiac rehabilitation specialist, Barry D. Franklin, PhD, reviews the extensive research linking cardiovascular fitness and regular exercise to decrease in mortality. Areas covered include aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance; walking as a predictor of longevity; cognitive and sexual function; aging and disability; and high risk activities.

    • Optimizing the Healthcare Practice Revenue Cycle Amy J. Cerruti

      Revenue cycle expert and consultant, Amy J. Cerutti, lays out the full spectrum of revenue cycle functions, common pitfalls for each and then uses case studies to demonstrate ways in which the entire process can be optimized. Areas covered include front end, mid-cycle and back end functions, the impact of patient responsible dollars, and performance metrics.

    • Identifying Professional Risks and Insuring Against Them Ike Z. Devji, Esq.

      Asset protection specialist, Ike Z. Devji, Esq., reviews the many business risks associated with healthcare practices along with the insurance solutions designed to cover them. Areas covered include disability, key personnel and overhead insurance, employment related liability, data breach exposure, RAC audit insurance, executive liability, drug-based treatment exposure and premises liability, and more.

  • Tuesday

    • Winning before Trial: The Role of the Expert and Defendant Physician Witness Robert P. Siemion, Esq.

      Veteran malpractice defense attorney, Robert P. Siemion, Esq., draws upon 42 years of courtroom experience to discuss the often determinative roles of the expert and defendant physician witness and the do’s and don’ts of effective testimony.

    • HIV/AIDS Update Louis D. Saravolatz, MD,MACP

      Dramatic treatment advances have increased the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States ensuring that most physicians will encounter infected patients. Infectious disease specialist, Louis D. Saravolatz, MD, MACP, offers a comprehensive review for the non-specialist of the disease’s epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, clinical manifestations and current treatment options.

    • Reducing Stress by Increasing Financial Efficiency David B. Mandell, JD, MBA

      Attorney and financial management expert, David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, explores the tools available to increase employed and independent professionals’ financial efficiency and thus prospects for meeting practice and retirement objectives. Areas covered include benefit planning including qualified and non-qualified plans, captive insurance companies in light of recent statutory changes, retirement planning and more.

    • Understanding, Preventing and Treating Opioid Overdose Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM

      Addiction specialist, Bernd A. Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, overviews the opioid abuse epidemic as well as the clinical modalities available to prevent and treat opioid overdose. Areas covered include risk factors and screening tools, overdose prevention guidelines as well as overdose recognition and treatment.

  • Wednesday

    • The SPRINT Trial: Should It Change the Way You Practice? Louis Kuritzky, MD

      Clinician and renown lecturer, Louis Kuritzky, MD, reviews the recent SPRINT trial, its results and clinical implications. Areas discussed include risk reduction afforded by tight BP control, the trial’s adverse effects due to increased treatment intensity, the populations for which SPRINT results are not applicable, and more.

    • Understanding the Oral-Systemic Connection Whitney D. Weiner, DDS, MS

      Practicing Periodontist and periodontics researcher, Whitney D. Weiner, DDS, MA, explores the profound connection between periodontitis and systemic conditions resulting from inflammation and other concurrent pathways such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, adverse pregnancy outcomes, respiratory diseases and more.

    • The Medical Response to Intimate Partner Abuse Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH

      Practicing family physician and former domestic abuse researcher, Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH, discusses the nature and scope of intimate partner abuse and the medical response to it. Areas covered include risk factors, telltale physical and emotional signs of abuse, the HITS, HARK and other screening tools, the RADAR protocol, appropriate intervention and more.

    • Healthcare Practice Cybersecurity: Threats, Standards and Safeguards Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

      Medical data privacy expert, Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, reviews the many cybersecurity threats faced by healthcare practices as well as applicable laws and regulations, and then advises on common pitfalls and ways to safeguard against them.

  • Thursday

    • The Contentious Role of Vitamin D Supplementation Louis Kuritzky, MD

      Family physician and academician, Louis Kuritzky, MD, reviews over a decade of research on the link between vitamin D status and myriad conditions ranging from cognitive function to bone health. He then evaluates the efficacy, or lack thereof, of vitamin D supplementation. Areas covered include vitamin D metabolism, identification of vitamin D deficiency and serum target levels, as well as ethnic differences and their clinical significance.

    • Common Outpatient Neurologic Conditions Natan Khishchenko, MD, MBA

      Board certified neurologist, Natan Khishchenko, MD, MBA, reviews the symptoms, risk factors, work up and examination of mononeuropathies and first time seizures. Areas covered include lateral, medial and dorsal hand symptoms, thigh and foot presenting sensory symptoms, seizure classifications, prevalence, ramifications, and more.

    • Medical Errors Prevention: Part I Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM

      Practicing physician and patient safety instructor, Bernd A. Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, overviews the history and current state of medical error which now accounts for 98,000 patient deaths annually, and discusses both causes and needed response. Areas covered include sentinel events, errors of omission and commission, root cause analysis, the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act, system deficiencies, defensive barriers, cognitive medical errors and more.

    • Identifying and Managing Practice Employment Risks Ike Z. Devji, Esq.

      Risk management specialist, Ike Z. Devji, Esq., identifies and explores myriad healthcare practice employment liability risks and offers practical advice for reducing them. Areas covered include EPLI insurance, employee classification and credentialing, cyber-liability, domestic employees, office parties and employee termination.

  • Friday

    • Hepatitis B & C: Risk Factors, Screening Recommendations and Treatment Options Dilip K. Moonka, MD, FAST, FAASLD

      Combined, Hepatitis B and C affect approximately five million Americans and the advances in the diseases’ treatment have been rapid, on-going and profound. Henry Ford Hospital System liver transplant director, Dilip Moonka, MD, FAST, FAASLD, reviews risk factors, new screening recommendations and evolving therapy options.

    • Concierge Medicine: Understanding the Model and its Variations Wayne H. Lipton

      Wayne H. Lipton, CEO of Concierge Choice Physicians, explains the nature and details of the concierge practice model including the hybrid structures unfamiliar to most practitioners. Areas covered include the balance between capitation and fee-for-service, direct payment models, the types of practices best suited to this approach, and the pros and cons of concierge care.

    • Medical Errors Prevention: Part II Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM

      Frequent medical error lecturer, Bernd A. Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, returns to discuss the four medical situations most vulnerable to medical error as well as specific medical error reduction tips. Treatment scenarios addressed include opioid abuse, cancer, surgery scenarios and medication errors.

    • Understanding and Complying with the False Claims Act Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

      Healthcare fraud and abuse expert, Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, reviews the many aspects of the False Claims Act offering insight into and examples of the types of prohibited activities and transactions along with associated penalties.

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