Practical Solutions for the GI Practice

ASGE understands the risks that GI practices face as they attempt to embrace the complexities of today’s changing health care environment. The stakes are high and ASGE wants to be your partner in providing practical solutions to your GI practice.

ASGE Courses and Online Educational Offerings

GI Outlook 2019: The Practice Management Conference

Dates: August 2 - 4, 2019

GI OUTLOOK 2019
The Practice Management Conference

Charting a Course through Rough Waters and Putting your Practice on a Solid Foundation

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Friday - Sunday
August 2 - 4, 2019

Loews Hollywood Hotel
Hollywood, California

Join ASGE and your colleagues on August 2-4, 2019 for GI Outlook (GO) 2019 – the Practice Management Conference – where all levels of GI practice leadership come together to learn about the current and near future practice environment, and to compare notes on best practices with renowned faculty and with each other.

If you are looking for ways to put your practice on a solid financial foundation and position your group for success in an era of turbulent change, or, if you are looking for an opportunity to move into a leadership position within your organization, GO 2019 will help you explore what it takes to enhance your skills and build successful teams, through:

  • Pre-conference workshops on select topics of critical importance
  • A comprehensive agenda addressing a broad spectrum of strategic and operational practice issues via panel discussions and presentations by expert faculty
  • The opportunity to network with colleagues and learn from each other’s successes and failures 

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION

  • The Next 5 Years of Healthcare Reform: What to Expect
  • Payment Reforms and Paradigm Shifts
  • Survival Strategies for Small and for Large Practices, and for the Hospital Doc
  • Optimizing Office and ASC Processes — Doing More / Better with Less
  • Drinks & Disputes: Screening Endoscopy is Dead. You Think?
  • Networking Reception: Everything You Ever Wanted to Discuss. And Then Some
     

Regardless of your practice environment and group size, ASGE is committed to helping you gain a solid understanding of core business, management and leadership skills for your GI practice. 

Put your practice on a solid foundation. Join us at GI Outlook 2019 to enhance skills you need to excel in GI practice.



Who Should Attend

Physicians, practice administrators, healthcare executives in GI Practices of all sizes

COURSE DIRECTORS
littenberg-(3)
Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, MACP, FASGE
InSite Digestive Health Care
Pasadena, CA







k_mergener
Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE
Co-Founder – GI Outlook Conference 
Washington Gastroenterology
Tacoma, WA









Course Directors
Learning Objectives
GO2018
Course Directors and Invited Faculty

littenberg-(3)
Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, MACP, FASGE
InSite Digestive Health Care
Pasadena, CA



k_mergener
Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE
Co-Founder – GI Outlook Conference 
Washington Gastroenterology
Tacoma, WA






Agenda

Friday, August 2, 2019

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (A+B)
[attend both or individually]

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY: HOW SMALL PRACTICES CAN WEATHER THE SQUALL
(
members of larger practices welcome to participate)

Co-Chairs:       Joe Vicari
Faculty:           Randy Farber, Harish Gagneja, Scott Roman, Jason Yip

7:00-8:00 am               Registration & Breakfast

8:00-9:40 am              Workshop A: Practice Foundations

  • Associate and Partner Contracts: A Look from Both Sides
  • Is Outsourcing the Answer?
  • HR, Staff Leasing
  • MSO for Revenue Cycle and Other Management Services
  • Comp Models in Smaller Practices; How do Ancillaries Figure In?
  • Building Bigger & Stronger

           
9:40-10:00 am            Refreshment Break

10:00-11:30 am          Workshop B: Practice Transitions

  • Retirement
  • Phasing In, Phasing Out
  • Recruiting and Retaining
  • Cutting Back Without Getting Out
  • Buy Ins and Buy Outs

GENERAL CONFERENCE

1:00-1:15 pm

 
      
Welcome & Program Overview
Conference Directors 
 

SESSION ONE - CLIMATE CHANGE IS FOR REAL

1:15-2:15 pm   

KEYNOTE
Pharma Prices: Phixable or Phubar?
James C. Robinson

2:15-2:45 pm Panel Discussion: Value-based Contracts &
Market Consolidation - The GI Perspective
Moderator: Glenn Littenberg
Participants: Harish Gagneja, Scott Ketover,
Jamie Robinson, Jim Weber
2:45-3:05 pm    Slip through MIPS: Minimal Effort for Maximal Effect
David Robbins
 
3:05-3:35 pm    Break and Exhibits 
 

SESSION TWO - SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL

3:35-4:20 pm    KEYNOTE
"Beyond 80% in 2018": CRC Prevention in the Next 10 Years
Douglas A. Corley 
4:20-5:00 pm    Panel Discussion: Colonoscopy and Colorectal Cancer Prevention
-
 Protecting Your 'Bread and Butter'
Protecting Your 'Bread and Butter'
Participants: Doug Corley, Jim Leavitt, Jill Olmstead, Brett Petersen
5:00 pm
 
  Conference Adjourns Day #1 
5:00-6:30 pm
  Digesting Day #1:
Networking Reception & Exhibits
 
 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019

7:00-8:00 am
 
  Continental Breakfast and Exhibits 
8:00-8:10 am    Announcements Day #2
Conference Directors 
 

SESSION THREE - SHAKEUPS AHEAD; SEISMIC RETROFITS

8:10-9:00 am    KEYNOTE
Healthcare Reform: 20-20 Vision
Jack Lewin 
9:00-10:15 am   

Your Business Dashboard:
Recognizing Broken Processes

Joe Garcia

Your Biggest Compliance Risks
Martine Henry & Barbara Tauscher

Panel Discussion
Joe Garcia, Martine Henry, Barbara Tauscher

10:15-10:45 am    Break and Exhibits 
SESSION FOUR - STRONGER SPACE   
   

Own Your Own? Build or Lease?
Frank Chapman

Making the Most of the Lease
Scott Roman

Panel Discussion
Frank Chapman, Randy Farber, Scott Ketover, Scott Roman 
11:45-1:00 pm    Lunch and Exhibits 
12:00-12:30pm    Lunch Presentation: From Hollywood
to the (Other) Stars

John Mulchaey, PhD 

SESSION FIVE - STRONGER ASCs

1:00-1:45 pm    KEYNOTE
Endoscope Reprocessing and
Infection Transmission - An Update
Bret Petersen

1:45-2:45 pm

 
 

Fix or Replace? The Aging Endoscope
and 'Real' Scope Costs per Case
      
Frank Chapman

Can We Do Advanced Endoscopy
in the ASC? Should We?
Glenn Littenberg

Panel Discussion
Frank Chapman, Glenn Littenberg, Bret Petersen

 
2:45-3:15 pm    Break and Exhibits

SESSION SIX - STRONGER TEAMS

3:15-4:30 pm   

Staff Productivity: What to Expect,
How to Assess & Use in Reviews
 
Barbara Tauscher

Best Practices for Advanced
Practice Professionals (APPs)

Jill Olmstead

Panel Discussion
Jill Olmstead, David Robbins, Barbara Tauscher

 

DRINKS AND DISPUTES - STRONG PARTNERS

4:30-5:15 pm  

 

Taking in a Private Equity Partner - A Must!
Jim Leavitt, Jim Weber

Taking in a Private Equity Partner - A Bust!
Glenn Littenberg, Joe Vicari

5:15 pm
Conference Adjourns Day #2 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019 
7:00-8:00 am    Continental Breakfast (and Exhibits?) 
8:00-8:10 am
 
  Announcements Day #3
Conference Directors

SESSION SEVEN - FIXING YOUR FAULT LINES

8:10-8:50 am    The Road from Anarchy to Effective Teams
Ed Sun 
8:50-9:30 am    Can We Extend our Staff and
Advanced Practice Providers?

Moderator: Jim Weber
Panelists: Joe Garcia, Jill Olmstead, David Robbins, Ed Sun 
9:30-10:00 am
 
  Can Economics Drive the Triple Aim in the
Office? Lessons from Project
 SONAR
Larry Kosinski
10:00-10:30 am    Break (and Exhibits?) 

SESSION EIGHT - GO-ING, GOING, GONE

10:30-11:00 am   Squares & Towers: Where Are Physicians
in the Power Struggle?

Larry Kosinski 
11:00-11:50 am
 
  Production Pressure and Burn-Out:
Strategies for Improving the Health
 
of Your Practice, Your Providers,
and Your Staff
Moderator: Klaus Mergener
Panelists: Jim Leavitt, Glenn Littenberg, Joe Vicari, Jason Yip

11:50-12:00 pm  

  WRAP UP
Conference Directors 
12:00 pm
 
  CONFERENCE ADJOURNS 

 

Hotel Accommodations

The GI Outlook 2019 Conference will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel located centrally in Los Angeles, within a 5- minute walk of Dolby Theater and TCL Chinese Theatre. This 4-start hotel is 0.4 mile from Hollywood Walk of Fame and 0.1 mile from Hollywood and Highland Center.

During your stay at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, you will enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). For more hotel information click: https://www.loewshotels.com/hollywood-hotel/discover.

ASGE has arranged a room block for this course at $229 Single/Double occupancy per night plus applicable taxes and fees. This discount is only valid if the reservation is made before July 5, 2019.

To make hotel reservations, contact Reservation Department directly at 323.856.1200 or 855.563.9749 (Toll Free) and reference “GO2019”.

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