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The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Snowmass)

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The 2017-18

Medical-Dental-Legal Update


You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations. The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is designed to assist you in that endeavor with a targeted selection of topical sessions, a comprehensive course syllabus and the opportunity for dialogue with your medical, dental and legal colleagues.
In one course you will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from a multi-discipline faculty on topics ranging from domestic violence, payment receipt optimization, medical malpractice, fraud and embezzlement, and risk management, to odontogenic infections, pain management, managing unreasonable patients, neurologic emergencies, newly FDA approved drugs, and liver function tests. Remarkably, this is just a sampling.
Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade, HD digital technology, The Update is presented in structured classroom settings in 33 premier resorts and is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, AAFP Prescribed Credits as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit. So choose from over 900 opportunities to attend and begin your participation any weekday – at any site.

After completing The 2017-18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update you should have acquired the knowledge that will better enable you to:

-Recommend preventive lifestyle behaviors and protective pharmacotherapy.
-Assess the appropriateness of the direct patient care model for your practice
-Utilize a variety of clinically relevant but relatively unknown treatments.
-Better recognize and respond to victims of child violence.
-Better understand and deal with medical malpractice litigation.
-More effectively reduce practice risk and protect assets exposed to it.
-More effectively protect your practice against fraud and embezzlement.
-Better diagnose and treat odontogenic infections.
-Identify newly FDA approved drugs, CDC immunization updates, and drug safety guidelines.
-Better manage Type 2 Diabetes in older adults.
-More effectively communicate with unreasonable patients.
-Better interpret liver function tests.
-Utilize non-pharmacologic pain management techniques.
-Evaluate and improve your practice’s revenue cycle.
-Better identify and treat neurologic emergencies.
-More effectively engage patients in their own care


"Things I Wish I Knew Last Year"
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 carvedilol to treat rosacea, assessing osteoporosis risk in men via the MORES score, exercise as a depression treatment, efficacy and risks of supplements, and much more.

Fighting Fraud and Embezzlement in the Medical Practice
Healthcare offices are particularly vulnerable to embezzlement from both external and internal sources. Attorney Ike Z. Devji, Esq. reviews areas of risk, common scams, the telltale signs of fraud and those committing it, as well as safeguards available to minimize exposure.

Evaluating Liver Function Tests
Henry Ford Hospital System liver transplant director, Dilip Moonka, MD, FAST, FAASLD, offers valuable insights for interpreting liver function tests by exploring purposes of LFTs, types of patients presenting with liver injury, liver enzymes, patterns of hepatic injury, test markers and common causes of liver function abnormalities.

Effective Revenue Cycle Management - Part 1: Before and During the Encounter
Nationally renowned practice management speaker, consultant, and author, Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC, reviews practices and policies which maximize the likelihood of collecting patient responsible fees before the patient leaves the office. Areas discussed include financial clearance as well as pre-visit and time-of-service communications and practices.

Moving from Reactive Sick Care to Proactive Healthcare
The U.S. leads the world in healthcare expenditure but trails in health outcomes. Internationally renowned physiologist and cardiac rehabilitation expert, Barry A. Franklin, PhD, reviews the research linking morbidity with lifestyle behaviors and proactive protective pharmacotherapy.

Reducing Risk and Protecting Assets
Attorney and financial management expert, David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, reviews practice risks and explores behaviors as well as legal and financial tools which can reduce these vulnerabilities by protecting professional and personal assets. Areas covered include protective benefit plans, retirement plans, charging orders and asset ownership structures.

Pharmacotherapy Update - Part 1
Professor of Pharmacy and Family Medicine, C. Wayne Weart, PharmD, in this first installment of a two-part, talk reviews six immunization updates from the CDC, as well as a number of new FDA-approved cholesterol drugs and updated lipid guidelines.

Medical Malpractice Anatomy – Part 1
Licensed physician and practicing attorney, Andrew M. Knoll, MD, JD, explores the medical malpractice litigation process and the legal concepts and objectives underlying it. Part one of his two-part talk reviews professional liability insurance variations, the elements of a negligence claim, informed consent and entity liability.

Reasoning with Unreasonable People
Joseph W. Shannon, PhD, draws on over 30 years of clinical experience in a nuts and bolts exploration of the core characteristics of unreasonable people, pathways to reasoning with them, and six key strategies for handling difficult conversations with them and family members.

Direct Patient Care: Understanding the Model
Josh Umbehr, MD, family practitioner and founder of Direct Patient Care Practice, Atlas MD, takes a multi-faceted look at the challenges presented by the traditional insurance-based practice model and contrasts it with the direct care structure.

Odontogenic Infections – Part 1: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment Options
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon licensed to practice both dentistry and medicine, Jeffrey O. Capes, DMD, MD explores one of the leading causes of ER admissions: odontogenic infections. Part one of his talk reviews patient presentation, etiology, stage assessment, indications for referral, lab and radiographic evaluation, the microbiology, and surgical treatment options.

Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse
Practicing family physician and former domestic abuse researcher, Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH, discusses the nature and scope of child abuse and the medical response to it. Areas covered include legal reporting requirements, risk factors, telltale physical and emotional signs of abuse, the TEN-4 rule and more.

Pharmacotherapy Update – Part 2
Evidence-based medicine instructor, C. Wayne Weart, PharmD, completes his update with a review of new guidelines and newly FDA-approved drugs, their dosing, benefits, risks and cost. Therapies discussed include those relating to Asthma, COPD and Type 2 Diabetes

Effective Revenue Cycle Management - Part 2: After the Encounter
Practice management expert and Wharton MBA, Elizabeth Woodcock, FACMPE, CPC, completes her discussion on optimizing fee collection with a look at practices and policies employed after the patient leaves your office. Topics explored include charge capture, insurance follow-up, account audit, performance monitoring and more.

Odontogenic Infections - Part 2: Antibiotic Therapy
Physician and oral surgeon, Jeffrey O. Capes, DMD, MD completes his talk with a discussion of antibiotic therapy, proper drug selection referencing toxicity and cost considerations, treatment duration, compliance issues, risk factors and patient follow-up and more.

Medical Malpractice Anatomy – Part 2
Practicing attorney and former internist and ER physician, Andrew M. Knoll, MD, JD, returns to lay out the litigation process from medical record request to verdict. Topics covered include service of the complaint, proper interaction with insurance carrier and provided attorney, discovery, expert and defendant witnesses, settlement, courtroom proceedings and more.

Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults
Family practitioner and academician, Louis Kuritzky, MD, explores DM2 treatment recommendations and goals specific to older adults. Areas discussed include relaxed A1c goals, parity between glycemic and non-glycemic goals, potentially increased priority of newer therapeutic options, the role of SGLT2 and GLP1 agents and more.

Non-pharmacologic Pain Management Techniques
Karate black belt holder, founder of Kids Kicking Cancer and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Rabbi Elimelich Goldberg, explores nociceptive, neuropathic and psychogenic pain followed by an exploration of martial arts inspired breathing and meditative techniques to reduce pain pathways and overcome pain syndrome.

Understanding and Treating Neurologic Emergencies
Practicing Neurologist, Natan Khishchenko, MD, MBA, reviews neurologic emergencies based on the area of the nervous system affected, presentation, differential diagnosis and acute management. Conditions discussed include stroke and other vascular disorders, status epilepticus, spinal cord compression, Guillain-Barre Syndrome and myasthenic crisis.

Facilitating Patient Engagement for Better Care
Physician and practice management consultant, Richard A. Honaker, MD, FAACP, explores patient engagement in their own healthcare and its impact on treatment outcomes and the bottom line. Topics discussed include doctor-patient rapport, office environment, communication skills, symptom list control, scheduling and recall systems, patient portals and more.


Apr 13, 2018


Dental CDE, Informatics / Coding / Billing CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Attorney


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Standard Tuition $610 Discounted Tuition Medical Resident $510 RN, RNP, RDH or PA $510 Doctor, Attor

Credits / Hours

MEDICAL 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit­s™ American Educati­onal Institute designa­tes this enduring material for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit­s™. Physici­ans should only claim credit commensu­rate with the extent of their partici­pation in the activity. Accredi­tation Statement American Educati­onal Institu­te, Inc. is accredi­ted by the Accredi­tation Council for Continu­ing Medical Education to provide continu­ing medical education for physici­ans. Please Note: Physici­ans interes­ted in Category 1 credit will be required to complete attendan­ce verifica­tion for­ms. 17.75 A­AFP Prescri­bed Credits This Live series activity, The 2017–18 Medical-Legal Update , from 10/2/20­17 – 9/28/20­18, has been reviewed and is accepta­ble for credit by the American Academy of Family Physici­ans. This activity is approved for 17.75 A­AFP Prescri­bed credits. Physici­ans should claim only the credit commensu­rate with the extent of their partici­pation in the activity. Child Abuse NY – 1hr. Domestic Violence CT – 1hr, FL – 1hr, IA – 1hr, KY – 1hr. Pain Management CA – 1 hr, IA – 1 hr, KY – 1 hr, MA – 1 hr, OR – 1 hr, RI – 1 hr, TN – 1 hr, VT – 1 hr. Risk Management CT – 1 hr, FL – 2 hrs, MA – 3 hrs, PA – 3 hrs (Act 13). 20 AOA Category 2 – B Credits LEGAL The Update is approved in the following states with MCLE require­ments: AL – 17.9 hrs CA – 18 hrs* NV – 17.5 hrs CO – 5 hrs NJ – Credits via recipro­city BCLE Reg 201:4 DE – 17.9 hrs NM – 18.7 hrs FL – 21.5 hrs NY – 21.5 hrs # GA – 17.89 hrs NC – 17.75 hrs ID – 18 hrs* ND – 18 hrs self study IN – 17 hrs (5 hrs general 12 hrs Non Legal Subject) OK – 21.5 hrs IA – 5 hrs OR – 20 hrs KS – + TX – 18 hrs LA – + UT – 17.5 hrs self study MN – 17.75 hrs VT – 17.88 hr­s* MS – 18 hrs* WV – 12 hrs dvd* MO – 6 hrs self study WY – 18 hrs * Reflects 2016–17 approval, 2017–18 approval is pending. + Attorneys must make applica­tion individu­ally. # Eligible under approved jurisdic­tion procedu­res. Per recipro­city BCLE Reg 201:4, New Jersey will recognize the accredi­tation of this course by other Mandatory CLE jurisdic­tions. Florida is one such jurisdic­tion and has approved this course for up to 24 hours of credit. Thus NJ should also award up to 24 hours. You should review the NJ require­ments at DENTAL The Dental Boards of the following states have approved AEI as a CDE Sponsor: Florida thru 02/28/2­018 Indiana thru 03/02/2­018 Michigan thru 06/30/2­018 The Update is approved for CDE credit in the following states: CA – 15 hrs thru 03/31/2­018 MS – 20 hrs (9 hrs general, 11 hrs clinical) FL – 17 hrs thru 02/28/2­018 NJ – 20 hrs HI – 15 hrs* NM – 17.89 hrs IN – 20 hrs thru 03/02/2­018 SD – 20 hrs Practice Managemen­t* ME – 10 hrs Cat 1, 10 hrs Cat 2* TN – 6 hrs MD – 13 hrs* WV – 20 hrs MI – 20 hrs thru 06/30/2­018 MN + * Reflects 2016–17 approval, 2017–18 approval is pending. + Dentists must make credit applica­tion individu­ally. NURSING The Nursing Boards of the following states have approved The Update for 20 CE contact hou­rs: Alabama Alaska Califor­nia Delaware Massachu­setts Michigan Minnesota Montana North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Pennsyl­vania* Rhode Island South Carolina Texas Utah West Virginia Wyoming *approval only for those lectures deemed to meet the content require­ments of section 21.133 of the PA Professi­onal Nursing Law CRNA's m­ay apply for CE Credits directly with the AANA. Applica­tions should be requested from the AANA at (847) 939–3484. American Nurses Credenti­aling Center (ANCC) Certifi­cation As AEI is an ACCME-accredi­ted provider, The 2017–18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update qualifies for up to 20 Forma­lly Approved Category 1 Conti­nuing Education Hours for the purposes of ANCC certifi­cation. PHYSICIAN ASSISTAN­TS The American Academy of Physician Assistan­ts (AAPA) accepts Category 1 CME approval from organiza­tions accredi­ted by the ACCME to grant Category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician Recogni­tion Awards. Physician Assistan­ts applying for credit for The 2017–18 Medical-Dental-Legal Update will receive a certifi­cate granting the earned number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit­s.


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Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Adverse Drug Reactions / ADR, Cardiology / Cardiovascular, Dentistry General, Depression / Bipolar, Errors (Medical), Family Medicine, Law / Legal, Pain Management, Primary Care, Substance Abuse / Dependence

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Keywords / Search Terms

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LIVE Activity Location Details

12-11-2017 - 04-13-2018

The Stonebridge Inn
300 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO   81615
United States of America

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