News | May 31, 2012

New Practice Management Session to Provide Tips For Navigating Healthcare Reform

ASE’s 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions Speakers Include Full-Day Practice Management Track

May 31, 2012 — As the nation struggles with healthcare reform, and as imaging services move increasingly to hospital settings, physicians and other healthcare providers are facing new challenges, leading to a shift in the support needed from their professional societies. As part of an ongoing commitment to helping members provide quality patient care in a changing healthcare landscape, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will offer a full day of sessions on practice management as part of its annual Scientific Sessions, planned this year for June 30-July 3 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md.

Highlighted speakers will include Catherine Hanson, vice president of the AMA’s Private Sector Advocacy and Advocacy Resource Center Unit, who is responsible for state legislation and private sector matters, including physician practice management and third-party payer issues. She will provide an insider’s look at the changing healthcare landscape. In addition, Cathleen Biga, president and CEO of the Cardiovascular Management of Illinois, will bring her knowledge of the private practice market to give tips on “Running a Profitable Practice in the Era of Change” and “Business Options for Cardiovascular Practice and Academics.”

The track, planned for June 30, will feature renowned faculty and offer advice on how to maintain a viable practice in today’s market; anticipated trends and how to deal with them; advice for getting appropriate reimbursement from payers; how to maneuver the system as an individual practitioner; and provide an opportunity for interactive questions with a panel of experts. “These sessions will include discussions of the stresses that cardiology practices and echocardiography services face now and in the future, and ways to navigate the dynamic and uncertain healthcare environment,” said Michael Picard, M.D., FASE, past president of ASE and one of the chairs of the program. 

The first half of the day will include two sessions entitled “Medical Practice Management in the New Healthcare Norm.” Part 1 of this section will focus on “Leadership Tips for a Successful Practice,” and will include a review of the current status of healthcare reform, business options for cardiovascular practice and academics, strategic planning for practitioners and a panel discussion. Part 2 will offer “Evolving Models of Practice,” and will include discussions on accountable care organizations, the role of imaging in the future of cardiovascular care and how to build a successful echocardiography lab in a hospital setting. Speakers representing the American College of Cardiology (ACC), a co-sponsor of the morning’s session, and the current president of Intersocietal Accreditation Commission-Echocardiography (IAC-Echocardiography) will be included in the program.

Afternoon sessions focus on reimbursement, appropriate use criteria, quality and advocacy for the profession. According to David Wiener, M.D., FASE, chair of this portion of the program, “The session on ‘Advocacy and the Future of Cardiovascular Practice’ will inform you about the impact of payment reform and regulatory changes on cardiovascular practice, and on imaging in particular, along with trends in the private payer sector.”

For more information: www.asecho.org

Related Content

Vascular screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and hypertension during the VIVA Study in Denmark

Vascular screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and hypertension during the VIVA Study. Photo credit: Lisbeth Hasager Justesen, Viborg Hospital.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics| September 12, 2017
September 12, 2017 — A new screening program for vascular disease saves one life for every 169 men assessed, accordin
Siemens Healthineers Receives FDA Clearance for TrueFusion Structural Heart Disease Feature
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| September 06, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared TrueFusion, a new cardiovascular application from Siemens...
GE’s blood speckle imaging (BSI) software shows the flow of blood cells’ trajectories. It is a form of blood vector flow imaging.

GE’s blood speckle imaging (BSI) software offers the ability to view a graphical representation of the blood cells’ trajectories.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| September 01, 2017
Cardiologists are constantly on the lookout for new methods to examine the heart using new imaging technology advance
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| August 30, 2017
This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is title
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| August 30, 2017
This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is title
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| August 30, 2017
This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is title
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| August 30, 2017
This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is title
Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices

Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices.

Feature | EP Lab| August 29, 2017 | Dave Fornell
August 29, 2017 — The U.S.
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| August 28, 2017
This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is title
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| August 28, 2017
This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is title
Overlay Init