Fellows Workshop 2016

Day 1
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Welcome Remarks: What RPA Can Do For You

Learn more about RPA and how you can become involved as a young physician.
Rebecca Schmidt, DO, FACP, RPA President

Navigating the US Healthcare System on the Cusp of Change

Gain an introduction to the upcoming changes that will influence healthcare. This session will provide a general understanding of Medicare and commercial insurance payers and learn the impact of ACOs and the...
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Leadership Beyond the Kidney Care Team

As healthcare is changing dramatically, so are the roles for nephrologists who have multiple responsibilities outside of practicing medicine and community involvement. Find out what this means for you as you enter...
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Medical Director Responsibilities

Learn about the conditions for coverage, the importance of establishing a successful relationship with a dialysis management company, and how to balance weekly/monthly and compliance/legal issues with patient safety and satisfaction.
10:30 am


Growing Your Practice Reputation

Discover the importance of managing a professional reputation in your community and online.

Financial Considerations for the New Physician

The most important asset is you, the physician. Learn to protect yourself, your practice, and prepare for a financially successful future through retirement.
12:30 pm


Understanding Practice Expenses and Revenue Streams

Discover the costs associated with going into practice and an employer’s cost burden. Gain an understanding of collections, where they come from, and opportunities to maximize revenue.
2:50 pm


Introduction to Nephrology Coding and Billing

Obtain a general introduction to billing and coding, and understand what and how RVU, CPT, RUC, and ICD-10 affect nephrology practice.