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AAAAI Practice Management Workshop

Practice Management Workshop

The Practice Management Workshop is going virtual to help you and your practice navigate the new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re offering a program of online events, starting with several summer webinars focusing on COVID-19 and its impact on A/I practice. These webinars specific to COVID-19 address a variety of important topics, and are available free of charge for all AAAAI members and their staff. Join us for one, two or all of the sessions. All sessions will offer CME/CE credit.

Can’t fit a specific webinar into your schedule? We’ll have recordings available for you to view on your schedule. Check this page regularly for updates.

Registration links coming soon.

June Webinars

EIDL, PPP and Stimulus Payments: How Do I Keep it All Straight?
Thursday, June 18
7:30 to 9:00 pm CDT (90 minutes)

This session will review the variety of financial assistance programs available through the CARES Act for allergy/immunology practices and the requirements for each specific option, including appropriate expenditures and reporting requirements. You’ll also get insights from a practicing allergist and practice manager on their experiences with the process, and how they’ve adapted practice protocols.

Shana Christrup, MPH, Vice President, Health Policy, Hart Health Strategies, Washington, DC
Judith Gorsuch, JD, Vice President and Counsel, Hart Health Strategies, Washington, DC
Dianne LeDuc, RN, CNOR, Practice Manager, Allergy Partners, Chantilly, VA
Mohamed Yassin, MD, FAAAAI, Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates PA, Saint Cloud, MN
Priya J. Bansal, MD, FAAAAI, Asthma and Allergy Wellness Center, St. Charles, IL (Moderator)

Job Prospects During the COVID 19 Pandemic: What Options Exist?
Thursday, June 25
7:30 to 9:00 pm CDT (90 minutes)

This session will address alternative employment options during the COVID 19-pandemic and is primarily geared towards graduating fellows-in-training (FITs) and New Allergist/Immunologist Assembly (NAIA) members, although it will be relevant for any member experiencing employment changes such as reduced work hours, loss of income, or layoffs/furloughs due to the pandemic. Panelists will review options for private practice, academic practice, and non-traditional options such as consulting.

Gayatri Patel, MD, Fellow-in-Training, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Maria A. Slack, MD, Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, OH
Helen B. Combs, Practice Administrator, Alabama Allergy and Asthma Center, Birmingham, AL
Weily Soong, MD, FAAAAI, Physician and Managing Partner, Alabama Allergy and Asthma Center, Birmingham, AL
Kevin J. Kelly, MD FAAAAI, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Christina E. Ciaccio, MD, FAAAAI, Chief, Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Moderator)

July Webinars

Academic Practice Management in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date and time TBD
Geared specifically for members in academic practice, this session will review new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
•    Managing clinical trial patients
•    Interviewing for FIT positions virtually
•    Workflows and process changes

Speakers TBD

Telemedicine Strategies Post COVID-19
Date and time TBD
How will the procurement of telemedicine change post COVID-19? Panelists will address:
•    How to navigate telemedicine use and coding as pandemic exceptions are removed
•    Scheduling templates
•    Visit templates/scripts for visits to ensure consistency across providers in the same practice
•    Billing strategies for after hour calls
•    Utilizing mobile health devices, how to incorporate them into the telemedicine visit
•    Keeping track of insurance carrier regulations and billing requirements related to telemedicine

Speakers TBD

August Webinar

Engineering Your Practice for the Next Crisis
Date and time TBD
Experts warn that a second wave of COVID-19 cases could be coming in the fall, along with flu season. This session will provide practical, actionable steps you and your staff can take to prepare, including:   
•    Developing protocols for obtaining PPE
•    Infection control education for staff
•    Patient education strategies

Speakers TBD


Planning Committee Members

Priya Bansal, MD, FAAAAI, Chair
Mohamed Yassin, MD, FAAAAI, Co-Chair
Tessie Adams
Christina Ciaccio, MD, FAAAAI
Helen Combs
Marshall Grodofsky, MD, FAAAAI
Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FAAAAI
Doug Jones, MD, FAAAAI
Dianne LeDuc, RN
Mike Tankersley, MD, MBA, FAAAAI
Gayatri Patel, MD, FIT Committee Liaison
Maria Slack, MD, NAIA Liaison

Email or call Lauri Sweetman at (414) 272-6071.

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