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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.

Register here.
Practice staff interested in virtual PMW webinars should send an email to to obtain a coupon code for free registration.

June Webinar

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, Executive Director, 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
Rael Mazansky, MD, Co-Founder, DOC Jobs, New York, NY
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
July 16, 7:30 pm CDT
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

Vivian P. Hernandez-Trujillo, MD FAAAAI, Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida, Davie, FL
Aidan A. Long, MD FAAAAI, Clinical Director of Allergy and Immunology, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
Christina E. Ciaccio, MD FAAAAI, Chief, Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Moderator)

Telemedicine Strategies for COVID-19 and Beyond
Thursday, July 23
7:30 to 9:00 pm CDT (90 minutes)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and commercial payers have relaxed rules and requirements for telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how long will these changes last? This webinar will provide the most up-to-date information available on telemedicine regulations, rules, and coding and billing protocols. You’ll also hear how the AAAAI is advocating for the continuation of expanded telemedicine rules and how individual allergists can make an impact in their state.

Sakina S. Bajowala, MD, FAAAAI, Physician/Owner, Kaneland Allergy and Asthma Center, North Aurora, IL
Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE, Founder and CEO, ABISA, Valrico, FL
Paul V. Williams, MD, FAAAAI, Director, Northwest Allergy and Asthma Center, Seattle, WA
Priya J. Bansal, MD, FAAAAI, Asthma and Allergy Wellness Center, St. Charles, IL (Moderator)

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

Recording coming soon.

EIDL, PPP and Stimulus Payments: How Do I Keep it All Straight?
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.

Questions and answers from the webinar.

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)


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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