Practice Management Sessions


The Society’s 2018 Annual Conference will offer NEW Practice Management Section sponsored sessions to address the management and leadership knowledge base necessary for running a modern, successful
(PA/LTC) practice.

The Society’s PA/LTC practice management sessions will explore the business and clinical leadership side of successful PA/LTC practices in a challenging value-based medicine environment. The Society recently launched its Practice Management Section to serve as the leading voice in providing quality practice management education to all PA/LTC practice administrators and clinical leaders. Regardless of your practice size, you face great risks but also have enormous opportunity in the changing health care delivery landscape. Knowing how to navigate the current environment is vital to the success of your practice, and more importantly to the care of your patients. These sessions will examine the most significant issues in sustaining and improving a PA/LTC practice. 


The goals of these specialized sessions are to:

  Position your practice to succeed under the value-based medicine paradigm, including specific strategies to tackle MACRA and other value-based medicine programs.

  Develop tools to assist with efficient practice operations including use of health information technology to improve and stabilize your workflow.

  Cultivate relationships with health systems to gain favorable gain-sharing opportunities for your practice.

  Optimize revenue from patient visits.

  Exchange ideas with peers about the latest PA/LTC hot topics.


Target Audience:

  PA/LTC Practice Managers/Administrators

  ACO Executives (specific focus for those looking to build preferred PA/LTC networks)

  Practice Leaders, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

  Clinical Informatics Leaders, Quality Leaders


Education Session Offerings

Wednesday, March 21

Pre-Conference Ticketed Program: Relevant Topics in Practice Management (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
This program will provide an update on AMDA practice management activities and advocacy, discuss practice management in the academic setting, identify effective practice models in evolving reimbursement scenarios, provide facility based electronic health records (EHR) updates, and have a panel discussion with leading EHR vendors. Other pertinent topics to be announced.

Program Agenda

To ensure an optimal learning experience, space is limited and preregistration is required. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible by checking the program on the conference registration form. This program does not offer CME and is not open to individuals registered as guests.

Thursday, March 22

Practice Management  
TH5 The Practical Application of MDS (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
TH8 Managing Quality Reporting in PA/LTC Medicine: Strategies for Selecting, Capturing, and Reporting Quality Metrics in Your Practice (1:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

Clinical Leadership
TH1 Basics of Value-Based Practice (VBP), Program Models, and Clinical Strategies for Success (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
TH10 An Evolution in Transitions: Improving the SNF/ ED Relationship (1:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

Friday, March 23

Practice Management
FR10 Apples to Apples: A Review of the Society's Efforts in Defining Meaningful Quality Measures for Practitioners in PA/LTC (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
FR 28 MACRA, MIPS and APM: Will the Nursing Home Practice Survive the Alphabet Tsunami (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

Clinical Leadership
FR7 Value-Based Reimbursement and Care Redesign in the PA/LTC Settings (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
FR18 Coming Soon to Your Town: Post-Acute Networks and APMs (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

Saturday, March 24

Practice Management and Clinical Leadership
General Session II – Policy Updates (8:00 AM - 10:30 PM)
SA4 Billing and Coding in PA/LTC: How to do it Right! (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
SA16 The Emergency Department Joins the Interdisciplinary Team: Strategies to Improve Acute Care Transitions and Reduce ED Capture (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)


For additional information about these sessions, please click here

To register for the Society’s 2018 Annual Conference or the Wednesday program only, please click here.