Want to make more money, be more efficient, and more productive? Of course, the answer is "yes"!

New for 2017, PCPC is offering an optional practice management program on Saturday afternoon that will accomplish all these goals and more. The P.E.P. Program (Productivity, Efficiency, and Profitability), will give you the tools to take your practice to the next level. This 4-hour program is intended to provide you with the basic techniques to manage your business, navigate the internet, and then how to conduct financial planning so that when the time comes to retire, you can do so on your schedule not the schedule of the market or whims of your employer if you are an employed physician.

P.E.P. is an optional program for PCPC participants (others are also welcome - so bring your staff!). An additional fee is required. Register now for best rates!

P.E.P. Program Agenda

Dr. Neil Baum, Professor of Clinical Urology at Tulane Medical School and author of The Complete Business Guide to a Successful Medical Practice and 3-Stages of a Physician’s Career
2:00 PM Introduction
2:10 – 3:00 PM Looking at the 4 Pillars of a Successful Practice
  1. Keeping patients already in your practice
  2. Attracting new patients to your practice (social media techniques to add
    3-5 new patients a day to your practice)
  3. Communicating with your professional colleagues
  4. Enhancing staff morale
3:00 – 3:30 PM Moving from Volume to Value-The New Metric of Healthcare
  1. Fee for Service and volume of work performed will no longer be the method of reimbursement in the near future
  2. Will define quality (outcomes\costs)
  3. Provide the 7 steps to measure cost-of-care
3:30 – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 – 4:15 PM Online Reputation Management
  1. The importance of a physician’s reputation
  2. How it can be ruined with the click of a mouse
  3. How to obtain positive reviews
  4. Management of negative reviews
4:15 – 4:45 PM Patient Satisfaction
  1. Discuss why patient satisfaction is important
  2. What are the needs and wants of today’s primary care patient
  3. How we measure patient satisfaction
  4. Practical suggestions for enhancing patient satisfaction
4:45 – 5:00 PM Numbers you Need to Know
  1. Primary Care Clinicians need to know and monitor just a few numbers
  2. Without understanding these concepts, you will not understand the value of the services that you provide
  3. Will review 5 numbers that need to be monitored (charges\receipts, RVUs, ARs\days in AR, charge lag, denials)
5:00 – 5:15 PM Q and A
5:15 – 5:30 PM The Future of Medical Practice and Conclusion
  1. What is the current situation
  2. What happens if ACA is repealed
  3. What can primary care providers do pro-actively to enhance their practices in the near future

All physicians went to medical school to become good doctors and then did a residency and fellowship to become good physicians. Yet, precious few of us learned how to become good business men and women. There is a huge gap in most doctors’ education on the business of medicine. This 3.5 hour program is intended to materially close that gap. Best of all you can begin to benefit from many of the concepts presented when you return to your office Monday morning.

Bottom Line: At Pain Care for Primary Care you will spend three days learning critical, clinical aspects of improving patient care. The 3.5 hours that you spend at the PEP program will be just as valuable!

Dr. Neil Baum, Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School has spent the past 35 years honing his skills as a marketer and public relations expert. He wrote the book, Marketing Your Clinical Practice-Ethically, Effectively, and Economically, which has sold over 200,000 copies and has been translated into Spanish. He is the author of The Complete Business Guide to a Successful Medical Practice. Dr. Baum is a nationally renowned speaker who will provide you with dozens of ideas to enhance your practice and increase your patient satisfaction surveys. He will end the program with a segment on the "Numbers You Need to Know" -- the minimum business metrics that are needed to evaluate your practices’ progress and financial success.