December 14 - 16, 2017

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

(Pre-conference Workshops, December 13, 2017)

Last Chance for up to 31.25 CMEs in 2017

PEP Practice Management Program

Don't miss the PAGS P.E.P. Program, designed to make your practice more Profitable, Efficient, and Productive

Put more PEP into your practice—and enhance your personal finances!

3.25 CME/CE Credits Available

PAGS also offers an optional practice enhancement program on Saturday afternoon that will accomplish all these goals and more. The P.E.P. Practice Enchancement Program (Productivity, Efficiency, and Profitability), will give you the tools to take your practice to the next level. This 3.5-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.

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

P.E.P. Practice Enhancement 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


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


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


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