Published on 4/17/2020

Live Webinar 4/23/2020

Please join AANA for this second live webinar on challenges related to the novel Coronavirus:

The Novel Coronavirus and Practice Management: Where We Are Now and How to Plan to Reopen Your Practice

Thursday, April 23, 2020
6-7 p.m. CDT/7-8 p.m. EDT

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Orthopaedics has been severely impacted with a moratorium on elective surgery and related issues, including but not limited to: cash flow, staff reductions, the management of non-acute pathology, the implementation of telemedicine and more. The clinical and economic ramifications present an existential threat to our orthopaedic practices and our ability to deliver medical services. AANA wants all practices to continue weathering this storm while preparing to resume patient care as the acute phase of this crisis passes.

We have assembled an amazing panel of AANA Leaders to discuss the transition back to office work, clinical activities and arthroscopic-related procedures. Regional differences and relative urgency for various clinical conditions will be discussed as well as new safety measures, changes in business models and more.

Please join us Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m. CDT to learn how these leaders are preparing for the next phase in managing challenges due to this unprecedented outbreak.

Faculty Panel

Louis F. McIntyre, M.D.
Moderator; Northwell Health; Immediate Past President, AANA

Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.
Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush; First Vice President, AANA

Mark H. Getelman, M.D.
Southern California Orthopedic Institute; Second Vice President, AANA

James W. Stone, M.D.
Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin; Treasurer, AANA

Eric C. Stiefel, M.D.
Valdosta Orthopedic Associates; Chair, AANA Advocacy Committee

Nicholas A. Sgaglione, M.D.
Chair and Senior Vice President, Orthopedic Service Line, Northwell Health; Chair, AANA JBOT and Education Foundation

Gain Answers to the Following Questions:

  1. Have the cash flow strategies you employed allowed for a continuation of your business? How much longer do you anticipate a revenue cycle disruption?
  2. What aspects of your practice are up and running at this time?
  3. How are your employees tolerating furlough or a reduction of hours?
  4. Which federal programs have you accessed? Have any delivered proceeds for cash flow yet? How are those being managed?
  5. How are you handling resumption of both salaried and hourly employees’ compensation and paid time off during the ramp-up, and how much of this is tied to SBA loan requirements?
  6. How are you handling resumption of partner and employed physician compensation during the ramp-up?
  7. How are you handling resumption of ancillary services?
  8. How are you “living with COVID-19” and proceeding in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and inpatient setting?
  9. Have any of your employees or partners developed COVID-19?
  10. Will this crisis force you to reassess your business model and practice paradigm in the near-term?
  11. And more!
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