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Offered at no-cost to members of SMFM, the Practice Management Webinar Series is available to physicians, MFM practice managers and administrators, and billing and coding experts. We feature the country's thought leaders in MFM practice management.. Use the search features below to find the topics in your areas of interest. Please Note: These webinars do not provide CME credit. 

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Practice Management Webinar Series

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  • Coding for MFMs: Brad Hart & Emily Hill Q&A

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    Please join the SMFM Coding committee on May 12 at 6 pm eastern for an open forum to address your coding questions or concerns. We will start with brief presentations by our star coders - Brad Hart, MBA, MS, CMPE, CPC, CPMA, COBGC and Emily Hill, PA & President of Hill & Associates, Inc. - utilizing questions submitted to the committee over the past 3-4 months. A main focus of this open forum is the updated E&M changes as physicians, practice managers, and billing staff are implementing those changes. We welcome members to submit questions prior to the webinar at the Coding Q&A Section of the SMFM website. Attendees can also submit questions during the webinar in the chat section. We are dedicating time in the Q&A session that will follow to answer these questions.

    Please join the SMFM Coding committee on May 12 at 6 pm eastern for an open forum to address your coding questions or concerns. We will start with brief presentations by our star coders - Brad Hart, MBA, MS, CMPE, CPC, CPMA, COBGC and Emily Hill, PA & President of Hill & Associates, Inc. - utilizing questions submitted to the committee over the past 3-4 months. A main focus of this open forum is the updated E&M changes as physicians, practice managers, and billing staff are implementing those changes. We welcome members to submit questions prior to the webinar at the Coding Q&A Section of the SMFM website. Attendees can also submit questions during the webinar in the chat section. We are dedicating time in the Q&A session that will follow to answer these questions.

    • Register
      • Non-member - $50
      • Regular (MFM) - $25
      • Resident - $25
      • Associate - $25
      • Associate - Fellow - $25
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - $25
      • Honorary - $25
      • Emeritus - $25
      • Affiliate - $25
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - $25
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  • Coding for MFM Webinar II: Code Optimally for COVID-19 Services

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    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, SMFM experts continue to tirelessly monitor the current situation. In this dynamic environment, this live and on-demand webinar will keep you and your team up-to-speed on a variety of emerging COVID-19 coding challenges, including:

    • HHS updates related to telehealth, COVID
    • Billing critical care time during COVID
    • Billing & coding in COVID in general
    • And much more!

    45-minute Webinar followed by 15 minutes of Q&A

    If you are unable to attend the live webinar(s) on December 9, the recorded content will be available for purchase after that date. 

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, SMFM experts continue to tirelessly monitor the current situation. In this dynamic environment, this live and on-demand webinar will keep you and your team up-to-speed on a variety of emerging COVID-19 coding challenges, including:

    • HHS updates related to telehealth, COVID
    • Billing critical care time during COVID
    • Billing & coding in COVID in general
    • And much more!

    45-minute Webinar followed by 15 minutes of Q&A

    If you are unable to attend the live webinar(s) on December 9, the recorded content will be available for purchase after that date. 

    • Register
      • Non-member - $50
      • Regular (MFM) - $25
      • Resident - $25
      • Associate - $25
      • Associate - Fellow - $25
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - $25
      • Honorary - $25
      • Emeritus - $25
      • Affiliate - $25
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - $25
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  • Coding for MFM Webinar I: Coding for 2021 – Are You Ready?

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    Course Directors: Vanita Jain, MD and Brad Hart, MBA, MS, CMPE, CPC, CPMA, COBGC

    Coding for MFM Webinar 1: Coding for 2021 – Are You Ready?

    There are seismic changes coming to E/M coding for office patients starting in 2021. For the first time in nearly thirty years, we will have new E/M guidelines.  However, the new guidelines apply ONLY to new and established office patients and will dramatically change the way you select and document your E/M patient encounters. Topics include:
    • Defining the upcoming E/M changes to 2021, including both Medical Decision Making (MDM) and time.
    • Reviewing common case presentations and the factors that will affect the way that service levels are assigned.
    • Constructing documentation that supports the level of service selected.
    • Discussing the possible economic effects on practices.

    45-minute Webinar followed by 15 minutes of Q&A

    If you are unable to attend the live webinar(s) on December 9, the recorded content will be available for purchase after that date. 

    Course Directors: Vanita Jain, MD and Brad Hart, MBA, MS, CMPE, CPC, CPMA, COBGC

    Coding for MFM Webinar 1: Coding for 2021 – Are You Ready?

    There are seismic changes coming to E/M coding for office patients starting in 2021. For the first time in nearly thirty years, we will have new E/M guidelines.  However, the new guidelines apply ONLY to new and established office patients and will dramatically change the way you select and document your E/M patient encounters. Topics include:
    • Defining the upcoming E/M changes to 2021, including both Medical Decision Making (MDM) and time.
    • Reviewing common case presentations and the factors that will affect the way that service levels are assigned.
    • Constructing documentation that supports the level of service selected.
    • Discussing the possible economic effects on practices.

    45-minute Webinar followed by 15 minutes of Q&A

    If you are unable to attend the live webinar(s) on December 9, the recorded content will be available for purchase after that date. 

    • Register
      • Non-member - $50
      • Regular (MFM) - $25
      • Resident - $25
      • Associate - $25
      • Associate - Fellow - $25
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - $25
      • Honorary - $25
      • Emeritus - $25
      • Affiliate - $25
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - $25
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  • MFM Coding Lecture Series: Coding 101: E/M Documentation & Coding Tips

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    Join the SMFM Coding Committee and Dr. Barbra Fisher on Tuesday, July 14 at 12 pm eastern while we review Basic Coding Strategies, including updated guidance regarding outpatient E/M coding, telehealth coding and selection of ICD-10 codes. This lecture is geared toward physicians and provides a quick overview of how to code in the office. Though advanced coding topics are not covered, the lecture will serve as a refresher even for those in long term practice. Junior faculty and senior fellows may find this information useful. If you have problems viewing for this webinar, please email Jessica Sheehan at jsheehan@smfm.org.

    Join the SMFM Coding Committee and Dr. Barbra Fisher on Tuesday, July 14 at 12 pm eastern while we review Basic Coding Strategies, including updated guidance regarding outpatient E/M coding, telehealth coding and selection of ICD-10 codes. This lecture is geared toward physicians and provides a quick overview of how to code in the office. Though advanced coding topics are not covered, the lecture will serve as a refresher even for those in long term practice. Junior faculty and senior fellows may find this information useful. If you have problems viewing for this webinar, please email Jessica Sheehan at jsheehan@smfm.org.

    • Register
      • Non-member - $50
      • Regular (MFM) - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • Associate - Fellow - Free!
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - Free!
      • Honorary - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Affiliate - Free!
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - Free!
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  • Physician Leadership during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    This webinar by Drs. Dan O'Keeffe, Michael Foley, and Idahlynn Karre featured a discussion on best practices for physician leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. To access additional resources visit https://www.smfm.org/leadershi... or click on the 'Handouts' tab above. If you have problems viewing this webinar, please email Tim Heinle at theinle@smfm.org.

    This webinar by Drs. Dan O'Keeffe, Michael Foley, and Idahlynn Karre featured a discussion on best practices for physician leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. To access additional resources visit https://www.smfm.org/leadershi... or click on the 'Handouts' tab above. If you have problems viewing this webinar, please email Tim Heinle at theinle@smfm.org.

    • Register
      • Non-member - $50
      • Regular (MFM) - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • Associate - Fellow - Free!
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - Free!
      • Honorary - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Affiliate - Free!
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - Free!
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  • MFM Practice Management in the Era of COVID-19

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    This Practice Management webinar by Drs. Fadi Bsat, Brian Iriye, and Tom Lee, as well as Frank Ciafone, Brad Hart, and Leslie Protomastro will feature a roundtable discussion on addressing financial, operational, and staffing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have problems viewing this webinar, please email Gabbie Taylor at gtaylor@smfm.org. 

    This Practice Management webinar by Drs. Fadi Bsat, Brian Iriye, and Tom Lee, as well as Frank Ciafone, Brad Hart, and Leslie Protomastro will feature a roundtable discussion on addressing financial, operational, and staffing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have problems viewing this webinar, please email Gabbie Taylor at gtaylor@smfm.org. 

    • Register
      • Non-member - $75
      • Regular (MFM) - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • Associate - Fellow - Free!
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - Free!
      • Honorary - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Affiliate - Free!
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - Free!
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  • Practice Management Webinar: Understanding the Evolving Payment Models and their Challenges to the MFM Teams

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    This next webinar in the SMFM Practice Management webinar series helps you understand how payment models are changing, what those changes mean to MFM teams, and what actions can be done to positively impact them. This course is intended for MFM physicians, practice managers and staff who can impact how payment models are used.

    Participants will learn:
    • What the payment models are and how they work
    • Challenges for maternal-fetal medicine services in fitting into current payment models
    • Value MFM physicians can provide in improving quality of care and getting fair reimbursement
    • How MFM physicians and practice managers can influence the organization’s setup of the model

    This next webinar in the SMFM Practice Management webinar series helps you understand how payment models are changing, what those changes mean to MFM teams, and what actions can be done to positively impact them. This course is intended for MFM physicians, practice managers and staff who can impact how payment models are used.

    Participants will learn:
    • What the payment models are and how they work
    • Challenges for maternal-fetal medicine services in fitting into current payment models
    • Value MFM physicians can provide in improving quality of care and getting fair reimbursement
    • How MFM physicians and practice managers can influence the organization’s setup of the model

    Frank Ciafone (Moderator)

    Healthcare Consulting/ Practice Management/ Strategic Management

    Frank Ciafone is an experienced healthcare business consultant and is part of the SMFM Practice Management Advisory Board. 

    Brian Iriye, MD

    Managing Partner, High Risk Pregnancy Center

    Brian Iriye, MD is the President of the SMFM Board of Directors, is past chair of AMFMM, and the principal editor of the book Contemporary Guide to Practice Management. He is founder and managing partner of the High Risk Pregnancy Center in Las Vegas.

    Dan O'Keeffe, MD

    Dan O’Keeffe, MD is the former Executive Vice President of SMFM and the original chair of AMFMM. Dan is a pioneer in the field of MFM practice management and continues to demonstrate the importance of leadership and quality as a foundation for a successful practice. Dan is the driving force behind the Dan O’Keeffe SMFM Leadership Academy and High Impact Practice Management Academy series.

    Christopher Robinson, MD, MSCR

    MFM Physician/Partner

    Christopher Robinson, MD, MSCR is a physician/partner at Charleston Maternal Fetal Medicine and a member of SMFM. Chris is the Postgraduate Chair for our upcoming annual meeting next week and is one of our leading thinkers in maternal-fetal medicine practice management. 

    Peter Nielsen, MD

    Obstetrician-in-Chief

    Peter Nielsen, MD is the obstetrician-in-chief at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio and a member of the SMFM Practice Management Advisory Board. Peter and Chris are co-authoring a white paper on the topic of evolving payment models.

    • Register
      • Non-member - $50
      • Regular (MFM) - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • Associate - Fellow - Free!
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - Free!
      • Honorary - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Affiliate - Free!
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - Free!
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  • Practice Management Webinar: Coding Mistakes in the Office

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/07/2019

    Join Drs. Vanita Jain, Fadi Bsat, Arij Faksh and Manijeh Kamyar, and other MFM coding experts Brad Hart and Trisha Malisch as they share common coding mistakes in the office. Take advantage of this panel of experts to learn and get your questions answered.

    Join Drs. Vanita Jain, Fadi Bsat, Arij Faksh and Manijeh Kamyar, and other MFM coding experts Brad Hart and Trisha Malisch as they share common coding mistakes in the office. Take advantage of this panel of experts to learn and get your questions answered.

    • Register
      • Non-member - $75
      • Regular (MFM) - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • Associate - Fellow - Free!
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - Free!
      • Honorary - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Affiliate - Free!
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - Free!
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  • Practice Management Webinar: Hiring the Right Staff

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/28/2019

    Staffing is a critical component to having a successful practice and providing excellent patient care. Join SMFM MFMs and practice management experts as they share their best practices, processes and examples of how to hire the right staff for your office. Our experts in this webinar include Dan O'Keeffe, MD; Benjamin Vaughan Jr, MBA; Pam Pressly; Pam Young, MSSL; and Leslie Protomastro, RN, MBA.

    Staffing is a critical component to having a successful practice and providing excellent patient care. Join SMFM MFMs and practice management experts as they share their best practices, processes and examples of how to hire the right staff for your office. Our experts in this webinar include Dan O'Keeffe, MD; Benjamin Vaughan Jr, MBA; Pam Pressly; Pam Young, MSSL; and Leslie Protomastro, RN, MBA.

    Dan O'Keeffe, MD

    Dan O’Keeffe, MD is the former Executive Vice President of SMFM and the original chair of AMFMM. Dan is a pioneer in the field of MFM practice management and continues to demonstrate the importance of leadership and quality as a foundation for a successful practice. Dan is the driving force behind the Dan O’Keeffe SMFM Leadership Academy and High Impact Practice Management Academy series.

    Pam Pressly

    Practice Manager, Northwest Perinatal Center

    Pam Pressly is the Practice Manager for Northwest Perinatal Center and in addition serves as the Director of Imaging for Women’s Healthcare Associates in Portland Oregon.  Pam has been working in the Healthcare Practice Management arena for over twenty five years. She currently serves on the SMFM Practice Management Division Advisory Board. She provides leadership, knowledge and best practices in industry standards. Her tenure in healthcare management has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. She especially enjoys women’s imaging and oversees high risk OB/GYN ultrasound, mammography and bone densitometry. 

    Leslie Protomastro, RN, MBA

    COO, Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates

    Leslie is the Chief Operating Officer for Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, a private practice and nationally recognized center of excellence for MFM care.  Leslie has been recognized for establishing and growing successful medical practices via infrastructure development, superior medical billing processes, operations management, corporate branding, and financial oversite.

    Pamela Young, MSSL

    CEO, Valley Perinatal Services

    Pamela Young has more than 40 years' experience in health care administration, leadership and physician practice management with a primary focus on operations and operational turnarounds. Pam's career has spanned all aspects of health care administration in both the inpatient and outpatient sectors. Pam's experience in non-profit organizations includes being a founding member of the Association of Maternal Fetal Medicine Managers in 2008 - 2009. In this endeavor, she was responsible to create the vision, mission, and strategic plan. Pam wrote all business plans, marketing strategy and operational forms, obtained initial start-up funding, was a presenter at numerous national conferences, and engaged volunteers to propel the organization forward. Pam holds dual degrees which include a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership And Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

    Benjamin Vaughan Jr., MBA

    COO, Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Benjamin Vaughan, Jr., MBA is the Chief Operating Officer at Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is a healthcare professional with over 10 years of senior-level management with skills in business development, revenue cycle management, labor management, coding and financial accounting. 

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      • Non-member - $75
      • Regular (MFM) - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • Associate - Fellow - Free!
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - Free!
      • Honorary - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Affiliate - Free!
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - Free!
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  • Fundamentals of Coding for MFMs

    Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits

    One of the SMFM’s missions is career and practice support.  A large component of this is proper billing and coding practices.  This is often an over-looked arena during fellowship training, as appropriately so, the focus is on research and clinical care.  However, once physicians complete fellowship and start practice they realize that coding and billing drive practice and organizational sustainability.  Practices cannot provide high risk care without optimizing their payments and reimbursements.  Given that there is no formal training in fellowship regarding practice management, this course will serve as an introduction to basic coding concepts. It’s an ideal course for new MFM attendings or for those who want a refresher course on coding basics.

    Course Co-Directors: Fadi A. Bsat, MD, and Vanita D. Jain, MD 
    Course Faculty: Steve Rad, MD, FACOG; Brad Hart, MBS, MS, CPME, CPC, CPMA, COBGC; Arij Faksh, DO; and Elizabeth Westen, MD

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is provided for this course through Global Learning Collaborative (GLC).

    ACCME Accreditation
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. GLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 
    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Continuing Education Units (CEU)
    This program meets AAPC guidelines for 3.0 CEUs. These can be split between Core A, CEMC, CPMA and COBGC after successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

    One of the SMFM’s missions is career and practice support.  A large component of this is proper billing and coding practices.  This is often an over-looked arena during fellowship training, as appropriately so, the focus is on research and clinical care.  However, once physicians complete fellowship and start practice they realize that coding and billing drive practice and organizational sustainability.  Practices cannot provide high risk care without optimizing their payments and reimbursements.  Given that there is no formal training in fellowship regarding practice management, this course will serve as an introduction to basic coding concepts. It’s an ideal course for new MFM attendings or for those who want a refresher course on coding basics.

    Course Co-Directors: Fadi A. Bsat, MD, and Vanita D. Jain, MD 
    Course Faculty: Steve Rad, MD, FACOG; Brad Hart, MBS, MS, CPME, CPC, CPMA, COBGC; Arij Faksh, DO; and Elizabeth Westen, MD

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is provided for this course through Global Learning Collaborative (GLC).

    ACCME Accreditation
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. GLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 
    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Continuing Education Units (CEU)
    This program meets AAPC guidelines for 3.0 CEUs. These can be split between Core A, CEMC, CPMA and COBGC after successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

    • Register
      • Non-member - $130
      • Regular (MFM) - $88
      • Resident - $50
      • Associate - $88
      • Associate - Fellow - $50
      • Medical Student - $50
      • Practice Professional - $88
      • Honorary - $88
      • Emeritus - $88
      • Affiliate - $88
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - $88
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