Friday Courses

Receive in-depth updates on the latest in GI and hepatology, endoscopy, and practice management when you attend one or more of the optional Friday courses. Four courses are offered: three half-day courses, the GI Pathophysiology Course, the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, and the Practice Management Summit; and one full-day course, the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

Practice Management Summit

Adaptation Is the New Norm – Creating Opportunity in Challenging Environments

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 1:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Course Directors: Manoj K. Mehta, MD, FACG, and Michelle L. Hughes, MD

1:45 pm Welcome and Introductions
Manoj K. Mehta, MD, FACG and Michelle L. Hughes, MD
Session 1 Growing Through Discourse – Navigating Conflict in Your Practice
Moderator: Manoj K. Mehta, MD, FACG
1:50 pm Sunrise vs. Sunset of A GI Career – Can Motivations Really Align?
J. Andy Tau, MD and Vonda G. Reeves, MD, MBA, FACG
Compare and contrast the needs, perspectives, and expectations of GI providers at different career stages.
2:20 pm Restrictive Covenants in 2023 – Can We Compete With Non-Competes?
Steven L. Carpenter, MD, FACG, and Ann M. Bittinger, JD
Discuss the pros and cons of restrictive covenants in their current state and the implication for GI practices.
2:50 pm Bridging the Chasm: Emotional Intelligence Techniques to Navigate Conflict
David J. Hass, MD, FACG
Describe how emotional intelligence techniques can be used to successfully lead teams and overcomes barriers in your practice.
3:20 pm Q & A
3:35 pm Break
Session 2 Turning Your Hard Work into Profits – Billing, Coding, and New Horizons
Moderator: Michelle L. Hughes, MD
3:50 pm Challenging Cases in Billing and Coding – Avoiding Common Pitfalls to Maximize Collections
Kathy A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P, QMC, QMGC, ICD-10 Proficient
Apply current billing and coding regulations to commonly encountered clinical scenarios to improve your revenue avoid penalties.
4:10 pm GI Hospitalists – Growing Your Practice to Succeed in the Inpatient Space
Melissa Latorre, MD, MS
Define the benefits of GI hospitalists and how they can be utilized to grow your practice.
4:30 pm The Team Approach – The Use of Advanced Practice Providers to Expand Practice Capacity
Sarah M. Enslin, PA-C
Identify ways to incorporate advanced practice providers to expand your practice.
4:50 pm Q & A
Session 3 The Future of GI – Learning from Each Other
Moderator: Manoj K. Mehta, MD, FACG
5:05 pm Lessons That Cross Borders
Nikila C. Ravindran, MD, FACG
Describe the realities of practice in a single-payor system and the lessons to be learned that cross international borders.
5:25 pm What’s to Come: The Growth of GI and Adaptation to Disruptive Technology
Praveen Suthrum, MBA
Examine the current trends in gastroenterology and how new technology will impact the future of the field.
5:45 pm Networking & Cocktail Event
6:30 pm Course Adjourns