The annual OOA Practice Management Institute (PMI) – an excellent team-building event for doctors and staff – is May 7 at the Columbus State University Conference Center. This year’s PMI features four excellent speakers in two tracks:
Practice management expert Laurie Guest will lead the workshop on the “Evolution of the Patient Experience.” In the morning session, Laurie will focus on the “Guest Encounter Audit,” which teaches participants to assess how their office processes patient inquiries to help eliminate bad practices. The afternoon session covers the “R-Formula Recipe” to attract and keep new patients. Laurie will also talk about the internal preparation for the impact of the affordable care act. This includes lean processing and improved communication between the doctor’s office and others.
This track will cover several timely topics related to health care reform. In the morning session, Dr. Jay Henry, a nationally recognized speaker on electronic health records, will present on “Meaningful Use Stage 2.” Meaningful Use has changed the way ODs practice and how they will interact in the health care system of the future. Dr. Henry’s presentation will cover the requirements, clinical implications, exemptions, compliance and how to navigate Stage 2.
The afternoon session will start with Dr. Jason Miller, OOA Secretary/Treasurer, who will discuss the latest information and what doctors and staff need to know about ICD-10. Dr. Terri Gossard, OOA President-elect, will then share the most current updates on important legislation being debated in the Ohio Statehouse that could affect optometrists.
Registration, which includes a continental breakfast plus lunch, is $149 per doctor or for the first staff member if attending alone. Each additional staff member is $69. Fourth-year optometry students can attend PMI at no charge but must register.
Exhibitors will be available throughout the day, and include*:
*As of March 12
Practice Management Institute
May 7, 2014
Columbus State University Conference Center
315 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Exhibitors: 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:30-3:30 p.m.