Newswise — CHICAGO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2019, Jan. 18-20, in Las Vegas.  The three-day meeting will bring together leaders and subject-matter experts in anesthesia to share new research, knowledge and critical skills needed to optimize an anesthesiology practice’s performance.  The conference’s educational sessions, cutting-edge research presentations, Residents and Fellows track, advocacy updates and panel discussions will give attendees a unique perspective and understanding of current trends in the marketplace and the necessary tools to conduct a comprehensive assessment of practice operations and financial management. 

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2019 panels and presentations will include:

  • O.R. Metrics: Tracking the Right Data–Provider and Hospital Perspectives
  • Update on the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH)
  • Implementation of a Quality Program in a Hospital – An Institutional Experience
  • Contracting with Your Hospital – Negotiating Your Employment Contract
  • Latest News on MACRA
  • Undeniable Value – a Proposition, a Choice, a Necessity Across All Parts of the Anesthesia Organization
  • The Impact of Financial Incentives and Behavioral Economics on Decision-Making by Patients and Providers
  • Closing the Gap in Physician-Hospital Alignment: An Evidence-Based Approach
  • How to Maintain Autonomy While Building Market Share and Geographic Scope: Group–to–Group Mergers
  • Understanding the Generations: Bridging the Gap

The keynote address, “Thriving Physicians - The Key to Resilient Medical Organizations,” will be given by Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D., a pioneer in the fields of health psychology, resilience, and work/life balance for high performing people. Dr. Sotile is a seasoned clinician specializing in life coaching for physicians.

New this year to the conference, is the Touchpoint Series, which will include the following presentations: Leadership Development—Tools You Can Use;  Negotiating Payer Contracts: Pitfalls and Strategies to Overcome Them; Making Cent$ of the Perioperative Surgical Home: Why You Can’t Afford NOT to Pursue the Quadruple Aim; Health System Consolidation—Strategies for Anesthesiology Practices; Strategies for Protecting Your Practice’s Assets; Quality Reporting—Beyond MACRA; O.R. Quality and Management; Value Proposition: Providing Alignment Between the Practice and the Consumer.


WHEN:  Friday, January 18 – 20, 2019

WHERE:  Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV

WHY: The conference will educate attendees on how best to practice in the ever-changing environment of managed care, compliance, third-party payers, regulators and declining reimbursements. Understanding current trends and obtaining the necessary tools to conduct a careful and comprehensive assessment of practice operations and financial management are essential to success.

HOW TO REGISTER:  Journalists can register by contacting Theresa Hill, ASA director of public relations, at 847-268-9246 or [email protected].

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Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 53,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit Like ASA on Facebook; follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ASAPM19.


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