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  • Clinician-Patient Communication for Virtual Video Visits: E2 Empathize With Your Patients

    Includes Credits

    This course is based on IHC’s evidence-based E4 Communication Model (Engage, Empathize, Educate, Enlist). This module is the second E of the E4 Model: E2 - Empathize with your patient. This module presents scientific evidence demonstrating that clinician’s empathic communication leads to increased patient satisfaction, adherence and health outcomes.

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    About the IHC

    The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) has been a leader in healthcare communication skills training since 1987. IHC’s accredited programs advance the quality of healthcare, with measurable benefits for patient satisfaction, clinician career satisfaction, patient health outcomes and durable relationships of trust. 

    These modules are conducted in partnership with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
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    Michael R. Marks

    MD, MBA, FAAOS

    Dr. Marks is multi-faceted physician and business executive who brings more than 30 years of expertise drawing from his broad leadership experiences.

    Dr. Marks is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, having completed his orthopaedic residency atGeorge Washington University and spine fellowshipat the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He was the Vice President of Business Development for Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut and is currently the Senior Medical Director of Relievant MedSystems. In 2001, he obtained his MBA from the University of Tennessee to acquire the skills necessary to meet the healthcare challenges of the 21st Century.

    For more than 15 years, he has been a communications mentor for the Institute for Healthcare Communications providing instruction in three communication skill courses (Clinician-Patient Communication, Strangers in Crisis, and Disclosing Unanticipated Medical Outcomes) including the development of virtual video visits (telemedicine) webinars that are necessary for today’s clinicians.

    Dwight W. Burney III, MD, FAAOS

    Speaker

    Dr. Burney retired after 34 years of orthopedicpractice in New Mexico. For more the past 14 yearshe has been a communication skills trainer for theInstitute for Healthcare Communication.

    He has served the American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgeons in multiple roles - as Chair of the Board ofCouncilors, Chair of the Membership Committee,and Chair of the Communication Skills MentoringProgram. He also served served for three years on theAAOS Board of Directors as well as the Patient SafetyCommittee.

    Dr. Burney graduated with a BA degree in BiologicSciences from Stanford University. He returned to hishome state to attend medical school at the Universityof Nebraska Medical Center. His surgical internshipat the University of Missouri was followed by anorthopaedic surgery residency at the University ofNew Mexico and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship atthe University of Washington. He was certified by theAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1983.

    He was a founding partner in New MexicoOrthopaedic Associates, the largest orthopaedicsubspecialty practice in New Mexico. He also servedas President and Treasurer for the New MexicoOrthopaedic Association.

    Accreditation: The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME/CE activity. IHC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Healthcare Communication designates the Clinician-Patient Communication to Enhance Health Outcomes for Virtual Video Visits (CPC for VVV): E2 Empathize With Your Patients for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    2020 CME Credit for Physicians: This activity has been approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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  • Clinician-Patient Communication for Virtual Video Visits: E4 Enlist Your Patient as a Partner

    Includes Credits

    This course is based on IHC’s evidence-based E4 Communication Model. It provides an exploration into VVV skills and techniques for the fourth E of the E4 Model: Enlist your patient as a partner. The module content underscores the research showing that discussing patient-identified goals as a starting point for healthcare decision-making leads to improved patient adherence.

    Presented by:

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    About the IHC

    The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) has been a leader in healthcare communication skills training since 1987. IHC’s accredited programs advance the quality of healthcare, with measurable benefits for patient satisfaction, clinician career satisfaction, patient health outcomes and durable relationships of trust. 

    These modules are conducted in partnership with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
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    Michael R. Marks

    MD, MBA, FAAOS

    Dr. Marks is multi-faceted physician and business executive who brings more than 30 years of expertise drawing from his broad leadership experiences.

    Dr. Marks is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, having completed his orthopaedic residency atGeorge Washington University and spine fellowshipat the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He was the Vice President of Business Development for Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut and is currently the Senior Medical Director of Relievant MedSystems. In 2001, he obtained his MBA from the University of Tennessee to acquire the skills necessary to meet the healthcare challenges of the 21st Century.

    For more than 15 years, he has been a communications mentor for the Institute for Healthcare Communications providing instruction in three communication skill courses (Clinician-Patient Communication, Strangers in Crisis, and Disclosing Unanticipated Medical Outcomes) including the development of virtual video visits (telemedicine) webinars that are necessary for today’s clinicians.

    Dwight W. Burney III, MD, FAAOS

    Speaker

    Dr. Burney retired after 34 years of orthopedicpractice in New Mexico. For more the past 14 yearshe has been a communication skills trainer for theInstitute for Healthcare Communication.

    He has served the American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgeons in multiple roles - as Chair of the Board ofCouncilors, Chair of the Membership Committee,and Chair of the Communication Skills MentoringProgram. He also served served for three years on theAAOS Board of Directors as well as the Patient SafetyCommittee.

    Dr. Burney graduated with a BA degree in BiologicSciences from Stanford University. He returned to hishome state to attend medical school at the Universityof Nebraska Medical Center. His surgical internshipat the University of Missouri was followed by anorthopaedic surgery residency at the University ofNew Mexico and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship atthe University of Washington. He was certified by theAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1983.

    He was a founding partner in New MexicoOrthopaedic Associates, the largest orthopaedicsubspecialty practice in New Mexico. He also servedas President and Treasurer for the New MexicoOrthopaedic Association.

    Accreditation: The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME/CE activity. IHC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Healthcare Communication designates the Clinician-Patient Communication to Enhance Health Outcomes for Virtual Video Visits (CPC for VVV): E4 Enlist Your Patient as a Partner for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    2020 CME Credit for Physicians: This activity has been approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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  • Institute for Healthcare Communication Clinician-Patient Communication to Enhance Health Outcomes for Virtual Video Visits (CPC for VVV)

    This course is based on IHC’s evidence-based E4 Communication Model. Through brief presentations, demonstration videos, and engaging learning techniques, each module will delve into the E4 model (Engage, Empathize, Educate, Enlist) to increase clinicians’ comfort and confidence in VVV interactions.

    Clinician-Patient Communication to Enhance Health Outcomes for Virtual Video Visits (CPC for VVV)

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    Learn about the more than three decades of research evidence that demonstrates a clinician’s ability to explain, listen and empathize can have a profound effect on patient health outcomes including diagnostic accuracy, adherence, satisfaction and malpractice risk. While telemedicine using virtual video visits (VVV) has historically been used to enhance healthcare access for patients living in rural and remote areas, we are now seeing exponential growth of VVV.

    Virtual visits have multiple advantages including ensuring patients’ and providers’ safety from viral infection and offer advantages with respect to time- and cost-saving. Clinicians and patients may be concerned that virtual visits impose obstacles to personal connections. Using VVV can still remain a personal experience by using essential communication skills that include listening to patients, providing adequate time for patient questioning, investing time in building patient rapport and emphasizing patient input into decision-making.

    Accreditation: The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME/CE activity. IHC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Healthcare Communication designates the Clinician-Patient Communication to Enhance Health Outcomes for Virtual Video Visits (CPC for VVV) internet enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    2020 CME Credit for Physicians: This activity has been approved for 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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    About the IHC

    The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) has been a leader in healthcare communication skills training since 1987. IHC’s accredited programs advance the quality of healthcare, with measurable benefits for patient satisfaction, clinician career satisfaction, patient health outcomes and durable relationships of trust. 

    These modules are conducted in partnership with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
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    Reasons why you should enroll in this IHC series:

    • Virtual video visits are here to stay! In addition to ensuring continuity of care and safety for all, they are convenient, flexible and time-efficient for patients and providers.
    • Improve patient satisfaction: Learn about the foundational skills in the E4 communication model that help patients to feel seen, heard and understood, and to participate in decision-making.
    • Expand your clinical communication toolkit: Strengthen your communication skills and acquire new tools and techniques to make virtual video visits optimally effective and efficient.
    • Gain telemedicine confidence: Learn technical and communication skills to address common telemedicine challenges and apply nonverbal techniques to enhance your patient interactions. 

    If you have any questions about the contents of this product or the Institute for Healthcare Communications (IHC) please email us at info@healthcarecomm.org.

  • Clinician-Patient Communication for Virtual Video Visits: E1 Engage Your Patients

    Includes Credits

    The module content offers a close examination and use of the tools and techniques to build patient rapport starting with welcoming rituals, coaching your patient through the technology, time-saving agenda setting, and summarizing. Finally, a simulated clinician-patient virtual video visit is shown for learners to identify effective clinician communication skills specific to E1 (Engage your patient).

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    About the IHC

    The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) has been a leader in healthcare communication skills training since 1987. IHC’s accredited programs advance the quality of healthcare, with measurable benefits for patient satisfaction, clinician career satisfaction, patient health outcomes and durable relationships of trust. 

    These modules are conducted in partnership with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
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    Michael R. Marks (Moderator)

    MD, MBA, FAAOS

    Dr. Marks is multi-faceted physician and business executive who brings more than 30 years of expertise drawing from his broad leadership experiences.

    Dr. Marks is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, having completed his orthopaedic residency atGeorge Washington University and spine fellowshipat the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He was the Vice President of Business Development for Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut and is currently the Senior Medical Director of Relievant MedSystems. In 2001, he obtained his MBA from the University of Tennessee to acquire the skills necessary to meet the healthcare challenges of the 21st Century.

    For more than 15 years, he has been a communications mentor for the Institute for Healthcare Communications providing instruction in three communication skill courses (Clinician-Patient Communication, Strangers in Crisis, and Disclosing Unanticipated Medical Outcomes) including the development of virtual video visits (telemedicine) webinars that are necessary for today’s clinicians.

    Dwight W. Burney III, MD, FAAOS

    Speaker

    Dr. Burney retired after 34 years of orthopedicpractice in New Mexico. For more the past 14 yearshe has been a communication skills trainer for theInstitute for Healthcare Communication.

    He has served the American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgeons in multiple roles - as Chair of the Board ofCouncilors, Chair of the Membership Committee,and Chair of the Communication Skills MentoringProgram. He also served served for three years on theAAOS Board of Directors as well as the Patient SafetyCommittee.

    Dr. Burney graduated with a BA degree in BiologicSciences from Stanford University. He returned to hishome state to attend medical school at the Universityof Nebraska Medical Center. His surgical internshipat the University of Missouri was followed by anorthopaedic surgery residency at the University ofNew Mexico and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship atthe University of Washington. He was certified by theAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1983.

    He was a founding partner in New MexicoOrthopaedic Associates, the largest orthopaedicsubspecialty practice in New Mexico. He also servedas President and Treasurer for the New MexicoOrthopaedic Association.

    Accreditation: The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME/CE activity. IHC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Healthcare Communication designates the Clinician-Patient Communication to Enhance Health Outcomes for Virtual Video Visits (CPC for VVV): E1 Engage Patients for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    2020 CME Credit for Physicians: This activity has been approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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  • IHC Patient-Centered Communication Series: Sharing Serious News

    Includes Credits

    Some of the most challenging conversations that clinicians must have with patients and families involve sharing serious news. While sharing such news is oftentimes quite distressful for the patient and family, it can also be distressful for the clinician. Many clinicians do not feel competent or comfortable about delivering bad news. While it will never be easy to be the bearer of distressing news, clinicians can gain confidence and competence by mastering specific communication techniques for navigating these emotionally-charged interactions. Strong communication skills bolster the clinician-patient relationship and foster clinician-patient collaboration.

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    About the IHC

    The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) has been a leader in healthcare communication skills training since 1987. IHC’s accredited programs advance the quality of healthcare, with measurable benefits for patient satisfaction, clinician career satisfaction, patient health outcomes and durable relationships of trust. 

    These modules are conducted in partnership with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
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    Overview

    Some of the most challenging conversations that clinicians must have with patients and families involve sharing serious news.  While sharing such news is oftentimes quite distressful for the patient and family, it can also be distressful for the clinician. Many clinicians do not feel competent or comfortable about delivering bad news. While it will never be easy to be the bearer of distressing news, clinicians can gain confidence and competence by mastering specific communication techniques for navigating these emotionally-charged interactions. Strong communication skills bolster the clinician-patient relationship and foster clinician-patient collaboration.  

    INTRODUCTION

    Sharing serious news is a challenging and essential part of healthcare delivery. The way that clinicians share such news has potentially lasting effects for patients and families. Done well, it can preserve and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship, foster collaboration, and promote healing and coping with illness, injury or death. Done poorly, it can cause unnecessary suffering. So, while you cannot change the actual news itself, you have control over the manner in which it is shared.  

    Abundant scientific evidence and anecdotal experience supports the idea that people retain strong memories of emotionally-charged events. Americans of a certain generation can remember exactly where they were when President Kennedy was assassinated or on Sept. 11, 2001.  Similarly, patients and families remember when and where and how they received bad news. Skilled, empathic clinicians can help patients and families focus their energies on the healthcare challenges at hand.

    Clinicians who are effectively trained to share serious news which includes attending to the emotional aspects of informing patients are likely to feel a higher level of gratification in their work, and decreased feelings of stress and burnout. This module is based on the premise that the delivery of serious news such as sudden death is best conducted in person by a multidisciplinary team. Using a team-based model provides role clarity for the patient and/or family and taps the strengths of each team member in meeting the varied needs of the patient and/or family. This team would ideally include a physician or clinician, a nursing professional and/or a social worker, or hospital chaplain. 

    Clinicians at every stage of their careers find value in brief modules and workshops focused on specific communication skills that can enhance their effectiveness and job satisfaction.  Like all of IHC CME live and virtual workshops, Sharing Serious News provides an evidence-based and engaging educational experience for learners to learn and practice specific communication skills for immediate practice application. 

    Content

    Why a separate communication module on sharing serious news?  We recognize that you or your colleagues may have been sharing bad news with patients for a long time. You may not like doing it, yet you understand it is part of your responsibilities in caring for patients. You may or may not have had formal training and often trust your instincts and experience on how to do it. Some of you have just begun your clinical work and want guidance. 

     

    If you have not had formal training, and have relied upon clinical experience, you are not alone. For those of you who have had formal training or have had years of experience, it is our hope that this workshop will reinforce and add to your learning. Although doctors are often the primary deliverer of bad news with patients, other healthcare professionals such as nurses and social workers can contribute to how the discussion is perceived by the recipients of the news (patient and/or family). 

    Here’s what we know about training on this important topic: 

    •       Medical students and house officers perceive themselves to be inadequately trained in delivery of bad news (Orlander, et al, 2002). Yet many residency and fellowship programs lack formal instruction on the delivery of bad news (Reed, 2015).  

    •       Warnock et al., (2010) reported that other healthcare professional such as nurses are inadequately trained and prepared for responding effectively to patient and family varied needs during and following bad news discussions. 

    •       Education programs that focus on techniques in sharing bad news have been shown to increase clinician knowledge, competence and confidence in applying these communication skills (Porensky 2016; Reed, 2015). 

    There are estimates that these “serious news” discussions can occur more than 20,000 times during the course of an oncologist’s career.  This underscores the importance of this communication competency and use of a model for understanding the process involved and approaching it as a stepwise procedure, applying well-established principles of communication and counseling. Learners will be introduced to a 6-step evidence based communication protocol from the work of Robert Buckman, MD.  He used the acronym SPIKES to remember the 6 steps. 

    As with all IHC communication workshops, a SSN annotated bibliography is accessible on our website. We encourage you to use the bibliography after the module as a resource for further professional development on patient-centered communication.

    Expectations

    Sharing Serious News is appropriate for clinicians and members of the health care team at all stages of their careers. To obtain the full value of the experience, we encourage further participation in a longer version of this module (3 hours) with several opportunities for practice that can be scheduled upon request virtually or in person.  

    Learning Objectives

    1.      Identify the 6 step SPIKES model for sharing serious news 

    2.     Describe at least 2 elements for preparing the Setting for sharing serious news 

    3.     Identify and respond to at least two 2 empathic opportunities 

    Methodology                                                                  

    Sharing Serious News module is available in this one-hour CME and self-paced virtual format and also available in a 3 hour live virtual or in person format. The latter version is fast-paced and interactive, with a strong focus on opportunities to practice skills and techniques in a safe and structured environment. More than two-thirds of the 3 hour module is interactive, combining individual and small group exercises to analyze video enactments of actual cases and role play to apply newly leaned skills to contextually relevant cases. 

    Faculty

    Faculty members who teach IHC’s SSN modules have completed a comprehensive faculty development program. The faculty program includes individualized coaching conducted by IHC Senior Trainers to prepare faculty to teach and facilitate the workshop, deepen their own communication skills, and to explore strategies to support relationship-building and communication skills at their home institutions.

    CME/CE

    The Institute for Healthcare Communication is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. IHC takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE/CME activity. Sharing Serious News is designated by the Institute for Healthcare Communication as a continuing medical education activity meeting the criteria for up to three hours in Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. 

    For further information, please contact:

    Institute for Healthcare Communication www.healthcarecomm.org

    info@healthcarecomm.org

    Kathleen Bonvicini (Moderator)

    MPH, EdD

    Kathleen Bonvicini serves as the CEO/Executive Director of IHC since 2009. Dr. Bonvicini began her work in clinician-patient communication in 1999 and has developed and delivered many of IHC’s communication workshops and provides train-the-trainer programs to clinicians and healthcare professionals in human and veterinary medicine throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, South America and Oman. She has conducted and published her research in the area of empathic connection specific to physician empathy with patients and many other important topics which encourage relationship-centered care. In addition, she has written and presented extensively to an international audience including practitioners, opinion leaders, students, academicians, healthcare professionals and consumers on the importance of communication training in healthcare. She is also a trained Mediator and End-of-Life Doula and volunteers her time with home hospice care. Prior to her 20+ years of work with IHC, Kathleen had an impressive record of professional achievement, including fifteen years of experience in research and psychiatry at the Yale University - Veterans Administration Laboratory of Psychiatric Genetics and has worked as a social worker in the areas of adolescent pregnancy, law enforcement, and women's health, and university teaching in psychology and public health. 

     

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  • Clinician-Patient Communication for Virtual Video Visits: E3 Educate Your Patients

    Includes Credits

    Module 3 provides a deeper exploration into VVV skills and techniques for the third E of the E4 Model: E3 - Educate your patient. The module content highlights scientific evidence showing that patient misunderstanding contributes significantly to non-adherence, adverse outcomes, patient dissatisfaction and malpractice risk.

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    About the IHC

    The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) has been a leader in healthcare communication skills training since 1987. IHC’s accredited programs advance the quality of healthcare, with measurable benefits for patient satisfaction, clinician career satisfaction, patient health outcomes and durable relationships of trust. 

    These modules are conducted in partnership with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
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    Michael R. Marks

    MD, MBA, FAAOS

    Dr. Marks is multi-faceted physician and business executive who brings more than 30 years of expertise drawing from his broad leadership experiences.

    Dr. Marks is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, having completed his orthopaedic residency atGeorge Washington University and spine fellowshipat the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He was the Vice President of Business Development for Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut and is currently the Senior Medical Director of Relievant MedSystems. In 2001, he obtained his MBA from the University of Tennessee to acquire the skills necessary to meet the healthcare challenges of the 21st Century.

    For more than 15 years, he has been a communications mentor for the Institute for Healthcare Communications providing instruction in three communication skill courses (Clinician-Patient Communication, Strangers in Crisis, and Disclosing Unanticipated Medical Outcomes) including the development of virtual video visits (telemedicine) webinars that are necessary for today’s clinicians.

    Dwight W. Burney III, MD, FAAOS

    Speaker

    Dr. Burney retired after 34 years of orthopedicpractice in New Mexico. For more the past 14 yearshe has been a communication skills trainer for theInstitute for Healthcare Communication.

    He has served the American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgeons in multiple roles - as Chair of the Board ofCouncilors, Chair of the Membership Committee,and Chair of the Communication Skills MentoringProgram. He also served served for three years on theAAOS Board of Directors as well as the Patient SafetyCommittee.

    Dr. Burney graduated with a BA degree in BiologicSciences from Stanford University. He returned to hishome state to attend medical school at the Universityof Nebraska Medical Center. His surgical internshipat the University of Missouri was followed by anorthopaedic surgery residency at the University ofNew Mexico and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship atthe University of Washington. He was certified by theAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1983.

    He was a founding partner in New MexicoOrthopaedic Associates, the largest orthopaedicsubspecialty practice in New Mexico. He also servedas President and Treasurer for the New MexicoOrthopaedic Association.

    Accreditation: The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME/CE activity. IHC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Healthcare Communication designates the Clinician-Patient Communication to Enhance Health Outcomes for Virtual Video Visits (CPC for VVV): E3 Education Your Patient for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    2020 CME Credit for Physicians: This activity has been approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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  • Power Coding in the ER and OR Workshop

    Extended coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence in common orthopaedic scenarios. Learn to apply surgical modifiers to protect reimbursement and appropriately differentiate CPT rules from Medicare NCCI edits and guidelines.

    Extended coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence in common orthopaedic scenarios. Learn to apply surgical modifiers to protect reimbursement and appropriately differentiate CPT rules from Medicare NCCI edits and guidelines. You'll leave with awareness of reimbursement methodologies for bundled payment, including the importance of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) and their relationship to comorbidities, and, of course, with the latest 2020 code changes and NCCI updates.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Use new CPT codes for total joint arthroplasty following infection. 
    • Summarize the connection between documenting and coding relevant comorbidities and Hierarchical Condition Categories, and how they are both used in bundled payment contracting. 
    • Differentiate AAOS Global Service Guidelines from NCCI guidelines for Medicare. 
    • Apply surgical modifiers correctly to prevent denials. 
    • Identify how restorative care is defined and how it impacts fracture code selection.
    • Demonstrate surgical coding comprehension through new practice exercises.

    Package Access and Expiration

    You will have access to this package for 60 days from the day you purchase it.

    You will have 30 days to complete the course within the package. 

    The 30 days for this course starts the day you activate the course within the package.

    Please note, if you start the course with less than 30 days left in the package access period (60 days from the time of purchase) you will only have until the end of that period.


    Should you have questions, please contact us at education@karenzupko.com  

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  • CPT Power Coding Workshop

    We will delve into the global period, including coding for pre-op and post-op visits. Next, you'll learn how to select surgery modifiers that optimize payment and reduce risk. Then, we will jump into 4.5 hours of surgical procedure coding.

    CPT Power Coding 

    We will delve into the global period, including coding for pre-op and post-op visits. Next you'll learn how to select surgery modifiers that optimize payment and reduce risk. 

    Then, we will jump into surgical procedure coding, including code changes in Otology/Neurotology, Rhinology, and Facial Plastics. New for 2020: learn the latest coding, billing, and reimbursement strategies for new technology in ENT procedures. Finally, we'll end the day with ancillary services, including audiology, allergy, and in-office CT.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Choose surgery modifiers that optimize payment and reduce risk. 
    • Use surgery coding that meets CPT rules and government regulations for commonly performed procedures. 
    • Integrate ENT subspecialty coding principles in otology/neurotology, rhinology, laryngology, facial plastics, head and neck surgery, and sleep surgery. 
    • Demonstrate comprehension on how to code for new ENT technology procedures. 
    • Apply new and revised otolaryngology CPT codes into your practice.

    2020 AAPC Accreditation

    This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 5.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

    Credit is available after completion of an evaluation and a 40 question test.

    2020 CME Credit for Physicians

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and KarenZupko & Associates, Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Credit is available after completion of an evaluation and a test.

    Course Access and Expiration

    You will have access to this package for 60 days from the day you purchase it.

    You will have 30 days to complete the course within the package. 

    The 30 days for the course starts the day you activate that course within the package.

    Please note, if you start the course with less than 30 days left in the package access period (60 days from the time of purchase) you will only have until the end of that period.

    Should you have questions, please contact us at education@karenzupko.com  

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    What are some of the benefits of registering with KZA On-Demand?

    • View at YOUR convenience—the course is online and authored by experts in the field
    • Receive a printed, comprehensive workbook. Our workbooks are considered the gold standard in reference material.
    • Accredited for CME and CEUs
    • You have 30-day access to the content.

    99% of this year's workshop participants would recommend these courses to colleagues.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Kim did an amazing job! Loved having the ability to be home and have virtual access. Really would LOVE to see this in the future as a choice!

    -Carol Monroe, Billing Manager


    Excellent overall. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve their coding and billing.

    -Andrew Senchak, DO


    Excellent course. I learned a few things that will enhance my billing and coding not only financially but also for accuracy. I am very pleased.

    -Kimberly Ostrowski , DO


    Perfect course to get a firm handle on the "in's" and "out's" of Otolaryngology Coding and Billing

    -Casey Pierce, Coder/Biller


    KZA gives you the solution to your practice problem not just a "No don't do that." The great information keeps me coming back year after year it NEVER gets old!

    -Jacy Johnson, Coder/Biller


    Kim did a great job! This is worth paying for whether live or as a webinar.

    -Steven Peskind, MD

  • Practice Management Productivity Boosters in PhoenixOrtho

    Recorded On: 10/16/2020

    Time is money and savvy orthopaedic practices look to leverage technology to improve efficiencies and streamline workflows. In this fast-paced 30 minute zipinar, practice management consultant Cheyenne Brinson will share field-tested productivity boosters in PhoenixOrtho EHR and PM. From patient registration, utilizing the kiosk and portal, managing faxes, surgery scheduling, charge entry rules, and more, there are best practice solutions available to save time and boost productivity.

    Practice Management Productivity Boosters in PhoenixOrtho
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 12 PM CT

    Time is money and savvy orthopaedic practices look to leverage technology to improve efficiencies and streamline workflows. In this fast paced 30 minute zipinar, practice management consultant Cheyenne Brinson will share field tested productivity boosters in PhoenixOrtho EHR and PM. From patient registration, utilizing the kiosk and portal, managing faxes, surgery scheduling, charge entry rules, and more, there are best practice solutions available to save time and boost productivity.

    Cheyenne Brinson, CPA (inactive) MBA

    Consultant and Speaker

    Cheyenne is an innovative, solutions-oriented consultant and instructor who delivers pragmatic business solutions that boost revenue, streamline workflow, and increase operational efficiency.

  • What Practices Need to Know About Wound Care Coding

    This program addresses simple, intermediate and complex repairs; ATT’s, flaps and grafts, wound debridement, wound care and reconstruction.

    What Practices Need to Know About Wound Care Coding

    Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Coding wound repairs can be challenging. There are many variables that come into play when choosing the appropriate procedure codes and modifiers. This program addresses simple, intermediate and complex repairs; ATT’s, flaps and grafts, wound debridement, wound care and reconstruction. It includes a step-by-step approach that can be used when coding repairs. Case scenarios clarify key points. The webinar is presented in five segments to facilitate lunch time learning and busy schedules.

    Deborah Grider, CDIP, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-P, COC, CEMC, CPMA.

    Consultant and Speaker

    Deborah is a nationally sought after leader in the industry and is passionate about assisting physicians and hospitals in improving their coding, documentation, and business operations to maintain compliance and improve revenue. She will go above and beyond to help industry leaders, physicians and others achieve excellence.

    Find out about more about Deborah Grider, CDIP, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-P, COC, CEMC, CPMA.