Saturday, March 11, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

Direct Primary Care Workshop

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Saturday, March 11, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport North
Atlanta, GA

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Gain an in-depth understanding of transitioning to or starting a Direct Primary Care practice with this one-day, hands-on, peer-to-peer session using our resources.

About the Course

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:    

  1. Identify and distinguish the various structures of direct primary care (DPC) practice models.
  2. Understand relevant regulatory and legal concerns that may directly impact efforts to establish a DPC practice.
  3. Identify key issues in establishing a DPC practice through examples of best practices and failures.
  4. Evaluate the DPC model’s effectiveness for small or solo practices and the communities they serve, including converting an existing FFS practice versus starting from scratch.
  5. Understand the pros and cons of Medicare participation in a DPC practice.

CME Statement

This Live activity, DPC Workshop 2017, with a beginning date of 03/11/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.5 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Course Details

Registration Fee

 EARLY BIRD FEE*FEE
AAFP MembersEARLY BIRD FEE*: $395FEE: $595
Non MembersEARLY BIRD FEE*: $595FEE: $795

Early bird fee available for registrations completed on or before February 10, 2017.

Early Bird Discount | AAFP members and nonmembers: $100

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Hotel Information

Contact the hotel directly to make arrangements for your accommodations during this course.

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport North(hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com)
3437 Bobby Brown Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30344

(Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on grounds 1 mile from hotel.)

Phone: (404) 477-6600
Please contact the hotel for pricing and availability.

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Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP. 

About Hotel Reservations
  • Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport North guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to the guest's scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.

More About the Course

Given the nascent nature of the DPC movement, there is still a significant lack of resources to support family physicians in learning more about the model and in undertaking the transformational process. Due to the lack of available best practice guidance, several AAFP members that have begun converting into DPC practices have already gotten into significant difficulties with insurance carriers, state insurance regulators, or their existing patients.

The interest among family physicians in the DPC model is due to the fact that it empowers them to work directly with their patients and bypass the entrenched infrastructure of dealing with insurance carriers. Many of the everyday hurdles that family physicians have come to accept as simply the unavoidable pitfalls of practicing medicine are part of this infrastructure– such as the requirement for coding patient visits and managing claims for reimbursement. In short, the DPC model directly aligns high-value patient-centered care, physician autonomy, and an appropriate payment model which rewards family physicians specifically for taking care of their patients rather than for the volume of patients that can be seen in a single day.

The intent of the DPC Workshop series is two-fold:

  1. promote a broader awareness of the DPC model as a meaningful alternative to the traditional fee-for-service payment model among family physicians; and
  2. disseminate best in class tools and resources to support participants by equipping them to evaluate the DPC transformational process and to position themselves for success if they decide to become a DPC physician.

The workshops will be one-day, eight-hour meetings structured around adult-learning principles and peer-to-peer learning activities. To preserve the effectiveness of the workshops as educational cohorts, the attendance will be limited will be limited to 75 participants.

All workshop attendees will receive a complimentary subscription to the AAFP DPC Toolkit. Resources drawn from the toolkit will be integrated into the DPC Workshop curriculum.

Event Schedule

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration 
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.The Direct Primary Care Model in Practice with Dr. Brian Forrest 
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Legal & Regulatory Compliance for the DPC Physician with Dr. Phil Eskew
 
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Break 
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Starting Your DPC Practice with Dr. Forrest 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch 
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Growing Your Patient Panel with Drs. Eskew and Forrest
 

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Break

 

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Medicare Participation with Dr. Eskew

 

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Townhall with Drs. Eskew and Forrest

 

Faculty

Brian Forrest, MD
CEO and Founder, Access Healthcare Direct

Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA
VP of Clinical Development and General Counsel, ProactiveMD

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Course Materials

Your registration fee includes one year access to the DPC Toolkit, which will be available approximately one week prior to the course start date. Additional information and instructions will be provided by email. A hard copy of the toolkit materials will be available on-site, excluding the calculators.

Direct Primary Care Workshop
Saturday, March 11, 2017

This Live activity, DPC Workshop 2017, with a beginning date of 03/11/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.5 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.