Upcoming Webinars

Throughout the year, OMA will offer live, accredited obesity medicine webinars focusing on three primary target areas: clinical treatment applications, leadership and business management, and reimbursement. These webinars allow you to learn critical skills for developing yourself as an obesity medicine clinician, a business-savvy professional, and an effective leader.

All webinars will be offered to OMA members for free in 2018. Not a member yet? Membership will pay for itself after participating in these webinars! Join now for access to free obesity medicine education (and several other great benefits) in 2018.

June 21 @ 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Developing Your Team to Improve Your Practice

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Learn how to retain and develop skilled, personable team members to help build and grow your practice. Mr. Dahl will discuss the concepts of the learning organization model and how adults learn, then demonstrate how to build a culture in your practice that encourages ongoing learning. He will help you identify educational opportunities during onboarding and through other formal and electronic means, and focus on your role as a leader in coaching and developing mentorship programs.

CATEGORY: Leadership and business management (Part 1 of 6 in the leadership and business management series)

SPEAKER: Owen Dahl, LFACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

July 12 @ 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Insurance Reimbursement: Obesity Medicine Billing

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Learn about all aspects of billing in the specialty of obesity medicine (assessment, counseling, nutritional therapy, etc.). Understand CMS billing codes and problem-oriented services. Case studies from obesity medicine clinicians who accept insurance in their practices will be used to demonstrate real-life application of billing techniques.

CATEGORY: Reimbursement (Part 1 of 3 in the reimbursement series)

SPEAKER: Michael Enos, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

July 26 @ 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Time-Driven Activity-Based Cost (TDABC) – Define and Understand the True Cost of Running Your Practice

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As you evolve to more value-based payment models, knowing the cost of doing business is essential. For example, how much does it cost you to evaluate a patient? The models discussed during this webinar will allow you to become more cost-aware in relation to your medical practice.

CATEGORY: Leadership and business management (Part 2 of 6 in the leadership and business management series)

SPEAKER: Owen Dahl, LFACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

August 9 @ 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements for Coding and Billing Insurance (Part 1)

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Get introduced to evaluation and management (E/M) services and E/M categories. Learn about special considerations for new versus established patients, time-based visits, and the risk of cloned notes. Case studies from obesity medicine clinicians who accept insurance in their practices will be used to illustrate best practices.

CATEGORY: Reimbursement (Part 2 of 3 in the reimbursement series)

SPEAKER: Michael Enos, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

August 23 @ 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Motivational Interviewing – Beyond the Basics

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Incorporate the fundamentals of motivational interviewing into your patient appointments as appropriate. This webinar is intended for physicians and healthcare providers with limited experience using motivational interviewing as a behavioral change tool with patients.

CATEGORY: Clinical treatment applications

SPEAKER: Colleen Fairbanks, PhD

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

September 6 @ 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Efficiency and Effectiveness and You

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Learn about Lean Management principles and tools. The tools provided will help you increase efficiency in your practice and lead to effective value-based care delivery.

CATEGORY: Leadership and business management (Part 3 of 6 in the leadership and business management series)

SPEAKER: Owen Dahl, LFACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

September 13 @ 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements for Coding and Billing Insurance (Part 2)

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Learn how to appropriately and efficiently chart and document the patient visit, including key components for evaluation and management (E/M) documentation and common documentation pitfalls. Also learn about E/M “levelling” with real-life examples of problem-oriented services and how they would be leveled.

CATEGORY: Reimbursement (Part 3 of 3 in the reimbursement series)

SPEAKER: Michael Enos, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

October 18 @ 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Patient/Staff Engagement and Value-based Care

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Studies show that less than 30% of your staff is engaged! “Engagement” refers to your staff relating to each other and especially to their patients. A positive patient experience leads to improved satisfaction scores, but more importantly, it leads to a value-based outcome from the overall care delivered. Learn why, how, what, when, and where to improve engagement opportunities for each of your employees and the direct impact this will have with your patients.

CATEGORY: Leadership and business management (Part 4 of 6 in the leadership and business management series)

SPEAKER: Owen Dahl, LFACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

October 25 @ 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Telemedicine and Pediatrics

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Implement and expand your practice’s reach to pediatric populations through telemedicine. This webinar is brought to you by the Pediatric Committee.

CATEGORY: Clinical treatment applications

SPEAKER: Valerie O’Hara, DO, FAAP

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

November 6 @ 12:00 PM (Eastern)
The Obesity Paradox

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Why do some data show that body mass index (BMI) in the overweight range (generally) may confer lower mortality? During this webinar, learn the advantages and disadvantages of using BMI as a measurement tool for diagnosing overweight and obesity.

CATEGORY: Clinical treatment applications

SPEAKER: Lydia Alexander, MD, FOMA

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

November 15 @ 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Change Isn’t Scary – It’s Required! Transform and Innovate to Positively Impact Your Practice

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Change may sometimes be scary, but it’s necessary for growing and improving your practice. Learn how to build a model of transition and go beyond “the way we’ve always done it” to a new and better way.

CATEGORY: Leadership and business management (Part 5 of 6 in the leadership and business management series)

SPEAKER: Owen Dahl, LFACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

December 6 @ 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Forget the Bottom Line, It’s Deeper Than That

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Assess the current culture of your practice in relation to decision-making, compliance with established policies and procedures, local regulations and rules, and more. After your assessment, learn how to transition to a new way of thinking.

CATEGORY: Leadership and business management (Part 6 of 6 in the leadership and business management series)

SPEAKER: Owen Dahl, LFACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $26 for non-members

Bundle: All 2018 Webinars

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Set yourself up for success by registering for all of our 2018 webinars at once. With webinars focusing on three primary target areas — clinical treatment applications, leadership and business management, and reimbursement — you’ll receive comprehensive education and gain the skills to succeed professionally, improve your practice, and provide evidence-based treatment to your patients with obesity.

ACCREDITATION: 12 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $249 for non-members
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Bundle: Leadership and Business Management Series

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Find the balance between providing exceptional patient care and running a successful practice. Our 6-webinar business series will focus on quality-of-care outcomes, addressing rising expenses, dealing with declining reimbursement, facing complex and educated patient demands, and understanding the technology available to help.

SPEAKER: Owen Dahl, LFACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB

ACCREDITATION: 6 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $125 for non-members
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Bundle: Reimbursement Series

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During this 3-webinar series, learn how to improve office productivity and your bottom line with correct charting and documentation techniques to properly, effectively, and efficiently code patient visits to maximize your reimbursement in an obesity medicine practice.

SPEAKER: Michael Enos, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

ACCREDITATION: 3 CME/CE

REGISTRATION: Free for members; $62 for non-members
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