Live Obesity Webinars

Throughout the year, OMA will offer accredited, live obesity webinars, focusing on three primary target areas: clinical obesity treatment applications, leadership and practice management, and reimbursement. These live obesity webinars will help you 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.

Live Webinar Schedule

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
Owen Dahl is a principal of Owen Dahl Consulting in The Woodlands, Texas, and an author, speaker, adjunct professor, and consultant with over 50 years of experience in healthcare. His interests are in planning, culture, operations - Lean and Six Sigma, human resources, and revenue cycle management. Mr. Dahl received his bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and his master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado; he has done additional studies at NOVA Southeastern and Villanova.

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 and Danielle M. Louder, BS
Dr. O’Hara brings 18 years of pediatric weight management experience to her families and community. She received her board certification in Obesity Medicine in 2013 via the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She began this focused work as part of the Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative in 2000. She has been involved with Let’s Go as a Physician Champion, visiting the Primary Care Practices in the EMHS region since 2010.

Danielle Louder is Program Director for the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), where she leads efforts focused on the implementation and growth of telehealth programs throughout the eight-state NETRC region, (New England, New York and New Jersey), as well as collaborating with colleagues from the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers on nation-wide efforts to advance the reach and impact of telehealth.

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
Dr. Lydia C. Alexander practices obesity medicine as part of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Group in San Francisco, CA. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is presently obtaining certification as a Culinary Medicine Specialist from the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University. Dr. Alexander received her B.A. in international relations and Spanish with a minor in political science from Tufts University and her M.D. from UC Davis School of Medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine and received her residency training at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, where she was also Chief Resident. Dr. Alexander is passionate about the practice of obesity medicine and credits her mentor, Dr. Carla Callao, also an ABOM diplomate, with introducing her to this highly fulfilling field of medicine, where doctors focus on treating the “roots, not the fruits” of disease. Nothing beats the feeling of managing a patient with metabolic syndrome and the carbohydrate intolerance of type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and seeing the improvement of blood glucose, hypertension, sleep, and movement with the concomitant positive effect on long-term patient health outcomes.

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
Owen Dahl is a principal of Owen Dahl Consulting in The Woodlands, Texas, and an author, speaker, adjunct professor, and consultant with over 50 years of experience in healthcare. His interests are in planning, culture, operations - Lean and Six Sigma, human resources, and revenue cycle management. Mr. Dahl received his bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and his master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado; he has done additional studies at NOVA Southeastern and Villanova.

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
Owen Dahl is a principal of Owen Dahl Consulting in The Woodlands, Texas, and an author, speaker, adjunct professor, and consultant with over 50 years of experience in healthcare. His interests are in planning, culture, operations - Lean and Six Sigma, human resources, and revenue cycle management. Mr. Dahl received his bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and his master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado; he has done additional studies at NOVA Southeastern and Villanova.

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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Recorded Webinars

Reimbursement #1:
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
Mike Enos has over 15 years of experience in the medical coding, billing compliance, and revenue cycle management field. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the revenue cycle and was a billing account manager for physician practices. Mike has contributed articles to Medical Economics and MGMA Connection Magazine and presented at regional and national MGMA conferences, AAPC Chapter Meetings, and the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA) Fall Forum.

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

Reimbursement #2:
Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements for Coding and Billing Insurance (Part 1)

RECORDING COMING SOON!

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
Mike Enos has over 15 years of experience in the medical coding, billing compliance, and revenue cycle management field. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the revenue cycle and was a billing account manager for physician practices. Mike has contributed articles to Medical Economics and MGMA Connection Magazine and presented at regional and national MGMA conferences, AAPC Chapter Meetings, and the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA) Fall Forum.

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

Reimbursement #3:
Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements for Coding and Billing Insurance (Part 2)

RECORDING COMING SOON!

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
Mike Enos has over 15 years of experience in the medical coding, billing compliance, and revenue cycle management field. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the revenue cycle and was a billing account manager for physician practices. Mike has contributed articles to Medical Economics and MGMA Connection Magazine and presented at regional and national MGMA conferences, AAPC Chapter Meetings, and the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA) Fall Forum.

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

Leadership and Business Management #1:
Developing Your Team to Improve Your Practice

RECORDING COMING SOON!

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
Owen Dahl is a principal of Owen Dahl Consulting in The Woodlands, Texas, and an author, speaker, adjunct professor, and consultant with over 50 years of experience in healthcare. His interests are in planning, culture, operations - Lean and Six Sigma, human resources, and revenue cycle management. Mr. Dahl received his bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and his master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado; he has done additional studies at NOVA Southeastern and Villanova.

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

Leadership and Business Management #2:
Time-Driven Activity-Based Cost (TDABC) – Define and Understand the True Cost of Running Your Practice

RECORDING COMING SOON!

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
Owen Dahl is a principal of Owen Dahl Consulting in The Woodlands, Texas, and an author, speaker, adjunct professor, and consultant with over 50 years of experience in healthcare. His interests are in planning, culture, operations - Lean and Six Sigma, human resources, and revenue cycle management. Mr. Dahl received his bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and his master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado; he has done additional studies at NOVA Southeastern and Villanova.

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

Leadership and Business Management #3:
Efficiency and Effectiveness and You

RECORDING COMING SOON!

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
Owen Dahl is a principal of Owen Dahl Consulting in The Woodlands, Texas, and an author, speaker, adjunct professor, and consultant with over 50 years of experience in healthcare. His interests are in planning, culture, operations - Lean and Six Sigma, human resources, and revenue cycle management. Mr. Dahl received his bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and his master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado; he has done additional studies at NOVA Southeastern and Villanova.

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE

Clinical Treatment Applications #1:
Motivational Interviewing – Beyond the Basics

RECORDING COMING SOON!

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
Dr. Fairbanks is a licensed clinical health psychologist. She has extensive experience, both as a practitioner and instructor, in motivational interviewing and understanding the interplay between physical and emotional health. She is an expert on human behavior, communication, and the mind-body connection. Dr. Fairbanks’ passion is working with patients and medical providers to find internal motivation, create healthy habits, find purpose, and improve overall health and wellbeing.

ACCREDITATION: 1 CME/CE


Claiming Credit

Participants who attend the live webinar will be able to claim credit within two business days and will receive the recording of the webinar. Those unable to attend the live webinar will be able to access the recordings on the Obesity Medicine Academy and claim credit at the conclusion of the 2018 webinar series. Pre-orders for recorded webinars will be available soon.

Technical Support

Live webinars can be viewed from a computer or mobile device. Please download the GotoWebinar app to view webinars from your mobile device. To ensure your computer or device is compatible with the webinar platform, please view the system requirements for webinar attendees.

If you have technical difficulties during a live webinar, please visit the technical support portal or call (877) 582-7011 for assistance.