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 are offered to OMA members for free! Not a member yet? Join now to receive access to free webinars, other obesity medicine educational tools and resources, and more great benefits!

Live Webinar Schedule

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

December 11 @ 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Update on the Proposed CMS E/M Changes and Their Impact

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Review the CMS proposed rule and its impact on evaluation and management (E/M) coding and reimbursement across the medical community. The presentation will include an overview of problems posed by the current code structure and documentation guidelines, changes that CMS has considered, and the potential financial impacts of these changes. As the webinar gets closer, more information is expected to come from Washington, so be sure to tune in to learn the latest information.

CATEGORY: Reimbursement

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

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


Recorded Webinars

Reimbursement #1:
Insurance Reimbursement: Obesity Medicine Billing

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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)

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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)

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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

Leadership and Business Management #4:
Patient/Staff Engagement and Value-based Care

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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

Leadership and Business Management #5:
Change Isn’t Scary – It’s Required! Transform and Innovate to Positively Impact Your Practice

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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

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

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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

Clinical Treatment Applications #2:
Telemedicine and Pediatrics

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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

Clinical Treatment Applications #3:
The Obesity Paradox

The recording of this webinar will become available in December.

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


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 when the recordings become available in December 2018.

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.