Institute for Leadership & Business (ILB) Track On-Demand (2024)


"Excellent experience covering so many areas of urology that are not discussed openly enough."

"Best class I have attended during this AUA! Well worth the money spent for the ILB."

"Very useful strategies for time efficiency and running a practice and being a leader."

- AUA2024 ILB Track Attendee Testimonials-


Invest in your leadership and business skills with the Institute for Leadership & Business (ILB) Track On-Demand! The ILB track features a total of nine on-demand courses which cover a wide range of leadership, business and practice management topics spanning multiple categories such as economic models of practice, professional development and leadership, financial management, operational improvement, new business development opportunities, and federal law and regulations. 

Whether you are starting your career, seeking career advancement or professional development, or looking to master the business challenges facing today’s urology practice, the AUA offers education to support your needs and professional growth.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This enduring program is not accredited for CME. 

Institute for Leadership & Business (ILB) Track Course Line-Up

  1. Empowering Physician Leaders: Strategies for Inspiring Excellence and Achieving Success
  2. Time Efficiency and Productivity Hacks for the Busy Urologist
  3. Key Strategies in Building Your Group's Culture
  4. What's in a Number - The Basics of Coding and Billing
  5. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  6. The Business of Urology: What I Have Learned on Being Clinically Productive
  7. Avoiding and Defending Medical Malpractice
  8. How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Healthcare and Its Impact on Urology Practices
  9. Strategies to Effectively Integrate and Optimize Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in the Urology Care Team

Registration Fees

For information on AUA membership benefits, visit www.AUAnet.org/Join

IMPORTANT NOTE: This enduring program is not accredited for CME. 

Membership Category

On-Demand

AUA Member/Non-Member

$350

Resident/Fellow

$199

Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Young Urologists
  • Urology Practice Managers

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will:

Empowering Physician Leaders: Strategies for Inspiring Excellence and Achieving Success

  1. Recognize the critical role of integrity in leadership and how it shows up in their lives.
  2. Identify strategies to successfully implement “life beyond work”.
  3. Describe how concepts of control, congruence, and focus are key aspects to successful leadership.
  4. Discuss the communication skills all good leaders possess and why these skills are paramount for effective leadership.
  5. Describe core communication techniques that successful physician leaders utilize which include active listening, asking difficult questions in a productive way, the importance of how to communicate in a way that inspires team members, and the need for empathy and compassion.  
  6. Evaluate personal risk tolerance and its impact on decision-making. 
  7. Explain the drivers of effective persuasion.
  8. Describe how to match methods of persuasion to affect change to the specific situation at hand.
  9. Identify practical skills on the strategies of both collaboration and standing firm
  10. Review some of the reasons for leadership failure.
  11. Discern whether to embark on a leadership role.
  12. Explain the importance of leading through example and not placing value on achieving titles and positions.

Time Efficiency and Productivity Hacks for the Busy Urologist

  1. Apply efficient email management strategies to reduce technologic burden.
  2. Design a daily and weekly planning schedule that aligns with priorities.
  3. Employ strategies to optimize electronic health record efficiency via inbox, template, and order management.
  4. Identify and cultivate habits that improve time efficiency and increase productivity.
  5. Incorporate a routine of self-care.

Key Strategies in Building Your Group's Culture

  1. Explain the various factors that shape medical group culture, such as leadership styles, communication patters, and organizational values.
  2. Examine strategies for developing an onboarding and mentoring program that supports new clinicians’ professional growth and enhances job satisfaction.
  3. Describe the importance of work-life balance and determine strategies to achieve it within the demanding nature of medical practice.
  4. Identify skills needed to build and maintain relationships with physician and APP candidates throughout the recruitment process, including effective communication and negotiation strategies.
  5. Describe strategies for managing the impact of physician retirement on the urology group, such as succession planning, recruitment, and workload redistribution.

What's in a Number - The Basics of Coding and Billing

  1. Explain the definition of a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code, wRVU, and modifier.
  2. Review Center for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) guidelines on outpatient/clinic documentation.
  3. Outline principles of operative/procedural documentation to maximize credit.
  4. Create a simple pathway to audit your work periodically.

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  1. Identify your conflict style and the circumstances in which it is most effective.
  2. Adopt a more optimistic and productive orientation to conflict and negotiation.
  3. Discover a preparation protocol for difficult conversations.
  4. Practice micro skills such as investigation, reciprocity, mirroring, calibrated questions, and anchoring.
  5. Create an action plan to address an upcoming or anticipate personal conflict or negotiation.

The Business of Urology - What I Have Learned on How to be Clinically Productive

  1. Identify practice growth opportunities and apply tactics for successful growth.
  2. Interpret strategies to expand referral base and apply to direct case volumes for practice growth and success.
  3. Develop optimal time management clinical schedules for best-desired clinical productivity.
  4. Discern and perform accurate coding and billing.

Avoiding and Defending Medical Malpractice

  1. Identify steps to take if named in a lawsuit.
  2. Recognize how best to defend yourself.
  3. Define and identify your rights when named in a lawsuit.
  4. Identify what to do when multiple associates are also defendants.
  5. Recognize the importance of having a personal lawyer defend you.
  6. Recognize mistakes made that subject an Urologist to a lawsuit.

 

Course summary
Course opens: 
06/14/2024
Course expires: 
05/31/2027
List Price:
$350.00
Rating: 
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Institute for Leadership & Business (ILB) Track Course Descriptions

IMPORTANT NOTE: This enduring program is not accredited for CME

Empowering Physician Leaders: Strategies for Inspiring Excellence and Achieving Success

  • Course Co-Director: Vannita Simma-Chiang, MD, MBA
  • Faculty: Robert C. Flanigan, MD; Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, FACS, MBA; Mara R. Holton, MD; Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, MBA; Bradley F. Schwartz, MD; Eila C. Skinner, MD; Landon Trost, MD; J. Stuart Wolf, Jr., MD
  • Join us for an enriching series of leadership lessons crafted to empower physicians in inspiring others, achieving greatness, and realizing success in their professional journeys. In each session, esteemed speakers will delve into key leadership principles during a focused 15-minute presentation, followed by an engaging panel discussion. Explore the essential skills and insights necessary to navigate the dynamic landscape of healthcare leadership and become a catalyst for positive change within the medical community.

Time Efficiency and Productivity Hacks for the Busy Urologist

  • Course Director: Angela B. Smith, MD, MS
  • Faculty: David Canes, MD; Rena Malik, MD; Jennifer Miles-Thomas, MD, FPMRS
  • Time efficiency and productivity optimization are critical skills for achieving success regardless of training level or practice type. This applied course will be an interactive session in which attendees will identify prioritized goals, learn how and when to say yes/no, apply email organization strategies, and create daily and weekly planning sessions to immediately apply in their daily life. Attendees will be provided a pre-reading list generated by faculty that will facilitate a flipped classroom teaching approach. Attendees will also be encouraged to bring their laptop and a bullet journal to create a personalized time efficiency system. This system will be created during small groups facilitated by mentorship from course faculty and peers, with the end result being a custom-made time management program that can be immediately implemented following the session. We will also discuss prioritization of self-care and incorporating time for passion projects or desired activities within this program.

Key Strategies in Building Your Group's Culture

  • Course Director: Jason Hafron, MD; David Albala, MD
  • Faculty: Scot Davis; Allison Griffin
  • A key to success in today’s competitive environment is a robust and positive culture in your group practice. This is important for both current employees as well as for those joining or interested in joining the practice. This course will explore current strategies in defining and refining your group culture and address key human resources related issues that commonly occur in our groups. These issues include successful recruitment and retention of physicians and APPs, logistics of onboarding and importance of mentoring, addressing burnout, and managing expectations of the retiring or exiting physician. Join LUGPA’s leaders for this fast-paced interactive session designed to improve your group’s culture for the future!

What's in a Number - The Basics of Coding and Billing

  • Course Director: Jyoti Chouhan, DO, PharmD, FACS
  • Faculty: Jonathan Edward Kiechle, MD; Jonathan N. Rubenstein, MD
  • Very few residency and fellowship programs in the United States provide a formalized curriculum in billing and coding. Join our urologic coding experts as they review fundamental coding terminology, important documentation principles, and relevant coding concepts.

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  • Course Directors: Jennifer Robin, PhD; Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, MBA
  • Every urologist has a unique personality with tools and techniques for managing conflict and negotiating effective outcomes by virtue of his/her role in healthcare: clinician, administrator, educator, and/or researcher. However, the strategy to tackle different scenarios may not be well organized and deliberate. Through assessments, anecdotes, and discussions, we will create a deeper understanding of what conflict and negotiation require of physicians and leaders. This course will help develop skills and perspectives needed to meet the moment. Attendees will explore their tendencies and organizational obstacles, redeploy their current skills, and learn new ones, and leave with an understanding of how to better address conflict and engage in negotiation.

The Business of Urology: What I Have Learned on How to Be Clinically Productive

  • Course Directors: Pablo J. SantaMaria, MD, FACS; Mark Painter, BA, CPMA
  • Faculty: Una Lee, MD; John Lin, MD
  • This course will provide examples and demonstrate how to be clinically productive within three years of employment in either a private practice, hospital employed, or a clinical academician model. Led by an active practicing urologist who became the number one urological producer within the first three months to three years of each of the above models, business leaders and consultants will present opportunities and systems that have resulted in repeated success for these three urologic employment models.

Avoiding and Defending Medical Malpractice

  • Course Director: Mitchell C. Benson, MD
  • Faculty: Ben Rubinowitz, JD
  • Medical malpractice is a reality that we must live with. We live in a very litigious society that looks to place blame for every adverse event. Medical malpractice cannot be avoided! However, what you as a practitioner need to do to protect yourself, your finances, and your reputation is never taught during our training. This course, led by a leading medical malpractice plaintiff’s attorney and an experienced Urologist, is designed to help you navigate through this traumatic process and make certain you are prepared to defend yourself. This course will teach you how to minimize your risk of being named in a lawsuit by avoiding risk pitfalls, and the steps you must take to defend yourself if named in a lawsuit. Additionally, this course will teach you your rights in the courtroom and what you must ask of your insurance company to ensure you are being appropriately represented, protected, and defended.

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Transforming Healthcare and its Impact on Urology Practices

  • Course Director: Jeffery P. Daigrepont, Senior Vice President, Coker Group
  • The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare is on the rise and solving a variety of problems for patients and providers.  This  on-demand session will take a closer look at how AI is solving problems and what’s on the horizon for the industry.   While we do not see AI taking the place of humans, we will discuss the ethics and risk of machine involvement over traditional methods.  We will also look at how the market is responding to AI and how vendors are creating features similar to how we interact with other natural language processing such as Siri (Apple) and Alexa (Amazon).

 Strategies to Effectively Integrate and Optimize Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in the Urology Care Team

  • Course Director: Kristin Smith, RPA-C, MPAS
  • As the aging demographic of our population continues to grow, so does the prevalence of urologic diseases, presenting an escalating challenge for healthcare providers. Compounded by the fact that a significant portion of urologists are delaying retirement due to increasing demands, the field is witnessing a rise in burnout among practitioners. In response to this critical issue, this on-demand presentation aims to shed light on the innovative strategies employed in Western New York to expand the urologic workforce and enhance patient care. 

 

 

No disclosures posted as this enduring program is not accredited for CME. 

This enduring program is not accredited for CME. 

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Registration Fees

For information on AUA membership benefits, visit www.AUAnet.org/Join

Membership Category

On-Demand

AUA Member/Non-Member

$350

Resident/Fellow

$199