The purpose of this course is to discuss strategies on how to establish or improve a bariatricpractice. This course will focus on the necessary tools for both practice success and protection. It will discuss important and provocative topics including integrating and developing continuous quality improvement projects, maximizing practice protection from litigation and how to incorporate and leverage new technology and social media into practice. Experts will then debate the pros and cons of various practice models.


8:00am Welcome
8:15am The ABCs of DMIAC, LEAN, PDCA and other QI
Anthony Petrick, MD
8:45am Towards Improving Patient Satisfaction and Patient-Centered Outcomes
Matthew Hutter, MD
9:15am Enhanced Recovery in Bariatric Surgery
Stacy Brethauer, MD
10:00am Break
10:15am DROP your Readmissions
John Morton, MD
10:45am PROVEN Care, the Geisinger Bundled Pay Model
Anthony Petrick, MD
11:00am Managing Your Supply Chain to Better Value
Stacy Brethauer, MD
11:15am National Quality Initiatives in Obesity
John Morton, MD
11:30am Panel Discussion
12:00pm Adjourn