Musings From the Canary in the Coal Mine
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Clinical and Business Trends
Lawrence Epstein, MD
Lawrence J. Epstein, MD, Harvard Medical School faculty and former Medical Director at SleepHealthCenters, shares his experiences as an insider during the closure of one of the largest chains of sleep centers in the United States. He discusses the changes that will drastically impact the entire sleep medicine industry and the drivers for those changes. Based on the lessons he learned, Dr. Epstein provides direction for sleep centers to navigate these changes and remain viable.
Emerging Clinical and Business Trends in Sleep Medicine is a series of live presentations recorded at the AASM 2013 Winter Course in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the series, experts explore state-of-the-art patient care management in the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders and strategies to improve current business practices through a mix of traditional lectures, case-based discussions and pro/con debates. Discussion focuses on providing relevant updated information and new strategies that sleep clinicians can use in their practice. The focus is on three areas: changing guidelines and regulations in sleep medicine, diagnosing and managing sleep disorders and business considerations for sleep specialists.
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0 hr 51 min
Describe the changes that Sleep HealthCenters experienced related to Out of Center Sleep Testing;
Discuss the technological, reimbursement and systemic changes in sleep medicine; and
List considerations sleep centers should be reviewing to ensure their practices remain viable.
Physicians and health care providers involved in the treatment and management of patients with sleep disorders and the business operations of a sleep center
The AASM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME is available for three years from the date of release, 2/22/2013. No CME for this program will be provided after three years unless the program is reviewed by the AASM and found current and eligible for CME.
Note: If you attended this session in person you cannot claim CME for this online learning module.
Hardware/Software Requirements: An internet connection and speakers are required to participate in this presentation.Online learning modules can be accessed in the AASM Online Learning Center. The AASM does not offer refunds for online learning module purchases.
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