Tools for Effective Ob-Gyn Practice Management

August 2, 2019

A New (Fly-in/Fly-out) Practice Management Course

Course Description
ACOG's Executive Board believes physicians must educate themselves and their staff about effective and appropriate tools for managing their practices.

In the past, successfully operating a medical practice and earning a good income as an obstetrician/gynecologist was relatively easy. Success, while not guaranteed, was certainly attainable. Success is still attainable, but doing so requires a very intentional and strategic plan and a clear understanding of the factors involved in operating an OB/GYN practice in 2019.

This four-hour course is dedicated to clarifying the principles of controlling costs, negotiating contracts, recruiting and retaining team members, governing an organization, effective marketing, and managing risk to name just a few of the topics that will be addressed. Attending this course will prepare participants for success in the increasingly complex world of medical practice management.

Course Objectives
At the end of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify key considerations in negotiating essential contracts with hospitals, payers,vendors, and other parties.

  • Evaluate different approaches to the organization of a medical practice, with a specific emphasis on concerns unique to the obstetrician/gynecologist.

  • Engage top-quality physician partners and staff members by developing and maintaining a strong practice culture.

  • Mitigate the risk associated with patient care, employment issues, and compliance with federal and state regulations.

  • Assess the risks and benefits of practice opportunities, which may include decisions such as adding new providers and/or locations, merging with another group, expanding a service line, and many others.

Agenda Format
Through question and answer sessions, discussions and case studies, physicians should learn how effective practice management tools can positively affect their practice bottom line. This workshop is designed for physicians. However, if accompanied by a physician, up to two office staff may also attend. Once the physician has attended, his/her staff may attend without a physician for up to two years after the date the physician attended. Contact the Registrar for more information.

Registration fees are as follows.

Session Pricing

  • ACOG Fellow - $350
  • Jr. Fellow/Educational Affiliate - $300
  • Non-Member physician - $450
  • First staff member accompanying a physician - $300
  • Additional staff member(s) accompanying a physician - $250

Enrollment is limited to the first 36 participants. Exceptions cannot be made. Space in this session is not reserved until payment is received. We recommend that you verify yor registration status with the ACOG Registrar at (800) 673-8444 prior to making travel or hotel arrangements. We are not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or hotel reservations.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be in writing and received by the ACOG Registrar two weeks prior to the workshop date. No refunds will be made after that time. Registration fees will be refunded minus an administrative fee of $100.00 per participant.

Registrants may transfer one time from one workshop to a single session/workshop day at another workshop being held in 2019 without an additional fee. Additional requests to transfer from one workshop to another within the same year will be assessed a fee of $100.00 per participant. Transfers from a 2019 workshop into a 2020 workshop are not permitted. Registrants who plan to transfer to a different workshop within the same year but who fail to do so will be subject to the administrative fee of $100.00 on their refund. Cancellation Fees may not be applied to other educational activities.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024-2188

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Upcoming ACOG Coding Workshops

Friday, August 2, 10:00AM – 2:00 PM ET
Tools for Effective Ob-Gyn Practice Management

ACCME Accreditation

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

The breakdown of the number of credits for each day of the meeting is as follows:
Session - Tools for Effective Ob-Gyn Practice Management - 4 credits

Program Director
Donna Tyler, CPC, COBGC
ACOG Department of Health Economics


This half-day meeting is intended to be a “fly-in/fly-out session. The course will start at 10:00 am and will end at 2:30 pm. to allow for ease of attendance if registrants need to fly in.

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998