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THE 2017 PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE has been CANCELED, and will be rescheduled for Early 2018. Watch for more information regarding the next session. To add your name to the contact list for 2018, contact Dave Nowak in the SLMMS office at 314-989-1014, ext. 105 or

2016 Physician Leadership Institute Materials for all sessions posted below.


Attention PLI participants: This page will be updated regularly throughout the course of the program. Please check back before each session for updates.

Reminders for PLI participants:

– Attire for all five Saturday sessions is casual. Please dress comfortably.
– These will be working sessions, with much interaction and discussion. Viewing the posted materials and readings in advance is recommended.
– There will be a 30-minute lunch break with a box lunch provided each session (along with snacks and beverages). Please let us know as soon as possible via email if you have any special dietary needs.
– Each session will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end no later than 2:00 p.m. You may arrive as early as 8:00 a.m.
– Facilities – the classes will be held in Anders’ offices at 800 Market Street, Suite 500, St. Louis MO
– Parking – Park in the Stadium West Garage on any non-reserved level. Bring your parking ticket with you to class for validation. Take the elevator or stairs in the garage to the yellow level (bridge) and enter the Bank of America building. You will be asked to sign in/out at the security desk. Security will direct you to Anders offices. The training area is called The Nest and it will be to your left as you ascend the escalators.

Session 1: FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTHCARE – (February 13, 2016)

Overall program suggested reading:

Creating a Culture of “We” – Investing in Physician Leaders

7 Steps to Achieve Physician-Hospital Alignment, Collaboration

1A – Future of Health Care: How Do You Fit In? (Kathleen McCarry & Brian McCook)

PP Presentation: Future of Health Care 2016

Suggested reading list (four articles):

Link to suggested readings (McCarry/McCook)

1B – Technology’s Prevalence in Healthcare (Derrick Weisbrod)

PP Presentation: Technology’s Prevalence in Healthcare

Suggested readings:

(1) A Framework For Success

(2) Steps to Prep for Phase 2 OCR Audits

(3) What is Company Culture, and How Do You Change It?

1C – Traits of Successful Leaders (Dr. Chris Bowe)

Suggested reading:

How To Become A Corporate Board Member

1D – Physicians as Leaders (Dr. Rik Nemanick)

PP Presentation: Physicians as Leaders 2016

Suggested reading:

The Value of Physician Leadership

Session 2: FINANCE AND REVENUE – (February 27, 2016)

2A – Legal Issues That Impact Your Practice (Stu Vogelsmeier)

PP Presentation: Legal Issues Impact 2016

Suggested readings:

(1) Payment for Referrals: It’s Still Not a Good Idea

(2) How Much Flexibility Do I Have in Billing The Patient?

(3) Stark Law Refresher

2B – Impact of Documentation and Coding on the Provider Organization (Rose Dunn)

PP Presentation: Impact of Documentation and Coding

Suggested readings:

(1) The AMDIS Consensus Recommendations to Industry

(2) Links to other suggested reading materials (12 articles)

(3) Link to physician documentation guidelines

2C – No Margin, No Mission (Chris Keefe)

PP Presentation: No Margin, No Mission

2D: Effective Revenue Cycles Are No Accident (Jerrie Weith)

PP Presentation: Effective Revenue Cycles (2016)

Suggested readings:

(1) PCI Data Storage Do’s and Don’ts

(2) Seven Revenue-Driving Best Practices

(3) Cash Flow Is Every Practice Manager’s Responsibility

(4) Optimizing Patient Collections

(5) Ten Tips to Getting Paid at Your Medical Practice

(6) Develop a System to Collect Patient Credit Card Information

Session 3: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT – (March 12, 2016)

3A: Exploring the Physician-Manager Partnership (panel presentation)

No suggested reading

3B: Human Resources – Maximizing Our ROI on Our #1 Investment (O’Neal)

PP Presentation: HR Law Update

Suggested reading:

(1) EEOC Broadens Its Reach

(2) OT Rule

3C: Physician Balance – Life and Patients (Dr. Stuart Slavin)

PP Presentation: Physicians and Life Balance

Suggested reading:

PERMA: A Model for Institutional Leadership and Culture Change

3D: Meaningful Dialogue: Enhancing Patient-Physician Communications (Dave Nowak)

PP Presentation: Meaningful Dialogue (2016)

Suggested readings:

(1) Doctor, Shut Up and Listen

(2) The Talking Cure for Health Care

(3) Dealing with Dr. Google: Why Communication is Key

(4) Why Patient Portals Remain Healthcare’s Enigma

Session 4: RISK AND COMPLIANCE – (April 2, 2016)

4A: Population Health Management and Its Impact on Your Future (Eric Vanderhoef)

PP Presentation: Population Healthcare Management For Physicians

Suggested readings:

(1) Population Healthcare and Medicare Advantage Revenue

(2) How to Define Population Healthcare

(3) Compliance and Population Healthcare in a Primary Care Physician”s Practice

(4) CMS Quality Measurements for Medicare Advantage – The Red Herrings of Healthcare

4B: What Would You Do? A Risk Management Discussion (Jim Bowlin, Kevin Rejent)

PP Presentation: What Would You Do?

Suggested readings:

(1) Breach Notification Rule

(2) Communication is the Key: Take Small Steps to Avoid Big Problems

4C: Pay For Performance: What’s Next? (Mike Fondell)

PP Presentation: Pay for Performance: What’s Next

Suggested reading:

Crosswalk of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

4D: Physicians and Ethics – You Bet! (Dr. Ira Kodner)

PP Presentation: Physicians and Ethics 2016

Suggested readings:

(1) Medical Ethics: Tough Issues!

(2) Ethical and Legal Considerations (Chapter 53)

Session 5: LEADERSHIP SKILLS – (April 23, 2016)

5A: Strategies for Survival (Karen Schechter)

PP Presentation: Strategies for Survival

Suggested readings:

(1) Six Big Trends To Watch in Health Care for 2016

(2) Streamlining Your Practice for Profitability & Success

(3) Practice Fitness: Building a Value-Based Foundation

5B: The Fork in the Road (Dr. Joseph Craft and Dr. Denise Hooks-Anderson)

No suggested pre-reading

5C: Collaboration and Engagement – More Than Buzzwords (Panel Presentation with Dr. Michael Beat, Dr. Charles Ettelson, Dr. David Pohl and Scott Johnson)

No suggested pre-reading

5D: Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here? (Dr. Rik Nemanick)

PP Presentation: Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here?

Suggested readings:

(1) The Key to Giving and Receiving Negative Feedback


5E: Improving Our Industry – Implementing What We’ve Learned (Kathleen McCarry, Dave Nowak, Jerrie Weith)

No suggested pre-reading


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