June 23, 2020

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Course Descriptions/Details

Courses will appear here as they are made available during the 6-week course period.

Healthcare Credentialing

The credentialing lessons of this course will cover topics that providers need to understand in order to get paid by insurance companies.  Most insurance companies require that you are credentialed with them in order to see patients under that plan.  Practicing medicine without proper credentials can lead to the loss of privileges at hospitals and can also lead to patients being assigned to other providers.

Course Resources

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Medicare Advantage 101

Medicare Advantage 101 will provide you with the information necessary to understand what Medicare Advantage practices are and how revenue is generated to the primary care providers, specialists, and durable medical equipment providers.  You will gain an understanding of how prescription drug benefits impact patients, the provider, and health plans.  LAMA™ course modules will contain real-life case scenarios to help you grasp topics and concepts better.

Medicare Advantage Advanced Course

The Medicare Advantage Advanced Course dives deeper into how different medical facilities and entities affect revenue for the provider, the IPA, and the insurance company.  The advanced course also describes patient scenarios related to caring for patients on a Medicare Advantage plan.

Medicare Risk Adjustment - HCC Coding

The Medicare Risk Adjustment (HCC Coding) course is designed to introduce students to the concept of insurance companies receiving funds based on Hierarchal Conditions Codes (HCC). Sicker patients or patients with chronic disease will have higher healthcare costs associated with their care.  Medicare has developed a system that will reimburse health plans and providers additional amounts for caring for patients who may require more services.

Clinical Quality Measures

Physicians and other healthcare providers are now being graded on their ability to provide quality care.  This course will detail important aspects of how clinical quality measures are collected and reported.  Quality scores are being tied to practice and physician performance and have been shown to improve patient care.

Decrypting Practice Reports

This course is designed to help healthcare providers understand basic financial, clinical, and medical practice reports.  Providers who understand practice reports make better decisions about overhead expenses and revenue opportunities.   Understanding how to read reports on patient population can improve patient care.

Marketing 101 - Marketing Your Medicare Advantage Practice

Marketing your medical practice does not come naturally to most healthcare providers.  This course introduces practical marketing tools that will help providers grow their patient panels.  It is also important to understand how to retain patient in your practice and create a positive atmosphere.  In this course, I will share personal experiences that have helped me grow my Medicare Advantage population to over 650 patients in less than 10 years.

BONUS - Personal Finance Tips

Learn the best practices in personal finance from financial experts and coaches with the heart of humble teachers.  This section will be led by my very own financial coach, Sonja Palomino.

Sonja became a financial coach after her family almost lost everything, and it inspired her to learn how to turn her family’s finances around, get out of debt, and get the financial weight of the world off her shoulders. In 2004, with a new baby on her hip, a new house under construction, a 401K loan, and up to their eyeballs in credit card debt, Sonja’s family had a $70K reduction in income overnight. Through the guilt and shame and at one of the lowest times in her life, her passion was ignited.  Making that transition from debt to freedom is not optional.  Sonja believes that physicians work too hard to work for everyone else and not have anything left for themselves or their families.

Legal Issues 101: Planning for Your Family and Your Business

Legal 101: Planning for Your Family and Your Business is broken into three Modules: Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, and Business Planning. Module 1 – Estate Planning surveys basic estate planning and how to provide for one’s family if incapacitated or at death. Module 2 – Asset Protection describes common tools and techniques to protect one’s self and assets from liability exposure. Module 3 – Business Planning looks at terms in a typical physician employment agreement and entities that are used when forming a new business.

Office Hour Webinar Replays

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