Tuesday, April 16

7:00 am - 9:00 am


205 Skating to Where the Puck Will Be: Strategies for Neurosurgery Practices and Programs to Compete in Health Care's Future

AANS Member Fee: $150
Non-member Fee: $150
Member Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Robert M. Friedlander, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): James M. Ecklund, MD, FAANS; Jeremy Todd Phelps, MD, MBA, FAANS; Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS; John E. Ziewacz, MD, FAANS

Faculty discuss how health systems evaluate neurosurgical practices for purchase or alignment; the role of private and group practices in the hub-and-spoke model of health care delivery; how to align with accountable care organizations without becoming an employee; and managing the impact of publicly-available practice data and outcomes information. By predicting the future of health care, neurosurgeons should be able to position themselves strategically to lead the way using decision-driven change management.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the financial models available for working with hospitals and health systems.
  • Evaluate the neurosurgeon's financial strategy in ACO models.
  • Identify practice opportunities to improve physician satisfaction and sustainability.