2019 TOA/TOF/TSSM Annual Conference


50Days 14Hours 02Minutes 58Seconds

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Program Chair:
Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD
 

TOA President:
Andrew J. Palafox, MD

TOA 1st President:
Adam Bruggeman, MD

TSSM President:
B. Christian Balldin, MD

 

Friday, February 1, 2019 • Clinical General Session

7:15 AM 8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast & Exhibitor Visitation
8:00 AM 8:15 AM Welcome & Announcements
Program Chair Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD & Andrew J. Palafox, MD
8:15 AM 9:15 AM Spine: Which comes first, the total hip replacement or the spine fusion?  A discussion of current advances and controversies surrounding spinopelvic alignment and its potential relationship to THA
Christopher D. Chaput, MD – Moderator, Mark D. Rahm, MD, Marc M. DeHart, MD & More TBA
9:00 AM 12:00 PM (Breakout Event) How to Create Strategy in Three Hours
Darren Smith of Cima Strategic Services
9:00 AM 4:00 PM (Breakout Event) 2019 Hot Topics in Orthopaedic Coding & Reimbursement: Learn More About Medicare’s 2019 Payment Policy
Margaret “Margi” M. Maley, BSN, MS of Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.
9:15 AM 10:15 AM Hip & Knee Symposium
Michael W. Britt, MD, Terry A. Clyburn, MD, Melvyn A. Harrington, MD, Stephen J. Incavo, MD & Kenneth B. Mathis, MD
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Break & Exhibitor Visits
10:45 AM 11:45 AM Sports Medicine Symposium (see topics below)
B. Christian Balldin, MD – Moderator, Omer A. Ilahi, MD, Paul C. Chin, MD, Clay W. Neuelle, MD, Michael C. Greaser, MD & Kevin L. Kirk, DO
11:45 AM 12:45 PM Lunch Presentation: Asset Protection & the New Tax Law for Physicians
Tim Gilliam, CPA

Friday, February 1, 2019 • Business General Session

12:45 PM 1:00 PM Paper Presentations
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Trauma Symposium
Animesh Agarwal, MD – Moderator, James A. Blair, MD, Drew T. Sanders, MD, David C. Teague, MD & Boris A. Zelle, MD
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Health Care in 2025: What About Value-Based Payments
    Karl M. Koenig, MD
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Break & Exhibitor Visits
3:00 PM 4:30 PM Business & Public Policy Symposium (see topics below)
    Adam J. Bruggeman, MD – Moderator
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Orthopaedic Compensation Models & Benchmarking
    Adam J. Bruggeman, MD – Moderator, Kenneth J. Kaminski, MD, Anthony Brooks (CEO Azalea Orthopedics) & Vicki Sprague (AAOE)
5:00 PM 5:30 PM Paper Presentations
5:30 PM 10:00 PM Topgolf Suite & Other Networking Events at the Four Seasons

Saturday, February 2, 2019 • Clinical General Session

7:30 AM 8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast & Exhibitor Visitation
8:00 AM 8:15 AM Welcome & Announcements
    Program Chair Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD & Andrew J. Palafox, MD
8:15 AM 9:00 AM Case Studies with the Experts
    Speakers TBA
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Upper Extremity Symposium
    Jeremy S. Somerson, MD – Moderator, T. Bradley Edwards, MD & More Speakers TBA
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Break & Exhibitor Visits
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lessons Learned from My Field: Hot Topics from Different Specialties
    Speakers TBA
11:30 AM 12:30 PM The Future of Health Care in America
    State Rep. Thomas J. Oliverson, MD
12:30 PM 1:15 PM Foot & Ankle Symposium (see topics below)
    Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD – Moderator, Cory F. Janney, MD, Kevin L. Kirk, DO, John S. Early, MD & J. Speight Grimes, MD & Andrew M. Ebert, MD
1:15 PM 1:30 PM Paper Presentations
1:30 PM 2:30 PM 17th Annual Resident Quiz Bowl – (teams sign up – click here)
    Kyle F. Dickson, MD

Symposium Highlight: Sports Medicine

Friday, February 1 | 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

 

Speaker Topic
B. Christian Balldin, MD – Moderator  
Omer A. Ilahi, MD MPFL Repair Versus Reconstruction
Clay W. Nuelle, MD Arthroscopic Proximal Hamstring Repair
Paul C. Chin, MD Open Proximal Hamstring Repair
Michael C. Greaser, MD Percutaneous Achilles Repair
Kevin L. Kirk, DO Open Achilles Repair
Clay W. Nuelle, MD All Inside ACL Reconstruction with Suspensory Fixation
Paul C. Chin, MD Traditional ACL Reconstruction with Complete Tibial Tunnel

Symposium Highlight: Business & Public Policy

Friday, February 1 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Orthopaedic “Super Groups” – A Reality in Texas?

  • Private Equity and Orthopaedics

Telemedicine

  • What Is it?
  • How Do I Do It?
  • How Is It Reimbursed?
  • Hardware and Software Issues

Ancillaries

  • DME.
  • Physical Therapy
  • Imaging
  • ASCs
  • After Hours Clinics
  • What SHOULDN’T I Do?

Out-of-Network

  • Where Are We?
  • Where Is It Going?

Highlight: Orthopaedic Compensation Models & Benchmarking

Friday, February 1 | 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Speakers:

Adam J. Bruggeman, MD – Moderator
Kenneth J. Kaminski, MD,
Anthony Brooks (CEO Azalea Orthopedics)
Vicki Sprague (AAOE)

Topics:

Orthopaedic Revenue: Surgery vs. Clinic
PAs & NPs: Financial Considerations
Ancillaries
Physician Employment: Medicare’s Site Neutral Policies
Options for Bringing in New Surgeons
Pros and Cons of Hospital Contracts

Symposium Highlight: Foot & Ankle

Saturday, February 2 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

 

Speaker Topic
Vinod Panchbhavi, MD – Moderator Deltoid Ligament Rupture Needs Fixing in Ankle Fractures
Cory Janney, MD Foot and Ankle Injuries in the Military
Kevin L. Kirk, DO Fixing Lisfranc Injuries Is the Way to Go
John S. Early, MD Fusing Lisfranc Injuries Is the Way to Go
J. Speight Grimes, MD Deltoid Ligament Doesn’t Require Repair When Fixing Ankle Fractures
Andrew M. Ebert, MD Deltoid Ligament Doesn’t Require Repair When Fixing Ankle Fractures

Breakout Highlight: How to Create Strategy in Three Hours

Designed for Practice Administrators and Surgeon Leaders
Friday, February 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Whitney Room • Second Floor (Registration will be located on the Third Floor)

This breakout session is designed for practice administrators and orthopaedic surgeons who lead their practices. The workshop will teach you:

  • How to use “quick start” to set pace and create momentum.
  • How to make complex goals simple.
  • How to increase accountability for follow-through by 100.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be provided tools to lead their own strategic planning sessions for their orthopaedic practices.

The course is free with your annual conference registration and is led by Darren Smith of Cima Strategic Services. Darren is an expert in strategy implementation and collaboration and works with health care entities across the state.

Breakout Highlight: 2019 Hot Topics in Orthopaedic Coding & Reimbursement

Designed for Practice Coders, Administrators, and Surgeons
Friday, February 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Highland Room • Second Floor (Registration will be located on the Third Floor)

This breakout session is designed for practice coders, administrators and orthopaedic surgeons. The workshop will teach you:

  • Learn More About Medicare’s 2019 Payment Policy
  • Hot Topics in Orthopaedic Coding & Reimbursement

The course requires a separate registration fee and is led by Margaret M. Maley, BSN, MS of Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.

Margaret M. Maley, BSN, MS
Consultant and Speaker

HOTEL INFORMATION

TOA has secured a special rate of $195/evening. Reservations may be made by calling 800.734.4114 and referencing the Texas Orthopaedic Association’s 2019 Annual Conference.

Hotel cut off is January 16, 2019 – so reserve your room today!

NETWORKING EVENTS

Welcome to Houston’s Living Room!
The Houston Four Seasons has been referred to as “Houston’s Living Room”.  The venue provides a great atmosphere for orthopaedic surgeons and their team members to network in an enjoyable setting.

Topgolf Swing Suites
TOA has reserved the hotel’s Topgolf Swing Suites.
Both golfers and non-golfers are invited to network and enjoy this fun setting.
Friday afternoon and evening

Texas Whiskey Tasting
TOA’s Friday evening reception will feature a whiskey mixologist. Food and other drinks will be served.
Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION INFO

General Sessions  TOA members can register to attend all of the Friday and Saturday general sessions (before January 7, 2019) for $95.  After January 7 the price for admission is $125.

Coding Course  Friday’s coding course features a separate registration fee that includes your workbook. Orthopaedic surgeons and other members of the practice are encouraged to participate.  Early bird (before January 7, 2019) is $300, after January 7 the price for admission is $340.

Non-Member Attendees  To attend either the Coding Course (Friday February 1) or General Sessions (Friday February 1 and Saturday February 2) (choose one) + Friday Night Reception … admission is $700.

To register for the meeting, click here.

SPONSOR INFO

Start here: 2019 Sponsor Prospectus

pdf A/V Order Form for your Exhibitor Booth (PSAV @ Four Seasons Houston)
Sponsor Meeting Forms:  pdf W9 – TOA’s  |  pdf W9 – TOF’s
General Sessions: Fri & Sat: Four Seasons Ballroom A&B | Fri Breakout: Highland | Sat Breakout: Whitney
Friday Night Networking Events:  Topgolf Swing Suites and Texas Whiskey Tasting
Exhibit Hall Dates: February 1-2, 2019
Exhibit Hall Setup: 1/31/2019 5:00-10:00pm • Strike: 2/2/2019 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall: Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer, Austin & Austin Foyer
Exhibit Hall Layout: Preliminary Exhibit Layout | Preliminary Exhibit Layout w/ Pictures
Shipping Instructions:

Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Attn:  Allison McDaniel
TOA Exhibitor • Your Company Name
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX  77010

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING OUR 2019 MEETING!

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AudXMD • Avanos Medical • Gap-Flex • MedInc of Texas • Modernizing Medicine • Physicians Realty Trust

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Biocomposites • FX Shoulder USA Inc. • Medtronic • mtfbiologics | ConMed • P-LEASE • Vericel Corporation