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CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/04/2022*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.


Description: Explore the step-by-step process and necessary considerations for setting up an obesity medicine practice, and gain the business tools you need to be successful. The content is intended for physicians, NPs, PAs, who have a background knowledge of clinical obesity treatment but want to gain the business savvy to start a practice dedicated all or in part to obesity medicine.




The Obesity Medicine Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The OMA designates this enduring material internet activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
April 04, 2019
Expiration Date:
March 28, 2022 12:00 AM
Presentation Location:
Marriot Marquis Houston
Houston, TX
Presentation Objectives
  • Create and implement a practical and effective business plan
  • Develop marketing strategies that focus on attracting, educating, and retaining patients which distinguish your practice from other commercial and professional obesity treatment centers
  • Understand common models for incorporating obesity medicine into private and public practices
  • Design and create a welcoming and bias-free office environment
  • Explore models for specializing in obesity medicine
  • Recruit, train, and manage a patient-centered staff in an obesity medicine practice
  • Correctly document and chart patient appointments aligned with current, established medical codes
  • Evaluate and implement optimal payment options for obesity treatment
  • Properly code for reimbursement for obesity treatment
  • Explore the current state of obesity diagnostics and technology to improve patient care
  • Establish an obesity medicine practice as a new clinic or an addition to an existing clinic
  • Enhance training through interactive sessions with obesity medicine practice leaders
Obesity Medicine Practice Models
Employee Recruitment and Training
Speaker Information
Wickham Simonds MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Creating a Welcoming Environment for Patients with Obesity
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Scott Kahan MD, MPH, FTOS, Dipl. ABOM
Patient Education
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Karli Burridge PA-C
Tech Talks: Using Technology in Your Practice
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Deborah Tate PhD, MS
Group Visits for Obesity Treatment
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Bartolome Burguera MD, PhD
Obesity Medicine Payment Models
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W. Allen Rader MD, MFOMA
Billing and Coding in Obesity Medicine (Part 1)
Speaker Information
Michael Enos CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
Billing and Coding in Obesity Medicine (Part 2)
Speaker Information
Jeremy D. McConnell MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Marketing Your Obesity Medicine Practice
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Karli Burridge PA-C
Michelle Post PhD, MBA, SMS
Creating a Business Plan for Your Practice
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Michelle Post PhD, MBA, SMS
Q&A Panel with Obesity Medicine Specialists
Speaker Information
Lydia C. Alexander MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Ethan Lazarus MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
William McCarthy MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
W. Allen Rader MD, MFOMA
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Obesity Medicine Association
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 12.50
Participation Credit(s): 12.50
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