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Thrive – Not JUST Survive IV:

“Shark-Proof Your Practice”

Practice Management & Asset Protection Workshop
Up to 11 Category 1 CME Credits
Joint sponsors: Orlando Regional Healthcare & Orange County Medical Society
Date:January 17, 2004 (Saturday)
Time:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place:Orlando Science Center - Orlando, FL
Hotel:Comfort Inn Suites Downtown, (407) 228-4007, $79 w/ Breakfest
Registration Fee: Member: $125 all day $75 am or pm session
Non-member: $195 all day $100 am or pm session
Staff: $75
Resident: $30
New Member: FREE!
Medical Student: Free

All day includes breakfast, lunch, 1/16 welcome & 1/17 post-conference receptions, 100-page “Compliance Resource Workbook”(value: $30) & Physicians’ Guide to Wealth Preservation (value: $49)

Dowload Camera-ready Meeting Poster to Print and Post in Your Office and Hospital

Jumpstart your practice
with the workshop designed by physicians!

The only workshop that teaches you practical strategies to get out of the government compliance & insurance claims business, and get back to practicing medicine!

Protect yourself & start practicing MEDICINE again!

Andrew Schlafly, J.D, AAPS General Counsel
Willlam Sutton, J.D. & Michael Lowe, J.D.
Greenberg Traurig, LLC, Orlando
Todd Coulter, M.D. (Recently featured on CBS Nightly
News and in the Wall Street Journal

We’ve added a full afternoon seminar on wealth
preservation & asset protection with:

Roccy DeFrancesco, J.D.
Author of The Doctor’s Wealth Preservation Guide

Reduce third party interference in your practice, and
protect yourself from fraud & prescribing prosecutions,
audits, investigations, & licensure actions.

Steps to cut the cord to managed care and
Medicare with a cash-based practice.

In other words, real world experiences and wisdom,
and step-by-step strategies.

Not just more expensive, useless compliance
company advice.


This conference is for physicians & staff who want to:

Register early – previous workshops have sold out!


And if those aren’t enough reasons, there are at least 5 more – OUR SPEAKERS. They’re part of the crack AAPS team – not just hired guns out to sell product. The attorneys have counseled hundreds of physicians – Mr. Sutton and Mr. Lowe are with the prestigious Orlando firm of Greenberg Traurig and are the designated legal resource for Orange County Medical Society, and Mr. Schlafly runs the Limited Legal Consultation Service for AAPS. Mr. DeFrancesco’s book is quickly becoming the physician’s financial bible. If you didn’t see the CBS News or Wall Street Journal stories on Dr. Coulter,see our website.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2004

6:30 – 9:00pm Welcome reception at Comfort Inn Suites


Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004

7:15 -- 8:30 Registration/breakfast 8:00 -- 8:15 Welcome/introductions
Jeffrey Hartog, M.D., Winter Park, FL. & Mark Schiller, M.D. AAPS President


MORNING SESSION: Defending Your Practice: Prosecution, Audits, Peer Review & Licensing
Our legal team will address the most pressing legal issues faced by physicians, including: audits, administration and fair hearings, fraud and other criminal prosecutions (opioid prescribing!), peer review and HIPAA compliance, as well as steps to opt out of Medicare and negotiate more favorable hospital by-laws. Participants will reveal practical defensive tactics and strategies gleaned from their first-hand experiences in the legal system.

8:15 – 9:15 “Performing the Administrativectomy: Opting out of Medicare, peer review, licensing actions, & others

Andrew Schlafly, J.D., New York, NY/AAPS General Counsel

9:15 – 10:15 “Defending Your Practice: strategies to prevent or respond to prosecutions, audits, & HIPAA violations”

Wlilliam Sutton, J.D.,/Mike Lowe, J.D., Greenberg/Traurig, Orlando, FL.

Case Study: Put patients first & create a cash-based practice
A solo practitioner, recently featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, explains how to enhance productivity, increase cash flow and improve quality of patient care through minimization of third-party contracts. He will summarize financial impact on his practice, patient notification and reaction, staffing issues and steps for making the transition.

10:30 – 11:30 “Eliminating third-party payment from your practice & better serve your patients”

Todd Coulter, M.D., Midlway Family Walk-In Clinic

11:30 – Noon Panel discussion & audience questions

Noon – 1:00 LUNCH (for full-day attendees)


AFTERNOON SESSION: Asset Management & Wealth Protection
As liability insurance covers less, it’s more important to protect personal as well as professional assets. This practical guide will cover asset protection, income tax reduction, estate planning, financial planning, and office cost reduction by an expert who has experience as a medical practice manager and now specializes in advising physicians. Learn how to reduce income tax by $ thousands.

1:00 -- 4:30 “Cover Your Assets: Judgment-Proof Your Practice”

Roccy DeFrancesco, J.D. TriArc Advisors, LLC , author, Doctors’ Guide to Wealth Preservation

4:30 – 5:00 Mix & mingle, one-on-ones w/speakers.


CME Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Orlando Regional Healthcare and the Orange County Medical Society. Orlando Regional Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Orlando Regional Healthcare designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 hour in Category 1 Credit toward the AMA Physician Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.