CME Program Detail
Title: Re-Opening Office Practices in the Era of COVID-19
Date: Tue, Jun 9th, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Statement of Need:
Planning is vitally important to the success of re-opening your medical practice while participating in reducing virus the spread of the COVID-19. There are a number of considerations to re-opening a medical practice including staffing, supplies, modifications of workflows and finances. It is imperative that physicians create a respective plan that will meet the CDC regulations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide quality medical care. This program will assist you in creating re-opening strategies and the steps to resume non-essential procedures and managing patient visits.
Physicians, fellows, residents, students, PAs, NPs, nurse, other healthcare professionals
Joseph Cooke, MD
Title: Associate Professor Clinical Medicine
Associate Professor Health Care Policy and Informatics
Weill Cornell Medical College
Clinical Position(s): Chairman, Department of Medicine
Disclosures: Dr. Segal-Maurer is a Consultant, Investigator and on the Speakers Bureau for Gilead Sciences, HIV Division (No relationship to GS Remdesivir Team)
All of the other presenters do not have any financial relationships to disclose.
Pamela Williams and Howard Tiszenkel, MD
Joseph Cooke, MD - Gregory Pontone, MD - Jeffrey Rosen, MD - Sorana Segal-Maurer, MD - David Slotwiner, MD
After attending this program attendees will be able to:
1. Prioritize essential in-person visits
2. Plan safety strategies for patients and staff
3. Create a plan for social distancing
4. Comprehend and utilize virtual visit
5. Manage patient flow
6. Utilize lobby screening
7. Identify when COVID-19 pre-testing is essential
8. Manage the use of PPE
10:00am – 10:05am
Joseph Cooke M.D.
Medical Group & Hospital Experience To-Date
10:05am – 10:15am
Screening Patients for Office Visits
Jeffrey Rosen, M.D.
3 Tiered Process:
c. Educating Staff
10:15am – 10:30am
Office Operations in the COVID-19 Era
Gregory Pontone, M.D.
d. Waiting room
e. Scheduling enough time
g. Social distancing
h. Routine testing:
10:30am – 10:45am
Managing Patients with COVID-19
Sorana Segal-Maurer, M.D.
k. Who should be sent to the hospital
10:45am – 10:50am
Maximizing the Value of Telehealth Visits
David Slotwiner, M.D.
m. Phone vs. video
n. Telehealth platforms
o. Tools for patients
i. BP, HR, ECG, O2 Sat, smartphone apps, etc.
i. CPT codes
ii. Documentation requirements
10:50am – 10:55am
Jeffrey Rosen, MD
10:55am – 11:30am